At Salt Bar where Manute now dj's, love was in the air
I first met Beaver when I was 16 in Columbus Ohio, we were skating the
red curbs at the Wexner
Center, he had broken glasses and long hair. He told me he was
traveling and I sarcastically said
"what, with the Dead?" and he was. Then the next time I saw him
was at The John Coltrane
Church in San Francisco, he was playing drums. Now I've found him
at the Fish.
There's the Shannon and the talking dear.
Alex and Bingo
then I went to this weird theater and listened to Ringleader of the
Tormentors. I sat there and
listened to it twice. It was kind of an awkward way to get to
know a Morrissey record though.
It's so amazing. Most of the songs are
incredible, my favorites were:
"I Will See You in Far Off Places" it sounds Middle Eastern and very
"Dear God Please Help Me" has beautiful strings by Ennio Morricone,
"Life is a Pigsty" is a 7 and half minute epic.
"At Last I Am Born" reminds me of "Frankly Mr. Shankly" and has awesome
as well as the children's choir... "The Youngest was the Most Loved"
had the choir too.
5 different songs have a version of the word "kill" in the
I took extensive notes so I could plagiarize lyrics for the next few
The record was supposed to come out on my birthday, but I think they
pushed the date back.