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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Day 328 - Tuesday August 7th 2012

The opening ceremony to the London 2012 Olympic Games featured a whole celebration of British music from all the decades. As I watched on television, I was CONVINCED that 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' was going to be used as the flame was lit, especially as the day before the opening ceremony, '@MorrisseysMum' had tweeted, "My boy is flaming delighted the cat is still in the bag about tomorrow."

It was the use of the word 'flaming' that had convinced me, and also it had been rumoured for the past year that Danny Boyle, who organised the whole ceremony, would be including The Smiths, but it didn't materialise. I couldn't believe that Boyle didn't include Morrissey somewhere, especially as nobodies like Ed Sheeran were used, and what is more, the whole thing was just crying out for 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'.



THE MEDIA GUIDE TO THE OPENING CEREMONY - NOTE PAGE 36


It has now come to light (no pun intended), that in the 'Opening Ceremony Programme' that was released to the media, the opening ceremony had A COMPLETE SECTION called 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out', so it looks like the song WAS intended to be used after all, but somebody, somewhere MUST have pulled the plug on the use of the song. It seems unlikely it was Morrissey who pulled the plug, or indeed Boyle, so it must therefore have been 'somebody in authority', and it must have been a fairly late change. Was this decision taken because of Morrissey's criticism of the royal family, or perhaps because the song comes from the album 'The Queen Is Dead'?

THE NUMBER 2 ALBUM - THE QUEEN IS DEAD


Is it just coincidence that following 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' being left out of the ceremony, Morrissey issued his statement on True-To-You, saying he was "unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism." Is it also a coincidence that Morrissey's statement included the cry of those against the New World Order,  "WAKE UP WAKE UP"? Is it also a coincidence that Morrissey's statement signed off by saying, "undiminished, with a heart that longs for LIGHT"? Is it also a coincidence that both the Sex Pistols single 'God Save The Queen', and The Smiths album 'The Queen Is Dead' both stalled at Number 2 in the respective UK charts despite selling bucket loads, and both being acknowledged as major influences in modern popular music?


THE NUMBER 2 SINGLE - GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

So, who DID pull the plug on 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out', and was Morrissey told it was happening? Boyle has not commented.


THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT


Meanwhile, the British press have once again managed to twist Morrissey's words, with Adam Sherwin (@adamsherwin10) of the Independent newspaper claiming that Morrissey's True-To-You statement compared the atmosphere of the Olympics to that of Nazi Germany. This is journalism at it's weakest, because Morrissey ACTUALLY compared "Media-brand Britain" to "the spirit of 1939 Germany", and NOT the atmosphere of the Olympic games to the Nazis.



ADAM 'HAMSTER CHEEKS' SHERWIN - AGED 10 - YET ANOTHER USELESS JOURNALIST



MorrisseysWorld.blogspot.com has published 'The Best of MorrisseysWorld', with all the classics included. 'Our Mozzer' has also promised that tomorrow he will publish 'An Essay on Loneliness in the 20th Century'. There is a light and it never goes out.


BLUE ROSE CURTAINS


The curtains in my hotel room are covered in BLUE ROSES. The carpet is red. The television is Sharp.

Goodnight.

4 comments:

  1. This certainly adds a new dimension to the TTY statement and proves the point that "no oppositional voice is allowed." Thank God Morrissey shines the light of truth into the darkness of the world, no matter how much the world doesn't want to hear it.

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  2. I was half expecting something Smiths or Moz, but also considered the possibility that Morrissey might (understandably) not want to be associated with the event and would refuse performance clearances if he could. More power to Him if he denied permission.

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  3. Excellent post Rats. The twisting by the media of the TTY statement is breath-taking. Still, what would Old Mozzer expect eh?

    Well spotted on the "Light" omission from the ceremony - you are a good border guard for the Mozosphere

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  4. Of course, then there's what Johnny might have thought about the event...

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