MOZ: Make your choice now and stick to it. Sorry will no longer work.
RAT: I shall just quietly observe. I became too involved. This is not about me. I am hated for loving.
MOZ: There will be no parody. Why do you even need a parody when the real thing sits in front of you as proud as a painting?
RAT: I loved the parody. Many did. Billy Fury or Elvis? Loss of sight or loss of hearing? To Sir, With Love or Heart?
MOZ: Am I being interviewed by the NME?
RAT: Does the NME still exist? Will you accept their God like Genius award next year? What 10 items that you own would you keep if only 10 could be kept? Has any other artist played such great & varied venues as you?
MOZ: My head has exploded from these ridiculous questions. I have no intention of accepting any award from them. Billy Elvis. I refuse to choose and you will not and can not make me.
RAT: My friend has called his baby Morrissey Elvis. He obviously had the same dilemma... although not with Billy, obviously.
MOZ: Morrissey Elvis? I am honoured. Although why not throw Oscar in there as well? But I am not a fan of first names Ratty boy. Otherwise I'd just be called that name beginning with S.
RAT: Can I interview you on FTM? You can ask the questions if you'd like; they would be far better than mine!
MOZ: You may interview me. I am not coming to your offices though.
RAT: My offices are in need of a lick of paint. You are wise to steer clear.
MOZ: I know a good painter. Ok. I am giving you the first interview for the promotion of my tour. I am happy to answer your questions, although if they bore me I will add my own. No pressure. I would write my own questions but I would make it too easy on myself.
RAT: I don't believe that. You'd ask the gritty stuff that others are too scared to ask. I hate watching people interview you. Most are so scared. You put the fear of god in everybody. Plus, most of the interviewers are so dull.
MOZ: I have slipped into a boredom induced coma once or twice before.
RAT: I've noticed. A Zane Lowe interview springs to mind. People who aren't interested enough to ask the right questions, but love the fact they they've interviewed Morrissey!
MOZ: Are you referencing the interview from 2009? Zane Lowe is a man that is brimming with his own self-importance but in reality has the personality of a twig and the intelligence of Kate Middleton after a severe knock to the head. Lauren Laverne was a fairly good interviewer.
LAUREN LAVERNE - GOOD INTERVIEWER
Today, Morrissey has contacted me again to add the following:
MOZ: I have decided to do something a tad different. Please encourage your readers to leave me a question on your blog. I will then answer all of them. No restrictions except the bodyguard.
So there we have it, the Blue Rose Society are to be granted the exclusive first interview in promotion of the new tour. Please post your question in the comments section below, but make it interesting! Here are the questions that I had prepared before I knew that questions were being invited by others:
1. The LP World Peace is None of Your Business has been out for nearly two months now, and the reception to it has been very favourable, but with hindsight, is there anything that you would have changed about it?
Morrissey wasn't just hanging about in the toilets of The Arms last night, he also made a visit to the main bar, but I fear that I have already written too much today, so I will keep his highlights to a minimum:
In response to @edgeindustphoto tweeting, "Whatever happened? It was a great 3 year journey": "It is not over just yet old boy. When I walk onto the stage and hurl the blue roses back into the crowd, then it is over."
"Art-Hounds will be sung at the o2" (Remember where you read it first!)
"The only thing about me that is a parody is the way I whip the microphone cord. I did it once in 1972 and it just stuck."
In response to me asking, "@stillmozsworld What 'whipping' songs are on WPINOYB? Do you picture 'whipping' in advance of being on stage or is it on impulse?": "Impulse. There are a few songs on World Peace that are certainly 'whipping' songs as you put it."
In response to me asking, "Any regrets on the track listing on WPINOYB or does it sit how you wanted it to sit?": "World Peace does not sit. It paces around the room like a baby on cocaine."
WPINOYB - "PACES AROUND THE ROOM LIKE A BABY ON COCAINE"
In other news, Broken was obviously none too pleased that I chose Morrissey over him, but hopefully he will find peace. Unfortunately, with MorrisseysWorld now having come to an end, Astra has decided to leave us. Her twitter account has been closed, and she left these words on yesterday's FTM entry:
If this is the end of MW as it was, then this is the end of this star-baby as she was too, and I will call time on myself.
This blog was like the strawberry compôte in a Victoria sponge, Rat. Although as I never indulge in Victoria sponge myself - I'm not entirely sure what that's to say. So some mysteries are best left untold after all, it seems.
What I did like, was that your little rodent heart was always in the right place, and that it always BEAT BEAT BEAT with love.
My heart always did too.
No stars in the sky tonight, nor in the reservoirs, nor in my eyes... but as girlwithout said just above,
As long as there is a faint pulse, the rhythm of life goes 'round.
Posted by Astraea to Following The Mozziah at 3 September 2014 00:59
Astra will be greatly missed.
It feels like a new chapter is just about to begin in this incredible story. Morrissey is no longer hiding the fact that he is on twitter; he is openly admitting he is. To date, he has just 169 followers. Will the rest of his fans manage to find him?
This morning, I have updated the BlueRoseSociety blog.
Now, get your questions in.