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Hello my loyal music fans of punk rock, ska, reggae enthusiasts, and everything in-between. I hope you have found my musical tastes serene and keen to the genres I post. And so I welcome you to this post punk version of Musical Moondays. Wish it were a joyful day! I hope there is no division and I will try my best to make the best incision of music. That is hard to do like breaking up.

So let's start up with probably my favorite post punk band and if you couldn't tell where I was going above, it's Joy Division. This is one of my favorites and it goes perfectly with Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey:

Ian Curtis much like Kobain years later suffered from Depression, but also from epilepsy in which modern medicine at the time could do very little to cure. One of my cats has a mild from of epilepsy and it's still horrible when they have an attack. I feel for any person or animal who has it. Ian also suffered from personal demons of all stripes; being in love with two women. This is all chronicled in the great movie about Ian Curtis and Joy Division called Control. Man 23. That is way too young for someone who should have, like many creative people, stuck around for a bit longer.

........It's true you know....... and for me personally.......which is why I don't partake in the drug called love anymore.

I do love that song, though. It's impossible not to. The last withdrawals when love didn't work out for me, truly felt like my stomach was being ripped apart and it was scary, like I couldn't function  and I couldn't. So that's why i say I don't do that drug anymore. Kind of cynical, I know. It's not that I am swearing it off for good, but I need to be in a better place before even thinking I can handle something like that again, even though this was in 2006.

I'm a cynic, but I'm not dead inside. Which reminds me of another song that I actually didn't know was from Joy Division, embarrassingly, till years later. This song was covered by Nine Inch Nails(I am also a fan of them) in the movie the Crow which I loved and still love to this day even though it's sad and fucked up what happened to Brandon Lee RIP.

Now on to another band though it's hard for me to pull away from Joy Division. Here's a couple of tunes from another great band called Siouxsie & the Banshees. Her voice is haunting and amazing.

And of course there's the The Psychedelic Furs. And yes, I admit, I also love the movie and John Hughes flicks in general. Don't get me wrong, I'm not obsessed, but they remind me of growing up with my big sister and of family memories of that time and era both turbulent and jubilant. It's a part of me. I can't deny it. I love this song. It brings it all back and reminds me that I was alive in the 80s as a child.

Here's the Fall's Psycho Mafia:

The Cure started in the post punk era and toured with Siouxsie & the Banshees. It took some transition, but the cure also brings back a lot of memories. I like bands and songs that do that.

Here's New Order and Blue Monday for this Monday. And really, how does it feel?


I love Jesus and Mary Chain so I am going to end with a few songs by them.

Something's Wrong

Taste the Floor

And I'll end with the Jesus and Mary Chain song to the ending of Lost in Translation. I've always liked Jesus and Mary Chain, but when the music hits and you feel the pain at the right time in an poignant film, it gives one extra appreciation for the band and for music in general for movies are not as impactful without music. So this moment makes me appreciate this band even more.

(since I can't find and embedded version dammit)

Though it's hard to admit, I try to be more open with how I feel about music, film, and moments in time. Why keep it in ? It's important so I'll admit to you that I can feel myself emotionally almost falling apart each time(I've been in that position) I watch this brilliant subtle ending(And I don't want to know what they whispered but I have some idea in my mind). But I'm not the only one. Sofia Coppola crafted this perfectly. I'm actually going to quote a youtube comment which explains exactly my frustrations when talking to people about this movie:

When I ask someone what they thought of Lost In Translation, and they reply, "ummm... I didn't really like it... kinda boring" or "eh. It was ok, I guess," it makes me wonder how my brain works soooo completely differently than theirs.


Walking back to you................... is the hardest thing that......... I can do....

But I must end this diary. :-)

Originally posted to Musical Moondays on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 05:33 PM PDT.

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