Amy's tweet was 'actually' picked up by MW's right hand man, 'Drag Boz' (@BozBoorer), who tweeted to both of us saying, "@morrisseysworld is pleased about the roses in unhappy birthday!" 'Drag Boz' then put on his 'careers advisor's' head, and sent a general tweet saying, "If you work hard, happiness follows. It's all about getting your head down." Hmm. 'Drag Boz' also tweeted, "Loving this tour, some unique people, great places, not many roses! Someone's got to bring one sometime. Moz checking every flower nr stage!"
On October 7th 2011, an article on MW said, "Our Mozzer would like to stress that he has absolutely no affiliation with the twotter page/thing known as 'Morrissey's Mother'. This site is 100% fake. You have been warned." Now that was obviously a little joke by 'Our Mozzer', because he called it 'Morrissey's Mother' (which is too many letters for twitter). If he had been serious, he would have called the account by it's correct title. MorrisseysWorld ALSO continued to link to '@MorrisseysMum'.
The VERY NEXT DAY (Oct 8th), '@Morrisseysmum' changed the account name to '@ODyrbrm' ( I Steven), and on October 12th, the MW blog drew reference to the name change by stating, "We the artiste HM Morrissey should like to stress that we have no affiliation with the twitter account/thing known as MorrisseysMum or the account/thing known as ODyrbrm." VERY similar wording to that used on the TTY denials, and in the same way, if Mum/ODyrbrm were nothing to do with MW, then why bring attention to it with a denial?
ALSO on October 12th (as documented by MY blog), '@ODyrbrm' tweeted to say, "I will be gone for quite a while, @Banjaxer is now in charge." This was the FIRST EVER mention of Banjaxer, and it brought him into the whole story. 'ODyrbrm' also tweeted me to say, "Your blog is bonkers. But brilliant bonkers, the best kind." On the VERY same day (Oct 12th), MorrisseysWorld left a message welcoming '@Bucktoothedboy' to twitter. It just CANNOT be true that '@Morrisseysmum' is Skinny Finan, it HAS to be Moz, but I am confused, why is 'Our Mozzer' saying it's Finan's account, or is it just his way of accusing Skinny of something, in the same way Skinny accuses everybody else of things? The Mum account is the ONE thing that has ALWAYS stumped me, and it's STILL no clearer!
There were two or three people who made it onto the stage, including one lad who Moz (jokingly) shaped up to box, before helping him on stage, where the boy promptly presented him with a flower (not a rose), which Moz immediately tossed to the crowd. There was another gentle embrace with a boy (I don't mean to sound patronising, but both lads were youngsters) during 'Let Me Kiss You', and after the usual shirt toss, Jesse and Boz (Gaynor Tension) took centre stage.
A snarling Boz in a sparkly dress is SO different to the rockabilly with turned up jeans and brylcreamed hair, I wonder if Boz EVER imagined, when he set out on the path of Rock n Roll, that it would end like this? (Not that it HAS ended yet!) I wonder what Johnny Marr would say if he was told he can have his reunion, but only if he goes drag? I think we all know what he'd say. I love Boz for dressing up, he obviously has a wicked sense of humour and doesn't give a toss about ridicule, he has really, really grown on me, like no other of Morrissey's musicians, including Johnny. Yes Johnny was a big part of Morrissey's life in their twenties, but Boz seems to be a true friend to Moz, and they are obviously very close. Very few of us have kept the friends we had in our twenties (most of us didn't even keep the wives), so for all those who harp on about Johnny and a Smiths reunion, ask yourself this, would YOU want to go back and hang around with people you no longer know from twenty five years ago? Life moves on, and I for one wouldn't want to see Moz lose Boz, they REALLY are like Morcambe & Wise.
And finally Esther, and finally Cyril, a sale took place on ebay yesterday, of a 'job lot' of 100 cd's of 'Years of Refusal'. They sold for £63, which according to my state education maths, equates to 63p each. Ebay, so much to answer for, the Woolworth bargain bucket of it's generation.