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Friday, 30 September 2011

Following The Mozziah Day 16 Friday 30th Sept 2011

Please move along, there is nothing to see here. This is a Mozziah free zone.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Following The Mozziah Day 15 Thurs 29th Sept 2011 Late Evening

1700hrs GMT: Two things, firstly, The Mozziah has tweeted a little bit this afternoon (although he actually said good morning, which either means he's in Europe and he got up late, or more likely, he's in the USA), and secondly, his followers have gone up from 2,040 this morning to just 2,043, that's just THREE all day!

He's once again been pushing the rose thing, asking if anyone will even notice him wearing one, and he's also been tweeting about the manufactured pop act t-shirt. I'm surprised he's come back to tweet, as I'm sure it's boring him to death, but if he stays away from twitter, the followers disappear. There is STILL nothing in the press so I guess he needs another celebrity tweeter to pick up on him, after all, old Boy George didn't exactly pull the crowds in did he?

The Mozziah has posted a few YouTube links on twitter, including; Edith Piaf, Suede & Kristeen Young. I've responded with a bit of Lulu, Japan & Polecats, but I don't think he's noticed me though, he only follows 8 people and I'm not one of them, not that I'm worthy, of course I'm not, but he's even stopped replying to my tweets and isn't retweeting me. It's tough love this following lark. I'll maybe come back later but even MY interest is starting to wane, I'm starting to look forward to it going viral. I've just read that The Cure have been nominated for induction to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Moz ain't gonna like that, but A Forest was a classic though!

2200hrs GMT: Now I'm confused, after a full afternoon of The Mozziah tweeting, and me failing to catch his attention, I eventually caught it with a particularly pleasing response to his tweet about N Dubz singer Dappy being dense. I tweeted, 'He's Dappy so leave him alone', a reference to the brilliant Morrissey song, 'Teenage Dad on his Estate'. The Mozziah not only re-tweeted me, but also replied by saying, 'With his methylated spirits'. Now as any good Mozzer fan knows, the line is, 'With his methadone', NOT 'methylated spirits'. A deliberate mistake by The Mozziah to put me off the scent, or a slip up by somebody who isn't The Mozziah at all? Or, a clever and witty response with another meaning that's gone over my head? As I say, I'm confused. 

A few more people have joined as followers of @MorrisseysWorld, but the total number of followers has fallen to 2,029. Is he purposely deleting followers or are they genuinely leaving as he insults people? 

2300hrs GMT: And now, to top it all, Morrissey has just announced on twitter, and on the blogsite, that he won't be posting for a while. Is he off to the States? He's put yet another article on the blog instructing fans to throw roses before the encore ONLY!
  So that's it then, The Mozziah has gone, so how can I follow somebody who isn't there? And if he isn't The Mozziah, then he's a very naughty boy. Goodnight. 

Following The Mozziah Day 15 Thurs 29th Sept 2011

6am: That bloody dog! I'd slept so well too. With little twitter activity from Moz yesterday there wasn't much to be excited about.

7.15am: Ipod shuffle on, first song of the day Remedy by Little Boots. Yesterday's first song had been Identity by Xray Spex. First song of the day is always important, it sets the mood. I have 2000 songs on my ipod, I don't want any more than 2000, you end up fast forwarding. The beauty of 2000 is they should all be good ones. If you end up fast forwarding one, it means you're fed up of it and it's not worthy of being on there. You then delete it and replace it with either a good newly released song, which is rare these days, a newly discovered oldie, or an old forgotten gem you've picked up again. I suggest everybody try this, it's great. It's like having your very own top 2000.

