Review: Morrissey live at Radio City Music Hall

Posted by The G on October 11, 2012 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

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Morrissey

Morrissey

I’m having quite a good Morrissey week!  Prior to his sold out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 10, 2012, I met Morrissey!  Still on a cloud from the night before, watching Morrissey perform is otherworldly.  Every move, every motion and every word that comes out of his mouth is epic.  After a very brief set by on again/off again tour opener Kristeen Young, a 30 minute montage of clips featuring videos by Shocking Blue and New York Dolls was projected onto a large screen and then at the stroke of 9 pm, Morrissey hit the stage.

Morrissey

Morrissey

His voice sounded better to me than it has in past tours which really showed on songs such as “I Know It’s Over” by The Smiths.  There was quite a nice mix of Smiths songs and Morrissey solo tracks and even new(ish) material like “People Are the Same Everywhere.”  He spoke to the audience after every song with occasional funny anecdotes like when he told the crowd that he took a cab in New York the other day and the cab driver spoke English and knew where he was going.  He continued “That was the whole story.”  He also referenced his appearance on the Colbert Report from the night before and asked the audience if he made a fool of himself on TV, “because [he] tends to do that a lot.”

Morrissey

Morrissey

Some of the highlights of the hour and a half concert for me were seeing die-hard Morrissey fans lose their shit during the intro to every song.  Hearing the entire Radio City Music Hall sing along to songs like “Everyday is Like Sunday” or Smiths classics like “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” “I Know It’s Over” and “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” induced chills many times.  Another highlight was the show’s centerpiece – “Meat is Murder,” which featured a montage of clips of animal cruelty as the song was played under red lights.   As you can expect at a Morrissey show, he shook hands and let much of the front row touch and grab at him, threw his shirt into the audience and many people in the front made a run for it onto the stage trying to get a piece of Morrissey before getting tackled by security guards.

Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey was recently interviewed and asked why he is touring without a new record and his answer was simply “because a lot of people like me.”  I think that is the understatement of the year.  Regardless, I am happy to have another Morrissey show under my belt because he is simply amazing!

See the setlist after the jump.

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The West Memphis Three Attend NYC Film Premiere

Posted by The G on October 10, 2011 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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West Memphis Three

West Memphis Three (on left)

On October 10, 2011 as part of the New York Film Festival, the West Memphis Three (from left in top picture: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley) attended the premiere of “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” a documentary about their wrongful imprisonment for the murder of 3 boys in 1993.  In 1993, Damien, Jason and Jessie were arrested, charged and convicted of killing 3 young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, even though they maintained their innocence in the crimes and concrete evidence proving their guilt was never produced.  It was alleged that the trio killed the children as part of a satanic ritual.  After multiple documentaries were made and after 18 years of prison sentences served, the West Memphis Three got their sentence overturned.  During this time, new evidence came to light proving the West Memphis Trio did not commit these crimes.  To avoid a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas, the trio was released only after pleading guilty to the crimes!

From left: Jason Baldwin, the filmmakers and Damien Echols.

The film was incredible and it’s really scary to see the holes our justice system being exposed!  The West Memphis Trio was recently released from prison and as you can imagine, there was not a dry eye in the house when two of the 3 guys came out after the film to do a brief question and answer session.  Jessie Misskelley was in attendance, but preferred not to get on stage.  “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” will be airing on HBO soon, so definitely check out this film.  It’s a tragic, yet fascinating story that will raise all kinds of questions in your mind after you see it.

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

An Encounter with Matt Damon

Posted by The G on October 11, 2010 under Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

Photo taken with my hand.

Matt Damon and G

Listen up C list actors and actresses that think your sh-t doesn’t stink.  Please take a lesson from A-lister Matt Damon who is extremely nice to fans!  Considering how famous the man is and thinking about how often people must bombard him for autographs and pictures, I cannot get over how cool Matt Damon was when I met him.  I was at a press conference for his latest film “Hereafter,” and moments before being drilled by the press, I met the actor.  Not only was he extremely nice, when I thanked him for the photo op, he thanked me in return!  What a class act!  Thanks again Matt!!

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