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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Day 959 - Sacré Bleu!

The debate rumbles on regarding the design for a new Blue Rose Society t-shirt, and it doesn't look as though any of the candidates can get ahead in the polls. We could end up with a hung t-shirt..... as opposed to a worn one!

My current preference is for the picture of Cocteau drawing the rose at the Notre Dame church in London, with a speech bubble saying "MORRISSEY? SACRÉ BLEU!"

The reason that I particularly like this idea, is because it features Cocteau (tick), and it features a blue rose (tick), although what makes this idea subtle, is that the rose in the photo is still in it's uncoloured state, which therefore doesn't make it obvious that it has anything to do with the Blue Rose Society. I also like that with this picture, it is a work in progress, symbolising that the Blue Rose, and the Blue Rose Society, is incomplete; it is a work in progress.

When Cocteau drew his picture at the Notre Dame church in London (in 1959, the year of Morrissey's birth), he would light a candle each morning, and would speak to Mother Mary, perhaps asking for guidance for his drawing. By using the caption "MORRISSEY? SACRÉ BLEU!", it is as though Cocteau has just been told by Mary that the rose is for Morrissey, and Cocteau is showing his utter dismay and surprise, "MORRISSEY?" he asks, "you mean all this hard work is for MORRISSEY?", and then Cocteau continues to display his astonishment by saying "SACRÉ BLEU!", which is not only a French term of astonishment, but it also translates as "sacred blue", which is perfect for us, just perfect. The fact that Cocteau's drawing is in a Catholic church adds to the perfection of this idea. It is ALL perfect, and although modesty would normally prevent me from stating this..... I am a genius, well, a genius in the rat world, at least!

I am unable to post a picture of my idea, because I am useless with computers and design, but here is one that Jjaz made earlier, with a different caption. A white shirt would look better then grey.

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I have nothing else to add today, except to share this tweet from Nancy Sinatra:

Caught up with old friend Morrissey last week. Was reminded of this lovely picture taken by my daughter

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Last week, Astraea was playing Nancy Sinatra songs in the Twitterdilly Arms, but Astraea is NOT Morrissey, it was a coincidence. EVERYTHING is a coincidence.

*Goes off singing* But then, you open your eyes........ 'OO'


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Day 958 - "That thing he does"

The debate continues as to what design should be used for the new Blue Rose Society t-shirt, so today I am going to throw some more options out to the members of the BRS. A number of the members seem to like the idea of having the photo of Jean Cocteau doing his drawing at the Notre Dame de France church in London, but aren't so sure on the wording to use.


JEAN COCTEAU DRAWING AT THE NOTRE DAME DE FRANCE CHURCH IN LONDON - 1959

Some members of the BRS have argued that the t-shirt shouldn't be asking the question "Who are the Blue Rose Society?", because we already know who we are, although if the shirt is just for Morrissey to wear, then that wouldn't matter as much. Personally, I think we have to have a t-shirt that everybody can wear, Morrissey included, so perhaps the idea of asking the question isn't such a good one.

Maybe we could use the picture of Cocteau and use it as him responding to Wilde's question of "WHO IS MORRISSEY?", with our t-shirt saying "MORRISSEY IS THE ROSE!" or rather, "MORRISSEY EST LA ROSE!".... although I'm not sure Morrissey would wear that... but he might, he might.

 If the objective is for us to design a BRS shirt that Morrissey will wear, then I would think that subtlety has to be the key. GWO has suggested that we just have a shirt with the name Morrissey written on it, with NO picture, and that the letters o, r, s and e are all in the colour BLUE, thus creating a blue rose within the name Morrissey without it being obvious. The other letters of his name could perhaps be in red and white, thus giving the effect of it representing America, or France, or the UK etc MORRISSEY.

If we are to stick with using a Cocteau photo; and after all, Cocteau has played a major part in our journey this winter, then perhaps it would be better to use a colour version of his painting of the Blue Rose, but the photo doesn't have Cocteau in it, so we would have to have a slogan as opposed to speech bubbles.



