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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by humblebee » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:39 pm

Thirty years since the first album. Really enjoying this Smiths special Tom Robbo is doing on 6Music at the mo.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Barto » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:15 pm

New album by Johnny Marr on October 6th, title "Playland"

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Barto » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:18 pm

Meanwhile, I don't like the Moz album at all

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:46 pm

Oh, I do! I think it's wonderful.

That's my review.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:39 pm

They keep playing that new song on 6Music. I thought I heard someone say it was a cover and was originally in Spanish.

I was walking up the street tying translate it from Morrissey's version to see how the original might have gone.

I came up with:

"mucha bésame, mucha bésame. bésame por todo mi cara."

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Michael Quentin » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:31 pm

roundbitsofplastic wrote:They keep playing that new song on 6Music. I thought I heard someone say it was a cover and was originally in Spanish.

I was walking up the street tying translate it from Morrissey's version to see how the original might have gone.

I came up with:

"mucha bésame, mucha bésame. bésame por todo mi cara."

In other news, kill me.
Is it this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzfUDt_5L-s

*edit* It is, isn't it?


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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by noLooking » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:49 pm

I really enjoyed this. Some may find it a bit sentimental, but can't say I've ever let that bother me.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04sv2gz
Repeated on Saturday as well.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Jay » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:20 am

bullyhuff wrote:Some of his lovely reviews from 1984:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51106326@N00/13504592265
A pretty average week for singles I suppose, but in the biggest pop magazine in the UK, The Redskins, XTC, Psychedelic Furs, Lloyd Cole, Prefab Sprout, Scritti Politti and Siouxsie Sioux are all being reviewed. IN THE SAME WEEK! Plus killer pop tunes by Chaka Khan and Duran Duran. And releases by Ultravox, Cindi Lauper and Tracey Ullman, although these tracks are pretty humdrum compared to what they were capable. ALL IN ONE WEEK! And all that was the crap you weren't bothered about. God, I miss the 80s.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Jay » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:44 am

andyiong wrote:I really enjoyed this. Some may find it a bit sentimental, but can't say I've ever let that bother me.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04sv2gz
Repeated on Saturday as well.
"We got married in my mother's back yard in Upstate New York... We kept the guest list pretty small, about 100 people."

I don't think I've ever met 100 people. I'm pretty sure 100 people don't know my name, so I doubt I could convince that many to attend my wedding. I've been trying to imagine Morrissey getting married, a difficult enough proposition in itself, then picturing him, his bride and 100 guests in his mam's back yard in Hume. Standing room only I would think.

I guess 'yard' is one of those words that gets lost in translation between British and American English. Something to bear in mind if you're advertising your property on Air bnb. An outside bog and a place for the ashes might not cut it if they're expecting 5 acres and a saw mill. Even if you've disconnected the toilet and you've got a nice fern in the bowl.

There were four people at our wedding: my wife and I, a lovely county official in work clothes, but wearing all the make-up and accoutrements a proud goth feels they can get away with, and Reginald Lyons, a random bloke we paid $25 to be a witness, which almost doubled the cost of the entire day. 309 South 3rd Street, Las Vegas, July 2009. Then we caught the bus.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by noLooking » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:41 am

Jay wrote:"We got married in my mother's back yard in Upstate New York... We kept the guest list pretty small, about 100 people."

I don't think I've ever met 100 people. I'm pretty sure 100 people don't know my name, so I doubt I could convince that many to attend my wedding. I've been trying to imagine Morrissey getting married, a difficult enough proposition in itself, then picturing him, his bride and 100 guests in his mam's back yard in Hume. Standing room only I would think.

I guess 'yard' is one of those words that gets lost in translation between British and American English. Something to bear in mind if you're advertising your property on Air bnb. An outside bog and a place for the ashes might not cut it if they're expecting 5 acres and a saw mill. Even if you've disconnected the toilet and you've got a nice fern in the bowl.

There were four people at our wedding: my wife and I, a lovely county official in work clothes, but wearing all the make-up and accoutrements a proud goth feels they can get away with, and Reginald Lyons, a random bloke we paid $25 to be a witness, which almost doubled the cost of the entire day. 309 South 3rd Street, Las Vegas, July 2009. Then we caught the bus.
Yeah, I was right with her right up until that moment, tears in my eyes and everything. Somehow, despite it not being anything about money at all, I didn't really feel for her in the same way after that. I suppose I must be a class warrior at heart. It was good until that though.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Jay » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:34 am

andyiong wrote:It was good until that though.
I enjoyed it, thank you for posting the link. That bit just made me laugh.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:09 pm

That bit with the lady with the little boy with cancer just had me in bits.

(It's pretty easy to invite 100 people to a wedding, really. For a start, it's incredibly simple to piss certain distant members of your family off by completely forgetting about them and then having to send out last minute invitation to a third cousin and his family who you haven't seen for 14 years)

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Post by noLooking » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:15 pm

a layer of chips wrote:That bit with the lady with the little boy with cancer just had me in bits.
I couldn't help thinking she seemed surprisingly chirpy. As I suppose you would be if you'd just faith-healed your child by channeling the power of Morrissey.

Y'know, I reserve judgement and everything, but I'd much rather live in a world where 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' has the power to heal cancer than otherwise. There seems to be a justice in that.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by leonardo » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:07 pm

I really loved the bloke with the story about the car journey with his dad.
Sometimes I'm baffled by how people can speak like that. No apparent effort, no audible trace of a scrip or a practice run and a result that is completely beautiful. Overall, some great cheery/tragic tales that I imagine Morrissey bawled to while sitting in some palatial room.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:37 pm

Some of you Smiths fans might enjoy this.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... f-the-best

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by ShaunBrilldream » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:34 pm

humblebee wrote:Some of you Smiths fans might enjoy this.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... f-the-best
Ah, our friend Mr.Hann again. I'm baffled by this article to be honest. Why would you need The Grauniad to tell you how good This Charming Man is? If it's to preview a Morrissey tour, why is it not a list of Morrissey solo songs? Why am I being so bloody grumpy?

It's quite well written, but I think Bob Stanley may have ruined music criticism, everything else pales in comparison.
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:07 pm

Yeah, it doesn't offer much that's new, and those list things are formulaic, but I enjoyed the writing. Mardy bum ;)

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by ShaunBrilldream » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:36 pm

Yeah, I spent a fair chunk of last night contemplating deleting that comment because it was so bloody narky. But sod it. I've got a bit of previous with Hann (you may read that last sentence in an East End villain type voice) so it's hard to actually admit that it's quite good writing.

I still maintain that these type of lists are supposed to cause debate, so loads of people comment ("I can't believe you didn't put XXXXX in etc) and it looks more popular than it actually is.
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:51 pm

ShaunBrilldream wrote:Yeah, I spent a fair chunk of last night contemplating deleting that comment because it was so bloody narky. But sod it. I've got a bit of previous with Hann (you may read that last sentence in an East End villain type voice) so it's hard to actually admit that it's quite good writing.

I still maintain that these type of lists are supposed to cause debate, so loads of people comment ("I can't believe you didn't put XXXXX in etc) and it looks more popular than it actually is.
Sure, they're basically conceived as clickbait. You're spot on.

I felt a bit sorry for Michael Hann after that time he showed up on Anorak. That was Michael Hann, wasn't it?

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