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Friday, 28 November 2014

Day 1170 - Oh, those Belgians

It would appear that the two concerts in Antwerp on Wednesday and Thursday both contained a little bit of 'incident', with Wednesday's concert having to be stopped during Staircase due to over zealous theatre security, and Thursday's concert attracting another heckler, who Morrissey pointed out was "very brave in the dark" before then labelling him a "coward" before suggesting he "go home".




(The coward in the vulgar red pullover: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreMozzerians/posts/575603089252170)

Incidents aside, last nights concert also premiered both Smiler With Knife and Moutjoy, but as yet, no Youtube footage has emerged of either! There is also still no footage of Wednesday's encore, so we don't know if there was a special "flash" for George as promised by Fifi. WHAT is wrong with these Belgians; it's as though they are a subspecies!

One piece of footage that has emerged from last night, is of Speedway which has the added bonus of a HUGE snippet of Gilbert O'Sullivan's I Didn't know What to Do during the pause. Hugely entertaining stuff, but from reports I have read, the Belgian crowd was a bit subdued, and the concert was cut short after just 15 songs.



There is nothing new to report on either the MorrisseysWorld or Blue Rose front, so I guess I shouldn't really be blogging, and what is more, I can't even publish this entry until Sunday due to my promise to leave the parody piece on the homepage of FTM... not that anyone new is likely to discover it!


A great new Morrissey interview has emerged on the internet, this time with Vegan Logic. It is one of the best Moz interviews in recent times, with Morrissey really opening up on a number of subjects, including humasexuality.




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Interview here:  http://www.veganlogic.net/2014/11/morrissey-your-real-home-is-your-body.html

In other news, the former Mayor of St Helens, John Beirne has started a campaign to have Morrissey receive the Freedom of the City of Manchester. He apparently wrote to the leader of the Manchester Council, Richard Leese, who replied saying, "His previous band, the Smiths do hold a proud place in Manchester's popular music history, alongside many other great names. We are however not currently preparing to honour him in any way." Oh Manchester, SO much to answer for! They just don't realise what they have. It was the same with Wilde.... although not in Manchester, obviously!

MORRISSEY RECEIVES THE KEY TO THE CITY OF TEL AVIV.... BUT MANCHESTER ARE "NOT CURRENTLY PREPARING TO HONOUR HIM IN ANY WAY"

http://www.petitionhub.org/Petition-for-Steven-Patrick-Morrissey-to-be-given-the-Key-to-the-City-of-Manchester-t-754


And finally, tomorrow I get to go and see Morrissey in concert for the first time since January 2103.... nearly TWO YEARS AGO! I am so so excited, and I just can't hide it! I can't wait to hear all the new songs from World Peace is None of Your Business, but the icing on the cake would of course be Trouble Loves Me. Both my blue rose and inflatable red are ready to go, but I will be nowhere near the front, so an attempted delivery will have to wait until next time, next time.

*Goes off singing* Show me a barrel, and watch me scrape it, faced with the music as always I'll face it.


Day 1168 - Parody posted - Wednesday November 26th

I had a lovely long soak in the bath last night (Tuesday), and when I eventually emerged, I found that Broken had returned to The Arms, and had also posted the promised parody piece. I abandoned all thoughts of watching the Champions League match on telly, and got to work putting the piece together, which included me having to write a little bit of dialogue, which had been requested by OM:

Our Mozzer has requested via an email today that Rat included one very brief exchange of his own during the parody piece written by OM, myself, Russell and R. The exchange must be no more than three or four sentences long and must reference Justin Bieber. A shirtless pic of Justin Bieber must be posted immediately after this comment.

The piece has been received by Rat and will be amended and posted with images selected by OM himself.

Posted by Broken to Following The Mozziah at 25 November 2014 19:12


Although the parody piece was posted by Broken, the first segment had actually been posted two days earlier by Our Mozzer, but I had been put under strict instruction not to mention it:

Morrissey has left a new comment on your post "Day 1139 - Coincidentally":

Do not post or even hint at this piece's location until the remainder is posted...

'R'

Posted by Morrissey to Following The Mozziah at 23 November 2014 22:23


Here are Broken's tweets from last night. I have omitted all the Bieber tweets and photos!:

"Parody piece sent to Rat. It will soon be posted. Rat will include his own brief sentence within the parody."

"@TheRatsBack If it manages over 100 comments over 5 days, part 2 will follow." When I pointed out that there won't be a part 2, Broken replied, "There will. Play your cards right and FTM WILL BE ME blog."

"@TheRatsBack Don't forget: MW word is gospel. At first there was the word."

"@TheRatsBack finally MW is back... from a certain angle. It's not the funniest ever, but it's mesmerizing... utterly mesmeric."

"MorrisseysWorld always has about 30 followers, of which 12 are vocal. The names change, but the numbers stay the same."

I am now unable to post anything for five days, which means this entry will not be published until next Sunday at the earliest.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Warsaw Packed - A Parody piece written by Our Mozzer, Broken, Russell, R and Rat




*Shakespeare's Sister is playing in Morrissey's hotel suite on a 1980s cassette player as Morrissey thumbs through 'Autobiography', Mikey sips Twinings Ceylon and Martin 'Boz' Boorer slaps his thigh rhythmically with a fulsome grin*




Morrissey: "C***."

Boz: *shakes his head tutting loudly*

Morrissey: Is something the matter Boz?

Boz: No, sir. I was just voicing my disquiet at the behaviour of the person in your autobiography, sir. I was just-

Morrissey: -Which person?

Boz: That one you're reading about, sire. You know, sir, the one you just called a cu-

Morrissey: -You'll never guess what he's done now, Boz...

Mikey: *elegantly brings the white polygonal Bone China cup towards his lips but does not sip*

Boz: What's he done now to hurt you, sir? What's he done now to prove he has no credibility, sir? What's he done now to prove what a good for nothing plonker he is, sire?

Morrissey: He's made yet another mistake in his judgment. Yet another...

Boz: The c***...

Mikey: *sips his tea and smiles sadly*

Morrissey: Well that's what I said, Boz. A first rate c***. A senile QC. A pile of uneaten sandwiches. A dreary establishment yes-man. The only man in England who thinks Joyce was an equal partner in the Smiths. The only man in England who thinks the unending shrug of Joyce's court testimony represented a compelling case that Old Mozzer stole and pocketed his cash... The b******d is about as noble as a syphilitic c***.

