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Against our better instincts, we the editors of THUMP decided to allow one young woman to lock herself into Brooklyn's Output nightclub for the entire duration of their hour New Years blowout. None of that mattered to Lori, who, after writing the article, later admitted that she doesn't even like electronic music, but wanted to explore her own limits at marathon techno levels of intensity. We are happy to report she was not physically damaged by the experience, though we may have to foot her therapy bills for the next few months.
Bodies were strewn across the departure gate for the Ibiza-Dublin flight as out-cold ravers recovered from a few days of hard partying on the White Island. I wasn't in great shape myself. Three nights is enough for an aul' one - plus, much to my chagrin, the Wi-Fi didn't work, and I couldn't transfer money between my accounts, so I had to forego a straightener, water and food. I was dying for a dirty burger, a bottle of cold water and a shot of some kind of strong Canadian whiskey to get the head together.
MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasyis a drug which has been popularized by the rave sub-culture since the s. Not as commonly featured in movies as heroincocaineor LSDit has nonetheless cropped up in a few less mainstream films. Here are five of them.
A fter the disappointment of The Parole Officer, Steve Coogan's movie career now makes a modest but distinct advance. Coogan inevitably turns this figure into a Partridgean character, with his prickly, pseudo-intellectual tantrums and preening self-importance. When Shaun Ryder swaggers into the Hacienda and gigglingly fires a revolver into the mirror behind the bar, Wilson snaps: "You could have had someone's eye out!
Bombarded by sleazy western tabloid stories of sex for sale in Bangkok and other Thai cities frequented by westerners, many western people perceive Thailand as the direct opposite for what it is. A very conservative and traditional country where old fashioned values are cherished. The sale of sex toys in Thailand is an issue that tests those, traditional values.
Drugs have often been the main running theme in Hollywood blockbusters. The extravagant lifestyle of the rich and famous often includes narcotics and we have heard of a number of top stars who have died as a result of overdosing on certain drugs. We have even read recently about film director Lars Von Trier who claims to be unable to write unless under the influence.
Tony Wilson: Factory Records are not actually a company. We are an experiment in human nature. You're labouring under the misapprehension that we actually have a deal with, er, with our, our bands. That we have any kind of a contract, er, at all, and I'm afraid we, er, we don't because that's, er, that's the sum total of the paperwork to do with Factory Records, deal with, er, their various bands.