As the lead singer and songwriter of post-punk, post-everything geniuses Joy Division, Ian Curtis appeared publicly to be a pitch-black soul with wicked cool dance moves. But the truth was that he suffered from epilepsy, which at times contributed to his agitated stage presence, and depression so deep it ultimately lead to his suicide in 1980 at the age of 23. So. Yeah. Happy Friday!
Now, some other genius has taken a slice of Curtis’ wail in “I Remember Nothing,” and mashed it up with 14 seconds of roller-coaster footage to create a mind-bending inside joke that the whole world should be in on. That’s where we come in. Trying to help the whole world get in on the joke–and maybe, just maybe, lead some young, lonely kid to find salvation in the beautifully tragic music Joy Division made. The great irony being that it’s entirely likely that Curtis’ songs have saved many other lives.