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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Day 1230 - Over and Out

MorrisseysWorld remains dead.
The only sign this week of anything vaguely MW related, was Alf's appearance in The Arms last Wednesday, when he used the hashtag 'KeepSmiling' to post, "Why?". He followed this up with, "Grow up? Why", and then, "Live Well? Why". I welcomed Alf with a "Good evening", to which he replied, "Bad Morning". I then pointed out that he had everything any man could wish for, and that his days should be full of light, to which he replied, "I am much happier in the dark."
Before disappearing, Alf asked, "Troubadour or trobairitz?", and then signed off stating, "Sylvia Plath had the right idea".

SYLVIA PLATH - TOOK HER OWN LIFE AT 30

It would appear that Alf, whoever he may be, is not in a particularly good place at present. Morrissey meanwhile, is in LA - no doubt living life as an International Playboy.

In the absence of anything MorrisseysWorld related, here is another old MW classic, in which Our Mozzer brings up the subject of David Roper's gout with Jonathan Ross! (Ed - Was this an 'in joke' between Moz & Wossy? I can find no reference to such a thing on google!):

SUNDAY, 21 JULY 2013

The Art Of Doing Nothing







Seminal artiste Morrissey is sitting in the centre of the sitting room in his hotel suite, sipping tea with a copy of The Times. Morrissey's  associates are sitting in a circle around him, each precisely seven feet and four inches away from him. They are: Boz Boorer (guitarist/musical director); Mikey Bracewell (former novelist); Mam (Mam/financial manager); Jonathan Ross (Speech impediment campaigner)

Morrissey: [looking up from the letters page] It's a little cold in here.

Boz Boorer: Would you like me to turn up the heating, sir?

Morrissey: Absolutely not, Boz. I've just had to cancel a tour on financial grounds, in case you hadn't noticed old son. Is it not enough that lugging around one's morbidly obese musical director has effectively bankrupted one's South American tour? Must you also seek to spend my pennies on quite unnecessary central heating costs? Are you trying to ruin me, Boz?

Boz Boorer: I'm very sorry, sir. It won't happen again, it certainly won't happen again, sir. You won't find me making that same mistake-

Morrissey: -Shut up, Boz.

Morrissey returns to the letters page, tittering at something.

Jonathan Ross: [dunking a ginger snap in his Ceylon] Well, this is lovely, Mozzer!

Mikey Bracewell: Yes, it's delightful, Morr-ee-say-

Morrissey: -Though a little chilly. Stop dilly-dallying, Boz-

Boz Boorer: [standing up, bowing and looking worried] -May I get you an umbrella, sir?

Morrissey:  Boz - we're indoors. How exactly would an umbrella help?

Boz Boorer: -I was just going to ask you the same question, sir...

Jonathan Ross: You're a right 'un Boz!

Boz Boorer:  That's funny - Mrs Boorer tells me I'm a wrong 'un, Mr Ross!

Morrissey: Am I still alive, or is this actually the afterlife? The tour cancelled due to Boz's spiralling weight and consequent transportation costs - no I won't purchase a winch; now I'm trapped inside an expensive hotel room with him - could this be Hell?

Mam: [Gazes up from her knitting] Be nice to him, Steven. Boz is one of your best friends.

Boz Boorer: [blinks a lot]

Jonathan Ross: I think Ms Dwyer's right, Mowwissey! It's time you gave old Boz a pay rise!

Mam: [smiles, nods, returns to her knitting]

Morrissey: [licking his lips] Yes because we all know how well you paid the four poofs over at the BBC, Jonathan. Is David Roper still having to sell his door knobs to get his gout seen to? I haven't received a begging letter from him for months - has he died?


DAVID ROPER ON YOUR RIGHT, SMILING DESPITE SEVERE GOUT

Jonathan Ross: Gout is a disease of affluence, Mozzer! Proof of how generous we were! And no - David is doing very well indeed!

Morrissey: How much did Mr Roper earn in a year?

Jonathan Ross: £80 000!

Boz Boorer: That's twice as much as-

Morrissey: -Be quiet, Boz. I'll defend you, old son. It's what friends are for. [turning to Wossy]  £80,000? That's a bit limited... for a TV personality on a Friday night slot... and the presenter is earning five million a year...

Mikey Bracewell: Jonathan, I think you'll find Boz works for the satisfaction of being part of the vehicle to deliver Morr-ee-say's seminal literary output. That's a tad different from being labelled a 'poof' on national tele, and having to sing show songs every Friday night in front of Cilla Black's old audience.

