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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Day 563 - The Mozziah Returns.... and then Buggers off Again!

When I posted my blog entry of eight days ago, I really did believe that 'Our Mozzer' had gone forever, and that I had written my last entry regarding the whole MorrisseysWorld phenomenon, but as I packed my bags to head off on holiday, the mysterious 'Broken' left a message on my blog, and then the following day, Saturday 25th, Morrissey left a message on my blog too, asking me to interview him! Unfortunately, I just didn't have the time to put together an interview, but I tweeted to invite the Blue Rose Society to ask some questions, and off I set on my well deserved holiday.


Our Mozzer would like it known he will be doing one final interview for TRB's semi-mesmerizing Blog thing.

The conditions are as follows:

1 It must be published in full with no errors
2 Our Mozzer only answers interesting questions
3 thirty mesmerizing questions must be posed and some of these must be original and previously unasked
4 some of the questions must come from other BRS members
5 No questions must be asked about: (a) The Smiths or (b) the artiste's personal life



Later on that Saturday, Morrissey added the following to my blog:



Regardless of the questions posed, Our Mozzer has asked me to inform you he will be selecting a few questions of his own and he encourages you to leave them here, on the FollowingTheMozziah thing.

Our Mozzer chortled to himself at the following question:

"Climmy Worseapple23 March 2013 13:49
Sometimes, when I cry, I sit with a mirror before me and imagine that I am my own nonexistent disillusioned long-term partner, looking with scorn at my puffy, leaking face - immune to the rotting diseases of affection and empathy for "myself" thanks to a tough course of painful injections and some hard-earned antibodies. Can you recommend a song I can listen to while I do this?"

In between mouthfuls of red pepper and aubergine hummus, Our Mozzer stated: "Some of those c*nts wouldn't know a good question if it slapped them in the Barrett's oesophagus; on the other hand, Climmy Worseapple clearly does."

Our Mozzer took one bite out of his pink dessert apple before discarding it and rolling his eyes. Then he sighed: "Don't trust Rat with the questions, old son - we need to be a little more discerning than that. So I'll retain absolute executive control over the interview, while creating the illusion of democracy... democracy has f***ed up more than enough Morrissey interviews, thank you very much."


On the Saturday evening, Morrissey1959 paid a visit to the MorrisseysWorld chatroom, where he chatted to Chuck and Lizzy, and made some interesting revelations, including that his favourite Radiohead album is The Bends, calling 'Creep' iconic. He added that Radiohead had admitted that The Bends was basically a cover of Vauxhall and I.
Also on the subject of Vauxhall and I, M said, " V and I is beautiful but it's soft. I can churn out V and I songs in my sleep... I'm going for something a little more thrusting."
M1959 also revealed that he thought Morrisseysworld had been a mistake, and that he had wasted thousands of hours on it. Moz added that Ricky Gervais had written some of the parody sketches! Could this REALLY be true?

I have to say, when I read comments on my blog from people with names like 'Climmy Worseapple', it does make me wonder if Gervais, Brand etc are far more involved with Morrisseysworld than we think, and when I see the likes of 'Fancy123' subtly, and quite hilariously, changing the name Worseapple to Whorseapple, my suspicions are raised even further. It is still a DISTINCT POSSIBILITY that many of Morrissey's friends and entourage are involved in the whole MorrisseysWorld phenomenon, and 'characters' such as the misspelling 'Romina', the previously mentioned American grandmother 'Fancy123', the ridiculously intellectual 'Menippus' and the gay, football loving 'Broken', could ALL be either friends or employees of Moz, or they could all of course, just be genuine Morrissey fans. Could Morrissey's bodyguard, Liam Nammock, pass away his spare time by being a 'character'? And IS Morrissey's hairdresser, Damon the Kevin Phillips lookalike, playing the role of 'Broken'? Who knows? Will we EVER know?


RICKY GERVAIS - INVOLVED IN MW?

Our Mozzer also revealed to Chuck and Lizzy, that he had recently purchased an Aston Martin Virage, but again, is this true? Another revelation from the Saturday night chat, was that Moz had insisted that Letterman introduce him as, "iconic", and he added that NONE of us had picked up on this, and that he should have got Letterman to say "seminal artiste" instead, to make it more obvious.


ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE - OWNED BY THE MOZ?

Here are some more of the highlights from Morrissey1959's chat session of last Saturday. Unfortunately people quite often don't bother taking notes from these chat sessions, which is all well and good, and keeps it very personal, but if the same thing had happened when old JC was walking the earth, then NOBODY would have known about the fishes and the loaves, the curing of the sick, and his little ding dong with Mary Mag! What is more, ALL of the gospels would have had to have been completely made up! May I urge ANYBODY who happens to find themselves in the chatroom with Morrissey to PLEASE TAKE NOTES and then post them on the world's Number 1 Morrissey Blogsite thing, 'FollowingTheMozziah'! Thank you.
For those who know nothing of the MorrisseysWorld chatroom, it can be found here: http://chatroll.com/morrisseysworld-chat. It used to live at the bottom of the MW blogsite, but since that no longer exists, it just sits in cyberspace, waiting for somebody to pop in.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Morrissey1959 announced that both the MW blog and the twitter account were finished, saying, "Tweeting as MorrisseysWorld tomorrow would be like David Bowie slipping back into his Ziggy outfit and singing Starman with all the passion and conviction of an accountant with piles and a deadline. The blog and twitter are dead. Long live the chat room!"

"I promise at least two leisure centres in the UK in 2013."

At 9pm, M1959 posted a Youtube clip of Morrissey singing 'Pashernate Love' at the Shoreline Amphitheater in California from 1991. He then added, "Oh but Morrissey wouldn't look at Youtube. That's what they said of me until I mentioned Youtube in an interview."

In reply to being asked why people think they know what he would or wouldn't do, "I am the most open singer in pop history and I have said more than enough for seven lifetimes; consequently, people feel they are part of my life. They feel they are a part of me and I an a part of them. This is a consequence of being as open as a child and as complicated as a killer. Becoming an icon is similar to dying. In the end, you only exist as an image."

