Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking heads flash on the screen, Johnny Marr appeared. On his jacket he had a button, and on that jacket was a Ray Johnson bunny pin.

 

I wasn't sure what to make of this? Is he a fan of mail-art, does he do mail-art, or is he just that cool?

 

You can see the pin at 2:19 in the trailer for the documentary Last Shop Standing

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBTMe8p_Pxw

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Wow, that is so cool, he is one of my fave guitarist!!!! AND OF COURSE ray JOHNSON, THE GODFATHER OF MAIL ART..nice!!!   Great info on punk-rock- and mail art i did not know about..Thanx! Wow, can't believe you saw Throbbing Gristle DVS!!! There used to be a great experimental band in Connecticut called the "Anglion Audio Theater" with an "electric -toy-lama instrument! Did see skinny puppy once which was a wild and very artistic show, they had a real tree on stage with all kinds of artsy stuff on it..

As a follow up, I came across a Johnny Marr interview that says The Smiths were planning a disco album when they broke up. In retrospect it seems like a terrible idea that, luckily, didn't happen.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-smiths/83215

No Smiscso for us! Oh well.

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