Monday, October 08, 2007

Diesel U Music Awards

I had a fantastic night last week at the Diesel Music awards at Koko in Camden, London. I was very kindly invited by friend Mick Rock who was presenting an award and also shooting photos of the winning bands.
The awards was created to promote and encourage up and coming new bands.
There were also awards for Peter Saville and Joy Division.
I had the great privilege of spending the evening with Deborah and Natalie Curtis - Widow and Daughter of Ian Curtis the legendary frontman with Joy Division.
As a Joy Division fan for more years than I can remember this really was a true pleasure.
Natalie and Deborah were there the night after the premiere of Control the new Joy Division film directed by Anton Corbijn. While this has obviously been a difficult time for them it was nice to see them enjoying a fun night out on the back of these times.
I had no responsibility other than having fun and drinking as many of the free cocktails as I could possibly consume. I took on these responsibilities with the gusto that they deserve, and the bar was left pretty much dry by the end of the night. Thanks must go to the gimped up dwarves present on the night. They really were hilarious and made the night even more special!

The show is to be shown on Channel 4 on 21st October so do check it out. It was a night to remember..!

( the clip below is of CSS playing at the aftershow party. I've heard a lot about them but not seem them live - and they really are a class live act. They have an incredible energy and colour - and Lovefox has a lovely sparkly catsuit...!)

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