Dear Morrissey . . .

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I underderstand that you didn't feel well tonight but did you really have to end the show after only six songs? The last time I saw you was eleven years ago and you ended the show early then too. Is it me? Was it the shirt? Seriously though Steven, what's the deal? I'm so sad. Why you disappoint? Please let me know. I will be on the bed with my head on the pillow.

Yours Always,

Erica

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:47 (twelve years ago) link

Heaven knows you're miserable now

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:49 (twelve years ago) link

Seriously Ned, seriously.

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:50 (twelve years ago) link

I sat through a 'cut short after six or seven songs' show of El Moz once, this was the legendary Pauley Pavilion 1991 bizarreness. I admit I was impressed by the way he could continue to sing on key with a fan each on either arm, either leg, and one wrapped around his torso.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:52 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, it was so sad! He stuggled through about five songs and then blamed his cracking voice on Letterman's cold studio. Oh well, if he was sick, he was sick. But still . . . at least they said they'd honor the tickets.

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:05 (twelve years ago) link

Oh dear E! :(

Trayce, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:23 (twelve years ago) link

Moz pulled a trick like this the (only?) time he toured Aus in the early 90s. said it was illness, left the country after only 1 show i think?

Trayce, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:23 (twelve years ago) link

Hmmm, he did this in San Diego a few weeks ago too. I was not in attendance, but rumors attributed his early departure to overly intense security. I think he just likes making excuses.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:31 (twelve years ago) link

The last time I saw him do this it was in New York and it was because of overly intense security too. He was mad at the bouncers and stormed off stage because of it. Tonight I honesly think he was ill because his voice was so bad but it's just my luck. Oh well, hopefully he'll come back soon.

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

i was hoping this thred would finish with "...you're a twat".

Gukbe, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:41 (twelve years ago) link

oh god nooooooo :( I hope he gets better before he comes here! So sorry ENBB, you know I'd send Morrissey back your way for a second round if I could ;_;

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:42 (twelve years ago) link

I went to see the Bunnymen last summer and Ian was v. sick, but he managed to pull off a whole show without a hitch. Seemed pretty ill afterwards though, was rushed straight to the bus.

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:43 (twelve years ago) link

Thats because Mac is a SHOWMAN man!

Trayce, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:46 (twelve years ago) link

I would love to see the Bunneymen. Am seeing the Furs next month, hopefully Richard will be ok.

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:47 (twelve years ago) link

Bunny - whoops.

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:47 (twelve years ago) link

So many of my 80s heroes I never got to see ;_;

Damn you, Cocteau Twins!

Still, got to see the Buzzcocks so I cant grumble :)

Trayce, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 03:55 (twelve years ago) link

i had a dream last night that i went and saw a fall gig. mark e smith beat the shit out of someone in the audience with his mic stand and left after one song. it was awesome!

haitch, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 04:11 (twelve years ago) link

'dream'

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 04:12 (twelve years ago) link

did you fall out of bed twice?

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 04:16 (twelve years ago) link

See, even I resisted posting that. Though I thought it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 04:18 (twelve years ago) link

Oh Curtispaws.

Trayce, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 04:20 (twelve years ago) link

Curious, how much were the tickets?

Tim Ellison, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 04:23 (twelve years ago) link

Moz pulled a trick like this the (only?) time he toured Aus in the early 90s. said it was illness, left the country after only 1 show i think?

Yep, played Brisbane, left the country while his crew were setting up Sydney the next arvo. He came back though, played Livid 12 years later in the car park outside where he'd been s'posed to play in '91. Was 45 minutes late for an hour and a quarter set. YAY.

energy flash gordon, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 07:18 (twelve years ago) link

It's a difficult time, what with the flooding keeping him at his other job to all hours, the new house in nunhead, with the shonky windows and no furniture, cut the man some slack.

Ed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 07:32 (twelve years ago) link

Dearest Erica-

You knew I'd do this to you

-Moz

Morrissey, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 08:49 (twelve years ago) link

MozMacro suggestion:

I started you a show
(sad cat)
I couldn't finish

StanM, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 10:46 (twelve years ago) link

Hahaha :D

Trayce, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:33 (twelve years ago) link

Dear Moz,

On the day when your vocality
decides
to catch up with your biology
Come 'round

Michael White, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

That sucks, ENBB. :(

He sounds like a diva.

Ms Misery, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

Nah, it's all about the dodgy windows, he should just call safestyle and be done with it.

Ed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:31 (twelve years ago) link

That's odd, I saw him at Orpheum in 2004 and he played for over two hours and was great.

jessie monster, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

Oh yeah, I saw him at Reading Festival, 2 years ago. yep, fraid so.

Mark G, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

I have seen him play a full show before but that was also 11 years ago. He genuinely sounded sick last night. I guess I just have bad luck when it comes to seeing him live.

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

Dear Morrissey,

I've seen your post to me up there ^^. Stop rubbing it in, will ya? What did I ever do to you to make you hate me so.

