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Reported by Trackitdown TID on May 4, 2006

“I love music. I have been DJing for a while and I play at the Chelsea Pier in New York as well as in London.” (Standard)

 

Danish supermodel Helena Christensen insists she’s nowadays a professional DJ.

 

 

“Everybody can DJ, but not everybody can be a good DJ. It needs a lot of work, like anything else in life, if you want to do it seriously.” (Bangkok Recorder)

 

Miss Kittin outlines her golden rule for DJ success.

 

 

“I used to have this recurring dream that I’d be DJing and I couldn’t find the next record and the record ran out and I was still looking for it. If you got someone to analyse that, it’s probably got something to do with your sexuality, so I don’t like talking about my dreams, know what I mean?” (MIxmag)

 

What could UK rap god Tim Westwood mean?

 

 

“Disco? I invented disco long before I even knew what the word discotheque meant.” (Observer)

 

Northern Soul pioneer turned lap dancer impresario Peter Stringfellow stakes out his legacy.

 

 

“It’s like Ibiza for people with deeper pockets. But instead of a two hour flight, it’s nine. It’s very conducive to bringing out the true party spirit.” Observer)

 

Leo Sayer star maker Meck muses on Miami.

“The next one mustn't be this fat." (Der Spiegel, Germany)

 

Top German psychiatrist Georg Stolpmann tells a German court that cannibal killer Armin Meiwes was already thinking about his next human meal as he dismembered willing victim Bernd-Juergen Brandes.

 

 

“Sao Paulo has the best music scene but is Brazil’s most expensive city. Think Birmingham in the sun.” (Mixmag)

 

Mixmag officially brand Brazil ‘the new Ibiza’.

 

 

“I know I can hear the laughter echoing round London, but Karen Carpenter had one of the most amazing voices and they wrote timeless songs.” (One Week To Live)

 

Hed Kandi creator turned Fierce Angels upstart Mark Doyle admits his dream signing would have been Karen Carpenter from seminal 70s balladeers the Carpenters.

 

 

"Slaves were considered legally to be pieces of machinery; chattel, in legal terms; that were bought and sold and mortgaged and insured.  People valued these slaves because they were able to be put to productive use; typically in agriculture; just like people were buying and selling mules and, later tractors.”  (Washington Post)

 

Richard Sutch, one of the six editors of the America’s new statistics collection ‘The Millennial Edition’ comments on a statistic from 1859, revealing that ‘healthy young male field slaves’ cost $1,564 each, at a New Orleans’ slave market.

 

 

"The United States intelligence community comprises almost 100,000 patriotic, talented and hardworking Americans.” (China Daily)

 

National Intelligence Director John Negroponte admits America runs 100,000 spies.

 

Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)