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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Day 1528 - Always look to tomorrow

Morrissey headlined Chile's Primavera Fauna festival on Saturday, with the highlights for me being Alma Matters, Kiss Me a Lot, Earth is the Loneliest Planet, You'll Be Gone, How Soon is Now?, Staircase at the University, Meat is Murder, Everyday Is Like Sunday, I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris and The Queen is Dead.

I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris was particularly poignant following the mass killings of Friday night, and before singing the song, Morrissey addressed the audience saying, "As you know, as you've heard, the war of religion is upon us, or the religion of war is upon us, and we say 'no thank you. No no no no no no no'."






FULL CONCERT


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Mademoiselle Fifi made a rare appearance in The Loveless just after 8pm (UK time) on Sunday night to post a clip of Morrissey's 'Religion & War' speech, which she accompanied with the tweet, "non non non":



Fifi also tweeted me to say, "stop stalking me", which related to a picture I had tweeted of my daily FTM blog audience stats - which showed 24 hits from Chile - and Fifi also tweeted, "Qui? Moi?" in response to my tweet of last week in which I posted links to, "a couple of cracking Fifi related FTM entries: Day 1211  and Day 12..12". It is always a pleasure to see Mademoiselle Fifi in The Loveless.

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And also on twitter, I continue to harass Joe Dallesandro. To have him so accessible is too good an opportunity to miss, so until he tells me to leave him alone, I will keep probing him - he is Fascinating! I have had various conversations with him in recent days - here are some highlights:

JD: I worked on a music video shoot with David Bowie back in the late 80's.
ME: Did you get on with Bowie, or did you find him 'showie' like Morrissey did?
JD: I met him through Teddy Antolin who was both of our stylist for many years. Bowie was never 'showie' with me. I think people tend to read into stuff more than it really exists.
ME: Was the Never Let Me Down video shoot the only time you met Bowie?
JD: I met him 1 time. Then we saw each other occasionally in life.

JD: Contrary to what Lou Reed wrote in 'Wild Side' I have been known to give things away just to surprise people that follow my work.
ME: That lyric must have haunted you for years. Do you feel Lou was jealous of you?
JD: No. That song was written as a direction from Paul Morrissey to Lou telling him to watch the films and write. I wasn't even part of the Factory when he wrote it, I was in Europe at the time, so I was a bit taken aback when he said some not so nice things about me but that is his opinion - had nothing to do with me.
ME: That makes a lot of sense. When did you first meet Lou?
JD: He was in and out of the Factory when I was there - after the VU broke up, trying to get Andy or Paul interested in him again. I don't recall saying more than 'hello' once or twice to him. If I never heard it (Walk on the Wild Side) again, I would not miss that lyric.
ME: Understandable, although actually, it is a lyric that undoubtedly introduces people to you, who subsequently find your films.
JD: People knew about my films before the song. But it was cooler for Holly and Candy. They liked it a lot.
ME: That's because they didn't have the career you went on to have. You should embrace the song. The lyric reflects a character.
JD: Lou never said it was about the characters, he always said it was who we were. Holly and Candy spent time with Lou. I did not.
ME: The romance of the lyricist. I still think there are positives that you can take from being in the song.
JD: Are you trying to convince me or yourself?

After 40+ years of hurt, I don't think Walk on the Wild Side is ever going to make Joe's All time Top 3! Joe seems to tweet at all times of day and night. When I commented that he doesn't sleep much, he replied, "Santa Ana's. Trees blowing everywhere. I have to clean it all up. Doesn't matter what time."

Joe has also been tweeting about the times he met the jazz musician Chet Baker. I had never listened to Chet before; he's just never been on my radar, but thanks to Joe's mentioning of him, I spent most of Monday afternoon watching and listening to Chet on Youtube. WHAT a trumpeter. He was just incredible. My thanks to Little Joe.



Astra has left a couple of comments on the last FTM entry as a follow up to comments left by others. Here is her latest comment, which includes further background to her original story:

"Interesting interpretations. I'm very loathe to leave this comment at all, but I'll go against my better judgement on this single occasion. Nothing exists except in the incarnation of each individual's interpretation. Which is why Art does not require elaboration. Ever.

However in light of the darkened spiral that some of you have gone on, may I offer that that was never the point, nor the intention. There is a backstory to the story that made it very apropos this week, but that backstory will keep its secrets. The story is unfortunately true, and was repackaged as part parable, and as metaphor and direct current social commentary following this week's events. That was all.

A pleasant evening to everyone, I think this chapter can be closed.

And now BRASIL, all eyes on you

Always look to tomorrow. There's no time for anything else.

Goodnight"

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SÃO PAULO -   PHOTO COURTESY OF @JAYJ_CASA

And as a postscript to Astra's story, I read with great interest today that one of the Parisian suicide bombers of last Friday, Ibrahim Abdeslam, blew himself up whilst killing no one else, which isn't exactly the idea behind being a suicide bomber! Ibrahim's mother is quoted as saying that she is SURE that he would never have planned to kill others, and most mothers know their children. Could it be that Ibrahim killed himself because he couldn't face killing others, and knew that THEY would make him? Had he got in too deep? Was Ibrahim's situation any different to any other 'gang member' who had got in too deep?

And unlike Ibrahim, what of those who did kill others? Some of them are so young that they cannot possibly fully understand what they are doing. The lyrics of Last of the Famous International Playboys have been playing in my mind: "I never wanted to kill, I am not naturally evil, such things I do just to make myself more attractive to you". Attractive to the gang leaders. Attractive to Allah.

