On your birthday, I'd like to thank you for writing the songs that helped a lot of us get through some of life’s tougher moments. I would probably be a lot weirder if I wasn’t able to look up to you while I listened to classic Joy Division jams like “Heart and Soul”, “Ceremony” and “Shadowplay”, to name a few.
A lot of my teenage years are preserved in the songs that you wrote, and whenever I feel confused, upset, or "emo", I know that I can return to your records so I can remember myself and feel a little bit better again. A lot of people can do that too, so thanks dude. We'll "dance, dance, dance to the radio" today in your honor as one of the greatest writers, performers, and musicians. Happy Birthday Ian, we love you and miss you!