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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Who Was MorrisseysWorld?

In May, August and September of 2011, Morrissey's official website, 'True-To-You.net', made denials that Morrissey was in any way connected with a blogsite called MorrisseysWorld. Most who saw these denials, believed what they read, but a few others felt it was VERY un-Morrisseyesque to make such as fuss about a blog that NOBODY had heard of, and they began to follow the blogsite religiously. I was one of those people, and I documented my findings, on a daily basis in this blog.

In the past year, 'MorrisseysWorld.blogspot.com' made a number of prophecies and pledges, and they were ALL fulfilled by the true artiste Morrissey. The blogsite became a phenomenon, but the vast majority of Morrissey fans failed to discover it, or completely ignored it, believing it to be fake.

When Morrissey began his tour of the USA in October 2012, the ONLY prophecy from the MorrisseysWorld blog that hadn't been fulfilled, was that Morrissey would accept a BLUE ROSE on stage.

On October 10th, at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, Morrissey received a BLUE ROSE on stage, and the following day, MorrisseysWorld disappeared.

So, WAS MORRISSEY REALLY BEHIND MORRISSEYSWORLD? Here's the evidence, YOU decide.

WHO WAS MORRISSEYSWORLD?


16 DEC 2009 - First article published on MorrisseysWorld.blogspot.com. After just three weeks, the site falls dormant having received NO traffic and NO publicity.

1 MAY 2011 - MorrisseysWorld starts up again, but still has NO publicity or traffic.

14 MAY 2011 - Despite NOBODY having noticed or mentioned MorrisseysWorld, Morrissey's official website, 'True-To-You.net', issues a statement saying, "Morrissey would like it known that the site known as Morrisseysworld.blogspot is a fake. Morrissey has no connection with the site and is therefore not the author of anything written on the site." DENIAL NUMBER ONE FROM TRUE-TO-YOU & PUBLICITY FOR MORRISSEYSWORLD.


3 AUGUST 2011 - In a parody article on MorrisseysWorld entitled 'My Live Tour Journal', the author, pretending to be Morrissey, reviews Justin Bieber's live DVD 'Never Say Never', in which Bieber uses the words, 'Welcome to my World.'

4 AUGUST 2011 - In an article on the MW blog entitled 'A pledge to my fans at the London Palladium', the author says, "I have decided I will once again strip down to the waist at the London Palladium."

8 AUGUST 2011 - Morrissey comes on stage at the London Palladium and says, "Welcome to My World", the EXACT words used by Justin Bieber on his DVD. At the end of the show, Morrissey strips to the waste, thus FULFILLING THE PLEDGE of 4 AUG FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MW BLOG.
MORRISSEY AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM AUG 8TH 2011 "WELCOME TO MY WORLD."



13 AUGUST 2011 - In a parody piece on MorrisseysWorld entitled 'Q&A with iconic singer Morrissey - introduction', the author dresses Boz Boorer in drag.

13 AUGUST 2011 - In an article on MorrisseysWorld entitled 'Right I'm off now. Honest', the author says, " (I have a) US tour to plan." AT THIS TIME, THERE HAD BEEN NO 'OFFICIAL' MENTION ANYWHERE OF A US TOUR.


19 AUGUST 2011 - TTY issues a statement saying, "Morrissey has no connection with the site called Morrisseysworld.blogspot. Whoever is on this site/page claiming to be Morrissey is certainly NOT Morrissey. Pleased be warned. Thank you." In the same statement, it is announced that "Ten US dates for Morrissey will be announced this coming Monday." DENIAL NUMBER TWO FROM TRUE-TO-YOU & A US TOUR IS 'OFFICIALLY' ANNOUNCED.

22 AUGUST 2011 - MorrisseysWorld publishes an article asking fans to wear either a single red rose or a single white rose during the US tour.


1 SEPTEMBER 2011 - MW again asks fans to wear a single red or white rose on the US tour, in honour of Oscar Wilde.

A PICTURE FROM MORRISSEYSWORLD

6 SEPTEMBER 2011 - MorrisseysWorld sets up a twitter account '@MorrisseysWorld'.


14 SEPTEMBER 2011 - TTY issues a statement saying, "Morrissey would like to stress that he has absolutely no affiliation with the site called Morrisseysworld, and that the views expressed on Morrisseysworld blog and twitter page are not Morrissey's views, and do not come from Morrissey. Morrissey has no connection with this, please beware." DENIAL NUMBER THREE FROM TRUE-TO-YOU & FREE PUBLICITY FOR THE NEW MW TWITTER ACCOUNT.


