With no show last night..... sorry, I should clarify, when I say "no show", I don't mean Morrissey didn't turn up, I mean there actually was NO SHOW.... where was I? Oh yes, with no show last night, it has meant that I have had a bit of time to catch up with the events of the past 48 hours, and WHAT a 48 hours they have been. Because SO much has happened, I haven't be able to pay enough attention to the fact that the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY anthem, Trouble Loves Me, has been sung TWICE in as many days, including Morrissey singing it in Santa Ana whilst WEARING a BLUE ROSE. They said it would never happen..... IT HAPPENED! Play it again, Sam:
I should add at this point, that all of those who have been beside themselves with joy at Trouble Loves Me being added to the setlist, you should make the most of what we have had, because I don't think it is a permanent addition. From what Mademoiselle Fifi has told me, I think Trouble was only originally intended to be played on that opening night in San Jose, but because no video clip of it had appeared on Youtube, Morrissey played it again for us in Santa Ana. Hopefully I am wrong. PLEASE may I be wrong.
I have more news for the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY from Morrissey, received via Mademoiselle Fifi's secretary, during a rendezvous in the toilets of The Twitterdilly Arms. Here is the news:
"Sire asks if you noticed (probably not, you never pay attention) Day 1 - Bonsoir + Hand in glove. Day 2 - Hand in glove + Merci. HIG = the Cocteau link = BRS treat."
MERCI...... BUT NO MERCY IN MURCIA.... I LOVE THAT LINE!
Actually, YES, WE DID NOTICE, and it was a thrill, albeit a cheap thrill, but a thrill none the less.
M.Fifi's secretary continued, "That tiny blue rose was not easy to spot and yet, he lunges (in a ratty manner), takes it and keeps it in his pocket. Kid on stage = BRS member Pride."
And the most touching thing EVER, was this statement from The Mozziah (I haven't called him that for ages): "Trouble with the Blue Rose was such an emotional moment." We couldn't agree more. Hopefully some Youtube footage will emerge of Moz singing Trouble in Santa Ana, wearing the BRS rose. Fulfilled.
MORRISSEY WEARING HIS BLUE ROSE IN SANTA ANA
Although Trouble Loves Me may be disappearing from the setlist, the good news is that All the Lazy Dykes might soon be appearing, well, at some stage during the tour at any rate. Apparently it depends on whether or not I show enough respect to His Mozzness. I will try my utmost, but he can be a **** at times.... sorry, sorry, sorry. *Must try harder to be respectful*
Before I move on, I would also like to just a spend a moment taking in I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday. In previous years when Morrissey has sung this song live, he hasn't used the radio interference at the beginning, but this time he HAD to. It is a MASSIVE part of the BLUE ROSE story. Many people think that the radio interference used on the record is just random, but it ISN'T! Morrissey doesn't do random. The interference, AND the song, is all Jean Cocteau related, and now that Morrissey has shared that information with the BRS, it makes it a VERY special song for us. Almost as special as Trouble. Hand in Glove is the same...... Fucking hell (excuse my French), are we actually aware of just WHAT is happening via this whole MW/BRS phenomenon? Morrissey is sharing 'stuff' with us that NOBODY else knows about. I don't think any of us quite comprehend just how historically important all of this is. Morrissey is the modern day Oscar Wilde, who won't be fully appreciated for his genius until he is long gone, and WE are in his world.... PINCH ME. HARDER. If Oscar had been around today, the MW blog would have been exactly what he would have created..... although it would probably have been called OscarsWorld, no, no, no..... WildeWorld.
I seem to have gone off at a tangent, I want to take a moment to savour I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday, and whilst I am at it, I also want to savour Life is a Pigsty, which despite being my favourite Morrissey song of all time, has somehow not been mentioned in all the excitement of the past two days. Breathe.
And whilst I am playing videos, here is Moz singing Everyday is Like Sunday in Santa Ana, whilst wearing HIS Blue Rose. Yes, it's HIS Blue Rose.
A number of other video clips of the Santa Ana concert have now surfaced on Youtube, and I have added them as links on the setlist of yesterday's blog. The clips include the brilliant new songs WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS and The Bullfighter Dies. There is also a fantastic new version of First of the Gang to Die, which I thought was a Samba, but it is apparently a kind of Mexican folk music called Mariachi. Asleep with Moz STILL wearing the BLUE ROSE has also appeared. I DO hope that Trouble emerges, if not, Moz will HAVE to play it again, and will HAVE to take another Blue Rose.
