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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Day 1175 - A broken world

Broken once again tweeted all the way through Monday night's Morrissey concert, leaving everyone asking, 'just who is it that tweets as Broken when Morrissey is on stage?'.

Broken has always been a mysterious 'character', but we should never lose sight of the fact that he is just that, a character, and the chances are, there are a number of different actors who have played his part, including, as I believe, Morrissey himself; although when Morrissey adopts the role, he may not necessarily be acting, especially when the real Morrissey (TRM) is feeling broken.... this isn't straight forward!








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MORRISSEY - AN ACTOR PLAYING A PART?

Right from the very beginning of the MorrisseysWord story, Broken was introduced as a Rio Ferdinand/Alan Smith loving homosexual in his mid 30s, who was a failed medic with a love of juicy steaks; i.e, A CHARACTER! In more recent times, he has developed an obsessional crush on Justin Bieber, and become an ardent UKIP supporter. To make life even more confusing, Broken has at times claimed to be Morrissey himself, particularly when the real Morrissey is at a low ebb.

As it was obviously NOT Morrissey playing the role of Broken on Monday night, I asked Broken how he had managed to get Morrissey to make all of the MorrisseysWorld signs on stage, to which Broken replied, "It's easy... he is the blog's biggest fan." Broken also posted, "The ONLY outstanding pledge now is a Bieber t-shirt."


THE FORMER MRS RUSSELL BRAND WEARING A BIEBER T-SHIRT - WILL MOZ BE NEXT?

It's all well and good saying that Morrissey is the biggest fan of the MorrisseysWorld blog, but the blog has now fallen into the hands of someone else, with the general census of opinion being that the new owner is Chuck. Chuck has renamed the MW blog SolowWorld with the tag line 'Not a place for sycophants'. The blog has also posted it's first article entitled, 'Broken--A disgusting person' with the following text:

So, after viewing the disturbing posts by the person known as Broken, one can only deduce that Broken is a very sick and twisted person who has numerous issues. His demeaning tone to those who do not kiss his arse or agree with him is so hypocritical. Those who support this twisted being are as sad as he is.

The new owner of the MW blog has made the mistake of thinking that Broken is a real person, and not a character. The Broken character is not a wall flower, and loves nothing more than a good argument, which has resulted in the Blue Rose Society being ripped apart as he points out the flaws of a number of it's members. He shoots from the hip, but as for being "disgusting", "disturbing", "sick" and "twisted", this just isn't true! Chuck, or whoever the new MW owner is, has used these descriptive words purely and simply because she has fallen out with Broken, but she has failed to back up the words with ANY evidence. Broken isn't "disgusting" or "sick", he merely has a different outlook to the likes of Chuck and GOB, and also has an uncanny ability to highlight human flaws.... which is ALWAYS hard for those with the flaws to accept.

As to where the MW story goes from here, I really don't know. I started following MorrisseysWorld because I stumbled across a fantastically humorous blog, and an incredibly witty twitter account. Both have now gone, although as I witnessed first hand on Saturday, Morrissey is still carrying out signs from the MW blog, and humorous parody pieces are still being written and placed on FTM, so there is life in the old Parody Moz yet.

Will the Bieber t-shirt be worn, and will we see a blue rose accepted on this tour? Interestingly, the BlueRoseSociety tumblr has been updated to include a photo of the blue roses from the new Homme+ magazine, and also @Hatful0fHollow 's 'Gothenburg Blue Rose' photo has been added to the tumblr site. Hatful claimed that Moz accepted her blue rose in Gothenburg; a claim that was disputed by both Kerry 'No Rose Action' Richards and Nathalie HoarsleyCry, who were both there, but perhaps Kerry & Nathalie were mistaken, and maybe the rose was accepted.


THE BLUE ROSE OF GOTHENBURG - ACCEPTED AS CLAIMED BY TWITTER USER @HATFUL0FHOLLOW?

And finally, I must make mention of AlfsButton (formerly St.Ill Moz) who made a whole host of predictions for this tour, which included; Staircase at the Uni being sung as the first doing of the tour, Girl Least Likely To being sung within the first five dates,  a Morrissey appearance on the Skavlan tv show, the London O2 concert being filmed and introduced by Ricky Gervais, and a blue rose being accepted in Dublin. Not one of these predictions has come true, which categorically proves that either A) Alf is NOT Morrissey or B) Alf is Morrissey. There is NO C).

The story continues. Now where is that new parody piece that Broken was promising?

TWITTERDILLY ARMS CHART (Please note that Staircase, I'm Not a Man & Kick the Bride at the O2 would all have featured but have not been loaded to Youtube.)

1. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L9W-27XWEM (London) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDdDhTw6Ns&feature=youtu.be (Essen) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_-cQT-dYy8 (Antwerp) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yalzQ7HKXmE (Dublin)

2. SUEDEHEAD (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob1as9mr3yo (London) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsIoWYWhLkY (Essen) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeP9gwlxiMA (Antwerp)

3. THE QUEEN IS DEAD (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac7bwJRBoqM (London) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=964nnOWq5xA (Antwerp)

4. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHpczb6jcGA

5. KISS ME A LOT (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZCv9sypYVc (London) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFizny4QFTY (Antwerp)

6. ASLEEP (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RGYuzXlE68

7. SMILER WITH KNIFE (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnYPg67jZDU

8. MEAT IS MURDER (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-twXlz5MYNs

9. THE BULLFIGHTER DIES (LIVE AT THE LONDON 02 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnVSLL0fr_I

10. MOUNTJOY (LIVE IN ANTWERP 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUsLs8_IhN8

11. SPEEDWAY (LIVE AT THE LONDON 02 2O14) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7WpnAVmfDY

12. EARTH IS THE LONELIEST PLANET (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R0Cpr-_Obk (London) +  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1W-ENbBiTs (Essen)

13. WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Gcpv-rK8U (London) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDKH5DyZuX0 (Essen) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NuqtoAICXw (Antwerp)

14. ISTANBUL (LIVE AT THE LONDON 02 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w9jLSqnmpI

15. SCANDINAVIA (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU7f44VROyw (London) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmYuYfs84tM (Essen)

16. NEAL CASSADY DROPS DEAD (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3TI-syAi7Y (London) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqEDJXUM4RA (Essen) + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCrvvk6mEBU (Antwerp)

17. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS (LIVE AT THE LONDON O2 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8qqeeo6pVA

18. SPEEDWAY/ I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO (LIVE IN ANTWERP 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVbav7gd9XE&list=UUy9yqT68A2j_cajqA0MOfyw

19. STAIRCASE AT THE UNIVERSITY (LIVE IN ESSEN & ANTWERP 2104) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0-78_SgJKA

20. SPEEDWAY (PLUS SNIPPET OF DON'T BE CRUEL) (LIVE IN BERLIN 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvh0-szytR4

21. ONE OF OUR OWN (LIVE IN ANTWERP 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHxpV3ClaY

22. YES, I AM BLIND (LIVE IN ESSEN 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU2degOKOFA

23. KICK THE BRIDE DOWN THE AISLE (LIVE IN BERLIN & ANTWERP 2014) - MORRISSEY (NE ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32PrIgY-5TI (Berlin) + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGFd_PwMf0w (Antwerp)

24. HOW SOON IS NOW? (LIVE IN ANTWERP 2014) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lppS1VMnh8I

25. TA-RA-TA-TA - MINA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T56LqGBsoi0



26. STRIPTEASE WITH A DIFFERENCE - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT1R_c11HlM

27. LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT? - GENE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB8Zp8pSNRw

28. STANISLAS - BRIGITTE BARDOT & LES FRERES JAQUES (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snLQJiBVcrQ

29. LA FILLE DE PAILLE - BRIGITTE BARDOT (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1DrIpSG9BU





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30. YOU ONLY YOU - RITA PAVONE (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1BDctctGjc

31. LA BAMBOLA - PATTY PRAVO (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIml7-ivxgo

32. TEENIE WEENIE BOPPIE - FRANCE GALL (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGq5gLj2kT0

33. BEFORE YOU GO - RITA PAVONE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtQ5Kkje_8w

34. SUDDENLY (LIVE IN GLASTONBURY 2014) - ANNA CALVI (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLaskVytfzg

35. HIER ENCORE - CHARLES AZNAVOUR & SERGE LAMA (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPObDVRxZUU

36. DON'T BE CRUEL - ELVIS PRESLEY (NEW  ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0N4kmSCVkw

37. OUR FRANK - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zvukxRHfNE

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THE BLUE ROSE IN MORRISSEY'S OUR FRANK VIDEO

38. ASHES TO ASHES - DAVID BOWIE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMThz7eQ6K0

39. PAROLES, PAROLES - DALIDA & ALAIN DELON (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ifJapuqYiU

40. RUM AND COCA-COLA - GIGLIOLA CINQUETTI (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8CS0A5DKf0

41. MANITAS DE PLATA-SOIRÉE FLAMENCO (WITH BB WATCHING) (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR0niexyRSU

42. L'HERBE TENDRE - MICHEL SIMON & SERGE GAINSBOURG (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOYMfntQ6K0

43. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO - GILBERT O'SULLIVAN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp2VAHz6ngk

44. WE WILL - GILBERT O'SULLIVAN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IeySdPvyJk

21 comments:

  1. Dublin eh? How the hell did that happen? One minute it's early Sunday afternoon, lounging around reading O2 reviews and watching Youtube, next minute Dublin tickets are booked, Dublin hotel is booked, Dublin flights are booked and we're off.

    By the way, if ever in Dublin stay at the Gibson across the road from the 3Arena - spectacular hotel, the only place I will ever stay in Dublin again.

    The 3Arena (or the Point as I will always know it) is very nice, terrific staff everywhere we went and excellent sound. Our seats were on the first balcony facing the stage. Oddly the first two and a half rows were empty and they gradually filled with odd types with lanyards around their necks, the last few coming in during the encore. What's that about? If they were friends and family they were very passive. In fact the crowd up there were pretty dead, enthusiastic enough at the end of each song but static in between. We were told to sit down three times haha. The floor was much better, it seemed.