~ E

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:31 (twelve years ago) link

Dear StanM and MWhite,

Thank you. Your posts made me smile,

E

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:32 (twelve years ago) link

is this where we all sing "You just haven't earned it yet, baybie..."?

Mark G, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:35 (twelve years ago) link

don't forget the posts that made you smile, and the Moz that made cry

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:36 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, was Boston last night? He's been a trooper on this latest American tour circuit so far (no cancelled dates!) but there have been problems, as listed above. He's been touring for like two years straight--I think he really needs to take a break, but not before coming to Baltimore, please. Sorry, ENBB :(

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:58 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I was right miffed when he pulled out of Glastonbury '92 at the very last second (cue "Where's My Morrissey" t-shirts making their appearence around the site). In his place we got James singing "We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful".

The times I've been to see him subsequently he's showed and played the full ticket, so hey.

DavidM, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

Ah fuck (Northhampton/Philly "postponed")--will my East Coast Moz reunion dreams be dashed?

http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=07/06/27/0549253

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:01 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, Boston was last night. I just hope he does return later this summer but with my luck it'll be when I'm in England for 10 days next month.

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:05 (twelve years ago) link

Come and drink with us.

Ed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:07 (twelve years ago) link

shit :(

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:09 (twelve years ago) link

i've never been to a morrissey show, but he left the stage at a smiths show i went to in '86. best part was the band continuing on instrumental - great

beeahord, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:09 (twelve years ago) link

Stop rubbing it in, will ya? What did I ever do to you to make you hate me so.

Empire wastes are bad, ppl. Let this be a lesson to you all. This madness must end.

kenan, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:12 (twelve years ago) link

The two Smiths shows I saw, he was great.

Michael White, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

lol u are old.

kenan, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

Come and drink with us.

-- Ed, Wednesday, June 27, 2007 4:07 PM (38 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

I'd love to but sadly we're only going to be in Coventry and Liverpool during this visit!

ENBB, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

:(

there is nothing 'funny' to say about this guys.

seriously though, im genuinely bummed out by this, enbb!

deeznuts, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:53 (twelve years ago) link

2 July 2007

Following the postponement due to illness of several shows last week, we are delighted to announce that Morrissey's U.S. tour will recommence tonight at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. Morrissey was suffering with a viral infection that brought his show in Boston at the Bank Of America Pavilion to a halt after seven songs last Tuesday the 26th of June. . . . The Boston show has been successfully rescheduled for this Saturday the 7th of July, and all tickets from the original date will be honored.

Yay? I'll believe it when I'm happily leaving a fantastic show late Saturday night.

ENBB, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 03:16 (twelve years ago) link

fuck, mind-meld with nashwan!

and TOWERS MONACO as 'seaman' (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 10:33 (one year ago) link

I'd have this cunt put on a forced diet of bacon sarnies and beef vindaloos in my imagination-gulag.

calzino, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 10:54 (one year ago) link

I love this quote.

simply became tired of the ridiculous BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN headlines ... my voice is very soft and quiet, in fact, and it  doesn't strike again, or even strike  at all.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 11:40 (one year ago) link

so he eats pasta but he won't have any garlic? does he just put ketchup on it or something?

William Thinkpiece Hackery (NickB), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 11:47 (one year ago) link

Yes! I love to travel now, and I feel very excited to be in Turkey, Poland, Finland, Israel, and so on. Whether they actually want me there is entirely another matter.

yeah, it must feel awful to be in another country and know that people don't want you there, right

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 11:56 (one year ago) link

What the fuck is wrong with him? That curry/garlic/coffee claim is so weird and not even accurate.

At the outset, Morrissey is drinking a cup of coffee, and during our discussion he occasionally elides his way out of anything remotely resembling an impasse by alluding to these eatables: 'This is such great coffee,' he pronounces at one point, and when I ask him what's on his mind he replies: 'This KitKat.'

He clearly doesn’t have anyone in his life who cares about him.

gyac, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 12:10 (one year ago) link

stunned to find out that morrissey has an at-best tenuous grip on reality tbh

and TOWERS MONACO as 'seaman' (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 12:15 (one year ago) link

He clearly doesn’t have anyone in his life who cares about him.

Good.

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 12:24 (one year ago) link

I remember an interview when "Meat is Murder" came out, where he admitted a love of bacon sarnies back in his younger carnivorous days.