Obviously my ipod is packed with The Mozziah, but they're not all on there. Usually 4 or 5 from each album, although I don't recall too many from Kill Uncle making it into the top 2000. Sometimes you have to have a mass clear out of the 2000, I'm due one soon actually, it's like servicing the car. I was horrified to find Gilbert O'Sullivan's Nothing Rhymed was missing when I went to play it the other day so he can come in to replace Buddy Holly's That'll Be The Day, which frankly is the sort of song you never actually listen to. Anyway, I'm off to work now & then I'll check out The Mozziah's twitter and blog activities. *Note to self, delete Tom Jones' Delilah too, fast forward to song three Placebo's version of Bigmouth, that can stay!*

8.30GMT: Have decided to use GMT in case any Yanks are reading, although I doubt it though! I've only had 44 hits on my blog & most of those are me logging in. I've promoted it on twitter and HectorLector has asked to join the MWF, so he's in! The Mozziah's followers have now reached 2,040. Slowly, slowly, they're starting to arrive. When will it go viral? I guess either when The Mozziah walks on stage wearing a rose or a T shirt, which I now don't believe he'll do, or more likely when a respected(?) journalist has the balls to say in print that they believe the blogger to be Morrissey, which is unlikely as they would be too worried of the ridicule.

More likely then, a journalist will simply write about the blogsite and leave it open for debate. There's now been 110,000 hits on The Mozziah's blog, so there is definitely a lot of people reading it, even if they aren't prepared to admit it, and what's this, Morrissey's number of tweets has gone down! I noticed last night he'd tweeted 1,001 times but it's now down to 1,000. I'm sure I read somewhere he would stop after 1,000 tweets, so he's obviously deleted one. Presumably it was a mundane throw away remark about Jordan or Madeley as opposed to one of his wittier ones. I fear this will mean The Mozziah won't tweet today, or maybe for even longer. He'll be watching though, no doubt planning his next move.

I'll keep checking back & keep an eye out for some new satirical gem on his blogsite. And now I suppose I'd better get on with my own life. Was it like this for the disciples of JC? Would old Simon Peter call round first thing, do a bit of following and sucking up to the old Messiah and then go off and do a spot of fishing during the afternoon to earn some sheckles before returning around tea time for a spot more following? See you at tea.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Following The Mozziah Day 14 Weds 28th Sept 2011

He's hit 2000 followers, that's 500 more followers added in just one day! It's gathering speed now, it won't be so accessible for much longer, but in a way I don't want it to be, it deserves a bigger audience, after all, THIS IS MORRISSEY!

But having said that, I don't want 'everybody' to find MorrisseysWorld, it's mine! Well, mine and a few others, in fact, there have been 110,000 hits on the blogsite now! Bollocks, he's being too funny, MorrisseysWorld will be viral soon. The blog article about banning the bloke from the Morrissey-Solo website (David Tseng) from all concerts, is the funniest thing I've read in years, but it seems from most of the comments being left, that most people are claiming it's NOT Moz writing the articles! These same deniers will no doubt be the ones boasting that they were there at the beginning when it all goes viral and the truth comes out. They'll say that they never doubted it was Moz.....splitters!

I've decided to form the MWF, The Morrisseys World Front. To join the MWF, you have to really love Morrisseysworld. None of these Johnny come latelys will be allowed in, oh no, just those few of us from the beginning, the ones who believed. I think I'll limit it to 6, no 5, no 6. Now look what's happened, I've started trying to be funny and write in a style like the satirical Moz.

Note to self, stop being a twat. I'm off to bed, but first, I must mention twitter.
The Mozziah's really been pushing the rose thing on twitter tonight, he's asked all USA concert goers to wear one, even using a quote from his Cemetry Gates song, "Wilde on mine". It's all about the roses, but it's too obvious now, he needs to definitely NOT wear a rose, I hope he doesn't. By the end of the tour the venues will be awash with roses, but how funny if he DOESN'T don one! Mind you, I'm not sure those Yanks will pick up on all this subtle satire anyway, they're not exactly known for it, we might yet be safe for a while, they might NOT wear roses. Anyway enough for now, I need to check back on The Mozziah's blog quickly, just to make sure he hasn't added anything new.

Applications to join the MWF are invited either via my twitter site, @TheRatsBack or by asking in the comments section under this entry. Ask nicely and remember you've got to really like MorrisseysWorld, a lot.
No doubt some journo will pick up on MorrisseysWorld overnight, and tomorrow morning, it will be all over the place. Viral I tell you, 10,000 followers by Monday I reckon. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. Goodnight.

