News Archive :
Mar. 16-30, 1998
- Report - Ivor Novello Award to Morrissey and Marr
- Summer festivals in Europe?
|Ivor Novello Award to Morrissey and Marr -
Word from Maggie is that Morrissey and Johnny Marr will receive this honor soon. A
description of the award from Maggie:
Novello Award is a prestigious award that will be presented to both Morrissey and
Johnny Marr in London, sometime in April. They will accept their awards separately...
Roskilde is not confirmed - ??
Another one of those situations in which management "have not heard anything",
sent an email to the organisers of Roskilde asking them if it was 100% official that
Morrissey would be playing and they didnt confirm... Furthermore, one of my best
friends rang Morrisseys management both in Britain and in the U.S. and they said
they hadnt heard anything! Lets not forget Glastonbury 92 and Carnegie
Hall 94. I think this is a very serious matter - I dont really fancy going all
the way to Denmark only to find out Morrissey never intended to play in the first place...
* The registry section has been
updated, there are now 2322 entries.
|Roskilde is confirmed
Regarding the June Festival in Denmark, from Stefan
pls find the answer to my question to IBD
regarding German concerts. No fixed German concerts yet - but Roskilde is confirmed!
Von: Ibdmunich <[email protected]>
Datum: Mittwoch, 25. März 1998 00:19
Betreff: Re: Morrissey Konzerte 1998
>keine angaben fuer Deutschland bis dato..
>roskilde ist confirmed
And from Peter Krogh:
website for the Roskilde Festival in their newsletter no.4 today announces Morrissey among
the "LEGENDS" that are coming to the festival this summer - the other legends
are Kraftwerk and Iggy Pop... so I guess that´s good company to be in!
So let´s hope that Morrissey doesn´t
pull out of this one - this year there are no David Bowie´s to argue with!!!!
Tim Booth claims crush
Thanks to Eric Gordon for this:
recently bought the latest issue of the British music and movie mag called "Uncut".
The issue features an article on the band James. The lead singer, Tim
Booth, speaks about Morrissey and claims that Moz had a crush on Tim back in the
* An older e-mail has been added to the e-mailbag
|Morrissey question on "My Generation"
Thanks to John Szolscek for the following:
a silly thing I saw on TV. VH1 has a music
game show called "My Generation". One of the categories gives
you three album titles, after which you guess the artist. Todays episode featured
one with "Bona Drag, Your Arsenal, Kill Uncle".
Someone guessed Def Leppard and then the question went to the opposing side who were
themselves quite ignorant, but at least didnt attempt a ridiculous answer.
More on the Roskilde festival
Confidence is high from Peter
is) quoted that the festival is known for not keeping what they promise.
I have only one answer - that´s NOT true!!! If an act doesn´t turn up it´s clearly not
the festivals fault - and 99% of the acts they announce turns up and it´s one THE best
festival in Europe, not just according to me. But believe me, I´ve been there 12 times in
a row and it´s wonderful - this year even more because the very, truly wonderful person
MORRISSEY is coming!
Don´t believe rumours but believe the facts from the official Roskilde website - and yes
however strange it seems it´s true. He IS coming.
|Roskilde festival in Denmark (June)?
Another festival spotting - thanks to Martin
Pederson for this:
to the official
web-site of the Roskilde festival, Morrissey is playing at the Roskilde
festival in Denmark 25-28 of June.
The festival is known not to keep their word, but let's hope they do it this time.
Announcement -- Moz-fest in Toronto, March 29
From Paul Zeal:
anybody and everybody!
Bitter Baby presents:
Sunday March 29 @
the Velvet Underground
510 Queen Street W. Toronto, ON
$5 at the door/ 19+
britpop, retro-80s, Morrissey/Smiths (every 4 songs). there will also be prizes.
Steve Lillywhite pic
Thanks to Chris for letting me know
a pic of Steve is in the liner notes to Kirsty MacColl's Electric Landlady.
Thanks also to Stefan Sahlander for the link to more
production credits. Both have been added to the Steve
Thanks to Nancy Marshall for this
|image from the New York Dolls compilation Rock 'n Roll
I was in Tower Records on Clark
in Chicago yesterday (3/22) and suddenly two guys were on a little stage playing/singing
some songs. Turned out one of the guys is a former member of the New York Dolls. He
appeared there to promote his new cd (dont know the name of it). He is Sylvain
...It made my Sunday afternoon to unexpectedly come across one of the N.Y. Dolls putting
on a little show.
|Steve Lillywhite profile
Info on current producer Steve Lillywhite
has been added to the People section. Thanks to Chris
Lark for providing discography information and my mother for finding the text of of
the Billboard interview from 1994 (suggested by Chris) at her library. If anyone has a
picture of Steve please let me know.
|June / July festivals in Germany?
