Off to Venice.

Just off to Venice on the Eurostar, first class of course, we're not
animals. Just hung out in their private lounge, away from the tourists
and the riff raff of the train station. Included dinner and drinks are
arriving shortly, they better have today's New York Times.

Spaghetti.

And we got some mozarella smothered anchovy pizza for dessert. It was great and really cheap.

Bye bye Ibiza.

So glad we are not taking the stupid 7 hour ferry. Even though I don’t like flying in commercial planes, that ferry trip here was gruelling. The weather is awesome right now, no clouds, the sky looks almost too blue. Looking forward to Italy. We still haven’t found any good food anywhere during this trip. I guess It’s pizza and pasta for a few days, hope it’s good. Also glad that we are leaving this crazy island, the hooligans, the fights and all night screaming prevented any type of rest. The shitty bed in our hotel did not help either. Super happy that we had our last hoorah. The show on Sunday was stellar. Most of the night the music was lame and we hung out outside on the beach drinking sangria. When 5AM and Sean Tyas came around things became a bit more serious, the commercial pop was gone, the laser was in full swing and the thousand or so people still left in the club started to go crazy. Even though I was getting really tired and cranky, I stayed pretty much for the whole set. It was all a full on, hard as hell, ear tairing Trance. His mixing was flawless, it was a mad blend of track after track insanity. He played off 3 1000’s and a Pioneer 800. Besides these 2 heartstopping epic mixes that he slipped in the middle of his set there no pauses, no fucking around. It was brilliant, maybe the best set I’ve ever heard. When he played “Lift”, one of my favourite tracks of all time I knew that my Ibiza mission was complete.

New iPhone news, meh!!!!

Been waiting for some news from Apple regarding iPhone 2.0 for many months. They finally arrived yesterday, I feel more than dissapointed. After all this time, on the hardware end they have added a true GPS, something that many phones have had for years. They did not however add any GPS software, you are still reliant on either WI/FI or the newly added 3G (also something that has been implemented on other
phones years ago) what if you are camping, off the beaten path? Is this not when you need a GPS the most? Being able to load small snippits of maps into the phone’s memory would have been rad. This was one of my most anticipated features and it’s completely useless to me at this point. Apple upped the memory to 16GB, not a big deal, and replaced the awesome brushed aluminum backing of the original model with a plastic one. Apparently metal degrades the WI/FI signal. I say bullshit, they did it to save money. It really cheapens the look. Ohhh one more thing, they finally fixed the bonehead-designed recessed headphone jack that required an adapter to use headphones other than Apple’s. Ahhh,hmmm. That’s it on the hardware end. On the software end, things are a bit more impressive. Loads of new enterprise apps,i ncreased security, exchange support, RIM like push E-Mail, remote wipe and updates to the SDK. The way Apple implemented their developers program is very impressive. Apparently the pool of developers has access to all the tools that Apple has. I can’t wait for some innovative software. The iPhone 2.0 software update is free for current users, nice.

Few other little things. They reduced the price, finally commited to Canada (hope we won’t get raped with outrageous data plans..Rogers AND Fido) and showed off a few cool looking games. I was hoping for more. In addition to the GPS software I mentioned above I was hoping for some kind of improvements in the camera. The 2 Megapixel, no flash, no zoom…no nothing camera is really a weak point. A Front facing unit would have been awesome for video calling as would image stabilization.

Will I get the new phone, probably, but really for no other reason than that my girlfriend whats my old one.

I will write more about all this later.

Dork.

He had the lyrics to Oceanlab's "satellite" on his custom made
sticker. This is the one time when I wished I was gay, me and him
could listen to music together, be drunk, high on E.

Tatoos

I'm thinking of getting one of those "above the ass" tatoos. Been doing some research lately and have come up with a few choices. The first and most obvious would be a native dreamcatcher with a flower of feathers bursting around it. The other less exciting choices would either be a flock of smiling dolphins surrounded by air bubbles or perhaps an animated tulip that would bloom as I squeezed my buttocks. I must find low rise male pants, I want this project to be special.

Jump.

