Saturday, April 28, 2007

Joy Division in the compound

Perusing the globe's Saturday newspapers online, my attention is drawn subliminally elsewhere. I then realise that I can hear Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart on the radio at the gate of the compound. How utterly strange to hear such a divine song of youthful alienation all the way from 1980s murky Manchester in an Abuja compound. The mirror equivalent would be a Nigerian listening to Capital Radio in London (a pappy commercial radio station) suddenly spinning Obesere or Kwam1 from out of nowhere.


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