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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Day 976 - The Return of 'NOT Morrissey'

*Comes in singing* It's really laughable, a-ha ha ha ha ha, a-ha ha ha ha, a-ha aha ha, oh o o, a ha ha ha ha

The following statement was published yesterday on True-To-You.net:

Statement

16 May 2014
I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name - as 'It's Morrissey' - but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That's, of course, if you should remotely care.
Untwitterably yours,
MORRISSEY
Salt Lake City
15 May 2014.


Can one actually laugh one's head off? Is it physically possible? I do hope not..... I'm scared. The above statement, as Loughton Lil pointed out in the comments section of yesterday's blog entry, is pure parody. The funniest part of the statement is the fact that Morrissey has called the twitter account "It's Morrissey', as though he has no idea that twitter accounts can't have apostrophes in them. I just can't stop smiling to myself, you REALLY, REALLY couldn't make this up.

The other part of the statement that had me spitting my morning tea as I read it, is the part that says, "but it is NOT Morrissey." It is of course grammatically incorrect, it should read, "but it is 'Not Morrissey', with 'Not Morrissey' being the name that Morrissey has been using to tweet for the past three years! The three other funny parts to the statement are, "I gather", which suggests that Morrissey has only found out about this bogus account through a third party, "I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus", and "Untwitterably yours." A-ha ha ha ha ha, a-ha ha ha ha, a-ha aha ha, oh o o, a ha ha ha ha.

"YOU BOY, WIPE THAT SMIRK OFF YOUR FACE"

'Not Morrissey' (aka Our Mozzer & Parody Moz) had suggested to us the other day in The Arms, that he would write a parody piece about this new twitter account, and you can just picture the scene of Boz Boorer informing Moz that somebody has opened a twitter account in his name. I guess the only reason Moz hasn't written us the new parody piece, is because I have closed down all my old blog pages, so he has nowhere to post it. He can't email it to me, because the Morrissey who occasionally emails me is The Real Morrissey, and NOT 'Not Morrissey', so emailing it would be an admission by Moz that he is 'Not Moz', which he will NEVER do! Are you still with me?

The TTY statement has caused all sorts of eruptions, and it has also brought a halt to the rapid rise of new followers to the @itsmorrissey account. They have stalled at 248,000.

The question that everybody should be asking is, "HOW can Morrissey possibly not know anything about this account? Is he suggesting that the record label people have opened the account without his permission? Is he suggesting that the 'rep' who issued the statement to the media saying that it really is Moz tweeting, is lying? Or, is Morrissey suggesting that the account has been hacked?

If Morrissey is suggesting that the account has been hacked, or indeed being used by somebody within the record label without his permission, then it paves the way for 'Parody Moz' to start tweeting, which would bring Our Mozzer to the masses. Follower numbers would soar as Our Mozzer lays into celebs, self deprecates, and spouts his Mozzean wit. It wouldn't of course last for very long, because the impostor will have to be stopped, but while it is going on, surely some of those 248,000 people will ask the same sort of questions that the 'Deluded Dozen' asked, and surely a journalist somewhere in the world, will write that they don't believe the TTY denial, and that they believe it IS Morrissey tweeting? This story could be huge. It's genius, f******* genius. But will it happen?

Yesterday's TTY statement is also reminiscent of the TTY statement of 2011, when Parody Moz arrived on the twitter scene:

Statement

14 September 2011
Tuesday September 13
Morrissey would like to stress that he has absolutely no affiliation with the site called Morrisseysworld, and that the views expressed on Morrisseysworld blog and Twitter page are not Morrissey's views, and do not come from Morrissey. Morrissey has no connection with this site. Please beware.
Morrissey would also like to stress that he has no association with the Warner release called 'The Smiths Complete'. This project has taken place without any consultation to Morrissey, and without any approach to Morrissey from either Warner, Rhino, or Johnny Marr. Therefore, Morrissey has no knowledge of the remixes, and has had no input in the project.
Morrissey would like to thank all of the people who have - so quickly - bought tickets for his November and December US tour, which he looks forward to very much.
The point of the TTY statement in 2011 was two fold; 1) to promote the MorrisseysWorld twitter account, and 2) to promote 'The Smiths Complete'. Advertising in reverse.

This latest TTY statement could be seen as an advert for the new twitter account, but of course the denial will mean that most people don't see it as an advert, they will accept what they are being told, and accept that any further tweets from @itsmorrissey aren't the words of Morrissey. But what is stronger, the official blue tick of twitter that tells us that it IS Morrissey, or a denial by the real Morrissey? There could be a further twist, with Morrissey issuing a statement to the media that he did NOT make the statement on TTY fanzine, and that it was made without his knowledge. Oh the excitement of it all, but again I ask, will any of it actually happen? Time, as ever....

I only got to read the TTY statement this morning, because I went out last night to watch a Smiths tribute band called The Smyths; but I knew there had been a statement made, because the parody Morrissey form The Smyths told the audience about the statement! I was therefore informed about a fake Moz twitter account by a fake singing Moz. It becomes more surreal by the second.

In other news, a concert took place last night in Utah, with the Blue Rose Society Vice President, Vulgar Angie attempting to give a blue rose and BRS t-shirt to Moz, but it would appear from initial reports that she was unsuccessful this time. Never mind, it can't happen every time or it wouldn't be so mysterious.