Somebody called 'Urban' then turned up in the chatroom, which annoyed both Lizzy and Chuck. To those who have ever been in the MW chatroom, they will probably be aware that Urban is somebody who just types meaningless nothings and obscenities, but I have often wondered if this is actually a Morrissey 'character', almost like a lunatic locked away in an asylum. Lizzy and Chuck got annoyed that Urban had arrived to spoil their intimate chat, but M1959 wrote, "Urban is human. He lacks love. Perhaps we should show him a faint flicker of affection." Urban then wrote that one of the girls had a c*nt full of VD, and Moz banned him! I suppose affection can only be stretched so far.

Despite me not being in the chat room, I apparently still managed to get a mention from Morrissey1959, with him saying, "TheRatsBack will change the nature of Western culture. He is destined to change the world, and he will do so by changing Sandown pier." I should add that I have no immediate plans to change Western culture, the world OR Sandown pier.


SANDOWN PIER - NO CHANGE


Having purposely taken myself away from the internet, for a week of relaxation, I was blissfully unaware of anything going on in the world of Morrissey, but on Wednesday, I took a very quick sneak into the Twitterdilly Arms. I was surprised to see that Morrissey had turned up in Ireland to watch a football match the previous evening with his cousin Robbie Keane, and I also was informed by Heathercat that Our Mozzer was growing impatient for the interview questions. She pointed me in the direction of the following posting that had been left on my blog, in the early hours of Tuesday morning:


When I informed Our Mozzer that the interview questions still aren't published, he replied: "Give an obese rat a rice cake and he thinks he's a serious talk radio journalist."

Later Our Mozzer stated: "The c*nt had better get a move on. I've blacklisted journalists before for turning up on-time. One expects a little more politeness as a seminal artiste."

'R'



MOZ IS SERVED TEA BY KEVIN PHILLIPS AT THE IRELAND MATCH, MUCH TO THE AMUSEMENT OF COUSIN ROBBIE


MOZ SIPS CHAMPAGNE WITH COUSIN ROBBIE



According to reports on twitter, Broken was tweeting during the Ireland game, which some took as proof that Broken ISN'T Morrissey, but Morrissey1959 once told us in the chat room that he IS Broken, and I'm sure that he would NEVER make things like that up! Before I returned to the swimming pool on Wednesday, I sent Broken a tweet apologizing for the delay with the interview, and told him that I would post it at the weekend. I then had no further contact with the outside world whilst I was away.

On my return home yesterday, I found the following posted on my blog from Wednesday evening:


Our Mozzer would like it known the offer of an exclusive thirty question interview for Following The Mozziah has been retracted.

Our Mozzer instructed me to inform you all that he apologises for this but unfortunately the pecuniary offer from FTM was grossly inadequate for an artiste of his calibre.

Our Mozzer muttered as poured himself some Ceylon: "That b*****d blogger has no respect for his elders. I wonder if it's that c*** from the NME behind it all?"

The interview offer had been retracted! Interestingly, the retraction comment was posted at 8.35pm on Wednesday evening. The reason I say 'interestingly', is because there would appear to have been much excitement on twitter on Wednesday night, with a number of people speculating that Morrissey was at Johnny Marr's concert in Dublin. Morrissey apparently sent a denial via our very own Manclad, informing him that he was dining at Claridges with Cousin Robbie! I have NO idea if Moz popped in to say hello to Johnny or if he was indeed dining with Robbie, but at 8.35pm, he was doing NEITHER, he was writing on my blog!


CLARIDGES IN DUBLIN


On the subject of Johnny Marr, I had a text this morning from my New York travelling companion, 'Midlife Matt', which said, "In disagreement over your review of Johnny Marr album. Obviously the words are embarrassingly bad at points but I really like the music. STS and I very much enjoyed the Shepherds Bush gig." WHERE is the disagreement? I totally agree that Johnny is a great musician and that the lyrics are bad! That's an AGREEMENT, not a disagreement.

Whilst I was away, the '@BrokenReturns' twitter account obviously re-opened, having closed down before I went, but I have returned to find that it is once again closed, so I am unable to see what he posted while I was away.

According to some comments that I have read, 'Morrissey1959' MAY have been in the chat room again on Thursday night, but if he was, NOBODY has left any notes of anything that was said. I must once again re-iterate, PLEASE don't keep things to yourselves, if Morrissey tells you something, however trivial it may seem, then share it, because one day, this blog WILL be read by ALL those fans who have missed out on the whole MW phenomenon, and they will want to know EVERYTHING!

A total of 165 comments were left on my blog whilst I was away, many from the Blue Rosers and Deluded Dozen, telling their stories of MorrisseysWorld, but there were also a number of other comments, including an anonymous one as follows:


why are people missing all the signs? MW twitter mentioned indecent books months ago and Morrissey quoted MW yet again. Isn't rat supposed to notice these signs?



DID MorrisseysWorld REALLY tweet about 'indecent books', as recently mentioned by Morrissey? I can't be expected to notice EVERYTHING, I just can't, it's impossible!

So, where do we go from here? Our Mozzer has said that the MW blog and twitter accounts won't be returning, Broken has gone, although many people no longer believe Morrissey is Broken anyway, the MW chat room remains fairly unused, and when it is used, nobody is reporting what is said. Have we reached the end?

Friday, 22 March 2013

Day 555 or is it Day 7 of NOT Following The Mozziah?

It has been a week since my last blog entry, and yet it feels so much longer. I have become so used to writing 'Following The Mozziah' on a daily basis over the last eighteen months, that to suddenly stop, has left me a little in limbo. I have kept a daily lookout to see if either the MorrisseysWorld blog or '@BrokenReturns' have returned, but they haven't, and my gut feeling is that the MorrisseysWorld story is over. I decided not to do my traditional Top 10 Chart on Tuesday, because if the MW phenomenon IS over, there is no point in trying to drag the whole MW experience out, I have to just appreciate it for the awesome experience that it was, accept that it's over, and move on.

This could of course just be a pause in the MW story, but for now, I am going to take some literal time by the pool, and after my pool time, I will only return to write this blog if anything happens to re-ignite the MorrisseysWorld phenomenon.


