Happy Martyr - Boz Boorer's other band

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Alex Lusty met Boz Boorer backstage at a Morrissey concert in December 2004 at London's Earl Court. They were soon recording together and their first musical collaboration was 'The OneThree' and the album 'Life Goes On' was released on black records in the autumn of 2005. Now they have both finally found the time to record new material, and Happy Martyr was born. Described as 'urban folk' or Ian Dury fronting early T Rex, the duo's music is a raw sounding, stripped down acoustic rap crossover. Tracks for the debut album were recorded between London and Boz's Serra Vista studio in Portugal, which was also the backdrop for the video to accompany debut single 'Painkillers'.

Clint Boon interviews Johnny Marr on XFM

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Just received a text message to say that Clint Boon is interviewing Johnny Marr on XFM tonight. Don't know if it's a repeat from 2008, but most likely it's a new one.

Summary posted in the original thread by jm26:

Decent little interview.

Still in touch with Mozzer by email etc. "fragmentally" was the word he used (I think; or something similar). Talked about shared humour, being friends etc. and agreed with Clint that Mozzer will be remembered for hundreds of years as a great wordsmith.

Came across as a top bloke, as he always does.​

2011 UK tour ad

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Who else but he would choose this image to promote the tour? :D

"Why does Morrissey love performing in small venues in provincial towns?" - The List magazine

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The List magazine in Scotland has published an article discussing why Morrissey has chosen to play small, provincial venues on this tour.

Why does Morrissey love performing in small venues in provincial towns? - by Kirstyn Smith, The List

Why his 2011 UK tour of Hawick and Dunoon is in everyone’s best interests

A snapshot of any Morrissey gig at any given venue at any point in his career paints the same (vulgar?) picture. From the bequiffed to the balding, via gladioli and vegetarianism, a congregation of grasping hands reach and strain towards the stage where the Pope of Mope stands at his electronic pulpit offering up something unseen, be it confirmation or salvation - or simply a reason for his followers to keep the faith.

Stephen Street and Morrissey reacquainted?

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An anonymous person writes:

Just been browsing Stephen Street's official site and saw this little blurb from his latest update (Dec '10):

"Oh, and one other thing. I recently met up with a certain Mr Morrissey for the first time in nearly 20 years. I think we were both apprehensive about meeting but after 5 minutes we were getting on so well it was truly a magical moment. I am so pleased to have met up with someone who has been such a big part of my musical journey after a prolonged period of time and I hope we can stay true friends for ever."​

Interview with Spencer Cobrin

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Interesting Q&A - The Rebel Magazine.

From a link on Bookface.

Linder interview in Nude Magazine

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Linder – interview with the greatest artist from the punk generation - Louder Than War

Original feature by John Robb, Nude Magazine

Working in all mediums from music, to collage to film to theatre to pure art, Linder Sterling first rose to prominence in 1976 as one of the main players in the fertile and vibrant Manchester punk scene, and helped to define the aesthetic which helped make Manchester the key punk city alongside London. But although her influence on that scene and beyond has been enormous, it often gets overlooked to the extent that she seems to have been consciously written out of Manchester’s musical history. For instance, there is no Linder in Michael Winterbottom’s film of all things Mancunian and musical; 24- Hour Party People. But hopefully, Linder: Works 1976–2006, the recently published and definitive anthology of her artistic output should help...

Moz/Smiths references in vampire book by Matt Haig

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Michele writes:

I was reading The Radleys by Matt Haig, a novel about a vampire family who are “abstainers” living in suburban England not far from York, trying to blend in incognito with their human neighbors. Up cropped a Smiths reference and a Morrissey reference. Moz is in excellent company, other names dropped included Bowie, Nick Cave and Joy Division. Good book, and the author obviously has good taste too!​

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