SET: Suedehead / Alma Matters / You Have Killed Me / Speedway / Ganglord / Staircase At The University / Istanbul / World Peace Is None Of Your Business / One Of Our Own / The Bullfighter Dies / You'll Be Gone / I'm Not A Man / Yes, I Am Blind / Meat Is Murder / Everyday Is Like Sunday / Smiler With Knife / Kick The Bride Down The Aisle / Kiss Me A Lot / Jack The Ripper / What She Said // I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / The Queen Is Dead
Most significantly, the song Smiler With Knife made a return to the set; although unfortunately the song was somewhat spoiled by a screaming fan, but it was still VERY special for it to have been sung. Earlier this month, I wrote that Smiler hadn't been sung live since Hull in September, and I also mentioned that Morrissey had quoted to a Chilean interviewer that, "a song like Smiler with knife is so meaningful to me that I cannot even sing".
It is pretty obvious that Smiler With Knife was played in São Paulo on Saturday because of it's close association to the MorrisseysWorld fictional story, Brazil; which not only has the same theme as the song, but also features a character called Paulo, and is of course set in Brazil! Brazil was first published on the MW blog in August 2011, and as soon as World Peace Is None of Your Business was released, BRS members quickly made the connection between Smiler With Knife and the short story. I wrote about this on Day 1035 of FTM; which incidentally is also the day that I mentioned being banned by Broken from republishing the Brazil story.
Jack the Ripper also was played on Saturday night, which could be considered a 'coincidence' following on from me writing about JTR on FTM last week, but as Morrissey sang the song in Chile the previous week, it is only a flimsy coincidence.... unless of course Morrissey changed the lyrics to include the name Michael Maybrick, which would then make it a HUGE coincidence. Unfortunately there is no Youtube footage, so I can't check, but it is highly unlikely!*
And whilst I am on the subject of Jack, the former Isle of Wight coroner, who I am reliably informed is a very senior ranking freemason, has come out to defend Michael Maybrick's good name, telling the local rag that Bruce Robinson's book, They All Love Jack, is, "complete and utter rubbish", adding, "it is such rubbish that I don't think it will do any harm to the reputation of a man who could hardly have been more respectable." The former coroner, John Matthews, then goes on to say, "You hardly come to a town to hide and become so prominent. He was regularly received at Osborne by Queen Victoria and his funeral was the biggest the Isle of Wight had seen. He was mourned by so many."
Mr Matthews obviously hasn't stopped to think that perhaps Maybrick was SO arrogant, and SO full of his own self importance, that he would have HAD to be a prominent public figure to feed his ego.
Anyway, back to Morrissey. Another BIG nod to the BRS was the way in which Morrissey tossed his shirt at the end of the concert. It was a very exuberant toss, involving dabbing and teasing - quite different to the understated toss during Let Me Kiss You at the previous São Paulo concert last Tuesday. The reason the toss was so exuberant, and the reason it is is a nod to the BRS, is because last Thursday The World of Moz blog published a Top 10 Shirt-Toss Chart, which a certain somebody was obviously VERY aware of!
The BRS tumblr site, which I first mentioned on Day 1042 of FTM, has been updated to include photos of both the mysterious MorrisseysWorld painting that I wrote about Wednesday, and the white rose from that I made reference to two days ago as having been seen during the Alma Matters Youtube footage at the first of the São Paulo gigs.
That Day 1042 FTM entry also mentions the Brazil story, and explains how we were first led to the BRS tumblr site by a Solow user called, Vanitas M.Berrymore. I had pondered at the time as to whether the Vanitas character might actually have been Morrissey, but yesterday I received a confession from Orange Mecanique aka Chuck aka Small-boy Jokes aka God only knows who else, that Vanitas was in fact HER! Logic therefore leads me to conclude that Chuck is also the person behind the BRS tumblr, but she categorically denies this, stating that she found the BRS tumblr by googling. I have no way of knowing if she is telling the truth or not, but something still tells me that the tumblr is the work of Moz.
Ahead of Morrissey's forthcoming concert in Paraguay, he has given an interview to ABC.Com.Py. In the interview Morrissey compares Cameron to Thatcher, stating that nothing has changed in British politics since the 80's. Moz also states that Oscar Wilde is still as relevant as ever, and recommends his complete works, along with The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.
In the interview Morrissey also states, "books on animal rights will expand your mind. Would you like to be expanded, or are you happy eating contaminated chicken wings? Chickens also want to keep their wings!"
Moz claims that he doesn't listen to any current music, and says, "Ed Sheeran is the perfect example of the death of music."
When asked if he has ever heard the song Morrissey by Leo Garcia, Mozzer replies, "Of course. It is fantastic." (Ed - I must confess that I had never heard of it. It is from 2001, and in the 6 years that the video has been on Youtube, it has had over 500,000 views!)
Of World Peace is None of Your Business, Morrissey says, "I have never felt so proud."
And in other news, Anna Calvi has revealed how Morrissey made her "little cards" when she supported him, and that they are now pen pals. She ought to join the BRS!
All eyez now on Rio.
THE LOVELESS TOP 10 CHART
1. JACK THE RIPPER (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA 2015) - MORRISSEY (UP 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxRvxT6Qncg
2. SMILER WITH KNIFE (LIVE IN SÃO PAULO 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulSzvzJltPI
3. YOU'LL BE GONE (LIVE IN SÃO PAULO 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0AqjfyCYTM
4.THE QUEEN IS DEAD (WITH SHIRT TOSS - LIVE IN SÃO PAULO 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez56ssLplgs&feature=youtu.be
5. LET ME KISS YOU (LIVE IN SÃO PAULO 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbFs8U46ZJU
6. YOU HAVE KILLED ME (LIVE IN SÃO PAULO 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm9EvzfiS-c
7. OBOE CONCERTO (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Q2qdzaerU
8. ALMA MATTERS (WITH WHITE ROSE) (LIVE IN SÃO PAULO 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHk9IoK3iRs
9. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS (LIVE IN SÃO PAULO 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S7lqJufZTw&feature=youtu.be
10. MORRISSEY READS PROUST (LIVE IN LONDON 1988) - MORRISSEY & LUXURIA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZZRdNjwnr8
The full Top 85 can be found here: TOP 85
* FOOT NOTE - Footage of Jack the Ripper has now appeared on Youtube - there is no reference to Michael Maybrick!