Morrissey: 'I Have No Love for Myself as a Human Being'

We know you’re shocked by that headline. It’s from the Morrissey interview with Billboard. We don’t have much to add here beyond asking you, is it really so strange?

Morrissey on Gaga:

“Even Lady Gaga said to me, ‘You showed me how it’s done.’ I have no idea what she meant by ‘it.'”

Morrissey on new music:

“I say without bitterness that it is nothing new. I like the idea of women who are in full control, but I am tired of seeing singers who cannot deliver a song without the aide of seven hundred and fifty frenzied dancers assuming the erotic. It is actually fraudulent, and the exact opposite of erotic. Edith Piaf was seven inches high, always wore a modest black dress, and sang without stage sets or lights, and her voice roared above the wind, with the most incredible powers of communication. I’d like to see McDonna [Madonna] attempt that.”

We’ll interject here merely to say, McDonna! You’re the best Morrissey.

Morrissey on touring:

“It is incredibly expensive to tour, and without a sponsor or a rich spinster aunt, we can’t travel very far. I’d need to inherit a shipping fortune to get myself to South America, for example. Australia might as well be Pluto.”

Morrissey on Morrissey:

“The paradox is that I have no love for myself as a human being, but I have immense pride in the music I make, and I believe it has an important place.” Morrissey: 'I Have No Love for Myself as a Human Being'