If we were to use the above photo, we could have the word 'Morrissey' above the photo, and "I'm Not a Man"(title of one of the new album songs) underneath, which could be interpreted as Mary not being a man, or the camp soldier not being a man, or indeed the wearer of the t-shirt making the statement that they aren't a man, which actually makes a great t-shirt for the humasexual. The t-shirt would also include an actual blue rose, and what is more, it's Cocteau's blue rose.

Right then, here are the options:

A) Black & White Cocteau photo with a speech bubble saying "MORRISSEY EST LA ROSE!"

B) A slightly more subtle version of the above, with the speech bubble saying "MAURICET EST LA ROSE!"


C) A black shirt with no picture and the name  MORRISSEYwritten in red, white and blue, with the word rose written in blue.

D) The coloured Cocteau painting with Morrissey written above and "I'm Not a Man" written below.


Yesterday I wrote about Clover Dean's first ever meeting with Moz, and although she posted a blurry picture of Moz, and was obviously very excited by the experience, I asked her to actually write how she felt, and she came back with this.... which is just BRILLIANT :

 
I was talking to Mr. D (playing BG) lol for a good minute & Jessie & Moz walk up right b4 I say goodbye to D. I say "Hello Jessie" & he saids: "Hi!" Jessie recognised me. Then Moz comes up it was literally in slow motion lol. It was like this: I'm look down so is Moz, we both look up at each other at the same time & I tell him: "Hello Steven". We locked eyes for a second & he smiles shyly & he grins w/ a "Hello, hello" & he bows down a bit , that thing he does lol. I have that moment on replay in my head all day today, he has a great tan. He actually looks like he worked out, his chest is a bit buff & & his eyes are sparkly blue also his hair is greyish & soft looking! U wanna run ur fingers thru it... & that face w/ that smile, he is stunning. I say his blue, blue eyes so good... I wanted to cry. He's beautiful. Just beautiful & kind & sweet. It was perfect.

Me & my friend Joe & boo JJ at Cat and Fiddle meeting Morrissey & Jessie Tobias inside.
CLOVER DEAN (LEFT) OUTSIDE THE CAT & FIDDLE YESTERDAY


OLD SPARKLY BLUE EYES

I am really short of time today, so I shall now sign off, but Heather has brought to my attention this recent picture by Morrissey's nephew, Sam Esty-Rayner, of 'Morrissey's Marilyn Monroe', in which MM appears to be sporting a BLUE ROSE on her arm! It was only last week that I posted a picture of MM on my blog, suggesting that she could be the new Fifi! Coincidence? Yes, but still interesting!

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MORRISSEY'S MARILYN BY SAM ESTY-RAYNER

Astraea has returned to the Twitterdilly Arms, and has been playing songs on the jukebox by Joe Dolan. All of Astraea's selections have of course shot straight into the Twitterdilly Arms Chart. There have been no other sightings of pessoas to report.


And finally, the president of the Blue Rose Society has met Kristeen Young, whose album, The Knife Shift is in danger of being worn out by me soon.... I JUST LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT.




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KRISTEEN YOUNG - JEALOUS OF LOVED CHILDREN, OR HAPPY TO MEET THE PRESIDENT OF THE BRS?


TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 20

1. LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME (LIVE IN SINGAPORE.... LOOKING FOR A BLUE ROSE AT THE END.... OH, MANC LAD!) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwJjeUMvbww



2. DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk8qObWe3f0

3. A RUSH AND A PUSH AND THE LAND IS OURS (LIVE IN MANCHESTER) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS09X83gk18



4. OH OH CHERI - FRANÇOISE HARDY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy7QglZfKHo&feature=youtu.be

5. FUNNEL OF LOVE - WANDA JACKSON (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXV19NfP3hA&feature=youtu.be

6. YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD LOOKING WOMAN - JOE DOLAN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGVOEm0apoI