Some loser (me) forgot to turn off the headlights. There was no
pleasant chime or warning. The car was dead. Luckly the tragic
incident happened on a slopey street. A little push, a jumpstart and
we were back in action in minutes.

It´s raining.

Since the most of the streets are on a bit of an incline, a big rain turns them into rivers. There is no less than 6 inches of water rushing down the street our hotel is on. I´m gonna watch a sports thing tonight, Poland is playing.

Daewoo Matiz.

I'm pretty sure I could drive this thing from here to Portland Oregon,
if there was a bridge of course on 10euros of Unleaded.

Tonight is our last Ibiza Hooorahhhhh.

Today is Sunday and we are off to Eden. This is the place with the über massive sound system and that really crazy lazer. With our tickets we were promised a few free drinks and a night of good ol´ hard Trance. Tonight will be the 1st time I get to see Sean Tyas. There is a really cool restaurant across the street from the club, we befrended the staff and now get really cheap drinks. This morning we rented a car, just for the day. It’s a shitty Daewoo, the thing accelerates 0-100 in about the time it takes to write a term paper. I haven’t had it past 60 yet, I don’t think I have the balls to. The weather is kind of medium ok, its warm but overcast. We’re going to spend the day driving about and exploring a few more places. Leaving on Tuesday and happy about it. There is alot of craziness around here at night, we can barely sleep, fighting, screaming, people falling over, people trying to start shit. This is the time when all the hooligans from England come to Ibiza, they like their cheap all inclusive vacations. Some of these dudes literally act like animals, kind of sad.

Eden.

Got more free passes, this time to Eden. Super fun with a massive laser.

Jamon.

Conned a lady at the fancy meat store to let me try the super expensive ham. The paper thin piece was delicious but I could not tell the difference from the pedestrian stuff they sell for 1/20 th of the price. Ten, tiny, see through slices of this stuff cost over 20 Euros, that's over thirty loonies.

PS. James and other vegetarians out there, this pig was fairly traded, organic, cuddled and it died of natural causes.

My prediction.

I am willing to bet anyone right now that if Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5) gets any royalties from the DJs that play his music in Ibiza, he will make the Forbes billionares list this time next year. I am taking even if it is fractions of a cent for everytime they play one of his originals or remixes. In 2010 I can see him surpassing Celine Dion in music sales.

PS. Naturally there is no such thing as ¨The Drum and Bass¨ or ¨The Breaks¨ here, but I tell ya….I would pay top Euro for a DNB show right now!!

Quick update regarding SPACE.

During the 14 hours that the club was open over 27,000 (twenty seven thousand) people attended, nuts. Just spoke with an Ibiza local and apparently the club was hit with a very hefty fine for overselling tickets and overstuffing the club by over %100. Looks like we are going to get our money back forsure.

Elongating the Island experience.

My partner and I have decided to stay another week in Ibiza. We have switched cities and our hotel. We spent the last week in Ibiza Town and today moved north, about 30 kilometers to San Antoni. What an amazing contrast these two places are, where as Ibiza Town was filled with super hot Spanish dudes and gorgeous ladies this place is filled with ugly Brits. I am talking all the British stereotypes are here, the ugly faces, yellow teeth, drunk and on drugs. The cops call the boozed and coked up English folk, and I quote "The Ibiza Disease". Apparently the Brits are the only people that cause shit here, weird. The vibe is quite different as well, as I write this there are people screaming outside, girls arguing, the hotel´s rooftop patio is a circus. Our current place is awesome, not as luxurious as our last but we are right in town, got a nice patio, barely 2 blocks from the sea and a block away from about 20+ clubs, most free to get in….awesome. The countless restaurants around here are either Chinese, sell fries, sausages or fried fish. Reminds me of Paris where the food was all shit. We have a great grocery store around the corner and totally stocked up this afternoon with some really neat food.

Had a good nap, time to hit the clubs.

Ohh man.

The cops here drive the silliest cars, these tiny ass Renaults. Its hard to take them seriously when they pull up next to you in these 1.2 liter, diesel, Lego-Like autos. The dudes are very cool, very professional.