So here we have our first Latino fan of Morrissey from the OC.  Slowly but surely this blog will establish an OC fan base, with the efforts to give attention to a barrio not widely known in the OC.

What is your name?  Elijah Escareño       

How old are you? 22

What city do you live in? garden grove,ca

How do you identify yourself? Latino and Mexican

What is your nationality/national origin?

What is your parent’s place of birth? USA

What is your gender? male

How do you sexually identify yourself? male
What is your economic background/identity? Middle class

Highest level of school completed?
about to complete my BA

Did you attend school in both another country and US? Just another country? Just the U.S.?just the USA

Are you a fan of Morrissey? YES

Are you a fan of The Smiths? YES

How did you get introduced to Morrissey? Friends in high school 

What are your top favorite Morrissey songs?
The Loop, Last of the Famous International Playboys, Suedehead.

Is there something about Morrissey’s persona that appeals to you?His ability to not care. His words. Deep thinking.  Stage presence is very appealing.

Are there reasons for which you like Morrissey’s songs? very deep. Have meaning. The sound.

Are there specific locations where you express your appreciation of Morrissey and his music? No, I appreciate him everyday. He is on my iPod. And I’m listening to music pretty much all the time.

Do you feel as though the O.C. does not receive enough recognition for being home to many Morrissey fans? YES! LA receives more.

Anything you’d like to say in general?

His music makes me feel like I’m not alone.  He sets the mood. SING YOUR LIFE.



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Professor for Cal State Fullerton's Barrio Studies class for Fall 2011 semester

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