The Guardian: "Matt Berninger webchat: your questions answered on Morrissey, Taylor Swift and infinite creativity" (October 13, 2020)

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The Guardian - October 13, 2020.
Laura Snapes.

Matt Berninger webchat: your questions answered on Morrissey, Taylor Swift and infinite creativity.

"I want my daughter to listen to the Smiths.
I don't want her to pay attention to what Morrissey says now.


djdazz asks:

Hi Matt, we are about the same age, with many of the same formative influences. The reception of all art changes over time, but I’m wondering how you reconcile your love of the Smiths with Morrissey’s recent political dalliances. Of course, I want to trust the art rather than artist, but sometimes it’s not easy. Your thoughts on the issue would be greatly appreciated!

Matt:

I'm really glad somebody asked me. I brought up Morrissey and the Smiths so many times to journalists over the past few years because I'm interested to talk about that, and so often it never makes it into the interview because it's just such tricky territory, right? Because Morrissey was one of the voices, writers, performers that made...

More Sparks on Morrissey (new interview video)

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Interviewer asks about Moz around minute 26.

Radio 2 Best Albums of the 1980's list (October 9, 2020)

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Another one of those ridiculous lists, this time voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners.

The Queen Is Dead is #7.


Imho, Joshua Tree isn't even the best U2 album of the 80s...

Morrissey Central "Just Yesterday" (October 9, 2020)

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"With my staff night and day

I strike the ground - my mother's highway

and I say, "oh, mother dear, let me in … "

-CHAUCER


Regards,
FWD.

Official Facebook Las Vegas 2021 dates announced on Morrissey Official FB (5 dates, Aug. 28 - Sep. 5, 2021)

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Dates re-emerge via Official:



Note: 27th omitted and 29th added.
Regards,
FWD.


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Omega Auctions: October auction results (October 6, 2020)

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THE SMITHS - STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME - COPYMASTERS DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £100-200.
Sold for: £1000

MORRISSEY - DEMO CASSETTES (ROUGH TRADE ARCHIVE):
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £130

THE SMITHS - WEA DEMO CASSETTES
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £300

THE SMITHS - EDEN STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTE (BEFORE FIRST ALBUM):
Estimate - £150-250
Sold for: £3000

THE SMITHS - SHEILA TAKE A BOW (SOLID BOND STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTE):
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £900

THE SMITHS - ASK REMIX - DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £1300

THE SMITHS - 'LIVE AT KILBURN' (RANK) - DEMO CASSETTES:
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £700

THE SMITHS - MAYFAIR RECORDING STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTES:
Estimate - £150-250
Sold for: £3000

THE SMITHS - HOW SOON IS NOW - DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £2100

THE SMITHS - THE SMITHS - ORIGINAL TROY TATE SESSIONS DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £500-1000
Sold for: £2400

I couldn't follow this live to see if there was a clear explanation for lot...

Noel Gallagher on Smiths for Sirius Radio Show

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Noel said this before playing "How Soon Is Now", "When bands try to cover other bands..Two people that you should never try to cover are Morrissey and John Lydon. Because they are so original in everything...you know Johnny was such a wizard on the guitar...the way that he plays the guitar is not derived from anything I could think about back in those days. The Smiths were on a different level, they still are. Every time I listen to The Smiths it's just lyrically and musically is just f*%&king unreachable for me."

I agree that it was the marriage of the music and lyrics that solidified the band as the best. Lot's of groups have amazing songs, but do they have both? Link for On Demand if you have Sirius

Irish Examiner: "Suzanne Harrington - It's a blow when heroes like Morrissey and John Lydon turn out to be idiots" (October 5, 2020)

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Suzanne Harrington: It's a blow when heroes like Morrissey and John Lydon turn out to be idiots


Another one of those brief articles.
The writer's Twitter description:
"Journalist & author & vegan lefty tree hugging snowflake".


Regards,
FWD.

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