News Archive :
Sep 02 - 12, 1998
- Morrissey in-store, radio interview in Albuquerque, NM
- My Early Burglary Years released
|Correction: Albuquerque radio interview - SUNDAY
I just heard the radio interview (The Edge?) will be on Sunday, rather
than Monday - but I don't have specifics. Could someone from Albuquerque fill me in (and
tape it also)? Thanks.
Dallas, TX radio interview
(The Edge, 94.5 FM) - Sept. 20
I have a radio show in Dallas
and Morrissey will be doing an interview on it one week from this Sunday night.
If youve "got the stuff" it can be listened to over the web. That can be
done at www.kdge.com I also encourage everyone to write
or email me with questions theyd like me to ask
To recap, the interview is on Sunday September 20th at 7p Central -- 10p Central.
The entire show will feature talk with him, b-sides, live stuff, album tracks, singles,
Smiths songs, originals of covers hes done and plenty of giveaways.
Josh tells me his e-mail is temperamental so if it bounces, try
sending it again a little later.
* (9/13 - note: this will be a phone interview, Morrissey will not be at
* (9/17 - note: interview cancelled)
"Hang The DJ" - the movie
From Stephane Daigle:
...there is a movie about DJs titled "Hang
The DJ". I think the origin of the title is quite obvious. The movie is
about New York DJs Junior Vasquez and Danny Tenaglia
along with a few others. They have a website at www.hangthedj.com.
Stephane would also like to inform everyone that his site, "Passions Just Like Mine" has found
a home at http://www.cam.org/~wsd/. Please update
Adamski's Thing - video sample
Also from Stephane:
...in the Adamskis Thing
latest video (titled One Of The People I think), you can see the words
"Does the body rule the mind / or does the mind rule the body / I dunno" flash
through the images, one line at a time. The last line "I dunno" makes it obvious
that they have the Morrissey words in mind. Of course our favourite idol wont
receive royalties for that.
"There Is A Light..." Italian Tribute
Reserve your copy now. From Fabio
...since now its possible to
reserve a copy of my tribute CD+BOOK, here is a copy of the infamous original photo of
"That Joke Isnt Funny Anymore", that will be the layout cover of my Book
(and maybe of the cd also).
RESERVE YOUR COPY out late 98 (ONLY 1000 will be pressed)
PRENOTAZIONI FANS ITALIANI:
Lunico modo per avere il CD+Book tributo è prenotarlo o acquistarlo direttamente
allindirizzo editoriale. Da fine agosto 98 è possibile prenotare la vostra copia
inviando un pagamento di sole L. 35000 (sono comprese le spese di spedizione) in contanti
o tramite vaglia postale ordinario allindirizzo editoriale (vedi sotto):
Consiglio: In caso di pagamento tramite vaglia (metodo più sicuro) mi raccomando di
scrivere nellapposita parte dedicata alle Comunicazioni del mittente la
dicitura: Prenotazione Tributo Smiths. In caso di pagamento in contanti in
busta chiusa è consigliabile fare una raccomandata.
To reserve your own copy of the Italian Smiths Tribute CD+Book send a payment of 15 UK
pounds (cash or International Money Order), all P&P enclosed. Youll receive the
copy as soon as it will be published.
USA-CANADIAN-REST OF THE WORLD FANS:
To reserve your own copy of the Italian Smiths Tribute CD+Book send a payment of 25 US
dollars (cash or International Money Order), all P&P enclosed. Youll receive the
copy as soon as it will be published.
send payment to:
FABIO DANTONIO - PO BOX 7 - 64013 CORROPOLI (TE) - ITALY
for all details... http://www.itol.it/menu/musica/thereis.htm
MEBY release party at Hot Rocks Records in Covina,
CA - Monday
First with the info is Jonathan
This Monday (Sept. 14) at 9pm Hot Rocks
Records in Covina, CA will hold a release party for My Early Burglary Years.
Their will be free giveaways, big discounts,and much, much, more! For more info you can
email me at [email protected]
Hot Rocks address/phone from Adam Lupercio:
Hot Rocks Records of Covina
121 N. Citrus., Covina CA
Smoking Popes on HBO's "Reverb" - Sunday
For those interested in that band from Chicago, from cut here:
...according to "Rock on TV", the Smoking Popes
are going to be on the HBO-2 show "Reverb". It airs on Sunday, the 13th at 11:00
pm Eastern time.
