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Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday May 21 2018 (The real and proper Day 2441) - Oh mutter I can feel the soil falling over my head.....Mutterlein, Splutterlein

Over the weekend a number of announcements were posted on the Morrissey Central website. These announcements included confirmation of a long running rumour that All The Young People Must Fall In Love will be released as the fourth single from Low In High School, but even more exciting than that are announcements that Morrissey is to play concerts in July in Manchester (x2), Berlin and Rattvik.

As it currently stands I don't think I will be able to make it to any of the four concerts, but if things change, then who knows. The concert in Rattvik, Sweden, should be particularly special as it is taking place in the breathtaking Dalhalla Arena, which is a former limestone quarry.

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Twitter user Dan 'Ricky' Abnormal (@nothappysad75) immediately linked the announcement of the concerts to Morrissey's (as @AlfsButton) first tweet of last Wednesday, in which M tweeted, "Splutter. Where is my microphone?" Dan tweeted, "Quite a hint", but he then backtracked by tweeting, "That microphone tweet doesn't prove its Morrissey. Lucky guess." This seems to be Dan's role in the MorrisseysWorld story - he brings to our attention a 'coincidence' that we may have missed, and then goes on to ridicule us for thinking that it actually might mean something. It makes me smile because if Ricky Dan really thought the 'coincidences' weren't relevant then, WHY BOTHER TO POINT THEM OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE? I think I should rename him 'Dan, Dan the contradictory coincidence finding man'.

And whilst on the subject of coincidences, Morrissey's second tweet of last Wednesday was, "Mutter. Where is my tombstone?" and what should appear on Morrissey Central over the weekend....... a couple of new photos of Morrissey leaning on.....wait for it....the tombstone of Nico and her mütter/mother.









As coincidences go, the tweeting of "mutter" and "tombstone" in the same sentence just days prior to a photo appearing of Morrissey next to a tombstone of Nico and her mütter, Margarete, is HUGEHUGEHUGE, and when I tweeted earlier today to point it out, even Ricky Dan was agog, tweeting, "I'm actually speechless." He went on to admit that he couldn't possibly see it as just a coincidence.

Dan wasn't the only one impressed by the 'mutter' tweet. Twitter user Wolf66 (@Uffe_Sirkka) tweeted, "I'm convinced by the Tombstone coincidence and up for a round of Tiddlywinks (loppspel) at Dalhalla."

Will others now realise, at last, that this really is Morrissey? Probably not! In fact, I was tweeted by someone using the twitter name @JulietteAdAstra earlier today who wrote, "I asked your 'Morrissey' a question only he (assuming he is the real deal) and I know the answer to. He got it wrong. Nevertheless, I'll keep watching this whole thing for the entertainment value. Hats off to whoever's behind this, it's the most delicious fun."
And there we have it, despite 'muttering tombstones' and hundreds of other pieces of evidence that would prove beyond all reasonable doubt to the man in the street that this really IS Morrissey, it can't possibly be because he answered a question wrongly. That sort of logic reminds me of a piece I wrote about logic five years ago.

Nico is buried in a woodland cemetery (cemetry?) in Berlin. She would have been 80 this year, but died in 1988 after falling off a punctured bicycle on a desolate hillside in Ibiza. Morrissey will be playing his Berlin concert in the same week as the 30th anniversary of her death. As to who will be in the band, I guess we will just have to wait and see.


There was no tweeting by Morrissey over the weekend, but he did appear today to warn me, "if your next blog has the word tour in the title I will be livid beyond belief." He then came back a little later after I had pointed out the relevance of the 'mutter tombstone' tweet, to tweet, "Oh mutter I can feel the soil falling over my head."..... and there we have today's title!


14 comments:

  1. wow, i didn't think 'coincidences' could be this intricate! no wonder most of this following the mozziah business goes over my head.
    but him saying "welcome to my world" a SECOND time??? i think the only reason there aren't more people who believe this is just because they haven't stumbled across the twitter accounts/your blog, because it doesn't get more 'coincidental' than that.
    i mean, come on Rat, you could definitely generate a bit more publicity than Harvest could ever manage.

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    1. You'd be surprised as to how many HAVE come across this blog - in the old days I used to drag them here, demanding they read it, but they just wouldn't believe that any of it was true. I no longer try to convince people, and in fact am grateful that so few believe - it makes the whole thing even more special. However, it is quite pleasing when we do get the odd person discovering what's here. If any of us were to post the 'mutter tombstone' coincidence on Solo, they still wouldn't believe. They don't want to believe. They are sleeping....and long may their slumber continue.

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  2. Putting the coincidence to one side for a moment, these are stunning photos.
    Good to know Moz will be back on the road again.
    Word has it that my internet is being installed this week. So most of you will be disappointed to hear that a grumpy, befuddled & moody air raid may be back soon.

    Sending warm birthday wishes to Morrissey for tomorrow.

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    1. So glad you'll be able to join us again soon. And I agree, those are very touching photos.

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  3. Caitlin, there have been countless numbers of remarkable 'coincidences' similar to the tombstone one, but as Rat said, people simply haven't wanted to believe, so they have chosen to invent rationalizations for the coincidences or ignore them, calling us nutjobs all the while. I have found it to be a fascinating study of human behavior and most definitely an experience I wouldn't trade for anything.

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  4. wow that photo of Moz, he looks fantastic I hope he and Damon have a fantastic piss up in Berlin on the 22nd.. why wouldn't they, the sun will be out and I may well toast him with my favourite beverage (too much time in usa sorry).. by the Way I love Mutter the soil is falling over my head, now not long ago Moz said he would never sing it again live, I know he likes to fib and really hope that he sings it, happy birthday tomorrow our favourite crooner

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  5. I do love these coincidences. It seems ages since we had a really good coincidence and mutter/tombstone is a most excellent one.
    Naughty rat with the punctured bicycle. Haven't you made that joke before?

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    1. It isn't a joke about Nico - I see symmetry in it.

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  6. It is quite so convoluted that it now makes perfect sense? I think he is playing with us, mostly you Ratty, but you are too clever! Please try to make one of the concerts as some of us can only be there in spirit.

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  7. Very handsome photos indeed . My favorite part of this whole adventure is watching the pieces being put together and I had no idea what Tiddlywinks was until now . Yes some of us odd people do believe it’s been a long journey traveled but worth it . Happy early Birthday M! My mom shares the same and I happen to share with Mr. Wilde.

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  8. I never even realised that the list of us nutjobs just keeps on growing, sad really as I loved the saying The Deluded Dozen

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    1. The Deluded Dozen doesn't restrict our numbers to twelve, although actually, there are usually only about a dozen who are actively involved at any one time. People come and go. There is a small core that remain.

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  9. by the way if anyone like me could ever give Moz advice it would be.. take bleedin insect repellent to Sweden, I went one summer in the eighties and in any green spaces the midges ate me alive, think caribou in the artic tundra

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