quote 12:32:06 At the time, the Docklands had a new light rail system called the DLR. It was different from the main line in many ways. To begin with, the DLR was automated. You paid a robot, and a robot transported you to your destination. It made perfect sense that the neoliberal paradise was serviced by robot labor—robots do not bitch and strike. One evening, while heading to my flat on the DLR, I listened to Armando’s “Land of Confusion,” the best acid track ever made. The moment: the automated music in my Sony-covered ears as the automated train flew above the construction sites of future capitalism. Some of the sites were huge and filled with lights. I was a spaceman looking into an imploding galaxy.
Charles Mudede, in I Was There When Acid House Hit London and This Is How It Felt in The Stranger, a Seattle newspaper. This is a really good article, and well worth reading- there are two or three other quoteworthy passages. (via mondoagogo.)