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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 True-To-You.net:





Statement

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:



Morrisseysworld.blogspot

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:



Message

19 August 2011
MESSAGE
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.

43 comments:

  1. It is definitely all very Morrisseyesque! Love it!

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  2. Ratty, you got it in one! TTY, 13 September:
    http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_130913_01

    "Clarification
    13 September 2013:

    The publication of Morrissey's Autobiography remains with Penguin Books.
    This is a deal for the UK and Europe, but Morrissey has no contract with a publisher for the U.S. or any other territory.
    As of 13 September, Morrissey and Penguin (UK) remain determined to publish within the next few weeks."

    The last bit, "within the next few weeks" has me excited.

    And, the cover is perfect.

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  3. Delighted to see the update re Morrissey's autobiography. It is a mouth-watering prospect.....

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  4. I want everything I can't have
    And it's driving me mad
    It's all over, all over, all over my face

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  5. I'm loving the theater of it all and the grand publicity that it has generated. Is it really possible that we could have the book in our hands before the year is out? Breathlessly waiting to see how the story unfurls...

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  6. Hi Rat, so happy to read a new post on your blog and more happy beause we can read the autobugraphy soon! I said it before and I got to say it again: Morrissey deserves a PHD on marketing snd communication ad honorem! See you son Rat!

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    1. Yea Romina I cant wait to read Morrissey's side of the story, eh? Exciting!

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  7. What a very clever marketing ploy. If there were people who did not know about Morrissey's autobiography, well
    they certainly must have heard about it by now.

    I am so thrilled that the concert DVD and book will be with us before the ' C ' word ( Christmas )
    I can't wait to devour every word of Moz's life story.

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  8. great lil stunt there from Our Mozzer, but I do believe there will be something bigger. other than the book,who knows? Cant wait for the book...Good to see another post Ratty!

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  9. If it's a marketing ploy then it's hardly clever.. reminiscent of the kind of manipulative strategies used by mainstream talentless sell-outs desperate for column inches. Why would Morrissey need a silly publicity stunt like this anyway? I've not met one Morrissey fan who didn't know about the autobiography. Every Moz fan has surely been waiting for this with bated breath since the excerpt was published in St Ives FOUR YEARS ago.

    Whatever the reasons are for these odd TTY statements, insulting the intelligence of his audience with such cheap manipulative behaviour is not normally Morrissey's MO. Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if the book was "set to be available throughout the UK on September 16th", then the copy-deadlines would have been months ago.

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  10. You are all a bunch of fake liars who are very dimwitted and you stole the Blue Rose idea from another fan and now you think you are so special as a result of it .Seriously , you are trolls and very boring .You think everyone is a troll who does not follow your stolen ideals .You might even think the person who you stole it from was a troll but this is because you are pathetic morons who are cult followers and cannot think for yourself nor have any brain cells. You think you are outsiders when in actuality you lead the same boring lives as most normal people .You don't even embrace real outsiders .SEE : the peson you stole that from. This is proof of the superficiality and bullshit elitism of online Morrissey fans who need to stalk his everyone move.If someone loved you then you would not have to chase them down. Figures a bunch of douches in bigger cities who stole that idea from a midwesterner can make a spectacle of themself when he convenienelty bypasses those regions. Anything for attention I suppose. Has absolutely ZERO respect for you and your retarded games. For the most part you suck .

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  11. Plse come by sometime: http://mozzeriansaroundtheworld.tumblr.com/

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  12. Hello Ratty, hope u are doing well. Hello to all The BRS! Just wanted to share w/ u all I was told few days ago the book will be for sure & it's from a very, very close person to Morreesay. Viva Morrissey, Viva The BlueRoseSociety~

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    1. A very very close person to Moz eh? Intriguing....

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    2. A conspicuously distant person from Moz told me that the book had to be redesigned because the publishers messed up our author's secret coded message to the Blue Rose Society by playing around with the paging.

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    3. I am almost self-combusting with excitement and anticipation
      regarding the above comment.

      ( Lizzy AKA Hugh Appetite )

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    4. Will Moz's autobiography fill my Christmas stocking ?
      If so it will be the only present I need and want.

      Hugh Jappetite ( that's better )

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    5. When you feel a p-p-p-p-peckish pick-up-a-pick-up-a-penguin

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    6. *self-combusts with excitement*

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  13. You stole my blue rose idea! *cries*

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    1. Douche In Big City19 September 2013 at 19:17

      *makes spectacle of self*

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    2. Is your brain in the public domain?

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  14. This is pathetic, stop trying to con people into thinking Morrissey is MorrisseysWorld. It's obvious to sane people that you are the saddo behind MorrisseysWorld and all the other weird accounts on this blog and on twitter. Delete this blog and that awful chatroom you use to post your psychotic thoughts. This sort of weird shit shouldn't be allowed on the internet.

    Alex West

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  15. http://thequietus.com/articles/13408-morrissey-autobiography Has someone been copying Our Mozzer's style?

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    1. i saw that, it was quite funny but yea Morrissey-esque

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    1. I love the photo at the top of this article - gorgeous.

      Hugh Jears

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  17. On this Sunday night I am missing our interactions with Mr M.

    No MorrisseysWorld blog, no Twitter, Rats has gone into hibernation
    for the winter.

    * sniff *

    Our Moz is out of sight, but never out of mind ( to coin a phrase )

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  18. Morrissey's letter to Penguin UK http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/morrisseys-letter-to-penguin-uk

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  19. Who remembers this tweet by Our Mozzer - My autobiography? It's called 'Best Left on the Shelf - the life and times of Morrissey.'

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    1. I don't, unfortunately. I can only give the worst and worthless comment ever >> I didn't know you're on facebook, Sabine!

      Oh and thanks for posting the link!

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    2. Very well-remembered Sabine !
      Will Moz's autobiography ever see the light of day ?
      It might have to be a ' vanity publishing' project. ( No offence meant ! )

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    3. So the letter to Penguin was a joke, thought as much............

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  20. L ‘OO’ ked back at one of the old blog entries here entirely at random and ended up on Day 439 from 26 November 2012. Rats was reporting on Our Mozzer’s tweets. In response to the question “when is there going to be new recorded material”, Our Mozzer replied “I'm planning to release a live DVD in late 2013 of myself putting out the laundry to dry with 'People are the same' playing." Made me chuckle :)))

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    2. Good find, GWO! Our Mozzer is such a hoot!

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  21. Has anyone here read that short interview with Gustavo "Man Sewer" from The Dallas showing of M25 Live? I couldn't help but feel that maybe desperate pang of Deja Vu to read about how Morrissey and the boys play Trivial Pursuit and That he's also the champ at it. Now where have I read that before but with monopoly lol Regardless I would like to see that trophy...
    I truely miss you all

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