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14 May 2022, 11:54 am

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^Thanks! That's cool that you got to meet him. The Severed Alliance does a great job of going over The Smith's history, and Marr was interviewed for the book. It's very informative, with interesting information on Morrissey's attempts to keep the band going (they did some recordings which sound like The Clash, apparently), and how both segued into solo work. Morrissey hates it, and as much as I love his music, that gives it some credibility :P. It's not all that flattering to either, but seems reliable.


Hmm....I'm under the impression he was the problem. Have you read his autobiography?

I used to be a diehard fan (go to gigs too), but his politics don't agree with me at all. I haven't listened to anything he's released in the past several years. Took me a while to start listening to his music again....there are good memories attached to the older stuff and I'm not giving them up because of his views!


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14 May 2022, 3:52 pm

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^Thanks! That's cool that you got to meet him. The Severed Alliance does a great job of going over The Smith's history, and Marr was interviewed for the book. It's very informative, with interesting information on Morrissey's attempts to keep the band going (they did some recordings which sound like The Clash, apparently), and how both segued into solo work. Morrissey hates it, and as much as I love his music, that gives it some credibility :P. It's not all that flattering to either, but seems reliable.


Hmm....I'm under the impression he was the problem. Have you read his autobiography?

I used to be a diehard fan (go to gigs too), but his politics don't agree with me at all. I haven't listened to anything he's released in the past several years. Took me a while to start listening to his music again....there are good memories attached to the older stuff and I'm not giving them up because of his views!


He was the problem, but the other three did record before breaking up. So I'm still curious, though I doubt we'll ever hear it.

I definitely disagree with his politics, too. But, unless they're part of the music I'll ignore him and enjoy the records.



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14 May 2022, 4:36 pm

They should release the recordings for us!

Are his recent albums any good? Ring Leader of the Tormentors is my fave. It's stunning.


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15 May 2022, 12:44 am

Where_am_I wrote:
They should release the recordings for us!

Are his recent albums any good? Ring Leader of the Tormentors is my fave. It's stunning.


I think the last one I heard was Years of Refusal, which had some good songs. Mostly I stick with Viva Hate through Southpaw Grammar.



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15 May 2022, 2:48 am

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"The Young Man with the Carnation" - Isak Dinesen



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15 May 2022, 1:02 pm

"A Party Down at the Square" - Ralph Ellison
"The 24-Hour Dog" - Jeanette Winterson
"A Study in Feminine Psychology" - Honoré de Balzac



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18 May 2022, 10:41 pm

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19 May 2022, 1:18 am

Just finished:

"The Ghost of Art" - Charles Dickens
"Ghost Sonata" - August Strindberg

Now on to:
"When We Dead Awaken" - Henrik Ibsen


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19 May 2022, 3:29 am

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19 May 2022, 4:48 am

Rose Madder, by Stephen King.

It's a book I've had for years now, and have not read till tonight. I hope it's good.


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19 May 2022, 8:29 am

Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen (pub.1813)

This title came up in a discussion about required reading in AP courses.  All I could remember about it was the opening line and that it seemed to have too much dialog and practically no action.  Someone suggested I re-read it "with an open mind"; so now I am into the 10th chapter, and my first impressions are confirmed.

It took a few chapters to re-realize what all the dialog was about -- gossip, much like what I overhear in the break room during lunch at work.

I believe Ms. Austen's work may have been largely biographical, but I could be wrong.



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19 May 2022, 9:22 am

I don't like her either, and never did. You're good in my books. 8)



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19 May 2022, 9:27 am

I think her books are alright, when taken in the context of early 19th-century English culture and morals.

By modern-day standards?  Meh.



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19 May 2022, 9:40 am

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