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A_Nurse


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Posted Sun Feb 8th, 2009 12:58pm Post subject: Is Mr Fry a Smiths Fan ?
I hope so but I get the impression he isn't.

"Fame, Fame, fatal Fame
It can play hideous tricks on the brain
But still I'd rather be Famous
Than righteous or holy, any day
Any day, any day ..."

"And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine"

"A scanty bit of a thing
With a decorative ring
That wouldn't cover the head of a goose
As Rose collects the money in a canister
Who comes sliding down the banister ?
The vicar in a tutu
He's not strange
He just wants to live his life this way "


If there is a better lyricist than Morrissey then I'm England's National Hockey Stadium based at Milton Keynes.

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Rain Dog


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Posted Mon Feb 9th, 2009 2:22pm Post subject: Is Mr Fry a Smiths Fan ?
Someone asked Stephen on Twitter some time ago whether he knew Morrissey, since they both are big fans of Oscar Wilde. I can't remember the exact answer, but I think it was something like that they haven't met but Stephen adores both Wilde and Morrissey. I think.

Somehow however I'm not sure if The Smiths is the kind of music Stephen would listen to.

slightly off-topic, but I love The Smiths...
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A_Nurse


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Posted Mon Feb 9th, 2009 6:09pm Post subject: Is Mr Fry a Smiths Fan ?
I think that's because he mentions Heavy Rock so much but you would think lyrically he could only love the Smiths.

Most of Morrissey's work would be right up his street would it not....'Girlfriend in a Coma' would surely have the Big Man laughing.

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Rain Dog


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Posted Mon Feb 9th, 2009 7:53pm Post subject: Is Mr Fry a Smiths Fan ?
I think that's because he mentions Heavy Rock so much but you would think lyrically he could only love the Smiths.

Most of Morrissey's work would be right up his street would it not....'Girlfriend in a Coma' would surely have the Big Man laughing.

You might be right.. I wouldn't have thought Abba was his kind of music either..

I don't think I would be so into The Smiths either if it wasn't for Morrissey's great lyrics. Though the music is great too, they kind of work together on some sweet, melancholy level.

It would certainly be interesting to know what Stephen thinks of The Smiths.
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speckledband


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Posted Sat Feb 21st, 2009 8:26pm Post subject: Is Mr Fry a Smiths Fan ?
I don't know if Mr Fry likes the smiths but i know i love them!(and Morrissey)
In fact i went 20 miles to Birmingham this week just to buy Morrisseys new album Years Of Refusal
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