Apr 30

The return of April Richardson

Great to have April Richardson back with us this week for a bit. For those new to the program, April was a frequent guest sidekick a while back and we have her on from time to time as her TV schedule at E! ‘s Chelsea Lately permits.

Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer made quite a stir this week suggesting that Morrissey consider a site like Kickstarter or “crowdsourcing” as a way to raise funds for his next album. Kristeen Young fired back on her Facebook page with a “no duh”.

What say you, Breakfast Champions? Is crowdsourcing beneath an artist like Morrissey or will this be the only way we get to hear new music from our hero? Are we holding out hope that he will get that record deal he so rightly deserves? These issues we’ll discuss this week, along with all of your great song requests. Thanks for listening.

 

Upcoming gigs:

Sweet and Tender Hooligans (Morrissey/The Smiths tribute)

FRIDAY MAY 10TH SAN ANTONIO TX

Echale! at The Pearl with Mariachi Mystery Tour

SATURDAY MAY 11TH AUSTIN TX

Pechanga Latino Music Festival

WEDNESDAY MAY 22TH HOLLYWOOD CA

Morrissey’s Birthday at the Fonda Theater

special guest Ghostwolf, featuring members of 311

DJ appearance:

SUNDAY MAY 26TH ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES CA

Morrissey/The Smiths night at The Echo

Special acoustic performance, followed by DJ set.

No school, no work the next day

 

Apr 17

Johnny Marr at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Johnny Marr did a great set opening for New Order at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Under a beautiful desert sky with all the lights the city is known for, Johnny dazzled a roaring crowd at the posh hotel. Certainly no surprise by now, Johnny included some classics by The Smiths in his set, but it was not to be outdone by TERRIFIC tracks from his latest solo effort “The Messenger”. Johnny was confident and poised in his role as frontman for his 4-piece band.

I was desperately hoping for an Electronic re-union seeing as Bernard Sumner was mere footsteps away, but Johnny did at least humor that wish with a rendition of their first hit “Getting Away with It”. Those who are fortunate enough to catch Johnny with New Order this week in Santa Barbara and at Coachella will be very pleased to hear selections from “The Messenger” including the title track, “The Right Thing Right” and “Upstarts”.

On a personal note, as I coincidentally happened to be in Las Vegas that weekend for a law enforcement-hosted relay race from Baker to Las Vegas, it was fitting that his band played a Clash-inspired version of “I Fought The Law” by Bobby Fuller.

Apr 3

Kill Uncle and The Last of the Famous International Playboys re-issue

Pre-orders and digital downloads are now available for two re-issues this month Morrissey’s 1991 album “Kill Uncle” and the maxi-single “The Last of the Famous International Playboys”.

Both will include previously unreleased tracks and new cover artwork.

Tickets are available to see my Morrissey/The Smiths tribute band in May. We’ll be in Austin TX on May 11 at the Pachanga Latin0 Music Festival and May 22 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood presented by Goldenvoice. Hope you can make it.