Marrvelous Wilde OFS

31 years, devout Catholic/Secular Franciscan; listen to The Smiths/Morrissey/Johnny Marr; I like Morrissey's shirts/Marr's guitars/literature/Sherlock Holmes/films/animals. Most of the things I post on this blog are not mine, I borrow them from their real owners. When you want to post something, please indicate the exact source of your post. Thank you.

The Smiths, 1986

Photo credit: Jo Novark

Photos 1 & 7 borrowed from: thischarmlessgirl

Johnny playing Rory Gallagher’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster 

Photo credit: Pat Graham

Johnny playing Rory Gallagher’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster

Photo credit: Pat Graham

Morrissey - Earth is the Loneliest Planet of All (live at San Jose, May 7 2014)

Day after day you say “one day” but you’re in the wrong place and you’ve got the wrong face and humans are not really very humane and earth is the loneliest planet of all…

Johnny Marr

Photo credit: Jon Shard

When was the last time you got so angry that you felt like you were gonna just throw up. You know that kind of angry where you feel like you’re just gonna barf or cry?

"It happened quite recently actually. It happens on kind of a weekly basis when I hear people sing on those reality TV shows. They make me want to go into the corner, in the fetal position, and just sob and sob and sob. And then, there are a couple people I know, who are just always always late. I’m not claiming to be some saint, but you know how there are people who you know are just never ever gonna be on time? That makes me mad." - Johnny Marr (February, 2013)

Photo credit: Kevin Shea Adams
Source: http://www.vice.com/

Johnny Marr’s new tour dates


Johnny can now confirm the following Europe tour dates.

November

1st – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Paradiso Noord

2nd – Cologne, Germany, Luxor

3rd – Paris, France, La Maroquinerie

Tickets go on general sale from 10:00 AM – CET on Friday July 25th for the Amsterdam & Paris shows. And 09:00 AM – CET for Germany.

http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/135155 – Amsterdam
www.eventim.de – Germany
www.digitick.com - France


Source: www.johnny-marr.com

Johnny Marr’s new tour dates


Johnny can now confirm the following Europe tour dates.

November

1st – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Paradiso Noord

2nd – Cologne, Germany, Luxor

3rd – Paris, France, La Maroquinerie

Tickets go on general sale from 10:00 AM – CET on Friday July 25th for the Amsterdam & Paris shows. And 09:00 AM – CET for Germany.

http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/135155 – Amsterdam
www.eventim.de – Germany
www.digitick.com - France


Source: www.johnny-marr.com

Johnny Marr’s interview with Bliss Magazine (April 2012)

Source: www.johnny-marr.com

Johnny Marr’s interview with Bliss Magazine (April 2012)

Source: www.johnny-marr.com

Memorial for St. Bridget of Sweden, Religious and co-patroness of Europe - July 23

Saint Bridget (also called Birgitta) is the most celebrated saint of the Northern kingdoms, born about 1303; died 23 July, 1373.

Early life

She was the daughter of Birger Persson, governor and provincial judge (Lagman) of Uppland, and of Ingeborg Bengtsdotter. Her father was one of the wealthiest landholders of the country, and, like her mother, distinguished by deep piety. St. Ingrid, whose death had occurred about twenty years before Bridget’s birth, was a near relative of the family. Birger’s daughter received a careful religious training, and from her seventh year showed signs of extraordinary religious impressions and illuminations. To her education, and particularly to the influence of an aunt who took the place of Bridget’s mother after the latter’s death (c. 1315), she owed that unswerving strength of will which later distinguished her.


Marriage

In 1316, at the age of thirteen, she was united in marriage to Ulf Gudmarsson, who was then eighteen. She acquired great influence over her noble and pious husband, and the happy marriage was blessed with eight children, among them St. Catherine of Sweden. The saintly life and the great charity of Bridget soon made her name known far and wide. She was acquainted with several learned and pious theologians, among them Nicolaus Hermanni, later Bishop of Linköping, Matthias, canon of Linköping, her confessor, Peter, Prior of Alvastrâ, and Peter Magister, her confessor after Matthias. She was later at the court of King Magnus Eriksson, over whom she gradually acquired great influence. Early in the forties (1341-43) in company with her husband she made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. On the return journey her husband was stricken with an attack of illness, but recovered sufficiently to finish the journey. Shortly afterwards, however, he died (1344) in the Cistercian monastery of Alvastrâ in East Gothland.


Widowhood

Bridget now devoted herself entirely to practices of religion and asceticism, and to religious undertakings. The visions which she believed herself to have had from her early childhood now became more frequent and definite. She believed that Christ Himself appeared to her, and she wrote down the revelations she then received, which were in great repute during the Middle Ages. They were translated into Latin by Matthias Magister and Prior Peter.

St. Bridget now founded a new religious congregation, the Brigittines, or Order of St. Saviour, whose chief monastery, at Vadstena, was richly endowed by King Magnus and his queen (1346). To obtain confirmation for her institute, and at the same time to seek a larger sphere of activity for her mission, which was the moral uplifting of the period, she journeyed to Rome in 1349, and remained there until her death, except while absent on pilgrimages, among them one to the Holy Land in 1373. In August, 1370, Pope Urban V confirmed the Rule of her congregation. Bridget made earnest representations to Pope Urban, urging the removal of the Holy See from Avignon back to Rome. She accomplished the greatest good in Rome, however, by her pious and charitable life, and her earnest admonitions to others to adopt a better life, following out the excellent precedents she had set in her native land. The year following her death her remains were conveyed to the monastery at Vadstena. She was canonized, 7 October, 1391, by Boniface IX.


Source: http://www.newadvent.org/ (Catholic encyclopedia)

In the contemporary music scene, do people still laud guitars like they once did when you were starting out?

"In one way, technology has made instruments, in particular, the guitar more of an everyman object. It’s become as commonplace as a skateboard. It’s no longer as exotic or a rare thing as it once was. That’s a good thing.

But when it used to be exotic…in my case, I traveled miles and took two buses to a complete stranger’s place because I heard he had a guitar and I just wanted to see it. I’d stand out in the rain, knocking on the door, “Can I see this guitar you supposedly have?” That feeds obsession.

Guitars will never be replaced for what they do. They’re portable. They’re loud. They’re sexy. You cannot make a synthesizer or any replacement of guitar do what the guitar does. The electric guitar is never going to diminish. There isn’t going to be a great laptop rock ‘n’ roll band. There’s only one Kraftwerk.” - Johnny Marr (October 2011)

In the contemporary music scene, do people still laud guitars like they once did when you were starting out?

"In one way, technology has made instruments, in particular, the guitar more of an everyman object. It’s become as commonplace as a skateboard. It’s no longer as exotic or a rare thing as it once was. That’s a good thing.

But when it used to be exotic…in my case, I traveled miles and took two buses to a complete stranger’s place because I heard he had a guitar and I just wanted to see it. I’d stand out in the rain, knocking on the door, “Can I see this guitar you supposedly have?” That feeds obsession.

Guitars will never be replaced for what they do. They’re portable. They’re loud. They’re sexy. You cannot make a synthesizer or any replacement of guitar do what the guitar does. The electric guitar is never going to diminish. There isn’t going to be a great laptop rock ‘n’ roll band. There’s only one Kraftwerk.” - Johnny Marr (October 2011)