On Saturday, a press release was posted on True To You, stating that Morrissey's concert in San Francisco was not taking place due to his ongoing medical condition. A further statement on Sunday explained that, "Morrissey is presently being treated in San Francisco for "double pneumonia", but remains on course to headline the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City on March 14." The statement also added that the San Fran concert had been re-arranged for May 1 and that a recently added show for April 5 at Washington's National Theater (sic, it's bloody theatre!) had "sold out within eight seconds". Just to prove that Morrissey's humor (sic, shit, now I'm at it) hasn't deserted him, the following was added to the statement:
"Morrissey has apologized for the "extreme and silly" venue security at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Theater during his show there (March 8), commenting: "place an obese McDonalds fry-girl into a venue security uniform and she is suddenly Eva Braun."
ARLENE SCHNITZER SECURITY
Despite Morrissey's continued illness, he will be DETERMINED to play the Vive Latino Festival, not just because he must feel a great sense of achievement at STILL being a headline act after 30 years in the business, but also because he won't want to let down his extremely loyal Mexican fans. It seems to me that Morrissey's Mexican fans love him unconditionally, whereas far too many of Morrissey's UK and US fans, especially on Solow, seem to be more concerned with picking holes and finding fault in everything he says or sings, which is something that I just CANNOT, CANNOT understand. Why can't ALL Morrissey fans be like the latinos, and just love and support their idol? The whole Blue Rose phenomenon is a perfect example of the attitude of the negative fans who, rather than embrace a creative idea that involves the person that they are supposed to adore, instead try to ridicule and destroy it.
LATINO LOVE FOR MOZ - UNCONDITIONAL
Despite the TTY statement emphasizing that Morrissey's illnesses are ongoing, the hatred from Solow hit new lows yesterday with Uncle Skinny, as usual, leading the way. A 'real' fan would just send a simple 'get well soon' message, but Skinny instead took to his computer to write, "It's a little odd to have "double pneumonia" in quotation marks. Is that the actual diagnosis or someone's description of an ailment? Either it's true or it's not. If it is double pneumonia, just say it is, rather than put it in quotes. Otherwise one interpretation would be "Oh, it feels like double pneumonia."
Skinny, who is the main moderator on the Solow website, seems to spend his whole life questioning and criticising EVERYTHING that Morrissey does, and only last week, when commenting on the forthcoming re-release of 'Playboys', Skinny wrote, "With the release of this issue, it pretty much means that the vault is empty as far as recorded unreleasable material goes." WHERE IS THE LOGIC IN THAT?
WHY does this wretched man bother running a Morrissey website, when it is obvious that he has completely fallen out of love with Morrissey, it just doesn't make sense. On the other hand, Skinny just cannot heap enough sycophantic praise on Johnny Marr, and issued this statement last week, "Congratulations to Johnny for a great album." Skinny also posted a video of Marr singing 'Stop Me' and added, "This is pretty bloody special."
I have no reason to bash Johnny Marr, but his album ISN'T "great", it's an album that entered the charts last week at Number 10 on the back of him having been in The Smiths, and fell completely out of the Top 50 this week! "Great" albums don't do that, "great" albums hang around in the charts for more than one week. Marr's vocal version of 'Stop Me' is NOT "bloody special" either, it's "bloody murder". Brian May would never attempt to sing Freddie Mercury's, 'Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy', so Johnny Marr REALLY, REALLY shouldn't be attempting to sing Morrissey lyrics, he is doing NO justice to the song, and NO justice to his own abilities as a musician. The greatness of his guitar playing is overshadowed by the flat singing. Here is JM's 'Stop Me' from last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRJDMaaUVrw.
THE MESSENGER - CRASHED OUT OF THE TOP 50 AFTER JUST 1 WEEK
I had vowed some time ago that I would never mention Uncle Sweaty again within this blogsite, but it is SO difficult whilst he continues to run the website which most Morrissey fans still tend to use. Sweaty continues to censor and block ANYBODY who questions his comments or views. Sweaty's opinions are completely irrelevant, but unfortunately people look to him to tell them how they should interpret things. Former MorrisseysWorlders '@RosyMires' and '@StillICling' hang off his every word, whilst would be journalist 'Rob Pollard' (@_RobPollard) sent a tweet to Sweaty only yesterday asking, "@UncleSkinny Who do you contact about setting up one of these email interviews with Morrissey?" AS IF SKINNY WOULD KNOW, HE KNOWS NOTHING!
Rob Pollard tweeted me six months ago to say, "Anybody in the BlueRoseSociety who genuinely thought the MW blog was Morrissey himself doesn't get him and should probably stop listening to him." He also tweeted, "BlueRoseSociety - the most laughable Twitter cult out there."
Since Pollard called the BRS "the most laughable cult", Morrissey has accepted a Blue Rose on stage at Radio City in October last year, has accepted a Blue Rose at San Diego in February this year, has accepted the Blue Rose Society Ring at Staples Center Los Angeles in front of 20,000 people and has accepted a Blue Rose at Hollywood High earlier this month. I had forgotten all about Pollard until last week, so I tweeted him to ask, "Hi Rod, still think MorrisseysWorld and the Blue Rose thing was a fake?" He replied, "You're so odd", which I guess means he has NO idea that Morrissey has accepted these roses, or he just cannot comprehend that it is true, having dismissed it first time around.
