In a recent Billboard interview, the always outspoken Morrissey drops his usual boatload of info, insults and self deprecation.
There’s been an increasing amount of talk about the supposed Morrissey autobiography in the works, all in short spurts over long periods of time. In recent interviews, Moz has been becoming more and more candid about his book, telling Billboard in a recent interview that his memoir will see the light of day in December 2012, just in time for Christmas and the end of the world (although not in that order).
2012 marks the 30 year anniversary of the formation of the Smiths, and the beginning of Morrissey as a creative force in the way British alternative music would be made. “I see it as the sentimental climax to the last 30 years.” In typical Moz fashion, he has been hinting at just how tell-all and destructive its pages will be. “It will not be published until December 2012, which gives me just enough time to pack all I own in a box and disappear to central Brazil. The innocent are named and the guilty are protected.”
As Morrissey interviews typically run, he doesn’t go without his usual quips and self pity. When talking about the passion behind the songs chosen in a setlist, he describes the opposite, formulaic route as being akin to Michael Bublé – in other words, “famous and meaningless.”
Morrissey is still without a label which makes his current touring situation difficult “without a sponsor or a rich spinster aunt.” In the ensuing months, Moz hopes to land some sort of deal that will allow him to record and release his next album, but until then, only Universal has showed interest, with contact falling somewhere between the two month mark.
All of this, and hopefully a short blurb about his recent run in with a wild dog, can be sought after in his pending life story.