Twenty-one years ago today, Morrissey discovered Chicanos

morrisseyhollywood(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) In Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Two, Morrissey sailed the ocean blue — seeking passage to a special show in Indio.

With a few wrong turns, Morrissey’s tour bus got lost on the freeway, and the British singer and former frontman of The Smiths ended up at a gas station in East Los Angeles.

And it was on this day in history that Morrissey made an awesome discovery: Chicanos.

“They were unlike anything I had ever seen before,” the singer told PNS in an exclusive pre-Hispanic Heritage Month interview. “My life has never been the same since! How can they look into our eyes, and still they don’t believe us?”

Mas…Twenty-one years ago today, Morrissey discovered Chicanos

Happy birthday to Morrissey, the moody Brit who stole Latino hearts

Happy fifty-third birthday, Steven Patrick Morrissey!

You would might think he was dead, with all the tribute bands and karaoke nights and even a whole convention in his honor. The real fans, of course, will be at an actual concert, like tonight’s show in San Diego, where the venue will be filled with lonely misfits who spend a lot of time in their bedrooms. I have been a fan since 1993.

Yes, I was an odd third grader, but we can blame my older sister for that.

In 2009, while my pal uber-fan Dagenham Dave was looking for a friend in Seattle he spotted the Mozza and did what each Morrissey fan does when they meet him. He asked Morrissey to sign a part of his body so he could later get it tattooed. I haven’t gotten there yet; I’m a little rusty on my stalking tactics since gas prices went up. I should start contacting the Arab side of the family.

Mas…Happy birthday to Morrissey, the moody Brit who stole Latino hearts