Perhaps I was a late bloomer to the ways of New Order. I knew Bizarre Love Triangle. Didn’t everyone? But it wasn’t until the Trainspotting Soundtrack when it hit me. Temptation. It was around that time when I started thinking about writing my own music. I soon realized there was a lot more going on than simple dance beats synced to a MIDI synth.
Peter Hook revolutionized how a bass was to be played and complimented it over guitar and synth combinations. Stephen Morris played drums more accurately than a drum machine ever could yet was a splendid and innovative programmer. Gillian Gilbert played and programmed synths like keyboardists always should have. And Bernard Sumner, while not the greatest live singer, laid it down in the studio with his simple guitar lines.
Above what they contributed to individually New Order popularized dance music in popular music without even flinching.
- Ceremony (Ceremony 12″)
- Your Silent Face (Power, Corruption and Lies)
- Love Vigilantes (Low-Life)
- Temptation (Temptation 12″)
- Dreams Never End (Movement)
- Regret (Republic)
- 1963 (True Faith B-Side)
- Age of Consent (Power, Corruption and Lies)
- Run (Technique)
- Blue Monday – 88 (Blue Monday 12″)
I picked up some cds today…a frank black cd, a sonic youth cd (SYR4), a get up kids cd and a live new order cd. Why is it that people associate New Order with gay people. For example, if i was at my old work and was listening to say New Order’s republic, the people walking by would probably tihnk I was gay. It’s not like I was on all fours taking it from behind and wearing daisy dukes. I just like their music. So why do people associate it with gay-ness. Is UK electro-dance-pop considered a gay culture thing? How did that happen? What is up with that? Also the singer was always rumored to be gay. But he has a wife. Sure he could be gay and still have a wife (IE. Hillary Clinton) but it’s all too bizzare. New Order = Gay Music = If you listen to it, you are gay. So I guess I am gay. I also like the Pet Shop Boys which definately means I am gay. “I like anal. But in fact I don’t think I would. But being the gay man I am, I guess I would have to. Pet Shop Boys + New Order + Daisy Dukes = Big Gay Mat.
This weekend was fun. Friday night we were going to the 930 Club to see the Stereophonics, but Jess decided against it, perhaps from my hints not to go. Then Addy, Jess and myself decided to go to see Hannibal. It was good. In fact it was one of the better movies i’d seen in a while. There was even Lay Liota eating his own brain in it! There was also some vomit that missed the trash can outside of the theatre! Yum! Saturday was chill…Addy, Jess and myself went to the ghetto to go thrift store, art, and photo shopping. Saturday night we were all supposed to see Luna at 930 Club, but got back from dinner too late to even think about going out there. Plus i heard traffic getting in to DC was absolutely out of control from the NBA shit in DC. I have been back home from school for almost a year now and still haven’t been back to 930 Club…weird. Saturday Night Live had Jennifer Lopez on it. Wow. I must say she is cute, but her butt is not all that it is hyped to be. I was hoping for some Puffy jokes. Damn the man. I bet the man is gay and likes New Order and anal!