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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Day 2395

Following on from Morrissey's declaration that both the BRS and I are dead to him, he has now closed the Morfessa twitter account - Morrissey has left the building.

I would imagine that Our Mozzer is in a low place at the moment; which is hardly surprising following all the crap that followed the Der Spiegel interview, and the tour ending abruptly.

I had hoped that The Wrong Arms could have been a place of refuge for Morrissey, but he has obviously decided that our little band of outsiders are not the ones he wishes to be around at the moment. Hopefully he manages to find somewhere else where he can find a bit of happiness.

Unless Morrissey returns, I shall make this my last blog entry; after all, there is no point scratching around if our journey has come to an end. The doors to The Wrong Arms remain open.






Sunday, 24 December 2017

Day 2392 - You Have Killed Me

I spent most of yesterday compiling 'The Morrissey Live Chart of 2017'. Although Morrissey didn't accept a blue rose this year; the first year he hasn't accepted one since he first started accepting them in 2012, there were still plenty of on-stage nods to the BRS, including:

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT (LIVE IN MONTERREY 29.3.17)  - A NOD TO DAWN MIST (FTM DAY 2123)

FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE (LIVE IN MONTERREY 29.3.17)  - A RED ROSE ACCEPTED (FTM DAY 2123)

SUEDEHEAD (LIVE IN GUADALAJARA 1.4.17)  - MORRISSEY COMING ON STAGE AT TEN PAST MIDNIGHT (FTM DAY 2127)

WHEN LAST I SPOKE TO CAROL (LIVE IN TUSCON 10.4.17) - ADDED TO THE SET AFTER I REQUESTED A YOR SONG (FTM DAY 2130)

LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME (LIVE IN DALLAS 15.4.17)  - IN RESPONSE TO HEATHER TWEETING ABOUT THE SONG (FTM DAY 2140 )

GLAMOROUS GLUE (LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO 4.11.17) - ADDED TO THE SET AFTER THE SUBJECT OF GLUE WAS DISCUSSED IN THE WRONG ARMS (FTM DAY 2343)

(I NEVER PROMISED YOU A) ROSE GARDEN (LIVE IN PHOENIX 17.11.17) -  SUNG AS A THANK YOU TO PORTLAND JO (FTM DAY 2356)

HOLD ON TO YOUR FRIENDS (LIVE IN DENVER 20.11.17) - A NOD TO FTM (FTM DAY 2359)

IN THE FUTURE WHEN ALL'S WELL (LIVE IN ST LOUIS 22.11.17) - A NOD TO FTM (FTM DAY 2361)

2017 also saw the live debuts of the following songs:

I WISH YOU LONELY

SPENT THE DAY IN BED

JACKY'S ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE'S UP ON THE STAGE

BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG

WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR LEGS

HOME IS A QUESTION MARK

ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE MUST FALL IN LOVE

WHO WILL PROTECT US FROM THE POLICE? 

I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN'T FINISH 

MY LOVE, I'D DO ANYTHING FOR YOU

What is more, 2017 saw Morrissey twirling a black bra during YOU HAVE KILLED ME (LIVE IN PUEBLA 4.4.17)


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Also played live in 2017 were: I'M NOT SORRY , JUDY IS A PUNK , LET ME KISS YOU, JACK THE RIPPER, ALMA MATTERS, KISS ME A LOT, GANGLORD, SPEEDWAY, TRUMPSHIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE, WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, ISTANBUL, THE BULLFIGHTER DIES, THE WORLD IS FULL OF CRASHING BORES, MEAT IS MURDER, EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY, I WILL SEE YOU IN FAR-OFF PLACES, YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME, FATTY, HOW SOON IS NOW?, WHAT SHE SAID, I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS, STAIRCASE AT THE UNIVERSITY, OUIJA BOARD, OUIJA BOARD, YOU'LL BE GONE AND MUNICH AIR DISASTER 1958. There was even a snippet of Sly and the Family Stone's, IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR.

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21,000 FANS WATCHING MORRISSEY IN MEXICO CITY IN 2017

But, the Morrissey Live Chart of 2017 will NOT be seeing the light of day, because at 3.41am this morning, Morrissey killed-off both the BRS and me. He sent me a Twitter DM which read, "The BRS are dead to me. As are you. Goodbye."

I have no idea what brought this on, but it would appear that we have reached the end of our journey.

It's goodnight from him, and it's goodnight from me. Goodnight.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Day 2391 - Satanic conspiracy

I have often made mention of comments left on FTM by ConMorrissey Theorist; or Jon the Con  as I call him. I have always presumed that Jon is a Morrissey pessoa; which Morrissey denies, but whether Jon is a creation of Morrissey's or not, he is certainly interesting. This morning Jon left a couple of interesting comments on my previous blog post. Here is the first:

Unbelievable! 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Rose 

A NZ crime drama series where the "blue rose society" are united by the rose and tattooes. 


They try to discover the secret of blue rose. 

Every episode is named after a Smiths song. 


Morrissey's first ever tweet. "Testing, testing. One, two..." 


Precisely Dale Cooper's words at the start of Twin Peaks. 

Perhaps it is a Satanic conspiracy after all... 
Jon 


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Wikipedia tells us that the The Blue Rose television series was commissioned in December 2011, which is EXACTLY the same time as Morrissey's Blue Rose Society began, and as Jon the Con states, each of the thirteen episodes is named after a Smiths song. WHAT are the chances of Morrissey starting his own blue rose society at exactly the same time as a television series about a blue rose society - and consisting of episodes named after Morrissey song titles - was being commissioned in New Zealand? It is a HUGE, HUGE coincidence, but on this occasion, as hard as it is to believe, it is a GENUINE coincidence, and nothing to do with Morrissey. Perhaps Jon is right, perhaps it is a satantic conspiracy. It's certainly VERY, VERY strange.

Jon's other comment left on FTM was:

Someone told me there is gonna be a Christmas present to BRS! TRB keep your eyes peeled!!!!! 


I shall indeed keep my eyes peeled, but I am surprised that Jon would be 'in the know', because Morrissey has denied he is a pessoa, and what is more, Jon left a comment on Day 2382 of  FTM saying, "Morr-ee-say hasn't been among us since 2014. It's amazing you can't see the difference between the genius of MW, the Broken review of YOR etc. And the crappy twitter fakes around now!" Jon remains a walking contradiction....if indeed he can walk.

Meanwhile, I sent Morfessa a Twitter DM message yesterday evening, and awoke this morning to find he had responded at 1.53am as follows: "Who are you again?". I replied, "Anna Windass, so just watch out." At 10am this morning, Morrissey replied, "I have no idea who they are." (Ed - Anna Windass is a character in Coronation Street who in the current storyline, has just coshed someone). Morrissey obviously no longer watches Corrie, so I tweeted back, "Oh, how you've lost touch with your roots." I should have realised I was walking straight into trouble, because as quick as a flash I got the reply, "You have no roots left."
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ME....OR SIMILAR - ROOTLESS 

And finally, Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage has remained at Number 1 in the Official UK Vinyl Singles Chart for a second week, and is therefore the Christmas Number 1. It is very rare for any single to spend more than a week at the top of the vinyl singles chart, and in 2017, the only other records to have achieved it are: Heroes by Bowie, The Queen is Dead by The Smiths and Wall of Glass by Liam Gallagher. The year ends on a high.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Day 2390 - "The construction of genius"

As I counted down the 'Most Watched Morrissey Video Chart 2017' in The Wrong Arms yesterday afternoon, we were joined by the man himself (as Morfessa), although it was only very briefly. He tweeted, "I am not staying. I have people to offend", to which I replied, "Your full time occupation...you're good at it too!", and subsequently got the response, "I offended twenty people by the time I had gargled this morning."

Before he disappeared, old Mozzer left this message for me via DM:

"Stop your chart immediately. Good. The interview questions are being answered. Now continue. From Alf."

He then added, "Would you like a sneak peak of an answer?"

As I was counting down the chart, I hadn't seen the message, so didn't reply immediately. Two minutes later I got a, "Far too slow." Bloody impatient lyrical geniuses! They're all prima donnas.

