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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Day 2368 - "When we sing about LEGS"

At 11:51 last night - 6:51pm Washington DC time - Morrissey again paid a visit to the comments section of FTM. Dressed once again as Dawn Mist, Morrissey was armed with a song, and some words of surprise:

"4am and once again
I have to point out a coincidence on FTM
It's 4am and once again
I am here to elucidate for the dreary few

Everything Astra Loved is seen
When we sing about LEGS

We are surprised this link has not been seen before now. Please. This is your greatest clue. There may not be another."















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There is certainly a fair few mentions of legs on the new Morrissey album, particularly with the song, When You Open Your Legs, and the wonderful line in Home Is A Question Mark of, "If I get there, would you meet me, wrap your legs around my face just to greet me?", but could all these songs about legs really be a nod to MorrisseysWorld?

It is of course very true that the Morrissey pessoa, Astra, was obsessed with legs, and would be forever tweeting photographs of actresses's legs (including the one of Claudia Cardinale above) or making leg references. For instance, on Day 1317 of FTM (April 23rd 2015) I reported that Astra had tweeted, "I'm taking up songwriting. 'If You've Got the Legs, I've Got the Time'." And in the comments section of that same blog entry, Astra went on to write, "I always love that you always love all of the legs that I always love to always post. Always", before adding, "We'll definitely still have Brigitte's legs. We'll definitely still have my legs. And I'll definitely still always have some Veuve. At least enough for me."

Astra was indeed, leg mad, but she wasn't the only one. Our Mozzer's original MorrisseysWorld twitter account also had previous for legs, especially where Boy George was concerned. On September 25th 2011, OM tweeted to Boy George, "I welcome you with open legs", whilst on February 28th 2012, he tweeted, "In the absence of your tweets and in the absence of retweets, I have decided I'm throwing my legs around @BoyGeorge."

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Astra was also, always, champagne mad, and I'm sure that I wasn't the only member of the BRS to smile to themselves on reading the bit in the Chrissy Iley interview, in which Morrissey brings up the subject of champagne - he also mentioned gin, which is Dawn Mist's tipple of choice. When Chrissy Iley said to Morrissey that gin makes you miserable, he wittingly replied, "It's supposed to". I also smiled to myself when Morrissey discussed tequila with Iley saying, "Tequila frightens me. I don't drink it but I see people drinking it and it shocks me. As soon as they neck it they are just completely off their doodas." Did Morrissey's humorous comment about being off their doodas make it into the Sunday Times edited version? Of course not. Heaven forbid that they show that old Mozzer has a sense of humour.
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I wrote yesterday about Daniel Grimwank, and later tweeted that Morrissey's statement on stage the other day that he will never again give a print interview was probably related to Daniel Grimwank's false allegations about supporting paedophilia and also the hysterical headlines about Moz wanting to kill Trump. My tweet was replied to by Juliane Liebert (@juliapetpetpet), who had carried out the interview for Der Spiegel. Liebert tweeted, "That's not what was written in the interview tho, none of it"..... and THAT is the problem! On Tuesday we had Chrissy Iley realising that people make things up about Morrissey, and now we have Juliane Liebert realising the same. The interviewers can see that it is all lies, but the public believe the twisted headlines of the mainstream media, so it is perfectly understandable to see why Morrissey no longer wants to give interviews. The media have no interest in balanced views, no interest in humorous anecdotes, and no interest in anything that might be remotely interesting, they are ONLY interested in a headline that gives them publicity. It's a fucked-upworld.
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I also wrote yesterday of a heckler at the concert in Detroit. It transpires that someone; who apparently is a Trump supporter, kept shouting, "fuck you" at Morrissey, so Morrissey threatened to leave, but then instead asked the audience if they would like the heckler to go instead. There was an appreciative roar, and so the heckler was ejected. There is a simple message here, if you don't like Morrissey or his views, then don't go and watch him in concert.

There still remains no Youtube footage from that concert in Detroit - except some poorly recorded clips of: How Soon Is Now?, SuedeheadI Started Something I Couldn't FinishChain Gang. A Facebook clip of Munich Air Disaster 1958 has been posted, along with an Instagram clip of Moz waving the Venezuelan flag at the end of Who Will Protect Us From The Police, but it is all very disappointing - I like to watch the whole concert, especially when there are different songs added to the set.

Morrissey's eleventh study album, Low In High School, is currently Number 1 in both the UK and US Vinyl Album Charts. The album is also Number 5 in the UK Chart, and as I mentioned on Tuesday, it is Number 20 in the US Album Chart. To put that US chart position into perspective, Paloma Faith - who beat Morrissey to the top of the UK Chart - failed to make it into the Top 200 in America.  At 58, Morrissey remains a global artist at the top of his game. As I have previously mentioned, David Bowie was all but washed-up by the age of 58, so we can no longer use him as a bench-mark to see where Moz sits among the greats at a similar age. Instead, let me turn to Paul McCartney; after all, there is no one bigger than The Beatles.

At age 57 McCartney released his eleventh solo album, Run Devil Run, which reached Number 12 in the UK and Number 27 in the USA. McCartney's twelfth studio album, Driving Rain, was released two years later in 2001, when PM was aged 59.  Driving Rain made it to Number 46 in the UK and 26 in the USA. We obviously don't know when Morrissey will release another album, but there has to be a very good chance that it will do better than Driving Rain.
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And finally, the Official Moz twitter account yesterday tweeted that a video would be released today for Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage.

