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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Day 1939 - Five Years

Five years ago today, I wrote my first ever Following The Mozziah blog entry. Quite a bit has happened since then!

Today I have updated another of my blogs, the Blue Rose Society, which charts the story of Morrissey's formation of the Blue Rose Society. To celebrate my five years of FTM, here is a copy of what I have written on that blog:

MORRISSEY'S BLUE ROSE SOCIETY

On September 24th 2016, towards the end of his encore at the King's Theatre in Brooklyn, Morrissey made a beeline to one particular New Yorker - a longtime Morrissey fan called Jesse. Jesse was stood in the front row on the left side of the auditorium, and was holding a small posy of blue roses. Morrissey stretched his hand towards Jesse, took the blue roses and carried on singing, whilst holding the roses directly in front of his face.

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MORRISSEY HOLDS A POSY OF BLUE ROSES AT THE KING'S THEATRE IN BROOKLYN - SEPTEMBER 24 2016




The reason Jesse was holding blue roses, and the reason Morrissey made a purposeful beeline to her to take them; whilst ignoring the gladioli and all other flowers in the audience, is because five years ago Morrissey formed the Blue Rose Society (BRS), and it is tradition for those in the society to take blue roses to Morrissey's concerts, which he periodically, but not always, accepts - he sometimes even wears a rose once he's accepted it.

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MORRISSEY WEARING A BLUE ROSE AT THE OBSERVATORY IN SANTA ANA - MAY 14 2014

Despite Morrissey accepting and wearing blue roses on a number of occasions over the past five years, his society has remained pretty much under the radar, with membership consisting of just a dozen or so fans worldwide.

The story behind Morrissey's formation of the BRS goes back to May 2011, when a blog site called MorrisseysWorld first appeared on the internet. The first that anyone knew of this blog site, was when Morrissey himself brought it to the attention of his fans, by mentioning it THREE TIMES on his official website, True-To-You; although rather than tell fans that he was the author of MorrisseysWorld, Morrissey instead denied it was anything to do with him - well he would, wouldn't he!

Most of Morrissey's fans took the TTY denials at face value, and ignored the MorrisseysWorld site, thinking it was nothing more than the work of a wind-up merchant, but some fans had a hunch, and stuck with it. Although very few in numbers, the BRS was born.

Morrissey explained via MorrisseysWorld that he was forming the BRS in honour of his literary hero, Oscar Wilde; who not only had a theme of roses running through his work, but also had a society of his own called the GREEN CARNATION.

Morrissey's Blue Rose Society is a modern day equivalent to Oscar's Green Carnation, and the blue rose, just like the green carnation, is an unnatural flower that is often portrayed in literature as a symbol of unrequited love.

Having formed the BRS, Morrissey slowly went about giving signs at his concerts.

In May 2012, an Oscar Wilde backdrop appeared at Morrissey's concerts asking, "WHO IS MORRISSEY?" Morrissey was publicising the Blue Rose Society without anyone realising it.



On July 5th 2012Morrissey'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.

 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 5 2012


On July 21st 2012, Morrissey was awarded the  'Key to the City of Tel Aviv' . To receive the award, Morrissey wore a blue rose tie.

MORRISSEY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR THE BLUE ROSE SOCIETY WHICH HE FORMED, BY WEARING A GAUDY BLUE ROSE TIE - JULY 21 2012

On October 10th 2012, a BRS member named Brian took his eleven year old son Kyle to Morrissey's concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Kyle leapt onto the stage at the encore in an attempt to present Morrissey with a blue rose, but Morrissey couldn't reach it.... so he then made a special journey back to Kyle, to take the rose, which he then wore for the whole of the encore. The footage can be seen 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 BRS member turned up at the David Letterman TV Show where Morrissey was due to sing. The show was sold out, so the BRS member asked Morrissey's tour manager, Donnie Knutson, if he could get him into the Letterman Show. Knutson replied, "No." Not to be perturb, the BRS member handed Knutson a blue rose, and asked him to give it to Morrissey, to see if the situation could be changed. Knutson disappeared, and after a short period of time, one of the theatre's crew appeared, and the BRS member was ushered in to see Morrissey via the stage door. 

