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Morrissey is FIFTY today.


“I do maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong.”
—Morrissey (1984)

Well, Morrissey! You truly are the wit of a generation, and judging by the state of your hair over the years, you’ve certainly managed to live a fabulous life thus far. Here’s to 50 more years of fantastic haircuts!

Since I’m sure you read my blog (right?), allow me to be one of many to wish you a very (un)HAPPY birthday! Maybe later we can go out for drinks and talk about old times. What do you say? Oh, and wear that suit and tie. You’ll match my rug and chair perfectly.

In the mean time, let us reminisce about the old days by watching a great stage rush moment from Dallas in 1991, back when you were younger than I am now and the security guards weren’t complete thugs. VIVA MORRISSEY!

(photo by Fabio Lovino)

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  • Reply DiP May 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm


    (But it is also happening to a FEW of us this year…;)

  • Reply DiP May 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Just came across this:

    Morrissey, DiP and the Mini Cooper!!!
    Better with age, just like wine.

  • Reply Anna at D16 May 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    DiP, you’ve definitely managed to keep the hair in check, that’s for sure!

  • Reply joanne May 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    hair in check. Definitely. ! 🙂

  • Reply jaboopee May 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    morrissey was asked recently in an irish magazine “does it get easier as time goes on?” he answered ,
    ” I think you get easier on yourself.Which helps. You sweep out the inner litter. Which helps. But your fat. Which hinders .”

    i love him

  • Reply jennifer in sf May 22, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Ah lovely. That 1991 tour was the 1st time I saw him play. The Smiths clip was excellent but what on earth was up with those puppets?

    And Morrissey, should you be on the West Coast I’m free for drinks. Call me.

  • Reply Regan May 22, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Robert Smith turned 50 this year as well-April 21. I seriously doubt Robert and Morrissey had drinks together this year to celebrate the half century mark.

  • Reply Cassie May 22, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I saw Morrissey in 1991 (on Long Island) and the concert ended exactly like that.

  • Reply Kiss Prudence May 23, 2009 at 2:23 am

    I’ll be at Manchester Apollo tonight to say “Happy Fiftieth Birthday plus one day” x

  • Reply jude May 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Did you realize that the photo of Morrissey in the striped suit jacket and yellow tie is like the human version of your rug and chair photo/post?

    This is my first time commenting. Love your blog (and your bangs as a fellow bangs girl).

    I can’t believe Morrissey and Robert Smith are 50. How I loved them in high school (and still do). I’ll be sanding, staining, and polyurethaning woodwork in kitchen this week among other tasks. So, you’re not alone.

  • Reply Jami May 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    anna, i love morrissey as well, unfortunately i have been angry with him since the early 90’s as every morrissey concert i have gone to has ended abruptly with him leaving way before the middle of the show. i forgive him anyway and continue to listen to the smiths on my original promo only vinyls. love your blog as always. happy work weekend.

  • Reply Kylie May 26, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Just found these on Etsy…

  • Reply Anna at D16 May 26, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Aren’t there laws about profiting from a person’s likeness without their permission? (Yes, there are.) Why is Etsy OK with things like this being sold on their site?

  • Reply Anna at D16 May 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Wow, that shop seems to consist of nothing but copyright infringements.

  • Reply decor8Holly May 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm



  • Reply Down Pillow May 28, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Oh boy…I feel old. Happy B-day Morrissey!!!

  • Reply Murmur June 3, 2009 at 7:20 am


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