Thanks to Ross for the
This morning I received some
interesting info from Babylon Books:
"Exit Smiling", the unreleased "3rd Morrissey" book
is to be released by them after 18 years! The run is limited to 1000 copies, the book
itself is 68 pages and is printed directly from the manuscript.
To order send £13.45 (include P+P) To:
20 West Bank Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4SX , UK
In addition to the more commonly known New York Dolls and James Dean
books, according to Johnny Rogan's The Severed Alliance, Exit Smiling is
"a brief directory of Hollywood also-rans" with references to Eve Arden, Sal
Mineo, Rita Tushingham and Terence Stamp among others.
Thanks to Andy Stanhope
for a scan of the sleeve from cdnow.com:
Smiths/Morrissey party in Belgium,
Reminder from Peter Melis:
THE SMITHS/MORRISSEY Party, 26
September in Limelight Follies Kronenburgstraat 2000 Antwerp BELGIUM. with a giant video
screen and a live act ("Golden Green" play Britpunk with covers of The Jam/The
The party starts on 22.00u. for information :
Peter Melis Wijngaardstraat 5 2390 Westmalle Belgium. Tel.:0032 033120146.
Other partys in the same place : 10 October BRITPOP Party, 14 November 80s
|Albuquerque in-store -
More details on the Sept 14 Albuquerque, NM in-store taking place at a
local Blockbuster (phone #: 505-884-4848). This thing is definitely happening and I
encourage everyone thinking of going to go and get there early.
Some more details:
- Morrissey will be signing things just after midnight,
because the My Early Burglary Years CD's cannot be legally sold until the actual
release date - the 15th (midnight).
- He will be interviewed on the radio station (The Edge)
the day of the 14th.
- An interview will also appear in the Albuquerque Post.
I hope many of you will be able to make it and I look forward to any
reports, stories, or photos from those who do.
Johnny Panic review / interview on Sampler
Thanks to LuLuLaRue for the
Check out www.sampler.co.uk
Theres a review
of Alain Whytes new bands( Johnny Panic) show in London, plus
with Alain and other band members.
An excerpt from the interview:
So if this band really takes off big time would you move away from Morrissey?
Mark : As long as it doesn't interfere with what we're doing I can't see any reason why
Alain can't work with us as well... but if it clashes we might have to butt heads a little
Alain : I have a good working relationship with Morrissey... I've been the main song
writer on the last 4 albums which I'm very proud of. He understands I can't sit around for
8 or 9 months not working...
"Dead Man's Curve" (now "The Curve") -
...regarding the movie mentioned in the last update. From Brian Corasaniti:
FYI, "Dead Mans Curve"
was made a while ago, long before "Dead Man On Campus." It was an independently
financed film that has had distribution trouble. Interestingly, one of the stars of the
film appeared on MTVs Loveline probably a year ago after the film had been filmed.
There, he discussed the distribution problem and expressed hope the film will get out.
MTV, of course, produced "Dead Man On Campus." My conspiracy theory is that MTV
rushed this movie out, liking the concept, and hoping the other film wouldnt get
released beforehand. Unfortunately, "Dead Mans Curve" will now be
criticized for copying "Dead Man On Campus." Reason 101 why I hate MTV.
And from Mike:
It has been retitled "The
Curve" (the website hasnt changed yet) and is set for release next
February, in the USA at least... the distributor (forget who exactly) wanted to distance
the film from "Dead Man On Campus"
Ironically, there is a tidbit about "The Curve" in the recent UNCUT w/Morrissey
on the cover... The UNCUT feature states the film arrives in the UK on October 9
(dont know if this is going to change)
The film was photographed primarily at the college I recently graduated from, Towson
Univeristy, in the outer Baltimore area of Maryland, USA...
The director/writer of the film, Dan Rosen, is a graduate of Towson and
previously wrote the wonderful dark comedy, "The Last Supper" which I highly
recommend checking out if you have not done so already...
One more curious anecdote, "Dead Man On Campus," the rival film, features a
graduate of Towson as well who has appeared in many American commercials....(forget his
Durutti Column in Manchester, Sept. 14
From James in Fallowfield:
The Durutti Column are playing here in
Manchester on Monday 14th Sept. Details are here.
The festival should produce some familiar Manc faces.
An experiment - if you've got a Morrissey-related site
you'd like to advertise on this site (free), please send them to me. I'll also take any comical/satirical-type
banners if anyone feels creative! No commercial ads allowed.
