Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Acid Casualties: or, how to embrace silicon (and not neccesarily for the better)
Techno wouldn't be techno without shark jumpers. What ever happened to Michael Mayer? What ever happened to Luciano? One thesis: Coke + bitches (NB: only 50% of bitches are female) ...I don't want to give Richly too much of a canvas, given the reams of hypertext (yes, now issued by the ream) spunked on the fella. Nonetheless, I was round at a friend's place on the weekend, we pulled this one out (from a pile of scratched CD-Rs) and holy hawting fuck it's enough to make you ask: 'what happened?' I ask this not because we should all be shedding tears over Richly. I ask it because, from a certain point of view, what happened to Hawtin is what happened to a lot of techno...
Plastikman, Live in Wellington, 1999 *possibly/actually just Richie Hawtin, still in Wellington, 1996
Lesson? Technology ≠ progress.