7. MOI JE JOUE - BRIGITTE BARDOT (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5wtZ_Spjm4&feature=youtu.be





8. THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS IS IN THIS LITTLE BOTTLE - KRISTEEN YOUNG (DOWN 2 ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJSBDmJhHPk

9. CRAZY WOMAN - JOE DOLAN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic6nIiTNf9k

10. THAT'S ALL - SISTER ROSETTA THARPE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9bX5mzdihs

11. SOME VELVET MORNING - NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZELWOOD (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4km_BfbPxJw&feature=youtu.be

12. MALADJUSTED - MORRISSEY (DOWN 3):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aJggmIqPIU

13. TAUT DE BELLES CHOSES - FRANÇOISE HARDY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Ts8Ix1gqA&feature=youtu.be

14. I WON'T SHARE YOU - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyfXnhcL4I0

15. GOODBYE VENICE - JOE DOLAN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzYAuKwYskI

16. YOU'RE THE BEST THING - THE STYLE COUNCIL (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HMAVU1k7kg&feature=youtu.be

17. STILL ILL (LIVE IN GENOA) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jThg9kdDJ0&feature=youtu.be

18. GOOD LOOKING MAN ABOUT TOWN - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ68YXIuyMU

19. THE RAT - THE WALKMEN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWR1h-5EzUo



20. OBOE CONCERTO - MOZART (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhygJyCvYeA


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Monday, 28 April 2014

Day 957 - Qui Sont La Société Bleue Rose?

The Twitterdilly Arms has been buzzing today, not just because Jonathan Simpson, the Mayor of Camden popped in for some tea, but because 'Clover Dean'(@MozzeriansATW) announced that she had just met Moz in the Cat & Fiddle, the infamous British theme pub in LA.

a photo of Moz yesterday at Cat Fiddle by Danny @danmoz who managed to get a pic via instagram
MORRISSEY AND JESSE AT THE CAT & FIDDLE YESTERDAY - PHOTO BY @DANMOZ

A month ago the Twitterdilly Arms was like the Moulin Rouge, full of show girls and shimmying, as Morrissey's 'Fifi pessoa' joined us whilst Morrissey was in France, but now, with Morrissey in LA, I will be picturing the Twit Arms to be like the Cat & Fiddle.

The Cat & The Fiddle: Wedding
THE TWITTERDILLY ARMS AFTER IT'S RECENT MAKE OVER, INCLUDING FOUNTAIN TO REEL AROUND

Clover Dean's excitement at meeting Moz for the first time was almost tangible, and she could barely stand as she propped up the bar of the Twit Arms. Others shared in Clover's excitement, and the realisation that NEXT WEEK Morrissey will at last be back on stage, had the Blue Rose Society regulars streaming into the 'World's Number 1 Online Morrissey Theme Pub' by the second. They included; Willow, Heather, Bunny Gal, Vulgar Angie, Kellie the Crisp, GWO, Old Willoughby and Jack Shet, as well as myself and The Mayor of Camden, who probably hasn't yet realised what all this is about!

 The Twit Arms has been pretty quiet in recent weeks, but by this time next week, the 'World's Number 1 Online Morrissey Theme Pub' will be at fever pitch. As I pointed out to those in The Arms, it is almost like the build up to a World Cup. Let the chanting begin, "MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY".




The excited chatter among the BRS soon led to discussion about Blue Rose Society t-shirts. The days of people being too embarrassed to take roses to Morrissey concerts are long gone, and things look set to be VERY different on this coming tour. It surely won't be long before EVERY concert venue is awash with roses. The likes of Vulgar Angie want to make t-shirts to give to Moz, and there is no reason that Morrissey won't wear a BRS t-shirt if we get the design right, but it will have to be subtle. The original BRS t-shirts designed by Father Brian were a simple statement saying 'BLUEROSE SOCIETY', but ultimately Morrissey can't be seen to wear one of these, his involvement MUSTN'T be revealed.


