Monday, 19 March 2018
Day 2477 - Free in the truth of make-believe
Despite the incredible revelation in my blog entry of Friday that Ricky Gervais and Morrissey are both secretly using Twitter accounts to interact with each other and Morrissey fans, I haven't been contacted by one single journalist wanting to investigate my claim further.
It is of course no surprise that I haven't been contacted by any journalists as, after all, news websites aren't interested in anything remotely interesting, mystical or taxing, they just want click bait. A perfect example of this came on Saturday, when an article about Morrissey written by Nick Halsted was published by The Independent . The piece is SO poor that Morrissey's 'management' have issued a statement on the official Morrissey Facebook account stating that it was an article full of 'old news, no news and fake news'.
I have skimmed through the article and it really is just a nothing piece, cobbled together just to slag Morrissey off for no apparent reason. Hasted's time could have been far better spent reading FTM and then producing an exclusive on how Morrissey has been unique and innovative in the way he has secretly communicated with his fans, but that wouldn't be part of the agenda - the Independent is anything but independent.
NICK HALSTED AND HELPER
Going back to my revelation about Ricky Gervais, not only has no journalist been in touch, but I have also not had any FTM readers/BRS members contact me to say that they agree with me. Heather posted a comment to say that she had always had her suspicions about the Twitter a character, Dan Abnormal (@Nothappysad75), but she didn't express an opinion as to whether or not she thought he could be Gervais. Am I completely and utterly wrong? Am I free in the truth of make-believe?
Neither Dawn nor Dan Abnormal have made comment either way; in fact, since I published the blog entry of Friday, Dawn hasn't been seen at all, whilst Dan's only tweet was a retweet yesterday of....Ricky bloody Gervais! I have to admit, Dan's retweeting of Gervais did make me smile. The tweet in question read, "Everyone agrees with free speech until they hear something they don't like." Ain't that the truth.
STOP PRESS - As I write, Dan has just tweeted to @RickyGervais asking if my revelation is true. As Gervais has over 13 million Twitter followers and receives thousands of tweets a day, there is NO WAY that he would see Dan's tweet, let alone respond to it, so if he does reply; even with the word "no", it would be absolute confirmation to me that Dan is Ricky....although I think I would still be in a minority of one. Would I be able to make people believe what they would never believe?.....well, having spent the past six and a half years trying without success, I think the answer is a firm NO!
Aside from Twitter accounts which may or may not belong to the funniest man to have emerged from Reading since Oscar Wilde was released from the town's gaol, Morrissey has completed the last live show on this most recent run. On Saturday he played in Mexico City, and from the footage I have seen, it was yet another great concert, and a fitting finale to the current tour. The only new additions to the set were First of the Gang To Die and Alma Matters. I guess it is no real surprise that First of the Gang was played in Mexico, but the fact that it is a song with a 'Dawn' lyric, made me smile.
My previous thought that Morrissey and the band might be in Mexico for a while to complete the next LP seem to be wide of the mark. Tweets by both Joe Chiccarelli and Boz Boorer over the weekend have confirmed that their Mexican adventures are over, with Joe tweeting, "Great session this week at Panoram Studios" while Boz tweeted a photo of a very young self just starting out in the business along with the words, "Wow, made me laugh, so many yrs & many laughs, the formative yrs were so great in so many ways, as I sit in a Mexico hotel awaiting transport to fly home after playing a show to 85000 crazy Hispanics, where did all the years go? I know I am v happy they went where they did xx".
If they did record the remainder of a new album, then they certainly got on with it quickly. There was never any actual confirmation that Joe C was working with Morrissey, he could have just been a coincidence that he was in Mexico at the same time.....but unlikely.
Boz's tweet read almost like a retirement speech, but surely Boz can't be thinking of retiring?
That'll do for today. With the live shows now over, and with the recording session also over, we await the next chapter.
Posted by TRB at 16:03
- Day 2484 - I bid farewell
- Day 2478 - Chart
- Day 2477 - Free in the truth of make-believe
- Day 2474 - Peanuts!
- Day 2473 - "Recording, recording, record..."
- Day 2472 - Chapter of Accidents
- Day 2471 - "Farewell my friends"
- Day 2470 - The Nightingale lives on
- Day 2468 - "Never have I tweeted"
- Day 2466 - "Welcome to my world"
- Day 2465 - The mistake of hope
- Day 2464 - Going, going, gone
- Day 2463 - Brighton rocks
- Day 2460 - Morrissey's forte
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