Johnny’s Copyblogger Wrap-Up: Week of May 31, 2010

Johnny’s Copyblogger Wrap-Up: Week of May 31, 2010

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  1. I dunno John … Marr found my secret shrine to Robert Smith of the Cure, and threw a big ol’ hissy. And I thought Truant was a prima donna.

  2. Smith? And I thought Morrissey had hair appointments. When I met Smith, he had a large cheese pizza caught in his hair and didn’t even know it was there.

    Also, he took offense that we called ourselves “The Smiths” and suggested we change it to “Marrissey.” True story.

    Most sincerely,
    Johnny Marr

  3. Let’s keep Johnny Marr, one of the greatest guitarists ever. Don’t omit his work on Electronic in his bio, awesome body of work.

  4. I dunno Truant, “How Soon Is Now” definitely has the best intro of any Smiths song and it is haunting, but, “This Charming Man” had more overall appeal in my not at all humble opinion.

    Personally I was more of a Jam fan and I was shocked the other day when I found a badge from a concert that said on it “Jam ’em in 79” Yes indeed it was 3frickin1 years ago.

    As I am rambling about nothing let me continue. in 1982 I went to a gig that had U2 as the SUPPORT! On with them were the Beat (called The English Beat over here) who were awesome.

    2 years ago I went to see them play again here in Orlando and they were still great although I felt a tad old watching a band perform the same songs I had eagerly jumped about to 27 years earlier. I waved my colostomy bag eagerly though.

  5. Tim, if Mr. Marr says “How Soon is Now?” is is the greatest Smiths song ever, it bloody well is.

    And why are you addressing Truant? Did he sneak back in here?

  6. Andrew, Marr also did incredible work with Matt Johnson’s The The in the 90s. Great stuff.

    But he writes like a punk from Ohio trying to sound British, edited by a clown in Texas. I can’t figure that out.

  7. @ Brian – Oops sorry my bad, after all JM should know, right?

    How about a serious of iconic pop stars doing the wrap up?

    I’d like to see a surly Paul Weller complain about everything and then blame it all on Maggie Thatcher and the Conservative Government.

    Then you could get Pete Townsend to do a brilliant, enigmatic, solo wrap up before smashing the site to bits and kicking Truant in the nuts as he lay on the ground.

    And maybe Robert E Smith could cover his wrap up with mascara and then make it wear a huge black shirt attempting to disguise the fact it was simply too fat to be parading round a cool site like this 😉

  8. Damn, how old are you, Brownson? Not that I know who the hell you are, but I know everyone ELSE is curious.

    There’s a chance that the Texas clown might have added the thing about the best Smiths song ever. If that turned out to be true, it’s also possible that both Truant and I might really like “How Soon is now?” but find it hard to nail down a favorite out of the entire “Louder Than Bombs” collection.

    Most sincerely,
    Johnny Marr

  9. Tim, your hurtful comment about Robert Smith has just made scores of emo girls cry. No wait … that was completely unrelated.


  10. I didn’t realize that you composed How Soon Is Now. It IS the best Smiths song. No matter what rich people think.

    Is it really time to learn about Scribe? I’ve been resistant which is another word for lazy.

  11. ‘Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning’ is from ‘Vauxhall and I’, which was recorded some 8 years after they last worked together. So, you know, he wouldn’t have said that to Johnny. You don’t have to be an anorak to know that either 😉

  12. Steve, yes, well … umm, I don’t know if you know this, but there was a lot of drug use in the 80s. And the 90s, for that matter.

    In fact, I’m pretty sure whomever wrote this post is on drugs as we speak. Not the editor who should have fact-checked it, mind you, just the writer.

  13. Actually, I did play on Vauxhall. Morrissey asked me to, and then at the end didn’t want to pay me.

    I said, “Oy! Give me my money!”

    He said, “I don’t have the money. Tell you what. As a compromise, how about we just not credit you on the album and pretend you don’t exist instead?”

    In retrospect, it wasn’t my best day as a negotiator.

    Sincerely –
    Johnny Trua-, erm, I mean Marr

  14. Johnny Marr was the best new Johnny y’all could find?

    Dang… he wasn’t even the best performer of “How Soon Is Now.” Didn’t you see Charmed?!? Love Spit Love pwned that track.

    If you need help getting in touch with Rivers, Depp or Five, drop me a line… I know people.

    (PS: I used to have the hots for Robert Smith. The last time I saw him live, he looked like Uncle Fester. Major turn-off. As in, “turn off the lights so he can’t see what a whore I am.” It was fun.)

  15. I’ll tell you how old I am Marr, my first car was a Vauxhall Viva!

    I’m 329 in doggie years, so I’m wearing quite well although that picture in the attic looks dreadful.

  16. I’ll take Hank Williams layin’ down some chops any day. All you punk rockers don’t know what real music is. Whenever you need inspiration, Johnny…listen to the original ” Statue of a Fool” By Jack Greene, for a song that will rip your guts out. (Ricky Van Shelton did a passable cover).

    If you’re ever gonna be a great writer, ya gotta experience pain to find passion. Of course, some will say that listening to country music is all the pain they need.

    Seriously…I love both Johnny Truant and Johnny Marr.

    Steve Benedict
    Country Music DJ- Emeritus

  17. I think Steve has set the stage for our next Johnny — the man in black himself. He will, sadly, have to put the post together from beyond the grave, but surely we can manage that. And June can fix his spelling.

  18. Sonia, you well know our wish list in order of desirability:

    1. Johnny Cash
    2. Johnny Carson
    3. Johnny Rotten
    4. Johnny Marr
    5. Johnny Knoxville

    When you look at it that way, it could have been much worse.

  19. “Pussyfooting”? “British”?!

    I say old chap, I don’t like to complain but don’t you think that’s a little, um, well, you know…

    Some people – I’m not saying me – might take offence at that kind of thing. I’m sure you didn’t mean any harm, but it’s possible that um, well… er actually on second thoughts I’ve probably misunderstood. I’m always getting the wrong end of the stick.

    So sorry.

  20. Brian – if you want to appeal to Brits of a certain age, you should know there’s a groundswell of support for Johnny Morris.

    Don’t think I didn’t notice the Thesis ad on that particular clip. I can’ tell you’ve done your keyword research. 😉

  21. Hi guys,

    Thanks for the wrap-up Johnny. Very entertaining as usual. I didn’t really have a favorite blog this week. I guess everybody had too much holiday. LOL!!!

    Kind regards,

  22. Good write-up, but sorry you lost your job as writer for Copyblogger. : (

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