"In September 2011, I stumbled upon a blog called MorrisseysWorld. As unlikely as it seemed, it appeared to me that Morrissey himself might be the person behind the blog, so I started blogging my findings. What happened over the next 33 months was phenomenal, including the formation of Morrissey's Blue Rose Society. In June 2014 MorrisseysWorld ended. The BRS lives on."
Yesterday afternoon, whilst I was away in the hills (actually I was on a cricket pitch, but you get the idea), BrokenMorrissey (@Broken1andonly) strolled back into The Twitterdilly Arms. I'm not entirely sure what happened next, but it would appear that Broken lit a few touch papers, told a few home truths, and once again he managed to get under people's skin to such an extent that some of the BRS members were apparently in tears. When will they ever learn? If you go near a wounded animal, expect to be bitten.
I'm not sure how many times I have to spell it out to the BRS members, but BrokenMorrissey is literally just that, a Morrissey who is broken, and why wouldn't he be? Let's look at the facts, Morrissey has just had to abandon yet another tour due to poor health, he has fallen out with longtime friends Kristeen Young & Tony Visconti, he is witnessing yet another record company failing to promote him properly.... need I go on? Morrissey is hurting. He HAS to be hurting, and I would guess that he is currently in self destruct mode. I took a kicking from him last Friday, and it is now the turn of other members of the BRS to get their kicking, although if they left him alone to wallow in his own self pity and look at Bieber pictures, then they would be ok.
If people seriously think that Morrissey is going to stroll into the Twit Arms and be the life and soul of the party with all the shit that is currently going on in his life, then they really don't know about life. From what I have seen of yesterday's session in The Twit Arms, there are a lot of selfish self centred people in the BRS, and they only seem to care about their own feelings, and not the feelings of the one person that they are here for. The best thing these people can do, is head to the hills, lick their wounds, scratch in the dirt, and then see the bigger picture; it worked for me.
Here are some of Broken's highlights from yesterday:
"This is not the BRS anymore. There are few of us left now. It meant something more than a silly clique of trivial people. We didn't need another twitter clique. This was so much more - a group of like-minded ironists on the prowl."
"BRS is dead. It means nothing now. No more signs, no more dreams. BRS turned into a wing of So-Low. I blame Fifi, willow, GOB and Lizzy."
"As much as some of you dislike me, and Justin Bieber, I was half of MorrisseysWorld, so I don't think one can blame me."
"Art is beautiful. Artists are often ugly."
"Sometimes even bloggers can be ugly - especially bloggers!"
"Ultimately I don't pretend to like dreary types. If you're dreary, I don't want to know."
"...Sorry if that offends your bourgeois sensibility."
"Writing is just a hobby for me. I'm a professional by trade."
"I've already had 3 books of poetry published, despite the running joke on the blog. I'm writing my second novel now."
This is probably a good point to once again remind people that Broken is a pessoa, i.e., he is a character with his own identity. Broken isn't a real person that you could meet in the street, but he is a real person on the internet, with his own personality. For those who don't know, Broken is a doctor by profession, and also takes great pleasure in telling people that he is a meat eater. He also has a penchant for good looking footballers and, er, Justin Bieber.
"Fifi is not, will not be, was never anything to do with MW."
"This world is big enough for all of us, but my world isn't even big enough for those I care about and find interesting."
"If we can trim away the dead wood, who knows? Perhaps BRS can return."
"I've unfollowed a number of vacuous people today - from Willow to the utterly trivial George. Any more vacuous followers, just insult me please - I promise I'll block you."
"I believe Justin will one day play Morrissey in a biopic."
"The meat is smelling good. The proteins have broken down; there's a crispy sweet coating. Now I'm slowly cooking in a low oven. Brown and tasty on the outside, bloody and tender in the middle. Perfect steak."
"@Jazissey Those who liked Essay on the Beginnings of a New Man, largely written by me, probably find it difficult to hate me. BRS."
