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Reported by Trackitdown TID on April 3, 2006

“It hurts me to say this but most of the things that come out of here are boring”. (3D World)


Paul Van Dyk admits he finds his home town of Berlin ‘not very inspiring’.

“Even though everybody was enjoying themselves in Ibiza (the records) were all made in Manchester, London, Chicago, wherever. There’s hardly any, in fact, if there are any, somebody correct me- are there any Spanish acid house records? They had the drugs and we brought them the music.” (One Week To Live)


New Order bassist Peter Hook admits he was unimpressed with the music he encountered in Ibiza in 1988.

“We’ve had a lot of correspondence from Christian B&B operators who don’t want to be forced to accept Satanists, Muslims, gays and even unmarried couples as guests. Protestants have been writing in saying they shouldn’t have to admit Catholics, Catholics saying they didn’t want Jews and objections from followers of other types of faith.” (Observer)


A Home Office spokesman reveals that new laws banning discrimination on grounds of sexuality and religion has provoked a significant backlash from religiously minded hoteliers.

“If I were an American, I too would be worried.” (Guardian)


Italy’s far right prime minister Silvio Berlusconi endorses a US official travel warning suggesting tourists should avoid potentially violent crowds and demonstrations in the run up to Italy’s upcoming elections.


“I always look bored when I’m playing- even when I’m not- and I’m not the fist punching type, so I feel uncomfortable.” (One Week To Live)


Breaks jock Tayo claims he gets shy when DJing on stages or under spotlights.


“She liked drug-ravaged skinny men with tattoos. So Dave became that person”. (Mojo Magazine)


Depeche Mode star Andy Fletcher recalls bandmate Dave Gahan’s 2nd marriage to his US publicist Theresa Conway in 1992.

“I'm glad - the whole family is glad - that Boy George has had his drugs charges dropped by a US court and is now free to return to New York. He has been living next door to us and plays his music loud enough for it to come through the building's 24in-thick party walls into our bathroom.” (Daily Telegraph)


Telegraph columnist Tom Leonard admits he’s held back from asking BG to turn his music down.

“Beethoven or Mozart you are not. So let’s leave the diva tantrums to the real divas, OK? And what’s up with not wanting to share billing with some of your peers? Petty rivalries with fellow DJs and inferiority complexes are so ‘90s. Just play a record.”


Madonna collaborator Peter Rauhofer comes 43rd in New York Press’ latest annual top 50 ‘Most Loathsome New Yorkers’.


"Liberty has never come from the government.  Liberty has always come from the subjects of it.  The history of liberty is a history of resistance." (New Jersey Herald News)


The New Jersey Herald News quotes former US President Woodrow Wilson in an editorial calling for marijuana legalisation to be considered.


“It turned ugly when Sid Vicious started throwing glasses from the side of the stage during the Damned's set. One girl lost an eye and a bloke had 10 stitches in his head. I walked on stage and saw blood everywhere. I thought if this is people's idea of punk rock then they can shove it. Fortunately I stuck with it.” (BBC 6 Music)


Eddie from The Vibrators recalls seeing the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club in 1976.


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