Morrissey - part 2
Further to my posting yesterday I have just seen this report concerning the miserable warbler:
Ananova 19.05.04: Morrissey pulled out of a live session for Radio One's John Peel show after learning he would have to perform in front of 12 competition winners.
The notoriously shy singer explained he "wasn't listening" when his record label Attack Records told him the performance would be in front of a studio audience.
He had been "under the impression that he would perform privately" in a live link to the show, according to a post on Morrissey fansite www.morrissey-solo.com.Instead, Morrissey pre-recorded a session for Radio One which will appear on Zane Lowe's evening show instead of Peel's show.BBC Radio One had been promoting the live session during the past week. Peel was among the first DJs to give the Smiths airplay on national radio in the 80s.
Disappointed competition winners will be offered alternative prizes, according to www.morrissey-solo.com.The website says Attack Records, part of the Sanctuary Record label, has yet to provide an official explanation of events surrounding Morrissey's withdrawal from the show.
Morrissey, who lives alone in a Los Angeles mansion, last week admitted to Jonathan Ross on his TV show he has just "seven" friends.
Well that's six more than Michael Jackson! Like I said yesterday, a strange profession for someone to choose who doesn't like performing in public.