27 SEPTEMBER 2011 - I discover MorrisseysWorld and start 'FollowingTheMozziah'.


9 OCTOBER 2011 - The MorrisseysWorld blog introduces a character from the US tv show, Twin Peaks, called LOG LADY. Log Lady makes a prediction, that "When the blood runs, the white rose becomes a red rose. When the truth settles down, nothing will remain." 

LOG LADY - THE MORRISSEYSWORLD PROPHET


7 NOVEMBER 2011 - The MW blog posts a song called 'Blue Rose' from Twin Peaks. Log Lady states that "THE BLUE ROSE exists" and "THE white ESOR will be seen."A COLLAGE OF FAMOUS PEOPLE MAKING  'O' and 'OO' signs WITH THEIR HANDS is also posted.
LIL THE DANCER FROM TWIN PEAKS WITH HER BLUE ROSE



28 NOVEMBER 2011 - Morrissey accepts a RED ROSE during 'Everyday Is Like Sunday', at the concert in Pomona (see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Of2DJ5sCZ0 ). THIS IS THE FIRST FLOWER MORRISSEY HAS RECEIVED ON STAGE IN YEARS. 


28 NOV 2011 - MORRISSEY IN POMONA WHERE HE ACCEPTED A RED ROSE 


29 NOVEMBER 2011 - Morrissey appears on US tv show 'Conan' and sings 'People Are The Same Everywhere'. At the end of the performance, MORRISSEY MAKES AN 'OO' SIGN AROUND HIS EYES, EXACTLY AS ON THE MW BLOG COLLAGE.

29 NOV 2011 - MORRISSEY REPLICATES THE MORRISSEYSWORLD BLOG ON CONAN 


26 DECEMBER 2011 - '@MorrisseysWorld' tweeted to say, "Years of Refusal may come to be viewed as my masterpiece when the lights finally Go Out."

27 DECEMBER 2011 - Morrissey issues a statement completely out of the blue on the True To You website listing 'Years of Refusal' as the album of which he is most proud.


24 FEBRUARY 2012 - An article on the MW blog makes mention of the 'BLUE ROSE SOCIETY' for the first time. The article asks readers to "Post concert reviews, comment on 'signs' and spread the word about the rose." Morrissey gets his South American tour underway in Chile.


28 FEBRUARY 2012 - An interview given by Morrissey to a Brazilian magazine denies authorship of MorrisseysWorld and labels it 'dangerous'. Also in the interview, Morrissey says "I am seventeen" (Justin Bieber's age!) DENIAL NUMBER FOUR.


1 MARCH 2012 - Twenty minutes before Morrissey goes on stage for the second of his Argentinian concerts, in Cordoba, '@MW' tweets to say, I'll see you on the other side - assuming the Falklands aren't invaded and I don't get bombed by a malfunctioning  British missile." The account ALSO tweets, "There will be a small surprise." The band then appeared on stage dressed in black bras, and BOZ BOORER IN A DRESS (see 13 August parody piece). Morrissey then went on to make a speech about the Falklands belonging to Argentina. 
1 MARCH 2012 - MORRISSEY & THE BAND IN CORDOBA - IS THE DRESS WEAR A SMALL SURPRISE?

5 MARCH 2012 - The MW blog issues a statement saying that the blog and twitter account will be frozen forthwith, principally due to the recent criticism during the interview in Brazil. The statement also offers a pledge that MW will close and be erased from the world wide web should Morrissey place a short note on True To You. The statement also announces that the MW blog will only return if Morrissey appears with a rose, wears a pop act t-shirt, or states the words 'MorrisseysWorld' at a live concert.


12 MARCH 2012 - The MW blog posts a collage of famous people positioning their right hand across their body.

THE HAND SIGN ON THE MW COLLAGE


15 MARCH 2012 - The author of the MW blog appears as 'Morrissey1959' in the MW blog chatroom and tells those present to look out for Youtube footage from 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' from yesterday's concert. He says watch out for him putting his hand on his heart, mirroring the collage posted on the MW blog. Later that day, footage appears on Youtube, showing the hand on heart (see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV_37XZIO-s&feature=related). 

17 MARCH 2012 - Morrissey plays the last date of his South American tour in Bogota, Columbia, and makes a double 'OO' sign during the song 'You Have Killed Me', and then he plucks a WHITE ROSE from the audience. The lighting makes the rose appear RED (See Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVaezmLcyi4 ), thus FULFILLING LOG LADY'S PLEDGE OF 9 OCTOBER 2011. IT IS ALSO, JUST THE SECOND FLOWER RECEIVED BY MORRISSEY ON STAGE IN YEARS.

