“Optimum living from the pleasure I’m giving
I’m separating happy emotions, half smiling” – Ryan Cox
“Joy Division” – A Circus Mind
The first lines of the entry Joy Division simply refer to the name of the band. Joy is the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune and division is the act or process of dividing. Simple enough right?
Here is the trailer for the movie Control, the Anton Corbijn flick about Joy Division and the life of Ian Curtis. The title of the film references the Joy Division song She’s Lost Control. Ian Curtis’ lyrics concern a girl having an epileptic seizure, a condition which Curtis himself suffered from. She’s Lost Control is a simple bass line droning over a machine like drum beat with a driving guitar delivered with paranoid vocals from Curtis.