The interview questions that Morrissey was referring to, were ones emailed to him by me on November 30th. I had been instructed to send the questions by Dawn Mist via the comments section of Day 833 of FTM  -  I blogged about this on December 8th, but as I was sworn to secrecy, that blog of December 8th went unpublished, just as this one will go unpublished too!

Morfessa relented on me being, "too slow", and gave me a sneak answer after all:

"Put Together" makes me sound like I have just purchased the latest IKEA death apparatus. Please refer to my process as the construction of genius in future. I constantly write and constantly find myself trying to fit in a nice line into the un-working and unforgiving melody."

He then added, "You're welcome", before then also adding, "I have just noticed a word that does not need to be there, Please excuse that. Or don't. I frankly don't care."

I replied that I hadn't noticed, and that I looked forward to the rest of the interview. I added. "I thought you'd forgotten. Or died. Or something", to which Morrissey came back with, "I've been dead for years etc etc etc".

I thought that perhaps the rest of the interview would arrive later yesterday evening, but when it hadn't turned up by 11pm I sent a message via Twitter DM asking if he had answered the rest of the questions. He replied, "I have a life other than pretending to be myself." His response made me laugh, but I didn't let on, and replied, "That may be so, but this other life that you speak of can't be anywhere near as entertaining as pretending to be you....at least not for me." Morrissey came back with, "Life is never entertaining", before then adding, "It's your birthday very soon. I advise death before my age."

I am touched and quite flabbergasted that Morrissey has remembered my birthday....not that he has bothered to send a card! At this age, it's nothing to celebrate anyway.

*FOOT NOTE* This blog entry was eventually published on December 24th 2017 after it had become evident that no interview would be forthcoming.



Thursday, 21 December 2017

Day 2389 - The Most Watched Morrissey Video Chart 2017

On Day 1638 of FTM I published a chart of the most watched Morrissey videos on Youtube. The following year - on Day 2044 - I produced a similar chart for 2016, and today I am publishing the same chart for 2017.

Last year the chart comprised all 46 of the singles that Morrissey had released, but some of the videos were fan-made and not official releases, so this year I have taken those out. In previous years I didn't include the officially made videos for Seasick, Yet Still Docked or Ganglord; as these two songs weren't released as singles, but as they are officially made videos, I have this year included them. The chart now becomes a true reflection of, 'The Most Watched Morrissey Video of the Year'.



Morrissey's debut single, Suedehead, tops the chart for the third year in a row with a total number of views for 2017 of 6,725,465, which is more than double last year's figure of 3,272,029.
There are two new entries this year, with Spent The Day In Bed coming in at Number 4 - with over 1.8 million views in just two months - and Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage entering at Number 16 - with 319,422 views in just 3 weeks.

Spent The Day In Bed had a lyric video added to Youtube one month prior to the official video, and that has racked up an incredible 1.2 million views, but as it isn't the official video, those 1.2 million views don't count towards the chart. Likewise, a lyric video of Jacky was uploaded to Youtube a month ahead of the official video, and that has had 180,000 views.



Whilst on the subject of charts I must make mention of Low In High School, which reached Number 5 on the Official UK Album Chart with first week sales of 25,728. In Morrissey' State of the Union Address he stated that he had hoped for a higher chart position, but LIHS's chart position is more to do with the date it was released as opposed to a decline in sales. Low In High School sold MORE copies than World Peace Is None Of Your Business, and yet World Peace reached Number 2 in the charts. If Morrissey had released LIHS on one of any of the following ten Friday's during 2017, Low In High School would have reached Number 1: January 6th, January 20th, January 27th, July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th, September 8th, September 29th.
Low In High School

Also mentioned in Morrissey's State of the Union Address, was the fact that the second single from LIHS, Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage, didn't make it into the Official UK Chart. What Morrissey didn't mention, was that artists from the 'pre-stream age' very rarely make it into the chart with an album's lead single, let alone a follow up, and yet Spent The Day In Bed made it to a very, very credible Number 69. U2's lead single from their new album made it to Number 92. Perhaps if Morrissey hadn't been feeling so low during his address, he might have mentioned the great achievements of both Low In High School and Spent The Day In Bed.



The Official UK Chart is now so dominated by streaming, that the rules for the Singles Chart had to be changed yet again during 2017. In 2016, 100 streams equated to 1 sale, but this was changed at the beginning of this year so that 150 streams equalled a sale, and in July this number was increased to 300 streams for any song that had been in the chart for more than 10 weeks, whose sales had declined for 3 weeks. This was presumably done to stop songs that are no longer being bought from hogging the top of the chart, and rightly so, but to make the chart an even truer reflection of what people are actually BUYING and LISTENING to, as opposed to streaming and having as background music, the chart should, in my opinion, revert back to being just sales. If the charts were still compiled on sales alone; including downloads, then Spent The Day In Bed would have reached Number 20.

The last time I produced an annual chart I reported that the sale of CDs had fallen by 14% and that digital sales by nearly 20%. This year CD sales have steadied, falling just 3%, whilst digital sales have fallen another 24%, as streaming continues it's take over the world. Vinyl sales have increased by 3%.

And so to our chart:

THE MOST WATCHED MORRISSEY VIDEO OF 2017
(View counts on Youtube from January 9th to December 19th)

1.  SUEDEHEAD 2017 Views: 6,725,465  (NON MOVER)
Total views: 16,729,552  (14,211,487 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 801,167 - Loaded by Rhino + 1,716,898 - Loaded by beneficiosdelaluna)
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2.  EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY 2017 Views: 3,324,796 (NON MOVER)
Total Views: 9,122,068 (7,093,354 - Loaded by Morrissey + 526,629 - Loaded by Rhino + 1,502,085 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey))

3. THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS 2017 Views: 1,880,917 (NON MOVER)
Total Views: 4,061,979 (3,924,853 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 137,126 - Loaded by Rhino)

4. SPENT THE DAY IN BED 2017 Views: 1,811,666 (NEW ENTRY)
Total Views: 1,811,666 (Loaded by MorrisseyOnVEVO)

5. YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME, FATTY 2017 Views: 773,227 (UP 3)
Total Views: 1,910,155 (1,768,350 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 141,805 - Loaded by Rhino)

6.  TOMORROW  2017 Views: 768,253 (DOWN 2)
Total Views: 2,524,988 (2,485,889 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 39,099 - Loaded by Aly Stevenson)

7.  NOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER 2017 Views: 751,311 (UP 2)
Total Views: 1,679,241 (1,412,613 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 266,628 - Loaded by Rhino)

8.  FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE 2017 Views: 739,674 (DOWN 3)
Total Views: 3,259,931 (2,935,457 - Loaded by vitotemuko (formerly Canal de vitotemuko)  + 324,474 - Loaded by XvrBlk)

9. INTERESTING DRUG  2017 Views: 675,138 (UP 2)
Total Views: 1,427,250 (1,343,468 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 83,782 - Loaded by Rhino)

10. MY LOVE LIFE 2017 Views: 672,750 (DOWN 4)
Total Views: 1,865,070 (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey))

11. WE HATE IT WHEN OUR FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESSFUL 2017 Views: 586,920 (UP 2)
Total Views: 1,308,245 (1,128,923 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 179,322 - Loaded by Rhino)

12. ALMA MATTERS 2017 Views: 539,168 (DOWN 5)
Total Views: 2,417,944 (Loaded by Morrissey)

13. SING YOUR LIFE  2017 Views: 456,581 (UP 3)
Total Views: 865,249  (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey)

14. OUIJA BOARD, OUIJA BOARD  2017 Views: 440,916 (NON MOVER)
Total Views: 1,050,743 (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey)

15. IRISH BLOOD, ENGLISH HEART 2017 Views: 408,958 (DOWN 5)
Total views: 6,110,140 (5,777,925 - Loaded by rhubarbcream (formerly The Sisters of Mercy) + 146,496 - Loaded by rgmu101 + 61,094 - Loaded by Cynthia Sanchez + there are two videos not included last time: 59,203 - Loaded by silasvocal2009 (5,000 for 2017) + 65,422 - Loaded by Anacristalesdeamor (5,000 for 2017))

16. JACKY'S ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE'S UP ON THE STAGE 2017 Views: 319,422 (NEW ENTRY)
Total Views: 319,422 (Loaded by MorrisseyOnVEVO)



17. I HAVE FORGIVEN JESUS 2017 Views: 277,211 (DOWN 5)
Total Views: 1,699,496  (1,078,510 - Loaded by rgmu101 + 290,494 views - Loaded by Donovan Torres + 172,036 views - Loaded by DennisRodmanBcn + 112,148 views - Loaded by heinvortex + 46,308 views - Loaded by Je Suis Morrissey (formerly Rotherham MindConcert). The video loaded by yackotion which had 15,263 views last time, had minimally more, so is no longer being counted - figures adjusted accordingly.)

