I am terribly sorry that the next three shows have been moved back. The worst is for the best. I am certainly on the road to recovery, but caution and prevention demand further IV blood work lest I keel over and die before your very eyes. I apologize to an almost annoying degree for any trouble I've caused to anyone by way of travel plans and dog-sitters and ticket-outlay and re-molded hairstyles. I should be as fit as a ferret for San Diego. Please don't be too appalled if you see me out and about this week in the Hollywood area. Perversely, it's all in accordance with doctor's orders: to have myself re-integrated with the call of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd; the flash of light and the full thrust of mosh-pit sound. Illness turns the body into a complete stranger, and I'll be testing the capabilities of my strides at the most unlikely music shows this week. The will to get on with it runs strong. Even death can be used as a springboard. For those scholars who are heatedly curious, my ulcer is now under reins, even if neither asleep nor dead, but the continued cause for concern is a slightly embarrassing absence of blood – most of which the bleeding ulcer relieved me of. Anemia sets its own terms with quite obvious biological conclusions, and I have spent these last weeks under expert medical care in Los Angeles with an almost erotic dependency on various IV drips. Sitting around reading indecent books is no substitute for continuing the tour, but my progress holds great promise and Flint shall not escape quite so lightly. We are all at the mercy of biological chance, and I once again beg for your liberal tolerance. If you bump into me this week at a heavy rock show, please understand that I'm lowering myself into the cut and thrust after weeks on ice - horizontal, with sockets empty of eyes. In the midst of the abyss, I'm saved by the news that tickets for the tour continue to sell very well, and my straightjacket twitches with excited gratitude. But the patient must be patient. Our goal, now, is San Diego, by which time my blood-work shall have finally taken its course and I shall be shot from a cannon and might even be equipped with an extra eye. We just never know, do we? Being on life's danger list, I've found, actually prevents you from thinking about how you are, and there's a bread-like warmth in giving in to whatever was meant for you and whatever wasn't. The only critical mistake might be to confuse your pre-med with creativity - which is certainly worth the confusion if it renders you not fully present in your own life. Finally, I gorge myself on thanks for the many and varied messages of support that I've received over these recent four weeks. They have yanked me out of prolonged mood dips and cured a crisis of spirits. I fully realize that the word 'cancellation' in every known dictionary is followed by my own name, but no morale drops as low as my own at the mere suggestion of re-jigging shows. I sincerely ask for your pardon and your understanding. As for those of you who claim to now be officially sick to death of me - if this is really true, then why exactly are you reading this? As a matter of fact, I am even prepared to humble myself to nothing before those who carp; you see, any hospital-stay leaves us in danger of becoming unnecessarily agreeable. Life will right itself.
Whatever happens, I love you.
16 February 2013
MORRISSEY 'OUT AND ABOUT' IN LA (I WONDER IF THE GUY ON THE RIGHT IS AWARE THAT HE STILL HAS SOME HAIR HIDING AROUND THE BACK OF HIS HEAD? COULD THIS MYSTERY MAN BE THE HIRSUTE 'OUR MOZZER'?)
It is of course just a coincidence that my question about Denver was answered so quickly on TTY, and has nothing to do with this blog whatsoever, but Heathercat has left comment on my blog entry of Friday to suggest that the indepth description of the 'bleeding ulcer' on the TTY statement MAY have been in response to my enquiry of Friday, particularly as the statement uses the word 'scholars', a word which, according to Heathercat, has been used in the past by 'Our Mozzer' on the MorrisseysWorld blog to describe Following The Mozziah.
I have to confess that the TTY statement about an anemic Moz, didn't make me think of this blog, but instead conjured up a picture of Moz as Oscar Wilde's nightingale, singing and bleeding to death (To Give, is the reason I live), but the word 'scholar' certainly isn't an everyday word. Perhaps we MorrisseysWorlders look at these TTY statements far too deeply, but after all these months of l'00'king for signs, it is hard not to. My memory is so bad that I don't remember the word scholar even being used by MW, but once again, the WHOLE of the TTY statement reads as though it could have come from the MW blog, as TRM (The Real Morrissey) gets funnier and funnier with his statements. A touch with death certainly doesn't seem to have dulled his sense of humour.
