The World is Full of Crashing Bores
As a young L.A. girl graduating from my duller than dull high school, I was dying for something else. This resulted in watching many films, discovering music, and absorbing magazines(all foreign for some reason). These were the pre-tumblr, iPod, blog, and Google days, so everything felt so revelatory and vital. In some ways I felt like I was discovering a secret world (and it was).
One of my earliest inspirations was the British magazine, N.M.E. I'd read the whole thing from cover to cover, from small insignificant detail to big. Since those early days, my interests have hardly changed. Surprisingly last year, I found myself being face-to-face with a "vintage" N.M.E. magazine for less than a dollar in an old dusty record shop. No doubt I can probably buy one on eBay, but finding one unexpectedly is a real thrill that money cannot buy. On the cover was Morrissey, which led me to look over my shoulder for possible snipers. Luckily, there were none to be found. Haha. It's been in my closet since then, but this week we look inside...
Influencing such shoegazers as My Bloody Valentine and B.R.M.C., these blokes are part of a long-line of English music heroes. I'm pretty sure the hipsters love them too.
Oh....the come hither stare, the pin-up poster possibilities, Morrissey, you tease.
I agree. Well, I don't quite, but I do find such unconventional honesty appealing. Just another reason to appreciate such a unique and brilliant individual.
More than a year after the Smiths broke up(sadly), Morrissey answered a few questions in the pages of this N.M.E., in 1989.
You cannot hate a man with a cat on his shoulder <3 Funnily enough, the first time I heard the Smiths(aside from How Soon Is Now), I didn't get it. Luckily my boyfriend is also a fan :) Now I love them and Mozzer's solo stuff. Once, I went to "Smiths Night" at a dance club and saw Ryan Gosling dancing to their music 5 feet from me. We were practically dancing together. Lol. Surreal to say the least. Or meant to be?? ;)
Unbelievably, a few years ago Morrissey lived in Hollywood right off of Sunset Boulevard. Of course crazy fans stalked his house(90% Mexican I imagine). A friend of mine once told me about the time his friend saw Morrissey outside of his Hollywood house. Morrissey actually invited him in! I wish! But then again, I would be too mortified to be outside his house in the first place. Haha. Anyway, good story nonetheless :)
Further into the magazine, I found this. I have no idea who these ladies are, but I found their look captivating. Wow, just looked them up and they have an amazing video(you're welcome).
In the back of the N.M.E. are dates for upcoming concerts. Stone Roses at the Hacienda in Manchester?! Good god I wish. Drug-free of course.
And best for last, a Personal Ad from 1989, found in the back pages. I hope "Male, 28" found what he was looking for. He sounds like a nice guy.