TRB: You are currently in Hawaii, a) Is it how you imagined?, and b) were you influenced to go there because of the Elvis films, or was it 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'?
Morrissey: a) When I close my eyes I can't imagine anything except melody and hooks; and many would no doubt add that that's debatable. My poverty of imagination for all things material leaves me bowled over by each sojourn into far-flung places. As I grow older and absolute senility creeps ever closer, it feels more miraculous by the day that I exist at all; that places as mesmerising as Hawaii exist too is just... breathtaking.
Satisfaction is enjoyment minus expectations. My expectations are now so low that even my life is capable of satisfying me.
b) It was Dr Jacoby and his Hawaiian wife. You should know that.
Morrissey: Only seals... and 'yes.'
Morrissey: As a band we feel it's very important to glamorise girls who wear 'Plus Size Clothing.' The media obsession with waifs is becoming oppressive: in 2012, anyone older than thirty-three or larger than Victoria Beckham around the waist has no right to be seen in public. The fact that Boz is currently sponsored by Evans Clothing and we as a band are sponsored by Caramac is neither here nor there.
Morrissey: I don't know where these rumours spring from. I shall have to start padlocking my dressing room door.
Morrissey: This is an excellent idea. Keep your eyes peeled.
Morrissey: As I approach my very late forties, I realise more with each passing day how very fortunate I was in my twenties and thirties. I didn't go bald, nor did I look like a forty-two year old foetus born in close proximity to the Sellafield reprocessing plant, wearing a fetching brown toupe. Sadly I do now, of course. But we can't have everything we crave. If we could, I would have ceased to exist over two decades ago.
Morrissey: 13th - a large cake with 13 candles. Appalled.
23rd - a small cupcake with a solitary candle. Anguished.
33rd - a currant bun. Afflicted.
43rd - a slither of lemon Turkish Delight. Apathetic.
53rd - a gulp of San Diego air? Absent?
Morrissey: If we were face to face, I would probably roll my eyes and give the same answer I usually give at this juncture. As we are not, I shall simply say, 'no,' 'yes' and 'no.'
Morrissey: 'What Difference Does It Make' is musically interesting but lyrically it is very... Simon Le Bon. I find the lyrics facile and mildly embarrassing. Otherwise it's a majestic pop melody by Johnny and, ironically, had the lyrics indeed been penned by Simon Le Bon, I would probably cover it! As it is I'd feel too ashamed. I might sing it during the pause in 'Speedway-'
Morrissey: I would like to say more but I can't and so I'll say less.
Morrissey: Avoiding the first question entirely:
1 There is a light that never goes out
2 First of the gang to die
3 Everyday is like sunday
They will change tomorrow.
Morrissey: I own literally thousands of records. Most of them are stored in large banana leaf coffins in the basement of a large house and are not touched from one decade to the next. They will be buried with me - or rather, I shall be buried with them.
Morrissey: Home is a question mark.
Morrissey: There will be an announcement of 'My World' quite soon.
Morrissey: As I tweeted, finding one of my albums in the local newsagent taped on to the front of the Sunday Mail is probably my biggest nightmare. Releasing it electronically would be a close second. The third option is now my only hope.
Morrissey: Boredom is a plague, The tyranny of tedium, My world. Possibly. We hope to have a new song in the set by Manchester.
Morrissey: Coming to a pulping unit near you soon.
Morrissey: We had a debate about one off concerts in two countries. The first is scheduled and the second will probably happen in the near future.
Morrissey: I love flowers and Oscar Wilde dearly adored roses. This is enough.
Morrissey: Thank you for asking your questions. Nobody will believe it's real, and indeed it isn't real. And neither am I.
FOOT NOTES: Morrissey's mention of 'Dr Jacoby and his Hawaiian wife' in question one, is a reference to one of his favourite television shows, 'Twin Peaks'. In relation to question five, it should be noted that Boz Boorer has NEVER had a costume change mid show, and if it now occurs as a result of this interview, I reserve the right to claim a fee from 'Our Mozzer' for some sort of 'artistic introduction'. Morrissey's response to question nine means I will now be listening to the 'pause' in 'Speedway' with renewed excitement, although I won't hold my breath! Is Morrissey's response to question fourteen an 'exclusive' that his next album will be called 'My World'? We will have to wait and see. The reply to question sixteen suggests a 'new song' will be added to the set in Manchester, which is very exciting. It should be noted that Morrissey's 'non response' to question eighteen about the court case, was followed by a statement just a few hours later on his 'official' website 'True-To-You.net' which said the court case 'IS' going ahead, and is scheduled to start on July 16. Morrissey's answer to question nineteen, about 'one off concerts', is a reference to a debate held on his 'unofficial' website 'MorrisseysWorld.blogspot.co.uk' on February 17th, entitled, 'Debate: Should Morrissey play one-off concerts in France or England? Or anywhere else?' The 'official' statement regarding the 'one off' concert in Manchester appeared on TTY on April 8th! Could it be that a 'one off' concert in France will be announced soon?
Morrissey CLEARLY would like roses to be taken to his concerts, and has previously asked for; red, white or blue ones to be thrown onto the stage.
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