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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Day 477 - Well I Wonder

9.30 am GMT: I have yet another busy afternoon in the real world today, so I will just have to write as much as I can before I have to go out. I am planning to catch up on Our Mozzer's twitter highlights from the past 5 days, I want to write about why I am called 'The Rats Back' (TRB), and I also want to write about the new book I've started reading, which has got me gripped.

My blog writing usually takes me about five hours a day, but as I have committed to countdown the Twitterdilly Arms Top 10 of 2012 at midday in the said Twit Arms, I only have two and a half hours to write everything that I plan to write, and that includes ALL the unexpected interruptions that also come my way on a daily basis. Right, let me get on with things, although as yesterdays blog received just 88 hits (and I read it ten times), I really don't know why I bother. Actually, that isn't true, I DO know why I bother, because I am documenting one of the most ingenious pieces of art in modern history.


THE ORIGINAL MORRISSEYSWORLD HEADING


I last reported on Our Mozzer's twitter highlights on my blog entry of December 30th, when I wrote how 'NotMorrissey' aka Our Mozzer aka @MorrisseysWorld had tweeted on December 28th, "Now that I've removed the mindless 'celebs' from my timeline, I lack targets for my wit." The following day I posted a whole list of interview questions for Our Mozzer, but it looks like they have been ignored.

Without the 'celebs' to pick on, 'NotMorrissey' has spent the past five days interacting more than ever with members of the BlueRoseSociety. As I write this, 'NotMorrissey' is following 80 people on his twitter account, and his own follower numbers stand at 7,927. Follower numbers had recently climbed back up to over 8,000, but a combination of 'NotMorrissey'; no longer picking on celebs, frightening people with talk of EVIL, and ideal chit chat with the 'Deluded Dozen', has driven away the more casual observers. I should point out that the 'Deluded Dozen' actually amount to far more than just twelve people, but the 'Deluded Dozen' has a certain ring about it. In the fullness of history, I have NO doubt that MANY people will claim to have been among the 'Deluded Dozen', in much the same way that EVERYBODY claims to have been at the Sex Pistols first concert in Manchester, at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in June 1976. As far as I'm concerned, we are ALL the 'Deluded Dozen.'


THE ORIGINAL DELUDED DOZEN - THEY WERE GIVEN POWER AND TOLD TO CAST OUT UNCLEAN SPIRITS, WE HAVE HAD TO BUY OUR OWN ROSES (THAT'S RECESSION FOR YOU) AND TOLD TO CAST OUT SOLOW


MORRISSEY AT THE SEX PISTOLS FIRST CONCERT IN MANCHESTER - CAN YOU SPOT HIM?

'NOTMORRISSEY'S' TWITTERDILLY HIGHLIGHTS DEC 29TH 2012:

"Like Rimbaud's Ophelia, great visions strangled your words. An axe was held tightly in cold fingers. It struck your soft neck. This flimsy life is but a flickering flame in the rain. A paving stone tripped me up. I cried." Are these words perhaps an extract from 'NotMorrissey's' novel?

"I wonder what historians will write about the BlueRoseSociety"

(In reply to my tweet saying that very few comments had been left on my latest blog entry) "@TheRatsBack I had no comments for 18 months - except the fake ones of course!" I then replied, "@MorrisseysWorld My early bloggings have received no comments. They will be read one day, as everybody looks to unravel your story." 'NotMorrissey' retweeted my tweet, now WHY would a 'fake' Morrissey do THAT? Hmm.

"I've lightened up in recent months. Has anyone noticed I'm less Morrisseyesque? (Because HE would NEVER do that!)"


LIGHTEN UP 'NOTMORRISSEY'

DEC 29TH HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED:

"I'll return to bleak rhymeless poetry and morbidly witty insights after the new year."

"What if I post a picture of my hairy back and thereby prove I'm just a chap in a bedsit with too much time on his hands?"

NOTMORRISSEY AKA OUR MOZZER ?

DEC 29TH HIGHLIGHTS CNTD:

"The Smiths only happened because I walked home in the rain once too often." Loughton Lil responded, "And where does the blame lie for a solo career? A chance encounter with Boz in a back street record shop? A migraine?" 'NotMorrissey' replied, "The gel on my quiff repelled the raindrops and left me dry. Hence the solo career."