Jonathan Ross: That's the same thing that happened to them on a Friday night before they joined my show! It's what they do for fun!

Morrissey: Boz is just a part of a small covered wagon, with the wheels now off, incidentally. Boz Boorer has no desire to be on a low-brow talk show-

Boz Boorer: -That's right, Moz, but if you are short of poofs for your new show, Mr Ross, then I might-

Morrissey: [laughing uncomfortably] -Be quiet Boz.

Jonathan Ross: We'd be more than happy to accommodate you Boz. You could perform as Gaynor Tension. I've always said we need more transvestites on prime time TV!

Mikey Bracewell: I can't imagine Boz would consider lowering himself to such degrading work.

Boz Boorer: Maybe I should turn gay and become one of the poofs. At least then I could wear men's clothes while I work.

Jonathan Ross: You'd be a very successful gay man, Boz! The four poofs did once tell me you were 'their type!'

Boz Boorer: [smiles fulsomely, blushes]

Mikey Bracewell: I had no idea you were bi-curious, Boz...

Boz Boorer: I don't own an aeroplane at all, Mr Bracewell.

Morrissey [rolls his eyes, stares towards the life-size naked poster ofMorr-ee-say on the wall of the hotel suite]

Mam: Did you find out when Corrie is on, Steven?

Morrissey: I didn't, Mam - I forgot. [looking guilty]

Mam: [tuts, continues knitting]

Morrissey: I'm b*****d cold, Boz - sort it out immediately, and find out when Coronation Street will be broadcast on TV!

Boz Boorer: Yes sir, right away sir.

Morrissey: [flicks through a couple of pages of the Times, sips his tea, smiles softly]

Boz Boorer: -May I rub my hands on your back, sire?

Morrissey: Boz... [The seminal artiste lifts his eyes up from the page and fixes a glassy stare on Boz's eyes] Why would I want my back rubbed by your unkempt hands?

Boz Boorer: [looks at the floor, drags his toe around in a circle, looks at the ceiling] To keep warm, sire.

Morrissey: Heating instructions were given in the 'tour instructions' that Mikey supplied the MorrisseyBand with some weeks ago, on page seventeen, just after the MorrisseyBand Monopoly constitution. Are you telling me you haven't read the instructions on heating arrangements, old son?

Boz Boorer: [shakes his head, looks despondent]

Jonathan Ross: Boz, you negligent f***!

Mam: [looks up from her knitting and glances at Wossy, sighs and continues knitting]

Morrissey: What sort of a butler are you, Boz? It's all very well casting envious glances towards Jonathan's low-brow TV show, but how about actually fulfilling your contractual obligations to your employer, old son?

Boz Boorer: I'm sorry, sir-

Morrissey: Mikey, perhaps you could help Boz out. We don't want to humiliate the great lump-

Mikey Bracewell: -Boz, the instructions did clearly state on page seventeen that Morr-ee-say's hotel guests should be seated in a circle facing away from the seminal artiste at a distance of precisely seven feet four inches, but that in the event of the artiste feeling a little chilly, his guests should be moved in by one foot each hour until the artiste announces that, and I quote: "we are most satisfied."

Boz Boorer: [loudly encourages the guests to stand up, rearranges the chairs, measuring the distance with his tape measure on his hands and knees, showing some arse cleavage as he does so]

Ten minutes later everyone is sitting a foot closer to the seminal artiste and he is smirking at an article in the Times, appearing quite sanguine.


Morrissey: Have you forgotten something, Boz?

Boz Boorer: [looks blank]

Morrissey: -Coronation Street... [rolls his eyes, juts out his jaw]... and bring me some asprin..!

Boz Boorer: Yes, sir, at once sir. [he leaves the room]

Morrissey: The art of doing nothing is the art of capitalism.

Mikey Bracewell: I thought you were a socialist, Morr-ee-say-

Morrissey: I am, Mikey. I was being ironic.

Jonathan Ross: [smiles glibly]

Mam: Can I have one of those nice biscuits you have, Steven? The gluten-free ones?




Morrisey: [shouting] Boz...! Boz...!

My '@TheRatsBack' twitter account remains closed (as does Astra's, Broken's etc), but I used the '@UpthePier' account yesterday to ask for 5 re-tweets if people wanted me to do the usual Tuesday chart countdown today. I received two.

Over and out.



