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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Day 777 - Songs of Praise

The rumours (rumors) were correct, 'The Book' is to be published in America on December 3rd, so pin yourselves down, Morrissey's going to hit the heights.

Despite 'The Book' already having gained huge critical acclaim (the critics can't quite believe that a 'Pop singer' can actually write!), NONE of the reviewers have any idea that this is NOT a straight forward autobiography. As we already know, Autobiography is intricately connected to the MorrisseysWorld blog, from the first section about Morrissey's birth, to the use of the words like 'indefatigable' (page 139), 'Morrisseyland' (page 284) and 'mesmerizing' (page 364). I am also drawn to the use of the word 'nixed' (page 391), which is a term used by the 'character' Jody Road. I still believe that one day this will all come out in the wash, and historians will be writing and talking about the genius of the MorriseysWorld blog, but whether this happens in Morrissey's lifetime or not, is in the hands of him alone. I also believe that FollowingTheMozziah will play a role (as the evidence), and the 'Deluded Dozen' will be the centre (center) piece to the story.

I may be completely wrong, but I can't stop thinking that there may well be a hidden code for the Blue Rose Society in Autobiography, and I'm not referring to all the 'rat' mentions. Broken yesterday left a comment about me on my blog saying, "he's probably looking at the first letters of each sentence and trying to find a viable message." Could Broken's throw away comment actually have had some substance? Well, there is no way that I am ploughing (plowing?) through the whole book trying to piece such a thing together on the off-chance, but maybe one day, just like with the Da Vinci Code, 'The Book' will be proven to hold a sign.

Lizzy Cat reported yesterday that Broken has been hanging around the MW chat room in recent days, but I have had no chance to l'OO'k in, as my mother (and her Daily Mail) has come to stay for the week. Having anybody come in to your home is always a bit of a challenge, but here is an example of a conversation from yesterday evening, when I was sat quietly reading 'The Book'.

Mother Rat: "Did you hear that Prince Harry has broken his toe?"

TRB: (looking completely disinterested) "No"

Mother Rat: "It doesn't say how he did it."

TRB: "I expect he was kicking himself for being a cu..."

Mrs TRB:..."Cup of tea anyone?"

Mother Rat: "Ooh, yes please."

(I carry on reading 'The Book', and there is silence for approximately ten minutes until...)

Mother Rat: "Did I ask you if you'd heard about Prince Harry breaking his toe?"

TRB: (not looking up from book) "Yes, I believe you did."

Mum: "They won't say how he did it, they just say it was a private matter."


Five days left, and counting. Never was I so eager to go to work as I was this morning.

Morrissey must be in a very positive frame of mind at the moment, because although 'The Book' has been knocked off the top spot in the UK book charts by Alex Ferguson's autobiography, Morrissey has issued the following TTY statement:

Chart news

29 October 2013
Morrissey's Autobiography remains the number 1 selling paperback/softcover in the UK for the second week.

Ferguson will of course NEVER become a Penguin Classic, and will also fail to trouble the American market.

Broken also left comment yesterday to say that he has another parody piece ready for publication, so I wait with great excitement to receive it, and am also waiting for the 'Exclusive' as promised by Our Mozzer last week.

And finally, as mentioned yesterday, for anybody who may be remotely interested, here is the list of all the songs in 'The Book':

