Monday, 2 June 2014
this morning the latest in a line of spoken-word videos was
released by Morrissey to promote his latest single EARTH IS
THE LONELIEST PLANET.
and what a moment it was when I realised it was PAMELA
ANDERSON in the video with him!!!!
I have long admired Pamela and have often wondered if they
knew each other. I remember reading that Morrissey had gone
to a thanksgiving dinner Pamela had had, where the guest of
honour was the turkey!! ... but had no idea if it was actually
hence my joy when I realised it was her in the video with him.
and this pairing of Morrissey and Pamela is just perfect ... but
not just for the reason you might think.
you see Pamela is a strange mix in this modern day and age.
sure there have been hyper-sexual stars before and after her
... but none quite like her.
you see, she exudes qualities of the golden age of Hollywood,
when women were sexual, and strong (but not arrogant, mean
and big-headed because they knew they HAD IT) ... polite and
if she had been born in the UK, in the north, probably 30 years
earlier, I have no doubt she would have graced the cover of a
that's why it is so perfect that Morrissey likes her ...
and of course the other reason why it's perfect, is because she
has the same beautiful spirit as Morrissey in using her voice
for the voice-less animals. it makes my heart swell knowing
that these 2 people are in the world MAKING A DIFFERENCE
... and now knowing that they are friends.
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Morrissey releases another brand new song ISTANBUL and it's epic-ness is almost too much to take in for this poor moz-fan blogger.
It's pretty funny. and very british-like. like waiting for a bus.
you're waiting, waiting ... and then 2 come along all at once!!
that's how it is, as we are greeted by another new Morrissey
song, only a few weeks after the last one!! ... of course I'm not
complaining - but it's just funny how one minute you have
nothing and then just as you are getting used to the fact of
having a new Morrissey song - another one is out and taking
over your world!!
I'm still sticking to my rule of not listening to any of the new
songs via youtube footage. If I'm at a gig it's one thing, but I
hate hearing things on tinny youtube videos for the first time.
and it's paying off. because the full impact after I've bought
these singles and heard them in their full glory is worth all
the previous sacrificing.
so I've finally heard my 2nd track off the new album.
there is so much I love about it, it's hard to know where
to begin. listening to this song, I just feel consumed by it,
but in a VERY GOOD WAY - i.e. it's so long since a song
has made me feel this way, you almost forget how music
can (and should) affect you.
so here in 10 points (yes I am still liking this 10 point thing)
is why this new moz song is a wondrous affair.
1. the start, it is some kind of a war-speech or some spoken
word jazziness??? no time to ponder, the song is off ...
2. very different to WORLD PEACE. this takes it up to
the next level. I love the brutish swagger it has and how
that seemlessly melds with an eastern blissed out vibe.
3. it is both sinister and uplifting AT THE SAME TIME.
all cinematic and wide-screen ... thrilling and desperate.
desolate and euphoric. all these things HIT YOU ALL
AT ONCE ... oh mozzer.
4. this means that the affect it has on you, is the following:
a/ wanting to just get lost in the ethereal-ness of it all.
b/ wanting to punch the air out of sheer jubilation and
shout those words out. it's going to be quite a quandry
I am in when I hear it live. what to do ...
5. Mozzer's words, his voice, his tone ... when they suddenly
come into the song, amidst all that music (and how it has
left you feeling) means it just gets you RIGHT THERE!!!
oh mozzer indeed.
6. the bit at 1.39-1.45 makes my heart melt. every time.
7. in this rather lovely new moz tradition, we get another
spoken word video ... is it just me who thinks Morrissey
would make a rather fine actor!!?? ... actually scrub that,
we don't want to lose him to the acting world and all those
luvvies!!! (oh Steven, oh Steven!!)
8. the ending makes me think of Suede + DOG MAN STAR
(all Asphalt World/We Are The Pigs ending) which floors
me *nearly* as much as everything I've previously heard.
9. two songs in, I have no idea how I'm going to feel by the
time I have actually heard all of the album.
10. In a Parallel world, I would have loved somebody like
Oasis or The Stone Roses to have released this and to
have witnessed all the praise and adulation heaped upon
it ... and then switch back to the ACTUAL WORLD where
it was basically ignored ... whilst just thinking to myself
Istanbul and previous single World Peace Is None Of Your
Business are available to buy now on itunes.
the album World Peace Is None Of Your Business is released
on 14 July