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Morrissey is Writing a Novel

MorrisseyIn a lengthy Q&A on his website, Morrissey says he's writing a novel:

"In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am mid-way through my novel. I have my hopes. The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it's generally assumed - quite rightly - that the number one chart positions are "bought" by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don't think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular. It's all, now, solely a question of marketing. All success stories are safe and dreary, and you will never be taken by surprise by a hit song that sounds out of place. This is not just my view but the view of everyone I know."

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  1. Why does this site report on everything that he does? Seriously. Why?

    Posted by: Joey Y | Jan 3, 2014 1:07:20 PM

  2. Why does he think publishing is going to be different? Publishers buy the premium positions in bookstores. Publishers buy visibility at Amazon. If he wasn't part of the marketing machine he condemns his book would never have sold.

    Posted by: Marshall | Jan 3, 2014 1:30:51 PM

  3. Good thing he has his thinking cat on.

    Posted by: JamesInCA | Jan 3, 2014 1:38:29 PM

  4. To Joey, I'm glad that this site reports on everything Morrissey says and does as I am interested in everything Morrissey says and does. I'm sure I am not the only one.

    Posted by: bicuriousus | Jan 3, 2014 1:39:02 PM

  5. @Bicurious, wouldn't it make more sense to follow a Morrissey site then? He doesn't seem to really do anything with regards to activism (for humans, at least) and he's not the only guy who does the vaguely bi thing, so I just don't get the fixation.

    Posted by: Joey Y | Jan 3, 2014 2:09:09 PM

  6. Joey T -- see out William E. Jones' superb documentary "Is it Really So Strange?" which deals with the Latino Moz cult in Southern California. believe it should answer all your questions.

    As regards "Bisexuality," Moz is a leather bottom.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 3, 2014 2:17:33 PM

  7. This site reports on Morrissey news because he's an important out gay man of significant historical import.

    If you have a problem with that, go somewhere else !

    And *everything* he's quoted as saying in this article rings true to me and my friends.

    It's true, it's ALL true, pull your head out !

    Posted by: Buckie | Jan 3, 2014 2:42:54 PM

  8. David - whether he's a "leather bottom" is independent of whether he's bisexual.

    Posted by: JamesInCA | Jan 3, 2014 2:48:55 PM

  9. "Why does this site report on everything that he does? Seriously. Why?"

    Why does this and many other gay sites hang on every scrap of "news" that females like Madonna, Cher, Gaga and so on generate?

    See how easy that is?

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 3, 2014 3:43:12 PM

  10. Guys, Joey is the new troll.

    Morrissey is (gay), therefore relevant, culturally, in any context. Therefore, he belongs on this blog. But anything of true interest belongs on this blog. Which would probably eliminate about 25% of what's on this blog. Who cares, it's the only blog I read, I'll take what I can get.

    Love the comment about the having the thinking cat on. Brilliant.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jan 3, 2014 4:31:28 PM

  11. Wow, the comments on here sure have turned vile and rude. Name calling? Inflating the "relevance" of someone on a site that is supposed to be about things that reflect things like marriage equality and gay issues simply because someone is gay but doesn't do anything seriously proactive to help the LGBT community? The vile tone really is disappointing on a blog that I thought was a little more adult, and it's getting to be an everyday thing.

    Since you feel the need to attack someone for asking a basic question (and respectfully asked, by the way) perhaps lending my support to this blog and the readers isn't really the right thing for me anymore. I've grown rather tired of supporting people who lash out when someone doesn't agree with them about a minor thing, and I certainly don't appreciate being attacked. Frankly, you guys don't deserve my support or efforts. Good luck with your hateful selves, and consider Towleroad deleted from my bookmarks.

    Posted by: Joey Y | Jan 3, 2014 4:44:03 PM

  12. Morrissey is genius!! Too many "Sad Eyed Trolls" with one eye on the door already on here....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Jan 3, 2014 5:07:29 PM

  13. Morrissey is a genius songwriter. I'll buy his book....but id rather be buying his new music! I had hoped he'd release a record in 2014 :(

    Posted by: Chickletts | Jan 3, 2014 5:46:16 PM

  14. Long Live Morrissey!! He's right about the music, it's really very bad these day's and boring!!!

    Posted by: s | Jan 3, 2014 7:25:04 PM

  15. The world was never good enough for Morrissey. Surely he can be happy that his pithy observations keep him well dressed.

    Posted by: LJC | Jan 3, 2014 11:10:08 PM

  16. This is the first thing I've read of him that wasn't vacuuous twaddle.

    (But I bet his novel rams vegetarianism down the reader's throat.)

    Posted by: Knock | Jan 3, 2014 11:30:00 PM

  17. Nope. Still not convinced that I should give two deuces about Morrissey.

    Posted by: FFS | Jan 4, 2014 1:10:49 AM

  18. Really:: I decided this year that it's time for me to start writing a book about my memories of childhood.. And maybe into a children's book so TR doesn't comment:-). But will start on it and write by hand ala’ JK Howl.. Let you know if I get a publisher

    Posted by: TonyC | Jan 4, 2014 4:51:26 AM

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