17 MARCH 2012 - MORRISSEY RECEIVES A COLUMBIAN ROSE 


10 APRIL 2012 - In an article on the MW blog entitled 'MorrisseysWorld Prophecy Page - and a new pledge', the author reinforces that ALL the prophecy's have come true and exclusively pledges that Morrissey will appear with a BLUE ROSE before 2012 is out.


17 MAY 2012 - The author of the MW blog, calling himself 'Morrissey', gives an interview to 'FollowingTheMozziah', in which, in reply to a question about the NME court case, 'Morrissey' answers "...". Four hours later, TTY issues a statement saying that the court case is still going ahead and is scheduled to start on 16 July.  This statement is taken down a few hours later. 


19 MAY 2012 - The MW blog publishes an article announcing the blog and twitter accounts are now closed, and adds, 'Because We Must.' The article also asks concert goers to take a single red, white, or blue rose.

22 MAY 2012 - On stage in San Diego, at his birthday concert, Morrissey wears a red shirt covered in roses. Morrissey also says, "Because We Must" THREE times.


22 MAY 2012 - MORRISSEY WEARS A ROSE PATTERNED SHIRT AND QUOTES THE MW BLOG


4 JULY 2012 - Morrissey's wikipedia page is updated, mentioning 'The Blue Rose Society' and saying it "is seen by some as a reference to Oscar Wilde's green carnation-wearing followers."


5 JULY 2012 - Morrissey walks on stage in Liege, Belgium wearing a GREEN CARNATION for the first time EVER.
5 JULY 2012 - MORRISSEY WEARS A GREEN CARNATION IN LIEGE


6 JULY 2012 - The update to Morrissey's wikipedia page mysteriously disappears.

21 JULY 2012 - The MW blog publishes a parody article entitled 'Leaked minutes of a private meeting of the inner sanctum of the Blue Rose Society of Morrissey'. In the article, Log Lady says, "in the strangest of circumstances he WILL be photographed with a blue rose soon. The photograph emerges. People laughing and smiling, a child cries."

22 JULY 2012 - Photographs appear of Morrissey being presented with the 'Key to the City' of Tel Aviv by the Mayor Ron Huldai. Both men are laughing and smiling. Morrissey wears a tie with BLUE ROSES all over it.

21 JULY 2012 - MORRISSEY WEARS A BLUE ROSE TIE IN TEL AVIV


28 JULY 2012 - During the concert in Manchester, Morrissey announces, "I was recently in Israel where I was given the key to Tel Aviv and it's worth pointing out that the governing bodies of Manchester council have offered me absolutely nothing, and I don't know why". As he said the words, "I don't know why", Morrissey slipped his hand inside his shirt, thus replicating the freemason sign from the MorrisseysWorld blog of 12 March 2012.  (see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mODZGYOvxIY)
28 JULY 2012 - MORRISSEY REPLICATES THE MW BLOG


10 OCTOBER 2012 - During the concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Morrissey takes a BLUE ROSE from eleven year old Kyle Douglas (@mozkidkyle on twitter), and keeps it on him for the whole of the encore, thus fulfilling the MW pledge of 10 April 2012. (See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqwwA0ZQiQ)
10 OCTOBER 2012 - MORRISSEY WITH THE BLUE ROSE IN NEW YORK

Despite MANY fans taking gladioli and other flowers to Morrissey concerts, the ONLY ones that he has accepted, have been roses. Whether Morrissey was behind MorrisseysWorld or not, it is obvious that he wants roses, and many fans have pledged to continue taking them to concerts.

"There is the same world for all of us, and good and evil, sin and innocence, go through it hand in hand. To shut one's eyes to half of life that one may live securely, is as though one blinded oneself that one might walk with more safety in a land of pit and precipice." Lady Windermere.

20 comments:

  1. " Despite NOBODY having noticed or mentioned MorrisseysWorld, " Not true. I noticed it.

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  2. I saw him with my own eyes when he refused gladioli in Rome, but he accepted a bouquet of whithe roses! p.s. for heaven sake Rat why did you change once again your name and your pic? Want you drive me crazy? I was born almost crazy by myself!

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  3. My mind rules my body and my heart believes in Morrissey's World

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  4. like I said before if radiohead/muse did this
    it would've gone viral the first time something
    was fulfilled. all these *coincidences* later
    and it is still like this underground cult/movement!!
    ?!!

    I'll never forget telling someone about it
    last august - they were ADAMANT moz
    was not behind it. did not want to believe
    it could even be possible.

