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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Day 986 - If You're L'OO'king For Trouble

The Mozziah has arrived in the land of The King, and for the first time ever, Morrissey will tonight be playing a concert in Memphis. One of Morrissey's crew members, Joseph Joannides (@JayJ_casa) has posted a photo on twitter of Elvis's gravestone at Graceland, which he visited yesterday. I am presuming that Morrissey would have taken the opportunity to pay a visit too, but who knows, who knows?

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PHOTO BY @JayJ_casa - HOW APT THAT THERE ARE ROSES


It feels like I haven't written a proper blog entry in ages, but that is because A) It has been a busy bank holiday weekend, B) There has been nothing really to report on the MorrisseysWorld/Blue Rose Society front and C) There is no C! I would like to say that the cricket season has burst into full swing, thus keeping me away, but it keeps raining. It always bloody rains!

I signed off from my blog entry last Thursday saying that I may place a vote for UKIP at the Euro elections, but of course I didn't really do it. There is NO point in voting, and two thirds of the British public agreed with me. The results were announced on Sunday, and UKIP did incredibly well, but it is all a joke, because those who did vote, were just using their vote as a protest. UKIP won't actually win any seats at next year's General election, and NOTHING will change. Ed Miliband remains unelectable, so Labour won't win the election, the Lib Dems will disappear completely; with Nick Clegg having destroyed the party for his 15 minutes of personal fame, and David Cameron's Conservative party will therefore win the election by picking up the Lib Dem voters..... and the people will continue to be unhappy.... and the politicians will continue to laugh. Cameron will hold a referendum on Europe, and the outcome will be that the British vote to remain in the European Union.... but they'll continue to be unhappy..... and the politicians will continue to laugh. And this system works? Party politics should be a thing of the past. Independence is the way ahead, but will Independence day EVER come? It can't come soon enough! *coughs*


NIGEL FARAGE - THE ONLY UKIP POLITICIAN WITH ANY CHANCE OF WINNING A SEAT AT NEXT YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTION


Anyway, enough about politics, which ultimately is none of my business, back to Moz. Yesterday evening, I lay in the bath and watched Sunday's Beaumont concert on Youtube. With the exception of Irish Blood, World Peace and Earth is, the whole concert was filmed, and it was superb. They are ALWAYS superb! The only downsides were that Life is a Pigsty and The National Front Disco weren't on the set list in Beaumont, and it would also appear that I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday has completely gone, but having Certain People I Know come in was a pleasant surprise. It could be that I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday has been dropped from the set because the new PETA film is going to come in to take it's place at the beginning of the concerts. It has been reported that the PETA film moved Morrissey to tears, but although I can understand why Morrissey would allow the song to be used to highlight the plight of chickens, it will ALWAYS remain the Jean Cocteau song in my mind. I really hope it returns to the set list; after all, this IS the 'Unofficial Blue Rose Tour'!



The concert in Beaumont also saw Moz give an 'O' sign, aimed right at Clover Dean, but I'm not sure if she spotted it. It can be seen at the 30 second mark, whilst moz is talking to the crowd, before singing Yes, I am Blind:



It was rather disappointing, but also no surprise, to see that Istanbul didn't make it into the singles chart on Sunday. Istanbul is an absolutely stunning song, and it got it's first live airing on Saturday night in Austin, and was also sung in Beaumont on Sunday.



It is criminal that Istanbul isn't being played on National radio. How have things changed SO much in the past few years, so that a new Morrissey song doesn't make it onto the charts? HOW? According to our old friend Broken, the whole new album is "unlikely to be any good". Here is the comment he left last Thursday, on Morrissey's birthday of all days; the bastard!..... that's Broken who's a bastard, not Morrissey!:

Sorry, but the new album is unlikely to be any good. WPINOYB is a bit tuneless. But fair enough, he did release the worst three songs on Your Arsenal before the album.

But Istanbul is just a plodder. The words are stunning. But the music is typical Jesse Tobias. Absent melody. Zero imagination. No creativity. Mid-paced rock dirge. It's embarrassing.

How sad that Morrissey now accepts this rubbish and puts it out on record.

I give up on him. It's over.

Broken's comment was one of the rare sightings of any of the pessoa's in recent days. Astraea has made the occasional visit to The Twitterdilly Arms, but there has been no sign of Mademoiselle Fifi or Parody Moz. The Rat's Talisman turned out to be Jack Shet (@TheeOtherBill), and NOT a pessoa, although I DO like the pictures he keeps coming up with.


