When MorrisseysWorld was still up and running (which sadly it no longer is), Our Mozzer would often refer to both Elton John and Paul McCartney as 'Sir' Elton, or 'Sir' Paul. The doubters scoffed, saying, "The REAL Morrissey would NEVER use the word 'Sir'....... and yet:
The concert with Cliff is just one of 25 that were announced yesterday on True-To-You. The concerts will take place across America in May and June, and also included is a concert with Tom Jones supporting.
What is it that Log Lady said?:
Log Lady @LogLadyOfMW
And of course they ARE all startled:
Not only startled, but the irony of using the 'Sir', completely missed!
I am guessing that Log Lady's "Rose of Eternity" is Cliff, and "Blue Toadstool" is Tom Jones, but WHY Tom is a toadstool, I have no idea, although Comrade Harps has been playing these songs in the Twitterdilly Arms this afternoon:
IS THE BLUE BIRD BLUE? - TOM JONES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zspxYGnDo1A
BLUE SPANISH EYES - TOM JONES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYmQY8jQ0Go
I FOUND A ROSE - CLIFF RICHARD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTQeb117Wec
THE ROSE - TOM JONES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGLzR3RB76Q
And WHAT did the "Nineteen" refer to? Has Morrissey signed to Simon Fuller's '19' management? On the subject of Simon Fuller, Our Mozzer once mentioned that Fuller was the very FIRST person to discover MorrisseysWorld. I wonder if that was true? It seems a bizarre thing for Our Mozzer to make up. And if it is true, has Fuller stuck with the whole phenomenal story, or was it just a passing visit?
SIMON 'NOT COWELL' FULLER
For Morrissey to have managed to get both Sir Tom Jones (Tom's poster doesn't have his 'Sir' on it for some reason) and Sir Cliff Richard to SUPPORT him, is an unbelievable achievement, and it just goes to show what a major artist Morrissey is. Cliff Richard is the third highest selling artist in the history of the UK singles chart, with only The Beatles and Elvis slightly ahead of him. Morrissey and Cliff may be an odd couple, but it really is a REMARKABLE achievement.
NEARLY 22 MILLION UK SINGLES SALES
According to a couple of interviews that Cliff has given, he apparently met Morrissey in a hotel in Kent in 2011, which must have been when Moz played Hop Farm. Cliff has told the BBC that Morrissey contacted his management about a month ago, to ask if Cliff would like to support him in New York, and Cliff replied, "yes please." Cliff added, "It's a great honour for me to be asked by someone like him because no-one would expect him to ask me, and that's what I like about it."
Cliff also makes some very crass and naive statements in his BBC interview, such as "I like to think he might eat some meat when I arrive, but I wouldn't expect him to." I would have expected a statement like that to have come from a nineteen year old like Bieber, not a seventy three year old, but perhaps such naivety comes from living a somewhat 'false' existence, in which Cliff has never really grown up, or challenged things (such as the monarchy or God), or moved away from the middle of the road. He has just been 'steered' by management, and 'thinking too hard' just hasn't been necessary.
It is natural to assume that the main reason that Morrissey has requested the presence of Sir Cliff, is because he is a fan, particularly of the early rock n roll songs, the film career, and of course Eurovision!
CLIFF RICHARD IN THE FILM 'SUMMER HOLIDAY' WITH MELVYN HAYES (WHO HAPPENED TO BE MENTIONED IN THE MW CHAT ROOM ABOUT A MONTH AGO... COINCIDENCE, OF COURSE.)
THE SIR CLIFF RICHARD ROSE
Away from the excitement of the US tour news, there has been mixed feedback regarding the continued unravelling of Jean Cocteau's influence on Morrissey, with even Morrissey's own pessoa's (grocer's apostrophe) disagreeing. Here is what Our Mozzer had to say:
Of course the REAL Morrissey would NEVER use the word 'ponce' (or indeed slag off Cocteau), but then again, the REAL Morrissey would never have Cliff Richard opening for him!
Another of Morrissey's pessoas, 'Astraea', was much more animated. Here are both Heather and Astraea's observations on the latest Cocteau revelations:
THE MOUTH SHAPED WOUND IN 'THE BLOOD OF A POET'
And so we reach the end of another week. Will we see Parody Moz in the Twitterdilly Arms this weekend? Will we get any feedback regarding the album recording in France? Will Log Lady pull any more vibrating logs out of the bag?
I shall return next week.
*Goes off singing* Do you know what you've done? It's so funny, how we don't talk anymore