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Friday, 13 October 2017

Day 2320 - "No wages, no light, no heat, no food...oh"

Yesterday I made mention of the lyric change made by Morrissey in Berlin at the end of Spent the Day in Bed - "No wages, no light, no heat, no food...oh". Morrissey (as Morfessa) had hinted on Twitter yesterday morning, that there was a reason for this lyric change, but all I could think of was the song from the film Oliver! that I had tweeted last week. It was a very flimsy connection, and it turns out that I was very wrong.

Following on from me publishing yesterday's blog entry, Heather left this comment:

"Morrissey's "no wages" comment reminded me of this part of Review of the Reviewers, referenced in your previous blog entry:

"Besides, with winter coming, I need the coppers, what with the ever-rising overheads and severe levels of true inflation. At least Penguin Classics will guarantee a certain old pop singer, and now major author, won't have to switch the lights off early on his next self-financed South American tour, won't have to truncate set-lists, won't have to shiver, yet again, in the house all January."

I think M's comments (in Berlin) about the band members being expensive, when he introduced them, may have been related to that as well."

Eureka! I immediately asked Morfessa to let us know if Heather was right, and yesterday evening received this message:

"Clever Heather".

What genius! I had written and linked to the hilarious parody piece Review of the Reviewers on Tuesday, and then Morrissey, who had obviously re-read his own parody piece, referenced it live on stage in Berlin on Wednesday - Again, genius!....and yet NOBODY noticed it happen...except the vigilant Heather! If only people knew what was going on. This is art.



I again urge anyone reading this to read/re-read the Morrissey written parody, Review of the Reviewers, which was originally written on October 19th 2013, and posted on Day 764 of FTM. You must also read all the comments underneath - there is some comedy gold in there, plus this comment from Broken in reference to the MorrisseysWorld blog and Authobiography:

"The Blog is the Carry On to the book's Shelagh Delaney meets Oscar Wilde's slightly less witty younger brother. I personally think The Blog will be remembered long after the book fades into a distant memory!"
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I really aught to dedicate a whole blog entry to those comments posted back in October 2013. I would have done it at the time, but events took over, and it just never happened.

The amended version of Review of the Reviewers can be found on Day 767 and a polished and re-edited final edition on Day 768.

Here is this week's chart, which I presented to a completely empty Wrong Arms at 5pm today:


THE WRONG ARMS CHART

1. SPENT THE DAY ON BED (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR_QDQuiOYA

2. ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE MUST FALL IN LOVE (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s7sEgKnrVI + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7KeprfYdoo (Jools Holland)

3. MY LOVE, I'D DO ANYTHING FOR YOU (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7brnCxujRo

4. I WISH YOU LONELY (LIVE ON JOOLS HOLLAND 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB5hAT-R4GY

5. HOME IS A QUESTION MARK (LIVE IN MAIDA VALE 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ejitec3YJc

6. JACKY'S ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE'S UP ON THE STAGE (LIVE IN MAIDA VALE 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6_Ohi2qvM

7. WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR LEGS (LIVE IN MAIDA VALE 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJrlijyXJOE

8. BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEUFkt1m32k&t=6s

9. ALMA MATTERS (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hs6xRIOlvU

10. WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4z40natC7Y

11. GANGLORD (LIVE AT MAIDA VALE 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt9T_AK2ylU&t=3s

12. JACK THE RIPPER (LIVE IN MAIDA VALE 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF1BuTZ-2dA

13. I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziU3MVEgDc0

14. THE BULLFIGHTER DIES (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98ed-g_M8Po

15. ISTANBUL (LIVE IN BERLIN 2017) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8zjtO210tQ&t=3s

16. NEWS OF THE WORLD - THE JAM (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO3_Udn3hYA

17. SPEEDWAY (LIVE AT MAIDA VALE 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 8) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_m5yiEkNPk

18. BEAUTIFULLY UNCONVENTIONAL (LIVE IN BRIGHTON 2017) - WOLF ALICE (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO7OmNxOOqs

19. YUK FOO - WOLF ALICE (DOWN 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a_AigNZYZc

20. UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E18rTJF4mkM

21. YOU HAVE KILLED ME (LIVE IN MAIDA VALE 2017) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 11) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkhAjAKB6Yo