There are still rumblings about the @itsmorrissey twitter account, with GWO making some interesting observations:

I guess the @itsmorrissey twitter account will be on hold for 30 days and then be up for grabs, presumably minus the blue badge.
Odd though that the hashtag started appearing on the wheat paste posters at about the same time as @itsmorrissey resurfaced. All looked to be part of a promotional campaign. Wonder who the ‘interlopers’ were. Somehow I don’t think it was Harvest; partly because the twitter account would have already had to be transferred to them from whoever set it up and got it verified in 2009; but also because of their tweet about taking over @itsmorrissey to protect it from interlopers. 
I don’t do Faceache, but I did see the post on there on 14 May that linked to the @itsmorrissey twitter account saying ‘Feel free to reach out’. I just looked for that and cannot see it so has that now been removed? My guess is that maybe there was a link between the FB and the twitter account. Odd that the twitter account was deactivated but that the ‘official’ Morrissey FB is still active.
This is a case for Columbo. 
Harvest Records.com have Morrissey's FB and 'official site' as the 'official' Morrissey FB. But, but, but.........






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MORRISSEY IN DALLAS - "FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT"













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HASH TAG.... AND BARBED WIRE... AND RAIN. THIS POSTER IS IN ENGLAND!

Meanwhile, the MorrisseysWorld.Com site started linking into ohwellenough.webs.com over the weekend, but is now back to linking to True-To-You.net. WHAT is going on? Will it EVER go live, or is it going to go the same way as @itsmorrissey?

That will do for today. I am absolutely itching to share the secret that Fifi whispered to me in the toilets of The Twit Arms last week, but I had to promise to hold my water, and hold it I will continue to do. *coughs*

The Blue Rose Society HAS to keep spreading the word to people attending concerts, but with the exception of @BlueRoseSociety, NOBODY else is bothering to search twitter to look for people attending concerts. All the BRS need to do is lOOk for people attending, and then link them to bluerosesocisty.blogspot.com. Hopefully, tonight in Memphis, a twitter user called @vaurigemma will take a rose, but it really is taking an awfully long time for the masses to wake up to what is going on. HOW many times does Morrissey have to wear a BLUE ROSE before people make the link? I wonder what the reaction would be if Morrissey walked on stage wearing a blue rose? I guess.... NONE!

And finally, Boz's suitcase must be bulging by now, as he stopped by at Antone's Record Shop in Austin to stock up on yet more vinyl for his new record shop, Vinyl Boutique:



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BOZ AT ANTONE'S IN TEXAS

And whilst Boz is away, I have been earning him money, as I made my first purchase from his shop, The Knife Shift on vinyl. It is now sitting on my turntable, where it will remain until July.

STOP PRESS: I've just had a natter in the toilets of The Arms with Fifi, and it would appear she's been having a tantrum, which might jeopardise the 'secret'. If anybody sees her, feel free to slap her with a wet plimsoll!

*Goes off singing* If you're looking for trouble, it walks beside me....




ORPHEUM THEATRE MEMPHIS

TWITTERDILLY ARMS TOP 15

1. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE IN SANTA ANA WEARING THE BLUE ROSE) - MORRISSEY (NO CHANGE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmvZvitpZ_U&feature=youtu.be

2. LIFE IS A PIGSTY (LIVE IN AUSTIN) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mei1C0Fu0Qg&list=UUPIhCGj3uhBrPJVlv5VCPyg

3. ISTANBUL (LIVE IN AUSTIN) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h9J03Dtxao

4. THE NATIONAL FRONT DISCO (LIVE IN AUSTIN) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_pUDwdf_2I

5. THE BULLFIGHTER DIES (LIVE IN BEAUMONT) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKYAg5voGXc&list=PLEnRn7wbxlfnAHJKD_yt-eyvwWSRzmv3k

6. ASLEEP (LIVE IN BEAUMONT) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STzSw4nuytk&list=PLEnRn7wbxlfnAHJKD_yt-eyvwWSRzmv3k&index=15

7. GANGLORD (LIVE IN DALLAS) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTWEEWW8gNM

8. SPEEDWAY (LIVE IN BEAUMONT) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POSJMNt6IOE&list=PLEnRn7wbxlfnAHJKD_yt-eyvwWSRzmv3k

9. YES, I AM BLIND (LIVE IN BEAUMONT) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibWelLB8Vks&list=PLEnRn7wbxlfnAHJKD_yt-eyvwWSRzmv3k

10. EARTH IS THE LONELIEST PLANET (LIVE IN AUSTIN) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBow542wo_I

11. SEVEN DEADLY FINNS - BRIAN ENO (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaLrS0WG7Z0

12. NOW YOU WANT TO BE LOVED - FRANÇOISE HARDY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvBJVTCTt0g

13. WE'VE GOT THE GOLD - NICO (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z147qPrqIQg

14. PUSS N BOOTS - NEW YORK DOLLS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oh-mHKEFus

15. (SHE'S SO) UNTOUCHABLE - JOHNNY THUNDERS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6_u6_Rg7u4

26 comments:

  1. So much I could comment upon, but my main concern is what's wrong with Fifi?! Tantrum?! Although that's not exactly unprecedented. Fifi, my little profiterole?! What is wrong?! Come to The Arms & rest by the fountain with a Mimosa Special (extra valium) & tell me your troubles. You can also have as many slaps as your heart desires.

