Oct 30

Happy Birthday Johnny Marr

49 years young on Halloween to be exact. One half of the songwriting duo of what would become the greatest indie-rock band of the 80s. Johnny says he’ll be releasing some new solo material in early 2013. Cheers, Johnny and many many more

**programming note to listeners in the UK/Ireland and parts across the Atlantic. As the show originates from Los Angeles, California USA, please note that we have not switched back to Standard Time just yet so the Sunday/Wednesday broadcasts begin at 4pm in the UK and the Friday morning broadcast airs at 7am your time.

USA will be switching back to Standard Time beginning Nov. 4th and everything will be back to normal then.

Today’s quiz

#1 What is Johnny Marr’s birth name?

#2 At what age did Johnny first meet Andy Rourke of The Smiths?

#3 Johnny Marr ran the New York City Marathon a few years ago. What was his official finish time?

Oct 23

Morrissey tour dates postponed

As reported early this week, Morrissey will be postponing some tour dates to return to England to be with his mother who has taken ill. I know I speak for everyone that we all wish Morrissey’s mum well.

The plan is to resume the tour dates in Minneapolis and fans are told to hold on to tickets for rescheduled dates to be announced.

Checking to see who reads this and when, I think I’ll give this a try….

3 quiz questions post your replies below. Your prize? Satisfaction in knowing you are the Breakfast Champion who answered first and correctly.

Question #1

Who is the cover star of The Queen is Dead album?

Question #2

Name the Morrissey song that contains the word “baseball” in it.

Question #3

Which song contains this lyric?

“hell is the bell that will not ring again”

Oct 2

3/4 of The Smiths to re-unite at Coachella–NOT

For the 1249th time in recorded history, a “credible” source revealed that 3 out of 4 members of The Smiths would take the stage in 2013 at Coachella. For good measure the sources stated that 4 more shows including the Glastonbury Festival was a done deal. This was never confirmed by Morrissey, Johnny Marr or any other members of The Smiths and as ┬áthe saying goes don’t always believe what you hear unless it comes from the horse’s mouth.

I will say that this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a reunion rumor that only involved 3 out of 4.

On another note if you want to see 2 out of 5 members of Sweet and Tender Hooligans and 3 out of 5 members of The Curse play a fun set of party music at a church fair, I have just the thing. Saturday October 13th 7pm at Holy Family Church Fall Festival in South Pasadena I’ll be singing with some friends in a party band that has yet to be named. We’ll do some Queen, Billy Idol, Stray Cats and maybe even some Duran Duran. Bring your family, ride some carnival rides, play some games and enjoy some of your favorite tunes performed live.