Let’s all start out this Friday with the beautiful new Morrissey video for “Ganglord”, directed by Dennis Roberts and filmed at Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. (Evergreen, which is one of LA’s oldest cemeteries, has an interesting history.)
I love this song—lyrically, musically, and now visually. Well done.
I love this man!
He could sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and I would be riveted!!! This video is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
I rode my moped throught that cemetery while shooting a Vans campaign, it’s a pretty rad spot.
lovely way to start the weekend, thanks for posting!
thanks for pointing out the history of evergreen.
In addition to all the comments above, I would also like to add that Morrissey was looking pretty good as well!
Gotta love him.
Love him! Thanks for sharing 🙂
last week I got to see Andy Rourke (legendary bass player of The Smiths) DJ at a club in Melbourne, AUS.
He played SO much Morrissey. I couldn’t help but think of you!
Is this a parody?
I’m so sorry to insult a beloved singer to so many.
Bit I lost my patience ages ago for Morrissey, he’s a middle aged white man, now singing aobut gangs in LA taunting and wanting him. I think he’s playing his fans loyalty putting out this type of nonsensical drivel.
Sorry Dewi, but I’m going to have to disagree with you. I’m not sure what you think Morrissey is “parodying” here, but I am quite certain he takes the lyrical content of his music very, very seriously.
(“Nonsensical”? Really? You honestly can’t understand the story he’s telling here? It’s fairly simple.)
You do realize that not all songs (or books, for that matter) written in the first-person are not necessarily meant to be autobiographical, right? Surely you don’t think Morrissey should be confined to writing about the perils of a wealthy, middle-aged white man.
The very reason Morrissey IS so beloved to so many is because of his ability to put into words the hardships of those for whom he feels empathy and compassion. The older he gets, the less egocentric his lyrics have become.
It was so odd – they were playing Morrissey in CVS today. I wasn’t sure if I was psyched or disturbed, because I was afraid it put him in the same category of the usual horrible Kenny G. stuff they usually play in CVS.
Anna, are you OK, are you OK Anna? It’s been ooh at least sixteen hours and four minutes since I last heard from you – as a stakeholder for Door Sixteen, I certainly have certain rights and very rigid expectations of you.
[ ehem, my attempt at humour & to (please make them stop!) of all the ‘concerned’ emails whenever you don’t blog for ten seconds … keep the style alive dollface, & no offence intended ]
Hi Anna. Longtime reader here. I’ll be in NYC first week of April, and I’d like to make a day trip up to Dia: Beacon. Have you got any favorite places in Beacon? No pressure, but just a couple of recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!
Whoops: I failed to write that I did check out the d*s guide ( http://tinyurl.com/yac2yco ). But if you don’t mind, I’d love to know a couple of your favorites . . . Thanks again!
Brad: I seldom spend any time in Beacon since my favorite antique store closed last year, but if you’re interested in any other towns in the area, I’d be happy to make suggestions. What are you looking for? Restaurants? Art? Antiques? Other?
Thanks for responding, Anna. Most interested in cafes/restaurants and art. (Shopping is less important, although I thought I’d check out Iron Fish, assuming it’s still there.) Thinking of going further north, to Walkway Over the Hudson, time permitting. But really, just open to checking out any places in the area that you think are special.
I mentioned this video to someone but by mistake I kept referring to it as Gaylord. Freudian slip?
morrissey, the smiths, good times.
thanks for posting.
I agree. What a great way to start the weekend! Love the cinematography.
I wrote to you a couple of weeks back asking you about your cute Orla Kiely bag…Anyway, I am writing again because I live in East LA/Boyle Heights and I walk around the Evergreen Cemetery every morning,. It is literally 1 block away! It was so exciting to see you post my hood on your blog:) Anytime you are over here on this side please let me know and I will show you authentic Mexican food and Boyle Heights/East LA:)
BTW, almost everyone I went to school with absolutely LOVED and still LOVES Morrissey!
Your blog ….. it’s amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!
A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden
Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds
a cute photo that instantly made me think of your style/minor chair obsession…
(hope the link works 🙂 )
I really have no idea how could this happen, but I’ve JUST discovered your wonderful blog. I can’t take my eyes off your beautiful creations, your stunning house, Evan and your dogs… and your very special sense for everything design related. I am looking forward to read you for so much more time. Thanks, Natasa
I’ve had this marked as unread in my feed reader for weeks now because I wanted to see it on a computer (not my phone) and I am so glad I did. Thanks for this. It’s added to my download list! Sadly, though – my first thought at the start of the video was “man! he looks old!!”. 🙂
Fantastic video. Morrissey is so talented!
I lived next to the ganglord- 18th street gang- in east la ( el sereno. Boyle heights) and i must say he did a great job of caring for the locals as far as stopping gentrification!
go Morrissey brilliant.
Oh my, I LOVE The Moz & The Smiths. Heard him sing “Ganglord” live at least 2 or 3 times…Great song!
Rain drop cardigan!
He exudes cool. Always did, always will.
Gotta love Morrissey 🙂
Wow! Thanks for the music!
Just discovered you and your blog and I like what I see…a lot!
WE WANT MORE BLOGGING!!!
what can make someone smile more than when they se an adorable dog!? I love these photos! thanks for sharing!
Just saw Morrissey at the Hollywood Bowl and it was an amazing show. But I can’t seem to find the album with “Ganglord.” Or is it only available as a B-side? Thanks!
@Pam: “Ganglord” is a b-side to “The Youngest Was the Most Loved”, but you can also get it on Swords, the b-sides compilation Morrissey released last year.