This afternoon, as if by magic, the Jacky video appeared. It is all blues and reds, which reminds me of Twin Peaks. Is this Morrissey in The Black Lodge?

The vinyl version of the single is released next Friday, and is set to become Number 1 in the UK Vinyl Chart.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Ratty, I miss Astra now, with all her beautiful pics! The legs are surely more than a coincidence. You're perfectly right about the press, so as Morrissey sings NO News...the heckler? I think he's a seriously disturbed person, and I hope there isn't footage of him on YouTube because he's obviously an attention seeker so having his face on the web would be a not deserved prize. Jackie's video, what a gemstone the boys can dance!

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  2. I love those tweets to Boy George, and I madly adore the Jacky video. I can't get enough of it! To see the lads dancing is priceless (why is Boz hiding in the back haha), and the smiley badge is the perfect finishing touch. This song is one of my favorites on the album and the video now adds a whole new dimension of enjoyment - I shall be watching it endlessly.

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  3. ah, I see the two interviewers both say it was twisted but what have they done to let people know, anyway I fancy a concert in Venezuela but then again being a concert whore I wouldn't mind one in the local scout hut.. now who did tell me about South America, ah the old mind is playing games with me again

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  4. Love the new video. The band have taken the same positions as they do on stage, except for Boz who has taken a step back. Shame, he has some of the best moves.

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    1. wot.. BOZ has been pushed back because he is out of step.. poor boz

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  5. Talking of legs ... I think yours is being pulled. Surely you can tell from your reader stats whether you are getting comments from Detroit or Washington? You are mentioning the times that these comments are made in those time zones, so perhaps you are questioning this yourself?

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    1. Blog stats are given in Countries not States. I only state the time because it relates to where M is. No leg pulling.

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  6. Our lovely Star Maiden certainly has a stunning pair of legs. The legs phenomenon is quite puzzling. I believe Astraea is shimmying her way throughout the galaxy but still spares a moment to lookout for her loyal subjects trapped here on earth. We obviously don't have the smarts to solve the riddle and may never figure it out. I miss the days of Astraea, Willow and Fifi and the chemistry between them. They are 3 special ladies.

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  7. Just watched the new Jacky video. It was great, plenty of serious shimmying going on there. Anyone notice Mozza's collar on his suit jacket was turned up on his left side above the lapel and flat on the right side.

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  8. Enjoyed the video especially the talented backup dancers-they sure have some fancy dance steps. The song is one of my favorites from the CD and I've wondered if the name Jacky is for his sister. If I were talented I could've written something similar about my brother Rob, who plays guitar and is happiest when performing. Recently, now that he's older, that means he now even plays his guitar at church services. Of course, it being my little brother, the song would have him being a worm or bug in it. Heck, that's what sisters are for. Thanks Mr Ratty for posting the video and some of the background and info on Astraea and the leg connection. I also miss her.

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  9. Invoking my name at the altar of the midnight hour can lead only to shadows and the suffocating desires of miscreants. What am I? A wisp? A moment? A never will be. My own loss acrid, and lingering like gunpowder. I was less than a specter’s mute witness. Less than the incorporeal, as you all thought you knew me. Seek and you will find – nothing. Or so the story goes. Sought me. Seek me, find me weeping.

    I have a match. I will strike it now, and lit, it will fall on my trailing hem, behind me. I am an effigy. Can I burn, if I was already destroyed? The sanctity of silence, cradling me gently. Always my eclipsed and abysmal silent night. Darkness closes my eyes, abandonment cushions my head.

    Through the seven layers of consciousness, and after as many lives again, to achieve the last level of enlightenment there is final peace; in knowing that there is nothing more. Everybody kills what they love most. Everyone.

    Otherwise, it was something never worth loving in the first place.

    Every time someone kills something they love, without knowing it, they quietly, secretly bury a small piece of their heart. Wandering, and the years pass. And then a few times more, the same action is repeated again.

    At death, you are empty. When you return, again alone, and lost in the ever familiar, then unfamiliar surroundings, you look for those small pieces you tore out of your own heart, and search all over the world for them.

    But you never find them again.

    I was never here before. I am not here now, and the echo of never lasts for centuries.

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    1. oh that is quite haunting Astraea, I find it to ring true with me slowly I have killed off someone I loved, never to return and at the time it hurts likes hell

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    2. I'm not convinced that EVERYONE kills the thing they love the most, and I can't even think of many examples of people who have. I guess only those who have done it can truly feel that heart-ripping pain, and maybe only those people think that everyone does the same thing.

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    3. Hello lovely Star Maiden. Your words are always thought provoking and full of mystery and metaphor. I'm glad you chose to grace us with your presence on your journey through the cosmos.

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    4. Wow. This is bracing & packs a punch. I am drawn by the sadness & the elegance in equal measure.
      Beautifully dark & delicate.

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    5. Thanks for your beautifully profound words, Astra. I'm deeply moved and completely in awe.

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    6. Thank you, Astraea, for your mysterious lines. A cri de coeur, somber yet captivating. I hope you are alright out there in your cluster of stars.

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  10. What beautiful and meaningful writing from Astra. I am at a loss for words.

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  11. That is Faul McCartney you are referring to. The real Paul McCartney died on 9/11/66 or 11/9/66 if you put the date in Brit form.

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  12. The Jacky video makes me so unbelievably happy, which is a completely unnatural state for me to be in.

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