Who made it to Moz’s five-nighter at Hammerstein this past week? The ever charming man kept it eventful, performing new material and kicking his opening act off the tour. We’ve already heard the new song not about Paris Hilton, “Throw Your Arms Around Paris.” For those unsatisfied with the shitty bootleg video quality of the last one, try this less shitty bootleg quality from Friday night’s performance (ending with a dude in the audience yelling “Get naked!” He didn’t.). More new, then: here’s “One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell” from Tuesday’s gig.
Tuesday night also provided some opening act scandal; Moz didn’t take kindly to KristeenYoung’s banter and booted ‘em from the bill. Here’s what we know:
Via KristeenYoung’s MySpace blog:
My band, KRISTEENYOUNG, have been asked to leave the Morrissey tour. Although I have been advised not to respond or issue a statement, my feelings are that I must. We have been asked to leave because of something I said on stage at The Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York City, this past Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the statement has been perceived as being profane (when, actually, one of the two words in question is a scientific term found in junior high, health class text books, and the other word, I feel most would agree, is lightweight slang) or defamatory. What I said was part of a thread of stage statements I made throughout our set. They were metaphorical and overstated to make an artistic point. The “offending” statement, in particular, was in no way a literal statement, and was very much in keeping with the tone of my writing in general. I reach for beauty and intelligence in my lyrics, but try to retain a bit of the everyday in them. Maybe the statement was a bit TOO everyday. Maybe I misjudged? but I meant no harm. I love Morrissey with all of my heart, soul, body, spirit, to the core of my existence and always will. These will be the only words I will ever write or speak on the subject ever again. Please don’t ask for an interview or e-mail me with questions. Thanks to those who understand and who are brave enough to say so.
The appropriately named Girl
friend In A Coma has taken over the slot. Just what was the offensive bit of banter from Kristeen’s lips? “Morrissey gives great head, oops I mean cunnilingus.”
Can’t say we’re surprised; Moz’s has always been cagey about that stuff. While you envision the subsequent backstage tantrum, here’s one more new tune for ya: “All You Need Is Me,” live on Carson.