Morrissey as Superman? We’re so there

Morrissey

With Man of Steel leaping over box office records (I kinda liked it), I was delighted to stumble upon this bit of superhero fanboy art. Someone has taken it upon himself to take post-punk/New Wave icons — including queer icon Morrissey, pictured — and re-imagine them as classic comic book heroes. Sure, Morrissey doesn’t have Henry Cavill’s pecs, but can Cavill burrow under your skin with plaintive lyrics of doomed romantic pointlessness? … I didn’t think so.

You can see all the pieces of cover art here.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Morrissey cancels Dallas show due to health issues, will reschedule

Morrissey

If you’re a fan of music, you’ve probably been looking forward to Morrissey’s concert at the Palladium next Monday. The sexually ambiguous former frontman of The Smiths is one of the enduring icons of modern music.

Well, you’ll have a wait a little longer.

Morrissey’s doctors have ordered the 53-year-old singer to rest for two weeks following diagnosis of a bleeding ulcer and esophageal disorder, according to his rep, which all but cancels his planned Texas tour, including his Dallas appearance on the 18th. His tour is now scheduled to pick up on the 21st, in Denver.

As new Texas dates will be announced soon, ticketholders are being urged to hold onto their tickets until his appearance is rescheduled.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Morrissey in concert tonight at McFarlin Auditorium

The man still is a “Work of Art”

Even with more than 30 years in the music industry, Morrissey still retains an air of mystery. That’s part of his allure. Sure we’ve discovered tidbits about the former Smiths singer, but his hidden side is part of his odd sex appeal that fans can not get enough of. Just don’t eat a hamburger around the guy.

DEETS: McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane. 8 p.m. $40–$50. Ticketmaster.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Queer Music News: Morrissey’s dog bite; Madonna in studio; George Michael and NOTW

The Morrissey online zine True To You reported Monday that the singer was bit by a dog. And it doesn’t sound too pretty.

Information regarding Morrissey’s hand and arm injuries; Morrissey’s show at the London Palladium sold out in five minutes

11 July 2011

Morrissey sustained hand and arm injuries recently after being attacked by a dog in England. Morrissey has attended hospital in Malmo (Sweden) where x-rays reveal a fractured index finger on his right hand. The cracked bone is at the tip of the finger. The injury will not affect upcoming shows.
Morrissey is delighted with the news that tickets for the London Palladium sold out in five minutes.

Dog bites suck but this kind of punctuates his mild streak of bad luck. In an interview with Pitchfork last month, the out singer mentioned his new album is complete but he won’t record it without a label. And apparently they’re not calling him. Ouch. 

CBS reports that Madonna is officially in the studio recording her 12th album. This will be the follow-up to 2008′s God-awful Hard Candy. She’s working with producers David Guetta and A-Trak, according to Rolling Stone, but Idolator mentions a whole slew of names on the potential collab roster. 

• As U.K.’s News of the World came to a screeching halt, George Michael publicly declared his elation over Rupert Murdoch’s questionable publication. Monday, the singer was on a Twitter rant that was both interesting and entertaining. Now he’s going to be asked about them, according to this tweet.

Could Michael have a new career as a media pundit? Monday’s tweets have been utter gold.

—  Rich Lopez

News: Wikileaks, Andy Cohen, Czech Republic, Aspirin, Morrissey

Road Clay Shirky: Wikileaks and the Long Haul. "I am conflicted about the right balance between the visibility required for counter-democracy and the need for private speech among international actors. Here’s what I’m not conflicted about: When authorities can’t get what they want by working within the law, the right answer is not to work outside the law. The right answer is that they can’t get what they want."

Exitwave Road'Exit Wave' wins Photoradar's Digital Camera Photo of the Year award.

RoadCertifiably insane hand model.

Road Lesbian Iraqi couple fears deportation from Sweden.

RoadJames Franco wanted a role in Twilight: "He apparently got so desperate that he reached out to director Bill Condon to cast him – but was turned down."