Pollard will never become a proper journalist, as he is unable to open his mind, but then again, very few journalists are 'proper'. I wrote a blog article about why BLUE ROSE and MW COULDN'T be fake six months ago to try and help Pollard and others understand a bit more, but Rod either didn't read it, or just didn't believe me. Do I think he will believe me now? No, because it would be a dent to his pride. Perhaps he would like to read it again, and then if he DOES manage to get himself an email interview with Morrissey, he would have some 'proper' questions to ask. Here is my article from six months ago: http://followingthemozziah.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/i-know-nothing-about-twitter-morrissey.html.
ROB POLLARD - STILL "A LAUGHABLE CU*T"?
And on the subject of poor journalists who can not do their jobs properly, the press world went mad yesterday with a number of headlines, including one by Alison Maloney (@AliMaloney) of The Sun, announcing, "Morrissey hospitalised with pneumonia", despite the TTY statement saying NOTHING of the sort. (See made up Sun story here: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4835794/Morrissey-hospitalised-with-pneumonia.html).
I took to twitter to post, "80% of patients with double pneumonia DON'T require hospitalisation & are treated with antibiotics. Morrissey never said he was hospitalised." My observation was shortly followed by a tweet from Morrissey's PR spokesperson Lauren Papapietro (@laurnpapietro) who tweeted, "I wonder where people get their stories sometimes! Morrissey is not/was not hospitalized in San Francisco. Tour resumes 3/14 (sic, It's 14/3) @ Vive Latino."
ALISON MALONEY (SEATED) - SENSATIONALIST
So, having spent most of this blog entry wasting my time writing about closed minded fools and story tellers, I have somewhat lost the energy to write about Morrissey's concert of last Friday in Portland, or update my readers on the latest situation regarding MorrisseysWorld. Actually, neither will take up much of my time as there is so little to report! The MW blog is still closed, and Morrissey has made NO attempt to claim back the '@MorrisseysWorld' twitter account from me, which means 'Fluff' remains in the dark, unable to carry out his chart duties.
The concert in Portland looks to have been completely missed by the users of Solow, with NOBODY listing the set list. The ONLY thing that Solow has remained useful for in the past four or five years has been the fact that it lists the set list, so now that it is unable to fulfill that simple function, it really IS dead. R.I.P Solow 1997-2013.
There is not a lot of footage on Youtube from Portland, but from the footage that IS there, it shows that it was once again another awesome concert, and nobody would have had a clue that Morrissey was feeling ill again. He must be dosing himself up to the eyeballs, just to get through these shows. Is it killing him? Quite probably, YES! Will he care? Quite probably, NO, singing live IS his life. On a couple of clips, you can actually see Boz Boorer watching Morrissey intently, which he doesn't normally do. Boz is obviously very concerned about Morrissey's health, but I would very much doubt that Morrissey listens to ANYBODY.
One particular thing that stands out from the video footage in Portland, is a solitary RED ROSE that can be seen swaying. I was not aware that any of the Blue Rose Society were going to be at Portland, so I have no idea who it was waving it, and I also have no idea as to whether or not Morrissey took the rose. Perhaps if the rose taker reads this blog, they will leave a comment below.
'One Day Goodbye Will be Farewell' was brought back into the set at Portland, a poignant reminder that we should make the most of every single precious moment that Morrissey is on stage. The pause during Speedway was 'Bengali In Platforms', a favourote of President Kyle's dad.
Finally then for today, and probably the next few days, seeing as Morrissey doesn't return to the stage until the 14th, a BIG congratulations to BLUE ROSE SOCIETY member Marcus Markou (@PapaSonsFilm), whose debut film 'Papadopoulos and Sons' has just been bought by the BBC, we look forward to watching it later this year, after it has finished it's run at Cineworld cinemas, which starts in April.
MARCUS 'PAPA' BLUE ROSE
TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 10 - WEEK BEGINNING SUNDAY MARCH 10TH 2013
1. NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP - RICK ASTLEY (NEW ENTRY)
1. SPEEDWAY + WELL I WONDER (BROKEN'S PROMISE) (LIVE AT DAVIS) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hxW10Jfbp8
3. ALMA MATTERS + A BLUE ROSE BEING 'TAKEN' BY MORRISSEY (LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL) - MORRISSEY (NO CHANGE): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToWcitbV5bg
3. THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNY ANYMORE (LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLyvG0jUVGc
3. THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE (LIVE IN DAVIS) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loR2EeyGhAo
3. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS (LIVE IN PORTLAND & NOTE THE ROSE IN THE AUDIENCE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXe9081Cy6s
3. MALADJUSTED (LIVE IN SEATTLE) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTfEKkXN4eM (Starts after Speedway)
3. ONE DAY GOODBYE WILL BE FAREWELL (LIVE IN PORTLAND) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OkFh7cUfZk
9. THE PRESENTATION TO MOZ OF THE BLUE ROSE RING + OUIJA BOARD (LIVE AT STAPLES CENTER, LA) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 8): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqPAfo3u3_Y
10. WELCOME TO MY WORLD - DEAN MARTIN (NO CHANGE)
The chart was presented in the Twitterdilly Arms at 12.45pm today by '@TheRatsBack'. Fluff will hopefully return..... one day!