Detroit Techno’s Top 50, as chosen by the 313 list, October 29, 1996:
1. Strings of Life - Rhythim is Rhythim
2. The Final Frontier - Underground Resistance
3. Stardancer - The Martian
4. The Art Of Stalking - Suburban Knight
5. Clear - Cybotron
6. No UFOs - Model 500
7. Humana - Jeff Mills
8. Minimal Nation - Robert Hood
9. It is What It Is - Rhythim is Rhythim
10. R-Theme - R-Thyme
11. Oscillator - Paperclip People
12. Neurotic Behaviour - Psyche
13. My Machines - 69
14. Jupiter Jazz - Underground Resistance
15. Journey Of The Dragons - Underground Resistance
16. Four Jazz Funk Classics - 69
17. At Les - Carl Craig
18. Altered States - Ron Trent
19. When A Thought Becomes U - Blake Baxter
20. War Of The Worlds - Dark Comedy
21. Trak - Phylyps
22. Step To Enchantment - Jeff Mills
23. Serena X - Yennek
24. Microlovr - 69
25. Losing Control - DBX
26. Ladies And Gentleman - 69
27. Kaos - Rhythim is Rhythim
28. I Believe - Octave One
29. Game One - Infiniti
30. World To World - Underground Resistance
31. Wiggin - Mayday
32. Waveform Transmission Vol 1 - Jeff Mills
33. Throw - Paperclip People
34. The Rhythm Of Vision - Robert Hood
35. The Heavens (Mayday Mix) - Reese
36. The Climax - BFC
37. The Chase - Model 500
38. The Beginning - Rhythim is Rhythim
39. Technarchy - Cybersonik
40. Starlight - Model 500
41. Sound Of Stereo - Model 500
42. Sheet One - Plastikman
43. Sex In Zero Gravity - The Martian
44. Rock to the Beat - Reese
45. Q1.1 - Basic Channel
46. Ocean To Ocean - Model 500
47. Nighttime World - Robert Hood
48. Move To Detroit - Eddie Flashin’ Fowlkes
49. Mind Changes - Model 500
50. Lyot - Vainqueur
Retro, then, could be defined as parody without the laughs. — Simon Reynolds, “this isn’t tomorrow #1" (Retromania blog)
CP: Hi Scott, this is Baynard Woods with the City Paper.
Scott Lynett: Hi Baynard, how are you?
CP: Not so well. I find that I’m unable to work, that our web access [to our blogs, Facebook, and Twitter] has been shut down and thus our ability to write on news stories and this is a news story I’m trying to write on, so I’m trying to figure out what’s happening. And if you don’t mind if I record this.
SL: We have found that Evan [Serpick] today posted an unauthorized blog postrevealing inside information and so we stopped access.
CP: Inside information, but we are a news organization that’s supposed to report on news, or am I mistaken about that?
SL: I’m sorry, Baynard?
CP: Since we’re a news organization and that’s something that happened. We need to maintain our credibility after the sale and part of doing that is making sure that we are transparent with our readers. Don’t you think that’s something we should be doing?
SL: No, frankly Baynard, I don’t think it is.
CP: So we shouldn’t have reported on …
SL: Internal editorial discussions are not subject to reporting.
CP: As far as I knew, no one said it was off the record. We have to maintain our credibility as a newspaper.
SL: Baynard I disagree with you. Is there another question here or is this a speech?
CP: No it’s not a speech at all. I’m wondering what your strategy behind cutting off our internet access and our ability to blog and actually do our jobs, why you think that’s warranted?
At this point Scott Lynett hung up. — The transcript that is no longer available on the City Paper site, copied and pasted from someone else’s Facebook wall, where it was under a link to this horrifying and depressing news story about City Paper's sale to the Baltimore Sun. Read it and weep.
RuPaul insists that he’s never been motivated by money or fame: after all, who could fathom that the career path he chose would ever lead to the kind of success that it has?
“In fact,” he said, “I often find myself wondering whether I subconsciously chose this because it would be more difficult — and more interesting. Maybe I liked the opposition. Maybe I needed it to become who I was meant to be.” — Geoff Weiss: “An Unlikely Icon" (Entrepreneur)
Couples ice skating
I must say, though, that contrary to what some have asserted, it’s not as if it required great courage to make that movie — maybe if you made it in Mississippi in 1930. — Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg, “Oscar Voter Reveals Brutally Honest Ballot" (The Hollywood Reporter)