The Gentle Art of Giving Too Much Away

typed for your pleasure on 20 March 2006, at 6.00 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Ich war ein Kind’ by France Gall

Sent off my questionnaire answers on Sunday to Anu, the writer of the soon-to-be-published latest article about RealDolls and their owners, for Finland’s Image magazine. It took me about a week to properly answer fourteen questions, cos I’m especially thorough with a subject such as this, so there’s less chance of me being misunderstood. He wrote back, ‘I was impressed by the effort you’d put into them for our mag across the globe. Unfortunately I was limited by space in using them, but I did leave some other stuff out of the final text to be able to fit more of your thoughts into it.’ Translation: egad, you’re blabby. Better more than less, as far as that goes..

Speaking of interviews, here’s a rather ace interview of sorts with Morrissey, conducted by Douglas Coupland. His solo material still has yet to affect me as much as his work with Johnny, Andy and Mike, to whom I regard their releases as gospel. But Morrissey — quite literally, the Man, the Myth, the Legend — will always be a person I greatly admire.

… He doesn’t like celebrity culture or pop culture – disdains it really – and yet he obsesses on obscure pop stars from other eras such as Sacha Distel (French; 1960s) and seems to perceive no similarity between worshipping what’s happening now versus what was once worshipped in other times.

Well shit, that sounds awfully familiar, wouldn’t you say?

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ATTN: UNITED KINKDOM on October 4th, 2006

Egad on October 12th, 2005

3 have spoken to “The Gentle Art of Giving Too Much Away”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    It does sound familiar! We’re talking about the administration, right? Its just like Bush!
    Am I right?
    Morrissey is Bush and those other guys are Cheney and Condi and Rummy, right?

  2. Davecat writes:


    (ta very much to DaveC and Claire Marie for the scan)

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    The I have no idea why it sounds familiar, then.
    ..and I was so sure it was about the administration and all the wonderful good its brought to our troubled nation.

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