Boz: *nods energetically*

Mikey: You use the present tense, but he's dead now, isn't he, Morr-ee-say?

Morrissey: Who?

Mikey: ... Judge Weeks, Morr-ee-say.

Morrissey: Oh that c***.



Mikey: ... He certainly lacked taste, siding with the drummer, proving what a philistine he is... uhmm... was-

Morrissey: -Abso-bloody-lutely!

Boz: I had no idea he was from the middle east, Mikey.

Mikey: Pardon, Boz?

Boz: The poor fellow.... no wonder he looked so angry.... his home bulldozed by tanks.... children used as human shields.... bombs exploding all the time... the poor.... *rubbing his nose with a handkerchief* .... the poor fellow....

Morrissey: There aren't many bombs exploding in Yeovil, Boz.

Mikey: As for homes being bulldozed, one can't even install UPVC in some of those houses..

Morrissey: *titters, juts out his jaw*

Boz: I had no idea Yeovil was in Palestine, Mozzer. I thought it was in Wales.

Morrissey: *giggles, slaps his cheek, rolls his eyes*



Mikey: I must say you're taking that awful heckling rather well, Morr-ee-say...

Boz: awful heckling, absolutely awful, Mikey. I almost kicked that man in the chin with my steel toe caps in Warsaw, Mikey. What that man said about Mozzer-

Morrissey: -It wasn't that man, Boz.

Boz: I know, sir. I didn't mean that man, I meant the other man...

Morrissey: *nods*

Boz:... When he made those remarks about you, sire... I almost walked straight over and headbutted him.... I thought about diving into the audience and aiming my forehead at his nose, sire... I was furious... I was fuming.... what an evil thing to say, sir, what a very nasty and cruel and really unkind and horrible thing to say... what a stupid c*** he was to say that about you, sir.... a man who's given so much.... to refer to your past like he did, sir.... well, it was....

Mikey: Unforgiveable...

Morrissey: Quite so, Mikey. To refer to one's past is a crime when one's present is so much more fascinating.

Mikey: Terribly chauvinistic....

Morrissey: *looks puzzled, smirks*




Mikey: You look amused, Morr-ee-say. Is it something I said.... or didn't say?

Morrissey: Tricks of the trade, old son: enigmatic otherness factor. Of course that old nonsense about chauvinism was just a smokescreen. The only thing worse than being talked about is....

Boz: ... is being fat! *grins fulsomely*

Morrissey: *licks his lips*

Boz: I didn't mean you, sir. You're not fat, sir. Never have been, never will be, and even in 2009 you weren't that fat, sir, you were just well built, big boned.... you were-

Morrissey: -shut up, Martin.

Mikey: *strokes the back of his head*



Morrissey: No, no, no. Tricks of the trade, Mikey, old friend. You see, what we implied about chauvinism wasn't the real reason I went off stage. I was actually annoyed when some c*** demanded a Smiths song, instead of one from one's latest masterpiece... that was the real human atrocity that night... I was disappointed in the extreme... rather like when all those chaps popped out to use the loos during that one from Years of Refusal that sounded a bit like.... Swallow On My Neck...

Boz: Black Cloud, sir...

Morrissey: Yes, Boz. And of course there was that tremendous documentary about punk on cable... I almost cancelled when I read the TV guide that morning... but I pushed myself to appear... yet when someone asked for a Smiths song, I was pushed over the edge by my own fans - and not for the first time. I realised quite how absurd it is to give oneself to one's fans... who incidentally give nothing whatsoever to me in return.... when frankly I'd rather be in the old Jacuzzi with a bottle of Bolly and John Lydon on the plasma screen....

Mikey: ... But what we heard said, on youtube, Morr-ee-say... isn't that why you refused to play on?

Morrissey: *laughs, shakes his head*

Boz: *shakes his head furiously and laughs loudly*

Morrissey: *laughs* ... Ah, that was old Walter Ego. Those cruel, cruel words were orchestrated by Old Mozzer. When I give him the sign, he shouts abuse at me in a range of different disguises.... it's the old false flag operation, Mikey. 9/11 all over again. Walter Ego shouts abuse at me.... and this gives a certain iconic star the perfect window of opportunity to storm off stage.... plenty of free music press inches.... enigmatic otherness factor by the bucket-load.... moral authority in tact... and no more missed punk documentaries and episodes of Twin Peaks on the Horror Channel... Besides it's so much easier than ordering one's bassist to pretend to have highly infectious necrotising swine flu, or adult respiratory distress syndrome.

Mikey: Ingenious.

Morrissey: Extraordinary, I think you meant to say, Mikey.

Boz: Fascinating...

Morrissey: Poor choice of words, there, Boz. I think you'll find it was extraordinary and mesmerizing but not at all fascinating.... from a certain angle, old son...

Rat: Classic!

*Morrissey is startled to hear another voice in the room. He looks at Rat and then quickly turns turns to Boz*

Morrissey: What on earth is that? And what is it doing in here?

Boz: I have no idea sire.

Morrissey: Then ask it.

*Boz turns to Rat*

Boz: Who the f*** are you, and what the f*** are you doing in here?

Rat: I'm Morrissey's biggest fan. I won a 'Meet and Greet' competition on True-To-You in 2004, but Morrissey has never been available.

Morrissey: Boz, tell the pitiful creature that he's missed the expiry date, and get the dreary s*d out of here NOW. 

*Boz grabs hold of Rat and drags him to the door*

Rat: *shouting back to Morrissey* Justin Bieber would NEVER treat his fans this way. You're past it.... I'm through with you. You don't give two figs about any of your fans...... I don't suppose you would sign my chest?

*Boz throws Rat out and sits back down*



Boz: How was the documentary, sir?

Morrissey: Oh... it was awful. I switched it off. I almost wished I'd played on.... at least I don't have to pay to watch my fans watching me... the c***s at the hotel added £6 to one's bill for the pleasure of watching that piffling and poorly produced slice of pop history. It's an insult, actually. Then of course there will be refunds to pay out .. it's turned into a very expensive documentary. I wonder if I could sue the b******ds for financial damages...?

Mikey: The documentary makers will probably have a team of legal eagles, Morr-ee-say. If they still exist.

Morrissey: No, old son... I meant I wonder if I can sue my own fans... after all their turpitude and constant references to one's previous employment with the Smiths has been such a huge source of emotional distress for one and one's current utterly mesmeric band, is it any wonder one keeps traipsing off stage instead of playing on?

