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
18. IRISH BLOOD, ENGLISH HEART
19. THE YOUNGEST WAS THE MOST LOVED
20. SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGAN
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
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
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?