22. ROOM IN MY HOUSE - SHED SEVEN (NEW ENTRY)

23. IT'S NOT EASY - SHED SEVEN (DOWN 6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2usDsbNAhIg

24. JOURNALISTS WHO LIE - MORRISSEY (DOWN 10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdfTFN7gZ98

25. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN - THE SEX PISTOLS (RE-ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqrAPOZxgzU&feature=youtu.be

26. MY GENERATION - THE WHO (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN5zw04WxCc&feature=youtu.be

27. THIS NIGHT HAS OPENED MY EYES (LIVE ON Y.E.S 1984) - THE SMITHS (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKKiFqc1Ijo

28. IN THE COUNTRY - CLIFF RICHARD (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPo-e7lUFak

29. I'D DO ANYTHING - THE CAST OF OLIVER! (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0D53Dxl3M

30. CLEVER TREVOR - IAN DURY (NEW ENTRY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiulgP9kR7c

NOWHERE NEAR THE CHARTS

ALL TRACKS ON BOWIE'S LOW ALBUM, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SOUND AND VISION, WHICH ALTHOUGH NOT ONE OF BOWIE'S GREATEST SONGS, IS BY FAR THE BEST SONG ON THIS DIRE ALBUM, WHICH BITCHY BOBBY NEVILLE THIS WEEK STATED WAS HIS FAVOURITE OF ALL TIME. I HAD NEVER LISTENED TO LOW BEFORE, BUT AFTER SUCH A STATEMENT FROM BBN, I FELT COMPELLED TO LISTEN, SO ON WEDNESDAY I DID, AND WAS SHOCKED AT JUST HOW SHIT IT IS. WHY AM I TYPING IN CAPITALS? WHY AM I EVEN MENTIONING THIS CRAPPY ALBUM?

12 comments:

  1. as is usual these days I tend to miss everything, maybe this weekend when I win on the lottery I will have more spare time on my hands. cant wait for the tour to start " scream if you wanna go faster "

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  2. That’s the most compelling evidence I’ve seen since I first fell down this hole - I’ve gone from an optimistic agnostic to ... I don’t know what ... something stronger anyway

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    1. And I’m liking the sodden Wolf Alice kick you’ve been on. My Love is Cool was the first non-Morrissey album I ever went out of my way to buy a physical copy of

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    2. Sodden ... bloody hell. Sudden*

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  3. Clever Heather indeed!
    I would be lost without you bright sparks to shine some light on these connections.

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  4. Not so clever really, I'm just a MW parody junkie who happens to have certain details imprinted in my brain. On the topic of coincidental band introductions, this reminded me of the time that Moz gave Solomon the mic so he could introduce himself (at Viña Del Mar, I think) but quickly took it away before he could say anything, as a reference to the ongoing joke in the parodies about Sol not being allowed to speak. Also, there was the time that M introduced Boz as a geisha soon after the MW account tweeted about the idea. (Was it on the blog too?) There were no doubt other coincidental introductions as well, but these are what sprang to mind for me. And of course, these are just the tip of the iceberg among the hundreds of other coincidences that we have witnessed through the years.

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    1. You are right that there have been 'coincidences' from the band introductions. I'd forgotten about the Solomon one, do you remember if I mentioned it on FTM? Maybe we didn't connect it at the time.
      The Boz geisha connection was definitely recorded on FTM - Day 218. Jaz had suggested dressing Boz as a geisha, and then it happened - a coincidence, of course: http://followingthemozziah.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/following-mozziah-day-218-thursday-19th.html?m=1

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    2. fantastic heather, I remember the boz one too, maybe we should all have been more vigilant, please don't ever forget though that we are all nutjobs and so-low would have us all in straight jackets

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    3. Ratty, I don't recall if you blogged about the Solomon incident. It was pretty subtle, so we may have missed it at the time. I just re-read Day 218 and I had forgotten that MW had tweeted about the lads appearing without sleeves right before their shirtless appearance in Sendai. The list just goes on and on but yes, we are all nut jobs.

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    4. We must have missed loads of 'coincidences' over the years. If there were more of us, we might spot more.

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  5. I am ashamed to admit I miss most things, including my own life. Thankfully there are those like Heather to shine a light in the darkenss for the less observant of us. These coincidences are very exciting and perhaps I need to pay more attention. I hate to miss out.

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    1. You're not alone dear, I'm missing a lot of things by now and I'm sorry, but thanks to Heather and the Rat for their observations, you're precious!😘

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