Mikey: *smiles thinly*



Morrissey... Had the c***s been a little more interested, of course... old Mozzer might have stayed around a little longer... and this financial disaster could have been averted. Still, refunds for the fans really are the way to go.

Boz: Absolutely, sire. It shows you care about your fans' wellbeing and finances...

Morrissey: Quite so, Boz. And of course most of the Poles can barely afford to eat without UK benefits, much less phone up a very expensive hotline to demand a refund or otherwise travel via bus or tram to a local ticket office... yes.... refunds are definitely the way to go... brownie points at v. little cost... it's not as easy as it looks, you know, this fame game...

Mikey: *sips his tea, raises an eyebrow*

Morrissey: I wonder if I should pop a little surprise in the set-list. How about that one from one's latest masterpiece that sounds a bit like Swallow On My Neck?

Boz: *proudly* Black Cloud

Morrissey: Martin, that's one's last masterpiece. You dreary lump of... *tails off, deep in thought, looking pensive*

Boz: Earth is the Loneliest Planet!

Morrissey: Yes, yes, yes.

Mikey: Would that really be a surprise?

Morrissey: *laughs*

Boz: *laughs too*

Morrissey: London - I can't wait.

Boz: Sir, how many times have you played Lon-

Morrissey: -I'll show the b*****ds at London. Something will happen. Something will occur.

Mikey: Is it time, Morr-ee-say?

Morrissey: Yes, Mikey. It's time, old friend. It's time.



Original text can be found in the comments section here: http://followingthemozziah.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/day-1139-coincidentally.html

Day 1167 - Home to Mama

Since Sunday's promise of a new parody, we have heard nothing from Our Mozzer. Perhaps it was just a tease, or maybe he plans to post the parody within the next few days; which due to the banning of me writing anything for 5 days, would stop me reporting on anything from either Antwerp or the London O2 concert. Hmm.

In the meantime, I have stumbled on a twitter account called @JeSuisMorrissey, where the user is clearly trying to pass himself/herself off as Moz. Interestingly, one of the other alleged fake Moz accounts, @AlfsButton, has picked up on this new imposter, so it will be interesting to see if @JeSuisMorrissey is forced to close down, just as @TheMozzer was suspended for impersonation.

From the Youtube footage I have seen, the concerts in Berlin and Essen were both incredible, and thankfully Trouble Loves Me returned in Essen.



I really really hope Trouble is played at the O2 on Saturday, although if it's not, I am fortunate to have seen/heard it sung live twice before, including at the London Forum in 1999, where it was followed by Lost. Now that was a night to remember.... but then again, they always are!


Now then, where's that parody?

TWITTERDILLY ARMS CHART (Please note the joint No.1 was due to last minute chart rigging by Astra)

1. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (UP 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlyKURsrJCQ

1. HOME TO MAMA - JUSTIN BIEBER, CODY SIMPSON & THE BELIEBERS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6dWHNLNa5s&feature=youtu.be



2. SPEEDWAY (LIVE IN WARSAW 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1KJClzZP4Y&feature=youtu.be

3. SUEDEHEAD (LIVE IN KRAKÓW 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_GB4bIa1qM&feature=youtu.be

4. THE QUEEN IS DEAD (LIVE IN KRAKÓW 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Uogtet-Vw

5. ONE OF OUR OWN (LIVE IN BERLIN 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9duJVSLkAGY&list=UUs87pbmjgVfXBmWP7ErgCyg

6. TOUS LES GARCONS - FRANÇOISE HARDY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKbKUZFEyjI

7. SOLEIL - FRANÇOISE HARDY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AGBQj2Vo1c&feature=youtu.be

8. SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER (LIVE IN SALFORD 1986) - THE SMITHS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZY8s97zuOM

9. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 8): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpWK19XscQ

10. THE BULLFIGHTER DIES (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 8): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bVpSQ3THTQ

11. SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER (LIVE AT GLASTONBURY 2004) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweZrroR3dE

12. WELL I WONDER - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oALoQQjqQuU

13. TROUBLE LOVES ME (NEW VIDEO) (RADIO SESSION 1997) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mek_qfjblqY

14. QUI EST IN, QUI EST OUT - SERGE GAINSBOURG (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sieGXAP2dCg

15. LES SUCETTES - SERGE GAINSBOURG & FRANCE GALL (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nr0dUcrAU0

16. FOR ME FORMIDABLE - CHARLES AZNAVOUR (UP 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy9AR-03faE

17. PERFIDIA - CAROLA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8vP3XmC0go

18. MÄ TAHDON POJAN - CAROLA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnrBLyZ_RFw

19. NIIN PALJON KUULUU RAKKAUTEEN - LAILA KINNUNEN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0IQFc1zpY4

20. GUESS WHO I SAW IN PARIS - BUFFY ST MARIE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJT8WdiqrWw

21. THANK GOD IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS - SPARKS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho_WsJK_MTg

22. LONDON (LIVE AT DRURY LANE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmOGbja7dJw

23. PEARL OF A GIRL - KRISTEEN YOUNG (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Nn1p1P7jg

24. DOWNTOWN - PETULA CLARK (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx06XNfDvk0




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Monday, 24 November 2014

Day 1166 - Something's Coming

I awoke this morning to find that the Blue Rose Society's theme tune, Trouble Loves Me, had once again been omitted from last night's Morrissey set list. My heart sank..... but then I glanced at the comments section of FollowingTheMozziah, and discovered that just minutes after Morrissey's concert had ended in Berlin last night, the following comment had been posted:

part 1 of the new parody will be posted exclusively on FTM. It will occupy the main page for a minimum of five full days. There will be updates or new items until the five days have elapsed.

If Our Mozzer's rules are adhered to, more might well follow.

'R'


Posted by Morrissey to Following The Mozziah at 23 November 2014 21:44


My heart has unsunk (!?!)...... MORRISSEYSWORLD IS ALIVE!

*Goes off singing* Could be, who knows

 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Day 1163 - "Home is where the Art is. Art is where the heart is. Heart is where the song is."