RoadObama, GOP strike deal on Bush tax cuts.

RoadWATCH: Glee does Britain's X-Factor.

RoadCracks delay launch of first privately funded spacecraft into orbit.

RoadDaily aspirin linked to steep drop in cancer risk: "Specifically, a British research team unearthed evidence that a low-dose aspirin (75 milligrams) taken daily for at least five years brings about a 10 percent to 60 percent drop in fatalities depending on the type of cancer."

Morrissey RoadMorrissey and Johnny Marr will not allow conservative PM David Cameron liking The Smiths' music: "I beg you to notice the unbearable dimension of sorrow that David Cameron is attempting to inflict upon British wildlife."

RoadLance Bass: Adopt, don't buy, dogs.

RoadNew HIV network forms in Asia.

RoadHoward Stern to iTunes? "The shock jock has been in negotiations for a new contract with Sirius XM Radio (his multi-year, 0 million deal expires at year's end), but there still isn't news from the company about renewing the partnership. The silence on a new contract means the network is missing the chance to snap up new subscriptions this holiday season, and many believe it's a surefire signal that Sirius is seriously in trouble, i.e., about to lose their biggest star. In the meantime, a rumor that Apple could snag the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" in a new 0 million deal has suddenly gained major traction."

Road Hayden Christensen vanishes on 7th street.

RoadWe Were Here documentary looks at AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.

Cohen RoadAndy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live gets five-night-a-week tryout.

RoadCzech authorities condemned for arousal test on gay asylum seekers: "The process, called phallometric testing, involves measuring sexual arousal by monitoring blood flow into the penis. In this case gay asylum seekers are shown heterosexual pornography to see if they get an erection. If the claimant becomes aroused, their chances of asylum become less likely."

RoadDancing with the Stars won't be hosting a same-sex competitive couple: "If Portia had agreed then this would have been a done deal. She was the only star that could have pulled this off without completely offending the program's conservative viewers."

RoadHellboy star Ron Perlman dons drag for new film: "I'm wearing a dress, a wig, I had my legs, chest and arms shaved. I had a beautiful pedicure and a lovely manicure, and I was the ugliest woman you've ever seen in your life, which is why I took the job. They offered me two different roles and I went for the transsexual because I felt like when the door opens and you see that it's me, it should get a 'Yuck!'"


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News: Morrissey, China, Rachel Maddow, HIV, Fish

 road Morrissey isn't backing down from his statement that the "Chinese are a subspecies" because of their lack of laws protecting animals. 

Ra road Rachel Maddow is pissed at Curbed for publishing her home address: They may get a lot of page views for that, but I think they would have gotten just as many page views if they had redacted my address and considered my safety and privacy. Whoever at Curbed decided the actual address and floor plan was necessary to get those page views, I hope they die in a fire." 

 road Bristol Palin didn't go to her high school prom because she was knocked up.

 road NYC promoter Dougie Meyer was the victim of a hate crime Friday night: “…got the living shit beat out of me tonite [sic] when 3 black men jumped me for being gay. Their exact words were “fuck you, you fucking faggot!”

 road Did supposedly straight rock singer Ian Watkins make a gay sex tape?

 road A history as to why you get the day off from work tomorrow.

 road The New World Trade Center will be up in no time.

 road China will hear a legal case based on job discrimination against those infected with HIV.

Shrekfish

 road This may be one ugly fish but it doesn't look that much like Shrek. 

 road Architect Markus Dochantsch on designing Madonna's school for girls in Malawi: "The design is not just about aesthetics and materials but about helping to understand the society you're building for. For example, in Africa, you realize the importance of open space, of being outside and understanding nature. So we designed a very open pedestrian campus."

 road Zac Efron gets scruffy.

 road Queen Latifah's trainer Jillian Michaels on the gay rumors: "I have gay friends, but I'm not gay."

 road RIP political cartoonist Paul Conrad.

 road Sarah Palin's neighbor moves out of Alaska to start writing a book on the former governor.


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—  John Wright