MORRISSEY TAKING POOL TIME



Hours after I posted my blog entry of last Friday, Morrissey issued an announcement saying that the whole of the USA tour was cancelled due to his "ongoing medical problems." It has been reported by Manc Lad that Morrissey is now back in Britain, where hopefully he will be able to get complete rest.

Before flying home, if indeed he really is back in Britain, and if indeed he considers Britain 'home', Morrissey gave an interview to a radio station in Mexico, but as far as I am aware, there were no 'signs' relating to MorrisseysWorld, so I won't pick through the bones of the interview here. One thing that I will mention though, is that Morrissey said that he had been "cautioned" to retire from singing live, which Johnny Marr's mates at the NME subsequently turned into a sensational headline, despite the fact that Morrissey also said, "I'm very optimistic now." Once again it is poor journalism, but what else should we expect from such a trashy rag whose opinions are worthless?


MORRISSEY (LEFT) AND RULO, THE MEXICAN INTERVIEWER



MORRISSEY AND RULO WITHOUT THEIR HATS ON


If MorrisseysWorld doesn't return, I will at some stage write a blog entry charting my eighteen month journey of 'FollowingTheMozziah', but in the meantime, it would be great to read from all the other people who have also been on this journey, so, whether you are a member of either the 'Deluded Dozen', or the 'Blue Rose Society', please use the comment section below to tell YOUR story of MorrisseysWorld.

And on the subject of  the 'Deluded Dozen' and 'The Blue Rose Society', as I see it, the main difference is that the 'Deluded Dozen' are the ones who wholeheartedly believe that Morrissey was (is?) the author of MorrisseysWorld, whereas the BRS members don't necessarily believe, but still likes the idea of Blue Rose. It would be great to know how each person sees it.

Please let your story spill out while it is fresh in your mind, because in years to come, it will be a distant memory, and we will no doubt all ask ourselves, 'Did that REALLY happen?' It DID, and we were there.

Whether or not MorrisseysWorld returns, the Blue Rose Society must NEVER die, and when Morrissey starts touring again, which he will, it is imperative that we take roses galore...... BECAUSE WE MUST!

Now, where's that pool?




VIVA BLUE ROSE

Friday, 15 March 2013

Day 548 - "Fair Thee Well"

I had hoped to publish a blog entry yesterday, but I was up and out early, and home late, so there was just no chance to finish what I had started to write. Broken had made a return to twitter on Wednesday, and I managed to copy a few of his quotes, but when I arrived back in the Twitterdilly Arms at midday today to copy the rest, the '@BrokenReturns' account had gone, so although I am aware he had written more, I don't have the quotes. I shall now edit what I had started to write yesterday, and cobble together the rest:

 Early Wednesday afternoon (Mexican time, late evening UK time), '@BrokenReturns' appeared on twitter for a while, asking, "I wonder -- will Moz give us another sign?" Just two hours later, it was announced that Morrissey had pulled out of headlining the Vive Latino Festival! So, does this mean that Broken really IS nothing to do with MorrisseysWorld, and the 'scammer' has at last been found out, or could it be, that at the time of Broken's visit to the Twitterdilly Arms, Morrissey still fully intend to carry on with his appearance at the festival, but something happened AFTER Broken's visit to 'The Arms' that forced Morrissey's withdrawal? The most likely explanation is an afternoon visit to the Doctor, who quite probably informed Moz that he REALLY MUSTN'T go ahead with the show.

DR HERNANDEZ LISTENING TO MOZZER'S CHEST ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON (AND 'YES', THAT 'REALLY' IS MOZ, NOTICE THE EYEBROWS AND CHIN. HIS RECENT ILLNESSES HAVE SENT THE INFAMOUS QUIFF INTO RECESSION)


Broken returned to twitter  early Thursday to announce, "BIG NEWS IMMINENT" and "MORRISSEY'S WORLD WILL BE COMING INTO VIEW ." Could these tweets mean the return of MW, and if so, then WHY would Broken have called it 'Morrissey's World" and not "MorrisseysWorld"? One thing I do know for sure, is that NOBODY has made any contact with me with regards to me returning the '@MorrisseysWorld' twitter account, so I have a distinct feeling that Morrissey's involvement with twitter, at least in the format of MW, is over!

One of Broken's tweets that I remember reading said something along the lines of, "Our Mozzer has closed the blog because none of you used the chatroom." Broken also tweeted that we should "look out for a vulgar picture and a cheap book", which could mean the autobiography is at last on it's way, but who knows? I did wonder if the "Big News" tweet may have meant that Moz was going to cancel the tour, but another of Broken's tweets said something like, "Morrissey will play the next concert even if he's crawling onto the stage and gasping for air."


MORRISSEY OUTSIDE THE LIBERTY TOWN HALL IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS - AND FOR HIS NEXT TRICK, HE WILL TRY TO CRAWL INSIDE, IN TIME FOR MONDAY'S CONCERT


So, as we await the "BIG NEWS" and the "coming into view" of "Morrissey's World", and "that crawl", let me catch up on other events. The Solowers' reaction to my last blog entry, was to resort to 'anonymous' name calling, and in the cases of former MorrisseysWorlder RosyMires and would be journalist Rod Pollard, a blocking for me on twitter. The reason that they resort to anonymous name calling and blocking, is because they are unable to logically debate, so they just pretend this isn't happening, and hope it will go away. With the disappearance of MorrisseysWorld and now Broken, they may have gotten their wish.

The whole phenomenon of MorrisseysWorld is, of course, just too much for the likes of RosyMires, Pollard and the Solowers to get their heads around. To her credit, RosyMires did once try to give a logical explanation to MorrisseysWorld on her website, 'MozWorldAintMoz.blogspot.com', but her reasoning was that ALL the 'signs' were just coincidental, and when it got to about 423,438 'coincidental' signs, she shut her website down, and went back to the 'hoping it will all just go away' strategy, whilst the other Solowers cling to the 'Moz just wouldn't' theory.