Having now seen footage of the 'Incident of Warsaw', it is obvious that Morrissey DIDN'T get upset by someone shouting, "sing, don't fucking talk" as initially reported by Rosy Mires, Moz was actually destroyed by a  another shouted comment, that sounds like "Give it to him faggot (or possibly fluffer)". It is quite possible that the actual word used was "trafford" and not "faggot" or "fluffer", but that is irrelevant; what is relevant, is what Moz heard, or at least thought he heard. As I wrote yesterday, the stage is Morrissey's home, and so once his home has an intruder, he feels unsafe, and any thoughts of giving his all via song are gone; in fact, ALL rational thoughts are gone.


THE OFFENDING SHOUT COMES AT AT 9 MINS 04

Wednesday night is now old news; it is time to move on. Tonight Morrissey will return home, on a stage in Kraków. What he needs now is 100% support and love from his GENUINE fans. The 'stay at home whingers' on SoLow are NOT genuine Morrissey fans; most are old Smiths fans. BRS member Inge will be in Kraków this evening, and will attempt to offer Morrissey a blue rose. Will Inge manage, and will Moz want the rose?  Time, as ever.....



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INGE'S ROSE AS POSTED ON TWITTER

I shall sign off with the words of Astra:

"Home is where the Art is. Art is where the heart is. Heart is where the song is. Love is inside of me.

And here I leave that love tonight."


Posted by Astraea to Following The Mozziah at 21 November 2014 00:14

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Day 1162 - Home is where the stage is

The only place in the world where Morrissey feels totally loved, totally safe, totally at home and totally away from all the hatred of the real/fake world, is on a concert stage, surrounded by his adoring fans. Last night, Morrissey's home was invaded, and his safety disappeared in a flash. Five songs into the concert in Warsaw; having just finished singing World Peace is None of Your Business, Moz started one of his eagerly anticipated 'talkie bits', when inexplicably, according to Rosy Mires, one of his 'fans' shouted, "sing, don't fucking talk."

Rosy Mires, who was in the audience, has explained on twitter what happened next:

"Moz said, "ok, I won't then." His lip went down and he sang Staircase with his back to the audience. Then he walked."



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MORRISSEY LAST NIGHT IN WARSAW

Morrissey's family/band members tried to find the person who had insulted Morrissey in his own home, but it was too late, the damage was done. An announcement followed to say that Morrissey felt "unsafe", which many people have interpreted as meaning a 'physical' safety, but it was nothing to do with his physical well being; Morrissey felt unsafe because his home had an unwanted intruder in it.

For anyone who has ever failed to understand why Morrissey sought to have SoLow's David Tseng thrown out of a concert before it even started, perhaps last night's events help clarify it. Morrissey wants his concerts to be filled with genuine fans, who just want to love him; it's that simple.

Last night's events have also highlighted just how petty and pathetic both I and other Morrissey fans have behaved in recent times. All of us love Morrissey; it's that simple, and we should all be taking him blue roses to every concert, just as he requested.

Immediately after last night's concert was over, Broken appeared in The Twitterdilly Arms, and started posting pictures of Bieber; a mindless act, carried out by someone who wanted NOTHING to do with anything or anyone.


Morrissey knows he is dearly loved, but today he will be hurting. All I can do to offer any sort of compensation for the act of last night's idiot, is to remind Moz that I for one can't wait to be in his home on November 29th, where I will bring love and a blue rose. I urge others to do the same.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Day 1160 - Broken, Fifi and Bearded Finnish Moz lifters.

This IS Hotel bloody California!!! Will I EVER leave? Just minutes after I tidied my desk on Sunday, for what I once again thought may have been the last FTM entry, Broken suddenly appeared in The Twitterdilly Arms! MorrisseysWorld remains. I promised Kerry 'No Rose Action' Richards that I would only continue to write this blog of mine if Morrissey accepted a blue rose, or if MorrisseysWorld returned, and as Broken IS MorrisseysWorld, I shall continue to write.... but ONLY when Broken is around.... or that elusive European rose is accepted.

Broken's opening tweet was addressed to myself, Jaz and Astra, saying, "hello friends". He then went on a Bieber posting campaign, and declared "Bieber is so swaggy." I pointed out that one of the Bieber photos that was posted was pre JB's 'Cross' tattoo, to which Broken replied, "I bet you never imagined 4 years ago you'd be an aficionado of Justin Bieber's body art." How right he is!


PRE-CROSS TATTOO

Broken also added, "The journey isn't over - is it??" I replied, "That is ENTIRELY up to you. I just write things down.... and get spat at for doing so", to which Broken responded, "I spit at people,,, and write nothing down. Goodbye."

Fifi has arrived back in The Arms too. I haven't mentioned Fifi lately, mainly because Broken always has a hissy fit when non MorrisseysWorlders are mentioned, but as I recently found an old FTM comment posted by Broken in which he mentioned Fifi very fondly*, I have decided to hell with his hissy fits, I will write about Mademoiselle Fifi after all. Here is our conversation of yesterday, which includes references to two incidences from Morrissey's Helsinki concert of Sunday, in which Morrissey not only waded into the crowd, but was also PICKED UP on stage by a tall bearded man:

ME: Bonjour mademoiselle. How pleasant to see you back in The Twit Arms. Have you been on the Veuve all night?

FIFI: The sparkling widow doesn't like me anymore.

ME: Why is it called "Sparkling widow", and are you seriously no longer  drinking it?

FIFI: Veuve is French for widow, that is all. And no, I am not serious. Was I ever?

ME: No, I don't expect you ever were. How lovely to see you here. I am marvelling at last night's Morrissey concert footage.

FIFI: Oh so am I.

ME: How I would have loved to have been there; were you there? Moz in the audience!!! Unbelievable. But where has Trouble gone?



MORRISSEY WADES INTO THE AUDIENCE IN HELSINKI ON SUNDAY

FIFI: Was I there? *tuts*

ME: Well, I just never know how to address you. Why no Trouble?

FIFI: Once in a while, there is no need for trouble. However, trouble still loves me, us, you.

ME: Thank God for small mercies. Was last night up there with the very best? What the hell was that lift about?



FIFI: I have honestly no idea what that was all about.

ME: Do you often get picked up by tall bearded Finns?

FIFI: Oui, of course.

ME: Just as I thought. You looked very relaxed by the whole picking up thing. Were you not worried?

FIFI: Non.

ME: May I introduce your newest follower, @EnoughSari. Sari was at Saturday's concert. I have no idea if she knows who you are.

(Ed - Fifi currently has 30 followers. I forgot to mention to Fifi that Sari brought a blue rose to the concert.... but of course, Fifi will KNOW that anyway!)

