In September 2011, I stumbled upon a blog called MorrisseysWorld. As unlikely as it seemed, it appeared to me that Morrissey himself might be the person behind the blog, so I started blogging my findings. What has happened since has been nothing short of phenomenal, including Morrissey forming the Blue Rose Society.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Day 326 - 'Our Mozzer' Returns
HE'S BACK! Or rather, they're both back! Firstly Morrissey returns, with a statement on True-To-You, and then 'Our Mozzer' returns with a new blog entry, AND an update to the prophecy page. Here is the TTY statement:
Statement: 3 August 2012
4 August 2012
3 August 2012
The rich experience of our recent tour of Italy, Turkey, Israel and Greece has thankfully matched the terrific responses we had received in Asia and South America earlier this year - a year that, to my amazement, has become the most successful of my touring life. How, exactly? And why?
Once again, all I can offer is the sore throat of thanks to everyone who bought tickets and who supported us along the way.
The incredible audience reactions in Istanbul, Athens and Tel-Aviv have left me insensible, and were completely at odds with the common belief that the world of music is now dumb and sterile.
Nights of wine and roses:
1/ISTANBUL, Turkey (Cemil Topuzlu, 19 July)
2/ATHENS, Greece (Lycabettus Theater, 16 July)
3/TEL-AVIV, Israel (Bitan 1, 21 July)
4/EDINBURGH, Scotland (Usher Hall, 30 July)
5/MILAN, Italy (Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, 10 July)
6/ROME, Italy (Auditorium Parco Della Musica, 7 July)
7/MANCHESTER, England (Manchester Arena, 28 July)
8/GRADO, Italy (Diga Nazario Sauro, 13 July)
9/GENOA, Italy (Arena Del Mare, 8 July)
10/FLORENCE, Italy (Cavea Del Nuovo Teatro Dell'Opera, 11 July)
Our army marches into Boston soon, and here we begin a lengthy American tour. We are overjoyed at news of sell-outs at Radio City (New York), Chicago, San Francisco, Atlantic City, Niagara Falls, Asheville, North Bethesda, and we are close to sold out at Terminal 5 (New York), Lincoln NE, Beaumont TX. To continue to do so well, and to continue to mean something to so many people, brings a gratitude that I will never tire of repeating.
Thank you to the city of Tel-Aviv for granting me the Keys to their city. I just might die with a smile on my face, after all.
Thank you to drummer Eric Louis Gardner for guiding us through our recent tour. I am pleased to announce that our new drummer is Anthony Burulcich.
And, yet! I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The "dazzling royals" have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness. As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the "dazzling royals", laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole. In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought.
As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013 grotesque inevitability of Lord and Lady Beckham (with Sir Jamie Horrible close at heel) is, believe me, a fate worse than life. WAKE UP WAKE UP.
Please remember PETA's 32nd birthday on 21 August: destiny for some is to save lives.
with a heart that longs for light,
MORRISSEY, 3 August 2012.
The most obvious thing that sticks out in this statement, is the mention of "Nights of wine and roses", but ALSO, as HeatherCat has already pointed out to me on twotter, the use of the words, "WAKE UP, WAKE UP", is also very relevant, as this is the rally call of the conspiracy theorists who fight the New World Order. It could also be interpreted as the rally cry from us MorrisseysWorlders, as the vast majority of Morrissey's fans STILL fail to see Morrissey IS MorrisseysWorld.
The new MW article is entitled, 'Our Mozzer announces the end of MorrisseysWorld blog and twitter - Part 1". It is, as ever, a VERY funny parody, which sees Moz back stage in Edinburgh, contemplating how to get rid of the blog. The article even gives yours truly a mention, when Morrissey says, "Even that fawning Rat - who incidentally has posted nowhere near the pledged three hundred comments on the frinking thread - has forty registered followers for his much less fascinating and considerably more pedestrian blog thing." I am of course honoured to get a mention, but should point out that I DIDN'T actually pledge 300 comments, and I DON'T believe a timescale was put on it, so I shall continue at my own pace!
