Synchronicity Again? – Joy Division

The day I changed my blog to an actual .com site, June 16th 2019, I chose a image to display along the edges of the site. I came across an image I had uploaded of my Joy Division t-shirt. I love that album and it seemed perfect.

I was thinking of doing a vinyl cutting of this image, the cover of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album. That project never got off the ground, but I thought the image (which I had uploaded) would make cool edges for my site. It came out huge and looked more like zebra print, but I knew what it was and left it.

Fast forward to the early morning hours of June 26th, about 2 am. Awakened from a dream, I checked my phone to see what time it was and I couldn’t not check my e-mail. Turns out there was an e-mail from Amazon suggesting an album for me to buy on vinyl.

https://www.amazon.com/Pleasures-40th-Anniversary-Limited/dp/B07RLHNHY8

Yeah, I ordered it. Colored vinyl, limited edition. I couldn’t resist.

40th Anniversary. Wow. I had to look it up. The album was released on June 15th 1979. Almost exactly 40 years to the day that I decided to use the image for my site. Weird timing? Synchronicity? Call it what you will, but I thought it was cool.

I searched for a better image of the sound waves cover and changed up the side image on my site to a better representation of the album cover.

Looking good Lewis!

Synchronicity or not, I’m happy this all came about.

 

ADDENDUM:

It arrived.

Noice! The image on the cover is smaller and essentially reversed, but still cool.

Limited Edition Colored Vinyl.

I guess I still need to get the original version at some point. This album sent me down a whole spin of bands that were similar, but Joy Division will always rank # 1 among them all.

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