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Monday, 28 April 2014

Day 957 - Qui Sont La Société Bleue Rose?

The Twitterdilly Arms has been buzzing today, not just because Jonathan Simpson, the Mayor of Camden popped in for some tea, but because 'Clover Dean'(@MozzeriansATW) announced that she had just met Moz in the Cat & Fiddle, the infamous British theme pub in LA.

a photo of Moz yesterday at Cat Fiddle by Danny @danmoz who managed to get a pic via instagram
MORRISSEY AND JESSE AT THE CAT & FIDDLE YESTERDAY - PHOTO BY @DANMOZ

A month ago the Twitterdilly Arms was like the Moulin Rouge, full of show girls and shimmying, as Morrissey's 'Fifi pessoa' joined us whilst Morrissey was in France, but now, with Morrissey in LA, I will be picturing the Twit Arms to be like the Cat & Fiddle.

The Cat & The Fiddle: Wedding
THE TWITTERDILLY ARMS AFTER IT'S RECENT MAKE OVER, INCLUDING FOUNTAIN TO REEL AROUND

Clover Dean's excitement at meeting Moz for the first time was almost tangible, and she could barely stand as she propped up the bar of the Twit Arms. Others shared in Clover's excitement, and the realisation that NEXT WEEK Morrissey will at last be back on stage, had the Blue Rose Society regulars streaming into the 'World's Number 1 Online Morrissey Theme Pub' by the second. They included; Willow, Heather, Bunny Gal, Vulgar Angie, Kellie the Crisp, GWO, Old Willoughby and Jack Shet, as well as myself and The Mayor of Camden, who probably hasn't yet realised what all this is about!

 The Twit Arms has been pretty quiet in recent weeks, but by this time next week, the 'World's Number 1 Online Morrissey Theme Pub' will be at fever pitch. As I pointed out to those in The Arms, it is almost like the build up to a World Cup. Let the chanting begin, "MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY".




The excited chatter among the BRS soon led to discussion about Blue Rose Society t-shirts. The days of people being too embarrassed to take roses to Morrissey concerts are long gone, and things look set to be VERY different on this coming tour. It surely won't be long before EVERY concert venue is awash with roses. The likes of Vulgar Angie want to make t-shirts to give to Moz, and there is no reason that Morrissey won't wear a BRS t-shirt if we get the design right, but it will have to be subtle. The original BRS t-shirts designed by Father Brian were a simple statement saying 'BLUEROSE SOCIETY', but ultimately Morrissey can't be seen to wear one of these, his involvement MUSTN'T be revealed.


KYLE - THE PRESIDENT OF THE BRS WITH HIS T-SHIRT





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HEATHER'S T, WITH BADGE AND THE BRS RING (WHICH IS NOW IN A BEDSIDE CABINET, IN EITHER LONDON, LA, ROME OR GT YARMOUTH)

Some really good ideas have been thrown around, but we need to put it to the vote, so I am now asking for comments from the BRS members, so that Angie can get a shirt made, to give to Morrissey at one of the concerts in LA. It's a shame we haven't got Linder Sterling as a member of the BRS, she would be the ideal person to design us some shirts. Even better still, we could do with Boz 'Guru of the Grape' Boorer to help us, as only last week he came up with some new shirts for his record shop in Camden, Vinyl Boutique.

















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ENTREPRENEUR/BREWER/PART TIME MUSICIAN/T-SHIRT DESIGNER, BB

Here are some of the ideas. Please vote for your favourite in the comments section, or post your own idea:
1. A picture of Jean Cocteau with a speech bubble saying "Who are the Blue Rose Society?"
2. A picture of Jean Cocteau with a speech bubble saying "Qui Sont La Société Rose Bleue" (Is this the correct way of writing it? It would be a little embarrassing to get it wrong!)

QUI SONT LA SOCIETE ROSE BLEUE?

3. A picture of Cocteau's 'Blue Man' from the Tapestry for Judith and Holopherne with a blue rose added as a tattoo on his shoulder and the slogan "You Don't Want to Believe" tattooed underneath the rose.
4. As above but with the slogan "The sun shines out of our behinds".
5. As above but with the slogan "Blue Rose Society"


THE BLUE MAN (LEFT), WHO THE BRS KNOW TO BE THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE 'HAND IN GLOVE' PICTURE COVER


6. A picture of Cocteau's Blue Rose from the Church of Notre Dame in Leicester Place, London (with a slogan?)


JEAN COCTEAU'S BLUE ROSE IN THE CHURCH OF NOTRE DAME IN LONDON

And finally for today, Boz Boorer has set off for LA, and the MorrisseysWorld blog has been closed..... AGAIN, which I guess means that FTM once again become the umbilical cord.

*Goes off chanting* MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY, MORR-EE-SAY

26 comments:

  1. It's sad how few people discovered MW. I found the whole experience funny, mysterious and at times touching.

    After 3 years of signs, still some people don't get it!

