Like Billy Bragg, I used to absolutely worship Morrissey during The Smiths. Not any more.
'As for Bragg, he still sounds devastated that “whenever a Smiths track comes up I flip on … I just can’t … I love Johnny Marr, he’s the nicest man I ever met in pop music. So I really feel for him that the great work that he’s done should be tainted in this way.”'
@mjd Indeed. Another of my musical heroes (Mark E. Smith) wasn't a particularly kind hearted or generous man. And Ian Curtis also had his flaws. Thank God for Leo Sayer who was perfect in every way but produced questionable music 🙂
@mjd I am similarly conflicted about Kevin Spacey. Can I ever sit down and truly enjoy two of my favourite films ever - 'American Beauty' or 'Usual Suspects' - ever again ?
@mjd Kudos for the subtle, understated 'owe you anything' reference. I wish I could have exchanged obscure MES/Fall quotes with you in the sixth form common room before double physics.
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