Minimal House . . . bored of it now, bring on psy-soul. (DJ Magazine)
DJ Magazine joins in the minimal backlash placing the genre at the bottom of their latest what hot/ whats not column (The Eye).
Sometimes when I see Goths hanging round Camden, Ive got so much respect for them. And this is something I probably wouldnt have admitted to ten years ago, but just the fact that they are something . . . they are someone, I quite like that. Their music is them. (One Week To Live)
Seb Fontaine admits a previously unsuspected secret wish to have been a Goths.
Todays youth dont have dreams they have illusions. To dream is to want to accomplish something difficult that is a challenge. Instead youngsters believe they have a right to everything and if things dont go the way they want, its someone elses fault. (Guardian)
Sorbonne president Jean-Robere Pitte brands striking French students stupid and ignorant.
I was offered a ghost compiler to do the project but I decided to do it myself. (DJ Magazine)
New Order bass player Peter Hook sheds light on the murky world of compilation CDs (talking about his new Hacienda Classics triple CD).
"Women positioned sex very much in the context of an intimate relationship. But when they talked about casual sex they didn't give those reasons. Rather it was because they were looking for something - looking for love or because they had got drunk or were high on drugs. BBC)
Dr Sharron Hinchcliff comments on research suggesting 90% of British women think no strings sex (one night stands) are morally unacceptable.
"The scanners will not only identify students under the influence of drugs but also the types of drugs they are consuming. This will show up in a graph. (New Straits Times)
Malaysian Deputy Education Minister Datuk Noh Omar announces the introduction of eye scanner drug testing machines in Kuala Lumpur schools.
People do it indoors, in secret. Theres lots of it. If the phenomenon of belly dancing spreads out our people might react against it by killing people. We dont want our people to become like the Taliban. (Guardian)
Hamas new Palestinian culture minister Attallah Abu al-Sibbah explains why hes planning to outlaw un-Islamic belly dancing.
"She was still on the ground and her arms were slumped in front of her. . . It was so mechanical. He turned and killed her. I felt his eyes on me and I jumped at him. I just jumped and pushed him out of my way, and I ran and I could still hear him shooting." (Seattle Intelligencer)
Seattle spree killing survivor Marc Verebely describes being woken up by gunshots and watching Kyle Huff, 28, murdering six revellers attending the zombie rave after-party, including Suzanne Thorne, 15.
"I will also teach the them about poetry, literature, art, music and dance to make them more cultured and will show them how important good manners are at the dinner table - even in the station canteen."
Russian etiquette teacher Smoren Dubroev explains how he plans to transform the brutish image of Russian cops.
People needed hope and inspiration and they are beginning to realise that there is something else, not just commercial dance music. All over the world, in places where there has been a club scene for years, people say to me hey, what is this music? (DJ Magazine)
DC10 maestro Luciano insists minimal really is the future.
Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)