“It was written with Johnny Marr in mind and it is the only song that I have written with him in mind, post Smiths. I saw him in the music industry being used and being pushed around and being manipulated and I felt I was in a situation and I thought, ‘Look at me, look at you - it’s the same, it’s a mess and this is as far as we will go’ which wasn’t quite true in the end but at that moment it felt pretty despairing for both, I felt despairing for both of us but I was wrong.” -Morrissey

anonymous asked:

hey im sorry about how your day has gone :( some things i like to remember about brandon when i'm upset: 1. before meeting a group of fans he was on the phone and holding a nectarine in his other hand before dropping the nectarine, 2. he had a morrissey pillow case growing up, 3. at his first concert a girl brought him into the bathroom and put eyeliner on him (he loved it) , 4. he once had his ear pierced, 5. and one day his dad walked in on him dancing to brit pop in his room.

thank u for these wonderful and cherished facts my favorite facts abt brandon are that 1. rufus rainwright wrote a song about him saying he “tasted like potato chips in the morning”and also 2. how he is really proud of doing his own makeup and also that 3. he once said that emo music was dangerous and he wanted to beat fall out boy to death and also that 4. he can’t go 10 minutes without starting internet drama bc its very relatable how he has beef with everyone <333


David Bowie was right when he said that New Wave was “same old thing in brand new drag”. He meant it as an insult, but it’s actually quite stunning how much New Wave shares in common with early 1960s pop. New Wave bands had a fondness for covering old pop/R&B hits, such as this song, which was originally recorded by Lou Johnson (and also by Sandie Shaw). The other big new wave cover of a 1960s song is of course “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones.

New Wave style favours melody, melancholic lyrics, choppy rythmns… all of which can be found in 1960s Northern Soul and British pop music. Some other examples of this would be early Blondie (the 60s sound can be heard most heavily in “X Offender”) The B-52′s, and obviously the Smiths (Morrissey always made his 60s diva influences pretty well known). I also think the Cars are very heavily ‘60s influenced, they lean towards Beatlesque melodies, and Kinks style songwriting. You can also hear that in most of Kirsty MacColl’s stuff and in general a lot of Stiff Records artists from the same era. 


Morrissey is selling a t-shirt with his lyric “black is how I feel on the inside” and a photo of James Baldwin

  • British singer Morrissey is in hot water after selling merchandise at concerts featuring the face of writer James Baldwin, who is currently the subject of critically beloved documentary I Am Not Your Negro.
  • Featuring Baldwin’s face is not the problem. On the shirt, hovering around Baldwin’s face like a racist halo, are the lyrics to the Smiths’ “Unloveable”: “I wear black on the outside ‘cause black is how I feel on the inside.” Yikes.
  • People on Twitter were quick to point out the racism of using Baldwin’s image to promote a lyric that has nothing to do with blackness — and doing so to make a profit. Read more (3/17/17 11:40 AM)

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