Sunday, August 12, 2007


... a short conversation after watching Control, the movie that told the story of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic frontman of one of the greatest bands this planet ever had, Joy Division.

Jing Garcia:
The thing with Joy Division, no one came close.

Mon Castro: The band had their misfortune work for them. They didn't get the chance to become mediocre.

Blums Borres: And they never would have. New Order was no less as great.

Tad Ermitano: They also benefitted from the halo that surrounds those who die young and stay pretty. Same halo around Cobain, Hendrix, maybe even Eman Lacaba, Che Guevara, Marilyn Monroe, and the quintessential death angel, James Dean.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Mediocre". Could have eventually happened, maybe, but Ceremony & In A Lonely Place were a magical step forward, who knows what beauty may have blossomed, before any fall.