Joy Division - Atmosphere (Original Hannett 12 Inch Mix)
This post really has no relevance apart from the fact that my mood has been dark this weekend. I have been drawn back into the world of Ian Curtis. To be frank, I have been bordering on obsession. For me though, no band or lyricist has been more influential in the last 30 years. This time of the year I always have a few reflective weeks after Ian's birthday (15th July). Due to Latitude and the Hydro Connect competition it was not until last week that the mood set in. I was 17 years old when Ian chose to end [...]
No no no, not that cancer. The astrological sign. Today's my birthday so we're going to celebrate all the bitchin' musicians who share it with me. Firstly, my personal favorite: Johnny Thunders. And while part of me feels like I should post "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" , you're getting "Personality Crisis" by The New York Dolls 'cause it fuckin' rules. Next up is Johnny's fellow punk pioneer Marky Ramone. I know "Blitzkreig Bop" is another uninspired choice, [...]
Atmosphere Walk in silence, Don't walk away, in silence. See the danger, Always danger, Endless talking, Life rebuilding, Don't walk away. Walk in silence, Don't turn away, in silence. Your confusion, My illusion, Worn like a mask of self-hate, Confronts and then dies. Don't walk away. People like you find it easy, Naked to see, Walking on air. Hunting by the rivers, Through the streets, Every corner abandoned too soon, Set down with due care. Don't walk away in silence, Don't walk away.
The Ian Curtis/Joy Division movie, Control , makes its Milwaukee debut tonight!
La storia della morte di Ian Curtis è per certi aspetti un mistero anche se alcune certezze ci sono: era il 1980 ed aveva 23 anni, soffriva di epilessia, aveva un talento ed una vena poetica fuori dal comune e i soccoritori trovarono Idiot di Iggy Pop che ancora girava nel piatto. Bene, Control ha vinto il premio come miglior film europeo a Cannes. Il film/documentario ripercorre la breve vita del leader dei Joy Division . Girato in bianco e nero dal famoso fotografo olandese Anton Corbijn [...]