KYLE - THE PRESIDENT OF THE BRS WITH HIS T-SHIRT





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HEATHER'S T, WITH BADGE AND THE BRS RING (WHICH IS NOW IN A BEDSIDE CABINET, IN EITHER LONDON, LA, ROME OR GT YARMOUTH)

Some really good ideas have been thrown around, but we need to put it to the vote, so I am now asking for comments from the BRS members, so that Angie can get a shirt made, to give to Morrissey at one of the concerts in LA. It's a shame we haven't got Linder Sterling as a member of the BRS, she would be the ideal person to design us some shirts. Even better still, we could do with Boz 'Guru of the Grape' Boorer to help us, as only last week he came up with some new shirts for his record shop in Camden, Vinyl Boutique.

















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ENTREPRENEUR/BREWER/PART TIME MUSICIAN/T-SHIRT DESIGNER, BB

Here are some of the ideas. Please vote for your favourite in the comments section, or post your own idea:
1. A picture of Jean Cocteau with a speech bubble saying "Who are the Blue Rose Society?"
2. A picture of Jean Cocteau with a speech bubble saying "Qui Sont La Société Rose Bleue" (Is this the correct way of writing it? It would be a little embarrassing to get it wrong!)

QUI SONT LA SOCIETE ROSE BLEUE?

3. A picture of Cocteau's 'Blue Man' from the Tapestry for Judith and Holopherne with a blue rose added as a tattoo on his shoulder and the slogan "You Don't Want to Believe" tattooed underneath the rose.
4. As above but with the slogan "The sun shines out of our behinds".
5. As above but with the slogan "Blue Rose Society"


THE BLUE MAN (LEFT), WHO THE BRS KNOW TO BE THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE 'HAND IN GLOVE' PICTURE COVER


6. A picture of Cocteau's Blue Rose from the Church of Notre Dame in Leicester Place, London (with a slogan?)


JEAN COCTEAU'S BLUE ROSE IN THE CHURCH OF NOTRE DAME IN LONDON

And finally for today, Boz Boorer has set off for LA, and the MorrisseysWorld blog has been closed..... AGAIN, which I guess means that FTM once again become the umbilical cord.

*Goes off chanting* MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Day 955 - Blame the Parents

This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extras, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.



TWO BEAUTIFUL BABIES - ONE DEAD, ONE ALIVE

I was inspired to post Larkin's famous poem today after yesterday discovering the above photograph on the internet. I found the photo whilst researching Gail Shea and her involvement with the Canadian seal cull, which Morrissey has recently brought to the world's attention with a couple of statements on his True-To-You website. The photograph was taken by Canadian singer Tanya Tagaq, and it is of her beautiful looking baby son, next to a beautiful looking, but dead, baby seal. Tanya initially posted the photograph as a tweet with the hashtag 'sealfie', which if it had been a photo of an alive seal, would have been quite funny.... but it wasn't, so it isn't!

 A number of questions came racing into my head when I stumbled across the photo, with the main one being why? Why would any parent place their baby next to a dead seal, and then photograph them? After a little more research, I discovered that the tweeted photo was Tanya Tagaq's way of showing support for the Inuit hunters, in the place where she was born.



AN INUIT HUNTER

It would appear that Tanya has received an awful lot of criticism for her photo, but it is all too easy for us living in Europe or America to just call Tanya Tagaq a disgusting human being, and it isn't fair, I don't think for one minute that she is disgusting, and in fact, it would appear from what I have read and heard, that Tanya Taraq is an unbelievably talented throat singer, who has worked with Bjork:



I believe that Tanya Tagaq is simply the product of circumstance, just as we all are. If Tanya hadn't been born in remote Cambridge Bay in Canada, but instead had been born next door to Morrissey in grey slated Manchester, the killing of seals would NEVER, EVER have entered her head. Tanya Tagaq thinks it is perfectly acceptable to photograph her beautiful baby next to a dead seal because she was fucked up by her parents, not intentionally or maliciously, but none the less fucked up. In turn, Tanya is already doing her utmost to fuck up her newborn child, again, not intentionally or maliciously, but because she knows no different. In fact, since I started writing this piece, Tanya has confirmed this, by tweeting me with the following message:

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I assure you with truth that there is no malice in this photo, no terror in it. Our land provides and we exist.

