Wednesday, January 14

Award for most bizarre website of the day goes to The Diana-Morissey Phenomenon
Basically a Website about how Morrissey predicted the death of Princess Diana and may even have perhaps been involved in it! It includes a track by track analysis of the album The Queen is Dead showing how each song predicts the demise of Princess Di. And some people say I have too much time on my hands!

"In 1986 - eleven years before the death of Princess Diana - Morrissey and The Smiths released the album
For the cover of this album whose title announces the death of a royal female, Morrissey chose a photo of
a French man named Alain,
(actor Alain Delon).
The first public announcement of Princess Diana's death was made by
a French man named Alain,
(Dr. Alain Pavie, head of the Cardiology department at Paris' Hospital de la Pitie Salpetriere)."

In the film CARRY ON CLEO referred to by Morrissey,
Actress Amanda Barrie played Cleopatra.
Amanda Barrie as Queen Cleopatra
is the last person mentioned on THE QUEEN IS DEAD.
At the time of Diana's death,
Amanda Barrie was starring as the character
in the long-running British soap opera
Diana's death occurred in the underpass beneath
Le Place d' ALMA.
A street sign for
is above Morrissey in his only photo on

This one is the clincher for me though...

"In January of 1998, an interview was published in which Morrissey was asked about Diana:

How did you react when you heard of Princess Diana's death?
Morrissey: It was so predictable. It was expected."