MORRISSEY'S TOUR MANAGER DONNIE KNUTSON WITH THE BLUE ROSE THAT MANAGED TO GET A BLUE ROSE MEMBER INTO A SOLD OUT TV SHOW

On March 1st 2013, Morrissey held a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. During the concert, he handed his microphone to BRS member Angie Reyes, who was holding a bunch of blue roses. Angie said a few words and asked Morrissey to accept a blue rose ring, which he did. 


ANGIE REYES WITH MORRISSEY'S FORMER SUPPORT ACT, KRISTEEN YOUNG  AND THE BLUE ROSE RING 

On March 2nd 2013, at the concert in Hollywood High School, Morrissey purposefully sought out another blue rose from a young Morrissey fan called Devan. This is shown clearly in the film, Morrissey 25:Live during the first song Alma Matters. Having taken the rose, Morrissey wore it in his pocket, before placing it on top of the drum, where it remained for the whole concert.

Morrissey's Blue Rose Society
MORRISSEY REACHES TO RECEIVE A BLUE ROSE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL - MARCH 2 2013. AS SEEN ON FILM AND DVD HERE:

                                                  

THE BLUE ROSE IN MORRISSEY'S RIGHT TROUSER POCKET 


On May 8th 2014, on just the second date of a new tour, Morrissey yet again took a blue rose from a fan during the song Yes, I am Blind, and wore it for the whole concert:

 


On July 15th 2014, Morrissey's album, World Peace is None of Your Business was released. The album title has the words 'blue rose' hidden within it - a coincidence?

On July 18th 2015, at his concert in The Depot in Salt Lake City, Morrissey leant into the crowd once again to accept a blue rose; this time from BRS member, Jaz. 













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MORRISSEY LEANS TO ACCEPT YET ANOTHER BLUE ROSE AT THE DEPOT IN SALT LAKE CITY  - JULY 18 2015...














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... WHICH IS SUBSEQUENTLY WORN IN THE BACK RIGHT TROUSER POCKET

Morrissey has now accepted blue roses in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.... and yet still the masses haven't cottoned on. Anyone can join the BRS, just take a blue rose to a concert, and see if you can get it to Morrissey.










Steven Morrissey spielt am Mittwoch (30.09.2015) in der Hugenottenhalle Neu-Isenburg.




The formation of the society and much, much more has been documented on the blog Following The Mozziah.

Where has the time gone?

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Day 1937 - Brooklyn Rosie

I last wrote a blog entry 20 days ago, and if I'm honest, I had a feeling that I may not write another one again. I had become utterly confused by all the various twitter accounts that may or may not be Morrissey pessoas, and I was also still reeling from Our Mozzer directing me to my grave; as documented on Day 1891 'A traveller to the grave'. When the AlfsButton twitter account emerged, and immediately blocked me, I decided that my presence was no longer wanted, so I changed my twitter profile to read 'A traveller to the grave' and decided to exit The Wrong Arms, possibly for good. It also seemed to me that Morrissey had lost interest in the Blue Rose Society.

But last night in Brooklyn, on the last night of Morrissey's four date mini-tour of the USA, a glimmer of light appeared; actually, it was more than that, it was EARTH SHATTERING. Not only did the grave travelling song, How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel get sung, but as the show reached its climax, Morrissey headed over to longtime BRS member, Jesse (@Mozfiend), and purposefully reached to take her blue roses; which he then subsequently held directly in front of his face so that there could be NO mistaking what he was holding.

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MORRISSEY HOLDS JESSE'S BLUE ROSES IN BROOKLYN

By accepting Jesse's blue roses, Morrissey not only kept up the tradition of accepting at least one blue rose EVERY year since 2012, but has also showed that the Blue Rose Society that HE formed is alive and well. In the BRS, "you're never alone, you're never disconnected".

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THE BLUE ROSES LAY CENTRE STAGE, SURROUNDED BY RED ROSES WHICH SOMEONE KEPT THROWING THROUGHOUT THE EVENING

Today is a good day.

*Goes off singing*
Oh, I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy
You and me we go in style
Brooklyn Rose,
You're a store bought woman
But you make me sing like a guitar hummin'
So hang on to me, girl
Our song keeps runnin' ooooon
Play it now, play it now
Play it now, my baby

Monday, 5 September 2016

Day 1917 - The house of frauds

Not Astra's Derrière took to the comments section of FTM yesterday afternoon to declare that she (@SoStarkSoHaunt) isn't Astra. Astra also took to the comments section at 2am this morning to post the following:

The Ode à Francoise was completely beguiling, of course. I could have written it myself.

