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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Day 2135 - June, June, June....again!

I wrote most of this blog entry yesterday, and intended to publish it last night - just after Fluff (@UpThePier) had finished his 10pm countdown of The Wrong Arms Chart - but by about 9.30pm, myself and Fluff felt so rough, that we both tweeted that there would be no chart or FTM, and we headed to bed.

I have actually not felt well for over a week now, and when I went to see The Smyths in concert on Saturday night, I left at the interval (Yes, they really do have an interval!) shivering one minute and sweating the next.

I awoke this morning in a wet bed (No, I didn't! - Ed), but actually feeling a bit better....which is more than I can say for a certain Monsieur Morrissey, who after just six songs last night in Tucson, had to abandon the show due to illness. I really don't think I can add this one to our 'coincidence' list!

Gustavo Manzur was the one to make the announcement of the show abandonment, ably supported by Boz Boorer. They did it in a sympathetic way, which earned them a round of applause - something that Rustle, Wossy and Walliams failed to achieve! - "You don't wanna kill 'im in 'is prime, do yer?" - Jonathan Ross, Roundhouse 2008

Hopefully Morrissey will recover quickly, but if he feels anything like I have been feeling for the past week, then there is no way that he will manage any of the three shows that are scheduled over the next four days. This looks to be the end of the tour, but he could well be back in June....more about that in a couple of paragraphs time, but let me firstly get on with what I had written yesterday.


According to the Orange County Register, Morrissey's headline show at the WWWY Festival on Saturday night was a great success, with Peter Larsen reporting, "it was Morrissey, the middle-age Englishman with a flair for melancholy and melodrama who ruled the day".... well, of course!

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From the clips I have seen, the highlights were opening the set with TIALTNGO and a really good rendition of Judy is a Punk to finish the night. I have to admit that before Saturday, I hadn't really been grabbed by Morrissey's version of Judy, but sometimes songs need time to take hold, and it has now finally taken hold. Not only does Morrissey sing it well, but the band play it really, really well. I'd love to see them do more punk songs.

On Sunday at 9.15pm (1.15pm LA/Tucson time), Morrissey sauntered into The Wrong Arms in the form of Morfessa, and stayed for about an hour and a half, conversing with a handful of the regulars. She seemed to be in a somewhat dour mood. Here are  some of Morfessa's offerings:

"Sour tears, dour years."

"Haven't we suffered enough?"

"Be the person you want to become."

"If you are setting your alarms for work tomorrow I encourage not to bother."

"Find me. Before you forget me."

"I will take all my secrets to the grave."

I took the those last two tweets to be a hint that Morfessa may have opened a blog, so I asked, "Have you a blog yet? I have looked, but cannot find", and to this Morfessa replied, "Search harder." I took the advice and searched some more, but still couldn't locate a blog, but the likelihood is that there isn't one, particularly as Morfessa tweeted to Heather, "Morfessa needs a theme."


At 9.45 Our Mozzer (@SeminalArtist) popped his head around the door and yelled, "June, June, June", before then disappearing. What is coming in June? Something, that's for sure.

Back in December 2014, Alf Button tweeted, "June, June, June" - as mentioned in the comments section of FTM by Kerry on January 31st 2015 - but it wasn't until the announcement on TTY on Feb 18th of M playing Firefly Festival that Alf's words finally meant anything. Of course, the masses never made the connection, and in fairness, nor did any of the BRS, with the exception of Father Brian (@Mozismyshepherd).

Morfessa arrived in The Arms again yesterday at 5.50pm (9.50am Tucson) time, but only to have a go at me for announcing that the Chart Countdown would be at 10pm. Morfessa first of all tweeted that, "me and the other me" couldn't make it for the chart, before adding, "I said 8pm Isle of Wight time." She is SO demanding! Morfessa then tweeted, "All charts are banned", but within minutes Our Mozzer appeared and tweeted, "The charts must continue. It is for Dawn and her honour."

So, for Dawn, and her honour, here is this week's chart, which unfortunately doesn't include When Last I Spoke To Carol, as not one single person has posted it on Youtube, which is unbelievable seeing as virtually every member of the audience at the WWWY Festival seemed to be filming with their phones.

