Johnny Marr at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles

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nando sends the link / video:

Johnny Marr Drops By Amoeba - brokenheartboy

Johnny Marr recently dropped by one of the amazing Amoeba record stores in California and was snagged to do a quick video of what he was purchasing. Pretty cool to hear what the genius is thinking music wise. And no, there is no talk of a Smiths reunion. Sighhhhhhhh. Have a look:​

MOJO (Apr. 2011) - "The Queen Is Dead" 25th anniversary issue

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MOJO - April 2011 cover


...THE SMITHS: Recorded 25 years ago, The Queen Is Dead is Morrissey and Marr’s masterpiece, its power and arrogance forged on the road in 1985. Martin Aston tells the story of a legendary tour, Jon Savage salutes a band in its prime and a cast of stars praise the album, track by track.

Portobello ReCollection art piece includes "Viva Hate"; contributions welcome

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Oliver writes:

We have just launched a site dedicated to the art piece and wish to find members of the public to share stories of how music made in this part of London affected their lives. Please find attached a press release related to the project. If “Viva Hate” touched any Morrissey fans, we’d love to hear from them! Photos added to Flickr are being gathered in this group.

You can see “Viva Hate’s” cover here.​

'Meat Is Murder' recreated in Lego

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From NME's 26 album sleeves recreated in Lego:

The Smiths, 'Meat Is Murder'. No Lego men were harmed in the making of this photo gallery.
Photo: Christoph

thetexasbloke sends the link to the previously mentioned Lego 'You Are The Quarry' in the same feature:

Morrissey, 'You Are The Quarry'. Who'd have thought a Lego man could look like such a stone cold pimp?
Photo: Christoph

Related item: Morrissey - You Are The Lego? (Mozz featured in 20 album covers recreated in LEGO) - July 31, 2008

SMITHS-MORRISSEY NITE @ The echoplex in LA (Feb. 20)

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Sun. Feb. 20 at the echoplex in L.A. The Part Time Punks are presenting SMITHS-MORRISSEY NITE with an acoustic performance from Jose Maldonado lead singer of the best Smiths-Moz cover band in the world "The Sweet & Tender Hooligans"
see you there.

"Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spring/Summer 2011)

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An anonymous person sends the link:

"Only If You Are Really Interested" - McFarland
Celebrity, Gender, Desire and the World of Morrissey

by Nicholas P. Greco

Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2011

About the Book
One of the keys to the enduring popularity of the British singer Morrissey is his carefully crafted enigmatic persona. This critical book examines the role of enigma in the celebrity’s public life, exploring how a level of mystery is maintained through television interviews, videos, reviews and concerts, as well as through his music and lyrics. Of particular interest is the way in which enigma stimulates interest and desire in his audience, and how the artist manipulates traditional modes of masculinity and the conventions of pop music to further cultivate enigma.

About the Author
Nicholas P. Greco is an assistant professor of communications and media at...

Morrissey and Marr support the League Against Cruel Sports

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From Winston Smith:

As the League Against Cruel Sports celebrates the sixth anniversary of the Hunting Act public figures, including Morrissey and Johnny Marr, have expressed their support...

Morrissey -
"The moral climate surely tells all intelligent people that the key to the extent of any person’s humanity is in their relationship to – and protection – of animals.

People who hunt are under delusions of possession and property and divine right, and their debasement of human standards is always evident in their outrage at ever being questioned about their activities.

The countryside, quite remarkably, does not need the Hunting Act to be repealed"

Johnny Marr -

"Sports which involve causing injury to animals are not only cruel but unnecessary and outdated. I'm sure that given the opportunity then the majority of people would choose to outlaw it.

I feel that those who think it's ok to abuse animals for so called sport are ignorant."...

Dum Dum Girls cover of "There Is A Light..." mentioned on

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Dum Dum Girls cover The Smiths on Raveonettes-produced EP

Dum Dum Girls have reinterpreted The Smiths' classic 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' on their new EP.

Released on February 28, the four-track 'He Gets Me High' EP was produced by frontwoman Dee Dee alongside Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes, plus 1960s songwriter and Sire Records co-founder Richard Gottehrer.

More details including a link to the cover on YouTube in the forum thread:

Dum Dum Girls to release ep including cover of "There is a Light that Never Goes Out"

Related item: Dum Dum Girls announce "There Is A Light..." cover on new EP - Nov. 26, 2010

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