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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Q/A with Morrissey

Good evening. We're most delighted and very proud that Morrissey has agreed to a Q/A session on our blog. This is your chance to ask whatever you always wanted to know about the living icon, singing modern day Oscar Wilde, and legendary poet that we all know as Moz.

This is how it works:


  • All questions must be posted ANONYMOUSLY in the comment section of this article. 

  • The seminal artiste will then decide which questions he'd like to answer, and when.

  • There is no dead line. Ask your questions whenever you like.



For convenience, I will pin this article on the right side of the screen, as soon as I've figured out how. And now - ask away.



117 comments:

  1. Do you secretly dream of becoming an X-factor judge to finally find someone who deserves the terms "talented" and "interesting", and to revolutionise the whole concept of the show?

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  2. In a recent Australian interview, you mentioned that you carry notebooks with you to jot things down in when inspiration strikes, but that most people are so boring your notebooks are… consequently…blank. Do you think most people are inherently boring, or do you believe it's the world/society that makes them so?

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    1. The world is full of crashing bores. They only have themselves to blame.

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    2. Is this answer more than 140 characters?

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  3. A number of related questions in one post:

    You often say that you "don't like people", you sang that "love is just a miserable lie" and decades later "I'm OK by myself". If the whole love and relationship thing is so far from your reality, so 'not for you', why has it always been so present in your music? Do you really enjoy being lonely, is it a choice, or are you just coping with the loveless life that was inflicted upon you? Can the eternal contradiction between desire for love on the one hand and unwillingness to engage with people on the other hand ever be resolved? Extra question: At what age did you get aware that you'll (have to) lead a loveless life?

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    1. We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. Life is very long when you're lonely.

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  4. In The Decay of Lying, Wilde said, “Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching.” Do you believe thinking (or overthinking) can possibly be an unhealthy tendency?

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    1. "Somebody stop me from thinking, from thinking all the time. So bleakly, so bleakly, so bleakly all the time."

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  5. You published your autobiography in 2013, and recently stated that you've finished your novel. When it comes to your literary choices regarding genre, do you prefer fictional or non-fictional books? Is a story more touching and relevant when/because it really happened, or are these unrelated subjects?

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  6. You said in an interview with WINK magazine last year that you adore silence, yet many people seem terrified of being quiet or alone with their own thoughts, and seem to require constant social interaction and distractions. Why do you think there is such a fear of solitude and quietness in modern life? As an aside, which noises/sounds do you find particularly intolerable?

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    1. Silences force truths. No one wants the truth. I cannot tolerate champing.

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  7. You have toured extensively again this year. Are there still any venues left you have yet to appear live in, but would really like too?

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    1. The Star and Garter on the Smiths night.

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  8. You have recently mentioned the four awards that you are to be awarded. Three of the four awards are thanking you for your animal rights activism. Even though that is great, do you still feel sad that you don't get more recognition for you and the bands musical contributions.

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    1. There are very few people whose opinion matters, so therefore being recognised by those who are themselves unrecognisable is neither here nor there nor anywhere.

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  9. What would you do if you were put in charge of the music industry for a year. Would you be able to eradicate the lock-jawed pop-stars, that are thicker than pig shit? How would you go up against the likes of X Factory etc?

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    1. There is no music industry. There are no labels. There is no future.

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  10. You receive a lot of letters, gifts and flowers on stage from the members of your audience. Do you have a favourite gift to receive?

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    1. Blue roses, of course; although getting this message across has been somewhat difficult.

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  11. You've led a nomadic life for the past 10 years. Does this come from touring which has made you not want to stay in the same place for a very long time? Or do you travel for new inspiration? Do you love the freedom? Or is it just simply boredom?

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  12. If you were granted 3 wishes: one for yourself, one for the world, and a bonus wish, what would you wish for?

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    1. Love Peace and Harmony would be very nice.

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  13. Why has my question been deleted? I hope this site isn't going to become like Solow. It was a question that has never been asked in interviews before. Not happy.

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    1. Sorry Anon, that isn't the kind of question we are looking for on here. If you try to post again I will delete again. Your question was more like you come from soLow. My deletion represents that I don't. I have taken a screenshot of your question before I deleted it. So if Morrissey wants to see it, I can send it to him.

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    2. "not the sort of question we are looking for"??? What riveting question was yours then, "do you secretly dream of becoming an X-factor judge?" At least my question had a bit of grit to it.
      You seem to be disappearing up your own a*se and are in danger of making the same mistake that Rat made. Rat got dropped like a hot stone. Beware, you'll be next.

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    3. Hi Rat,

      Your blog is dead. The Parody that new was will never be.

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    4. *Never was

      Sorry I was eating KFC at the time.

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    5. I am smiling here. Not everyone who has a difference of opinion is Rat and on this occasion it was me, King of the anons, who posted the deleted question and subsequent questioning of the deletion.
      I was genuinely interested to know what Morrissey thinks about the subject, but never mind. Let's move on.

