Morrissey Loves Oakland Designer’s This Charming Charlie

| October 7, 2013
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If you’re an avid KQED Pop reader, you might remember our interview with Lauren LoPrete, an Oakland designer who shot to internet fame with her brilliant blog, This Charming Charlie, which pairs Smiths lyrics with Peanuts characters. And maybe you also remember reading about how Universal wanted to kill all the joy in the world and shut down the best pairing since Nutella and banana. After panic on the streets of London and panic on the streets of Birmingham ensued, Morrissey has surfaced to clarify that he’s less boy with the thorn in his side and more charming man, explaining that Universal doesn’t even represent him and that he is “delighted and flattered by the Peanuts comic strip with its use of Morrissey-Smiths lyrics, and he hopes that the strips remain.” And word is that Universal is backing off and leaving This Charming Charlie alone. Best thing to happen to freedom of speech since the First Amendment? Probably!


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Emmanuel Hapsis received his MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. When he's not editing or writing for KQED Pop, he spends his time wondering if he should start a commune and petting all the stray cats.

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