18. BOXERS 2017 Views: 264,650 (DOWN 1)
Total Views: 695,035  (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey)

19. LET ME KISS YOU 2017 Views: 237,925  (DOWN 4)
Total Views: 2,593,831 (Loaded by hackum1. This is not an official video release, however, as it comes from the live Who Put the M in Manchester video and has had so many views, it has come to be seen as the go-to video version of the song)

20. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS 2017 Views: 110,438 (DOWN 2)
Total Views: 1,918,621 (Loaded by Morrissey)

21. OUR FRANK 2017 Views: 98,025 (UP 5)
Total Views: 305,767 (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey))

22. CERTAIN PEOPLE I KNOW 2017 Views: 97,478 (DOWN 2)
Total Views: 440,540 (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey))

23. THAT'S HOW PEOPLE GROW UP 2017 Views: 88,378 (UP 1)
Total Views: 2,056,171 (1,555,521 - Loaded by Morrissey + 500,650 - Loaded by Polydor)

24. GLAMOROUS GLUE 2017 Views: 88,319 (DOWN 1)
Total Views: 336,915  (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey))

25. SUNNY 2017 Views: 74,153 (DOWN 6)
Total Views: 371,874 (327,270 - Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey) + 44,604 - Loaded by theardillet (formerly Sol). The poor quality copy of the video loaded by MorrisseyLife which had 31,952 views last time, had minimally more, so is no longer being counted - figures adjusted accordingly.)

26. PREGNANT FOR THE LAST TIME 2017 Views: 62,168 (UP 5)
Total Views: 125,739 (Loaded by Morrissey (formerly Official Morrissey))

27. BOY RACER  2017 Views: 58,857 (UP 1)
Total Views: 142,577 (Loaded by Rhino. The video loaded by Ekaterina K which had 19,728 views last time, had minimally more, so is no longer being counted - figures adjusted accordingly.)

28. YOU HAVE KILLED ME 2017 Views: 56,859 (DOWN 3)
Total Views: 999,751  (361,731 - Loaded by mo juh  + 235,099 - Loaded by Noiselab + 190,373 - Loaded by xafro + 117,596 - Loaded by Red Professor + 54,743 - Loaded by Hannerrrrr + 32,245  - Loaded by dmallea.)

29. GANGLORD 2017 Views: 54,842 (NEW ENTRY) 
Total Views: 95,301 (Loaded by MozLuv59)

30. KISS ME A LOT 2017 Views: 42,882 (DOWN 8)
Total Views: 490,688 (Loaded by Sam Esty Rayner)

31. EARTH IS THE LONELIEST PLANET 2017 Views: 13,443 (UP 7)
Total Views: 28,253 (Loaded by Ivan Illić. This is technically a fan-made video. It consists of the official spoken word video, followed by the song being played over the top of the spoken word video images. This version has proven to be more popular than just the spoken word version which has been loaded by DonkeyDave68 - Total Views: 1,808 - 768 in 2017. Not included in the chart.)

32. DAGENHAM DAVE  2017 Views: 13,088 (UP 5)
Total Views: 58,114 (47,893 - Loaded by vivahate33 + one video not included last time: 10,221 - Loaded by Aidan Doyle (1,500 for 2017)

33. SEASICK, YET STILL DOCKED 2017 Views: 12,412 (NEW ENTRY)
Total Views: 101,351 (Loaded by rgmu101)

34. IN THE FUTURE WHEN ALL'S WELL 2017 Views: 9,641 (DOWN 1)
Total Views: 405,312 (306,630 - Loaded by godlovesugly05  + 98,682 - Loaded by nate47)

35. THE YOUNGEST WAS THE MOST LOVED 2017 Views: 4,234 (UP 7)
Total Views: 368,427 (304,420 - Loaded by nozzer + 56,333- Loaded by Noiselabpodcast  + 7,674- Loaded by rockger subtitulos)

36. I JUST WANT TO SEE THE BOY HAPPY 2017 Views: 4,009 (UP 7)
Total Views: 126,172 (Loaded by nate47)

37.  THE BULLFIGHTER DIES 2017 Views: 3,645 (DOWN 8)
Total Views: 10,238 (Loaded by DonkeyDave68. A fan-made video - that has been used by Morrissey on tour - loaded by trentmorrisson has had a total of 96,045 views (9,432 in 2017))

38. ALL YOU NEED IS ME 2017 Views: 2,841 (UP 6)
Total Views: 25,583 (Loaded by Morrissey Chile)

39.  WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS 2017 Views: 2,223 (UP 6)
Total Views: 66,677 (Loaded by Lindsey Nicole. This is the official spoken word video)



40. ISTANBUL 2017 Views: 590 (DOWN 4)
Total Views: 1,803 (Loaded by DonkeyDave68. A fan-made video loaded by inaminnit has had a total of 62,384 views (21,306 in 2017))

There are fan-made videos of the following singles:

INTERLUDE (WITH SIOUXSIE) 2017 Views: 54,064 
Total Views: 760,698 (489,239 - Loaded by Trashbinder  + 271,459 - Loaded by johnnydapunk. I missed the second one last time, so have added 19,000 from it for this year.)

THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME, THE CLOSER I GET 2017 Views: 36,311
Total Views: 1,056,569 (830,365 - Loaded by natyvox + one video not included last time: 226,204 - Loaded by soytontonopesado (8,000 for 2017)) An official video WAS made for this single, and featured Morrissey walking down a corridor with low-hanging lamps. There are no copies of it on Youtube.

HOLD ON TO YOUR FRIENDS 2017 Views: 21,443 
Total Views: 54,560 (Loaded by scamparoo)

REDONDO BEACH 2017 Views: 9,417
Total Views: 18,022 (Loaded by ildieffe)

NOW MY HEART IS FULL 2017 Views: 6,758
Total Views: 183,830 (Loaded by Darragh Kelly)

SOMETHING IS SQUEEZING MY SKULL 2017 Views: 6,537
Total Views: 84,843 (Loaded by iapislazuli42)

PICCADILLY PALARE 2017 Views: 6,007
Total Views: 18,321 (Loaded by scamparoo)

ROY'S KEEN 2017 Views: 2,174
Total Views: 118,508 (Loaded by delicious)

SATAN REJECTED MY SOUL 2017 Views: 273 
Total Views: 72,631 (Loaded by Katie Strife)

SATELLITE OF LOVE (LIVE) 2017 Views: 145
Total Views: 4,893 (Loaded by dj dubef)

FAN-MADE VIDEOS OF NOTE (NON SINGLES):

MY DEAREST LOVE (b side to All You Need Is Me) 2017 Views: 31,574
Total Views: 227,676 (Loaded by sdsuedehead - Set to a scene from the film Love Story)

OTHER:

SPEEDWAY 2017 Views: 78,820
Total Views: 180,227 (Loaded by Rhino)
(This is a live video taken from Introducing Morrissey)

Monday, 18 December 2017

Day 2386 - Another fifteen miles...

