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Monday, 6 April 2015

Day 1300 - Broken rides again

Morrissey today released a new video for Kiss Me A Lot, and Broken made a sudden and welcome return to The Arms. Here are his highlights:

"Time passes, and so does all hope for this life."

"Life is a joke. And the punch-line is death."

"Love proves that loneliness wasn't as testing as one always thought."

"I fell in love. He is my friend. He likes me enormously. But he can't ever love me."

"Is anything more painful than loving a heterosexual best friend?"

"When you meet somebody that you love talking to, try never to let that person go."

"The gift of talking will last a lifetime. The gift of sex might not even last ten minutes."

"The gift of conversation transcends class, race, religion and pop affiliation."

"Gin and tonic. Red wine. Sadness. Romance. Wilde. Fast cars. Slow women. Morrissey. Male hairdressers. Hash tag NobodyLovesUs

Broken also retweeted this tweet from @Heathercat222 regarding the new Kiss Me A Lot video:

"My take on the vid is that it's intended to be lowbrow irony, which, as we know, didn't exactly have mass appeal on MW blog."

The fact that Broken retweeted Heather's tweet would suggest that she has hit the nail on the head. The Solowers (and many Morrissey fans on twitter) are seething about the video, and as Heather noted on twitter, their complaints regarding the poor quality are similar to how they all reacted to the poor graphics of the MorrisseysWorld blog; leading them all to say, "Moz would never." Their assumption that they KNOW what Morrissey would or wouldn't do resulted in them all missing out on the journey of a lifetime. The can hardly say "Moz would never" to this new video. Personally, I like the video. It features Mando & Gustavo giving 'O' signs, and it has two gorgeous models in it... but then again, lowbrow is my middle name!

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(My thanks to Jaz for providing the stills from the video)

Broken also asked:

"Who is better, Morrissey or Bieber? The correct answer may bring a new parody." I replied Bieber, which apparently was the correct answer, so now we await a parody - hopefully one revealing the thought process behind the new video.

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  1. Have we ever had this many signs in a few days? Low brow videos like the MW blog graphics, owl eyes signs right in front of our eyes, A Twin Peaks reference in the support artist? A masonic venue for the tour?

    Hello to you all. Lots of love. I'm still here.


    1. Thanks for commenting, Luke. I posted this entry four s*dding hours ago, but no other c*** has bothered. I have kept the flame burning for four years and yet on one ever thanks me, and half of the bastards who read this blog of mine have blocked me on Twitter. Wankers.
      Thanks again for the comment; you were the very first person to ever post a comment on FTM. And you are right about all the recent signs - MW lives on - as exciting as ever.... not that anyone cares or appreciates the genius of the artist. Wankers. Still, at least we have our health and we aren't Uncle Skinny.


    2. Always lovely to see you here, Luke. And a very nice surprise to see Broken pop in for a brief visit. You know a few of us do care, Ratty.

    3. Well done Rat for not mentioning AlfsButton's tweets of yesterday; it would appear that you have at last learnt your lesson. If you had done as you were told in the first place, then perhaps MW would have kept going. As for people not leaving comment and blocking you on Twitter, may I politely suggest that you take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself why this might be? You have been your own worst enemy. Instead of asking Kerry, GOB, Chuck & Co to apologise to you, perhaps you should be apologising to them.

      Carry on the good work, old son.

      Kerry Ann

    4. I didn't even know that Alf had tweeted yesterday! What did he say? And why would I apologise to all those idiots who did nothing but attack me? I have a feeling that I'll be banning you before long. Which one of them are you?

    5. For hope of having my idiotic comment deleted. And really not wanting to give the fuckwit rat another comment on his half baked blog...
      Kerry On Commenting. You've been hilarious. Shame you can't comment elsewhere? Maybe another blog where you could ban the enemy? Anyway, "carry on" taking the piss out of the c***.
      Don't quite think he gets this....

    6. Thank you Kerry for your kind words, but don't be too hard on poor Rat; he is certainly not the enemy, and I wasn't taking the p*** out of him, merely showing him that perhaps he is a little too judgemental at times. It is good to have you back here, Kerry - I am sure that Rat won't delete your comment, and I would be extremely disappointed in him if he were to ban me.

      And Rat, as to what AlfsButton tweeted, IT IS OF NO CONCERN OF YOURS - when will the penny finally drop? AlfsButton is none of your business.