Anyway, back to the new parody piece. One of the funniest lines is given to Mikey Bracewell, who labels Morrissey as the "anti-populist poet/poetess of the people" and likens his failure on twitter, "as the modern equivalent of The Velvet Underground." F***ing genius. "Our Mozzer', like any good script writer, is VERY good at sharing around the decent dialogue, and Boz Boorer is given more than his fair share of good lines. It would be very easy for Mozzer to keep all the best lines for himself, but it goes to show how generous and giving he is....although it should be noted that YET AGAIN, the REAL Moz failed to thank Boz or the band in his TTY statement, but then again, do the band ever thank Morrissey for allowing them to play in his band? I digress.
One of Boz's best lines in the new sketch is: "Well I've been giving thought to this very matter, sir. I've been thinking how you can bring an end to MorrisseysWorld without anyone figuring out who you are, so they don't find out you've been wasting the past few years since Refusal running a failed blog and twitter account, Moz, instead of writing some decent tunes."
As self parody goes, Morrissey is writing lines that NO OTHER artist would EVER write about themselves. We live in a world where all the 'lock-jaw popstars'/politicians/non-celebrity celebrities think that EVERYTHING they do or say is relevant, when in fact it ISN'T, and yet Morrissey not only has the ability to see this, but he STILL takes the piss out of himself, whilst at the same time being more meaningful and relevant than all of them put together.
The new parody piece also draws reference to the latest TTY statement, with Morrissey saying, "I'll make a few more references to the blog thing with occasional true to you statements mentioning roses, the colour blue etc. And of course one SHALL appear with a blue rose before 2012 is out, or early 2013 at the latest." The TTY statement does INDEED mention the colour blue, saying 'WAKE UP, WAKE UP' is written in large blue letters. Was there really any need for the statement to mention the colour of the letters? Hmm.
The parody sketch ends with Morrissey pointing out that 'cosh' is a piece of wood, and therefore, the band appearing in 'COSH' t-shirts in Edinburgh constitutes one of the 'Imperfect List' being fulfilled! This is great news, there is now no need for MorrisseysWorld to close!
Within the parody article, is a picture of a woman ironing, which MW has labelled 'Gaynor Tension aka Boz Boorer prepares quietly for a concert appearance with seminal artiste Morrissey.' In the comments section under the piece, 'girlwithout' has posted that the picture is entitled 'Woman Ironing', and it is by........DAVID McCOSH...McCOSH!!! A scottish lump of wood for Edinburgh? You couldn't make this up!
PICTURE USED ON THE MORRISSEYSWORLD BLOG, OF BOZ IRONING - BY McCOSH - GENIUS
As I mentioned in my first paragraph, 'Our Mozzer' has also updated the prophecy page on the MW blog, mainly updating all the coincidences, but ALSO, he wrote, "Notice Istanbul as his favourite concert, just a few days after MorrisseysWorld mysteriously tweeted, stating 'Istanbul' twice for no apparent reason! Is MorrisseysWorld pointing fans to the Istanbul concert? Has something significant been missed? Or was it merely another coincidence?"
As I write this blog (it's now 8.50pm Sunday evening), I am in a hotel room in Taunton, Somerset, as I am on a cricket tour for five days. Any normal male would be out and about in the town, where as I have just ordered room service, and am about to spend the evening working my way through Morrissey's concert in Istan 'bloody' bul, I must be mad!
MORRISSEY HOLDS 7 YEAR OLD CARLA FROM FRANCE - ON STAGE IN ISTANBUL, BUT IS SHE RELEVANT TO MORRISSEYSWORLD, AND IF NOT, WHAT 'DID' WE MISS?
THE TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 10 - WEEK BEGINNING SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH 2012
1. I KNOW IT'S OVER (LIVE IN MANCHESTER WITH GIANT RED ROSE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
2. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME (LIVE IN MANCHESTER WITH LUMINOUS BLUE ROSE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
3. STILL ILL (LIVE IN MANCHESTER WITH LUMINOUS BLUE ROSE ON STAGE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
4. LAST NIGHT I DREAMT (LIVE IN MANCHESTER) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
5. MALADJUSTED (LIVE IN MANCHESTER) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
6. SCANDINAVIA (LIVE IN MANCHESTER) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
7. HOW SOON IS NOW (LIVE IN UK) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
8. TROUBLE LOVES ME - MORRISSEY (DOWN 5)
9. HEART - RITA PAVONE (DOWN 5)
10. IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE - ROXY MUSIC (NEW ENTRY)