Today's topics are:

1. The Promise
2. Morfessa
3. That interview
4. Astra on FTM
5. Happy Jacky
6. Morrissey's State Of The Union Address

1. THE PROMISE

On December 9th Morrissey recommended a TV series to me - The Promise, which is set mainly in Israel. Over the course of last week I watched the four part series, and was convinced that I was going to discover something within it which would stand out as an influence for one or more of the songs on Low In High School.

Having finished watching the last part on Friday, I gave thought to the lyrics of four of the songs on LIHS that make mention of Israel/Tel-Aviv/Arab Springs to see if there was an obvious link. Here are my conclusions:

When You Open Your Legs: The song starts with the lyrics, "4am and once again, I'm asked to leave this club in Tel-Aviv", and goes on to state, "everything I know deserts me now, when you open your legs". In The Promise the central character, Sergeant Len Matthews, meets a Jewish girl called Clara, who sleeps with him to wheedle secrets. There is a also a night club/hospitality club, but as the whole setting is actually Haifa and not Tel-Aviv, so I don't think there is particularly a connection.




In Your Lap: The Arab spring was in 2010 and this series was based in 1945 and 2005, so there is no connection here.

Israel: I still think this song has more to do with Morrissey than Israel, and there is nothing in The Promise to suggest otherwise.

The Girl From Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel: The Promise isn't based in Tel-Aviv, and there are no non-kneeling women to be seen, so again, nothing to see here.

In conclusion, The Promise does not contain any influence for LIHS, but it was thoroughly enjoyable watch, and taught me an awful lot about how Israel came to exist, and the complexities of the area. It has left me with the thought that, if religion didn't exist, fellow man could live alongside one another in harmony.....although on second thoughts, perhaps religion is just an excuse, and it is more to do with culture and history. What do I know?

2. MORFESSA 

I took to Twitter DM on Friday afternoon to ask Morrissey about The Promise, and was informed, "It was an educational recommendation." Morrissey then added, "I have another if you wish? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Honourable_Woman"

I shall watch The Honourable Woman in the new year, but this time with no expectation of finding an influence for songs.




3. THAT INTERVIEW

Whilst conversing with Morrissey on Friday, he asked me if I had listened to the recording of the Der Spiegel interview. I told him that I hadn't, purely because I didn't expect to hear anything that I hadn't already read. Morrissey said, "We both know you have 44 minutes to spare. Listen."

I found a spare 44 minuted yesterday, so had a listen. Morrissey was in a really relaxed and chatty mood, and I laughed out loud when in response to the interviewer saying (with her German accent), "I always write in bed", Morrissey replied, "Ride? Oh, write! I thought you meant ride."



It was interesting that in response to the interviewer asking, "You're said to be pro-Brexit, is it true?" Morrissey replied, "It isn't true", and then went on to say:

"I was fascinated by the Brexit result - it was such an incredible strike for democracy.....the public ignored the media, ignored the hypnosis, ignored all the fear-mongering, and they said we will decide for ourselves, and this is why Brexit is so very very important, because it's the biggest democratic strike in the history of British politics for many, many years. Whether you agree with Brexit itself is a separate issue."

So there we have it, Morrissey isn't pro-Brexit, but merely loved the fact that the British people stuck two fingers up at the establishment...... and yet..... later on in the interview, Morrissey states:

"I don't want to be part of the German empire....which is essentially what the EU is." From this, it would appear that Morrissey DOES support Brexit. Oh, the rascal.




The truth is, I expect Morrissey would like Britain to have the freedom to: make its own decisions, set its own laws, control immigration etc, but in reality, he actually has no faith in ANY British political group to do this properly, so is therefore completely torn on the issue of Brexit. I too feel that pain.

Perhaps we will see Morrissey become a mouthpiece for a second referendum.  Could 2018 see him announce that he was so proud to see working class Britain's refusing to do as they were told, but now; due to the weakness of the Tory government, sees Brexit as a disaster in the making? If nothing else, it would be an excellent PR move.

Morrissey finishes the interview by mentioning that "religion and beliefs" are the cause of the problems with migration, and that is a view that I very much share, but the 'luvvie left' are just NOT prepared to let you say this. They don't want you to even THINK it. We must embrace all faiths and cultures, even at the expense of our own culture, and if you don't agree, then you are racist!




With regard to all the furore about the alleged sexual assaults, and the casting couch, it is interesting that when the interviewer mentions that David Bowie took the virginity of a fourteen year old, Morrissey replied that, "I think it was very common then". This is quite true, so why is it that David Bowie is now regarded as a saint, whilst Kevin Spacey, who didn't have sex with a fourteen year old, is hung out to dry, and why is it that Morrissey has also been hung out to dry for merely making observations on human behaviour, rather than actually supporting ANYTHING?

In conclusion, I found the recorded version of the interview a really interesting listen, and there was nothing within it that has made me question Morrissey as a human being. The interviewer - Juliane Lieberg - sounded nervous, but was obviously a fan. The only time Juliane seemed to get slightly offended (and surprised) was when Morrissey referred to Germany as a "rape capital", but this again is a reasonable viewpoint, as the 1200 sexual assaults in Germany on New Years Eve 2015 shocked the world to the core, and underlined why there IS a problem when different cultures overlap.

I would guess that Juliane feels terrible now that her cosy chat has been turned into ridiculous headlines all around the world, but unfortunately for her, she was sold down the river by Der Spiegel - it is Tim Jonze all over again. As for all those headlines, they are completely unjust and unfair, and have caused irreparable damage to Morrissey as a person, and also his career, but there seems nothing can be done about it. It is no wonder he feels the way he feels. He has been dragged through yet another fifteen miles of shit.

 4. ASTRA ON FTM

Astra took to the comments section of FTM on Friday night, with the following:

Why is there a picture of Theresa May with a blood clot in her eye, on this site? As though WITHOUT a blood clot, we wouldn't feel even NEARLY, punished even nearly ENOUGH? 

It ALMOST makes me nostalgic for the Cameron days. Almost, but no cigar! My very best best BEST poker face!! Vous comprenez?? 

Tabloid photos of SamCam in the papers, with whatsisfacewas. Both of them, with their hands in the AY-ER, photographed in THE slummiest drug den club of alllll of the last 40 years, of anywhere, in all of the Balearics - and that's saying something to begin with! I think it was about a week after she gave birth. One of the times, at least. I don't pay attention to other people's ... domesticities. 

So, maybe a week after she gave birth. Maybe not. Maybe two. Who knows. Who CARES. 

Sometimes my memory deceives me. And it's sometimes, it's only other people who do. 

Morrissey is the best thing that ever was, that you will ever have, that will ever be, that will ever go, that will ever bite, who will ever fight, dream, lick, or scald you. 

Count your blessings now. People always should. 

I'm Not Morrissey. Shall we do it all over again, yet? And now in French? I should practice. I'm moving to the Cote d'Azur. February. Hold me to it. HOLD ME CLOSE. 

CALL ME ASTRA. CALL ME, NEVER. 



COTE D'AZUR

5. HAPPY JACKY

Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage entered the Official UK Vinyl Singles Chart on Friday at Number 1. It is Morrissey's second vinyl No.1 this year, and he also hit the top with the re-issued Smiths single, The Queen is Dead.  Jacky made it to No.45 in the overall sales chart - which is mainly influenced by downloads, but didn't make it into the main chart, which these days is all about the number of streams.

6. MORRISSEY'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS 

Yesterday, Morrissey issued a message via his nephew Sam's Youtube channel. He labelled it his State of the Union Address.



This is a first for Morrissey, and with a picture of Sascha Distel in the background, alongside the book Feminist Avant Garde, he gave an eight minute unscripted message, in which he:

1. Thanked those who bought Low In High School, but stated that he was disappointed with it's chart position and the reviews, and hoped that it would be properly reviewed in the future.
2. Blamed the lack of airplay for Jacky on the hateful press coverage of the last few weeks, particularly The Guardian.
3. Regretted giving the Der Spiegel interview, despite a very pleasant conversation.
4. Noted that in England the left-wing had adopted a right-wing stance, and visa versa, which has subsequently shut down free speech and debate.
5. Mentioned still having a very strong audience.
6. Said the recent US concerts were the best of his life.
7. Reported that as a result of the Der Spiegel interview, he was cross examined by the American secret service (Ed - I said that would happen back on Day 2365), and that it went very well, and he has been assured that he has no cause for concern - although he did add that he doesn't know if he will have free access to America until he tries to enter the country again (Ed - it looks as if he is back in the UK).
8. Offered thoughts to the kids murdered in Manchester on May 22nd.
9. Thanked those who allowed him to appear on Television in 2017.
10. Said that whatever will be, will be in 2018, but asked that people don't believe what others say about him.
11. Wished us all a Christmas free of terrorism.

