Just before the MorrisseysWorld website disappeared, the author pledged that he would reappear if there was, "an official photograph with a blue rose and Morrissey together." Yesterday I reported that a new twitter account had appeared, with the user name, '@RealMorrissey'. Many of the MorrissysWorlders/Blue Rosers/Deluded Dozen have taken this new account with a pinch of salt, but as I wrote yesterday, anybody bold enough to use the name 'Real Morrissey' can't be ignored, especially when one of their first tweets was:
I wrote yesterday that I had seen no such 'official photograph'... but now I have! The company distributing the new Morrissey 25:Live film are called Specticast, and on their website, they have three promo images to promote the film. One of the photos is the one below, which shows Morrissey with a BLUE ROSE hanging from his right trouser pocket, just after he took it from nine year old Devan.
THE 'OFFICIAL' PHOTOGRAPH OF MORRISSEY AND THE BLUE ROSE (TAKEN BY SCOTT UCIDA)
MORRISSEY REACHING TO RECEIVE THE BLUE ROSE FROM DEVAN AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
So, IS this new twitter account REALLY Morrissey? If it is, we must surely take this as the 'Second Coming' of The Mozziah. Perhaps after four years of subtle hints, suggestions and signs via MorrisseysWorld, Morrissey has decided to make it a little more obvious. As I wrote yesterday, would Morrissey really let an imposter use the twitter name 'Real Morrissey', and let somebody pass themselves off as him?
One thing is for sure, this new twitter account is starting to stir up interest, as Morrissey fans ask 'is it or isn't it?' In the first thirty six hours, the '@RealMorrissey' account has amassed 37 followers. Here are some of the tweets:
Could this mean that Morrissey will be announcing on True-To-You.net that he has now joined twitter?
In response to James Russell tweeting about BLUE ROSE yesterday, 'Real Morrissey' tweeted:
I meant to write yesterday, and completely forgot, that 'Broken' had recently mentioned on the MW blog, that when Morrissey accepted the Blue Rose Ring from Vulgar Angie at the Staples Center, he used the words, "as in the flower." I had always thought that Morrissey had said, "and a flower?", as though he was asking for a rose. Earlier today I decided to listen to the audio again on Youtube, but when I tried to find it, it had gone! I tweeted 'Real Morrissey' to ask if it's disappearance had been anything to do with him, and he replied:
I will continue to watch '@RealMorrissey' with interest. Is this the second coming? Time as ever.
Finally for today, I have recently been contacted on twitter by somebody called '@DrDevereux', who apparently is the co-editor of a book that I've never heard of called, 'Morrissey: Fandom'. He sought my views on the current 'Morrissey situation'. I pointed him in the direction of MorrisseysWorld and... he BLOCKED me! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? WHAT ARE THEY SCARED OF? Anyway, Dr Devereux is giving a speech about Morrissey and fandom at the IFI Dublin on Aug 26th, just before the new film is screened, but as Dr D is oblivious to the fact that the film is a coded link to the Blue Rose, I would suggest his talk is pointless, so I will instead watch the film at the Vue in Portsmouth, with a box of popcorn and a diet coke!
*Goes off singing* Trouble loves me, trouble needs me, two things more than you do....
STOP PRESS: This just in from the MW chat: