Morrissey runs a tight ship of drones

Posted January 25th, 2008 by eric

This is an incredibly eye-opening piece about Morrissey’s inner circle written by a man who managed to be accepted into Morrissey’s entourage, who was flown into the US from the UK only to be unceremoniously dismissed after one day of service. The article presents no bias against Morrissey. In fact, the opposite is true. Andrew Winters was a long-time fan, having seen The Smiths back in 1983 and Morrissey solo multiple times over the two intervening decades. Even in his brief tenure, Mr. Winters was privy to many of the odd, often arbitrary, criteria Morrissey would use to judge his employees’ stock and worth, including one’s record collection, one’s grooming, one’s eating habits, and one’s ability not to seem “boring” yet without being “overenthusiastic” or, God forbid, an admitted “admirer” of the man or his music. Evidently, Mr. Winters failed on an account he can’t for the life of him reconcile. Even Morrissey’s personal assistant had no idea. He was simply given instructions to return to the airport for his flight back home after a scant 24 hours. 

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  • 1 K // Jan 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Man. I so want to apply! 24 hours with Morrissey! It could be a reality TV show.