Perhaps some of the gang members aren't trying to impress anyone. Perhaps they have simply had enough . It is very easy for us all to simply denounce ISIS, but perhaps the question we should be asking is 'why are these animals angry?' If you poke an animal with a stick, you shouldn't be surprised when it bites you.

And finally....

THE LOVELESS CHART

1. YOU'LL BE GONE (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBVtRemp5Lg

2. JACK THE RIPPER (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vZ0aOxxoU8

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3. MEAT IS MURDER/WILL NEVER MARRY (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H11hq8pfv9k

4. OBOE CONCERTO (LIVE IN ECUADOR 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osI1pwMea4U

5. KISS ME A LOT (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAvPwpIxcsM

6. DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER (ORIGINAL VERSION) - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvhe2QCYqvM

7. I'M NOT A MAN (NEW FAN VIDEO) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpPsQwVnnTc

8. YOU KNOW I COULDN'T LAST - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY... REMARKABLY!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5TVdOwE4Ls

9. THE QUEEN IS DEAD (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apcagvZ_zIY

10. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XhJA_liKFo

11. SUEDEHEAD/ALMA MATTERS/THIS CHARMING MAN (LIVE IN CHILE 2015)  - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EotqJVZhoy4

12. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3sI3UnVLU8

13. FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSkTUytIX7o

14. THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-cD4oLk_D0 (Played by Joe Dallesandro)



15. I'VE CHANGED MY PLEA TO GUILTY (LIVE ON JONATHAN ROSS 1990) - MORRISSEY (UP ?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylwJJfCUFJk

16. FIND ME A BOY - FRANÇOISE HARDY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC50Lh-pxb0&feature=youtu.be




17. YOU HAVE KILLED ME (LIVE ON CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N45yXF7HbQ

18. HEART - RITA PAVONE (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QXjkM7gOVY

19. HOW SOON IS NOW? (LIVE IN CHILE 2015) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkCIgbAUw8Q

20. TROUBLE LOVES ME (LIVE IN UTRECHT 2014) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyjqbf395dY

21. DEAR GOD, PLEASE HELP ME (ORCHESTRA RECORDING) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmJDTwcXWAw

22. (I NEVER PROMISED YOU A) ROSE GARDEN (LIVE IN NASHVILLE 2015) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERpWw-BLUfI&feature=youtu.be

23. PALE BLUE EYES - VELVET UNDERGROUND (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisHhIRihMY

24. BLACK CLOUD (LIVE IN CHILE 2012) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcb2s5B_Apk&feature=youtu.be

25. I'M OK BY MYSELF - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEk_w6abtxw&feature=youtu.be

26. DEATH - KLAUS NOMI (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsR71YZPac

27. NEVER HAD NO ONE EVER - THE SMITHS (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciCv8-HD-5Q

28. SOMETHING IS SQUEEZING MY SKULL - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8npJ3hI7As&feature=youtu.be

29. AT LAST I AM BORN - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZb24UDlpF8

30. NEVER LET ME DOWN - DAVID BOWIE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4ZZMbpUFMY&feature=youtu.be



31. WORK IS A FOUR LETTER WORD - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETJ-kOJrRow

32. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE - JOHN LENNON & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yU0JuE1jTk&feature=youtu.be

33. ST.JAMES INFIRMARY - ALLEN TOUSSAINT (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrzpinslpzU&feature=youtu.be

34. WILD BOYS - DURAN DURAN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43wsiNBwmo

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35. CHET BAKER IN CONCERT 1975 - CHET BAKER (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGs-joy63kM



36. REVENGE OF THE FLOWERS - MALCOLM MCLAREN & FRANÇOISE HARDY (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQienIwqD5Y



37. JAZZ IS PARIS - MALCOLM MCLAREN (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bifxw9C9RJk&feature=youtu.be

38. PARIS PARIS - MALCOLM MCLAREN & CATHERINE DENEUVE (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-E7s9vZ-_o



39. HOME IS WHERE THE HATRED IS - GIL SCOTT HERON (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtzlFO19m3k&feature=youtu.be

40. CHINA MY CHINA - ENO (NEW ENTRY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76qPMv1tCfI

5 comments:

  1. It's always a pleasure indeed to see Fifi make an appearance. Moz's tribute to Paris on Saturday was very moving, and all of the recent Chile footage has been such a treat to watch. Ratty, I think you may have to start a 'Following the Jozziah' blog, judging from the amount of attention Joe has been getting lately. I have to agree, he is fascinating, but he's not the Mozziah :) And now, we lOOk to Brazil...

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    1. Yes, I take your point about me writing too much about Joe, but I really do find his presence too good an opportunity to miss and he has lived a genuinely fascinating life. Believe it or not, I still haven't gotten around to watching Flesh, Trash or Heat yet. Mind you, I've also never gotten around to watching Twin Peaks either. So little time.
      I promise not to blog about Joe again... although as he has once again copied Moz in on a tweet today, he may get another small mention in my next blog entry - if there is a next blog entry. Maybe I should just vani

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    2. Please don't stop writing about Joe. I should've clarified that I intended my comment as a joke, not a complaint, but obviously it didn't come across that way.

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  2. That is very interesting about Ibrahim Abdeslam, thank you for posting.
    Human beings seem so intent on killing each other and killing animals. The world is a sad, mad place, drenched in violence, and it seems like time and time again it is always the violent who demand power. For the rest of us, Art is all we have.

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