Unlike the Solowers, members of the Blue Rose Society are able to offer reasoned and logical arguments as to why MorrisseysWorld IS Morrissey, but not ALL the members of the 'BRS' believe that Morrissey is behind MorrisseysWorld, and yet STILL they are able to embrace BLUE ROSE for what it represents. This is best explained in a comment left on Wednesday by 'Chuck Norrissey', who obviously DOESN'T believe that Morrisseysworld is Morrissey, but feels that it HAS to be the work of somebody close to Moz, and has his full blessing. Here is 'Chuck's' comment, which also includes a fantastic view of 'Morrissey Fandom' and a superb explanation of how MorrisseysWorld has cured her own "over-the-top fandom", which I think many of us would agree with. (I have just re-read the last two paragraphs and I have started to referring to MW in the present tense again, what can it mean?)


Dear Anon, I will take the time and explain to you at length what I think about BRS.

No, I don't believe that Morrissey has a Twitter account or talks online in disguise. But people close to him do, or how do you explain the fact that he occasionally quotes Rat's blog on stage? I think it's obvious that he plays along, and I'm here because I'm somehow dragged towards everything connected with Morrissey. I don't think that's such an unusual thing as a fan. You assume that I secretly hope for Morrissey to recognise me at the next show I attend, and that he gives me an extra-lovely handshake? But of course I do! What's so abnormal about it? I'm a fan! But is that the reason why I'm here, or do I really believe that hanging around in BRS will make Morrissey my email-buddy one day? Please. I'm not completely deluded, I'm just having fun here. I don't have any other Morrissey fans in my life, apart from Facebook, which is a platform that I avoid as much as possible. But I love Twitter, Morrissey, Twin Peaks, and spotting lovely coincidences. I feel at home in BRS because it offers everything that I like, and it also comes with people who know how to behave.

I've brought up UncleSkinny because he's doing exactly what he accuses Rats of. He's telling everyone what to think about BRS, instead of letting people make up their own minds. Unlike Rats, who allows people to comment on his views, he's censoring opinions; I've experienced it myself. He reacts like Pavlov's dog, as soon as anyone mentions Blue Rose, and conditions others to do the same. It's stupidity combined with hatred. BRS is the very opposite of that.

As for the 99% online fans - I somehow doubt that you're their spokesperson, but let's assume that they are indeed alienated. I guess it's the confusion about whether Morrissey is involved or not. Confusion causes fear causes hate. Some people, especially solow-hardliners, are terribly serious about their fandom, without actually seeing it. They project their need for truthfulness and consistency on him, and get terribly angry when he behaves just like a human. Reality, and human beings, are rarely consistent. There's always several perspectives and views, which might even contradict each other and be true at the same time. This is what MorrisseysWorld - at least for me, personally - is all about. And also, in a strange way, the mere possibility that Morrissey himself might be around, cured me from my over-the-top-fandom. It's a very weird, yet understandable effect, if you think about it. You cannot enjoy BRS when you care too much about what Morrissey might think about you. When you're simply yourself, without hoping that you could ever impress Morrissey, and when at some point you don't even care anymore, then you truly have found the key to be a very happy MorrisseysWorlder. Going through this whole journey has made me a stronger personality. I hope you understand why I'm so fond of it.

You won't find true Morrissey obsessives here, because obsession is selfishness in combination with projection of one's own needs, and has little to do with the object of obsession itsself. The true obsessives are on solow. Here are the true fans. They need him more than they love him, and we're the other way around. Yes we might be wacky, so what, some people never fit in anywhere, that's probably one reason why they're Morrissey fans, but at least we're not hateful towards him or each other. In earlier times of BRS, I also felt a bit repelled by the religious character, but then realised that the problem was on my side, as explained above. Since I see it simply as fun, everything's fine. I'm aware that we look like Brian's followers from the outside, with the signs and coincidences, but please just accept that most of us have a lot of humour, and don't be confused if you see some people waving blue toothbrushes at a Morrissey show in the future. I might be one of them.



The only thing that I don't agree with 'Chuck' about in her letter to 'Anon', is that Morrissey himself was not the person behind MW, I 100% believe it was him, as there is just NO way that anybody else could have written the things he wrote, and there is NO way that Morrissey was just playing along. (I have just read back that last sentence and noticed that I have started to use MorrisseysWorld in the past tense, which suggests that I am telling myself it's over!)


THOSE 'CLOSE TO MOZ' ENJOY A TEQUILA IN MEXICO, BUT IS ONE OF THEM THE AUTHOR OF MORRISSEYSWORLD? NO CHANCE!


After I had written in my last blog entry about Rod Pollard seeking an emil interview with Morrissey, Morrissey's publicist, Lauren P, tweeted Pollard and Skinny, to give them her email address. Meanwhile, Broken tweeted something like, "Moz will never give ROB pollard an email interview but he may give one to John ROBB!" Pollard replied to Broken, but as he has blocked me, I have NO idea what the tweet said, but as it looks as though Pollard won't be getting an interview, I have written a parody one for him instead:

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ROB POLLARD'S INTERVIEW WITH MORRISSEY 

It is June 2013, Morrissey has just returned to England from his tour of the USA and is sat in the 'Hand in Hand' pub in Wimbledon Village, London. Sat opposite him is journalist, Rob Pollard, who had requested an email interview with Morrissey via Morrissey's PR company, but, much to his surprise and jubilation, has instead been chosen by Morrissey to be the first person to interview him in the flesh since 2007.

POLLARD: Thank you so much for choosing me to be the first person to interview you properly in the last six years, can I ask why you chose me?

MORRISSEY: You once said of Mike Joyce, (picks up a piece of paper with his own child like scrawl on it and reads) "The guy's a prick. Constantly on the radio like the spokesman for The Smiths when the reality is if there were to be a reformation, he would be the last person to know."

POLLARD: Er, yes, yes I did, but what, I mean, why, er....

MORRISSEY: Have you anymore questions?

POLLARD: (flustered) Er, yes, quite a few, but, er, I wrote that quote on the Morrissey Solo website, I thought you didn't like it?

MORRISSEY: I don't!

POLLARD: Then why do you read it?

MORRISSEY: I don't, but why are you a member of it?