      K A K

    7. Kerry you are the voice of reason here. It's really refreshing, and much needed. I've taken your comment on board, and I will stop being too hard on Rat. But perhaps he should take your previous comment on board himself and apologise to the many people he has turned on?

    8. Oh what a hilarious double act you two are! If I'm not mistaken, on March 17th, Kerry (Richards not Ann Kemping) wrote, "there will be no more from me to delete", and yet here you are, back again! Just like GOB and all the others, you have no other place to go running to; like it or not, this is the home for all us misfits who just so happen to all have one thing in common - we all realised MW was the work of Moz. Luckily for you, Kerry, I am a forgiving person, and as you apologised, and have served your time, your comments will no longer be deleted.

    9. Yes, that is very true.... it's one of my better qualities.

  2. Happy to see Broken tweeting again even if I missed the chance to tweet back. I think Moz looks amazingly handsome in the new video. I would certainly love to kiss him A LOT. The scantily clad women gave me a chuckle. Not my type.

  3. Who is Morrissey? Was the correct response today on Jeopardy in the category of Coachella. In 1999, Rage Against the Machine and this former lead singer of The Smiths played here. Our Moz on Jeopardy was quite a pleasant surprise. It also reminded me of the tour backdrop of Oscar Wilde asking "Who is Morrissey?"
    Broken, I know the pain of falling in love with one's best friend. It was and unfortunately still is a horrible feeling. I'm not sure if one ever fully gets over it.

  4. nice to see broken opening up, as for saying thanks to rat, come on, you would think I was going soft, pull yourself together whiskers

  5. I am still here and again reading FTM, the magnificent blog Mr Ratty posts. The blog that updates us, the illiterate peons, who would be wandering the internet looking for Moz related news and might never find if not for Mr Ratty to point out the clues to us. As for getting no thanks for his work, I have thanked him several times, March 27 is one time, Jan 20 another. (Jan 27 I thanked Cousin Fluff). as for ,'Kiss Me a Lot' not having the glitz other videos have, OM stands out strongly in it, as does the music, what more do you want on a video. Hope all have a good week and thank you again, Mr Ratty, for the blog and countdown and all the time you put in working on it.

  6. Some touching words from Broken. Love can so often be accompanied by unbearable pain.
    As for the video, I've only had chance to watch it once, but my immediate reaction was the sweet smell of irony.
    Always pleased to see you Luke, a reminder of treasured memories from the old MW days.

    1. yes must agree about Luke, but I know there are others who look in but don't post as well

  7. really weird thought here Broken but are you a sandals or flip flop sort of person (I'm going Moz, sandals and Broken flip flops)

  8. The Gustavo & Mando picture has been added to the BRS tumblr:

    1. What are they saying at the start of the video?

    2. "Este es el nuevo video de Morrissey, bésame mucho, con mucho cariño."
      "This is the new video of Morrissey, kiss me a lot, with love."

  9. Hi Ratty, what a wonderful chart! Thanks for La bambola one of my favourite italian song. Kiss me a lot is a great pop song and S.E. Rayner found the right note doing a good video with a little bit of hirony and a little bit of sex....but of course people noticed only sex and moaning about sexism...but personally I don't care at at. Just saw a verh naughty tweet by you to Roberto Good night naughty Rat, ciao.

  10. I am totally aroused by the Kiss Me A Lot video and up to kissing anyone anywhere.

  11. I am intrigued by the "babies full of rabies" via Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle line. I'm re-reading Cat's Cradle after several decades and it strikes me that some of Morrissey's behavior may be inspired by, or identified with, Vonnegut's fiction, Cat's Cradle and The Book of Bokonon, a fictional religious text often quoted by Vonnegut.

    Things like these quotes from Cat's Cradle::

    "All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies."

    "Anyone unable to understand how a useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either.
    So be it."

    This sounds like Broken: "“Sometimes I wonder if he wasn’t born dead. I never met a man who was less interested in the living."

    Is the BRS like "a textbook example of a false karass, of a seeming team that was meaningless in terms of the ways God gets things done, a textbook example of what Bokonon calls a granfalloon. Other examples are the Communist party, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the General Electric Company, the International Order of Odd Fellows - and any nation, anytime, anywhere.
    As Bokonon invites us to sing along with him:
    If you wish to study a granfalloon
    Just remove the skin of a toy balloon."