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    1. Fifi, you can even have my Valium Mimosa- with a touch of morphine. Willow will handle the plimsoll slaps. I do hope you're alright, darling.

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  2. Where do I get a t-shirt of the blue rose covering Moz's *$@#*! ? -Sue

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    1. dear sue, ask moz nicely and you may get a look without any rose covering it

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    2. I can't stop looking at what you just wrote. Just if I ask nicely? That is it? -Sue

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  3. I watched the Beaumont footage in bed last night. It was stunning, it's a joy to see both Moz & the band on top form.

    My imagination has gone into overdrive now, wondering about the 'secret'
    Our dearest Fifi today my feet are clad in green plimsolls, feel free to pop into The Arms to borrow them. I will have a bottle of Veuve on ice, just in case.

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  4. I think it is shameful that only a third of the electorate voted. If you cannot be bothered to vote,
    you have no right to moan about who is in power and what they represent.

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    1. Oh Lizzy, it's not about "being bothered", it's a pointless exercise, but if it makes you feel as though it earns you the right to have a good moan, then keep voting red or blue, red or blue, red or blue. Don't bother wasting time with any other vote, it is only ever red or blue who run the country. Which colour was Blair, it was hard to tell? Each time you vote you support the process. Those who vote are the ones to blame for the system not changing.

      Enoch Trowell

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    2. Last time I checked we were white of course, and I think Eurasia is blue and Eastasia is red but it's hard to tell.

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    3. If you don't want to vote but want to show your displeasure for the system then you should cast a non vote and spoil your ballot. Put an X in every box. I was considering starting a Kickstarter campaign that would raise money to promote awareness of the non vote/ non of the above option. If the 70 percent of people who could not be bothered to vote cast a non vote you would trigger a constitutional crisis and we would collectively have to look at a new system of government. Get Morrissey to front this along with David Icke and Rustle Brand. Rat can do the PR.

      Trevor from Bolton (aka Treviana Fountain)

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  5. I will have to disagree on the fact Istanbul is not being played on national radio.
    I hear it every day and sometimes several times a day on the radio station I listen to.
    They also play WPINOYB and daily update listeners with Moz news.
    That's XFM (UK radio). I listen in Manchester but surely the playlist is the same all over the UK, only the weather forecast changes regionally. Am I wrong?
    Anyway, it's nice to hear Moz on the radio, it makes me happy every time.

    Annalisa

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    1. yep, ditto I listen to XFM and have heard clint boon playing them

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  6. I can't believe Fifi would have a tantrum. Sometimes she can be a little spunky and she is always the definition of the word tantalizing! Astraea, Willow and Edge really don't like Billy Idol. I hope you're not mad as I was having a little bit of fun at their expense. They did secretly admit to me, they were closet fans of Cinderella (and I'm not talking about the famous story). So you know what they say, if the glass slipper fits (you must acquit) oops I mean you must wear it!! Willow and Edge don't be mad, I'm just teasing.

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  7. We are watching Ratty, everywhere...

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  8. 14/07/14? Concert's date or simply the album on sale? Why not both....Will see. Exellent blog Ratty, ciao!

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  9. I was too distracted with preparations for my excursion to Nashville to comment yesterday. Looking forward to being there tonight with a blue rose in hand!

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    1. Forza Heather! Romina, at the swimming pool!

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  10. Dear Enoch Trowell
    Please explain how not voting in an election will change anything ?
    It is not just red and blue now with the emergence of UKIP ( purple )
    I don't think that the majority of people who didn't vote did it as a protest, do you ?

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    1. Dear Lizzy, if you honestly believe that UKIP are a force in UK politics, then you understand nothing. How many seats do you think they will win at the general election? It is frightening that people like you still believe you can change things by putting an X in a box.

      Enoch Trowell

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    2. "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." (Plato)

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    3. Dear Enoch
      You still have not explained why abstaining in an election is preferable to voting.
      I am very interested in politics and have always voted and will continue to do so.

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    4. Dear Lizzy, If nobody voted, then it would send a clear message that none of those on offer are wanted. If nobody voted, it would send out the message that the current system does not work. By voting, you continue to show your support for the existing model. However, you will not change your mind, you don't have the ability to, so let's now end this pointless exchange.

      Enoch

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    5. Dear Enoch
      Thank you for your reply which I find interesting, obviously we are both entitled to our opinions.
      Here endeth the lesson.

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    6. True, Enoch. Discussing with people who are too stupid to understand that only YOUR views are correct and reasonable is pointless.

      Pierre Le Poof

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    7. Correct.
      Enoch

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  11. Also wanted to say thank goodness for social media because we get to see and hear
    all about the tour. The next best thing - almost - to being there.
    Still praying for a UK/European tour.

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