1.Millie – My Boy Lollipop (Page 8)
2.Radha Krishna Temple - Hare Krishna Mantra (Page 9)
3.Roy Orbison – It's Over (Page 14)
4.Manfred Mann – Pretty Flamingo (Page 15)
5.Alan Price - Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear (Page 28)6.New Vaudeville Band – Peek-A-Boo (Page 29)
7.Four Tops – Bernadette (Page 29)
8.Plastic Penny - Everything I Am (Page 29)9.Paul Jones – I've Been A Bad, Bad Boy (Page 29)
10.Francoise Hardy – All Over The World (Uncle Ernie's Favourite song) (Page 32)
11.The Righteous Brothers – You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (Page 42)
12.Jimmy Jones – Good Timin' (Page 42)
13.Tony Orlando – Bless You (Page 42)
14.Marianne Faithfull – Come And Stay With Me (First Purchase) (Page 42)
15.Love Affair – Rainbow Valley (Page 43)
16.The Foundations – Back On My Feet Again (Page 44)
17.Small Faces – Lazy Sunday (Page 44)
18.Sandie Shaw – You've Not Changed (Page 44)
19.Lulu – I'm a Tiger (Page 44)
20.Rita Pavone – Heart (Page 44)
21.The Supremes – Reflections (Page 44)
22.The Supremes – I'm Livin' In Shame (Page 44)
23.Tommy Korberg - Judy, My Friend (Page 45)24.Matt Monro – We're Gonna Change The World (Page 45)
25.Shirley Bassey – Let Me Sing and I'm Happy (Page 45)
26.Tin Tin - Toast and Marmalade For Tea (Page 53)
27.Barry Ryan - Eloise (Page 54)
28.Paper Dolls – Something Here In My Heart (Page 54)
29.David Bowie – Starman (Page 62)
30.Buffy Sainte-Marie – Soldier Blue (P63)
31.Buffy Sainte-Marie - Moratorium (B side of Soldier Blue) (P64)
32.The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah (P64)
33.Dave And Ansel Collins – Double Barrel (P64)
34.Bob & Marcia – Young, Gifted And Black (P64)
35.Springwater – I Will Return (p64)
36.Hurricane Smith – Don't Let It Die (P64)
37.Jo Jo Gunne – Run Run Run (P64)
38.The Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You (P64)
39.T. Rex – Jeepster (P65)
40.T. Rex – Telegram Sam (P65)
41.T.Rex - Metal Guru (P65)42.Mr Bloe – Groovin' With Mr Bloe (P65)
43.Blue Mink – Melting Pot (P65)
44.Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (P66)
45.New York Dolls – Jet Boy (P68)
46.Carpenters - Top of the World (Mentioned in passing!) (P71)
47.Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (P71)
48.New York Dolls – Trash (P72)
49.New York Dolls - Vietnamese Baby (P72)
50.New York Dolls - Frankenstein (P75)
51.Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes (P80)
52.Faron Young – Four In The Morning (Dad's song) (P80)
53.(Arist not mentioned, perhaps Gene Vincent version?) - Scarlet Ribbons (Dad's song) (P80)
54.Melanie Safka - I Really Loved Harold (P92)
55.Melanie Safka - Some Say I Got Devil (P92)
56.Melanie Safka - Johnny Boy (P92)
57.Melanie Safka - Tuning My Guitar (P92)
58.Melanie Safka – I Don't Eat Animals (P92)
59.Melanie Safka - Close To It All (P92)
60.Iggy and The Stooges – Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell (P113)
61.Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK (P115)
62.Sparks – This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us (P118)
63.New York Dolls – Personality Crisis (P125)
64.Smiths - Hand in Glove (P148)
65.Smiths - Still Ill (P148)
66.Smiths - Miserable Lie (P150)
67.Smiths - What Difference Does it Make? (P152)
68.Smiths - Handsome Devil (P152)
69.Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding (Mentioned in passing) (P153)
70.Smiths - Reel Around the Fountain (P159)
71.Smiths - I Don't Owe You Anything (P160)
72.Smiths - This Charming Man (P161)
73.Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves (P163)
74.Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable now (P172)
75.Smiths - William (P172)
76.Klaus Nomi - Death (P178)
77.Smiths - How Soon is Now? (P178)
78.Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister (P179)
79.Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (P180)
80.Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual (P180)
81.Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians (P180)
82.Smiths - I Want the One I Can't Have (P180)
83.Smiths - Meat is Murder (P181)
84.Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again (P193)
85.Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out (P194)
86.Smiths - Shoplifters of the World Unite (P206)
87.Smiths -Panic (P207)