TWITTTERDILLY CHART (Not Broadcast)

1. LIFE IS A PIGSTY (LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2007) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTSk7W4LAfA



2. OBOE CONCERTO - MORRISSEY (DOWN 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG_IDcxFRKs





3. SING YOUR LIFE (LIVE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW 1991) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1hjbPfynKM



4. SOME GIRLS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS (LIVE IN BERLIN 2009) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6kNYuhdX-U&feature=youtu.be

5. ZOU BISOU BISOU - GILLIAN HILLS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HTfkcMxl8M&feature=youtu.be




6. FRIDAY MOURNING (LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM 2004) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6i7zuQ4N0M&feature=youtu.be

7. ALL THE LAZY DYKES (LIVE IN LONDON 2004) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86_adV-vK4g

8. LET ME KISS YOU - NANCY SINATRA (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmj6VqmMVyo&feature=youtu.be








9. ISTANBUL (LIVE IN AUSTIN 2014) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h9J03Dtxao&feature=youtu.be


10. BOXERS - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UANBdod8Nuk




11. I'M NOT A MAN (LIVE IN PARIS 2014) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 9): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV5EBlNC9jk



12. REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN (LIVE IN DERBY 1983) - THE SMITHS (DOWN 9): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvGbgUnsdA





13. I WILL CHANGE MY LIFE (PLUS MORRISSEY'S HANDSHAKE WITH GEORGE -BOTH DURING SPEEDWAY - LIVE IN PARIS 2014) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 7): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfgcozvAtsQ





14. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 7): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpWK19XscQ&feature=youtu.be






15. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE IN LONDON 2014) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 6): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L9W-27XWEM


16. ART-hOUNDS (LIVE IN LONDON 2011) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 5): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWTibZkqPNU&feature=youtu.be


17. BALLAD OF THE MIGHTY I - NOEL GALLAGHER (DOWN 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzQYtpjMjSo#t=195

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Day 1223 - A MorrisseysWorld classic & the Chart

In the absence of anything MorrisseysWorld related appearing on the interweb, here is an old classic from the MW blog:

TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2011


My Live Tour Journal


August 3rd - August 8th

As the journalists seek to hang me out to dry - at long last, they groan - and my fanbase shrinks seemingly by the hour, it feels like 1983 all over again. My life is once again on the verge of intimacy and that slight sense of impending doom. Surely these are the perfect circumstances in which to launch my next collection of ten to twelve songs: all performed by yours truly with the assistance of the world's best, and best value, backing band.

At Belgium an encore would have been too generous; the Netherlands show was a little more lively. Nothing but dismay and apathy on the so-low place of course. With my rag-tag skeleton of a fanbase, the entire world considers me an insensitive b****** over the Norway comments and my name has become inexplicably intertwined with the absurd Deaux Soulliers brand. Could things actually get any worse? Cue Joyce to go on record as 'agreeing that Morrissey was right about Norway.' Great - just what I needed - moral support from the world's most morally bankrupt human being/session musician.

As we prepared to travel to London I thought I should check my band's email accounts under powers granted to me as an employer by sensibly-worded anti-terror legislation (one of Bliar's few achievements): now Boz isn't bright enough to pose a terrorist threat to a meat pie, so I rarely bother much with his dreary emails to Mr Collins and Suzi Quattro; but my other bandmates certainly have that malevolent quality, especially Jesse Tobias who is part-foreigner as you know. I was intrigued to discover the following correspondence in Jesse's 'deleted messages' file (he'd forgotten to cleanse):


From: Jesseaxe4hire@*********** To: boztherockboorer@*******

subject: SPS

NP B. Will endeavor 2 encourage S to consider health risks of S_ing. Inr risk of V I etc. Will take him 4 coffee.

J

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Naturally I was as intrigued as you are. Who is S? What is SPS? S_ing? V I?

I bided my time and then received a 'surprise' call to meet Jesse at a lovely little coffee shop that does the most mesmerising mochas. Jesse even offered to pay. Well, it's not often someone does something nice for me so I wasn't about to decline his kind offer... in some cultures that would be rude, not that you probably know about foreign cultures and that, being stuck on benefits in an industrial estate. During our relaxed discussions about set lists, T Rex and the FTSE 500, he quite spontaneously raised the small matter of an article he had found on the internet which argues men over 50 who remove their shirts when they've been exercising are at increased risk of viral illness and pneumonia. Said his 'wife' had told him that morning over breakfast; quite suddenly it became clear. My eyes glazed over but I nodded at all the right moments as Jesse mumbled about this and that in that innocent little voice, with a thin strand of hair falling over his brow. Bored me rigid. Would have been snoring had it not been for the excellent mocha with a double shot of the strong stuff. Did they send Jesse because he has my trust? Sly. Cunning. Cruel.

