"and to be fair she was a fuckin' winner, an absolute winner"
30 November 2009
"and to be fair she was a fuckin' winner, an absolute winner"
I'm not sure whether or I want to fight this broad? Or marry her? Apparently there is a full length movie that goes along with this trailer. Either way the scene where she tells Morrissey he's so wonderful and he says, 'I know' made me l-o-l. That's just mozzer being mozzer. Enjoy bitches:
27 November 2009
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix
November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970
"Before the show at Monterey, we were starting to talk about the running order. More for Brian Jones who was introducing us I think, and Eric Burden who was introducing him, or vice versa I can't remember anymore, and they wanted to know what was going to come first and we couldn't really decide. So we just said well you know, I said to Jimi I said 'fuck it we're not gonna follow you on'. So he said 'well I'm not gonna follow you on.' So I said listen 'we are not gonna follow you on, and that is it. As far as I'm concerned, you know, we're here ready to go on now our gear is gonna be there, that's the end of it.' And there was a certain look up in his eye and he got on a chair and he played some amazing guitar just standing on a chair in the dressing room. Janis Joplin was there. Brian Jones. Eric [Clapton] and me and just a few other people standing around and he got down off the chair and just said, turned around, to me and said, 'If I'm gonna follow you - I'm gonna pull all the stops.'" - Pete Townshend
Legend has it a coin was flipped and Jimi Hendrix took the stage after the Who and staying true to his promise of pulling all the stops lit his Fender Stratocaster ablaze upon the conclusion of Wild Thing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Fest. And who took the stage after Jimi? The god damn Mama's and the Papa's. When asked about using gimmicks in his sets like playing behind his head, playing guitar with his teeth, and setting his guitar on fire, Hendrix offered a very Rick James esque explanation:
"Gimmicks. Gimmicks, here we go again, gimmicks man, I'm tired of people saying we're.... gimmicks, what is this? The world is nothing but a big gimmick, isn't it? Wars, napalm bombs, all that, people getting burned up on tv and it's nothing but a stunt. Gimmicks? Yes we do.”
top 5 jimi hendrix songs
castles made of sand
25 November 2009
1995 Parade Magazine's National Player of the Year
1997 Soccer America Player of the Year
1997 ACC Tournament MVP
1997 NSCAA All-American
1997 Soccer America Collegiate Player of the Year
1998 MLS Rookie of the Year
1998 MLS All-Star
1999 MLS Cup MVP
2007 MLS Best XI
And of course there's this for the ladies....
Thanks to Ben Olsen for 12 amazing years with the black and red. 221 appearances for DC United, 2 MLS Cups, 3 Supporter Shields, 1998 Copa Interamericana Championship, 1998 CONCACAF Champions League Championship, 2008 US Open Cup. 6 goals in 37 appearances with the US Mens National Team including the 2000 Olympics, and the 2006 World Cup as well as winning the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship. Be sure to check out the top 5 Benny momments from earlier this year.
23 November 2009
"American society would consider her to be royalty. I don't see her as royalty, I mean I just see her as Nancy really. I think in the history books her father is one of the most famous people in human creation, he's more famous than most royalty." - Morrissey on Nancy SinatraIn 1997 Morrissey left the United Kingdom and took up refuge in Los Angeles, just off Sunset Blvd. Living in a home that was built for Clark Gable's mistress Carol Lombard, who died tragically in a plane crash almost as soon as she was given the keys to the home. The home was once owned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Schlesinger, and currently sits right next door to Nancy Sinatra.
"One time I was in London and Morrissey came to my hotel to see me and the thing that sticks with me most about that is the hug that he gave me. Because, he's just a great hugger." - Nancy Sinatra on MorrisseyIn 2004 both Morrissey and Nancy Sinatra (on Morrissey's vanity record label Attack Records) released Let Me Kiss you. Morrissey's version would reach #4 on the UK charts while Nancy's version peaked at #46.
20 November 2009
Sad news out of DC United today. Flags at goingdownlikeamonkey's world headquarters will be flying at half mast until further notice. Tomorrow's staff meeting in conference room 12a will be postponed so that you may spend this time with your loved ones. Only Tori Amos covering 'total eclipse of the heart' can provide comfort now:
16 November 2009
Much to Morrissey's dismay, 'stop me...' was never released as a single, it was set to be released a mere two months after Michael Ryan killed 17 and wounded 15 in the Hungerford massacre in August of 1987. Morrissey's claim that the beating he'd endured caused enough pain to make a buddhist plan a mass murder (And the pain was enough to make, a shy, bald, buddhist reflect, and plan a mass murder) immedediately led record execs to think that he was eulogising a spree-killer. Morrissey would later say, "I desperately, desperately wanted that to be released, Rough Trade sent white labels along to Radio 1, but they said they would never, under any circumstances play it because of the line about mass murder. They said people would've instantly linked it with Hungerford and it would've caused thousands of shoppers to go out and buy machine guns and murder their grandparents."
And , so I drank one
It became four
And when I fell on the floor ...
...I drank more
03 November 2009
02 November 2009
People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss.
"...then there's 'November' (Spawned A Monster) which in a sense is my version of the New York Dolls' 'Frankenstein'. It's about a person who's confined to a wheelchair, who can't make much sense of her life and whose only ambition is to walk down the road in clothes she personally went out and chose and bought herself. And that is as far as her ambitions can stretch." - Morrissey, The Face, March 1990
" No, if you're a genuine artist you have a very powerful... oh God... vision of most situations, whether or not they're painful, as in my case they most often are. I don't have to know people. It's a matter of understanding many extreme situations in life. And if you see someone in what we oddly refer to as an unfortunate situation, someone who's wheelchair bound, if you're very perceptive and sensitive you can fully imagine the lifelong frustrations of constantly being discussed by other people, and constantly having people being irritatingly kind to you. " - Morrissey, Vox, November 1990
Featured on Beavis and Butthead, the music video is perhaps one of the most homo-erotic ever produced which, for Morrissey, is saying a lot.