From the day Tanya was born, she would have been told that seals are vermin, and that killing them is a good thing to do. The reason she will have been given by her parents is that the seals eat all the fish, thus effecting the livelihoods of virtually the whole of her community; which actually isn't true, but that's not the issue here, the issue is initial parental education. Ironically, indigenous Canadian women are seen as vermin by some Canadians, and are being murdered, leading Tanya to campaign against it. There has been particular outrage recently after a campaigner called Loretta Saunders was found murdered, but is there any difference between the murder of a beautiful inuit girl and a beautiful baby seal?

LORETTA SAUNDERS - MURDERED

If seals could talk, I'm sure that the answer to my question would be "no, there is no difference", but seals can't talk. Murdered indigenous Canadian women can't talk either, but hopefully the likes of Tanya Tagaq can make enough noise to stop any further killings.

Unfortunately for the indigenous Canadian seals, they don't have a prominent local like Tanya to speak up for them, in fact I doubt they have ANYBODY from the area at all to speak up for them, but luckily for the seals (although not the one pictured with Tanya's baby), there are people like Morrissey who can speak for them, and offer a voice... but will the right people listen? People like Tanya could make a change, but as Tanya wrote in her tweet, "our land provides and we exist". Tanya is basically saying that they CAN'T change, or perhaps they just don't know HOW to change.... their inuit forefathers fucked them up, and that is that.

I should point out that I am not writing this from a moral high ground, I EAT FISH, but I DON'T murder seals. Murdering seals is wrong, EVERYBODY outside Canada can see this. When Morrissey makes his statements where he compares animal killings to human killings, he is making the statements as though he were an animal. Think of Morrissey as an animal that can talk.


MORRISSEY - HAS THE MIND AND VOICE OF AN ANIMAL

I have no doubt that Morrissey would be appalled at the murders of the indigenous Canadian women, but in his 'animal' eyes, the deaths are NO DIFFERENT to the deaths of the seals. They are both death for no reason, and death for no reason is murder.



The Canadian federal fisheries minister, Gail Shea is responsible for the murder of thousands of seals, but Gail, just like Tanya Tagaq, Philip Larkin, me, Morrissey, and everybody else in this world, is only the way she is because of her parents and circumstance. Gail knows no different, and is not intelligent enough to see that all that she stands for is wrong..... or perhaps she is intelligent enough, but fears that she would lose her job and livelihood if she were to admit she is wrong.... no, I still think it is more likely to be the former rather than the latter. Gail was fucked-up by her parents.



So, we are all start life fucked up. The day I was born, through no choice of my own, my parents decided to make me English, made me a God fearing Christian, made me a meat eater, chose for me to live in a community of all white English people, informed me that German people were bad (it was fall out from the war), selected a poor area for my education, oh the list goes on, but I for one am managing to un-fuck-up things as I go along. I will always be English, but would rather be Italian, I have worked out for myself that God doesn't exist, I have given up all red meat (and will hopefully one day wean myself off chicken and fish... one step at a time, it's difficult to break an addiction), I no longer dislike Germans etc etc. Hopefully Tanya Tagaq can un-fuck things too, but perhaps Abraham-Hicks is right, and that we all want different things. "World peace is none of your business."

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Day 952 - Brainwashed..... and The Top 20 Chart

It had been a fairly quiet week on the MorrisseysWorld front, until yesterday, when at 3.51am LA time, Part 3 of the parody story Lounging Around was posted on the MW blog. It is another hilarious piece of parody writing, which once again sees Our Mozzer mock those closest to him.