When I got back I delved into the depths of Boz's hard drive and there it was - incriminating evidence. The old duffer.

From: boztherockboorer@******* To: Jesseaxe4hire@***********
CC: mr_and_mrs_walker@***********

Dear all,

Boz here. I've just checked out Old Mozza's blog and it looks like we have a red alert. Seems like this really could happen. We need to sort things out to avert a disaster.

As usual, all correspondence should be written in coded language and only use secure web connections. Don't mess up lads - this is too important.

Code the same as usual

Morrissey = Stalin = S

Strip Prevention Strategy = SPS

S_ing = stripping

And remember to use vague language, lots of txt msg lingo so Old moz won't 'get it' and don't, whatever you do, just don't mention his age. Don't do that lads, it's more than your job's worth.

Godspeed

Boz

PS This mesage must be deleted and cleansed now, do not pass go, do not collect £200........................................................................ 

When will Boz learn? You don't mess with The Mozfather.

I got on with the London shows. I gave no outward indication of the knowledge I had gained about an evil conspiracy within my backing band to prevent me from expressing my sensuality on stage with a quick or not-so-quick removal of a sweaty shirt and a quick dab of said shirt on my exhausted musculature. Who are they to deny me?Who are they to deny my fans?

Well, well, well. They did notice on the so-low place that this little blog made the pledge to restart stripping to the waist just a day or two prior to restarting an old tradition with an ironic smile. A-ha. Lights coming on in heads. Slowly.

Another 'clue' at the Palladium? I promised to give another clue and I did - welcome to my world. Ah yes, just quoting Elvis. Absolutely nothing to do with an article I posted a few days prior to the Palladium featuring the review of a live DVD! The same words uttered at the beginning of my gig as a certain person utters at the beginning of his... nothing to worry about. Coincidence.

London was a joy. The slight sense of violence/glamour at this time only turned me on marginally more. As terrible as that may sound, I know you understand.

Well since the clues are too subtle - and now I see my fans are posting private correspondence on the so-low place while others post fake emails supposedly emanating from little old me - the subsequent clues will be slightly less subtle.

I may never post again on this blog but remember one thing. Just remember one thing.

I will soon appear in a Justin Bieber t-shirt, for irony value of course. And then you will no doubt be filled to the brim with regret. That is if you're bright enough to put two and two together. 'Oh it's coincidence!' they all cry. Then perhaps I'll even sing a few words of one of his songs? Or maybe not. Those of you who have remained true to me, I know who you are. Those who have not... don't come crying to me later. I won't be here. As for Boz and the old Strip Prevention Strategy: you haven't heard the last of this, Martin. Not by a long chalk. Now I think it might be time to don the old black shirt and black tie, tied nice and short... a little oversized jewellery and perhaps... yes, I will just take a moment to get the old cold stare just so. Where's my mirror? That's it. Lovely. Time to pay a quick visitto a certain rock musician...

Morrissey




TWITTERDILLY ARMS CHART

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




2. I'M NOT A MAN (LIVE IN PARIS 2014) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV5EBlNC9jk



3. REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN (LIVE IN DERBY 1983) - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvGbgUnsdA




4. LET ME KISS YOU (LIVE IN DAVIS 2013) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpYvszrSzmM&feature=youtu.be


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5. SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGAN (LIVE IN WOLVERHAMPTON 1988) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECSjeTAA2Uw




6. I WILL CHANGE MY LIFE (PLUS MORRISSEY'S HANDSHAKE WITH GEORGE -BOTH DURING SPEEDWAY - LIVE IN PARIS 2014) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 4): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfgcozvAtsQ





7. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN HELSINKI 2014) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpWK19XscQ&feature=youtu.be





8. THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE (LIVE IN NEW YORK 2013) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w5V-nahuxU




THE BARBER SHOP ON THE USS OKLAHOMA - AND NOW A MORRISSEY T-SHIRT WITH THIS FACE:




9. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE IN LONDON 2014) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L9W-27XWEM





10. CHEZ LES YE-YE - SERGE GAINSBOURG (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a2rrdti8XM&feature=youtu.be




11. ART-hOUNDS (LIVE IN LONDON 2011) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWTibZkqPNU&feature=youtu.be





12. KISS ME A LOT (LIVE IN BARCELONA 2014) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miRFRymncwo&feature=youtu.be