    Variations to Saturday's set were the inclusion of 'Yes I am blind' and a spectacular Mountjoy, which had Moz turning and pointing to the backdrop of Brendan Behan as he mentioned his name, which got a huge cheer from the floor. We also, and it was amazing, got Gilbert O'Sullivan during the pause in Speedway. People around us were mystified. I cannot get an image out of my head now of Moz and the band dropping their instruments and skipping round in the dark like schoolkids singing 'I didn't know what to do . . ', then rapidly returning to their posts to resume Speedway. I KNOW it isn't like that but I can dream. We knew what to expect at the end of that, after London, so when Matt stood and knocked the kit over we jumped to our feed and shouted 'Rock and Roll' which petrified everybody around us.

    Asleep was mesmerizing, and so well received.

    Meat is Murder was as powerful as London but the video seemed to have a greater effect on people with many around us turning away and not looking.

    Moz himself was fairly chatty and appeared relaxed and in good humour - I am told by one who knows that both London and Dublin were tremendous experiences for the band and in particular Morrissey himself. So ya-boo-sucks to all those predicting his demise, you will be waiting.

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  2. Thanks for the review, JG. Glad you were able to go to Dublin and to hear that Moz and the band enjoyed it there as well as London.

    Thanks for the updates and the chart, Rats. Nice to see that the BRS tumblr is still being updated - would love to know who is behind it. It's a shame about the MW blog but at least there are still signs of MW elsewhere.

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  3. Whoever or whatever I do have a soft spot for Broken.

    It is sad to see MW blog go this way. But I am so glad that the heart of MW continues to beat.

    Smashing review JG. Thank you I enjoyed reading it.

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  4. I had a look at that Solow blog rubbish but there didn't seem to be any articles in there, just a front page. Doesn't matter, I won't be back anyway, must go and wash my hands now.

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  5. JG - thanks for the review. Lucky you getting to hear Smiler live twice!! Did it send chills down your spine?

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    1. It was superb GWO, his voice was so clear and strong. Asleep was also astounding. The best two shows I have seen of him I think.

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  6. I can't see the new MW/SW owner being Chuck. Quite a few reasons why I would think that, but main one being that she has always expressed an intense dislike of solow, so it would be extremely unlikely for her to name a blog SolowWorld.
    How does someone acquire a blog anyway? Surely it can only be taken over if it has been let go?
    Wondering how much of the MW archive B Budd now has access to. If they delve too low, they may never come up for air.

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  8. Great review JG very jealous you got to hear Mountjoy as still no youtube footage has surfaced thus far Smiler is also exceptional!
    Dear Rat I do think the general consensus is your own, I like GWO do not believe Chuck is behind the MW blog take over reasons being she isn't a fan of many things particularly Solow, and she too has asked me who I thought was behind it.
    As for my dear friend Broken He's a mystery and therefore The internet embodiment of Art and I like him like that.

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  9. I don't believe there has been an appearance by Gaynor Tension on this current tour. She always adds a certain grandiloquence to a Morrissey concert!

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  10. Thank you for the review JG. I always love to read fans first hand experiences of Moz shows and yours was quite good. As for Broken, he has me involved in his Justin Bieber appreciation society. If that isn't the biggest sign of my love and respect for him and his work, I don't know what else would be.

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  11. And at 2.48 in the Our Frank video, Morrissey has his hand in his shirt.

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  13. Also, Rat, thanks for keeping the chart going. Although I am not yet awake here in NYC when the chart goes live, as I have mentioned before, I still watch all the videos later and keep up. You're doing a great job.

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  14. The next parody will soon be posted.

    Once again it must be on the front page for 5 days with no interruption or updates.

    If Rat agrees with these conditions, he may write as such below.

    'R'

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    1. I certainly do agree; in fact, it will remain until the night before Christmas at the very least, so make it a good 'un.

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  15. So sad: http://morrisseysworld.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/morrissey-open-letter.html

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  16. Thanks for the review JG. I think it might be one of the best ever. I always enjoy reading about other's experiences at the concerts and this one sounds as if it was really great. Thank you Mr. ratty, for keeping the chart and blog going, although I have to ask if your keeping the new parody on the blog until the night before Christmas y is your way of getting out of reading the traditional 'Night Before Christmas' to your family on Christmas Eve and that you plan to read the parody instead. I do not know about your family, but I would be met with a bunch of blank stares if I did that.
    Of course, with me being an old granny, this would not be new and they would just start to wager as to when I'd be going to the old folks home. Come to think of it, maybe I will recite the parody to them on Christmas Eve. Heck, I could even use puppets. Now I really am looking forward to the parody. Seriously, the parodies are always entertaining and I always look forward to them. I want to thank whoever is involved with writing it, for all the time and wit that goes into it. It will be a true Christmas present for all of the BRS.

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