"@Heathercat222 Sometimes nothing means anything if we're too nice to everybody. At least you know when I say something nice I mean it."
"@kie123star @RFerdenzi Why should you be surprised to meet prats no twitter who like Moz? Twitter's full of prats and Moz is prince of prats."
From @RFerdenzi: "@Broken1andonly Why don't you FUCK OFF! You're the biggest prat on here, by far. Go fuck yourself with a Beiber (sic) doll!" (Retweeted by George aka @Edgeindust)
At this stage, Astraea (@fadinggoldLeaf) joined her friend Broken in The Arms.
"@FadingGoldLeaf The idiots are out in force today. George is only retweeting insults, his usual pathetic passive-aggressive style."
"@FadingGoldLeaf Have you met @scooterbraun ? He made Justin Bieber famous."
From @FadingGoldLeaf: "@Broken1andonly Scooter should be just as famous as MY BABY is!"
"@FadingGoldLeaf OK you're sounding like Kate Ryan now!"
(Ed - It's been a while since we've heard Kate Ryan's name mentioned in these parts!)
I should mention that Astraea once again played the role yesterday of a Bieber lover yesterday, but did manage to post some songs too, and her song choices would suggest that she too is currently 'broken'.... well, she would be wouldn't she! Here are the songs:
My cousin Fluff (@UpthePier) arrived in The Arms late yesterday afternoon, after most of the bombs had gone off.
From @UpthePier: "Cousin Rat was going to close FTM, but whilst @Broken1andonly is in The Arms, the MW story continues. Rat is chewing fruit gums up his hill."
"@UpthePier I might ask OM to return. But only if the dead wood is cut away."
"@southkirk Intelligence is most unwelcome on twitter - just as twitter is most unwelcome in MENSA meetings."
"@southkirk You're interesting and unique. And you don't give a **** what people think. That's why OM and I adore you."
"@southkirk I wrote a parody piece in which you assumed a major part. The new series was best yet, but didn't get published when OM shut MW. Southkirk assumed the role of M's favourite online twitter fawner in the last series. M kept quoting you back-stage and over tea." (Ed - this tweet made me piss myself. Sorry!) (Ps. I would LOVE to read that parody piece.... even though I don't believe for one minute that such piece exists.) (Carry on.)
"I'm part of an elite on twitter - men who have Bieber pics on their profile."
"Each of the new songs has no detectable melody. So Moz's wonderful voice and his band's *ahem* best efforts can't quite disguise the fact."
"Mental in Valencia... is Morrissey running out of things to say?"
"Still, I hated the first two singles from YOR and it turned out to be a magnificent record. THPGU was ok but a bit Moz-by-numbers and AYNIM was laughable. But the record was wonderful... except for those last two songs."
"Istanbul sounds like Chris Rea covering Meatloaf. 'Bullfighter' sounds like Moz covering Lambada. World Peace sounds like Gene."
Broken has now disappeared once again, no doubt back up his hill to lick his wounds. It has now been thirteen days since Morrissey's fallout with Kristeen Young, and there is still no sign that Morrissey is anything but broken. Hopefully BRS members will put aside their own feelings, and show support for BrokenMorrissey, but what I expect will happen, is that the comments section of this blog entry will fill with those saying "Broken said this, and Broken said that, and Broken's not very nice." Human nature.
I shall sign off today with an MW archive piece, "Why I Created MorrisseysWorld by 'Broken', but first, here is the send off that GOB (@GirlOnBike1102) gave to a BrokenMorrissey as he headed out of The Twitterdilly Arms last night: "I just hope that some of the people who jumped on Broken's bandwagon of calling me homophobic, have realised that he is a manipulative c**t!" Touching words for a broken man.
*Heads back up the hill singing* Don't rake up my mistakes, I know exactly what they are, and what do you do? Well you just sit there....
FRIDAY, 26 JULY 2013