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THE IDEAL HEADWEAR FOR THE UPCOMING BOURNEMOUTH CONCERT


13. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT (LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2007) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74BA7CUrGYw&feature=youtu.be






14. THINGS WE SAID TODAY - THE BEATLES (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJAkVLSPXHM




15. BALLAD OF THE MIGHTY I - NOEL GALLAGHER (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzQYtpjMjSo#t=195




16. PRECIOUS - THE JAM (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cup2GSu3kR8&feature=youtu.be



Monday, 19 January 2015

Day 1222 - Shorts in Bournemouth (Unpublished)

Monday Jan 19th 2015

AlfsButton has appeared on twitter a few times in recent days, but has not offered anything of note. He has called for fans to continue bringing blue roses, and also states that he will wear shorts in Bournemouth.... yeah, right!

Fifi's only appearance was to answer a tweet from GOB saying that she hopes I am annoyed at her still following GOB on twitter. I am not annoyed.... or mildly interested!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Day 1218 - The Gospel according to Poetic Luke

The following comment was left on FTM in the early hours of this morning:

Broken told me OM is at his wit's end over the lack of attention for his parody writing and the abject lack of comments.

Even the deluded dozen only left cursory thoughts, with a couple of exceptions.

Sadly it now sounds like there won't be a part 2 or 3.

Thank you all for a wonderful journey. It was fun to be a part of it all.

I notice even the publication of an interview in an unlikely place (louder than war) as promised and predicted by MW/broken barely registers outside of FTM. It's a funny old world.

I think Moz will wear a Bieber shirt soon. Most former MWers will shrug, "well, it's HARDLY that unexpected... he wore American Idol after all."

If he poses with a blue rose on his next album sleeve: "Oh well he's done that many times... live... during Hollywood High... didn't you know? Nothing to do with that SILLY blog."

Luke

Posted by Poetic Morrissey to Following The Mozziah at 15 January 2015 at 05:18

NOTHING NEW HERE.... AND CERTAINLY NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT SILLY MORRISSEYSWORLD BLOG


Luke was one of the very first people to ever leave a comment on FTM, but this is the first time he has ever let us know that he is in contact with Broken....Hmm!

It would appear from Luke's comment that the lack of appreciation for the latest parody piece has crushed Our Mozzer, and it is hardly surprising. Only fourteen people bothered to comment on the piece, and of those fourteen, only Jaz & Astraea bothered to show any real passion for the content; we don't deserve to have the parodies. I myself stopped writing parodies for exactly the same reason; a writer needs a reaction, and needs to know that their efforts are appreciated and worthwhile.

Luke is also right regarding the Louder Than War interview, and no doubt his musings about the Bieber shirt and blue rose would also turn out to be true if either/both ever happened. It's all a dreadful shame....and yet at the same time, it is the work of a genius. How the hell did Morrissey manage to pull this off right under the noses of his own adoring fans?


GENIUS

Fifi has again been in The Arms today, passing pleasantries with three or four of her 62 followers. Fifi also posted a few pictures of Cocteau's paintings from Villa Santo Sospir, just as she did back on Day 830 of FTM; although from the reaction from those in The Arms this lunchtime, they obviously never bothered reading that blog entry of mine. No wonder no one believes this whole story, when even those who are interested don't bother to follow it all!

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THE UNICORN GOAT FROM THE BEDROOM THAT JEAN COCTEAU SLEPT IN AT SANTO SOSPIR


And finally, priority tickets have today gone on sale for the arena concerts. Standing tickets on the priority site (UK.Mporium.org) are priced at £65 + £5 handling fee, and included with the ticket is a free Barber shop t-shirt that usually retails at £25. Non-priority standing tickets go on sale tomorrow priced at £45. Genius.



Ticket Tee Shirt

FREE(ISH) T-SHIRT


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Day 1216 - The Bees Knees

TRM (The real Morrissey) has announced that he will play a number of UK arena concerts in March, which is a great Winter tonic, and VERY unexpected. I had presumed that the first half of this year would see Moz concentrate on his novel, and Boz record his new solo album, but it just goes to prove that you can never predict the Moz. I wonder if Solomon will be back from his "compassionate leave"?

