Sunday, February 3, 2013

Peter Hook and Me

Yes, I did it.  I stood in line yesterday for an hour or so to purchase a copy of Unknown Pleasures and to have it signed by one of my favorite bassist, Peter Hook.  As one who hates waiting in lines, I was kept cool by reading from two books in hand by two poets: Slow Lightening by Eduardo C. Corral and Queen for a Day by Denise Duhamel.  This, as well as some of the conversations I overheard while in line about particular relationships with the music of Joy Division and New Order, and seeing them there and seeing them here.  Strangely, I was content in line.

Peter Hook was friendly and jovial as far as I could tell.    

"Take it easy, mate," he said.  "Arrato," I answered.


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