THE RAT - BACK AT WORK
I still don't know how often I will be able to write my blog entries now that I am back at work, but I DO know that I have to keep telling the story of MorrisseysWorld. I have given up twitter because it is so time consuming, although I will continue to peek in occasionally and also try to keep my silly little Tuesday chart show going.
It would appear from Thursday onwards, as the Morrissey tour bus was parked in Flint, things went from bad to worse.
THE MORRISSEY BAND TOUR BUS, PARKED UP IN A LAYBY IN FLINT LAST THURSDAY
Shortly after the announcement that the three concerts were off, it was announced by Kristeen Young that her mother had sadly passed away. All then went quiet for a day, until a statement was issued by Morrissey's publicist, Lauren (not Laura as reported in most media publications) Papapietro on Saturday afternoon, that Morrissey had been admitted into the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, about 60 miles south of Flint. Lauren's statement said that Morrissey was being treated for a suspected bladder infection, but on Sunday, a further statement from Papapietro confirmed that Morrissey in fact had a bleeding ulcer and that six further concerts would therefore be postponed. It was further stated that the tour will be resuming in Las Vegas on Saturday February 9th.
LAUREN PAPAPIETRO - MORRISSEY PUBLICIST
Two things are instantly noticeable about Lauren's twitter profile picture (above), firstly, she is doing the devil horn sign that was often portrayed on the MorrisseysWorld blog, and secondly, she is wearing an outfit not dissimilar to the one worn by the woman who kissed Moz in Atlanta, or wherever it was, six or seven years ago! What IS it with Moz and cheetah/leopard skin clad women? I hope for Lauren's sake that it's not real or her chances of issuing another statement on Morrissey's behalf will be about the same as 'Lawnmower' Mike Joyce's chances of ever drumming for The Smiths again.
And very briefly on the subject of 'Lawnmower Mike', before I start on far more important subjects, he has recently been quoted in The Sun, telling the story of a dream he has had, where The Smiths reform and open their first concert with 'Hand in Glove.' He also tells The Sun that he is now "a much better player than I was." What Joyce DIDN'T explain in the article, is that he tried to shaft Morrissey for a million pound, and that it is now 'records' he plays, and NOT the drums! I guess 'Lawnmower Mike' should just 'Carry On Dreaming', and let Anthony Burulcich continue to keep the beat to whatever Smiths songs Morrissey (the writer of the said Smiths songs, which actually are Morrissey songs, not Smiths songs) decides to sing. Goodnight Mike, sweet dreams.
MIKE JOYCE - DREAMER
Before Morrissey's Thursday night's concert in Flint was called off, it was initially brought forward by an hour, but presumably the sickness bug on the tour bus just made playing impossible. We don't of course know which members of the band were affected/infected the worst, but Boz Boorer had NOT worn the face mask in Columbus, so presumably he was getting better.
It comes as NO surprise to us MorrisseysWorlders that Morrissey has been taken ill, because in the MW chat room, before the tour even started, Our Mozzer told those present, that he was thinking of cancelling the tour because he didn't feel well. Despite all the shit that Morrissey is always given by the users of the 'Scum Cesspit' website (Morrissey-Solo.com if you are new to these parts) every time he cancels a concert, perhaps Mozzer felt that he just couldn't let his audiences down by cancelling the tour, especially having already postponed it once, or perhaps he just didn't want to admit to himself that he was ill, or maybe he thought the pain would go away!
I was going to write a parody piece about Morrissey's illness today, which I may still write later this week if I get the chance, but the whole 'Bleedin' Ulcer' thing has struck me as VERY Kenneth Williams, who suffered dreadfully from stomach ulcers and was known to be in considerable pain from them before he died. Williams was actually due to have an operation to solve his ulcer problem, but it has been said that he couldn't face the intrusiveness of such an operation, and subsequently chose to take his own life instead. Others have argued that Williams would NEVER have willingly taken a fatal overdose while his elderly mother was still alive, but his final diary entry of "Oh, what's the bloody point?" does tend to suggest that he probably knew what he was doing and had just lost the will to continue living such a meaningless and painful life. There are SO many similarities between Morrissey and Williams and you could just imagine one of Morrissey's diary entries being just like this one of Williams':
"Had Sid, Hattie, Joan, Barbara, Bernard and Charlie around for dinner. They were all perfectly awful except for Barbara whom I love more than anything else in the world, and even she is a stupid cunt."
KENNETH WILLIAMS - SUFFERED FROM ULCERS
Whatever made Morrissey decide to go ahead with this current tour, despite feeling ill, the one thing we 'do' KNOW, is that Morrissey lives for the stage, so he would have desperately not wanted to cancel any concerts, so it is my guess that either the pain of the bleeding ulcer ultimately became too much to bear, or perhaps Morrissey simply took the opportunity of a few cancelled concerts to have himself checked out, knowing that something didn't feel right, and the diagnosis was worse than he thought, although actually, I wouldn't be surprised if he KNEW there was something seriously wrong.