"The older I get, the less hope remains, and the more important my only surviving hope becomes: my next album."

"My next album - thanks to ventilators, IV medications and round-the-clock nursing care - IS coming to a record store near you soon."

"Oh, am I droning on? Am I boring you all? Why can't I just tweet about what I've eaten and how much I love my fans?"

JUSTIN BIEBER - LIFE IS FAR SIMPLER IN HIS WORLD

DEC 30TH 2012 HIGHLIGHTS :

"Suffering makes one, success strengthens one and fame breaks one."

(In response to '@sorcha69' tweeting, "There is nobody that can do what he (Russell Brand) can nor anybody as quick witted or honest in his field. He is surpassable.") "Well Russell is certainly the world's leading expert at repeating, in a mad voice, what the other person just said."

MORRISSEY WITH THE WORLD'S LEADING EXPERT IN MAD VOICED REPEATING

DEC 30TH HIGHLIGHTS CNTD:

"Being single at 53 doesn't make one a bespectacled monster of repressed sexuality - I personally wear contacts!" (I LOVE this quote.)

"Sometimes I think there's no point following anybody else but myself on Twitter."

"@Bravevampire I hope you have a BlueRoseSociety t-shirt in XL for the seminal artist-"

(In reply to my tweet informing '@MorrisseysWorld' that the Solowers are accusing him of being Marcus 'The Greek' Markou aka '@PapaSonsFilm') "I've been everybody, from Joyce to Broken to TheRatsBack to Tseng (!) to Julia Riley and now I'm @PapaSonsFilm." Marcus 'The Greek' Markou rather amusingly replied, "Really... For MW the light at the end of the tunnel is a train heading his way... For me, it's a light!"

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT, BUT IS THAT LIGHT OPTIMISM OR DEATH?

DEC 30TH HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED:

"Singing teaches us who we are; speaking teaches us who we are not; rapping teaches us b*gger all."

"Those dewy October sunsets in Bloomsbury; scrawling words on the bench in marker pen; the strangest smile like candyfloss laced with poison." The novel again?

DEC 31ST 2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

"I Have Forgiven Jesus." A possibility of being added to the setlist?

"Well"

"I wonder" Could 'Well I Wonder ALSO be another song on the new setlist, or is it a reference to 'I Have Forgiven Jesus' being added?

IS 'JESUS' COMING TO NEW YORK, OR 'JUST' THE MOZZIAH?


(In response to '@edronmonds' comment that he didn't like the MW blog article about EVIL) "The Blog's purpose is not to entertain and cater to. It is art; either you join us on the journey, or you do not."
I particularly like this tweet because once again it is MORRISSEY and not NotMorrissey!

"Another stifled New Year's Eve - with my hands on my hips, I flop on my swivel chair, with a gut full of gin, and a BlueRoseSociety Pin."


OUR MOZZER ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, OR MANCLAD COUNTING THE NUMBER OF ROSES HE FAILED TO GIVE IN 2012?

NEW YEAR'S EVE HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED:

(In response to President Kyle (@MozKidKyle) posting his video of 'Everyday Is Like Sunday') '@MozKidKyle It would be funny if the real Morrissey recognises you from the Youtube video in New York, Kyle."

"I'm wishing you all a Mozerable New Year. I'll certainly be bringing it in in Mozerable style, alone in one's chilly bedsit. NoTv."

"My solo career is what happens when, instead of jumping the hurdles, you walk slowly around every single one."

11.55 am GMT: I have run out of time! I shall now go and present the Twitterdilly Arms Top 10 2012 to the masses in the Twit Arms, and then I shall leave the house. I have a short flight to catch, and then a busy afternoon. I shall write tomorrow with 'NotMorrissey's' twitter highlights of the first two days of this year, and hopefully I will find the time to tell WHY I am called TheRatsBack, and also mention the book I am currently gripped by. It is an autobiography of a VERY funny man.