The only Youtube clip to have surfaced so far is of Everyday is Like Sunday, and as ever, Moz and the band were on top form. Morrissey's voice is sounding stronger than ever before.






As I listened to The Smyths last night, I was reminded once again that the vast majority of Morrissey's greatest songs are his solo songs, and with the power of the new songs that we have heard, it would appear that Morrissey is at his peak.

I will sign off for today with this Youtube clip that turned up yesterday of Earth is the Loneliest Planet, from last Saturday's concert at the LA Sports Arena. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was a great song in 1984, but in 2014, Earth is TLP is the song to listen to:

29 comments:

  1. as usual I have nothing of importance to add, so I wont

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    1. I never do either, but I don't let that stop me.

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  2. Apparently " He determinedly ignored the blue rose that was held out to him, and seemed to scowl at its presentation."

    We all had fun on Twitter last night when the TTY message appeared regarding the ' fake ' account.
    As I posted then it could be " plausible deniability."

    How I wish I was on tour with Moz in the USA. Keeping everything crossed for a UK tour.

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  3. I have also been laughing my head off. As I wrote yesterday, I'm loving every minute of this - it's just too funny. The absurd part of the TTY statement is the claim that he doesn't know who opened the account. As if he would have no idea! And now people are questioning the integrity of twitter's verification process. It really is pure parody and genius. Btw, I think Parody Moz had typed "It's Morrissey" with the apostrophe in a recent tweet, exactly as it appears in the TTY statement.

    Quite an interesting sequence of events yesterday, all within a few hours: Parody Moz bids us farewell, saying there will be a surprise soon; MorrisseyWorld tweets that the wait is nearly over; Mum tweets that it's the sales team; then the statement appears on TTY. Can't wait to see what will happen next in this ingenious plan.

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  4. Pitchfork was the news site that said 'a rep confirmed that this is indeed Morrissey Tweeting'. I imagine the conversation went something like:
    Pitchfork - is it Morrissey
    Rep - its Morrissey

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    1. but who told the rep to say it was... for a bogus account it is strangely taking the twit police some time to close it down..* cough *

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    2. I was just writing some other reply, but Harvest Records have just tweeted that they have taken over the itsmorrissey account to protect it from interlopers, and that it's already time to bid farewell to the account.

      Still strikes me as strange that the twitter account linked to the WPINOYB website, which, as we know was set up by Donnie and then hosted by MyPlay.

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    3. oh detective GWO you are pointing that finger at an inside job again

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  5. When Moz sings, "what's left of your face" in today's version of Everyday is Like Sunday, it made me think of Laura Palmer's face on the front of the new Twin Peaks box set. And now I'm picturing Laura laying on that beach.
    Just saying, that's all.

    Bermondsey Billy

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  6. Also Ratty, please restore the old blog pages, not only for our reference but to enable us to get Our Mozzer's parody piece. We wouldn't want to miss out on that, would we?

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    1. Heather, I will restore the old pages ONLY if one of the Morrissey's asks me to, or if MW returns. I may however restore a dozen or so parody pieces.

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    2. *rolls eyes* Honestly...you & Our Mozzer are just like a couple of petulant brats! Cut off your nose to spite your face. Just bring the blogs back, both of you. I feel another tantrum coming on.

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    3. And come back Fifi...no one else will let me slap them...

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    4. I do hope she hasn't been sent to rehab again. What a waste of money!

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    5. Not sure why she went to rehab. Think it may have been one of the conditions of her release after she flailed a little too wildly in The Arms, & that man brought charges against her.

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    6. I'm confused why moz has to ask before you restore the posts?
      I thought the whole point of this blog was to document the journey.
      which is what you were doing ... whether moz asks, or doesn't ask
      shouldn't really affect what you originally set out to do - which is
      tell this amazing story.

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    7. Rat is attention seeking as usual!

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  7. Surely if he accepted a blue rose every time it would look suspicious?

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  8. You seriously delete yesterday's post, geez!
    Did you also remove the fish?

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  9. We are going further down the rabbit hole.

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  10. A dance-off would solve this mess

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  11. Asked by Mikey Bracewell what he thought about FollowingTheMozziah having deleting old posts, Our Mozzer stated, between mouthfuls of fresh falafel with lime juice, rocket and vegan mayonnaise:

    "What? Deleted the whole b*****d thing? The s**ding primadonna. One can't have one's hangers-on behaving with such recklessness. What next? My session musicians pulling out of my tours because they have a bit of a cough? Boz Boorer failing to turn up for a music festival because 'nobody told me I was playing?' No, no, no. This will NOT do-"

    After a gulp of gin:

    "Instruct the c*** to bring it back immediately... the disrespectful t***-"

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    1. Perfect instructions! Hurrah for Our Mozzer!

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    2. Great to see you on fine form Our Mozzer, you keep Ratty under control.
      Vegan mayonnaise and gin - LOL !

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    3. "Instruct the c*** to bring it back immediately... the disrespectful t***-" Beautifully worded. And asterisked. Another tantrum averted.

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    4. haha exactly rat. consider it your first warning!!

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    5. A-ha ha ha ha ha, a-ha ha ha ha, a-ha aha ha, oh o o, a ha ha ha ha!!

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    6. Vegan mayo is quite good. Especially with gin.

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  12. When Our Mozzer speaks, Mr. Rat listens.

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