Thursday, 21 June 2007


Hello my name is Stephen Morris

The title of this blog is a little misleading as I am not 50 today. It refers instead to something called the Today Generation which is a project being set up by Radio 4's Today Programme.
It seems that the Today Programme was first broadcast on the 28th October 1957, the same day that I first entered the world.
So a group of people who share this birthday have been asked to share our thoughts and memories of the past half century in various ways including cluttering up the (already over cluttered) Internet with our words and pictures- so here goes.

When I was born I lived with my parents in a house in Gawsworth Road, Maccclesfield a town in which I still reside today.
Not in the same house and not with my parents anymore,obviously.
Paul Anka topped the pop charts with the song Diana
The picture above is of me and my sister Amanda in the garden at Gawsworth road in the early 60s.I practice scowling as I throw what was perhaps the first of many sulks.
More later when I think of something interesting to write about- this blogging malarky is more tiring than it looks.


Jennifer [StarKnight Captain 'Sunshine'] said...

To answer your blogpost's first line, Hello Stephen!!

That's cool that you're sharing your view on the past half century. And I have to admit, I love the picture--the sulk: classic.

I agree, blogging isn't the easiest thing in the world [trust me, I've had plenty to say in mine]. In the end though it's worth every word you share with the world.

Can't wait to read what you come up with next, Stephen! Good start to your blog too.

P.S. You're my favorite member of Joy Division/New Order, and I've listened to you guys since I was a kid. Thanks for the music and the memories!!

Until the next round, Cheers!!

~ Jenn ['Sunshine']

Joe S. said...

Stephen Morris...

Thank you for everything you have done in your musical career. Your music got me through the toughest points in my life and it's been there during the happiest moments too. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on life and music.

Good luck with the blog, and good luck with whatever you choose to do next, be it New Order or something else....


Nic said...

Hello Stephen,

Great to read about your early life in Macclesfield and in the band(s). We share a couple of things in common: I grew up near Gawsworth (Henbury), and I also have a sister called Amanda (who I think you know): she also caused me to sulk on occasions. Best wishes with the blog and the music. Cheers, Nic.

Chris Nash said...

Hi Steve,

Rather than going through management (always takes ages) any chance of dropping me an email at please? Would be cool to do an interview for the site sometime - either by email or in person.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephen,

How wonderful to read about your youth! I love the photo. It reminds me of the pictures my mother has of me as a child. Ahh, the good old days!

I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed the music you and your fellow members of Joy Division/New Order/The Other Two have made. I've listened to your music during times of joy and sorrow and I don't think I would be able to run on my treadmill without you! I wish you much continued success with all of your endeavors...can't wait to hear what you have up your sleeve!

Please continue to write. I really enjoy the "human connection"...Sadly, I may never meet you, nor do I know you personally, but you have touched my life and it is amazing to be albe to learn a little bit about you as a person too.