POLLARD: Well, because I'm a huge fan of yours and it's the place where all of your fans go.

MORRISSEY: But you just pointed out that I hate it, so why would you want to associate yourself with it?

POLLARD: Er, I don't, I mean, I very rarely post anything on there.

MORRISSEY: And yet you remain friends with the moderator, despite the fact that I have made it very plain that I despise the place. I have worn a t-shirt on stage which read 'Fuck Morrissey-Solo.com', I have banned the site owner from my concerts for life and in a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post, I labelled Solow a "hateful online creche", so 'surely' you can see that I would prefer my true fans not to use this site? (pauses) Perhaps this interview isn't such a good idea after all (gets up to leave).




POLLARD: (panicking) Er, no, sorry, I  never realised...... I won't use solo again, I promise!

MORRISSEY: (sitting back down) I had a feeling you'd say that.

POLLARD: (trying to compose himself) I read that Pittsburgh interview, and when you described Solo as a "hateful online creche", you also said, "I read nothing online", but that obviously can't be true, you obviously 'do' read things, otherwise how would you know what they've been saying?

MORRISSEY: Are you calling me a liar?

POLLARD: (panicking) NO! No, definitely not, but you do sometimes seem to contradict yourself.

MORRISSEY: Life is one big contradiction.

POLLARD: Er yes, I suppose it is. Can we start the interview now?

MORRISSEY: Start? That's the fifth question you've asked me already, so we are hardly 'starting' are we? You asked Johnny Myrrh eleven questions in your recent interview with him, so to keep an even balance, you may ask me eleven too. You have six left.

POLLARD: (sounding pleased and surprised) You read my Johnny Marr interview?

MORRISSEY: A poor choice for question number six Rob, old son, especially as I have already stated that I have!

POLLARD: But did you like the interview?

MORRISSEY: The typeset was pleasing to the eye. Question eight?

POLLARD: This isn't going as I'd planned, there were so many things I wanted to ask you, but I seem to have been distracted. I'm still feeling a little confused about the fact that you read things on line, when you said in an interview that you don't. 

MORRISSEY: Next you'll be saying those statements I made on True To You about me having nothing to do with MorrisseysWorld were a lie too!

POLLARD: Oh god no! I KNOW full well that the whole MorrisseysWorld thing wasn't anything to do with you, it was the work of a liar. (Morrissey licks his top lip and takes a sip of his gin)

MORRISSEY: How can you be one hundred percent sure that I wasn't involved?

POLLARD: I've been a fan of yours for over twenty years AND I own every Smiths record that was ever released, I just KNOW that you wouldn't do it.

MORRISSEY: But what about all those roses I accepted on stage whilst I ignored all other flowers?

POLLARD: I've never noticed any roses. I went to your concert in Manchester and there were no roses there.

MORRISSEY: I have been given a number of roses in recent months, I thought you said you were a fan, do you not watch my concerts on Youtube?

POLLARD: Er, no, I, er, I... er, I've been ever so busy lately.

MORRISSEY: (looks at watch) This pub is starting to get busy the Wimbledon tennis must be finishing.

POLLARD: (sounding very excited) Oh god, tennis is my life, do YOU like tennis?

MORRISSEY: No! Right, three questions left, let's see what you've got.

POLLARD: Well, I won't ask you the usual cliche questions, I'm sure you don't want me to ask you about a Smiths reunion?

MORRISSEY: No, but you've now asked me if I'd like to have been asked, which seems a dreadful waste of a question, but it's your interview, so who am I to tell you what to ask. Nobody should be told anything, we should keep our minds open and find answers for ourselves. Am I starting to sound like Morrissey's World?

POLLARD: I don't know, I never read it, Uncle Skinny told me not to. Can I talk to you about politics?

MORRISSEY: Yes, but you've now only got one question remaining, so I would avoid the temptation to mention my previous referral to UKIP or to ask me if I agree with Johnny's view that MP's should be elected via an X Factor style poll, and ask something juicy. (Pollard scribbles out his question).

POLLARD: Johnny Marr told me in my interview with him that, and I quote, "I don't know what Morrissey's doing but I'm behind it", what do you think he meant?

MORRISSEY: Perhaps he meant that both he and I have secretly been behind MorrisseysWorld! Now, wouldn't THAT be a twist?




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One other tweet that I can remember Broken posting yesterday, was about Our Mozzer leaving a comment on, "that rodent's blog"! Here is the comment:


This world is a never ending cascade of disappointments, trials and stonings, with the faint hope of peace lighting the way like a thin candle. We try because we must, not because we dare; we cry because we must, not because we care; and we live because we must, not because of prayer.

I wish you all a joyful evening or, if joy is not attainable, at least an early sleep.

I love you all these quiet, disconsolate nights.

Fake, as ever,

Our Mozzer



Broken also tweeted to mention that the comment was aimed at Solow. Having been out all day yesterday, I had not read anything on Solow, but I have just taken a look, and they have fallen to new depths of depravity. The topic of conversation was focused around the apparent suicide of a Morrissey fan called Margaret Dale, who Morrissey had written a beautiful eulogy about on True To You. Rather than praise Morrissey for taking the time to write a touching tribute to a dedicated fan, the Solowers ripped Morrissey to pieces and danced on Margaret's grave. Rather than delete the vile filth that was being written, the moderators left EVERYTHING, all in the name of 'Freedom of Speech', DESPITE continuing to delete all reference to the Blue Rose Society. I have no idea who Margaret was, but what a shame she never found BLUE ROSE, it might have been just what she needed.

So, is MorrisseysWorld over for good, and did we ever manage to get to the bottom of the '@MorrisseysMum' twitter account, which was initially advertised for months and months on the MorrisseysWord blog, before Our Mozzer completely 'U' turned and accused the owner of being Uncle Skinny? The 'Mum' account yesterday posted a number of photos from Mexico and then instructed '@Banjaxer' to get on a plane. What could it all mean? Is Morrissey about to start wearing a BLUE ROSE?

I will finish with the final three tweets of Broken's that I can remember, which include one to Marcus 'Papa Blue Rose' Markou, which said:

 "Make the film of MorrisseysWorld!" Here are the other two:

 "MorrisseysWorld changed us all."

