Courtney Love's "Morrissey kick"

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Q: Happily, you seem to have gotten over that nunnish phase.

A: [Laughs] Yeah. After I stopped doing drugs I started to f*** like a bunny! Before that I suffered from years of celibacy. I was on this whole Morrissey kick, no masturbation, no romance, no nothing! The store was completely closed. My self-imposed chastity was only scheduled to last for two years, but it went on for three years, eight months and six days.

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Joey Barton - bad boy English footballer and The Smiths

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Thanks to Dickie for spotting this on Twitter.

This may not mean much to non-UK people, but he's well known as the bad boy of English football, and his favourite song is a bit of a surprise...

There's more in this post by Boethius here, by the way, from a couple of weeks ago, which I'm ashamed to say I missed:

Imagine my surprise when my eyes settled, whilst reading an article regarding the Newcastle United footballer Joey Barton in the June edition of Esquire, upon the following;-

"....(Uncle) Tom ignited his nephew's passion for music, and Joey has fond memories of lying on a bed, listening to the Smiths on Tom's stereo."

Those of you familiar with Mr Barton's escapades may well share my amazement. Furthermore, the article is accompanied by a photograph of Mr...​


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A Monthly Smiths & Morrissey Tribute Night & Dance Party. (Is it really so strange?)

Next edition: Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the gorgeous GALLERY BAR Art & Private Event Space (Lower level)

Facebook invite.

Calling all charming men & unruly girls who will not settle down! Join scores of sweet and tender hooligans as headmaster DJ Ceremony spins a vehement all-night Smiths & Morrissey tribute dance party including classics, deep cuts, & new releases (-'cause I really do love them; does that sound mad?). Also featuring UK, Northern Songs, Britpop, & Manchester. 21 & up.

• Special guest Moz-themed go-go by the beautiful Annika: 11:30+
• Film screening in rear lounge: "A Taste Of Honey", 1961
• $5 cover (E-mail host for limited comp. guest list)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Venue: Gallery Bar (lower level) — 120 Orchard...

Morrissey to play Lokerse Feesten (Aug. 4, 2011)

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Lokerse Feesten 2011

Morrissey will be performing at the Lokerse Feesten on August 4 2011. Tickets already online at

Jaren hebben we er stiekem van gedroomd. Maanden hebben we er aan gewerkt. Weken hebben we op een antwoord gewacht. Nachten hebben we er wakker van gelegen.

Maar soms komen dromen uit en wint de aanhouder want - Hij komt: MORRISSEY zal op donderdag 4 augustus voor het eerst (als solo-artiest) op een Belgisch festivalpodium staan, in een exclusieve show voor België, Frankrijk en Luxemburg! Well you don't need to look so pleased.

De voorverkoop voor 4 augustus (met naast Morrissey o.m. ook 2MANYDJS LIVE en GOGOL BORDELLO) start meteen, via

Article: Morrissey to play in Berlin (July 18), Vienna (July 21), Krakow (July 22), Warsaw (July 24)

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Update 8:35 AM PT:

sistasheila posts the link to the additional dates and artwork at

Austria, Poland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Holland dates

Additional dates:

21 July VIENNA (Austria) Konzerthaus
29 July DUBLIN (Ireland) Vicar Street
1 Aug ISLE OF MAN Douglas Royal Hall
5 Aug EINDHOVEN (Holland) Muziekgebouw

An anonymous person also writes:

According to Morrisey will be playing Dublin's (tiny) Vicar Street venue on 29 July. Tickets priced €48 go on sale at 9am this Monday.

Morrissey Announces Vicar St Show

Tomi posted in the forums (original post):
Morrissey to play in Berlin
Here are the details
18.07.2011 Mo. Berlin / Zitadelle Spandau – interesting...​

Panic! At The Disco cover "How Soon Is Now?" in Boston (May 22)

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Panic! At The Disco covered The Smiths "How Soon Is Now?" last night (May 22) at The House of Blues in Boston saying that The Smiths are their favorite band, good cover version.

Johnny Marr could be plant of the year at the Chelsea Flower Show

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According both to one of his recent Tweets (picture here), and the official shortlist here:

The shortlisted plants are:

Anemone 'Wild Swan' - Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants
Begonia Apricot Fragrant Falls - Class Gardens
Brachyscome 'Magenta Delight' - Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Heucherella 'Brass Lantern' -
Heucherella 'Solar Power' -
Hydrangea macrophylla Avantgarde ('Hedi') - Class Gardens
Lewisia 'Little Mango' - D'Arcy & Everest
Lilium 'Firebolt' - HW Hyde
Lilium 'Julie Fowlis' - HW Hyde
Lilium 'Lankon' - HW Hyde
Lobelia erinus Waterfall Blue Ice (Waterfall Series) - Class Gardens
Nepenthes 'Princess' - Borneo Exotics
Petunia Black Velvet ('Balpevac') - Class Gardens
Rhododendron 'Rabatz' - Millais Nurseries
Sarracenia 'Johnny Marr' - Hampshire Carnivorous Plants
Saxifraga 'Anneka Hope' - Kevock Garden Plants...

Re-Live Morrissey's 52nd Birthday Party in Stockholm!

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Re-live the Magic!
For the 14th year in a row, Thanks to Tom Pyl, Henrik Moberg & Co, here's a little piece of Heaven from a very old Digital Camera in Glorious Low-def...

19 short clips of unedited 2011 Moz Singalong Frenzy in chronological order from the Best Party of the Year - The Best party of EVERY year - The annual Morrissey Birthday Party Bash in Stockholm. This year we were gathered at Hotell Rival, Mariatorget, from 19.00 - 02.00, May 21st/May 22nd.

7 hours of Morrissey Singalong & a constant flow of alcoholic beverages.. It's simply the BEST PARTY EVER!!!... As always... Counting the days to the next one...

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