This song is for Stephen Kelly who I have had the pleasure of getting to know because of this project. He is a witty dude with black-rimmed glasses and a heart of gold. What started out as "friending" an online stranger has turned into a real friendship- one of the beautiful things about the internet. A long time ago, he mentioned that he couldn't wait for Asleep, one of his all time favorite songs, so I flagged it for him on my list of song dedications. A few months ago he approached me about including a bit about The Smiths Project in his article on musical tributes in the digital age. One interview turned into another, and before you know it, the article became a Smiths Project article and it was published in The Guardian UK last month. This article was a real game-changer for me, for which I am eternally grateful. So Stephen with a "ph", I know you've waited forever, but this one is for you.
A lovely photo of Stephen, Journalist for the NME, Guardian and beyond. Add him on Twitter: @StephenPKelly