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In the video, Morrissey looks like a man who has had the stuffing ripped out of him. As I have written many times before, I really don't know how he deals with all the crap he has to deal with, but knowing he still has a strong fan base must be some sort of comfort. He should remember that Low In High School not only outsold World Peace, but if it had been released in September, it would have gone to Number 1.

I took to Twitter DM yesterday evening to congratulate him on the video. He replied, "I await the backlash." 

Our hero is hurting, and we hurt with him. Roll on the next tour in February. If ever Morrissey needed to feel the love of his true fans, it is now.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Day 2381 - A dark world aches for a splash of the sun...

I am continuing to search through my drawers looking for an old MorrisseysWorld blog article that references the band wearing turquoise outfits; as mentioned by Morrissey pessoa, 'Jon the Con' on Sunday. I haven't yet been able to locate the said article, but I am certainly having some fun re-reading some of the old MW classics, and have also stumbled across a few FTM entries that were never published. One such FTM entry is Day 1098 from September 17th 2014, which it would seem I didn't publish at the time, because I was disillusioned at the lack of interest or interaction with both Morrissey and FTM. I have now published Day 1098, along with a few others.

And as it is a dull, rainy day, here is one of those old MW classics to warm your cockles. It is from late August 2011. Enjoy:

Mozzer's Perspective: A Dark World Aches For a Splash of the Sun, Def Leppard grease balls and other topics
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Dumb ass teens with fixed grins fall out of buses and fast food death shops clutching their energy drinks; armies of cloned skinny boys in rakish-cut jeans, with Bieber-mops and imitation 70s satchels over a pointy shoulder laze here and there with The Strokes on their iPods; and then there's the sorry pale wretch with long fuzzy hair, a leather jacket and personal hygiene so poor Bob Geldof is Liberace by comparison, skulking around some street corner, wishing he was somebody else entirely - no, not Russell Brand, silly - a Def Leppard fan, friendless and pathetic; this, my friends, is modern Britain. And where does Old Mozzer fit into this crass multi-cultural meat parade? Oh, nowhere - nowhere at all.


Welcome to the world's least successful celebrity blog. Cowering politely under the shield of quasi-anonymity, holding for grim life on to the sword of irony that has served me so well these years, Old Mozzer has fashioned himself a small voice in the pixelated wilderness of what George W. Bush once referred to as 'the internets.' In a world where the planet's least articulate man is charged with arguing the case for perpetual war, talent contest winners publish their memoirs before embarking on life, Sir Elton John is considered a recording artist, and people - in their utter desperation - turn to a mystical 230lb benefit-scrounging slob called Buddha for lifestyle advice, failure is the ultimate vindication of one's talent.

And so, as if to confirm the mind-warping madness of this world we quietly or not-so-quietly inhabit, our gaze turns inexorably towards Peter Mardles' excruciatingly bland review of Young The Giant's debut album. Beginning with the de rigeur dig at Old Mozzer's post-2004 output, before moaning his way through the aforementioned masterpiece with all the flair and deftness of touch of a hod carrier down the local building site, and finishing arguably the dullest review I've ever read with a back-handed compliment to the singer - how Mardles actually finds work is the biggest mystery of all.

Mardles can't even impress the English teacher when he returns to the old school to bore the boys with anecdotes from his life among letters, leaving - as he does - his comma dangling outside of his inverted commas. Oh dear, what is journalism coming to? They can't even manage basics these days, it seems. My, how standards at the broadsheets have fallen. But then this is the Guardian/Observer we're talking about, home of Petriditis and Empire. C'est la vie. Glancing back over Mardles' previous reviews, one finds the same snotty I-wish-I-had-been-a-proper-writer angst permeates all of his 'contributions,' the same studied pretension of disinterested good taste, the same nauseatingly middle class pseudo-humility, and the odd grammatical howler. What? His name is Paul? Well, Peter/Paul - it matters little. If he's lucky his family will remember him when he's gone. Regards art critics as useless and dangerous, said Filippo Tomaso Marinetti; had he lived to witness the living car crash that is Mardles' journalistic career he may well have added the word 'irritating' to that list. What is truly extraordinary is that we allow such talentless, uncreative souls to stand in judgement of anybody at all. Why must mediocrity constantly seek to undermine genius? Jesus, Galileo, Oscar Wilde, Anne Frank, Neil Hamilton, Morrissey and now Young The Giant... will the persecution never end?

Speaking of the talentless, following on from my entirely reasonable critiques of Dep Leppard's singing moron and one-armed wife beater of a drummer (it's always the drummer...), according to the site stats, we have been flooded by angry, long-haired Def Leppard fans from board.defleppardnow.com, and facially tattooed maniacs more generally from forums.metalsludge.tv. Most of the criticism seems to relate to my comments about the supreme cowardice of a one-armer taking out his bitterness at having only one upper limb by using said arm to give his wife a good slap around the face. Quite honestly, I don't understand the anger. Whatever next? One-legged man on mobility scooter takes time out during trip to the library to stamp on unsuspecting homeless person sleeping in the gutter? Man with only two fingers tries to strangle his life partner to death while he sleeps? Elton John attempts to say something witty/insightful? Come now. We all have our limitations. Learn to live with them, and don't take it out on everyone else.

As for the dreary dullards writing libel about Old Mozzer in the metal sludge forums, I strongly suggest you CEASE AND DESIST immediately. If those comments continue, I shall contact my lawyers and sue you, using legal coercion to have you named and shamed, regardless of your delusions of anonymity. You have been warned. I strongly suggest that if you value the roof over your head, you rein in your fingertips. And do please stop bringing over to my ironic homepage the stench of body odour and self-pity. The whole pity-me attitude of those heavy metal ponces makes me sick, quite frankly. You've got your health, you're not Elton John. What is there to whinge about really? Over here in Morrissey's World our focus is global: the cancellation of third world debt; tackling the blight of starvation in Africa; and strategies for preventing Elton John ever having a number one record again...

Incidentally, don't think for a moment that the band pictured above would fear bumping into those hard rock gurly boys Def Leppard at the Grammy's, or indeed elsewhere. Morrissey's band is the hardest band around - there's Boz with his steel toe caps, Jesse with his street connections, and the Walkers, of course, who must be the hardest married couple in pop now that Sonny and Cher are no more. Def Leppard certainly wouldn't want to bump into us down a dark alley. I beg your pardon?.. Now that's just rude.

I'm pleased at the generally positive response to my recently announced US/Mexican tour. To those feeling dejected at my avoidance of almost all of the United Staes, fear not: the odd date is likely to be added in the not-too-distant future, TV schedule permitting. You will also see me appear with either a white rose or a red rose before Christmas, and at some point a manufactured act will adorn my breast. Another pledge. One can only hope it's not the face of Robert Smith - surely a bridge too far?

To those who noted the 'All Ages!' reference in the Santa Fe poster, and who correctly surmised the reason for the exclamation mark was the recent Aunty Mozzer's advice column - age restrictions at Mozzer's live strip shows - well done. I'm thrilled any of you still bother to scour my symbolism for hidden meaning, particularly after I forced you all to endure 'OK By Myself' on my 2009 tour: a song without any primary meaning, let alone secondary.. I shouldn't have played it. Some things are just wrong. Never again - possibly!

The joys of speaking freely to the intelligentsia are matchless. Thank you for listening.