Words are like cashmere. So easy to spin. I wrap my glittering web around anyone. I can wrap it around everyone.

But the cerebrum? Cuts through the heart's darkness to remind me, again and again

That I am ever alone

ASTRA

Hardy's love of stylish shades may have stemmed from her notorious shyness.

Longtime MorrisseysWorld 'observer', Jon ConMorrissey Theorist, also took to the comments section of FTM yesterday afternoon to declare that both Broken and OM were frauds. 

OM (@SeminalArtist) took to Twitter late yesterday evening, changing his name to Crankfraud (the name given to Morrissey by the Solowers), and tweeted emojis of knives and the Union flag. 🔪🇬🇧🔪

Half an hour after this, Alfs Button (@alfsbutton); who incidentally has changed his Twitter name to Morrissey, tweeted, "For the record, if anyone is keeping a record, @SeminalArtiste is a fraud and a terrible impersonation. it can only be the work of one man." I agree, it can only be the work of one man, but not necessarily the one man that Alf was trying to imply!

The Alf/Morrissey tweeter posted a number of other tweets, but as this person could be absolutely anyone, I won't bother repeating the tweets, and at any rate, it was all just small talk.

It could be that Morrissey has decided that it is time to 'change the guard'. If this Alf is Morrissey, he made it quite clear that I wasn't welcome the last time he was on the scene, so I  think this is a good time for me to take a break, and return only if something earth shattering occurs.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Day 1916 - Finalising Scotland, and the French correction

With all the uncertainty and mystery that has surrounded MorrisseysWor(l)d lately, it was nice to welcome Mademoiselle Fifi back to The Wrong Arms on Friday afternoon.

Mlle Fifi always manages to bring a certain je ne sais quoi to proceedings, and as he played his favourite songs on the jukebox, it was reassuring to realise that he hadn't been tampered with... ooh er mrs.... or mademoiselle as the case may be.

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MADEMOISELLE FIFI

Mlle Fifi's songs of choice were: Tous Les Garçons, Oh Oh Cheri, Modern Style, Chez Les Ye-Ye, Brigitte Bardot and Mini Mini Mini.
Fifi also played a clip of Charles Aznavour in the film Les Dragueurs - a film released just a couple of weeks before Morrissey was born in 1959. Morrissey shares a birthday with Aznavour, which no doubt is one of the things that particularly drew Moz to him.... although there seems to have been no such draw to Katie Price!

I pointed out to Mlle Fifi that there had once been a cat of the same name, who was one of the three passengers on the first flight across the English Channel to take passengers. I posted a picture of the furry Mlle Fifi, perched on the shoulder of her pilot friend, John 'Captain Kitty' Moisant. I then added the similar photo of Morrissey with Fanny the Wonder Cat perched on his head.
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The non fluffy Mlle Fifi responded to my two pictures with the hashtag Timeless, and also posted a picture of the said cat, dressed in black whilst attending the funeral Moisant, and tweeted, "Friday Mourning".

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I expressed to Mlle Fifi that the photo would make a great backdrop.... so she made it her profile picture! Not quite what I meant, but still.

Before leaving, Fifi asked, "Qui set Fifi?", to which I replied that I didn't know. The response to this was, "Neither do I".

Astra (@SoStarkSoHaunt) has also made some recent appearances in The Wrong Arms of late, but I am confused as to why Astra both follows and has retreated @sorry_semi, when Broken has been SO insistent that the semi-sorry sod is a fraud. It is all so inconsistent... not that anyone should expect anything to be straight forward when it comes to Morrissey.

I won't repeat all of Astra's tweets, but in one exchange with Broken on Thursday night, she tweeted, "You can join me. I'm starting a new Twitter app next week. And everyone who is tedious will be BANNED." Today I have noticed that the original Astra account, @FadingGoldLeaf has returned, although I have no idea as yet if this is really Astra or yet another tedious hoax from Kerry/Rob/Chucky Maren. I guess time might tell. The @AlfsButton account has also reappeared, but again, I have no idea if this is real or not.

Dawn Mist has tweeted over the weekend, but nothing of note, so I shan't report anything here.