    "I remembered The Fourteenth Book of Bokonon, which I had read in its entirety the night before. The Fourteenth Book is entitled, "What Can a Thoughtful Man Hope for Mankind on Earth, Given the Experience of the Past Million Years?"
    It doesn't take long to read The Fourteenth Book. It consists of one word and a period.
    This is it:

    So Broken, so BRS. Are we characters in a Vonnegut-esque game?

    1. wow, really deep, don't expect an answer tho..

    2. Certainly not an answer from the likes of me or Manc lad, but it would be interesting to get a response from either OM or Broken. Fascinating stuff.

    3. OK. here's more.

      This is from Cat's Cradle:

      And God said, “Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done.” And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close as mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke. Man blinked. “What is the purpose of all this?” he asked politely.
      “Everything must have a purpose?” asked God.
      “Certainly,” said man.
      “Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this,” said God.
      And He went away.


      "I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done."
      "Nice going, God!"
      "Nobody but You could have done it, God! I certainly couldn't have."
      "I feel very unimportant compared to You."
      "The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn't even get to sit up and look around."


      "Tell me," I said a little later, "in all your wide travels,
      have you found people everywhere about the same at heart?"
      "Hm?" asked Minton.
      "Do you find people to be about the same at heart, wherever
      you go?"
      He looked at his wife, making sure she had heard the
      question, then turned back to me. "About the same, wherever you
      go," he agreed.

      This is from Morrissey:

      Set me aside
      You'll find people are the same everywhere
      Hoist me from the herd
      And people are the same everywhere
      Then our Creator had to
      Stumble and stall
      And our Creator had to make
      The biggest mistake of all
      Yeah, yeah, yeah

      But wait, there's more:

      Morrissey sang People Are The Same Everywhere at the NobeL Peace Prize Concert:

      The Nobel Prize is referenced several times in Cat's Cradle, as the inventor of Ice 9 won it. There are direct connections between Kurt Vonnegut, Jnr's Cat's Cradle, the Nobel Prize and Morrissey's People Are The Same Everywhere and HIS choice for it to start the Nobel Peace Prize Concert setlist.

      Morrissey does things for reasons.

    4. Very interesting, Comrade!

    5. oh well done comrade, but as his holiness reads a lot of books it is inevitable they would have some effect on him

  12. I got a horrid shock today when I logged on to my twitter. I was blocked by the Rat! How could this happen? My recent activity on twitter, due to a much needed holiday, led me to the conclusion that mild abuse amongst the gentlemen is not only tolerated, but even welcome. I misjudged! Of course I immediately deleted the offensive tweet.

    Had he just unfollowed me, I would've been heartbroken already, but being blocked leaves me in sheer pain. Monsieur Rat, is there no way back? Will you accept my apology?

    Nevertheless, whatever you decide, I remain a loyal Blue Roser. I'll be back at work and busy next week again (no work - no travel plans), thus minimising the chances for another faux-pas like that.

    Respectfully yours,

    An old fruit

    1. Monsieur Orange, I wouldn't worry too much about being blocked on twitter by our resident rodent; most people end up blocking Rat anyway, so perhaps he is just bringing forward the inevitable. You don't need Rat to be a member of the BRS - it isn't his club. More should take note of that.
      (Note to Rat - Please don't be pedantic and delete my comment, this should be a place for those interested in MorrisseysWorld and the Blue Rose Society to come and leave comment, without fear of having to curtail to you and your views. Every time you delete a comment, it reduces you to Uncle Skinny level. It's not as though the likes of Kerry & Co are Moz haters, like those on Solow. Lighten up Ratty.)

      K A K

  13. Actually, K A K, you might be surprised to learn that BRS IS INDEED Rat's club and, these days, you do need Rat to be a member.

    BRS is certainly stronger and bigger than ever before. Back in the halcyon days of 2011, there were only two or three comments on each MW article, most of which were written by myself or OM incognito! These days we have 15-20 regular contributors, at least 15-20 who watch but say little, yet believe intensely, and 10 or 15 who once posted but now don't feel able to - despite still believing.

    Rat IS BRS.

    I feel a parody coming on.

    1. Excellent news - time for a few home truths for our resident rodent. I am sure that he can take it, and if he can't, then so be it!

      K A K


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