Morrissey



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Last night I went to see Shed Seven at the O2 Academy in Boscombe, Bournemouth. The venue was originally called The Boscombe Grand, and is a very intimate venue that both Bowie and Bolan have played. I must confess, that until last night, I had never heard of the place.  I would LOVE to see Morrissey play here. I put the idea to Morfessa on Twitter earlier today, and got the humorous reply, "This would of course depend on their cancellation policy..."....at least, I think it was a humorous reply, it could quite possibly be very serious!


SHED SEVEN AT THE BOSCOMBE GRAND

And finally, on Monday I reported that Morrissey had issued a statement regarding his recent interview with Der Speigel. In the statement Morrissey wrote that he would:
1. Never Kill Donald Trump
2. Never Support Kevin Spacey's private proclivities
3. Never Support abuse of children
4. Never Never support sexual harassment
5. Never support rape

Morrissey also added that Der Speigel didn't convey his views fairly, and that he would never speak to the print media again.  He signed off by reporting that he had requested an unchopped, un-fiddled with audio of the interview, which had been refused.

Yesterday, in response to Morrissey's statement, the interviewer, Juliane Liebert released the audio. I haven't personally bothered to listen to it, but funnily enough, it has been confirmed that ALL FIVE of the above points are correct. Yes Morrissey gave a view on each of the five subjects, but he DIDN'T give support; just as he DIDN'T give support with his statement about the UKIP leadership election. Der Speigel could have used a whole number of positive headlines for the interview, but they went with:

""The person who is called a victim is only disappointed""

and then added a sub-heading of:

"Morrissey praises the Brexit referendum, defends Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein and calls Berlin a "rape capital" - because of the open borders. Seriously?"

Der Speigel purposely looked to sensationalise Morrissey's views, in the quest for worldwide publicity.... and it worked, with the mainstream UK and USA media picking-up on the interview, and making sensational headlines of their own. As the headlines got more and more ridiculous,  Juliane Liebert took to Twitter - as reported on Day 2368 of FTM - to state that Morrissey HADN'T supported the killing of Trump, and HADN'T supported abuse of children, but her original headlines had already caused the damage. Oh, Juliane!




There really is nothing left to say about the Der Speigel interview. Those Morrissey fans who have decided to believe the sensational headlines, and who now spend all day every day chastising him, should just move away from The Mozziah, and get on with their lives without Morrissey. They will probably feel like it is a bereavement, but they have brought it upon themselves. If only they had opened their eyes.  Those of us who can see through the bullshit media, will continue to enjoy listening to Morrissey's music, will enjoy attending his concerts, and will enjoy reading his views on various subjects. The world is FULL of crashing bores.

And now to far more important matters, looking for that 'turquoise' reference, and watching the remainder of The Promise.

*Goes off singing* Oh, he said he'd cure your ills, but he didn't and he never will....and I'm not happy, and I'm not sad.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Day 2380 - Lists of the live

Since 'Jon the Con' mentioned on Sunday morning that the new Morrissey video for Jacky was a "loveletter to Blue Rose Soc.", and that there was an old MorrisseysWorld blog article that made mention of getting the band to dress in turquoise, I have been trying to find the MW article in question, but as yet I still haven't managed to find it. What I have found though, is an old MW article from August 2011, which states: "Operating through Youtube, Twotter and Blogger and Facebook, my intention is to be the new Justin Bieber." And here we are in 2017, and Morrissey now has an official Youtube channel, Twitter and Facebook - who's have thunk it? The blogger account remains somewhat, unofficial! My search for all things turquoise continues.

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THE NEW BIEBER

As I mentioned in Sunday's blog, on Saturday I decided to go through the set lists of all seventeen Morrissey/Smiths concerts I've attended, and make a list of every song I had ever seen Moz sing live. I then decided to make a list of all the Morrissey songs that I haven't ever seen live. I was rather surprised to find that there are more songs that I haven't seen/heard, than I actually have.

In total I have seen 145 songs, of which 138 are Morrissey compositions, and seven are covers. This list of 145 includes two songs - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others and Sorry Doesn't Help - which I  didn't technically see, and actually heard them from outside the venue at Great Yarmouth, as I had been ejected for invading the stage during I Keep Mine Hidden....an invasion which resulted in me rather unceremoniously grabbing Morrissey's left knee as I lay face down on the stage.

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MORRISSEY HEADING UP GREAT YARMOUTH PIER IN MAY 2009, WHERE HE WOULD THEN ENCOUNTER A LUNGING RAT

I forgot to mention in my blog entry of last Sunday, that whilst in the toilets of The Wrong Arms on Saturday night, Morrissey asked me if there were any songs that I would particularly like to hear live. I said that there were - plenty - and that I would list them, so I have highlighted them in my list of the songs that I haven't seen/heard live - there are SEVENTY SIX! As old Mozzer reckons he plays an average of, "40 masterpieces" per show, he should be able to get all seventy six shoe-horned into the two shows that I'll be attending in March....or maybe not! I'd settle for just hearing songs from Low In High School, although if one or two others from my list of seventy six were to be included, it would certainly be a lovely gift, and also something to add to the 'Coincidence List'. Roll on March.

Whilst on the subject of Low In High School, Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage was released on 7 inch vinyl last Friday, with the b side being a live recording of You'll Be Gone from Hammersmith Apollo, which I was there to hear.



Right then, I'm off to watch Part Three of The Promise, and then tonight I'm heading to Bournemouth to see the marvellous Shed Seven. I watched Part Two of The Promise last night, and it was just as gripping as the first episode. I haven't, as yet, seen any obvious links to any of the four Israel related songs on Low In High School, but maybe something will hit me in the final two episodes.

Here are those lists:

SONGS THAT I HAVE SEEN/HEARD LIVE
(Cover songs marked with an *) 