Broken has posted a few tweets over the past few days, one of which particularly grabbed my attention, as he was responding to a tweet of his own from Aug 8th, in which he had stated that he is "a slave for the Scottish accent". On Friday afternoon he added to this, "this remains true". I tweeted to ponder, "Are we about to get an announcement about Scottish tour dates in December?" (as hinted by Broken on August 22nd), and suddenly Our Mozzer popped up to tweet, "Finalising the Scotland dates as we speak. Although we are not currently speaking. On another planet perhaps we are." OM's only other tweet came a couple of hours later.... "Sorrow". 

Friday, 2 September 2016

Day 1914 - It's a challenge

Our Mozzer, Broken and Dawn Mist all took to The Wrong Arms yesterday, but for two reasons I have decided to no longer document everything that they tweeted.

Firstly, I no longer have a feel for which words are actually Morrissey's from these so called pessoa accounts; Moz certainly cannot be the sole user of the Broken account, as that account has tweeted whilst Morrissey has been on stage, whilst the Dawn Mist account is littered with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, which is VERY unMoz like... unless of course it is intentional, but I somehow don't think so.

 I am starting to think that the Dawn account could predominantly be the work of Damon, with perhaps Moz using it on occasion. I still have a hunch that Moz is mainly the person behind the straight talking Queen bitch, Broken, but maybe Damon plays the role too. It is, of course, all guess work.


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MOZ AND DAMON - PARTNERS IN CRIME?

The second reason that I am no longer going to document the tweets is because, in the main, they are nothing more than meaningless small talk - boredom is a plague. Yesterday for instance we had: the scattiness of being a lighthouse keeper (Dawn), the importance of cute boys, butter and steak (Broken), and howling at the moon at lost causes (OM). There is one tweet worth documenting, as it is a beautiful piece of poetry. In response to OM tweeting about howling at lost causes, Broken tweeted, "This is my final howl. This is my final growl. I no longer prowl. I'm throwing in the towel." You wouldn't get that from the likes of Robert Smith, I can tell you.

There were a couple of Dawn's tweets of yesterday that were relevant to the MW story. Firstly, Dawn tweeted, "The destruction will not last. I sense part 2 will be more of (sic) the manner one is accustomed too (sic). Scatty is quite amusing though; (sic) mind you."

Dawn also added, "There are also parts 3 & 4. I may publish them in draft too. Why bother redrafting with such little readership?"

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Dawn has also paid a visit to my Twitter message box aka the toilets of The Wrong Arms. I asked her what was going, to which she replied, "I do not answer to you. But, but there has been many changes in the past 2 years." Another mystery.... and good comedic use of two 'buts' in a sentence.

Dawn also posted the following in my DM box, but I don't think it was meant for me, and I have no idea what it means: "I found all your confus. I found it hilarious. Where is it from? And who is it?" What the bloody hell is confus?

And finally, MerryAnne (MTearfull) took to the comments section of FTM yesterday to slag off MW; calling it "low quality work" and to also attack Broken and the other pessoa accounts by suggesting they are "missing wit". Dawn responded by writing, "Be gone, you are not what we are looking for.
MW was never meant to be uncomplicated and charming. It's a challenge. Many have found it provocative. Many have found it to be overabundant.
Your tirade is not welcome here.
Goodbye."

In response to this exchange, Kerry the Cocktail managed to remove herself from the bottle for a brief moment, and decided to try and give me a kicking for some reason, by telling me; rather illiterately it must be said, that last year a MW chatroom was set up by Maren (Orangey Chuck) on Our Mozzer's instruction, which OM and a couple of the BRS members used in secret without me knowing about it. Poor old Kerry, does she really think that she can hurt me with such a revelation? Of course Morrissey needs places away from me and my constant blogging - I can be a pain in the backside.What-is-more, Moz has cast me out on numerous occasions during this journey, but I learnt to live with his rejection quite a few years ago. The fact that he keeps allowing me back in is far more important.

Kerry needs to realise that this is not a competition, whilst MerryAnne needs to stop trying to make everything about her, and realise that the sole reason we are all here is because this is ALL about Morrissey. As OM and Broken have often informed us, our lives are meaningless and trivial, whilst Morrissey's life on the other hand is VERY important. This is history. Morrissey is a VERY rare breed indeed... a living genius, and we BRS members/MW observers are lucky enough to be witnessing part of that genius life close up.

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*Goes off singing* I've been stabbed in the back, so many many times, I don't have any skin, but that's just the way it goes.

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