 "Fare Thee Well."

And "Fare Thee Well" from me too, but will I be back, or is the journey over?

Trouble Loves Us All

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Day 545 - "Morrissey Hospitalised With Pneumonia", "The Vault Is Empty", "A Great Album", "The Most Laughable Cult" and More LIES, LIES, LIES!

What was it that Morrissey said in his 'Reports of my Understated Death' statement of January 31st, "The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try", well that wasn't true, he hadn't tried "double pneumonia"..... but he has now!

On Saturday, a press release was posted on True To You, stating that Morrissey's concert in San Francisco was not taking place due to his ongoing medical condition. A further statement on Sunday explained that, "Morrissey is presently being treated in San Francisco for "double pneumonia", but remains on course to headline the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City on March 14." The statement also added that the San Fran concert had been re-arranged for May 1 and that a recently added show for April 5 at Washington's National Theater (sic, it's bloody theatre!) had "sold out within eight seconds". Just to prove that Morrissey's humor (sic, shit, now I'm at it) hasn't deserted him, the following was  added to the statement:

"Morrissey has apologized for the "extreme and silly" venue security at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Theater during his show there (March 8), commenting: "place an obese McDonalds fry-girl into a venue security uniform and she is suddenly Eva Braun."


ARLENE SCHNITZER SECURITY


Despite Morrissey's continued illness, he will be DETERMINED to play the Vive Latino Festival, not just because he must feel a great sense of achievement at STILL being a headline act after 30 years in the business, but also because he won't want to let down his extremely loyal Mexican fans. It seems to me that Morrissey's Mexican fans love him unconditionally, whereas far too many of Morrissey's UK and US fans, especially on Solow, seem to be more concerned with picking holes and finding fault in everything he says or sings, which is something that I just CANNOT, CANNOT understand. Why can't ALL Morrissey fans be like the latinos, and just love and support their idol? The whole Blue Rose phenomenon is a perfect example of the attitude of the negative fans who, rather than embrace a creative idea that involves the person that they are supposed to adore, instead try to ridicule and destroy it.


LATINO LOVE FOR MOZ - UNCONDITIONAL

Despite the TTY statement emphasizing that Morrissey's illnesses are ongoing, the hatred from Solow hit new lows yesterday with Uncle Skinny, as usual, leading the way. A 'real' fan would just send a simple 'get well soon' message, but Skinny instead took to his computer to write, "It's a little odd to have "double pneumonia" in quotation marks. Is that the actual diagnosis or someone's description of an ailment? Either it's true or it's not. If it is double pneumonia, just say it is, rather than put it in quotes. Otherwise one interpretation would be "Oh, it feels like double pneumonia."

Skinny, who is the main moderator on the Solow website, seems to spend his whole life questioning and criticising EVERYTHING that Morrissey does, and only last week, when commenting on the forthcoming re-release of 'Playboys', Skinny wrote, "With the release of this issue, it pretty much means that the vault is empty as far as recorded unreleasable material goes." WHERE IS THE LOGIC IN THAT?

WHY does this wretched man bother running a Morrissey website, when it is obvious that he has completely fallen out of love with Morrissey, it just doesn't make sense.  On the other hand, Skinny just cannot heap enough sycophantic praise on Johnny Marr, and issued this statement last week, "Congratulations to Johnny for a great album." Skinny also posted a video of Marr singing 'Stop Me' and added, "This is pretty bloody special."

I have no reason to bash Johnny Marr, but his album ISN'T "great", it's an album that entered the charts last week at Number 10 on the back of him having been in The Smiths, and fell completely out of the Top 50 this week! "Great" albums don't do that, "great" albums hang around in the charts for more than one week. Marr's vocal version of 'Stop Me' is NOT "bloody special" either, it's "bloody murder". Brian May would never attempt to sing Freddie Mercury's, 'Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy', so Johnny Marr REALLY, REALLY shouldn't be attempting to sing Morrissey lyrics, he is doing NO justice to the song, and NO justice to his own abilities as a musician. The greatness of his guitar playing is overshadowed by the flat singing. Here is JM's 'Stop Me' from last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRJDMaaUVrw.


THE MESSENGER - CRASHED OUT OF THE TOP 50 AFTER JUST 1 WEEK

I had vowed some time ago that I would never mention Uncle Sweaty again within this blogsite, but it is SO difficult whilst he continues to run the website which most Morrissey fans still tend to use. Sweaty continues to censor and block ANYBODY who questions his comments or views. Sweaty's opinions are completely irrelevant, but unfortunately people look to him to tell them how they should interpret things. Former MorrisseysWorlders '@RosyMires' and '@StillICling' hang off his every word, whilst would be journalist 'Rob Pollard' (@_RobPollard) sent a tweet to Sweaty only yesterday asking, "@UncleSkinny Who do you contact about setting up one of these email interviews with Morrissey?" AS IF SKINNY WOULD KNOW, HE KNOWS NOTHING!



Rob Pollard tweeted me six months ago to say, "Anybody in the BlueRoseSociety who genuinely thought the MW blog was Morrissey himself doesn't  get him and should probably stop listening to him." He also tweeted, "BlueRoseSociety - the most laughable Twitter cult out there."

Since Pollard called the BRS "the most laughable cult", Morrissey has accepted a Blue Rose on stage at Radio City in October last year, has accepted a Blue Rose at San Diego in February this year, has accepted the Blue Rose Society Ring at Staples Center Los Angeles in front of 20,000 people and has accepted a Blue Rose at Hollywood High earlier this month. I had forgotten all about Pollard until last week, so I tweeted him to ask, "Hi Rod, still think MorrisseysWorld and the Blue Rose thing was a fake?" He replied, "You're so odd", which I guess means he has NO idea that Morrissey has accepted these roses, or he just cannot comprehend that it is true, having dismissed it first time around.