THE TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 20 - 2012

1. TROUBLE LOVES ME - MORRISSEY
2. HEART - RITA PAVONE
3. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 2012) - MORRISSEY
4. LIFE IS A PIGSTY (LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2007) - MORRISSEY
5. LET ME KISS YOU (LIVE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 2012) - MORRISSEY
6. I KNOW IT'S OVER (LIVE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 2012) - MORRISSEY
7. LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME (LIVE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 2012) - MORRISSEY
8. HOW SOON IS NOW? (LIVE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 2012) - MORRISSEY
9. YOU HAVE KILLED ME (LIVE IN BOGOTA 2012) - MORRISSEY
10. COME BACK TO CAMDEN - MORRISSEY
11. I'VE CHANGED MY PLEA TO GUILTY - MORRISSEY
12. STILL ILL (LIVE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 2012) - MORRISSEY
13. SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGAN (LIVE) - MORRISSEY
14. SCANDINAVIA - MORRISSEY
15. REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN - THE SMITHS
16. PEOPLE ARE THE SAME EVERYWHERE - MORRISSEY
17. ACTION IS MY MIDDLE NAME - MORRISSEY
18. DEAR GOD, PLEASE HELP ME - MORRISSEY
19. SPEEDWAY (LIVE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 2012) - MORRISSEY
20. DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER - THE SMITHS

14 comments:

  1. Cilla Slack aka Kellie the Crisp3 January 2013 at 13:03

    Ahhhh thanks again Rat. I am so glad you find the time to do this for us... The Top 10 was a bit quick but you're leaving on a jet plane and all... And I wish Our Mozzer could have been there but I did get some rice cakes and that's what is important. Life is a Pigsty/How Soon is Now should've been No. 1!!! Onward and upward for the US and Blue Rose!! xxx

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  2. All alone..done for.. viva peter pan

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  3. The first tweet that you mentioned ("Rimbaud's Ophelia") is from the mesmerizing Surrealist Essay on Enmity. Thank you Rats for all the work you put into the Top 100 and into this blog - some very funny pictures and captions today. I love the 'cast out Solow' bit and Manc counting on his fingers!

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    1. Yes, the Jesus one with the cast out solow caption would make a great stage background or t-shirt!

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  4. haha rat well at least from my tweet i got a pic of russ on ya blog i love that interview russ seems such a star struck child when faced with his idol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG5U_fuGKAc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB5cGosBIHY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF_XsL8vvhw i divvint wnt MW to end lets hope we continue to screw over so-low x

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  5. Thank you Rat, for this post and for the fantastic chart today! I think is possible IFJ on the setlist for the new concerts and this would be the SIGN! Why do'nt you understand my note about Bobby Britt? Am I srong remembering you asking why there was his pic on Morrisseysworld? Now I have to say a very strange coincidence: this past summer I was in Glasgow, exactly in the same hotel with Rob Baker...I discover it on december because he tweeted a pic of Albert Square! Life is coincidence!Cheers!

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  6. hey when on my phone at work i couldn't see my picture, how apt, me as the local paraffin, on second thoughts it has to be our mozzer, i mean look at what he's drinking its a couple of bottles of wine..one i cant count and two it would be woodpecker cider

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  7. Five hours to write your blog? Pfft!! One hour ....and 4 hours googling pictures.
    Sorry to have missed the end of the final countdown, but pleased to see that my beloved Scandinavia made it to the top 20 - indeed 3 of the 'new' songs in the top 20. Shame that Art(nothyphen)Hounds has not been played live more. My life is opera or my life is a book? I only hear opera.

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  8. Almost forgot - the pic with the roses was not the original MW heading.

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    2. Thanks. Yup that was first one I saw as well. No idea if there was a different one before that.

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    3. Thank you both, I have changed it.

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  9. Great blog today and love the photos, especially
    the frinky picture of Father Morrissey !

    The Top Ten was great and there were quite a few
    of us due to the extended holiday.

    We shall miss you when you go on tour Rats.

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  10. Forgot our anniversary, I have been following your blog 1 year as of Dec 26 and it keeps getting better. Hope you are having a good New Year. Don't know where you get your pictures, but the hairy back guy and the bearded gent look like most of the men in my town. UGH! And is one reason I seldom go to town. I am looking forward to the title of the book that has you so gripped. I read voraciously, but rotate the subject i.e. mystery, historic fiction, non fiction, thriller, classic, porn...so I am due for autobiography and am hoping you will recommend a good one.

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