Thanks to Stefan Krix for the latest:
from the website of Morrissey´s agent for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, IBD
MORRISSEY: June/July Festivals - Germany only
Morrissey link of the day
Thanks to Naomi
for the link to "A
Quiet Night In With Morrissey", a poetry reading by Martin
Newall which was originally broadcast on the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show.
Heir Apparent / Lost EP (Japan) - postponed to April
Thanks to everyone (Steven was
the first) who let me know the Maladjusted b-sides CD to be released in Japan has
been postponed, according to different CD retailers.
|Smiths sample sampled in battle breaks
Thanks to M. for the news item (I don't totally
understand it but here it is):
really big news, but I happened to find a Smiths sample on some battle breaks vinyl I just
hooked up (turntablist dj trick records, ie., hip-hop and scratch creation). The records
are called Genius Touch breaks and they are produced by Kreustzfeld
Jacob Brotha Crazy-B and Faster Jay. It's only one sample "you are sleeping,
you do not want to believe, you are sleeping..." but I thought it was pretty
surprising. I guess that the Smiths have not been forgotten in the sample madness. The
breaks are out on DCNI records, but I doubt that anybody who knows
Morrissey/Smiths would be able to hook up, aside from me that is.
Douglas Coupland in San Francisco
Thanks to Splene
for her account of the book signing:
attended the Coupland reading in San Francisco last night. He introduced the title of the
book as being from "a man wed all like to have as a friend, Steven
Morrissey" and added that his music was "a soundtrack for a hellish but
inevitable part of my life" (which elicited a small cheer from the crowd.) After
making a comment about the intimacy of the dimly lit bookstore, he added the comment about
"shoplifters of the world unite and take over" which elicited a singular low
hiss(possibly from the bookstore employees?)
He read from the 2nd chapter which has the line "bigmouth strikes again".
Staffan Hellstrand (Sweden) on Hatful
Thanks to Stefan Sahlander
for the info:
of Swedens most popular solo artists, Staffan Hellstrand says
in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that
"Hatful of hollow" is his favourite
album (translation by Stefan).
The Smiths: "Hatful of Hollow".
A band with fantastic songs.I keep Morrissey/Marr higher then Lennon/McCartney as
songwriters. They never made a consummate album, but this one is their best,with songs
like "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and "This Charming Man".
The other albums on his list:
- The Sundays: "Reading, writing & arithmetic".
- Television: "Adventure".
- Nick Drake: "Fire leave left".
- Juliana Hatfield: "Hey babe".
- Bob Dylan: "Another side of Bob Dylan".
- Stevie Wonder: "Talking back".
- Belle & Sebastian: "If you're feeling sinister".
- Neil Young: "Tonight's the night".
- Black Grape: "Great when you're straight".
Moz Gathering in Niagara Falls, May 22
From Norm Simpson:
9:00 p.m. on May 22nd 1998 let us celebrate the day that made a difference in our lives!
This is a casual get together for this area for anyone interested.
Love to hear from you if you are! It will be in Niagara Falls, Canada on Lundy's
Lane at The Highland Tap-British Pub. The owner Mike Strange okayed the evening
so it is a go! It is a small quaint little pub with a few dart boards, good variety of
English beers, and of course a juke box with Smith and Moz c.d.'s to impress our ears!
Come on and let's give a toast to the great one! Wear you Moz shirt if you have one so we
know you are there for the get together ! By the way Mike Strange the owner and bartender
is a boxer that won the gold in the Olympics a few years back (a close resemblance to an
early Moz is present - you were right P.Zeal) Talk to you soon=) Moz worshipper
P.S. the pub is in a mini mall close to Dorchester road, same side as Harveys!
I'll be setting up more info on my
Moz site soon. Or people may e-mail directly
if the have any questions.
The event is being organized by Moz worshipper.
Heir Apparent / Lost EP in Japan?
... if anyone gets a hold of it let me know - it was supposed to
come out last week.