Pollard will never become a proper journalist, as he is unable to open his mind, but then again, very few journalists are 'proper'. I wrote a blog article about why BLUE ROSE and MW COULDN'T be fake six months ago to try and help Pollard and others understand a bit more, but Rod either didn't read it, or just didn't believe me. Do I think he will believe me now? No, because it would be a dent to his pride. Perhaps he would like to read it again, and then if he DOES manage to get himself an email interview with Morrissey, he would have some 'proper' questions to ask. Here is my article from six months ago: http://followingthemozziah.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/i-know-nothing-about-twitter-morrissey.html.

ROB POLLARD - STILL "A LAUGHABLE CU*T"?

And on the subject of poor journalists who can not do their jobs properly, the press world went mad yesterday with a number of headlines, including one by Alison Maloney (@AliMaloney) of The Sun, announcing, "Morrissey hospitalised with pneumonia", despite the TTY statement saying NOTHING of the sort. (See made up Sun story here: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4835794/Morrissey-hospitalised-with-pneumonia.html).

I took to twitter to post, "80% of patients with double pneumonia DON'T require hospitalisation & are treated with antibiotics. Morrissey never said he was hospitalised." My observation was shortly followed by a tweet from Morrissey's PR spokesperson Lauren Papapietro (@laurnpapietro) who tweeted, "I wonder where people get their stories sometimes! Morrissey is not/was not hospitalized in San Francisco. Tour resumes 3/14 (sic, It's 14/3) @ Vive Latino."

Had a lovely massage in the office to celebrate release of The Lion King. Simba spa gets my vote.
ALISON MALONEY (SEATED) - SENSATIONALIST


So, having spent most of this blog entry wasting my time writing about closed minded fools and story tellers, I have somewhat lost the energy to write about Morrissey's concert of last Friday in Portland, or update my readers on the latest situation regarding MorrisseysWorld. Actually, neither will take up much of my time as there is so little to report! The MW blog is still closed, and Morrissey has made NO attempt to claim back the '@MorrisseysWorld' twitter account from me, which means 'Fluff' remains in the dark, unable to carry out his chart duties.

The concert in Portland looks to have been completely missed by the users of Solow, with NOBODY listing the set list. The ONLY thing that Solow has remained useful for in the past four or five years has been the fact that it lists the set list, so now that it is unable to fulfill that simple function, it really IS dead. R.I.P Solow 1997-2013.

There is not a lot of footage on Youtube from Portland, but from the footage that IS there, it shows that it was once again another awesome concert, and nobody would have had a clue that Morrissey was feeling ill again. He must be dosing himself up to the eyeballs, just to get through these shows. Is it killing him? Quite probably, YES! Will he care? Quite probably, NO, singing live IS his life. On a couple of clips, you can actually see Boz Boorer watching Morrissey intently, which he doesn't normally do. Boz is obviously very concerned about Morrissey's health, but I would very much doubt that Morrissey listens to ANYBODY.


One particular thing that stands out from the video footage in Portland, is a solitary RED ROSE that can be seen swaying. I was not aware that any of the Blue Rose Society were going to be at Portland, so I have no idea who it was waving it, and I also have no idea as to whether or not Morrissey took the rose. Perhaps if the rose taker reads this blog, they will leave a comment below.

'One Day Goodbye Will be Farewell' was brought back into the set at Portland, a poignant reminder that we should make the most of every single precious moment that Morrissey is on stage. The pause during Speedway was 'Bengali In Platforms', a favourote of President Kyle's dad.

Finally then for today, and probably the next few days, seeing as Morrissey doesn't return to the stage until the 14th, a BIG congratulations to BLUE ROSE SOCIETY member Marcus Markou (@PapaSonsFilm), whose debut film 'Papadopoulos and Sons' has just been bought by the BBC, we look forward to watching it later this year, after it has finished it's run at Cineworld cinemas, which starts in April.

Marcus Markou (Twitter)Playwright Marcus Markou joins The Blue Rose Society
MARCUS 'PAPA' BLUE ROSE


TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 10 - WEEK BEGINNING SUNDAY MARCH 10TH 2013

1. NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP - RICK ASTLEY (NEW ENTRY)

1. SPEEDWAY + WELL I WONDER (BROKEN'S PROMISE) (LIVE AT DAVIS) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hxW10Jfbp8

3. ALMA MATTERS + A BLUE ROSE BEING 'TAKEN' BY MORRISSEY (LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL) - MORRISSEY (NO CHANGE): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToWcitbV5bg

3. THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNY ANYMORE (LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLyvG0jUVGc

3. THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE (LIVE IN DAVIS) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loR2EeyGhAo

3. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS (LIVE IN PORTLAND & NOTE THE ROSE IN THE AUDIENCE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXe9081Cy6s

3. MALADJUSTED (LIVE IN SEATTLE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTfEKkXN4eM (Starts after Speedway)

3. ONE DAY GOODBYE WILL BE FAREWELL (LIVE IN PORTLAND) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OkFh7cUfZk

9. THE PRESENTATION TO MOZ OF THE BLUE ROSE RING + OUIJA BOARD (LIVE AT STAPLES CENTER, LA) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 8): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqPAfo3u3_Y

10. WELCOME TO MY WORLD - DEAN MARTIN (NO CHANGE)

The chart was presented in the Twitterdilly Arms at 12.45pm today by '@TheRatsBack'. Fluff will hopefully return..... one day!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

THE HISTORY OF MORRISSEY'S BLUE ROSE SOCIETY

In August 2011, a mysterious website called 'MorrisseysWorld' asked Morrissey fans to take either a single RED ROSE or a single WHITE ROSE to Morrissey concerts. The 'MorrisseysWorld' website explained that Morrissey wanted roses, in honour of his literary hero, Oscar Wilde, who had a theme of roses running through his work.


On November 14th 2011, Morrissey's tour of North America got underway, and a handful of fans who had seen the MorrisseysWorld website,  took roses to Morrissey concerts.

On November 28th 2011, Morrissey accepted a RED ROSE on stage in Pomona. It was the first flower of ANY variety, that Morrissey had accepted on stage in years.

On February 24th 2012, Morrissey started a tour of South America, and again, a few fans took roses, but VERY FEW people knew anything about the MorrisseysWorld website.


