As a youth I thought I loved music, I sang all the words and could air guitar with the best. I bought albums and cassettes and would play music almost as background for any activity I was engaged in such as homework or chores. A friend let me borrow Unknown Pleasure and all that changed. For the first time I was more than hearing melodies and words, I was moved emotionally and very powerfully. Music became something so much more than songs on a radio after that. Joy Division / New Order , and ALL of the fractions of, were such a huge part of my adolescence and early adulthood that when New Order split for good with all the negative emotion that came after I felt almost like a child of a divorce. In some weird way I felt I had to take one side or the other and for a long time I was still a big fan of Bernard, Stephen and Gillians work and didn't follow Hooky's adventures into new worlds. Luckily, somewhere along the way I realized how insanely stupid it was to take something so personal that had nothing whatsoever to do with me, I grew up, faced facts and remembered that Hooky was as much a part of the music I hold so dear to me as they all were... Together.
Last night I had the incredible luck to see Peter Hook & The Light here at their only stop in LA. Once again, I was moved beyond words... Spellbinding evening to say the very least.
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