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:
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':
4.Manfred Mann – Pretty Flamingo (Page 15)
7.Four Tops – Bernadette (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)
25.Shirley Bassey – Let Me Sing and I'm Happy (Page 45)
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)
43.Blue Mink – Melting Pot (P65)
44.Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (P66)
45.New York Dolls – Jet Boy (P68)
52.Faron Young – Four In The Morning (Dad's song) (P80)
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)
113.Dionne Warwick – Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (P268)