On March 17th 2012, Morrissey accepted a WHITE ROSE on stage in Bogota, Colombia. The ROSE wasn't thrust at him, he seemed to seek it out.  (See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVaezmLcyi4). Many other types of flower were taken to the concerts, but Morrissey ignored them all, all EXCEPT THE ROSE.


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MORRISSEY WITH A RED ROSE IN POMONA & A WHITE ROSE IN BOGOTA


In the 1890's, Oscar Wilde and his followers would all wear a GREEN CARNATION to Oscar's performances. Much speculation was made about the meaning of GREEN CARNATION, but Wilde himself NEVER publicly explained it's significance.

In early 2012, the mysterious MorrisseysWorld website formed the Blue Rose Society, choosing a BLUE ROSE as the theme. Blue roses, just like green carnations, are an unnatural flower, and they are often portrayed in literature as a symbol of unrequited love.

Word started to get around about BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, and more and more people started to take RED, WHITE and BLUE ROSES to Morrissey concerts. 

A MORRISSEY FAN WITH BLUE ROSES AT THE SAN DIEGO CONCERT - MAY 22ND 2012


On July 5th, Morrissey's wikipedia entry was updated, to make reference to both the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY and GREEN CARNATION, it read:

"The sign of this secret society is the blue rose; blue roses - as well as their other signs, the red and white rose - have been seen at many Morrissey concerts in 2011-2012 from the US to Colombia. The Blue Rose Society is seen by some as a reference to Oscar Wilde's green carnation-wearing followers."


That VERY evening, Morrissey appeared on stage in Liege, Belgium, wearing a GREEN CARNATION for the first time EVER. The next day, the wikipedia entry had mysteriously disappeared. Members of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY saw this as absolute proof that Morrissey was behind the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY.

MORRISSEY WEARS A GREEN CARNATION IN LIEGE - JULY 2012


On July 7th 2012, Morrissey played a concert to a large and enthusiastic crowd in Rome. Many of the audience took gladioli, and offered them to Morrissey, but he refused them all. As Morrissey walked onto the stage for the encore, a fan offered Morrissey a bouquet of WHITE ROSES, which he accepted. Once again, Morrissey proved he wanted ROSES, and ROSES only, they are the ONLY flowers Morrissey accepts on stage.


On October 5th 2012, Morrissey began the US leg of his tour in Boston. Again there were many flowers in the audience, but the ONLY flowers Moz accepted, were a bunch of RED ROSES.

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MORRISSEY WITH THE RED ROSES IN BOSTON


On October 10th 2012, eleven year old Morrissey fan, Kyle Douglas, took a BLUE ROSE to Morrissey's concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Morrissey took the BLUE ROSE from Kyle and wore it for the whole of the encore. This was the FIRST BLUE ROSE that Morrissey had ever accepted on stage (See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_UB-wKCcN4).

KYLE LEAVES HOME WITH HIS BLUE ROSE...........

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.....AND MORRISSEY PLACES IT IN HIS POCKET....................



.........WHERE IT REMAINED FOR THE WHOLE ENCORE IN NEW YORK

On January 8th 2013, long time BLUE ROSE SOCIETY member TRB asked Morrissey's tour manager Donnie Knutson if he could get him into the SOLD OUT David Letterman show, but Knutson said, "No." TRB asked Knutson to give a BLUE ROSE to Morrissey to see if the situation could be changed. Half an hour later, TRB was ushered in to see Morrissey via the stage door.

MORRISSEY'S TOUR MANAGER DONNIE KNUTSON WITH THE BLUE ROSE THAT MYSTERIOUSLY GOT A BLUE ROSE MEMBER INTO A SOLD OUT TV SHOW


On February 27th 2013, a Morrissey fan called 'Vulgar' Angie from Los Angeles attended Morrissey's concert in San Diego and offered Morrissey a bunch of BLUE ROSES during the song Alma Matters. Morrissey accepted them.


MORRISSEY MOVES IN TO ACCEPT VULGAR'S BLUE ROSES IN SAN DIEGO

The BLUE ROSE SOCIETY has a BLUE ROSE RING which is passed from member to member at Morrissey concerts. It was first passed over in Manchester in July 2012, and having travelled to Edinburgh, it then made it's way to New York and eventually ended up on the West Coast of America with 'Vulgar'. 

On February 27th 2013, Morrissey's long time support act, Kristeen Young was photographed with the ring.

VULGAR AND KRISTEEN WITH THE BLUE ROSE RING



On March 1st 2013, 'Vulgar' was handed the mic at Morrissey's concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and presented Morrissey with the ring. Morrissey even ASKED for a rose to go with it. Listen and watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqPAfo3u3_Y




On March 2nd 2013 at the concert in Hollywood High School, Morrissey leant into the crowd to accept a BLUE ROSE from Morrissey fan Devan.

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MORRISSEY REACHES TO RECEIVE A BLUE ROSE IN HOLLYWOOD........



........ AND PLACES IT IN HIS POCKET





MORRISSEY ACCEPTS NO FLOWERS ON STAGE EXCEPT ROSES, PARTICULARLY BLUE ROSES.

The BLUE ROSE SOCIETY is growing in numbers, with more and more Morrissey fans now taking roses to his concerts to show their love.

Morrissey is fully aware of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, he often wears shirts on stage with roses on, and even wore a gaudy BLUE ROSE tie when he accepted the 'Key to the City of Tel Aviv'.


MORRISSEY WITH A ROSE SHIRT IN HOLLYWOOD MARCH 2013 WITH ROSES IN THE AUDIENCE

MORRISSEY SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR THE BLUE ROSE SOCIETY WITH A GAUDY BLUE ROSE TIE

More and more fans now believe that Morrissey started the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, just as it was Oscar Wilde who formed the GREEN CARNATION SOCIETY. If you are going to a Morrissey concert, take a rose for Morrissey, and if possible, HAND IT TO HIM, or throw it onto the stage at the encore. BECAUSE WE MUST.

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                            MORRISSEY WANTS ROSES - SPREAD THE WORD

A BLUE ROSE IN MANCHESTER - JULY 2012

A BLUE ROSE IN BROOKLYN - JAN 2013

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