Following the Mozziah Day 13 - Tuesday Sept 27th 2011

Bastard dog woke me up at 4 o'clock again this morning, although actually he didn't. Don't get me wrong, the bastard was scratching the door and would've woken me up, as he seems to on a regular basis at the moment, but on this occasion I was already awake. Yep, yet another night of broken sleep. Why? I hear you ask, Bloody Morrissey, that's why!

Let me explain, but first I need to take you back twelve days to Thursday 15th September. There I was,  minding my own business, trawling away on the internet as usual, ducking between youtube, ebay, google, bbc sport, morrissey-solo and all the other websites I tend to visit on a daily basis, when somehow I stumbled upon ''. Don't ask me how I found this site, I really don't remember, but I guess I probably just googled 'Morrissey'.

Anyway, back to 'morrisseyworldismoz'. I read it through, and it was fascinating, with references to 'signs' being secretly given out by Morrissey to suggest that a different blogsite, called '' was run by MORRISSEY himself. Obviously my next step was to check out this MorrisseysWorld blog, so I immediately logged on to it.  Having already read from the 'ismoz' blog, that MorrisseysWorld was written by Moz, I approached it with both excitement and a positive and open mind. I read one or two articles on MorrisseysWorld, and it really 'did' seem as though it could be the work of Morrissey, or if not, at least somebody close to him. Surely nobody else could be this witty. It's not like you can just turn wit on and off when you like. You either have it or you don't and Morrissey, as his lyrics show, is the wittiest of them all.

I was drawn to an article at the top of the MorrisseysWorld home page, encouraging fans to wear a rose to the USA concerts. I'd already read on the 'ismoz' blogsite, that Morrissey had said he would wear a rose at one of his concerts, and here was the confirmation on the MorrisseysWorld blogsite. I'd also read reference on 'ismoz', to a prediction that Morrissey would don a T-shirt of a manufactured band, and again here was not only a reference to it on MorrisseysWorld, but also a poll, asking fans to vote for the t-shirt of their choice (from a list of about ten), so I voted for Cheryl Cole. It revealed that the leader in the pole was Justin Beiber with 55%. Why had so many people voted for Bieber? What was the joke? I was to find out later that there was an ongoing anti-Bieber theme running through the blog, but for now, my attention had been drawn elsewhere, an advert on the blogsite for Morrissey's twitter account, '@MorrisseysWorld'.

I'd dabbled with twitter a few times over the last couple of years, but had long since given up on joining in the banal and meaningless chat, there just seemed little point to it. I don't have facebook for the same reason. Why post things about my life? Who on earth would be interested? So instead, I had used  twitter as a form of amusement, using various pseudonyms including, @Brian_Nazereth and @TheFoxHat. I even became @amanda_holden and built up quite a following with stupid tweets about nothing. I never claimed to be the 'real' Amanda Holden, but it was amazing how many people presumed I was. When I got bored of Amanda, I gave up the name, and guess who took it up? Amanda bloody Holden, that's who, the cheek of it! I also became @ITBotham during last winter's Ashes series, again, not actually claiming to be Ian Botham, but once more, many people presumed I was! I ended up being followed/stalked by Botham's 'alledged' ex-mistress, Kylie Verrell, so I decided to end it, just like Ian had all those years ago! Twitter can be a cruel and dangerous place, even when used for mild amusement.

So Morrissey had a twitter account, I logged in to my old account, which I hadn't used for months, and was shocked to find I still had 1500 followers, did these people have no homes to go to? I typed in @MorrisseysWorld and started to trawl through his offerings. Yes, it had to be him, it just had to be, the tweets were just so highly amusing. I'd found Morrissey. If it was a hoax, somebody had gone to an awful lot of hard work, and what's more, they were a genius on an equivalent level to Moz.....and that ain't easy! It also occurred to me, that with such bold predictions about the rose & the T shirt,  if they didn't come true, the joke would be up. The blogsite would be rendered a joke and that would be it. It HAD to be Morrissey, I believed alright and I wanted to know more.

