Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Joy Division 1980 - Pyroclastic flow & a suicide

It is very difficult to accept that an iconic song such as "Love will Tear us Apart" by the Joy Division is thirty years old. It's one of those songs that you recognise from the first nanosecond of intro. I you are my age & British, then it is hard wired into you!

On May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m. Pacific Daylight...There's an interesting article about the lead singer, Ian Curtis at the Guardian, and the odd news that Macclesfield (his home town) is a place of pilgrimage for fans even now, 30 years after his suicide. I would be interested in seeing the movie ("Control") of his (depressed) life if only for the soundtrack. I don't think the location is the most inspiring place on earth!

I've just come across another interesting article in the Guardian today, the writer has to be about my age!

Also celebrating its thirtieth anniversary is Mount St. Helens, that other famous volcano but with the more memorable name than the one in Iceland! Yep, 30 years since that one blew itself to bits.

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