Here is the word received yesterday from Fifi's sunscreen spreader, Jeanne Gabin:
JEANNE GABIN - MORRISSEY'S OFFICIAL TEA-STIRRER, FIFI'S SUNSCREEN SPREADER AND MY PERSONAL TRANSLATOR.... SHE'S FRENCH DON'T YOU KNOW!
So there we have it, Morrissey likes all our ideas, and thinks it would be fun to use a French phrase. He also has told us to "keep it as simple as possible" and to "think about something that most people would not understand if they are not part of the BRS." This makes the idea of the shirt with Jean Cocteau exclaiming in surprise that he is drawing the Blue Rose for Morrissey perfect. It is subtle, and yet we, the BRS understand it's meaning and origin.
Jjazzy has prepared an image of the shirt, and although Jeanne Gabin has advised that "Sacrebleu" is one word, the word originates from Sacré Bleu, meaning sacred blue, so I don't think it matters which way we use it...... trust me, I too am French, well, as French born as our new friend Jeanne Gabin!
The idea of a t-shirt with just the name MORRISSEY written on it, with the four letters in blue, is also a simple, subtle and poplar idea, so if Vulgar Angie and Jjazzy dont like the Cocteau idea, then perhaps they could make that one. Jjazzy is also working on an idea using the Conan picture with the owl eyes.
It has been announced by a twitter user called Lee Thompson (@leethommo), that Morrissey is set to release three new singles in a three week period.... one a week, around the time of his birthday in May. Thompson has also added that the album is on it's way, probably through Virgin EMI in the UK, as they look after Capitol in these parts:
Lee Thompson @leethommo
THREE NEW BIRTHDAY SINGLES
I have not heard of Lee Thompson before, but..... hold on, why has my type set changed, and how do I put it back to how it should be? Bloody computers. Never mind, where was I? Oh yes, Lee Thompson is apparently the Music Editor at 'Record of the Day' so it is his job to keep his ear to the ground. The idea of Morrissey releasing singles in this manner seems VERY feasible to me, and it is something I wrote about on Day 149 of FTM, back in February 2012. It makes perfect sense in this day and age for an artist to release more than one single prior to an album release, and I have no idea why more artists haven't done it before. Eminem did it very successfully last year, releasing four singles over an eight week period in the lead up to releasing The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
A big difference between Morrissey and Eminem, is that Moz will want his singles to be released on vinyl (as will we), but is this likely to happen straight away, or will Moz release the vinyls at a later date, as he did with Satellite of Love? Personally I hope the vinyl is available on the same release date as the download, to maximise week one sales, and ensure that each of the singles does well in the singles chart.
THREE NEW MORRISSEY SINGLES! COMING WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH! I honestly believe that I may actually wet myself. At my age, it's an easy enough feat to wet oneself without any reason, but with THREE NEW MORRISSEY SINGLES........Let the pissing begin.