How long had the site been up and running, how long had I been missing out? Who knew about it? It only seemed to date back to August, so I concluded it was fairly new. Why hadn't I seen it advertised? Why wasn't the internet buzzing with it? Was Morrissey really that far off the scales of public interest that this blog was passing by unnoticed? I'd seen him play at The London Palladium only a few weeks ago and it was packed. Granted he currently has no record deal, but he'd even said that night at the Palladium, that he no longer wanted one, which incidentally, I don't actually believe, because Morrissey  LOVES  record labels, not record companies mind you, the actual labels, and I share this love. Having grown up in the era of Vinyl records, as a kid, I used to spend every last penny buying records, and the labels were as beautiful as the songs. Bell, Polydor, EMI, CBS, RCA, RAK, the list goes on and on, and of course, Morrissey has reproduced many of these labels, purely out of nostalgic love. He wants a record deal alright, but only for their pretty paper label, and what is more, there are only certain ones he'll want!

Anyway, I digress, surely Morrissey was still on the scales of interest, after all, he is not only the greatest songwriter of all time, but he is MY HERO, MY GOD, and therefore it's inconceivable to think he's not on EVERYBODY'S scale. My head was spinning, I needed information, information, information, I wanted to piece the jigsaw together, fill in the gaps, but hold on, hadn't Morrissey recently denied something about a twitter account, or a blogsite on his 'official' website, I looked, yep, a denial, but then this MorrisseysWorld blogsite even drew reference to the denial, what was going on?  Back to twitter, I noticed that @MorrisseysWorld hadn't tweeted for the last five days,  and had signed off by saying it would only return when the number of followers had reached 500. It  had just 334, so I registered as follower number 335. How long would I have to wait for him to return? I went to bed, as excited as a teenager. Ridiculous.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, no more tweets and the number of followers weren't exactly shooting up. I couldn't understand it, why weren't journalists picking up on it, and why weren't Morrissey's fans finding the blogsite and twitter account? I checked back daily to the blogsite and trawled my way through all the various articles. There were some works of genius, it was Morrissey alright but STILL nobody was finding it.

Tuesday, Wednesday, still nothing, and I wasn't sleeping. It was as exciting as finding a new band as a fifteen year old and wanting more material, more material, more material. Thursday 21st September, I logged on to twitter and @MorrisseysWorld 's followers had reached 442, not yet 500, but, HE'D BEEN TWEETING, and I'd missed him! He'd tweeted about things like; Vic Reeves, his song 'The Kid's A Looker', Justin Bieber, the music he was currently listening to (Cough Syrup by Jessie & The giants or whatever they're called), and Wayne Rooney's hair. He'd obviously been too impatient to wait for the 500 followers, perhaps The Mozziah (as I had now decided to call him), was as surprised as me that it was taking so long for the whole MorrisseysWorld thing to take off. He may have been impatient and surprised, but I was pleased. I again logged on to the blog site, and discovered yet more works of genius, it was incredible. I read for a few hours, and then went to bed.

Friday 22nd September. Bollocks, I'd missed him again. Followers were up, he'd been busy! I trawled through his tweets, which revealed that he was listening to Nico and was once again picking on Bieber, as well as; Jordan, the drabness of twitter, Madonna, Richard Madeley, Tony Blair and Elton John. I tweeted to advise my followers to follow @MorrisseysWorld. I wanted everybody to know about it, although in fairness, most of my followers were cricket fans or Amanda Holden fans. It wasn't long before The Mozziah started to retweet my messages and even reply to me, blimey, I was in!

So for the next couple of days I logged on, exchanged tweets and retweeted his every word. And here we are now on Tuesday 27th Sept, The Mozziah still has only 1500 followers and still the media/his fans and the world in general haven't worked out it's him. His follower numbers saw an increase last Sunday, after a bit of banter with Boy George, but since then, it's gone quiet again, but surely not for long. I have decided to enjoy it while it lasts.

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