The banner should be in gif format and less than 20k in
size. Dimensions should be no greater than 420 pixels wide, 80
pixels high. They should look similar to other banners you see around the web and
animated ones are ok.
Please e-mail them to me within a couple
weeks and let me know what URL to link to and what name/e-mail I should give credit to.
|Morrissey in-store appearance - Albuquerque, NM
- Sept. 14
To promote the release of My Early Burglary Years, Morrissey
will be appearing at a local Blockbuster in Albuquerque, NM on Monday, Sept. 14
There may also be an interview with the local radio station called The Edge, perhaps
earlier in the day on the 14th.
Alain and Moz no longer?
Thanks to Andy Stanhope
for the following:
...I was reading tonights Evening
Standard [9/1] and saw something that might interest you in the Hot Tickets section
advertising gigs in London tonight. Here it is:
Johnny Panic - This four-piece exude the nonchalant aura of rockers whove
spent their lives drinking in sleazy bars, despite the fact that they hail from Wiltshire.
Their forthcoming debut single, When I Drink I Love You More, is an exuberant celebration
of the life-enhancing qualities of alcohol. The band feature former Morrissey cohort,
Alain Whyte, on guitar, so jangly, dark pop should be the order of the day. The Monarch,
NW1, doors 8pm. 0171 916 1049.
So are Moz and Alain no longer acquaintances? - The plot thickens.
Boz Boorer's exciting night out
Thanks to Ronin for the following:
I think this might interest some Moz
fans, especially those living in Dublin. Boz Boorer is coming over to
Ireland this month on the 11th of Sept. to do a fantastic weekend of gigs all around
Dublin city. There are three bands altogether playing that weekend, Boz and Bozman,
Shillelagh Sisters ( ex member of Bananarama Jackie stars ) and Steve
Hooker Band. The venues are as follows:
the Da club - Friday 12th Sept.
Bridge bar - Saturday 12th Sept
Eamon Dorans - Sunday 13th Sept.
All shows start at 9pm. They are here
to promote (and celebrate) the availability of some of the records from Bozs label
nv of the bands mentioned above (and more). These have never been either
available to buy over here or have long since been forgotten. All are welcome on the night
and hopefully if enough people turn up the organizers wants to make a rockabilly night
/weekend a regular thing on in Dublin, which is not a bad thing.
"Girlfriend In A Coma" to appear on "Dead
Man's Curve" soundtrack
Thanks to Kevin Thompson
for this item:
"Girlfriend In A
Coma" will appear in the forthcoming black comedy "Dead Mans Curve". The
film is expected to be on at the theater in autumn. The film is about a couple of college
students trying to get as by forcing their roommate to suicide!!!
This film sounds just like the recent "Dead Man on Campus" doesn't it?
More fan pix of Moz at KCXX
Thanks to Melinda for letting me know about some more pictures (taken by Maria
Martinez) outside the KCXX studio are on her page.
Speedway issue 12 is out
From Fabio D'Antonio:
SPEEDWAY ISSUE 12 - August 98
24pages A4 size, printed in blue ink: All the news (December 97 - June 98),
"Michaels Bones", "East West" and "Oh Well, Ill Never
Learn", "Now I Am A Was", "This Is Not Your Country" lyrics; LOST
japan single review, Maladjusted Usa Tour part 2... and much more!
UK - EUROPEAN FANS: To receive issue 12 at home send 4 Uk pounds (cash) or 5 IRC to
editorial address: Fabio DAntonio - po box 7 - 64013 Corropoli (TE) - ITALY.
USA - CANADA - REST OF THE WORLD FANS: To receive issue 12 at home send 7 Usa dollars
(cash) or 6 IRC to editorial address: Fabio DAntonio - po box 7 - 64013 Corropoli
(TE) - ITALY.
24pagine formato A4, stampata in tipografia: Tutte le news giorno per giorno su Morrissey
(Dicembre 97 Giugno 98), testi di "Michaels Bones", "East
West" e "Oh Well, Ill Never Learn"; altre recensioni di
MALADJUSTED... i testi delle b-sides di Satan Rejected My Soul (Now I Am A Was - This Is
Not Your Country), LOST - RARE TRACKS... interviste tradotte in italiano (Melody Maker
9/8/97 - Pop Vol 2 N° 3); Maladjusted Usa Tour data per data ... e molto di piu.
FANS ITALIANI: Per ricevere il numero 12 direttamente a casa inviare L. 10000 (tramite
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