1. Action Is My Middle Name (London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Ed Sullivan Theatre NYC 2013, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
2. All The Lazy Dykes (RFH London 2004)
3. All You Need Is Me (Roundhouse 2008, Bergen 2016)
4. Alma Matters (London Forum 1999, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
5. Alsatian Cousin (Ally Pally 1992, RAH 2002)
6. Ask (Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009)
7. Asleep (London O2 2014)
8. At Last I Am Born (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006)
9. Barbarism Begins At Home (Portsmouth 1985)
10. Because Of My Poor Education (Salisbury 2009)
11. Bigmouth Strikes Again (Earls Court 2004)
12. Billy Budd (Portsmouth 1995, London Forum 1999, Roundhouse 2008)
13. Black Cloud (Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009, Manchester Arena 2012, BAM 2013)
14. Boxers (Portsmouth 1995)
15. The Boy Racer (London Forum 1999)
16. Break Up The Family (London Forum 1999)
17. The Bullfighter Dies (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
18. Cemetry Gates (Salisbury 2009)
19. Certain People I Know (Ally Pally 1992)
20. Come Back To Camden (London Palladium 2011)
21. Death At One's Elbow (Salisbury 2009)
22. Death Of A Disco Dancer (Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009)
23. Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice (RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004)
24. Earth Is The Loneliest Planet (London O2 2014)
25. Everyday Is Like Sunday (RAH 2002, London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, BAM 2013, London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
26. The Father Who Must Be Killed (Portsmouth 2006)
27. First Of The Gang To Die (RAH 2002, RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004, Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth - from outside having been ejected, Salisbury 2009, London Palladium 2011, BAM 2013)
28. Friday Mourning (Earls Court 2004)
29. Ganglord (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Salisbury 2009, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
30. Girl Least Likely To (Ally Pally 1992)
31. Girlfriend In A Coma (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Gt Yarmouth 2009)
32. Glamorous Glue (Ally Pally 1992)
33. Hairdresser On Fire (London Forum 1999, RAH 2002)
34. Hand In Glove (Portsmouth 1985)
35. Handsome Devil (Portsmouth 1985)
36. Have-A-Go Merchant (Portsmouth 1995, Bergen 2016)
37. The Headmaster Ritual (Portsmouth 1985, RFH London 2004)
38. He Knows I'd Love To See Him (Ally Pally 1992)
39. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (Portsmouth 1985)
40. Hold On To Your Friends (Portsmouth 1995)
41. How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? (RFH London 2004, Gt Yarmouth 2009)
42. How Soon Is Now? (Portsmouth 1985, Earls Court 2004, Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
43. I Have Forgiven Jesus (RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004)
44. I Just Want To See The Boy Happy (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Roundhouse 2008)
45. I Keep Mine Hidden (Gt Yarmouth 2009 - ejected half-way through for stage invading)
46. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday (Ally Pally 1992, RFH London 2004)
47. I Know It's Over (London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013)
48. I Like You (RAH 2002, Earls Court 2004)
49. I Want The One I Can't Have (Portsmouth 1985, RAH 2002, London Palladium 2011)
50. I Will See You In Far-off Places (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Manchester Arena 2012, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
51. I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now (London Palladium 2006)
52. I'm Not A Man (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015)
53. I'm Not Sorry (RFH London 2004)
54. I'm OK By Myself (Gt Yarmouth 2009 - from outside having been ejected, Salisbury 2009)
55. I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris (Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009, London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013, London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
56. In The Future When All's Well (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006)
57. Irish Blood, English Heart (RAH 2002, RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004, Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009, London Palladium 2011, Long Island 2013, Bournemouth 2015, Bergen 2016)
58. Is It Really So Strange? (London Forum 1999, Salisbury 2009)
59. Istanbul (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
60. It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small (Bergen 2016)
61. Jack The Ripper (Ally Pally 1992, Portsmouth 1995, RAH 2002, Bergen 2016)
62. Kick The Bride Down The Aisle (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015)
63. The Kid's A Looker (London Palladium 2011)
64. Kiss Me A Lot (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
65. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (Roundhouse 2008)
66. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (London Forum 1999, Earls Court 2004, Manchester Arena 2012)
67. Late Night, Maudlin Street (RAH 2002)
68. Let Me Kiss You (RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004, Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Gt Yarmouth 2009, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013, Bergen 2016)
69. Life Is A Pigsty (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006)
70. Little Man, What Now? (RAH 2002)
71. The Loop (Ally Pally 1992, Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009 - from outside having been ejected, Salisbury 2009)
72. Lost (London Forum 1999)
73. Maladjusted (Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
74. Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed (Roundhouse 2008, Hammersmith 2015)
75. Meat Is Murder (Portsmouth 1985, London Forum 1999, RAH 2002, London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013, London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
76. Mexico (RAH 2002)
77. Miserable Lie (Portsmouth 1985)
*78. Moonriver (Portsmouth 1995)
79. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (Portsmouth 1995, Earls Court 2004)
80. Munich Air Disaster 1958 (Earls Court 2004)
81. The National Front Disco (Ally Pally 1992, Portsmouth 1995)
82. Neal Cassady Drops Dead (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015)
*83. No One Can Hold A Candle To You (RFH 2004)
84. November Spawned A Monster (Ally Pally 1992, London Forum 1999, Earls Court 2004, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
85. Now My Heart Is Full (Portsmouth 1995, London Forum 1999)
86. Nowhere Fast (Portsmouth 1985)
87. Oboe Concerto (Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
88. One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell (Roundhouse 2008, Salisbury 2009, London Palladium 2011, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
89. One Of Our Own (Bournemouth 2015)
90. Ouija Board, Ouija Board (London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
91. Panic (London Palladium 2006)
92. People Are The Same Everywhere (Manchester Arena 2012, BAM 2013)
93. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (Manchester Arena 2012, BAM 2013)
94. The Queen Is Dead (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015)
95. Reader Meet Author (London Forum 1999)
*96. Redondo Beach (Earls Court 2004)
97. Reel Around The Fountain (Portsmouth 1985)
98. Roy's Keen (London Forum 1999)
99. Rubber Ring (RFH London 2004)
100. Rusholme Ruffians (Portsmouth 1985)
*101. Satellite Of Love (London Palladium 2011)
102. Scandinavia (London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Bergen 2016)
102. Seasick, Yet Still Docked (Gt Yarmouth 2009)
103. Shakespeare's Sister (Portsmouth 1985, RFH London 2004)
104. Shoplifters Of The World Unite (Portsmouth 1995, Earls Court 2004, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
105. Sister I'm A Poet (Ally Pally 1992, RAH 2002, Roundhouse 2008)
106. Smiler With Knife (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015)
+107. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Gt Yarmouth 2009 - from outside having been ejected)
108. Something Is Squeezing My Skull (Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009)
+109. Sorry Doesn't Help (Gt Yarmouth 2009 - from outside having been ejected)
110. Speedway (Portsmouth 1995, London Forum 1999, RAH 2002, London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013, London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
111. Spring-Heeled Jim (Portsmouth 1995)
112. Staircase At The University (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
113. Still Ill (Portsmouth 1985, Portsmouth 2006, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
114. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (London Palladium 2006, Roundhouse 2008, Bournemouth 2015)
115. Stretch Out And Wait (Roundhouse 2008)
*116. Subway Train (As an intro to other songs) (RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004)
117. Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference (Ally Pally 1992, RFH London 2004)
118. Suedehead (Ally Pally 1992, RAH 2002, London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
119. Sweet And Tender Hooligan (Long Island 2013)
120. Teenage Dad On His Estate (Salisbury 2009)
121. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (Portsmouth 1985)
122. That's How People Grow Up (Roundhouse 2008)
123. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (RAH 2002, RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004, London Palladium 2011)
124. This Charming Man (Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009)
*125. To Give (The Reason I Live) (Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013)
126. To Me You Are A Work Of Art (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006)
127. Tomorrow (London Forum 1999, Roundhouse 2008)
128. Trouble Loves Me (London Forum 1999, Portsmouth 2006, London O2 2014)
129. We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful (Ally Pally 1992)
130. We'll Let You Know (Ally Pally 1992, Portsmouth 1995)
131. What She Said (Portsmouth 1985, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015)
132. Whatever Happens, I Love You (Portsmouth 1995)
133. When Last I Spoke To Carol (Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009, Manchester Arena 2012)
134. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself? (Portsmouth 1995, Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009)
135. William, It Was Really Nothing (Portsmouth 1985)
136. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores (RAH 2002, RFH London 2004, Earls Court 2004, Roundhouse 2008, Gt Yarmouth 2009, Salisbury 2009, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
137. World Peace Is None Of Your Business (London O2 2014, Bournemouth 2015, Hammersmith 2015, Bergen 2016)
138. Yes, I Am Blind (Hammersmith 2015)
139. You Have Killed Me (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013, Bergen 2016)
140. You Know I Couldn't Last (Earls Court 2004)
*141. You'll Be Gone (Hammersmith 2015)
142. The Youngest Was The Most Loved (Portsmouth 2006, London Palladium 2006, Long Island 2013)
143. You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side (Ally Pally 1992, London Forum 1999)
144. You're The One For Me, Fatty (Ally Pally 1992, Portsmouth 1995, London Palladium 2011, Manchester Arena 2012, Long Island 2013, BAM 2013)
145. You've Got Everything Now (Portsmouth 1985)

SONGS THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN/HEARD LIVE
(The ones that I would dearly love to see are in bold)

