As if you haven't heard it enough from me already, the Uni-Ball Signo DX line of pens is once of the best around. From a sturdy barrel, to clean, crisp line, there is nothing to dislike about these pens. I don't have a list marked off, but I think I'm pretty close to having tried out all of the colors, and the light blue ranks near the top of my favorite colors list. It really pops off the page, even on the blue grid background of my Doane Paper Idea Journal. This year, I am going to work on getting all the different colors of the same pen reviewed, if nothing else to have a sample on hand if someone has a question. I think there are a handful of DX colors I haven't posted yet.
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Between Joy Division and The Smiths it would be hard for me to pick my favorite band of all time. Over the last several years, Joy Division is has made a serious run at the top spot as I find myself reaching for their music more and more. "Ceremony" is recognized by many as a New Order song, but it was written by Ian Curtis and composed by Joy Division. The only problem is it was rarely played before Ian's suicide. According to the songs Wikipedia page, there are only three recorded Joy Division versions of this song, none of which have well recorded vocals. Hence, the song really became a New Order hit (New Order is comprised of the three remaining Joy Division members for the uninitiated). Bernard Sumner and the boys do a great job, as the video below shows. I never realized how much Barney looked like a young Robert Downey Jr.
I'd be remiss if I didn't post my favorite cover version of this song by Galaxie 500. This gets a ton of play in the Pen Addict household: