@kpm--You are totally right and I am totally never going to write posts at 3 am and sloppily identify old Saturday Night Live impressions. Yikes.
@matt stabile--Ha. Oops. That's what happens when writing in the middle of the night. You link to the wrong photo. Thanks for pointing that out.
Fun article, but why is Bill De Blasio featured in it?
That's an impersonation of Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon [btw].
Ugh, I'm sorry but people are waaaay too sensitive. Sure, he approached the situation awkwardly--but for people to automatically think he was actually asking that question for real? Come on... It's a hypothetical question. Obviously the answer is "no," but apparently the world doesn't deal in hypotheticals anymore and gets offended at just about everything these days without actually thinking for two damn seconds. He was in no way taking the rape issue lightly--he WANTED people to get outraged to prove a point. Doesn't that make sense? Looks like he did his job in the end...
Simply, there are just no noteworthy music shops in New York any more. It's a stupid fact, but a fact. That's what we get when we let everything local get bulldozed for generic stores that could be anywhere. (Also, would have loved to see Baltimore's Sound Garden make the list.)
Because making it sometimes now means literally working yourself to the death for the pivotal chance to be a master of the universe.
Welcome to hyper greed and hyper competitiveness for the spoils...
Yet one more reason the banking system should be burned to the ground.
@Jesse Wow, yeah, this is crazily spot on
What's also weirdly impressive is that Sugar Ray, back in the late nineties, did a song called "Rivers" (I think for a soundtrack) that is a pretty letter-perfect style parody of/tribute to Weezer. And it didn't sound like a Sugar Ray Weezer song at all -- it just straight up sounded like Weezer.
"Maybe people could call up to apologize for displacing less affluent residents from their long-term communities."
Right, that call is coming right after the "less affluent residents" call to apologize for 30 years of stratospheric violent crime.
Ironically, this article further contributes to the unwarranted hysteria about the kid's hair...go figure.
Good call, Henry. I don't think all references to his hair are totally inappropriate - the kid really does have "a stupendous afro," and it's worthy of compliment. But it's got no place in political reporting and the attention to it really has gone from passing compliment to vaudevillian novelty. - Ned Berke
Ryan, "John Byron" is a true believer (sigh), best to ignore those rants. This is the best, single essay on Morrissey to appear in over a decade. Fans can quibble over the merits of songs and albums, but not the overall thrust of the argument. Brilliant thesis, wonderfully written -- deserves to be anthologized.
This is all very uncool. And the song is Careless Whisper.
Tut tut. Airing such intimate details of past relationships in such a public way is the height of bad taste and shows a distinct lack of maturity. You gave your heart to this person; with this story you have sold your soul.
I really, really, really fucking hate unicyclists.
I was at the Hollywood High school concert and it was fantastic, Morrissey performed brilliantly even though he was not in the best of health.
Kill Uncle might be his worst album but it has 'Sing Your Life', 'I'm Diving Your Girlfriend Home', 'I'm the End of the Family Line' and 'There's a Place in Hell For You and My friends in it, which is definitely good enough for me. Maladjusted is my second favourite Morrissey album and Southpaw Grammar is the most different of all his albums, which I think makes it really great. I love Southpaw Grammar.
Not all of his albums are perfect but I think there's real gems in even his 'weakest' albums. And I actually think his new songs are really good, Action is My middle Name and Scandinavia in particular. Art-Hounds is spectacular, but I think he only sang it once live which worries me a bit.
Author appears confident Morrissey is due, shall we call it, a 'third wave'. I hope he is right, because as the article said "“Action” is too much like “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” and “People” is just pure laziness." ---- Any more of that tripe and there won't another resurgence. What he must give up is acting as a caricature of himself and then he might find out again who he is. But in his mid-50s time is not on his side for another comeback, he better either give up or get writing something good.
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