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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:13 AM

Singer Morrissey says no to Kimmel, 'Duck Dynasty'

LOS ANGELES (AP) The TV series "Duck Dynasty" is coming between Morrissey and Jimmy Kimmel.

The singer and animal rights activist says he canceled his appearance Tuesday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" because "Duck Dynasty" cast members will be on the talk show.

Morrissey says he can't perform on a show with what he called people who "amount to animal serial killers."

A&E's "Duck Dynasty" reality show follows a Louisiana family with a business selling duck calls and decoys.

A&E did not immediately respond to requests for comment from it and the Robertson family.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/singer-morrissey-says-no-kimmel-duck-dynasty

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Reply Singer Morrissey says no to Kimmel, 'Duck Dynasty' (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #1
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #2
msanthrope Feb 2013 #4
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #3
Violet_Crumble Feb 2013 #6
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #5

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:20 AM

1. What or Who is a "Morrisey"?

Duck Dynasty, I get. Not that I like them or anything, but at least I know what/who they are.

If Singer Morrissey doesn't want to be on Kimmel, a show I don't even watch, then I think they should stay at their home!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:23 AM

2. This may help:

British vegetarian rock singer Morrissey's concert in Los Angeles next week will be a little more meaty than the former Smiths frontman had initially hoped.

The longtime animal rights activist said earlier this week he had urged the Staples Center arena to close the concessions of fast-food chain McDonald's and to halt the sale of meat by other outlets at the venue for his March 1 performance there.

Morrissey's representatives said in a statement on Monday that Staples Center had agreed to the request, and they added it would the first time that all vendors within and around the Los Angeles venue would be 100 percent vegetarian.

But Staples Center arena operator Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG, said on Thursday that meat would still be on menus.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/entertainment-us-morrisseey-idUSBRE91K1EH20130221

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:03 AM

3. The Smiths


The Smiths in 1985. Left to right:
Andy Rourke, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce.

From Wikipedia, The Smiths:

The Smiths were an English alternative rock band, formed in Manchester in 1982. Based on the song writing partnership of vocalist Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, the band also included bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. The group was signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records, on which they released four studio albums, several compilations, and numerous non-LP singles. Although they had limited commercial success outside the UK while they were still together, and never released a single that charted higher than number 10 in their home country, The Smiths won a significant following, and remain cult and commercial favourites. The band broke up in 1987 and have turned down several offers to reunite.

Formation and early singles

The Smiths were formed in early 1982 by Steven Patrick Morrissey, a writer who was a big fan of the New York Dolls and briefly fronted punk rock band The Nosebleeds; and John Maher, a guitarist and songwriter. Maher changed his name to Johnny Marr to avoid confusion with Buzzcocks drummer John Maher, and Morrissey performed under his surname alone. After recording several demo tapes with Simon Wolstencroft (later of The Fall) on drums, Morrissey and Marr recruited drummer Mike Joyce in the autumn of 1982. Joyce had formerly been a member of punk bands The Hoax and Victim. They also added bass player Dale Hibbert, who provided the group with demo recording facilities at the studio where he worked as a recording engineer. Hibbert was replaced after one gig by Marr's friend Andy Rourke, because Marr felt that neither Hibbert's bass playing nor his personality fit the group.

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Meat Is Murder

Early in 1985 the band released their second album, Meat Is Murder. This album was more strident and political than its predecessor, including the pro-vegetarian title track (Morrissey forbade the rest of the group from being photographed eating meat), the light-hearted republicanism of "Nowhere Fast", and the anti-corporal punishment "The Headmaster Ritual" and "Barbarism Begins at Home". The band had also grown more diverse musically, with Marr adding rockabilly riffs to "Rusholme Ruffians" and Rourke playing a funk bass solo on "Barbarism Begins at Home". The album was preceded by the re-release of the B-side "How Soon is Now?" as a single, and although that song was not on the original LP, it has been added to subsequent releases. Meat Is Murder was the band's only album (barring compilations) to reach number one in the UK charts. In 2003, the album was ranked number 295 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


Morrissey has led an interesting life since the breakup of the Smiths, details from Wikipedia here.

My favorite Morrissey song is 'America is not the world':

America your head's too big, Because America, Your belly is too big. And I love you, I just wish you'd stay where you belong

In America, The land of the free, they said, And of opportunity, In a just and a truthful way.
But where the president, is never black, female or gay, and until that day,
you've got nothing to say to me, to help me believe



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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:12 AM

6. Greatest band ever! I saw Morrissey in Sydney in December and he was amazing n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:10 AM

5. I wouldn't be on the same show as those inbred fuckers too.

 

The smell of man on pig sex would be too much to stomach.

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