tony wilson, rip.

we were out last night at the excellent rose melberg / harvey williams show in kilburn and new order was spinning people on the dance floor — it may have been what got people to dance. there really isn’t anything better to dance to than new order in my book, and we should raise a glass to tony wilson, the record honcho who had the good sense to put out their records (and joy division’s and many others that I liked! except for the happy mondays, though I guess they had their moment). the saddest thing about his tale is that the nhs refused to pay for the necessary treatment for his cancer.