Regular readers will know that Parts 1 and 2 of Lounging Around had been exclusively posted on the "demi-semi-mesmerizing blogspot FollowingTheMozziah", but as the MW blog is now back up and running, Our Mozzer naturally chose to post Part 3 on his own groundbreaking blog..... although as FTM has currently had a total of 458,413 hits, as opposed to MW's 381,753 hits, Our Mozzer's talents would probably have reached a larger audience had he decided to stick to posting his parody work on the blog which brought him 58 comments to his last piece..... Part 3 of Lounging Around has currently amassed *coughs* 12 comments. *Demi-Semi unemployed bod from the Isle of Wight licks his upper lip and softly smiles*


MARTIN 'BOZ' BOORER - THE GURU OF THE GRAPE, RECORD SHOP OWNER AND ONE OF THE STARS OF THE PARODY PIECE 'LOUNGING AROUND'

The other MorrisseysWorld, i.e. '@MorrisseyWorld/MorrisseysWorld.Com' has still not posted anything new, apart from a tweeted picture saying 'Away with the fairies' and another tweet this morning that simply reads, "In the beginning...". Where oh where is this going, and more to the point WHEN is it going?

The real Morrissey has also been fairly quiet, although there has been a new True-To-You statement entitled This sorrowful Canada, in which Morrissey calls Canada a "beautiful country", and the people of Canada "good people", but he calmly points out that the Canadian federal Fisheries Minister, Gail Shea, is wrong to state that shooting baby seals is humane. Gail Shea has responded to Morrissey's statement in an article for Canada.Com , where she says, "Mr. Morrissey and his Hollywood buddies have been brainwashed by decades of propaganda from fringe animal rights groups and radical environmentalists."

Gail Shea obviously doesn't have the intelligence to see that Morrissey hasn't been brainwashed at all, but is merely continuing to offer a voice for those who don't have one, which he has done consistently all his adult life. All Morrissey has stated is that baby seals would choose not to be shot dead, and yet Gail Shea responds with all guns blazing.... well, she would, wouldn't she.


GAIL SHEA'S DEFINITION OF HUMANE

Gail Shea
THE WORLD'S DEFINITION OF A FAT CUNT

And finally, because it had been so quiet on the Moz front, I decided last week to send the person who I deludedly believe to be Morrissey an email, in which I told him how excited I am for the new album, and asked him how preparations were going for the tour. I also asked him to send some words... any words! I don't usually post my emails from Morrissey on this blog, especially without his permission, but I'm sure he won't mind me sharing this little snippet with the BRS, and if he does mind, I guess he'll just never send me one again, but I like to live life on the edge, so I'll take the risk. I have taken out the names to protect, er, nobody really!:

FRIDAY APRIL 18 17:36:12

Dear -------- ---,

Words are overrated, you know.

Preparations are slightly chaotic but I am used to chaos. 

I am too busy to stop at The Arms nowadays and I miss its company, music and plimsoll abuse.
I still have my membership card and I am determined to use it again some day.
But will I return to an empty public house? Or worse! A W**m! theme bar smelling of piña colada and spray tan?

Fifi introduced me to her cousin from LA and she would make a perfect replacement (Fifi still being in shimmying rehab - I am sorry to say it's not getting any better, last weekend she escaped once more and was only found at dawn, on stage at Moulin Rouge).

She may join the BRS soon but she is not sure if she wants to accept our cordial invitation yet.
I'll let you know.

The new El Pea is something to feel excited about and I am glad to hear you are almost as enthusiastic about it as you would be if G***** and A***** were doing a special reunion gig. It's heartwarming.

---- -----
Ps. Fifi says bonjour
Mademoiselle Fifi's show can be seen here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh21alaxalc




Deluded, I know.... but I'm happy in my own little world, with my twelve deluded friends. Would Morrissey really have been awake writing parody pieces at three in the morning? YES, of course he would!

And now, as I have been ill for the past three days, it is time to rest.