FIFI: Nice to meet you @EnoughSari

SARI: Nice to meet you too. Everyone who loves Morrissey is a friend of mine. And Morrissey as well.

ME: I used to think that everyone who loves Morrissey is a friend of mine, but I've learnt that isn't true.

SARI: Well that is true sometimes. I was young when there was not any internet. It was so exciting to meet other fans.

ME: There is definitely a camaraderie among Moz fans.

FIFI: *Cough* double *cough*

ME: What are you coughing for? Something got stuck in your throat?

FIFI: Just a slight allergy to the word camaraderie.

SARI: I apologise my possible spelling mistakes.

FIFI: Never apologise to me, Sari. And especially not to Rat!

SARI: Okei. Hope you did not take the bananaboat when travelling away from Finland?

FIFI: I only travel by bananaboat.

SARI: It is kind of funny because I hate those ferries between Sweden and Finland.

ME: I HATE f*****g ferries!

FIFI: Ferries? I thought we were talking about floating bananas. My bad.

ME: Who would have imagined 4 years ago you would be tweeting :my bad"?

FIFI: Or tweeting?

ME: Or on the internet?

FIFI: Or wasting tome talking to you. *Exits The Arms*

ME: C**T!

Fifi also interacted with one or two other Morrissey fans, replying to Nicole (@Bunnygal833)'s dilemma of "short or tall wellies" with Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Were Made For Walkin' video:


Fifi also posted Charles Aznavour's She video to Willow (@smashingblouse7), but I'm not sure of the context of their conversation, as I am blocked on twitter by Willow. She blocked me after her fall-out with Broken!


Fifi also returned to The Arms again today, and when I welcomed her to "The (Wrong) Arms", she posted me Jack the Ripper as a reply. Very apt.... and WHAT a song! WHAT a song! I replied by saying that it was time for a new live album, and I got a retweet, so could one be on the cards? It would be a fantastic way to re-launch WPINOYB.



Fifi also retweeted a tweet from Kerry 'No Rose Action' Richards, in which she was mentioning Fifi "practising some new WPINOYB tracks we've not heard live yet", so could Oboe or Smiler be coming soon? The O2? We have had snippets of both during the Speedway pause in the past week, so it is a distinct possibility. Oh, the excitement.

Further interaction has taken place between Fifi, Willow, LizzyCat and Kerry in The Arms, but I am only able to report Fifi's side of the conversation:

"The bearded Mozlifter is the one who carries me home when the after party is over."
"Bearded double lol"
"Tickly beard"
"Perfect position to steal jewellery too."
"Tip. Moz keeps spare bracelets in his back pocket. It's all in the hand position during the lift."

This "Bearded Mozlifter" has become the most famous bearded Finn since Lasse Viren!


Fifi also attended the Twitterdilly Arms Chart Countdown earlier today, which was not only a real honour, bit her presence also helped bring an audience in. Before Fifi showed up, only Heather and GWO were in attendance. Fifi may only have 30 followers, but she has a real ability of pulling everyone together, and on reflection, it does seem quite ridiculous how everyone has fallen out over the past few months, although I still insist that it was certain peoples insensitivity towards Broken that caused it. Those certain people are, of course, still insistent that the fall-out was all my fault! I can see that perhaps I didn't help things, but in my defence, I just report what I observe, and I have also tried offering olive branch after olive branch to those who left the BRS, but they have just not been prepared to admit that they treated Broken badly. It's a shame. At the end of the day, there should be a *coughs* camaraderie amongst all Morrissey fans.

One of those who refused to see that he behaved poorly towards Broken, was Marcus the Greek, who was last seen around these parts on Day 1129 - October 28th , when he chose to walk away from the BRS, stating that Morrissey was NOT behind MorrisseysWorld. Since then, Marcus and ALL the other members of his Option B Brigade have continued to slag me off on twitter, with Marcus even going one further, by starting his own blog, in which he wrote, "Rat, you are the biggest starfucker of them all with possibly the most dreary, artless and mundane existence of all." He even diagnosed that I was "going through a midlife crisis". I have completely ignored Marcus, but he just cannot keep away from the MorrisseysWorld story, and yesterday appeared once again to leave this comment on FTM:

Dear Rat,

We have a love hate thing going on but here is some love. What a ride! What a ride... We all go out of our minds sometimes but we all need to come home too. The ride was Oz... Kansas is home. But Kansas comes back to life with colour after a trip to Oz and everything we learn there. But we all have to go there sometimes... Lovely piece Rat. Always let go of results. Live in the moment as often as you can. Wishing you well.

With love...
MM

PS - I always thought the fight with Broken was something he/ she/ whoever it was needed. Always here for a scrap. Nothing taken personally. Here for love as well as war.

PS - Don't you dare delete this!


TREE HUGGER, AND ONE TIME FILM MAKER, MARCUS MARKOU

I have, of course, deleted Marcus's comment.... well I had to, didn't I. Marcus surely can't believe that he can write such hurtful words about somebody, and then behave as though nothing has happened; but despite what many people may think of me, I actually would love nothing more than for all warring Morrissey fans to unite. I still hold a genuine hope that one day EVERY Morrissey concept hall is full of fans with roses, and I think it is a desperate shame that the likes of Chuck have not been attending these European concerts, with roses in hand, carrying out Morrissey's (not mine) request.

The very fact that Marcus keeps returning, and the fact that those involved in this whole journey continue to interact with Fifi; who incidentally only arrived on the scene because of MorrisseysWorld, means that just like me, those who have followed the MorrisseysWorld story are unable to walk away. Even Rosy Mires, who convinced herself back in February 2012  that Morrissey wasn't behind MW following the death of Whitney Houston (!?!?), STILL can't walk away, and STILL reads my blog on a daily basis. Unlike the others though, Rosy doesn't blame me for her falling away, she blames, er, the author of MorrisseysWorld.



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I feel it is a desperate shame that so many Morrissey fans who have been part of this fantastic journey have fallen out, but is it possible without Our Mozzer's input, to bring us together? I have tried, but whilst the likes of Marcus state that they think Broken needed a fight, where as I maintain a BrokenMorrissey needed love, I see no way forward. I will today once again make the FTM  comment box available to Marcus, GOB, Lizzy, Chuck, Willow, Kerry, George Edge or anyone else who might like to post their apologies to Broken and rejoin MORRISSEY'S (not mine) Blue Rose Society. If however any of those STILL don't believe that Broken is behind MorrisseysWorld (and remember the Well I Wonder prediction amongst MANY MANY other 'coincidences'), then please don't comment, but may I suggest you go back to the very beginning of the story, and let yourself be reminded of ALL the links.

