If you’ve been on the Internet at any time in the last month, you’ve certainly come across This Charming Charlie, a (brilliant) Tumblr that replaces the captions of Peanuts cartoons with Smiths lyrics. It’s amazing how much Morrissey and Charlie Brown are kindred spirits. However, great entertainment that it may be, it’s also under threat of being shut down by Universal, which owns the rights to The Smiths’ publishing.
The proprietor of This Charming Charlie posted on the blog, “The Smiths’ licensing company (Universal Music Publishing Group) has started requesting posts be removed from This Charming Charlie. So far 6 posts have been removed, and it is increasing every hour.”
So, it might not be around much longer. Head over to the page and save all the posts you can!
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.