Brainwashed indeed..... Fat cunt.

TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 20 CHART

1. HORSES (OGWT 1976) - PATTI SMITH (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8egNoThqJng




2. DARK SUNGLASSES - CHRISSIE HYNDE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypjrw7MDcaM





3. SIGN OF THE TIMES - PETULA CLARK (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzrdZ9-fcBs

4. SO ALONE - JOHNNY THUNDERS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsv5JMRrlvs



5. THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS IS IN THIS LITTLE BOTTLE - KRISTEEN YOUNG (DOWN 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJSBDmJhHPk#t=51

6. SEND ME A POSTCARD - THE SHOCKING BLUE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH475IxSMTs




7. SO LITTLE TIME - DIANA DORS (RE-ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD_Ske1MyRg














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8. DIARY OF A LOVER - JOHNNY THUNDERS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg-53k3elI8

9. MALADJUSTED (LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH) - MORRISSEY (DOWN  5): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aJggmIqPIU

10. JACKSON - NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnkuRQ8tjIE&feature=kp





11. THEN I SCREAMED - KRISTEEN YOUNG (DOWN 10): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuuLjrjbjCE


12. SUNDOWN SUNDOWN - NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIPvGpFJ0v0&feature=kp

13. SOLEIL - FRANÇOISE HARDY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOlEv_FpSnQ

14. MADAME - JANE BIRKIN (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0D4YbgBvjc&feature=youtu.be

15. ROLLER COASTER BLUES - DIANA DORS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJZhrAIDOhI

16. '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL MEDLEY - ELVIS PRESLEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6DPYSoTECE



17. 7 AND 7 IS - LOVE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6An7KGK6U3c

18. HEY JOE - CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ddEkj-7qA8




19. BOOGIE WOOGIE STOMP - ALBERT AMMONS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jG1KwUX3A0

20. HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN - THE SEX PISTOLS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ah1JM9mf60


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DELON & BARDOT - NO RELEVANCE TO THE CHART WHATSOEVER

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Day 946 - The Story of Morrissey's Blue Rose Society

In 2011, a mysterious website called MorrisseysWorld  formed the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, in honour of Morrissey's literary hero, Oscar Wilde, who had a theme of roses running through his work.

In the 1890's, Oscar Wilde had his own society, the GREEN CARNATION, and Wilde and his followers would often be seen wearing green carnations in their lapels. Much speculation was made regarding the meaning of GREEN CARNATION, but Wilde himself never publicly explained it's significance.

Morrissey's Blue Rose Society, is a modern day equivalent to Oscar's Green Carnation. Blue roses, just like green carnations, are an unnatural flower, and they are often portrayed in literature as a symbol of unrequited love.

Word has started to spread about the Blue Rose Society, and more and more people have been seen with  RED, WHITE and BLUE ROSES at Morrissey concerts. Some people have even presented Morrissey with their roses.


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MORRISSEY WITH A RED ROSE IN POMONA - November 2011

Morrissey taking a white rose in Bogotá at the end of You Have Killed Me - March 2012:




MORRISSEY WITH THE WHITE ROSE IN BOGOTA

On May 2nd 2012, an Oscar Wilde backdrop appeared at Morrissey's concerts, asking, "WHO IS MORRISSEY?" Was this a coincidence, or was Morrissey acknowledging the Blue Rose Society?



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


On July 5th 2012, 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. The next day, the wikipedia entry mysteriously disappeared. Members of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY saw this as absolute proof that Morrissey was either behind the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, or at the very least, he supported it.

