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Please Don't Stop The Music: Venues Serve As Soundtrack For London Games
Published August 7, 2012
HOW SOON IS NOW?: The GUARDIAN's Michael Hann noted musician Morrissey has “sent an open letter to members of his fanclub attacking the ‘blistering jingoism’ of the Olympic Games.” This comes “just a week after he criticised the Olympics on stage in Manchester -- for not including the Smiths in the opening ceremony music.” Morrissey said that “far from providing a focus of national unity and good cheer,” the Olympics have “created a situation in which ‘the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain.’” He “implored his fans: ‘WAKE UP WAKE UP’” (GUARDIAN.co.uk, 8/6).