Posts Tagged: Morrissey

Swinging Modern Sounds #82: Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark: A Symposium

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…yet she did what she did, and in the process made the most successful album of her career.

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Empire State of Memoir

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For Lit Hub, Edward White writes about Jay Z and Morrissey’s experimental memoirs, investigating how both artists indulge and subvert what readers want from a musician’s autobiography: Where Morrissey gives us a conventional autobiography in an unconventional way—no chapters, paragraphs that run for half-a-dozen pages, and seemingly no contribution from an editor—Jay-Z is more formally experimental, […]

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Morrissey Is Miserable for Australian Cats

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Morrissey has spoken out against Australia’s plan to cull two million feral cats by 2020, calling the animals “two million smaller versions of Cecil the lion,” reports the Guardian. According to Australia’s environment minister, feral cats are responsible for killing an extraordinary number of native species each day, contributing significantly to Australia having the worst mammal extinction […]

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“SO NICE TO KNOW THERE’S ANOTHER SOUL OUT THERE”

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In case you had doubts, it’s now clear that Morrissey’s sarcastic, witty, and tragicomic persona in The Smiths was never an act. Even back in 1980, three years prior to the band’s beginnings, the 21-year old Moz penned an ever misanthropic response to a fellow (lonely) music lover’s personal ad. The transcript of his short letter, written on the back of […]

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