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  5. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    Oscar Wilde

    I love the above quote which I have posted on Twitter in the past.
    Basically it sums everything up for me about the MozWorld experience
    and journey.
    All this comes down to the old assumption about Mr M which is that
    ' Morrissey wouldn't do that ! '
    Well he has and he did and the lucky ones know the truth, so the
    poor unbelievers can continue on with their lives in ignorance.
    It is their loss.

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  6. Something that I have not seen mentioned before is that Morrissey has previously made denials about being involved with social sites via TTY. In 2009, there were THREE denials made on 1/6/2009, 30/6/2009 and 14/7/2009 mentioning twitter, myspace and facebook about ‘some passable creature...sending sharply chiseled replies to people...’ The first denial of MorrisseysWorld on 14 May 2011 is indeed curious given the low level of traffic the blog was receiving. ‘Our Mozzer’ said on the MWblog on 4 Sept 2012 ‘..in May 2011 Morrissey gave a dead blog the oxygen of publicity; he saw fit to deny the blog was by Morrissey when not a soul in the world thought it was. The reason why he did this still evades me today.’ Whatever triggered the first denial it was not surprising that further denials on TTY would follow.
    Maybe another forgotten area is MorrisseysWorld’s link with other blogs, namely ‘ringleaderofthetormentors’ that ran from Feb 2006 to September 2007, and the delightful ‘MorrisseysWorldisMoz’.

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  7. It would be lovely to know how Mr M's Mum is and how he is himself.
    It has been 2 weeks since he was on Twitter although it seems longer.
    All is quiet in MozLand and it is sad...........

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    1. Two weeks without Our Moz feels like an eternity. His absence leaves a vast empty hole on Twitter. I certainly hope that things are starting to look brighter for his mother (as recent news on Twitter and the latest TTY post would seem to indicate). We wish them all the best.

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  8. The amount of evidence is overwhelming and it's indeed astonishing that so few believe. As Road Hog commented on Solow (August 11, 2011): "Is it really so unlikely that the world's most famous ironist has been keeping an ironic blog all this time?" According to the writer Doug Coupland, "Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value." If this is true, it may help to explain why so few have lOOked and seen beyond face value. Either that, or "[they] are sleeping, [they] do not want to believe."

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  9. 27 SEPTEMBER 2011 - I discover MorrisseysWorld and start 'FollowingTheMozziah'.

    September seems a little late to join the party, Ratsback. For someone as Moz-obsessed as you and knowing that you MUST have been a visitor to Solo since at least May 2009.

    Odd that someone as sharp as you didn't spot the constant plugging of MW on Solo during June, July & August 2011.

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    1. You obviously haven't been following my blog 'Anon', otherwise you would know that I only became 'Moz-obsessed' upon discovering MorrisseysWorld, and I certainly WASN'T a regular visitor of the vile Solow place, or otherwise, like you quite rightly point out, I would've spotted the constant slagging (not plugging).

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  10. "Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony"
    Stats ain't my strength but you 'lucky ones' :rolleyes: must be in a minority of 0.1%. How great to be you cats and have Moz as your best friend. No wonder he chose you. What I wouldn't give for your 'sense of irony'.
    Us 'poor unbelievers' in the wider Morrissey loving community see this blogger as a hoax, albeit a pretty funny one on occasions. Likely the same guy who tried this thing in '09.
    Believing in something doesn’t make it true. What you have here is evidence, not proof. 99.9% of Morissey fans who've sifted through this evidence think you have a pretty flimsy argument. Apparently, they don't share your hyper-awareness to irony? REALLY?
    And you used a Road Hog quote :rofl: Does he have a book out any time soon?
    Show a little balance and reel in the smugness eh? thx.

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    1. If it isn't Moz behind the blog, there can be no denying that he follows it, as he has been carrying out signs on stage and on television shows. I don't believe he would give a 'hoaxer' any fuel at all. Three denials on TTY as well. Sorry anon, it's you who is having the wool pulled.

      Another Anon (not related)

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    2. Well, I say not related, but who knows? Perhaps we should use our names, after all, why would any of us have anything to hide?
      I'm not embarrassed to leave my name.

      Anon - real name - Reginald Nipplenip

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    3. Anon No. 1: I didn't intend for the 'sense of irony' quote to be taken so seriously. I have no idea how accurate it is and I certainly don't think I have a greater sense of irony than anyone else. As Anon No. 2 (Reginald) said, it doesn't make sense that Moz would do so many things from the blog if it was just some hoax that he didn't approve of.

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  11. I have found all the ' anonymous ' comments very interesting, but
    perhaps you could use at least a pseudonym so that we know
    how many people are actually posting on this blog.

    Please have the courage of your convictions ! Thank you.

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  12. Aye....quite agree. Don't be shy. ;-)

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