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Friday, 14 December 2012

Day 457 - Harry Potter and the Temple of Soot

TOWN HALL, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND FRIDAY DEC 14TH 2012

SET LIST

1. SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE
2. YOU HAVE KILLED ME
3. YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME FATTY
4. NOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER
5. ALMA MATTERS
6. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS
7. HOW SOON IS NOW?
8. FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE
9. BLACK CLOUD
10. OUIJA BOARD, OUIJA BOARD
11. TO GIVE (THE REASON I LIVE)
12. I KNOW IT'S OVER
13. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY
14. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, LET ME GET WHAT I WANT
15. LET ME KISS YOU
16. MEAT IS MURDER
17. SPEEDWAY
18. IRISH BLOOD, ENGLISH HEART
19. THE YOUNGEST WAS THE MOST LOVED
20. SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGAN
ENCORE
21. STILL ILL


TOWN HALL WELLINGTON PRE CONCERT

I am yet to see any Youtube footage from Wellington, but I sat through the whole concert in the comfort of my living room (which is also my bedroom, as I live in a bedsit), following the tweets of  '@KokoKabana' to ascertain the running order, and WHAT a set list, could anybody ask for any more?

There were a total of SEVEN Morrissey songs from his 'Smiths' period, including 'Shoplifters' as a starter, 'Sweet and Tender Hooligan' as a finisher, and 'Still Ill' as an encore, but the most thrilling thing HAS to be the inclusion of 'November Spawned a Monster' in the set, for the first time in years.

 Reading that 'Monster' had been included, immediately made me think back to both my blog entry of Tuesday, in which I mentioned the promo of 'November the Second', and also my dream from 'Day 37' of my blog, when I pictured 'Monster' alongside 'Murder', 'Action', 'Light' and 'Trouble'. Four of these five songs have now been sung over the past year, ONE to go.

Heather Cat has tweeted to say that the inclusion of 'November Spawned a Monster' immediately reminded her of a MorrisseysWorld chat session from August, in which Morrissey mentioning the song as one of his favourites to sing live (See 'Day 339' of my blog). Also during that chat session, Moz said that his other favourites to sing live are; Everyday is Like Sunday, There is a Light, First of the Gang, and Paint a Vulgar Picture, which he added was due to be sung soon. We wait with bated breath.


MORRISSEY SANG 'NOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER' - BUT WILL 'PAINT A VULGAR PICTURE' BE ADDED TOO?

After the Wellington concert, '@KokoKabana' informed me that filming had been strictly forbidden during the concert, so we may not get to see ANY Youtube footage at all, although I did notice in a couple of tweeted photos, that there seemed to be a fair number of people filming, so we live in hope. The only other information I have at this point is that the band wore 'All Black' (New Zealand Rugby) shirts, the 'Silver Fern' emblem of NZ was on the two drums, and Boz had his arm in a sling, which apparently Moz announced was caused by Boz falling off a roof. If that's true, Boz is lucky to be alive, Rod Hull wasn't so lucky when he fell off his roof, but then again, Boz probably didn't have his hand up some bird at the time!


ROD HULL - FELL OFF A ROOF AND DIED

News Photo: Morrissey performs live at Wellington Town Hall on…
IN FULL FLOW IN WELLINGTON


Away from the concert, there has been a new Morrissey interview, and also, old Alexis 'Monobrow' Petridis has been at it again.

I'll start with Petridis, who has written an article for the Guardian, in his usual dreary style, which includes the following, "there's something genuinely depressing about seeing a man (Morrissey) who could once rightly claim to be a genius reduced to being rock music's answer to an internet troll, flaming away then whining on about free speech and how there's a vast conspiracy against him when anyone picks on him."

What Petridis has failed to see, just like so many others, is that Morrissey HASN'T become a whining internet troll, he has PURPOSELY turned himself into a parody, and has created MorrisseysWorld as living proof. Does Petridis REALLY think Morrissey cares anymore about what HE and his journalist mates write? It is clear to see that Moz doesn't give a shit, and he now just cajoles, and takes the piss out of the gullible British press.

Morrissey's genius stretches far beyond inspirational lyrics, he has produced the world's first 'self aware' celebrity parody website, which shows anybody who cares to look, that he isn't some crank pot, he is FULLY aware of what he is doing and saying, and he is having a laugh at the clueless journalists AND at himself, but even if Petridis DID find MorrisseysWorld, he wouldn't understand it, good sons like him, never do.