1. Accept Yourself (Not played live since 1983)
2. All The Young People Must Fall In Love
3. Ambitious Outsiders (Not played live since 1997)
4. America Is Not The World (Not played live since 2004)
5. Ammunition (Never played live)
6. Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together (Not played live since 1991)
7. Art-hounds (Only played live once, in 2011)
8. Asian Rut (Not played live since 1991)
9. At Amber (Not played live since 2002)
10. Back To The Old House
11. Bengali In Platforms (Never played live)
12. Best Friend On The Payroll (Not played live since 2009)
13.  Black-eyed Susan (Never played live)
14. Blue Dreamers Eyes (New song - not yet heard anywhere)
15. Born To Hang (Never played live)
16. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
17. Brow Of My Beloved (New song - not yet heard anywhere)
18. Children In Pieces (Never played live)
19. Christian Dior (Never played live)
20. Dagenham Dave
21. Dear God, Please Help Me
22. Dial-A-Cliché (Never played live)
23. Diana Dors (New song - not yet heard anywhere)
24. Disappointed
25. Do Your Best And Don't Worry
26. Drag The River (Never played live)
27. Driving Your Girlfriend Home (Not played live since 1991)
28. The Edges Are No Longer Parallel (Not played live since 1999)
29. Fantastic Bird
30. Forgive Someone (Never played live)
31. Found, Found, Found (Never played live)
32. Frankly Mr Shankly
33. Get Off The Stage (Never played live)
34. Girl Afraid
35. The Girl From Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel (Never played live)
36. Good Looking Man About Town
37. Half A Person
38. Hand That Rocks The Cradle
39. Happy Lovers At Last United (Never played live)
40. The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye (Never played live)
41. He Cried (Never played live)
42. Heir Apparent (Only played live once, in 2000)
43. Home Is A Question Mark
44. Honey You Know Where To Find Me (Never played live)
45. I Am Hated For Loving
46. I Am Two People (Never played live)
47. I Bury The Living (Never played live)
48. I Can Have Both
49. I Couldn't Understand Why People Laughed (New song - not yet heard)
50. I'd Love To (Never played live)
51. I Don't Mind If You Forget Me (Never played live)
52. I Don't Owe You Anything
53. I Knew I Was Next (Never played live)
54. I Know Very Well How I Got My Name (Never played live)
55. (I'm) The End Of The Family Line (Not played live since 1991)
56. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
57. I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
58. I Wish You Lonely
59. I Won't Share You (Never played live)
60. If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
61. In Your Lap (Never played live)
62. I'm Playing Easy To Get (Only played live once, in 2004)
63. Interesting Drug
64. Israel (Never played live)
65. It's Not Your Birthday Anymore (Only played live once, in 2009)
66. Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage
67. Jeane (Not played live since 1985)
68. Journalists Who Lie (Never played live)
69. Julie In The Weeds (Never played live)
70. King Leer (Not played live since 1991)
71. Kit (Never played live)
72. Lazy Sunbathers (Never played live)
73. Let The Right One Slip In
74. Lifeguard On Duty (Never played live)
75. Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning (Never played live)
76. London
77. Lover To Be (New song - not yet heard anywhere)
78. Lucky Lisp
79.  Margaret On The Guillotine (Never played live)
80. Michael's Bones (Never played live)
81. Mountjoy
82. Mute Witness (Not played live since 1991)
83. My Dearest Love
84. My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye
85. My Love, I'd Do Anything For You
86. My Love Life
87. Never Had No One Ever
88. The Never Played Symphonies
89. Nobody Loves Us
90. Noise Is The Best Revenge (Never played live)
91. Now I Am A Was
92. Oh Phoney (Never played live)
93. Oh Well, I'll never Learn (Never played live)
94. On The Streets I Ran (Not played live since 2006)
95. The Operation (Not played live since 1995)
96. The Ordinary Boys (Never played live)
97. Oscillate Wildly (Never played live)
98. Our Frank (Not played since 1991)
99. Paint A Vulgar Picture (Not played since 1997)
100. Papa Jack (Never played live)
101. Pashernate Love (Not played live since 1991)
102. Piccadilly Palare  (Not played live since 1992)
103. Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness (Never played live)
104. Pregnant For The Last Time (Not played live since 1991)
105. Pretty Girls Make Graves
106. The Public Image (Never played live)
107. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
108. Safe, Warm Lancashire Home (Never played live)
109. Satan Rejected My Soul (Not played live since 1997)
110. Shame Is The Name (Never played live)
111. Sheila Take A Bow (Only played live once, in 2012)
112. Sing Your Life (Not played live since 1991)
113. The Slum Mums (Never played live)
114. Sorrow Will Come In The End (Never played live)
115.  Southpaw (Never played live)
116. Spent The Day In Bed
117. Striptease With A Difference (Never played live)
118. Suffer Little Children (Only played live once, in 1982)
119. Sunny
120. A Swallow On My Neck
121. Sweetie-Pie (Never played live)
122. The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
123. Teresa, Teresa (2007 song. Never played live - not yet heard anywhere)
124. There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends (Not played live since 1991)
125. There Speaks A True Friend (Never played live)
126. These Things Take Time (Not played live since March 1 1985 - 2 days before I saw The Smiths)
127. This Is Not Your Country (Never played live)
128. This Night has Opened My Eyes (Not played live since 1986)
129. This Song Doesn't End When It's Over (New song - not yet heard anywhere)
130. Tony The Pony (Never played live)
131. Treat Me Like A Human Being (Never played live)
132. Unhappy Birthday (Never played live)
133. Unloveable (Never played live)
134. Used To Be A Sweet Boy (Not played live since 1995)
135. Vicar In A Tutu
136. Well I Wonder (Never played live)
137. What Difference Does It Make? (Not played live since 1984)
138. When I Was Young (2007 song. Never played live - not yet heard anywhere)
139. When You Open Your Legs
140. Who Will Protect Us From The Police?
141. Wide To Receive (Not played live since 1997)
142. Will Never Marry
143. Wonderful Woman (Not played since 1984)
144. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby
145. You Must Please Remember (Never played live)
146. You Should Have Been Nice To Me (Never played live)
147. You've Had Her (Never played live)
148. You Were Good In Your Time (Never played live)

And as if there weren't already enough lists and stats for one day, here is......

THE WRONG ARMS CHART

1. YOU'LL BE GONE (LIVE IN LONDON 2015) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cToLKtHv9ng

2. JACKY'S ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE'S UP ON THE STAGE - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZuB5TWrSv4

3. IN YOUR LAP - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jumNAMAy3M

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

5. HOME IS A QUESTION MARK (LIVE IN NEW YORK 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=er5j6tnhpis

6. ISRAEL - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCKjotJEWjo

7. HOW SOON IS NOW? (LIVE IN LONG ISLAND 2013) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAweuiHZQN0

8. IT'S HARD TO WALK TALL WHEN YOU'RE SMALL (LIVE IN BERGEN 2016) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=issfdiq16p8

9. YES, I AM BLIND (LIVE IN SANTA ANA 2014) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sTDWGqBdfo

10. HAVE-A-GO MERCHANT (LIVE IN BERGEN 2016) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hWMv6vWtck

11. WHO WILL PROTECT US FROM THE POLICE (LIVE IN NEW YORK 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 7) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTHS-KuH6Ms

12. NOBODY LOVES US (LIVE IN LONDON 1995) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqCTvimkPz4

13. I KNOW IT'S OVER (LIVE IN MANCHESTER 2012) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4U0IZ4q8TA

14. OBOE CONCERTO (LIVE IN LONDON 2015) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30gxhiemV8A

15. STILL ILL (LIVE IN NEW YORK 2012) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqwwA0ZQiQ

16. LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME (LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2012) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwJjeUMvbww

17. I'M NOT A MAN (LIVE IN BOURNEMOUTH 2015) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_e5PKxZXrg

18. I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE - PETULA CLARK (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWTun8B1lHg

19. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON MOTHER EARTH - SPARKS (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haf5s0b--zw

20. MUNICH AIR DISASTER 1958 (LIVE IN NEW YORK 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSQ5gV7Twjg

21. LET ME KISS YOU (LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD 2017) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=UEwBOl9IOW4

22. THAT'S ALRIGHT MAMA (1968 COMEBACK SPECIAL) - ELVIS PRESLEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJd-av4HgRw

23. THE BULLFIGHTER DIES (SPOKEN VERSION) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=OrQTxeLPMEg

24. COMMENT TE DIRE ADIEU - FRANÇOISE HARDY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7wIzUOaJ4I

25. ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS SONG - GERALDINE MCQUEEN (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2A-wYBDRv4

26. THESE DAYS - NICO (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTb4404YOFg

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

28. SURFIN' BIRD (LIVE) - THE CRAMPS (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb1bTiu4fW4

29. COWBOYS AND ANGELS - GEORGE MICHAEL (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTCJIrHiue4

30. BODY TALK - IMAGINATION (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KnYAVjraEo

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