One Day in the Life of Morrissey

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What do you suppose Morrissey does in his free time? Now is an especially good time to wonder, because Moz's scheduled show in Beaumont this Saturday, already postponed once, has now been postponed indefinitely on doctor's orders, until it gets rescheduled again. (In case you hadn't already heard.)

But if you're anything like me, and who isn't, you spend a great deal of time contemplating this question and draw most of your conclusions from the video for his song "Suedehead." You know, the one where he's stalking James Dean as much as one feasibly can in the English countryside and riding a tractor in the dead of winter with an expression of utter misery on his face.

But luckily, we don't have to wonder much. Morrissey, as seen in the video, is utterly obsessed with taking pictures, primarily of himself. And with a little filling in of the blanks, we can all see what Morrissey does every day just from looking at the sequence of his album covers and singles. Thus, Rocks Off presents A Day in the Life of Morrissey, assembled entirely from photos taken from his vast musical oeuvre.

"In the Future When All's Well" Morrissey is reminded of his own mortality and the futility of existence by this rather disappointing ice cream.

"You Have Killed Me" Morrissey just might die with a smile on his face...if this train ever runs on time.

"Something Is Squeezing My Skull" Morrissey tries to pick up this statue, but it's just not happening today. He will return and try again tomorrow.

"That's How People Grow Up" Morrissey is taking a nice, relaxing swim, but then he remembers that he is very angry at the British Parliament. He gets out to give them a stern admonition, while wearing only a towel.

"I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" Morrissey is feeling down again, but then he gets a bag of Fonzies and all is well in the world once more.

"The Youngest Was the Most Loved" / "I Have Forgiven Jesus" Morrissey is attending a smashing wedding and has even brought a bottle of champagne for the bride and groom, but suddenly the priest falls ill and cannot perform the ceremony. Enter Morrissey, man of the cloth ordained for just such an occasion, to save the day.

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