For those of us willing to think for ourselves and take an artists opinions in good faith and in context, the recent and ongoing Morrissey hate campaign carried out by UK mainstream media was and is nothing short of repugnant, childish and pathetic. Britain’s greatest living icon never really left our loving gaze.
These days, opinions which don’t fit a certain narrative are now be deemed ‘unacceptable’ to the ambulance-chasing Stasi-esque modern left. So it goes. But we go on. Why? To quote Mr M., “Because we must”.
“It’s very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.”
Following on from news of a new Morrissey album due for March 2020 – “I Am Not A Dog On A Chain” – there will now be a new photography exhibition, “To Morrissey, With Love”, set to take place in United Arab Emirates at the Elham Gallary.
A statement from the Elham Gallery read: “(this) response from us at the gallery, and the artistic community in Ras Al Khaimah, is because we have been following with shock and concern the unjustified hate campaigns from media towards Morrissey. We have decided to stand by Morrissey, as his Muslim friends, to acknowledge that we are aware of him as a true and passionate friend, and to tell the world that we know he’s not our enemy or hater, and we dedicate a group exhibition to him as thanks for being brave against this cruel and hypocritical world.”
Needless to say, no Halal or any meat products will be available during the exhibition.
And as for the new album? the tracklisting for “I Am Not A Dog On A Chain” will run as follows:
Jim Jim Falls
Love Is On Its Way Out
Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
What Kind Of People Live In These Houses?
Darling, I Hug A Pillow
Once I Saw The River Clean
The Truth About Ruth
The Secret Of Music
My Hurling Days Are Done
Morrissey has described ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ as: ” … the very best of me … too good to be true … too true to be considered good … ”
The first single will be “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?”, which features vocals by Thelma Houston.
More messages from the man himself can be found on Morrissey Central.