An open letter to Morrissey

Dear Morrissey,

Thank you for all the joy that you have brought to me and countless others over the past 26 years. Can you believe it has been so long? I can’t.
I’m very worried about you at the moment, Steven. You seem to be pushing yourself to do things that you do not want to do, primarily performing on a stage.
Correct me if I am mistaken, but you are clearly not enjoying it right now. You need to take a break.
If you were to retire we would not blame you, we have so many fond memories to look back on, you can only damage your reputation from here on. Please don’t push yourself so far that you become branded a hack, only continuing for the sake of the record companies wishes.

Remember Wolverhampton ’88? The fans queued for days and you let them in for free, as long as they wore one of your t shirts. You enjoyed that gig.
Remember Finsbury Park ’92? Yes, it was controversial but you fought them off and won. You enjoyed that gig too.

Can you remember the last gig that YOU enjoyed? Of course, we enjoy every single one, but I’m asking you the question. When did you last turn up to a venue and really relish the fact that you were going on stage? Albert Hall ’03 possibly, during your hiatus?

I say this in kindness and sadness, you need to take some time off. Kick back, relax, perhaps even go back to your old haunts in L.A? Hang out with Nancy [Sinatra]. Do whatever you have to do to enjoy it again, because if you don’t it will consume you and it will all be over.

Best Wishes,

Nathan L Collins.


  1. Hi Nathan

    Do you ever check your site?

    I’ve visited here, on and off, for a while now. You seem like a smart, decent, driven, young man.

    I hope you see this soon because when you comment back, I’d like to invite you to an interesting site that I think you would like. No, it isn’t porn.

    Hope to talk to you soon.

  2. And no, that essay site isn’t me.

    Funny how that just so happened to be posted, after no one leaving comments for months, except me. Weird eh?

    Come on and check in on your site already!

  3. Hey, I finally got through here, again!

    Hi Nathan

    I assume that you received the message I sent through your biz.

    So…did you check out –

    What do you think? Did you mention it to ptinworth?
    Get back here and reply.
    I used just some random e-mail address in that ‘required’ box, in order to comment here. So I can’t be reached there, it’s not mine. – Don’t know if it even belongs to anyone. Hope not.

    You DO seem to be a charming man.
    I am a female, by the way. – I’m not flirting with you, I’m just saying.

    Just so you know, you don’t have to register in order to post at ukcon.

    If you go there and decide you’re not interested, though how could you not be, you can then tell me to bug off and I’ll quit pestering you.

  4. Good Morning.
    Rise or Shine, Nathan!

    Whereas you have not left a reply here yet, I am forced to continue my badgering.

    You should of checked these comments by now.

  5. I would undersign your letter. Really nice how worried you are! but you´re right. He should take a time out – just relaxing and chiling. I mean he is no longer the youngest man he was 20 years ago…Please Steve – Take a rest! Hopefully he reads this!

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