    Love to you all. I'll always come here, even if I don't post very often.

    Love

    Luke

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    1. Great to know you are still among us, Luke. It is sad that Morrissey's talents were missed by the masses, but lucky for us that could see.

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  2. Ok, my vote is for Option #2. Think it would be perfect, & only the BRS would understand it's significance..a nice little in-joke.Btw, The Twit Arms is looking good, & the Babycham has been re-stocked, so I do hope more people will be popping in.

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    1. I also like #2 , I regret that I can not help confirm the French translation.

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    1. Will try again! My connection is dodgy.
      My vote also goes to # 2. I like it because it is a bit quirky. It adds to the mystery & intrigue of BRS

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  4. Sorry to be a smart arse, but the blog title is a mess.

    First, "Sont" is plural, but it is followed by "La Société" which is singular.
    Second, I'm quite sure it's "Rose Bleue", not "Bleue Rose".

    Don't take my word for it, I'm not French, but you might want to check that before printing it on t-shirts.


    Des Peration

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    1. And third, something tells me the correct sentence would be "Qui Est La Société De Rose Bleue?" or "Qui Est La Société De La Rose Bleue?"

      D.P.

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    2. Well which is it, Des old son? You can't just say that is wrong without saying what is right!

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    3. Of course I can - I just did it obviously. Sorry for sounding snappy but I had a shitty day, and you make such a lovely punching bag.

      I could ask my French friends in social networks to find out what's correct, but unfortunately I don't do social networking, so I'd first have to set up twitter and facebook accounts, and then try to make some French friends, which might take a while. And since I'd never wear such a t-shirt myself, because I'm a stay-at-home Morrissey fan, I can't find the energy right now. Did I mention I had a shitty day?

      But back to point. If I had to make a choice, I'd go for the first option, because that's what's google translate is telling me. Maybe Gael Shea or Sophie Doucet speak French? Bummer, they might have issues with helping you out. But you're a smart Rat, you'll figure it out for yourself.

      Des

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    4. Ratty did get the order of 'rose bleue' correct in the list of options. I do think that 'Qui est la Société de la Rose Bleue?' is the most proper way to say it. The issue of the verb being plural or singular stems from the fact that in English, Ratty has chosen the plural form of the verb, but in American English and French too (I believe), the singular form is considered standard with a singular noun.

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    5. Since I'm such a nice guy and always willing to give a helpful solution, I'd advise Rat to click on a random thread in a random French internet forum and pose that question. If you're sufficiently polite and charming, they're going to help you. Make sure to point out how important it is to you to get that sentence in correct French; they love it when you show interest in their lovely language.

      Des

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  5. #1 or #2 work

    But if anyone has any other ideas let's hear them

    I think out beloved Morrissey is a large size of shirt
    I could probably have one made for Boz
    I'm going to ask what size of shirt he is

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    1. Boz is a small.... lady. Same as me.

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  6. I am artistic-ly challenged (along with many other inadequacies). So I won't be much help in choosing an astonishing T-Shirt. I think #2 is a good one also. It seems to be eclectic and a bit mysterious. Congrats to Mozzerians for meeting Our Moz!!! Have a lovely day everyone :-)

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  7. I like the idea of just blue rose society.
    (like kyle's but blue rose as two words)
    plain simple - looks real good.

    I don't think you should put 'who are the blue
    rose society? - as there is *no mystery*
    (its us!!)

    by wearing a shirt (that says BRS)
    it means you are ONE - and people can
    then ask about it ... by including
    WHO in it, it's like you have no idea
    !!?? and want someone to tell you
    the answer!!

    def need DDD badges also!!

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  8. The ever popular #2 gets my vote as well, but we do need to make sure the French is correct. Who will actually be making the design?

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    1. Ditto: #2 grammatically correct.

      Also like the simplicity of #6, too.

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  9. to clarify, I was referring to t shirts BRS members should wear.
    I do like the idea for moz (solely) to have one ASKING who the BRS is

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  10. I too vote for #2 with correct spelling or Cocteau with his blue rose and the saying. I just watched Cocteau's 'Beauty and the Beast', and found it to be exquisitely filmed, with beautiful and artistic imagery. That this film stems around a rose, give Cocteau one more reason to associate him with the BRS. The only problem I had with the ending of Beauty and the Beast was at the end I preferred the Beast over his human form. It could have been because in the film they had slowly made him likable, but it was more apt to be, that in human form his costume of tights and breeches, made him appear, as how should I say this, less manly looking, less studly--or he looked like a wimp. #BRS

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  11. How about the picture of Cocteau drawing the Blue Rose, with him saying "Can you see what it is yet?".... in French!

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    1. Not sure that a Rolf Harris phrase is appropriate given the charges against him !

      Meryl Streep

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  12. Looks like #2 is the favorite thus far.

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