88.Smiths - Stop Me if You've Heard This One Before (P 216)
89.Smiths - I Won't Share You (P216)
90.Smiths - Death of a Disco Dancer (P216)
91.Smiths - Death at One's Elbow (P216)
92.Smiths - Paint a Vulgar Picture (P218)
93.Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma (P220)
94.Morrissey - Suedehead (P224)
95.Morrissey - Everyday is Like Sunday (P225)
96.Morrissey - Last of the Famous International Playboys (P225)
97.Morrissey - Interesting Drug (P225)
98.Morrissey - Margaret on the Guillotine (P226)
99.Morrissey - Piccadilly Palare (P239)
100.Morrissey - You're the one for Me, Fatty (P243)
101.Buffy Sainte-Marie - My Country 'Tis of the People (P251)
102.Morrissey - Jack the Ripper (referred to as 'The Thoughts of Jack the Ripper') (P253)
103.Morrissey - Cosmic Dancer (P256)
104.Morrissey - National Front Disco (P258)
105.Morrissey - I Know it's Gonna Happen Someday (P258)
106.David Bowie - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide (Mentioned in passing) (P259)
107.David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World (mentioned in passing) (P259)
108.David Bowie - Goodbye Mr Ed (referred to as Mr Ed in passing) (P259)
109.Morrissey - We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful (P261)
110.Morrissey - Tomorrow (P261)
111.David Bowie - I Know it's Gonna Happen Someday (P263)
 112.Nancy Sinatra – Happy (P2680
113.Dionne Warwick – Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (P268)
114.Timi Yuro - Interlude (P268)115.Jobriath – Morning Star Ship (P268)
116.David Bowie - The Prettiest Star (P269)
117.Morrissey - The More You Ignore Me (P280)
118.Morrissey - Hold onto Your Friends (P183)
119.Pony Club – Single (P287)
120.Morrissey - Ouija Board, Ouija Board (P298)
121.Morrissey - November Spawned a Monster (P299)
122.Morrissey - Sing Your Life (P300)
123.Morrissey - Pregnant for the Last Time (P301)
124.Morrissey - My Love Life (P301)
125.Morrissey - Certain People I Know (P301)
126.Morrissey - Boxers (P302)
127.Morrissey - Dagenham Dave (P302)
128.Morrissey - Sunny (P302)
129.Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt (That Somebody loved Me) (P325)
130.Smiths - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (P325)
131.Morrissey - Trouble loves Me (P342)
132.Morrissey - Ambitious Outsiders (P342)
133.Morrissey - Alma Matters (P342)
134.Morrissey - Wide to Receive (P342)
135.Morrissey - Our Frank (P345)
136.Ewan MacColl - The first Time Ever I Saw Your Face (P360)
137.Ewan MacColl – Morrissey and the Russian Sailor (P360)
138.Lyn Ripley - Golden Lights (P360)
139.Smiths (with Kirsty MacColl) – Golden Lights (P360)
140.Smiths (featuring Kirsty MacColl) - Ask (P360)
141.Morrissey (featuring Kirsty MacColl) - I'd Love To (P360)
142.Kirsty MacColl - You Know It's You (P360)
143.Morrissey - Let Me Kiss You (P368)
144.Nancy Sinatra – Let Me Kiss You (P368)
145.Morrissey - Irish blood, English Heart (P3740
146.Morrissey - I Have Forgiven Jesus (P376)
147.James Maker - Born That Way (P376)
148.Patti Smith  – Because the Night (P377)
149.Jobriath - I Love a Good Fight (title not mentioned) (P377)
150.Sundown Playboys - Saturday Night Special (P378)
151.New York Dolls - It's Too Late (P384)
152.Diana Dors - It's Too Late (P384)
153.Brigitte Bardot – Bubble Gum (P386)
154.Morrissey - The World is Full of Crashing Bores (P389)
155.Morrissey - First of the Gang to Die (P391)
156.Victoria Wood - Northerners (P392)
157.Morrissey - Roy's Keen (P395)
158.Herman's Hermits – East West (P415)
159.Morrissey - East West (P415)
160.Morrissey - Dear God, Please Help Me (P418)
161.Morrissey - life is a Pigsty (P420)
162.Morrissey - I Will See You in Far-Off Places (P420)
163.Morrissey - The Father Who Must be Killed (P420)
164.Morrissey - The Youngest was the Most Loved (P420)
165.Morrissey - At Last I am Born (P420)
166.Morrissey - You Have Killed Me (P424)
167.Morrissey - In the Future When All's Well (P424)
168.Morrissey - I Just Want to see the Boy Happy (P424)
169.David Bowie – Drive In Saturday (P426)
170.Morrissey - That's How People Grow Up (P429)
171.Morrissey - Don't Make Fun of Daddy's Voice (P436)
172.Morrissey - I'm Throwing my Arms Around Paris (P448)
173.Morrissey (not Smiths) - I Know it's Over (P453)
174.Morrissey - Scandinavia (P453)