THE WRONG ARMS CHART

1. THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT (LIVE IN MEXICO & USA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90i5oRHCx6w&t=1s (Puebla)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1XHlEvZRSw (Santa Ana)

2. YOU HAVE KILLED ME (LIVE IN PUEBLA 2017...WITH BLACK BRA TWIRLING) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2U_uWPniZY

3. JUDY IS A PUNK (LIVE IN SANTA ANA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9bWV8ccCeY

4. TRUMPSHIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE (LIVE IN SANTA ANA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8nCfplpwyc

5. FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE (LIVE IN PUEBLA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-j7_uDZxA8&t=3s

6. SUEDEHEAD (LIVE IN PUEBLA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT0b60178L8

7. LET ME KISS YOU (LIVE IN PUEBLA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBIPIfThOx0

8. OUIJA BOARD, OUIJA BOARD (LIVE IN SANTA ANA) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGEybNWAE7s

9. HOW SOON IS NOW? (LIVE IN PUEBLA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCBvE1X55Bc

10. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN PUEBLA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6bogsfSIgs&t=30s

11. JACK THE RIPPER (LIVE IN SANTA ANA 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvx0G4qj5_U&t=3s

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

13. WHEN LAST I SPOKE TO CAROL (LIVE IN GREAT YARMOUTH 2009) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCeDmu2kwHY

14. HOW SOON IS NOW? (LIVE IN NEW YORK 2013) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kALiM6rFwKM

15. I'M NOT A MAN (LIVE IN BRA-CELONA (2015) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OT5JvK_wIw

16. STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE (LIVE AT FIREFLY FESTIVAL 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llBmhYe7Pfs

17. YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU (LIVE ON TV 1961) - TIMI YURO (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC9JwWBIZRU

18. ANARCHY AND ALCHEMY - ECHOBELLY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-MoBd2tp0g

19. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY - TIMI YURO (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u40r9dBEQtE

20. I'M OK BY MYSELF (LIVE AT THE BBC 2009) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmdxbrphEsM

21. I WON'T SHARE YOU (LIVE IN PORTSMOUTH 2017) - THE SMYTHS (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjxysXLwnjA&t=48s

9 comments:

  1. Oh Ratty dear, you're ill, Morrissey is ill and I I'm not feeling well too... I have a typical allergic cold due this warm spring full of flowers, but don't worry! I saw pics of Boz and Gustavo with a nice aquamarine shirt, lovely. Thanks for the chart, Carol is an underrated song. Speedy recovery for all of us, I do hope Morrissey makes a surprise for all his devoted fans, quite like a big Easter egg, vegan of course. 😘💙🎼

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  2. funny enough I was ill last week with the flu and it was hell, a bit weird really, I had a sore throat for a day and then after that the dreaded runny nose

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  3. Another great chart thanks to the tour, although recent footage of 'Carol' would've been a welcome addition. Wishing Moz all the best and lots of rest.

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  5. just been reading the comments on so-low.. some are really crazy, what was he to do, carry on and ruin his voice altogether or do the right thing and stop, easy choice really, now he must make a hard choice risk carrying on and harming his voice or cancelling and receiving all the abuse that will come with that, poor Moz I can picture him now in his hotel room with the vicks throat spray, either way we must find out soon what it is to be.. I look forward to the summer tour and not just because someone has tweeted June June June but because it is in their blood, it is like a drug they just cant stop.. best wishes Moz

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    1. Well said Manc, the perspective of a Summer Tour is truly exiting. I remember Morrissey, in an interview, complaining never been in Catania where he booked a concert cancelled for health problem.... maybe this summer could be the right one! Will see👍🏻😘

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  6. Theme: Mistress if the Arts

    Find me. Before you forget me.
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    heathercat‏ @heathercat222 Apr 10
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    I haven't forgotten dear Dawn.
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa Apr 10
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    She is sorely missed.
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    heathercat‏ @heathercat222 Apr 10
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    Indeed, but thankfully you're here now.
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa Apr 10
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    Alas, this is true. However it does not feel the same. Morfessa needs a theme.
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    comrade harps‏ @comradeharps 24h24 hours ago
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    Suggestions: Lady of the lake. Mistress of the night. Forest nymph.
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    Mistress of the night? That could be interesting!

    I feel I must point you in the direction of Dawn's words today.
    http://followingthemozziah.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/day-2123-never-release-one-you-love.html?m=1 …
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    heathercat‏ @heathercat222 16h16 hours ago
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    A most exciting offer. Glad to hear that Dawn is still hanging on. Is there anything we can do to help her?
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa 16h16 hours ago
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    She is beyond help.
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    Very sorry to hear that.
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa 16h16 hours ago
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    Unfortunately this Mistress of the Arts is all I can offer.
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    heathercat‏ @heathercat222 16h16 hours ago
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    That's certainly enough for me! So that's your theme? I like it.
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa 16h16 hours ago
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    It was a joint effort I believe?
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    heathercat‏ @heathercat222 16h16 hours ago
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    I don't recall that one being proposed but I may have forgotten it.
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa 16h16 hours ago
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    Which is rare these days.
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    heathercat‏ @heathercat222 16h16 hours ago
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    May I ask who inspired you?
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa 16h16 hours ago
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    Between your good self and that @comradeharps fellow.
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    Not sure how I factored into that but glad we inspired you!
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    Many of you inspire me.
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    Not as much as you inspire us.
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    Morfessa‏ @TrueMorfessa 16h16 hours ago
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    Thank you.
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