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    6. Where do you see yourself in 10 or 15 years time ? Country of residence ? Still touring or perhaps writing books ?
      Alone or in a relationship ? ( It seems that everyone thinks that you are single at present
      but perhaps you are not. )

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  14. Where do you see yourself in 10 or 15 years time ? Country of residence ? Still touring or perhaps writing books ?
    Alone or in a relationship ? ( It seems that everyone thinks that you are single at present
    but perhaps you are not. )

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    1. Dead. There is no alternative worth holding on for.

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  15. With such a smooth and mesmerizing voice, you'd make a perfect radio dj (especially a late night show) - is that something you would EVER consider?

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    1. Is there a radio station who would have me? Perhaps North Norfolk Digital.

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    2. Only if you are Alan Partridge - maybe I am on the wrong web blog thingy?!?

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  16. Dear Alf

    I haven’t been looking – but I’ve somehow managed to notice that Justin Bieber’s shoulders have exponentially broadened in the last 6 months, and that’s with no photoshop, and from all angles.

    I’ve also happened to notice that a certain pair of lilypad print, lilac-hued culottes that he used to wear, which he may or may not have been trying to (unsuccessfully) pass off as some kind of board shorts, have sadly never made a reappearance.

    I really think there is very little question here, that the old lilac-hued, lilypad print culottes should now be worn TOGETHER, with his brand spanking new shoulders. It’s called using the marvelous, to highlight the exceptional.

    My question to you Alf is - can you fax Scooter Braun?

    I’m going to WhatsApp him.

    - Anonymous

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    1. Those lilypad print culottes, are quite simply HIDEOUS!!!

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  17. Which song do you wish you had written ?

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  18. When composing a song, do you write from the heart or the mind ?

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  19. Which of these should I picture you in? Jaguar F-type, Ashton Martin Vantage, Porsche 911, or Mercedes Benz slr?

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  20. Are you still as disillusioned with the world as the the day you contrived of The Smiths? What has changed since 1982? More importantly, What hasn't changed that continues to fuel you as an artist?

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  21. Be honest, has it become annoying to have people invading the stage to hug you?  I ask because the security guards you have hired are no less then the spawn of Satan and they are very aggressive.  They are certainly not inviting.  Someone said Moz hugging has become and extreme sport and this I have found to be true.

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  22. Do you enjoy meeting fans and if so, under what conditions would you rather just be left alone?

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    1. A face to face meeting brings nothing but awkwardness and lies. This form of communication is much more real.

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  23. Do you believe that human extinction is imminent or can the world still be saved?

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  24. Like the fax machine, with text messaging or emails, you don’t have to deal with the extreme inconvenience of actually having to speak to anyone, and can even pretend you didn’t see the message until much later than when you actually received it, which is quite a plus. What is your preferred method of communication these days?

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  25. Why are you wearing two watches on the cover of Swords?

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  26. Does it annoy you that at some concerts the audience go wild when they hear a Smiths song, then quiet down again for the solo songs?

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  27. When remastering Late Night, Maudlin Street, why cut back the opening?

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  28. Are you finally happy in your own skin ? You seem to have changed in a positive way
    in the last couple of years or so.

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  29. What is your ideal holiday destination? Do you have one with being on the road so much or is a holiday just being at home (wherever that may be)?

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  30. Do you ever watch yourself back on YouTube?

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    1. Has someone really asked this? Ffs.

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  31. Would you ever release you own celebrity perfume?

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    1. Funnily enough, it has already been produced and will be in the shops for Christmas.

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    2. Which shops?

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  32. If "in the next life" you could choose to return as anything or anyone, who or what, would you like return as?

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  33. Do you think if you were a woman, you would have less, equal, or more success as an internationally known recording artist?

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    1. Now that's a good question...

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    2. Is it? It's like asking Patti Smith about being a man.

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  34. With songs such as "First of the Gang" "Ganglord" and "One of Our Own", what aspects of gang culture catch your attention so keenly that "you write as if you all lie side by side"?

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  35. My roommate thinks it is possible to be reincarnated as a rock. Do you believe this is so?

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    1. Your room mate needs to smoke less.

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    2. He doesn't even smoke. He goes to the Kabbalah Center that Madonna goes to.

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    3. He doesn't smoke anything. He goes to the Kabbalah Center were Madonna goes.

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  36. Do you believe there is a conspiracy between the governments and the super rich to keep the masses down?

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  37. If you were to die, and we know you never shall because you are immortal, would you rather be reincarnated into someone else, perhaps even a crashing bore, go to heaven, hell or purgatory or just disappear from consciousness forever?

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  38. Do your feel your lyrics reflect the person you are on a day to day basis? Do they accurately and honestly represent your real personality and you're true life experiences?

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  39. What is the first thing you think about when you wake up and the last thing you think of as you drift off to sleep?

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  40. Why do you come on Twitter so rarely and leave so quickly? 

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  41. If a time machine was created, what is the first thing you would go back in time to see or do, if anything?

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  42. Does being a sensitive person make one more sympathetic and empathetic towards others?

