Recently, I saw New Order live. New Order has been together on and off for over thirty years, albeit with some lineup changes. As I watched New Order, I just kept thinking, damn they’ve been playing together a long time. You can hear it. You can feel it. These musicians play like one fused organism. The legacy stirs an undeniable devotion in the fans. Most couples can’t keep relationships together. Imagine trying to balance the interests of four or five people with the added complications of fame, ego, and money. I would never make it in a band. Solo Act. Just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the effort, patience, and commitment it must require to work 30+ years on an evolving project with essentially the same people and manage to stay inspired. Rockstar ambitions notwithstanding, for some of us, a lifetime bound to the same four people too closely resembles a Sartre play.