Morrissey’s new album has a title (see above) and release date (around 3/21). There’s a just-updated studio diary on producer Tony Visconti’s site. Photos too.
“Irish Blood English Heart” popped up on the iPod the other day. Sounds especially fantastic when you haven’t listened to it in a year.
Favorite Morrissey… More »
First, the post from morrisseymusic.com, then the story behind his shirt…“With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Jon Stewart would be ideal, but John Kerry is the logical and sane move. It does not need to be said yet again, but Bush has single-handedly turned the United States into the… More »
9/29 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall
10/1 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
10/2 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
10/7 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre
10/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
10/10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
10/12 Toronto, ON Hummingbird Theatre
10/15 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
10/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
10/24 Miami, FL… More »
MORRISSEY: Music lovers are absolutely sick to death of the way it’s manipulated and the way people who have nothing to offer are pushed forward.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Like who? Are you thinking of stuff like American Idol?
MORRISSEY: Idol is an easy target as [the contestants] are really just very simple children who are manipulated… More »
“Rock That?s Oh So Stupid Yet Oh So Intelligent”
By STEPHIN MERRITT
The New York Times 5/16/04
DELAYS You can’t tell a word Greg Gilbert is saying on this English band’s debut album, “Faded Seaside Glamour” (Rough Trade), and you won’t care; his soaring falsetto is that beautiful. The first single, “Nearer Than Heaven,”… More »
These albums won’t hit stores for another week:
Morrissey: You Are The Quarry – (Attack/Sanctuary
Long-awaited return combines lyrical scorn with classic guitar anthems. This album is fucking awesome. Really. I’m not just saying that ’cause it’s Morrissey.
More proof that great singles often make horrible ringtones. Listen, Laugh.
One of these days I’m gonna post an extensive review of all the ringtones I’ve bought for my Ericsson T610. I think it’s fun that you can’t preview the ringtone before you pay 99 cents. It’s like gambling! (Man, I need to get… More »
“You know the difference between Friends and the John Kerry campaign? Friends has a theme.”
And I’ll be so happy not to hear that stupid theme song anymore (clap! clap! clap!). Sorry Phil Solem. At least you made a ton of dough. Although I wonder, does anybody else remember “Johnny Have You Seen Her”? More »
Leave it to Erlend Øye of Kings Of Convenience (Norway’s answer to Simon & Garfunkel) to reinvent the genre.
1. Jurgen Paape – So Weit Wie Noch Nie
2. Erlend Oye – Sheltered Life (Remix)/Fine Night (Acapella)
3. Cornelius – Drop (Kings of Convenience Remix)
4. Phoenix – If I Ever… More »
“[Moz] was constantly saying horrible things about The Cure,” Smith tells Entertainment Weekly. “In the end, I kind of snapped and started retaliating. And it turned into some kind of petty feud. I’ve never liked anything he’s done musically, but I don’t have any kind of strong feelings of animosity towards him as a perso… More »