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Hated For Loving: The World According to Morrissey

What follows is a slightly revised version of the Moz chapter in A Mess of Help, a personal favorite which I was pleasantly surprised had never found its way onto the site (in its entirety). So, if you have five seconds to spare…: You cannot write about Steven Patrick Morrissey without getting personal. This is […]

To Step Off the Turntable

One chilly fall day when I was in the fourth grade, I decided to run laps around the driveway. I had obsessed about it all the way home from the rear-facing bench-seat of Mrs. Miller’s Volvo station wagon. It was penance. I had eaten a really unhealthy lunch involving bacon cheeseburgers and deviled eggs. Even […]

All of the Rumors Keeping Me Grounded: Morrissey Comes Clean

The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and Morrissey is singing on my speakers. Try as I might, I just can’t seem to resist his siren call each Fall. There’s always one more lyric to be deciphered, one more inside joke to be investigated, one more b-side […]

Belated March Playlist

1. Wake Up (acoustic) – Arcade Fire 2. You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone – The Beach Boys 3. Breakdown – GNR 4. Back in ’72 – Bob Seger 5. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now – The Smiths 6. Miracle Cure – Blank + Jones feat. Bernard Sumner 7. Give Some Love […]

Heaven Knows Morrissey Is Miserable Now

It’s notoriously difficult to discuss The Smiths without getting personal. And I’m not just talking about myself. This is not a band that people casually enjoy – it’s a band you have relationship with. Smiths’ fans know better than anyone that being understood is a short step away from being loved, which accounts for much […]