The Strad: "I don’t feel at all guilty about tinkering with the "classical canon" – David LePage" (Smiths cover - January 12, 2021)

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I don’t feel at all guilty about tinkering with the "classical canon" – David LePage

"Violinist David Le Page explains how he found the connections between Rameau and Radiohead, Schubert and The Smiths through arrangements for Orchestra of the Swan’s new album Timelapse."

Salient part:

"On Timelapse I have ‘reimagined’ well-known songs by David Bowie/Brian Eno and The Smiths. The process I have used is different from working out a carbon copy arrangement or a cover version. The Bowie/Eno song Heroes, in its original form, is a driven, yearning and almost uncomfortably layered slice of pop/rock; euphoric and poetic in equal measures. I wanted to preserve the ‘feel’ of course but in my version I have substantially slowed everything down so that aspects of the music can be examined in an entirely different...

Morrissey Central "SOME GAVE ALL" (January 26, 2021)

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Peter Mark Richman, RIP


we thank you.

Rockonteurs Podcast: Johnny Marr (Morrissey mentions - January 24, 2021)

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Short excerpt from an upcoming podcast with Johnny Marr. Guy Pratt was briefly set to replace Andy on the 1986 US tour. He and Morrissey didn't get on though and Andy eventually got his visa.

"It's a romance when guys meet like that and fall in love with each other [...] and the love making is the music."

Fiona Dodwell: "Clones and conformity: Why cancel culture keeps fans thankful for Morrissey" (January 24, 2021)

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Clones and conformity: Why cancel culture keeps fans thankful for Morrissey

"Morrissey has found himself slandered and targeted by mainstream publications who viscously criticise his words without even examining why he said them."


"Kill Uncle" at 30: Oddball album or timeless classic? - Dickie Felton

The Smiths Official YT: "What Difference Does It Make?" - TOTP '84 (January 20, 2021)

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(Perhaps a nod to the debated release date? I remember buying it on the Monday back then, but what do I know!?).

Young pop singer Olivia Rodrigo wearing Morrissey shirt

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Don't know much about this person but one of my daughters follows her on Twitter and liked this tweet, so I saw it.

Sylvain Sylvain dies (January 13, 2021)

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Rest in peace Sylvain Sylvain Mizrahi.

Official confirmation via FB:

Very sad news.

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