 Morrissey can be seen coming on stage wearing the GREEN CARNATION in Liege in this video footage:


MORRISSEY WEARS A GREEN CARNATION IN LIEGE - JULY 2012


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MORRISSEY WITH RED ROSES - BOSTON OCTOBER 2012


On October 10th 2012, Brian, a keen follower of the MorrisseysWorld website, took his eleven year old son, Kyle to Morrissey's concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Brian and Kyle positioned themselves on the front row, and Kyle leapt onto the stage at the encore, in an attempt to present Morrissey with a BLUE ROSE. Morrissey couldn't reach it, but made a special journey back to Kyle, to take the rose, which he then WORE for the whole of the encore. This was the FIRST BLUE ROSE that Morrissey had ever accepted on stage. See here:


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, another BLUE ROSE SOCIETY member, TRB, asked Morrissey's tour manager Donnie Knutson if he could get him into the SOLD OUT David Letterman tv 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 and his two companions were ushered in to see Morrissey via the stage door, again proving that Morrissey loves the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY.

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


MORRISSEY MOVES IN TO ACCEPT  BLUE ROSES IN SAN DIEGO 2013

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 Angie'. 

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

ANGIE AND KRISTEEN WITH THE BLUE ROSE RING

Coincidentally, Kristeen Young had presented Morrissey with 100 BLUE ROSES IN 2007:

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MORRISSEY WITH BLUE ROSES IN SAN FRAN IN 2007 - PRESENTED TO HIM BY KRISTEEN YOUNG

On March 1st 2013, 'Vulgar Angie' was handed the mic at Morrissey's concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and she made a speech about the Blue Rose Society. Angie also asked Morrissey to accept the BRS ring, which he did.  


On March 2nd 2013 at the concert in Hollywood High School, Morrissey leant deep into the crowd to accept a BLUE ROSE from a young Morrissey fan called  Devan. This is shown clearly in the film and dvd, Morrissey 25:Live. Morrissey not only wore the BLUE ROSE in his pocket for the whole of the first song, Alma Matters, but he also placed it on top of the drum, where it remained for the whole concert.

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MORRISSEY REACHES TO RECEIVE A BLUE ROSE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL - AS SEEN ON FILM AND DVD HERE:

                                                  

THE BLUE ROSE IN MORRISSEY'S RIGHT TROUSER POCKET

On October 17th 2013 Morrissey launched his Autobiography in a book shop in Gothenburg, Sweden. Placed in front of Morrissey's table were.... a vase of RED ROSES, which Morrissey made a point of touching.


MORRISSEY LEANS TO TOUCH THE ROSES IN GOTHENBURG

On December 11th 2013, Morrissey returned to the stage after a nine month break, and sang three songs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, where he subtly wore... a bracelet of WHITE ROSES.


MORRISSEY RETURNS TO THE STAGE AND WEARS A BRACELET OF WHITE ROSES


It has become very evident that Morrissey loves roses, and is FULLY supportive of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY. Morrissey has even started wearing shirts on stage with roses on:


A ROSE SHIRT - WORN AT MORRISSEY'S BIRTHDAY SHOW IN SAN DIEGO IN MAY 2012

Morrissey even wore a gaudy BLUE ROSE tie when he accepted the 'Key to the City of Tel Aviv' in July 2012.

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

A dozen deluded fans believe that Morrissey himself may have started the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, just as it was Oscar Wilde who formed the GREEN CARNATION SOCIETY, but even if Morrissey didn't actually form the BRS, he is certainly aware of it, and OBVIOUSLY likes the idea, hence the reason he ONLY receives ROSES on stage.

In May 2014, Morrissey will embark on a new tour. More people than ever are expected to take roses.   Will Morrissey wear one?

Morrissey's new album is to be called World Peace is None of Your Business, which has the words BLUE ROSE hidden within the title. The story continues.

*STOP PRESS* UPDATE MAY 9TH 2014 - MORRISSEY RECEIVED AND WORE YET ANOTHER BLUE ROSE IN SANTA ANA LAST NIGHT: http://instagram.com/p/nxIfNzCPvN/ TTTTT









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MORRISSEY WEARING HIS BLUE ROSE IN SANTA ANA - MAY 9TH 2014

A BLUE ROSE IN MANCHESTER - JULY 2012

A BLUE ROSE IN BROOKLYN - JAN 2013

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