MORRISSEY IN COLUMBUS, AT THE LAST CONCERT BEFORE BEING HOSPITALIZED. DID HE KNOW HE WAS ILL? I THINK SO. (PHOTO TAKEN FROM SOUTHKIRK KIRKY'S NO.1 MORRISSEY PHOTOS WEBSITE - ONLYPICSOFMOZ.BLOGSPOT.COM)
Another thing we MorrisseysWorlders have gotten to KNOW about Morrissey, is that he LOVES conspiracy theories, and he no doubt stumbles across, and reads, loads and loads of theories on the internet. One such conspiracy theory that I am sure has grabbed his attention, despite him having no particular interest in the subject matter, is the conspiracy theory regarding the death of Princess Diana.
When I first discovered the MW blog, there was a link on it to a website that had all sorts of theories connecting Morrissey's lyrics to the death of Diana, particularly centered around the Queen is Dead album and There is a Light That Never Goes Out. I am sure that Morrissey didn't think for one minute that at the time of release his album and song had anything to do with Diana, but the fact that the future Queen of England went on to die in a darkened underpass has not gone unnoticed by the Diana conspiracy theorists. The fact that Our Mozzer had placed a link to it on MW shows that he was at least intrigued by the connection, and whether he had Diana in mind when he originally wrote the lyrics, which is unlikely, perhaps there is something to be said that Morrissey could be a modern day prophet, although I have to admit, I've never been a believer in such things before and certainly have no religious beliefs.
AND IN A DARKENED UNDERPASS....
Heather Cat has brought to my attention another website devoted to conspiracy theories concerning Diana's death, and both MorrisseysWorld and FollowingTheMozziah are mentioned. What is more, from an entry made on the website by it's moderator 'loopDloop' on January 10th of this year, it looks very much as though Morrissey himself could well have read the website. 'loopDloop' posted a picture of Morrissey's Alma Matters cover on the website (another Moz song linked to Diana) and the following day, Our Mozzer wrote his 'MorrisseysWorld Order' article which included the picture of himself with his hand inside an overcoat. Quite possibly just a coincidence, but here is the Diana site, and it is VERY interesting. This link is just to page 4, which mentions MW and FTM, but other parts of it are worth reading if you are interested in conspiracy theories: http://letsrollforums.com/lady-diana-spencer-limo-t28930p4.html
OUR MOZZER - AS FEATURED ON MW AND THE PRINCESS DIANA CONSPIRACY WEBSITE
What is quite amusing to read on page 4 of the Diana conspiracy website, is that 'loopDloop', who has NO interest in the whole MW story, observes, "I had no idea of the fun going on at a blog called Morrissey's World, until I learned on his wikipedia page that Morrissey has publically (sic) denied being the author of this blog on four separate occasions. Now, I don't know about you, but when someone denies four times publically (sic) something, well, you just know it has to be true, right?"
How ironic that an outsider can see in an instant what Morrissey fans have been unable to see in months/years. The Diana conspiracy website has opened my eyes to a number of other things connected to Morrissey which I didn't know, including RED, WHITE and BLUE being the colours of 'Media Fakery.' These three colours are of course being used on Morrissey's drum kits. 'Media Fakery' basically involves the media issuing propaganda stories to the public that aren't true. Conspiracy theorists think 'Media Fakery' is used by the powers that be to control the masses, quite often by fear, with events such as 9/11 being a terrorist attack a prime example.
Certain articles on the MW blog would tend to suggest that Morrissey likes a good conspiracy theory, or at least keeps an open mind to such things. Most people don't want to even THINK about a number of subjects which takes them out of their comfort zone, and I confess, I am quite often guilty of that myself, but this whole MW phenomenon has not only made me open my own mind more, it has got me interested in things that I would have previously ignored.
One of the other things from the Diana site that has aroused my interest, is the mention of a man called Aleister Crowley. Here is his Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley
I won't go into any more detail about Crowley because I have run out of time, and what is more, he isn't directly linked to the MW story. There is a Light That Never Goes Out was released on Crowley's birthdate, which is of course just a coincidence, but the Diana theorists love it!
Devil Horned Publicists, Bleedin' Ulcered Pop Stars, Dreaming Former Drummers, Ulcer Ridden Comedians, Conspiracy Theorists, Media Fakery, Prophets, Blue Roses...... did you miss me? Welcome back to Following The Mozziah, welcome back to the World of Morrissey, all we need now is MorrisseysWorld, but in the mean time, here's the chart:
THE TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 10 - WEEK BEGINNING SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY 2013
1. THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE (LIVE IN PORT CHESTER NY) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy91_AuxwAA
2. MEAT IS MURDER (LIVE IN PITTSBURGH PA) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjGwln0IMoo
3. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT (+ RANT) (LIVE IN COLUMBUS OH) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsITuqktiA
MORRISSEY LOOKS AT MY BLUE ROSE IN BROOKLYN
(WHICH HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THIS BLOG ENTRY)