Actually, I am already regretting inviting comments, especially as LizzyCat has just posted "Get stuffed" on twitter, so I RETRACT THE INVITATION..... unless you GENUINELY have an interest in uniting rather than fighting. I seek no apology from anyone, as I really have NO interest in how people perceive me, but an apology to Broken has to be paramount.

And finally Esther, and finally Cyril, Justin Bieber has posted the following today, "5 years since the my world album. We have come a long way and have a long way to go. Thanks 4 sticking by me. Love u." Coincidentally, it will be 5 years next month since MorrisseysWorld first launched. And who can forget those infamous words of Morrissey's when he last played in London..... "Welcome to my World":



(Psst, 'ere Rosy..... it really was him all along! The announcement at the London Palladium should have been all that anyone needed. Take a blue rose to Poland, you know it makes sense. It is NEVER too late to embrace MORRISSEY'S (not mine) BLUE ROSE SOCIETY)


*The Day 856 FTM entry in which Broken makes fond mention of Fifi, is also the entry that saw Morrissey bring an end to the MorrisseysWorld blog back in January. It is well worth re-reading, especially for all the comments. Those leaving comment on Day 856 included a number of the people I have mentioned today, all of whom were an integral part of this whole journey.


TWITTERDILLY ARMS CHART (As counted down at 12.45 today)

1. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpWK19XscQ (INCLUDING MOZ BEING PICKED UP BY A BEARDED FINN!)

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2. THE BULLFIGHTER DIES (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bVpSQ3THTQ (Helsinki with Moz in the crowd) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBTOAXV1rEE (Gothenburg) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0HgYmt7s_o (Stockholm)

3. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mck8E8qgsa0 (Gothenburg) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlyKURsrJCQ (Helsinki)

4. SPEEDWAY (+ SNIPPET OF OBOE CONCERTO) (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPT4iIdMc64

5. SUEDEHEAD/SUEDEHEAD AT THE UNIVERSITY (DOUBLE A SIDE) (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y5cSqqCckE (INCLUDES MOZ INHALING SOMETHING BETWEEN SONGS) + Suedehead:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c35O62_oCGQ (Copenhagen) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB6T7yM66B8 (Stockholm)

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ONE OF THE NEW STAGE BACK-DROPS (DISCOVERED HERE BY GWO: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/nick-dolding-wanted#.)


6. SCANDINAVIA (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZqVIdCeeIk (Stockholm) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC89DEUCNWE (Lund)

7. KISS ME A LOT (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NcH7KYkMwk (Helsinki including being kissed) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejS-L-DNeok (Copenhagen) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uao1B3yy_IA (Stockholm)

8. ASLEEP (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE6QyISJvqI 9Helsinki) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbMox9KWWvg (Stockholm)

9. NEAL CASSADY DROPS DEAD (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5smbYvx7szE (Stockholm) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqDKaq8c_VM (Helsinki)

10. EARTH IS THE LONELIEST PLANET (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0fmLfq5FBo (INCLUDING BAND INTRODUCED AS SHUFFLEWICKS)

11. I'M NOT A MAN (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VztAwdC-WY (Lund) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og0FGmkC3GQ (Helsinki)


JOHNNY CASH WITH CAT - AS FEATURED ON BAND T-SHIRTS IN HELSINKI

12. ISTANBUL (LIVE IN STOCKHOLM 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrFKIBssZ1c

13. DEPUIS QUE TU M'AS QUITÉE - BRIGITTE BARDOT (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdjNBYyfqhM

14. TU ES VENU MON AMOUR - BRIGITTE BARDOT (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZxTqc5tiHg

15. LA MADRAGUE - BRIGITTE BARDOT (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LgQcslGtbQ

16. L'APPAREIL À SOUS - BRIGITTE BARDOT (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMCfnLAKRl8

17. NE ME LAISSE PAS L'AIMER - BRIGITTE BARDOT ( NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7eiOv3NP5E














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18. CERTAIN PEOPLE I KNOW (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PVdb14aksw

19. FOR ME FORMIDABLE - CHARLES AZNAVOUR (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy9AR-03faE


20. WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS (LIVE IN STOCKHOLM 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv3DNfbsIGY

21. SPEEDWAY (+ SNIPPET FROM HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW) (LIVE IN COPENHAGEN 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WrylEPj5Zk

22. THE QUEEN IS DEAD (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG2EW_w1BeU (Stockholm) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5cGL9NsvCo (Gothenburg)

23. MEAT IS MURDER (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC9HYI-ksBU (Stockholm) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIpJlQuq8Cs (Gothenburg)

24. STAIRCASE AT THE UNIVERSITY (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D_6EEDepGE (Denmark) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-GsZAODbU#t=293 (Lund) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0obWqy9Vr4E (Stockholm)

25. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJa4_dZE47w (Copenhagen) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzUKyYq9SwM (Stockholm)

26. KICK THE BRIDE DOWN THE AISLE (LIVE IN STOCKHOLM 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InmQiQWGVBs

27. HOW SOON IS NOW? (LIVE IN SCANDINAVIA 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q50WAX0Zp74 (Stockholm) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aycCQPh4ng8 (Lund)

28. ONE OF OUR OWN (LIVE IN STOCKHOLM 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEjSHmWQhAU

29. YES, I AM BLIND (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwLqqG3IfNU

30. MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN - NOEL COWARD (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcBr3rosvNQ



31. RUBBER RING (LIVE IN MANCHESTER 2005) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZEZe0ZWkf0

32. JACK THE RIPPER - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d740-Hauvak

33. DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER (LIVE IN PITTSBURGH 2009) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnVIkQykdXU

34. OBOE CONCERTO - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG_IDcxFRKs&noredirect=1

35. PICCADILLY PALARE - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOdoJWzxDJE

36.  SHE - CHARLES AZNAVOUR (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kl6u6rIbPo

37. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN' - NANCY SINATRA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbyAZQ45uww

38. FASCIST PIGS (LIVE IN GATESHEAD 2014) - ED BANGER & THE NOSEBLEEDS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Gb0wrAh88



