Monthly Archives: October 2012

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The Greatest Ride of our Lives Part 6: Burning Man

The cross-country road trip our family undertook this summer had a purpose, a destination, a goal: Burning Man, in the Nevada desert. Regular readers and friends might know that I’ve...
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A Light That Never Goes Out. American Dates Now In.

A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths will be published by Crown Archetype  in America on December 4. To coincide with the book’s publication, I’ll be doing...
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A Light That Never Goes Out. Goes on tour.

I am happy to announce two book events in the UK this November. Expect some radio appearances to coincide. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21ST, at the BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE, GREENWICH, LONDON. 7:30pm:...
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Morrissey in Albany/Smiths on Twitter

At 3pm EST today (8pmGMT), Friday October 19th, I’ll be engaging in my first ever Twitter Q&A, talking about my book and the Smiths in general. Come on to Twitter,...
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Today FM interview

In September, I was interviewed by Paul McLoone at TodayFM in Ireland about my Smiths biography, A Light That Never Goes Out. It was a good one. (That may not...
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Johnny Marr’s pre-Smiths, post-punk influences: a YouTube playlist

One of the more interesting aspects of researching my Smiths biography was talking to Johnny Marr about the thriving post-punk scene of the very late 1970s and the very early...
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Eight Track Cartridges: A museum opens in Roxbury

During our family’s recent road trip across America, I made a point of visiting music museums, from Memphis to Kansas City to Cleveland. I hadn’t expected to return home to...
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The Greatest Ride of Our Lives Part 5: The Grand Canyon

As a writer, I’m understandably wary of the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But when it comes to the Grand Canyon… I was speechless. The photographs...
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