Mark G, Thursday, 7 June 2018 07:15 (one year ago) link

xp yes and lol

laurel or hardyhearin (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 June 2018 07:18 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Morrissey has cancelled all of his UK & European shows in July - including two homecoming gigs at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl. Promoter says its due to "logistical circumstances beyond our control". Low ticket sales are thought to have played a part in this decision. pic.twitter.com/Gxc74HsmY9

— Dave Haslam (@Mr_Dave_Haslam) June 29, 2018

groovypanda, Friday, 29 June 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

twat

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 29 June 2018 20:40 (one year ago) link

You’d need a heart of stone not to laugh.

gyac, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:23 (one year ago) link

let me confirm that not even then

Moz obv hates europeans

He loves the americas except canada

F# A# (∞), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:37 (one year ago) link

Maurice E is bad and he shd feel bad

Neuer write off the germans (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 29 June 2018 22:37 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

It will probably be loads better than the songs he writes himself nowadays.

bruhman & martin's laugh-in (crüt), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 23:54 (seven months ago) link

will still have whatever inept hack musicians he usually has backing him i guess

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 23:58 (seven months ago) link

c'mon, they're totally ept hack musicians

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:07 (seven months ago) link

some animal part of me wants to hear his "Some Say I've Got Devil" cover

rip van wanko, Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:16 (seven months ago) link

it's over is my favourite roy orbison song and mildly, grimly curious to hear the animal-loving, white nationalist crooner tackle it

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:22 (seven months ago) link

Yes, and did poor old Phil Ochs suffer and die only to have his songs sung by a fascist cretin?

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:45 (seven months ago) link

Well, I ain't marching anymore.

Mark G, Thursday, 6 December 2018 09:41 (seven months ago) link

The Pretenders song was pretty much a karaoke performance, but a really good karaoke performance tbf

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 6 December 2018 12:02 (seven months ago) link

I think I'd actually quite like to hear him do "It's Over".

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 6 December 2018 12:34 (seven months ago) link

not sure he has those high notes in him tbh

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:02 (seven months ago) link

he's been using autotune a shitload on his recent stuff

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 December 2018 18:08 (seven months ago) link

c'mon, they're totally ept hack musicians

OTM. Worst thing I've heard in years was Morrisey's horrible live cover of the NY Dolls "Human Being". Morrisey casts himself as the outcast when he's naturally the bully, and it seemed like the band had no idea how the song goes.

everything, Thursday, 6 December 2018 19:11 (seven months ago) link

his band is basically boz and a bunch of LA session dudes

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 December 2018 19:13 (seven months ago) link

oh I'm totally forgetting he changed his band ten years ago. thinking of the alain white, you are the quarry era band and how leaden they were

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 6 December 2018 19:17 (seven months ago) link

like really prosaic pop-punk played slowly with a crooner on top

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 6 December 2018 19:17 (seven months ago) link

Last time I saw anyone directly Moz-associated (other than Mr. Marr earlier this year, natch) was Alain Whyte's band in the mid-2000s -- nice performance and did a very good version of what was probably Morrissey's last great B-side, "The Edges Are No Longer Parallel."

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 December 2018 19:19 (seven months ago) link

his band is basically boz and a bunch of LA session dudes

Boz got demoted from bandleader to session dude shortlyish after Jesse Tobias came on board aiui

just looked up the current band and the bassist was previously in the long-running '00s Breeders lineup

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:23 (seven months ago) link

The band's got better, but Moz is worse (apart from being a fascist I mean - he's got better at that). His singing is strong but unbearably hammy nowadays. You see this list of songs and you can hear them coming out of that mouth already. Not appealing to me.

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:44 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

it's over is my favourite roy orbison song and mildly, grimly curious to hear the animal-loving, white nationalist crooner tackle it
― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:22 PM (two months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yNAg67u_c

JRN, Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:30 (four months ago) link

Kind of shat it from some of the harder notes

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 28 February 2019 04:01 (four months ago) link

Is it as good as the Michael Caine version?

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 28 February 2019 04:24 (four months ago) link

on his last few records, his voice is being electronically treated somehow in a way i find disconcerting.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 04:44 (four months ago) link

Yeah this does sound autotuned or whatnot

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 28 February 2019 05:45 (four months ago) link

it's one of those things that drives me crazy when other people don't notice it. they're like, "no, his voice sounds fine" when it's obviously (to me) being manipulated in little ways that play with the grain of it. same w/ some of those late merle haggard records -- almost nobody else (that i can find) seems to recognize how much his voice was being treated.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 06:10 (four months ago) link

About as worthwhile as his recent version of I Never Promised You A Rose Garden.

fetter, Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:17 (four months ago) link

Really can't stand his voice nowadays.

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 28 February 2019 10:02 (four months ago) link

i kind of liked this. not enough to buy this album but it was better than I expected it to be. I still like to pretend he died right after Vauxhall and I.

akm, Thursday, 28 February 2019 14:10 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Dear Morrissey.

Is there any particular reason why you don't sod off?

Mark G, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:58 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.morrisseycentral.com/messagesfrommorrissey/234417-the-interview

Interviewed by his nephew, he uses the word 'vinyls'

Alba, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:57 (three weeks ago) link

damn he's definitely cancelled now

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:14 (three weeks ago) link

oh racist uncle steven, what are you like?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:25 (three weeks ago) link

racism's quite a drug, steven

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:49 (three weeks ago) link


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