39. CRY - JOHNNY RAY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2wb31uFmiM&feature=youtu.be

40. FLY NOW - BRIAN PROTHEROE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOzqdAvlW-M

41. SUNRISE, SUNSET - CAROLA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUDAednmvz0

42. EI AINA KÄY NIIN KUIN HAAVEILLAAN - CAROLA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhFwiwGXeBE&feature=youtu.be



43. WHEN LAST I SPOKE TO CAROL (LIVE IN CHILE 2012) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n78o_yQIoSA

44. BREAK UP THE FAMILY - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6MNz1rlU7Q

45. JE SUIS SEULE CE SOIR - MIREILLE MATHIEU (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfMMdV8LEs

46. THE WAY WE WERE - BARBRA STREISAND (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6JHh9OFTbQ

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Day 1158 - As it's goodnight from him, then it's goodnight from me... Goodnight

The MorrisseysWorld blog is gone forever, and neither Our Mozzer or Broken have been seen in The Twitterdilly Arms for a while, so I don't really know why I am still writing. The MorrisseysWorld story appears to be over, although I don't yet know if the BlueRoseSociety is dead or not.

Morrissey gave a show yesterday in Helsinki, and a twitter user called @EnoughSari yesterday tweeted, "He did not accept my blue rose, but I threw it onto the stage at the start of the encore. Love Morrissey Helsinki." Sari is a star, but Morrissey's refusal to accept the rose shows that he obviously doesn't regret not taking the roses in Lisbon, Rome or Vienna. Either the time has still not come to accept another rose, or Morrissey really has lost interest in the whole concept.

One sign that the BRS does still live on, is the sight of a full page of blue roses alongside a Morrissey feature in the Winter edition of Arena Homme Plus magazine. I haven't seen the magazine myself, but Max (@MadAlix14) posted a tweet with the picture. The question is, if Morrissey is no longer interested in the BRS, then why would he include blue roses in this article? I suppose the answer could be that he put the piece together some time ago.











































In a new interview for a Greek publication, Morrissey states, "There's nothing wrong with going out of your mind, it can be quite a relief." Could that be a reference to his pessoas?

The BRS song, Trouble Loves Me, was back on the menu yesterday, so even if the BRS is dead, part of it remains.

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Kerry Action Richards yesterday left a comment on FTM stating that although my blog had brought like minded people together, I hadn't helped MW or Moz or all of those that have read my blog, and it was time for me to step back and leave. I hereby grant Kerry her wish.

I shall not return unless MorrisseysWorld returns, or Morrissey accepts a blue rose. If this is the end, then it was a fun ride.

Goodnight.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Day 1156 - What IS the BRS?

It should have all been so straight forward; Morrissey starts writing an incredibly humorous self aware blog, which his fans, despite 'official' denials, have the intelligence/open mindedness to realise is really him, and then all of those fans bring roses to his concerts as requested via the blog.



Unfortunately things didn't quite work out that way, mainly because Morrissey's fans didn't have the intelligence/open mindedness to realise that Morrissey was behind the MorrisseysWorld blog; although matters weren't helped when the 'authoritative' figures on SoLow TOLD Morrissey's online fan base that they KNEW that MorrisseysWorld wasn't Moz, which pretty much put an end to instant mass acceptance of MW by the fans.

For the few who did have the intelligence/open mindedness to realise that Morrissey was behind MorrisseysWorld, the idea of the Blue Rose Society became very exciting, and the 'Dreary Deluded Dozen' excitedly chatted on twitter and FTM about how they couldn't wait to take roses to Moz, but for a number of these people, it was just chatter, and they never had any intention of actually taking a rose. As I wrote yesterday, being a member of the Blue Rose Society surely means, by definition, that you actively want to try to get a blue rose to Morrissey, so with the exception of one or two people, those who now claim to be 'ex' members of the BRS never actually were members; not that there is anything wrong with that, the BRS really isn't for everyone, but WHY state that you are going to take a blue rose if you have no intention of doing so?

People who are CHOOSING not to be part of the BRS by not taking a blue rose, have for some reason started turning on me if I happen to mention it. Yesterday was the turn of Kerry 'Action'(?) Richards to turn on me, just because I wrote about her not taking a rose to Gothenburg, but I wouldn't have made any reference to her at all if she hadn't stated in the first place that she was taking a rose to Gothenburg. I don't give a flying fig if Morrissey fans take roses to his concerts or not, but if fans do want to be part of the BRS, then surely they have to take a rose to the concerts - that is the whole point of the society! Kerry's parting words yesterday as she left the Twitterdilly Arms were, "the only disagreeable characters are Rat & Broken". Disagreeable or just plain speaking? And what has Broken ever done to Kerry? The tree continues to self-prune.

A few weeks ago I was laid into by George Edge because I wrote about him not taking a rose, but again, if George hadn't stated that he was going to take a blue rose in the first place, then I would NEVER have mentioned him. George stated on twitter yesterday that he hadn't been part of the BRS since 2013, and yet in a FTM blog comment on May 5th of this year, he wrote:

 "The BRS is stronger + more determined than ever now. I hope fans who are going to any gigs take blue roses with them regardless where their seats are. It's such a statement, walking in with an armful of blue roses. Sends a strong message. Moz would want that."

When comments like that are left on my blog, SURELY people can understand why I might then be interested to know if they carried through their intentions? The whole concept of the BRS excites me, it's as simple as that.


BRS MEMBER, OLD WILLOUGHBY WITH HER BLUE ROSES IN SAN DIEGO - MAY 22ND 2012

I should take this opportunity to once again point out that the Blue Rose Society is NOT my society, I merely write about it; The BRS is Morrissey's society, but because I do write about it on a daily basis, and because I am interested to know if fans are taking roses, people CONTINUALLY seem to get confused with this issue. Hoarsley Cry, who accompanied Kerry to Gothenburg, wrote this very interesting comment on my blog this morning, which I guess probably reflects other people's views too:

Rat,

Reading the FTM has been very enjoyable well up to the start of the European tour. After the tour started off in Portugal, the joy changed for me into a greyer one with too much focus on BRS members having to bring blue roses. You write this is Morrissey’s wish, Then why does it feel uncomfortable when you want people to do what you say Morrissey wishes. It looks almost as if this has become your personal crusade. To fullfill what exactly in whose life? Or so it feels to me.

