18 May 1980

typed for your pleasure on 18 May 2005, at 1.34 am

How can I find the right way to control
All the conflict inside, all the problems beside
As the questions arise and the answers don’t fit
Into my way of things, into my way of things

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5 have spoken to “18 May 1980”

  1. quaisi writes:

    18th May 1980 was the day I was forced kicking and screaming into this world.

  2. SafeTinspector writes:

    Color me ignorant, but who is the pic, and what is the quote? The pic looks vaguely like Adam…

  3. Davecat writes:

    That’s a creepy coincidence, Simon.. 25 years ago today, the best band of all time came to a premature end as Ian Curtis (the lead singer pictured), hanged himself in his home in Manchester. The band is Joy division, and those lyrics are from ‘Komakino’.

    The surviving members went on to form New order, which, although a very good group, still falls slightly short of the cold brilliance of Joy division. If you’ve never heard them before, now’s a good a time as any to start..

  4. PBShelley writes:

    …and on that same day, Mt St Helens erupted, killing 57 people and blackening the skies of the NW in mourning. A coincidence?

  5. Davecat writes:

    Equally creepy.

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