Listening to the Smiths  

rm_art_persists 52M
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6/20/2006 8:25 pm

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Listening to the Smiths

I've always loved the music of the Smiths. I guess I was alternative before the term was branded. I was 20 years old and fresh to Banff when I first found "my place". It was a bar restaurant called The Greenery. The nachos were spectacular and the crowd was young and enthusiastic while slightly edgy.

I walked in the door to hear "How soon is Now". I was hooked. Later I'd become exposed to New Order and Joy Division and other bands. These bands were not receiving airplay in Canada yet their music spoke to me far more than that being played on radio.

I have had all kinds of Smiths moments since then. One moment that sticks in my mind was one night where a bunch of male friends went out. I drove everyone home and we started singing Smiths tunes. It was totally depressing to me since not one of us connected with any ladies. I can laugh now....

rm_art_persists 52M
1789 posts
6/21/2006 5:23 pm

yummmy: so do I....

8328 posts
6/24/2006 1:26 pm

I think Morrissey said he was asexual.

He seems rather effiminite to me, which is strange because he's not real popular with women.

The Smiths were better than his solo work, IMO.


"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

rm_art_persists 52M
1789 posts
6/25/2006 10:44 am

Div: Morrissey managed to piss off his gay fans by wrapping himself in a Nazi flag. I think he was trying to say that his sexuality was noone else's business. And yes, Morrissey needed Johnny Marr....

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