So, what happens now with the BRS? Morrissey has now taken a BLUE ROSE on at least four occasions, and has worn it on three, but will the masses come running to us? I believe that the answer is NO. The Solowers have written us off as a bunch of fruit cakes and nut jobs. Even with Morrissey blatantly showing his support for the BRS, they are SO lost up themselves, that they can't see ANY of what is going on, but the Solowers aren't alone. Even a seasoned Moz fan like Dickie Felton CANNOT see what is going on right in front of his own eyes. I like Dickie, I think his books about Moz are well written, and he is never negative about anything to do with Morrissey. I also like his Scouse wit, and the BRS would really benefit from having him in our ranks, but despite me having sent Dickie many, many pieces of evidence, proving that Moz is behind MW and the BRS, Dickie just doesn't want to know. This week, Dickie has stood right in front of Moz in Santa Ana, watching him sing the BRS theme tune, whilst wearing a BLUE ROSE, and STILL he cannot see. You therefore have to say, if the likes of a switched on cookie like Dickie are failing to realise that Moz is behind the BRS, then there is NO hope of the masses seeing. This could run and run.
The most recent MorrisseysWorld blog article has currently amassed forty two comments. The target figure before any new articles are posted is one thousand. There have been some excellent contributions, none more so than this, from Broken:
"I hope hardly anyone discovers our oasis of peace and Morrissey-adoration on the chemical-cesspit that is the world wide pleb. We are lucky to have a group united in loving Morrissey, his beautiful songs, and his wistful words. We need nothing more. We are open, not secretive, yet our existence is largely a secret. Gradually our membership grows, aware MW is not Morrissey, but equally aware Morrissey loves BRS. Until he issues a legal injunction and orders us to cease and desist, we will remain true to YOU. The beautiful days and hilarious nights will continue. Our peaceful, witty community is something close to a genuine home. All are welcome; just be beautiful. Whispers of blue roses spread far and wide - from Columbia to Salford; Los Angeles to Krakow. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday." Broken - BRS
Harrison left these wise words:
"I am not sure if the masses will ever believe Morrissey is behind MW. It does take some thought, intelligence and time to read through FTM and MW. It seems most people are only interested in their own little pathetic worlds and have little time to bother with anything else."
So there we have it, the BRS remains WELL under the radar, and it would appear that the members are all more than happy with that. There was once a time when we all got VERY frustrated that nobody could see, but now, we are happy that they don't. It is more exciting when the odd one or two stumble upon us. It means more that way.
THE BLUE ROSE SOCIETY T-SHIRT THAT VULGAR ANGIE HAS MADE FOR MOZ
Early this morning, Mademoiselle Fifi popped into The Twitterdilly Arms, and chatted very briefly with myself and Jazzy. Jazzy asked which of these t-shirts she should give to Moz:
Fifi replied, "OOh tricky question." Let's now see if Jazzy can get the shirt to Moz, and then let's see if he will wear it. We must also wait to see if Angie gets the BRS Cocteau shirt to Moz. Exciting times ahead.
Fifi also posted a video of YESTERDAY MAN by CHRIS ANDREWS:
Rather spookily, I had already posted that video on this very blog entry, along with
EMMENEZ-MOI by CHARLES AZNAVOUR
Both of these videos are in the new pre-concert montage.
There is much more that I could write today, but as usual, time is short, so I will add the rest in bullet points:
1. Moz has so far been wearing a blazer on this tour. I believe it is because he KNEW he was going to wear a BLUE ROSE, and therefore needed a button hill to display it.
2. Moz hasn't stripped and tossed yet on this tour. A lot of people are hoping this situation changes soon.
3. The drum has once again had red and blue lighting around it, a la Dr Jacoby's glasses in Twin Peaks; a MW link.
4. I believe that all three of the new songs that have been played so far are Jesse Tobias songs. They just sound like they should be. I have illegally downloaded them from Youtube, and have been listening non stop. I love them all, but particularly Bullfighter at the moment, although this will no doubt change. There is something special about a 2 minute pop song, and the lyrics are both witty, and yet strong. I also seem to have WPINOYB in my head the whole time.... that is when Trouble, I Know It's and Pigsty allow it to surface. It could become the anthem of the non voter. And on the subject of WPINOYB, not only are there posters in LA and NYC, but now Manchester too! I haven't seen any around my way, but if I do, I will post it on here!
*Comes back yet again* STOP PRESS: It's only a snippet, but it's OUR snippet. TROUBLE LOVES ME LIVE IN SANTA ANA, WITH MORRISSEY WEARING THE BLUE ROSE: http://instagram.com/p/nxIfNzCPvN/