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Friday, 13 September 2013

Day 730 - Penguin Have Cold Feet!

I have decided to poke my head out from my self imposed exile because of the following statement that has been issued on


12 September 2013
Autobiography Artwork
Although Morrissey's Autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16th, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse. No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher.

The most common reaction from Morrissey's fans on social media sites and on various websites has been, "We didn't even know that there WAS a book." It's MorrisseysWorld all over again! At a time when nobody had ever heard of MorrisseysWorld, Morrissey publicised it on True-To-You with this statement:


14 May 2011
Morrissey would like it known that the site known as Morrisseysworld.blogspot is fake. Morrissey has no connection with the site and is therefore not the author of anything written on the site.

He then further publicised MorrisseysWorld three months later with the following 'message' on TTY:


19 August 2011
Morrissey has no connection with the site called Morrisseysworld.blogspot. Whoever is on this site/page claiming to be Morrissey is certainly NOT Morrissey. Please be warned. Thank you.
Ten US dates for Morrissey will be announced this coming Monday. All dates will take place in November. Morrissey is now represented in the US by William Morris Agency.

I have a hunch that Morrissey's autobiography, which is brilliantly entitled, 'Autobiography', will STILL be released by Penguin. I may be wrong, and the word, "collapse" does seem quite final, but I just have a hunch, and what is more, the book cover just looks SO perfect!

 If the Penguin deal IS off, then we should be in for an exciting time as publishers fight it out to get their hands on the autobiography of the century, and rumours will no doubt start to emerge as to who might have signed him. Irvine Welsh has probably got it right with his observation:

Morrissey is a marketing genius. People are going to be talking about the biog that never was for years, and what was in it.

Could it be that the next TTY statement could mirror the TTY 'message' above, and go along the lines of, "Morrissey has no connection with any publishing house for his autobiography. Please be warned. Thank you. Ten UK dates for Morrissey will be announced this coming Monday"? Or perhaps, "Morrissey has found a publisher who is prepared to print his autobiography IN FULL." Now THAT would get the excitement going!

Oh the theatre of it all! And if this new statement ISN'T just a publicity stunt, then WHAT exactly WAS the, "content" that gave Penguin cold feet?

Back to exile.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Day 719 (I think!) - Back to Reality

It has been 5 weeks since the MorrisseysWorld blog closed down, and TRM (The Real Morrissey) has not been seen or heard from in ages. The next part of my hilariously funny parody story, 'To Wreck, My Own Way' would have spelled out WHY I believe Morrissey has gone to ground, but as only six people bothered leaving any sort of praise for my hard graft on 'Act 1 Scene 2', I have decided NOT to bother publishing it... and anyway, I think I have a severe case of rhinitis coming on!

The Morrissey 25 LIVE film has now found it's way onto the silver screen, and the reviews have been really positive from the fans, and shit from those who don't like Morrissey! NOBODY seems to have picked up on the BLUE ROSE, which I suppose was A) Inevitable and B) Rather Pleasing. There is NO C).

With NO Moz and NO MorrisseysWorld, there really is no point in me sitting around waiting. I closed my twitter account a couple of weeks ago and the reality is that I will NEVER become a playwright or writer because I am far too lazy, so therefore, on Wednesday, I am going back to work.

It has been a blast.



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