I am only able to get to one of the concerts, but hopefully there will be more to follow.
Morrissey UK Shows March 2015
Following the announcement of the concerts, Fifi appeared in The Twit Arms, and exchanged small talk with us very excited fans. Fifi also posted a Youtube video of TQID/Speedway in Paris, and drew reference to the moment when Morrissey shook hands with George Edge. I knew that George had received a handshake (as mentioned here on Day 1139 0f FTM) but what I didn't realise at the time, was that Morrissey had very obviously singled George out for the handshake. Many hands were held out for The Mozziah, but it was George that Moz dived in for.... and then a broad smirk appeared:


AT 7:38, MORRISSEY SINGLES GEORGE OUT FOR A HANDSHAKE & THEN SMIRKS

I have still not yet received Part 2 of the MorrisseysWorld parody piece, but there has been yet another 'coincidence' to add to our list. Yesterday, the online music blog, Louder Than War (LTW), published an interview with Morrissey. The interview was conducted by renown music writer Nina Antonia, but the emergence of the interview immediately reminded a number of us MorrisseysWorlders of a connection between MW and LTW. Jon the Con left this comment on FTM regarding the subject:

I notice Morrissey gave an interview to Louder Than War! Just like MW said he would!!!!!! Nothing to see here, just another coincidence... like the blue roses... the top 10 lists.... the live references... Christ I can't remember tham all now!!!


Class!!!!
Jon




Jon then added:

I think it was broken who tweeted a journo from louder and told him to approach moz, because moz would give them an interview

Remember louder than war then called MW "the M!"

You can't write this stuff!


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NINA ANTONIA - INTERVIEW WITH MORRISSEY FOR LOUDER THAN WAR

Jon the Con is quite right about LTW referring to Parody Moz as 'M'. LTW's Editor-in-Chief, John Robb (@JohnRobb77), was invited on Boxing Day 2012  by Our Mozzer to interview him, to which Robb replied, "Interview would be great. Thanks M". And now he has his interview! That list of coincidences just keeps on growing.


JOHN ROBB - HE KNOWS!

Fifi again returned to The Arms at lunchtime today, for our weekly chart countdown. Fifi's presence brought in quite a crowd, but her presence also caused quite a distraction, especially when she lifted her sequinned dress to reveal her "bees knees"! Fifi also happened to mentioned that, "it is pretty sunny where I am", which as it has been pouring with rain across most of England today, would probably suggest that she is currently not in this country.


MORRISSEY EXPOSING HIS (BEES) KNEES

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That will do for today. I shall now return to my task of trying to work out what film was being shown during the singing of I'm Not A Man in the Morrissey concerts of last year. Romina was pretty adamant that it was the Visconti/Delon/Cardinale film Rocco and his Brothers, but last night I watched Rocco (without subtitles), and it is NOT the film shown during INAM; although Rocco is however a fantastic film, and bizarrely there is no detraction caused by not understanding the dialogue.... rather like opera I guess.


I'M NOT A MAN - THE BACKGROUND FILM REMAINS A MYSTERY


RENATO SALVATORI, LUCHINO VISCONTI, CLAUDIA CARDINALE & ALAIN DELON ON SET OF THE 1960 FILM, ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS


TWITTERDILLY ARMS CHART 

1. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS (LIVE IN ISTANBUL 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHKdtjFNl3Y


2. I WILL CHANGE MY LIFE (PLUS MORRISSEY'S HANDSHAKE WITH GEORGE -BOTH DURING SPEEDWAY - LIVE IN PARIS 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfgcozvAtsQ

3. I WILL CHANGE MY LIFE - FRANÇOISE HARDY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HnPnZB5RxM&app=desktop




4. I'M NOT A MAN (LIVE IN ISTANBUL 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtSz5uTc49Y




5. THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME, THE CLOSER I GET - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCj_C-Yb3xI



6. CI STÒ - FRANÇOISE HARDY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msbAXEbsfLA

7. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN ISTANBUL 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohZeugyFrYU



8. LES CACTUS - JACQUES DUTRONC (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcErCp0z7Q0

9. COSMIC DANCER (LIVE IN UTRECHT 1991) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCcMXBOF8gs

10. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE AT THE FORUM LONDON 1999) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLSTMmoiKCg

11. LONDON (LIVE IN IRVINE 1997) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uALDdsgkphs

12. I'LL NEVER BE ANYBODY'S HERO NOW (LIVE IN BENICASSIM 2006) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCWd6oBoEY

13. FAREWELL - AYSHEA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDwtOl3zTSI



14. IL EST CINQ HEURES, PARIS S'ÉVEILLE - JACQUES DUTRONC (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWxAQcdHN6Q



15. STRETCH OUT AND WAIT (LIVE IN LA 2007) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QuLYePegGA

16. EN DOUCE - JACK ARY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMNbC4yQpbc

17. DRACULA - CHRISTINE PILZER (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGaDQaNuBbQ


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