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  43. If The Smiths would never have happened (heavens forbid) what do you imagine might have become of you? 

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  44. If you could have been born in another place and time, which time and place would you choose?

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  45. Was Kurt Cobain murdered?

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  46. Do you ever get tired of seeing the same faces in the front row at your concerts or is it comforting for you?

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  47. Would you consider marrying me in an ancient occult blood sharing ritual in a graveyard at midnight during a full moon?

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  48. Do you think that love is cruel because whenever someone falls in love with you, they force you to hurt them?

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  49. Are you actually going to answer all these questions?

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  50. Can you tell who asked which questions?

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  51. Do you take 'milk' in your tea now you're vegan? If so, what sort and does it work?

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  52. Is there any hope for mankind?

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  53. What time is love?

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  54. Will the Chilcot report ever be published?

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  55. Are you orientated in time and space?

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  56. In 1984 you said, “the sexes have been too easily defined. People are so rigidly locked into these two little categories.” One would hope some progress has been made regarding this issue since the early 80's, do you believe there has been any? Also, what do you think would happen if people raised their children in an entirely gender-neutral fashion, and let them come to their own likes and dislikes?

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    1. The use of the word humasexual brought nothing but mocking. Nothing has changed. The boxes remain.

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  57. Over the years your songs have included a variety of musical instruments, including strings, accordion, and didgeridoo. Are there any instruments that haven’t found their way into one of your pieces yet that you would like to include in the future?

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    1. Finger cymbals, obviously!

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  58. Who is Morrissey?

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  59. Fernando Pessoa once said ‘'“In order to understand, I destroyed myself.”
    Do you believe that by dismanteling oneself an understanding of the true self will surface and will help us humans to 'reprogram' ourselves into a better person, or are we left with the knowledge of being nothing at all?

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    1. Very few humans have the capacity to think. The Daily Mail does it for them.

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  60. Something is squeezing my skull. Should I pop some strange pills?

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  61. have you written any new songs in 2015?

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    1. Yes. Uptown Funk, Love Me Like You Do, King, Lay Me Down, Hold My Hand, See You Again, Cheerleader, Want to Want Me, Not Letting Go, Are You with Me, House Every Weekend, Black Magic and my latest was Drag Me Down.

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    2. Chin up dear. ONE day you'll have a number ONE single. I'm sure of it...

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  62. "Morrissey has agreed to a Q/A session on our blog". When exactly did Morrissey agree to this? You are all fantasists and liars.

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    1. I think it must have been sometime earlier in this month that we call August. It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets, rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. Every now and then dropping asleep, I should dream that all hope was lost, and start like one frightened; then, finding it fast in the darkest corner of my heart, try to go to sleep again, but could not for a long while; then drop and start again. At last a fancy came into my head, that if I fell asleep, I should dream of HIM, and talk to him in my sleep, and tell that we were interested in a Q/A session, to which he agreed; and after that dream I could not sleep a wink more; so I passed that night over in joy and anticipation enough, and this, I may safely say, was the first night's rest that I lost by the wonders of this life, and the deceitfulness of surfaces.

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  63. Question: If somebody wanted to set up a fake parody blog about your life, what advice would you give them?

    Name: Sebastianus von Triplejones

    Age: 7

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  64. A serious question for you, then. The humour and playfulness in the songs will always be second to none. But you’ve shared some of the most poignant and heartbreaking feelings known to man. In your lyrics, you’ve articulated feelings in ways that very few people are ever able to. Once every 100 yrs? Maybe never? Nothing is more personal than our feelings. But feelings are also what make us our most vulnerable. My vulnerability is something I can’t think about. Because it terrifies me. Because it’s too much, to even know I’m that vulnerable at all. I carry it with me, and then I lie and have to pretend it isn’t there. But it’s always there. The stage must be cathartic, and singing is both emotive and very personally emotional for anyone who loves to. Has singing your songs on stage released the vulnerability from inside you that you must have felt when you very first wrote those words? Or do you feel everything inside all over again, many times when you still sing some of those same words? We all stay the same inside. Did I just answer my own question with that? To articulate the unspeakable was your gift, to share it publically is your art.

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  65. Do you believe in God?

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  66. I have no idea what 'publically' is. Obviously it wasn't me who wrote that.

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  67. I guess you'd rather give up tea before you give up listening to music, but are there ever situations when you prefer silence?

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  68. What is the meaning of your eyebrow gap?

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  69. What is your mind mostly occupied with - the past, the present, the future, or fantasy?

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  70. Your novel is due to be published at the end of next month. The title is very interesting and we have all just seen the cover. You spend time on Twitter and play characters and speak to very few, there has been lots of drama over the past four years. Has your online/twitter/blogging experience inspired the book.
    List of the Lost, the ones that once found you online and now no longer speak to you?
    Or is it just that everybody I'd lost in life in general?

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  71. When did you pen List of the Lost? This year, last year?

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  72. How can you prove that you are the one, the real Morrissey, answering here to all these silly questions?

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