THE NIGHTINGALE 'OUT AND ABOUT' IN LA - ABSENT OF BLOOD... BUT WITH THE TRADE MARK WRY SMILE STILL INTACT
One of my favourite quotes from the latest TTY statement is the, "after weeks on ice - horizontal, with sockets empty of eyes." The eyes are of course known as the 'windows of the soul', so I guess Moz was declaring that his soul had temporarily died.
"SOCKETS EMPTY OF EYES"
The statement mentions 'eye' again when dealing with the subject of the 'comeback' concert in San Diego on Feb 27th, saying, ''I shall be shot from a canon and might even be equipped with an extra eye." Could this be a 'sign' that we should look out for an 'O' hand gesture in San Diego, or could it be another 'bingo' reference, with 'Kelly's eye' being the bingo reference for the number '1', which could suggest that the extra 'eye'/'one' is an extra song in SD, perhaps even a double song encore? Maybe the 'extra one' could be an 'extra' band member or even a 'guest' singer!
ROSA 'ZAZEL' RICHTER - THE FIRST HUMAN CANONBALL
There has been no sign of either Our Mozzer or Broken in the Twitterdilly Arms, but a number of MorrisseysWorlders have been sending Broken 'get well soon' messages. This is rather bizarre because Broken HASN'T been ill. Even after all this time, the MorrisseysWorlders are confusing TRM with the 'characters' he has created. If Steve Coogan was ill, you wouldn't wish Alan Partridge a speedy recovery. The Twitterdilly Arms should be seen as a fictious pub on either a stage or film set. Morrissey happens to play a number of parts in the MW play, including the 'Parody Morrissey' aka 'Our Mozzer' or 'NotMorrissey', and he also plays the part of Our Mozzer's right hand man, the gay medicine man known as 'Broken', who has a particular weakness for professional footballers. These 'characters' are NOT Morrissey. I suppose it makes sense for 'Parody Moz' to have an illness, but I think his illness should be the '(Alan) Bennett's Asparagus', or the 'bleedin' ulcer', as opposed to TRM having 'Barrett's Oesophagus' (Optional O at the beginning) and a 'bleeding ulcer'. It's all about the subtle differences.
Hold on, I've just realised who the stubble faced man next to Morrissey in the top photo is..... it's none other than 'journeyman' footballer Kevin Phillilps. Could this man actually be 'Broken', who along with the hirsute man on the right, have concocted the whole of MorrisseysWorld from the 'inside'? It would certainly explain Broken's footballer fetish!
KEVIN 'BROKEN' PHILLIPS - THE INSIDER BEHIND MORRISSEYSWORLD?
Finally, a number of months ago, Our Mozzer was ripped to shreds on twitter for making fun of Danny Baker, a crass UK broadcaster who loves the sound of his own voice. The reason everybody ripped into Our Mozzer was because Danny Baker, unbeknown to Our Mozzer, had been ill with cancer. This week, Danny Baker has been ridiculing an ill Moz on twitter, and yet NONE of those who tore into Our Mozzer have been seen. It's a funny old world, it's Morrissey's world.
DANNY 'CRASS' BAKER - WHO BEARS AN UNCANNY RESEMBLANCE TO THE HIRSUTE 'OUR MOZZER' FROM THE PHOTO AT THE TOP. COULD IT POSSIBLY BE THAT MORRISSEYSWORLD IS THE WORK OF KEVIN PHILLIPS AND DANNY BAKER?
TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 10 - WEEK BEGINNING SUNDAY FEB 17TH 2013
1. LOST - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxNJi40nuF4
2. I WANT THE ONE I CAN'T HAVE (DIE NEVER) (LIVE IN WARSAW JULY 2011) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF2zcrnvLtw
3. ALL THE LAZY DYKES (LIVE IN POMONA NOV 2011) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42EMVU5-AEI
4. YOU SAY YOU DON'T LOVE ME - MORRISSEY (UP 15) - MORRISSEY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEnc3LVo3L4
5. INTERLUDE - MORRISSEY & SIOUXSIE (RE-ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Bh-G9whv4
6. I'D LOVE TO - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EDttFUX1oU
7. HONEY, YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDDOU07o2bw
8. HALF A PERSON - THE SMITHS (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtYfauU31Qs
9. LET ME KISS YOU (LIVE IN READING, PA JAN 2013) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TThcT_ysXOA
10. WELCOME TO MY WORLD - DEAN MARTIN (RE-ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX7BAfXn85Y