Monday, March 16, 2009
Ok, So I am playing catch up a bit. We went to see Morrissey in concert last week in Durham after we drove to Asheville first to see him, but he was sick and cancelled. ANYWAY, he released a new CD called "Years of Refusal" that is pretty good and he played 4 or 5 songs off of that. He also played 4 or 5 songs from when he was the lead singer of the Smiths and those were really fun to hear and then of course some songs off of other Morrissey albums. He played for about and hour and a half which was great and also left you wanting to hear more. They came back on stage for one encore and then the drummer kicked the drums apart so we figured they probably wouldn't come back after that and they didn't.
We thought the stage backdrop was pretty cool and we also liked that before he took the stage they played vintage clips of shows and music videos. It was very entertaining and fun to watch. At age 49/50, he takes his shirt off when he gets sweaty and throws it into the crowd and then puts on a new one. That was funny and I also liked the way he makes the cord to the microphone dance. Good stuff. We both decided that he can really write a song!