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Friday, 22 April 2016

Day 1682 - "Artists do not die"

In my last blog entry I mentioned that I had asked Morrissey if he had died. Although he replied that he had ("several years ago"), I am glad to report that he actually remains one of the few in the entertainment business who has remembered the art of breathing in 2016, whilst the others drop like flies.

On Wednesday we lost 'the female Morrissey', Victoria Wood; a woman who Moz once said that he would happily marry, and then yesterday the world lost 'the Prince of pop', er, Prince.

Morrissey issued a short but heartfelt message on TTY regarding Victoria Wood, followed a few hours later by a tweet from @BRSChairman saying, "The passing of time and all of its sickening crimes is making me sad again"



There has been no TTY statement regarding Prince*, but the Chairman took to Twitter just a few hours after the news broke to tweet, "Artists do not die". There was obviously a mutual respect between the two icons of popular music.



Victoria Wood was not only a friend of Morrissey's, but her brilliant song, 14 Again, was the influence for Rusholme Ruffians. Victoria famously interviewed Morrissey in 2013 about his love of tea, and even tweeted about it, but rather interestingly, VW - who only ever posted FIVE tweets -  didn't post the tweet about Morrissey at the time of the interview, but TWO YEARS LATER! And even more interestingly, she (mischievously?) asked, "Is he on Twitter?' Could Victoria possibly have known about Morrissey's secret twitterings? Had he let her in?


"Having tea with Morrissey... Is he on Twitter? - @VictoriaWoodUK March 5th 2015

We certainly know from an interview Victoria gave in late 2013, that following the 'Tea interview',  she both corresponded with Morrissey and met up with him on a number of occasions, so there is quite a possibility that he told her of MorrisseysWorld and the BRS, but unless Our Mozzer decides to tell us if this is true, I guess we'll never know.


A CUTTING FROM THE VICTORIA WOOD INTERVIEW FROM NOV 2013... WITH A MENTION OF MORRISSEY HAVING A PERSONA - CUTTING COURTESY OF GWO

I shall sign off today with Morrissey singing Speedway at Terminal 5 in New York in 2012, where in the pause, he recites a section of..... the Victoria Wood song, Northerners.



"Morrissey and I have been married for 11 months, though due to touring commitments, we have yet to meet" - Victoria Wood 1985


*TTY article entitled Prince, RIP posted on April 24.

6 comments:

  1. Yes for sure Ratty dear, artists do not die! Victoria Wood was such a funny and clever person and Prince a total genius! They will be with us forever with their art. It will be a rainy week end in Italy, I hope in England you will enjoy better weather. Ciao.

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  2. The timing of the 'tea with Morrissey' tweet and its twitter mention are curious indeed. 2016 has certainly been a difficult year so far - here's hoping for brighter times ahead.

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  3. Dark times. I feel for Morrissey having lost such a dear friend.
    Both Victoria Wood & Prince leave behind a unique talent, the beat of their art will be eternal.

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  4. Excellent blogging. I like it when you bring all the jigsaw pieces together ... to make a puzzle.

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