If you were a child of the 80's and 90's or you just have a love of moody, hipster music...than you should know who Stephen Patrick Morrissey is.
The Smiths, Morrissey went on to have a solo career and I think that's when I really fell in love with his music. I listened to Bona Drag on constant repeat my first year of college. It was just me, my babydoll dresses, my black Doc Martens, my burgundy hair (that looked very much like Raggedy Anne) and my Morrissey CD's.
Gawd, I loved that music.
It was everything I needed during that rough child-to-adulthood, I'm in college and I have no friends and no boyfriend, #foreveralone transition I was experiencing. I would turn up Yes, I'm Blind, November Spawned a Monster, The Last Famous International Playboys and the always classic Suedehead.
I still love Morrissey's music and I've tried to get my boys into it but they're uncultured swine and if it isn't Dub Step, Reggae or Metal, they aren't having it.
I still have hope for my daughters. Hopefully I can pass on my love for Morrissey to them. I can see them now, sketching in their drawing books, black combat boots, hair hanging over one eye, listening to Morrissey and it sounding as fresh and relevant as it did when their mama was a lovelorn college student.
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