  1. oh yes! Thanks Ratty for the real complete list!
    how did he break his toe? I'm curios now...

  2. Well done Ratty! I'm going on with my reading, the book is a total work of art, personal feeling, life, music, everything! I love the way he wrote about his Nannie moving away from Trafalgar, quite like I was seeing an italian movie by Vittorio De Sica or Giuseppe De Santis, but more real and touchful. The way he describes his father are very simple and severe, but not hateful, this really impressed me! Happy Halloween night you all, and to your funny Mum! Oh, Prince Harry got a private life, well I did'nt know it.

  3. Is, not are, silly Romina! I'm under Oki effect...headache always with me!

  4. Just curious. Why do the words 'indefatigable' and 'mesmerizing' refer to MW? I am new to this and if anyone could spare a minute to explain, that would be nice.
    Thanks for the list of songs, that's quite an impressive list!
    And did you know Prince Harry broke his toe by the way? :)

    1. A better question to ask is why MW used those words. Answer... because they are "Moz words". Moz used them long before the author of MW began his prank blog!

    2. Dear Anon, please provide evidence of where and when Moz used these "Moz words". You haven't got a clue have you? You have failed to realise what was happening here and you are bitter because you missed out. You don't even have the balls to leave your real name here, you hide as anon, and yet you still come here, why?

      Dear Fifi, It's lovely to have you here. Moz used the word mesmerizing in the MW blog, and then purposely used it in an interview with an Australian magazine shortly after. His Autobiography uses American spelling all the way through, and yet mesmerizing is the British way of spelling it. I don't know anything about indefatigable, but perhaps Heather, Rat or Girl on Bike can explain.


      Barry the Bush

    3. Day 380 of this blog mentions mesmerize and mesmerise. I'm pretty sure that mesmerize is the American way of spelling though, isn't it?

    4. Dear Barry the Bush (real name)
      "To a person with less stamina, suicide would have been an option. Fortunately, I'm indefatigable.” 2005
      "Nothing comforts me, nothing at all. I think the world is a mesmerising mess. People are a mesmerising mess…" 2009

      There's two to be getting on with.

      Anon( not real name)

    5. Dear Anon, thank you for the information, you are obviously quite right, Morrissey has had nothing to do with MorrisseysWorld, so could you please tell me who the 'prankster' is who set up the blog and made all those 'coincidences' happen. This bastard needs to be caught, they have caused a lot of false hope.
      Thank you

    6. Dear Anon, it's me again, Barry. It would appear that you haven't been able to name the 'prankster', which doesn't surprise me as I've been thinking about things whilst I've been out shopping. It is obvious that a Morrissey parody would use "Moz words", otherwise it wouldn't be a very good parody would it! Also, if it were a prankster, how on earth would they be able to predict all those hundreds of things? You're rubbish!

      Barry Bush

    7. Thank you for answering me :)

  5. Is ' Broken ' Morrissey ?

    I would love to know what everyone thinks.

    1. Surely you mean is Morrissey 'Broken'?

      Billy the Bike

    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    3. I too am 100% sure that Broken isn't Morrissey, but is Morrissey Broken?

      Billy the Bike

    4. * cough *
      Is Morrissey ' Broken ' ?

      Perhaps this will elicit more replies................

    5. I think he is, yes, but I seem to be in the minority. What has made you ask? Has he said something in your chat sessions?


    6. Basically I just wondered what people thought.
      Obviously what has been said in chat is relevant !!

      Many thanks for your answer.

    7. Morrissey is not broken.

      Broken is not Morrissey.

      Our Mozzer is Not Morrissey.

      Not Morrissey is broken.

    8. Well, that certainly clears that up, I think :)

    9. Where is Broken?

  6. Another MW connection in The Book: the use of the name 'Morrissey Band' (p. 226), which first appeared on the MW blog, as Rat discussed on Day 480.


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