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Relating to Morrissey on His Birthday … Kinda!


A very happy 56th to dear Morrissey.

Morrissey was a tad inspiring to me when I needed some music to include in my upcoming book, “Love Cats” — available on Amazon by June:

“Love Cats” is a fiction story that takes place during the 1980s and there’s a heavy duty gothic and dark wave soundtrack. You can read all about here:

There’s a scene where lead character Beck Stewart is down in the dumps over his break-up with Janey Peyton and one of the appropriate songs, for him, is “How Soon is Now” by The Smiths (co-written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr).

I don’t think I’ve ever felt that low, but for me, “How Soon is Now” was a favorite nightclub song to dance to in the 1980s. Oh that Marr guitar is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Morrissey has another song that really speaks to me — in reverse. It’s the song, “We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful” as I’m quite the opposite, I’ll be the one cheering you on!

When my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist”(  came out last year, I got a ton of support from friends. And then a ton of flack from fake friends who couldn’t handle little me having a book published. (Oh, the stories I could tell you!)

That is when Morrissey’s song popped into my head … and I related from the opposite end, as I was the one being hated for an accomplishment. And it didn’t feel too good. But then again, they must not feel too good about themselves to behave in such a jealous manner, right?

I’m almost positive Morrissey wrote that song about himself, yet never expected a mere commoner like myself to relate so heavily to it.

But lucky me, I’m not a jealous type and I say to all my friends and family:

Write that book, create that song, find your soul mate, save a puppy or a kitten, get that ring on your finger, hooray for your new car, travel the world, lose 50 pounds, get a new job, get a sassy new look, and a whole lot more!!

I wish you all the blessings because I LOVE IT WHEN MY FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESSFUL!

SAM_4811Signing autographs = somewhat successful 🙂

It’s nearly laughable, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

And now, in closing of my tribute, enjoy something truly beautiful, by Morrissey:


Happy Birthday to Morrissey

MorrisseyPhoto swiped from Google and there’s a photo credit, so we’re cool here!


Every Day is Like Sunday

We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful

You’re the One for Me, Fatty


And some goodies when he fronted The Smiths:

How Soon is Now

This Charming Man

I’m So Sorry

Bigmouth Strikes Again

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