Reading along and getting involved in the adventurous journey of the blue rose, the coincidenses pointed out by you got me as a frequent reader very excited. As a fact I can say I would’ve never known about it, would not have looked on Twitter, nor would I have met in real life or in virtual space a handfull of interesting people with the same one interest: Morrissey. I am grateful for that. The truth of the story is that so far Morrissey has not accepted blue roses on this tour. As pointed out, In Gothenburg we noticed someone with a blue rose in her hand. And while Moz accepted gifts from other people who stood front row, the rose was completely ignored. To me that doesn’t mean anything. Not that the BRS is dead, or alive, or whatever. It is all a game, played differently by various people.
That is one thing. The other is that I believe, like I meant to say before, that anyone is free to decide to take a rose or not to a concert without having to confess they did or didn’t bring one.

We all experience the story in our own special ways. Some of us will take the effort to bring a rose, and some won’t for whatever reason. Accept it, and respect it.

I read in your comment above that you have no problem with fans not wanting to take roses, but you do have a problem with it, or you wouldn't make such a big deal out of it. It comes across to me that we're either with you/ BRS or against you/ BRS. (Who said that before? Was it Bush Jr.?) Like we have to choose, there is no in between.

You could’ve asked us to write a review about the concert, instead of focussing so much on the flower. A positive approach would’ve been nice, even if you don’t care to be nice. (which I have, btw, no problem with)

As I see it the purpose of your blog should be to get people involved, interested and excited in the story of the Blue Rose and the connection with Morrissey. And is not meant to put people under pressure by solely bringing a rose to a concert for the sake of...

I will keep on following the story, tail up and on you go.

Posted by Hoarsely Cry to Following The Mozziah at 14 November 2014 10:45




I don't really know where to start with a response, so I guess the easiest thing to do is go through each of Hoarsely's comments one by one:

1. Too much focus on BRS members having to bring roses - I can only repeat what I have already written, in that the whole point of the BRS is to take roses to the concerts. As Our Mozzer always said, "Because We Must".

2. Why does it feel uncomfortable to take a rose? - I can only guess that people feel uncomfortable because there is a very big likelihood that you will be the only person at the concert with a rose, and because of all the negativity from those who don't understand that Morrissey is involved, you may not wish to look foolish. I have been told to my face at concerts that the BRS is nothing to do with Morrissey, but of course I KNOW that it is. Just because there are more of them than there are of us, does that mean we are wrong?

3. My personal crusade - Again, I must repeat that I don't care in the slightest if people don't want to be part of this, but I just wish people wouldn't pretend that they do. I still believe that taking a blue rose to Morrissey is a beautiful idea, and when I linked the BRS blogsite to a Morrissey fan on twitter a couple of weeks ago, he responded, "THIS IS SO FUCKING COOL". In fact virtually all the Morrissey fans I link the BRS site to give a positive reaction, but I think they find it hard to believe.... well they would, wouldn't they! It's not so much a personal crusade, it's just that I would dearly love to see Morrissey's concert halls awash with roses.

4. To fulfil what exactly in whose life? - Morrissey requested it, so I guess that answers that!

5. Morrissey hasn't accepted a blue rose on this tour and keeps ignoring them - There was a time when we in the BRS didn't think Morrissey would EVER accept a rose, let alone a blue rose, but he did , and since accepting the first blue rose in 2012, Morrissey has accepted another on the next tour in 2013, and another on the next tour in 2014. If Morrissey is following a pattern, then he is either accepting one rose per tour, or one per calendar year. I personally DON'T think that there is a pattern, I think Moz will accept a rose as and when it takes his fancy, and Gothenburg didn't take his fancy! I have so far made two attempts to pass a blue rose, and both were ignored, but that didn't dishearten me, and I am by no means the only one. It is part of the fun, and Morrissey is NOT a whore.


YUKARI AND MINAR - COULDN'T GET THEIR ROSES TO MOZ IN JAPAN 2012

6. Concert reviews without focusing on the flower - I would dearly love BRS members to post concert reviews on FTM, just as Inge and EARS have done recently, but once again I have to add, this IS all about the rose. It is why we are a collective group.

7. The purpose of FTM - I began writing FTM as my personal diary, to release my excitement at having found MorrisseysWorld. My blog went completely unnoticed until Our Mozzer mentioned it on the MW blog, and since then people have joined me FollowingTheMozziah. FTM doesn't really have a purpose, but it is a centre point where those interested in either MorrisseysWorld or the BRS can leave comment, although those who lay into Morrissey, or make nasty comments about me, are obviously not welcome. I am not a punch bag.

Are my views wrong? Can BRS members please leave their comments letting me know their thoughts. Where is Our Mozzer when we need him?

Meanwhile, back in the fake world, to my very pleasant surprise, lots of good quality Youtube footage appeared as I lay in bed last night, which meant I stayed awake for two hour longer than planned. My only concern is that there is NO footage of Trouble Loves Me, and I can find no mention of it having been played. If Trouble has gone, then the BRS really IS dead! Morrissey's voice sounded strong in Stockholm, which would suggest that his dose of black death is finally coming to an end; although there was the odd sneeze here an there. Moz gave a prolonged 'O' during Staircase, and once again drew attention to his Meat is Murder stencil, and encouraged his Stockholm audience to go out and use it. Matt Walker has subsequently taken to twitter to state, "I would love to see if anyone takes the MIM stencils to the street."



SET (Order unknown):

1. QUEEN
2. SPEEDWAY (I have read that a snippet of Handsome Devil was sung, but this video doesn't include it )
3. STAIRCASE
4. HOW SOON IS NOW?
5. WORLD PEACE
6. CERTAIN PEOPLE
7. KISS ME A LOT
8. SUEDEHEAD
9. TROUBLE?
10. CASSADY
11. ISTANBUL
12. ASLEEP
13. BULLFIGHTER (DECEASED)
14. ONE OF OUR OWN
15. SCANDINAVIA (Including chat about Youtube at the beginning)
16. BRIDE
17. MEAT (Including chat about stencilling Stockholm)
ENCORE
18. SUNDAY (Including chat about the new Swedish tv programme Viva Hate)









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*Goes off singing* Trouble loves me, trouble needs me, two things more than you do, or would even care to.

FOOT NOTE: I have just found to my absolute horror, that the MorrisseysWorld blogspot address is available for anyone to register, which means that MorrisseysWorld has GONE forever.

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