ALEXIS PETRIDIS - POOR JOURNALISTIC STYLE AND CLUELESS


When Morrissey spoke on NZ TV about the suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, he KNEW full well that the British press would pick up on his comments, just as they did when he mentioned the Falklands. Morrissey is fully aware that the press aren't interested in writing about his lyrical genius, so he gives them what he knows they'll write about, and then no doubt sits back and laughs at them as they write cliche after cliche. It is all very laughable, but also quite distressingly sad. How I would love to read about Morrissey's views on things that mean something to me, but that will NEVER happen......maybe in the next world.


The new interview, with Stuff.Co.NZ, doesn't reveal anything new, but there are some good quotes. Here are a selection:

"The trouble is that you can't write your autobiography and hold back, otherwise you might as well just write Harry Potter and the Temple of Soot."

"The British press only write about me in relation to the Smiths era. It's as if I boarded a Scandinavian tanker in 1987 and was swept out to sea beyond radio contact."

"I'd say I was happy, but who would ever believe me? Exactly - no-one."

A SCANDINAVIAN TANKER - BEYOND RADIO CONTACT AND PLAYING DAGENHAM DAVE 24/7

Ironically, while Petridis and his journo mates concentrate on blaming the two Aussie djs for the death of Nurse Saldanha, the official coroner acting in the case, has just announced that the suicide happened because of pressure from within the hospital.....now what was it that whining old Morrissey said?

11 comments:

  1. hi Rat not arrived yet, such a long trip! Thanks for the post!

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  2. Just got home from work, logged on, just in time for your blog - perfect! Thanks, once again, for being on the ball and keeping us up-to-date. It's been a while since 'Petriditis' has reared his ugly head! Who'd listen to a guy whose name sounds like an STD anyway!

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  3. yep even those of us with half a brain could work out that the hospital would of been demanding an explantion off that nurse, overlooked by the press, you bet, because just as Morrissey said, they would of been hounding for the story as well.
    people know this to be true, but will prefer not to mention it, unless the press inform them..you can lead a horse to water etc..

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  4. This is a brilliant setlist - so excited to see 'November' has been added and 'Hooligan' remains. The Petriditis piece is as revolting as one could expect. Because Morrissey has the guts to speak out for the truth, the spineless journos' response is to mock and condemn. It's so very sad that they hold the power to shape the public's thoughts and opinions.

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  5. Petriditis certainly has a face for radio.
    I still think that he looks like Mr Bean.

    I would LOVE to see ' November ' live complete
    with the nipple plaster and bar of Cadbury's !!

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    1. I had just thought to myself, that guy looks like Mr Bean and then I read Lizzycat's post--someone once said 'Great minds think alike' and these great minds are apparently thinking about Mr Bean. LOL. As for the nurse and her suicide, in the states if one gives out confidential information about a patient, without the patient's consent, you would be automatically fired. Even if the hospital had wanted to cover for her, the way this was done was way too public, and with all the publicity where would she be able to get another job? Imagine the pressure she felt, loss of a career she'd worked hard for, conceivably counted on for a good part of her family's support, and depending on her cultural background/upbringing possibly felt great shame. With the humiliation being world wide, the hospital needing a scapegoat, she must have felt overwhelmed and decided it was too much for her to bear. Maybe some of this could have been alleviated a bit if the royals had offered a kind word and the media had not acted like a pack of rabid wolves. Morrissey just told it as it was, which is what he has always done and what his true fans expect. By the way, Mr Rat, thanks for the set list and the insight on Moz's interview. Hope your Mum feels better.

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    2. Perfectly put. I totally agree with you.
      My heart goes to Rat and his family.
      - Regi

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  6. What a bitter old man Petriditis is. I agree with you Heather, the power of the press is very worrying.
    Its a shame that more people don't have the balls to speak out as Morrissey does.

    Its a pity about the lack of Youtube footage.I hope we get to see November at some point. Great set list, how I dearly wish I was there.

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  7. Thank you for the post, love the Morrissey quotes. Good on Morrissey for speaking out about the suicide of the nurse and not giving a shit about what journos like petriditis write about him.

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