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If this comment is so out of line, then the UK music press will call him on it, right?
Huh? This is just one guy's opinion. It's not the function of the press to set him straight.
Jonny is right though: to understand Morrissey, you need to understand how childish he is. Everything about him, his badly-thought out political positions (which have bordered on the racist and xenophobic at times), his Holier-than-Thou vegetarianism, the way he slags all his old friends off, the way he looked at Ziggy and just saw the costumes....this all tells you that mentally he's still a child, and a superficial one who thinks he's smarter than he is at that.
Morrissey used to drink quite a bit in a pub here in Dublin that I also frequented. He always gave the impression he wanted to be seen, he wanted someone to come up and hassle him, just so he could complain about getting hassled when he just wanted to enjoy a quiet drink.
Since he's moved to the States, he seems to have just got odder. He came across really poorly on Jonathon Ross - he made Ross look like a genius by comparison. And I don't get his whole "I'm not a performer, I'm real" shtick either. Who does he think he is all of a sudden, Bruce Springsteen?
That said, it is kinda nice to see him back. A superficial little kid he may be, but that can be entertaining in small doses. And if his single success shows Bowie and his record company how easy it is to score a big UK single these days, that'll be a good thing.
So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004