Yes, it is finally here! Well, it came out earlier in October, but hey it’s still relavent! Defected Presents The Closing Party: Ibiza 2012 can now be yours via iTunes digital download, and for US customers it comes at the cost of just $6.99 to download. If you’re a fan of the Defected “The Closing Party” series, then you’ll want to at least check this one out.
The compilation features some of the top house tracks played this year in Ibiza, and in to celebrate the release of the album, Defected has produced a finale video showcasing some of the 2012 House Music Odyssey. So not only do you get to watch snippets of the partying in Ibiza and listen to good music, but you also get to hear commentary from Simon Dunmore, Seth Troxler, Fatboy Slim, Reboot, Pirupa and Copyright.
I still have yet to actually go abroad, but I’ll admit that Ibiza (and of course New Zealand) is the first place I want to visit. I’d love to party it up in Ibiza listening to the best house in the world, and then relax on the beach. Beach + house = awesomeness!
Have any of you gone to Ibiza? Is it really as awesome as the DJs and house junkies say it is? Hmmm, I sure do hope so! I’ve met a few DJs online who have played in Ibiza, but I didn’t want to seem starstruck and ask a million questions. So the best research will be me planning a trip to Ibiza. Sounds good. Wanna go?
It’s safe to assume that most people have a dream destination they’d like to visit (or enjoy visiting.) Most people have narrowed down their list to one (or a few) places they’d love to visit, but my list keeps growing by the day. But after seeing the new theatrical trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I’m convinced even more about my decision to go to New Zealand next summer.
Those close to me (which are a select few) know that my dream place to visit (maybe even live) is New Zealand. I first fell in love with it actually by watching Rocket Power back in the day, but then I did some research and realized the cartoon couldn’t even capture the full awesomeness that New Zealand offers.
It’s seems like the ultimate place to go for adventure, and I’m craving an adventure, so hopefully next summer I will make my first trip abroad to New Zealand.
I’m young, single, and getting ready to graduate college, so I want to use the next few years to travel. For years I’ve talked about traveling the world, but my main desire is to experience 100% Pure New Zealand. I want to take it all in: the sights, the Maori culture, the water activities, the arts, wine, and LOTR. Yes, I want to visit all the sites where LOTR was filmed, and I even want to visit the Home of Hobbiton which is featured in the upcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
There is just so much to do in New Zealand and my goal is to actually do that next summer. I want to kayak along the lakes and just let the beauty of sublime nature surround me. I want to just relax on one of the beaches and read a good book. I want to explore the Franz Josef Glacier and have an exciting hike that is truly worth of some instagram moments. I want to go zip-lining. I want to swim with dolphins. See, I could go on and on about all the things I want to do in NZ. And you know what, I’m going to do every last thing I’ve mentioned and even more!
Ah, I can’t wait! I’m excited about seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and I’m excited aboutfinally starting to travel abroad. Before I go to New Zealand, I’m going to take a trip to Hawaii in the Spring, but boy, once summer hits, I’m going to set my sights on Oceania. Might even make my way to Australia.
Never before has being crazy looked so quirky and cool like it does in Kimbra’s new music video. She makes the art of being crazy in a mental hospital look very quirky, pop-ish, and kind of classy. Haha, it’s a weird fusion of crazy + fun, but it goes perfect with the song and the entire vibe of Kimbra.
Watch the video below. It is such an eccentric video and as usual, the vocals are on point! I love Kimbra’s music and her entire approach to fashion; she’s such a unique quirky artist with a beautiful voice.
I guess I’d consider myself a spontaneous person, but the level of adrenaline and spontaneity within my personality hasn’t had the chance to be fully unleashed. I have a lot of things I plan on doing, which include the following: parasailing, base jumping, swimming with dolphins, deep sea fishing, learning to surf, exploring a cave, riding a hot air balloon, scuba diving (or snorkeling, I might forget a lot of procedures and die while scuba diving), rock climbing a treacherous cliff, and participating in a flash mob/street prank.
A lot of those activities I’d probably experience in a beautiful place like New Zealand (ah, I want to go there so bad,) but the flash mob/street pranks I could easily participate in by taking a drive up to New York. I mean seriously, it seems like every major collective street prank takes place in NYC. Not only is it a city that is featured in most cliche romantic movies, but it’s also known for it’s collective creativity and the art of collective street pranks.
I mean it probably wouldn’t be that hard to organize a collective street prank, but Improv Everywhere has got it down to a science. The organization has been known for it’s large pranks, including the “No Pants Subway Ride.” Now I don’t think I could ever have shown off my cakes in a prank like that, but I still think it’s cool how they organize these massive pranks. It’s sort of like a piece of art, exception it’s art in motion instead of something motionless.
The collective, which was started in 2000 by Charlie Todd, has successfully pulled off a lot of massive pranks. They’ve become known internationally for “Causing Scenes,” and the exposure they have created has inspired a new documentary that takes a behind the scenes look at the art of causing scenes. The documentary focuses on Improv Everywhere and the mission behind it. It’s currently in the process of being filmed, but they still need to raise money to successfully pull it off. In order to raise money for the film, which is slated to be released in early 2013, the crew and cast are urging people to donate via kickstarter.
Kickstarter.com has become a great way for many films and projects to raise money in order to finance their projects. Hopefully Improv Everywhere can raise enough money to actually make this film a reality. But with the future of this film being so uncertain at the moment, the crew has released a teaser trailer of what is to come. If they raise enough money, then this teaser trailer can actually turn into a feature-length reality. So be sure to support the cause and click here to donate.
If you’ve always wondered how they pull off those major street pranks, then you don’t want to miss the chance to make this film a reality. Support the cause, because it’s very cool to see Improv Everywhere & their slogan “We Cause Scenes” in action.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
The greatest thing about being 20 years old is the ability to admit I don’t know everything, and I’m still on a abstract exploration of life. Even though I can’t wait to be 21 and be able to finally enjoy all the great house music venues and legally order a drink, I still celebrate being young. I feel like I’m in this amazing place in life; a spot that needs to be cherished and not rushed. I’m in my last year of college and I’m so close to finally reaching that transition into working professional instead of struggling student. Everything I want to explore and see is just right around the corner.
I have a lot of things I plan on exploring and accomplishing and I’m loving the journey thus far. Even though a lot of people call me an “old soul,” it doesn’t mean I’m ready to just sit still, hunker down into a relationship, and start planning out what I will name my first kid. I mean, yes, I do have some names in mind, but I don’t plan on having any kids for a long time (another 5 years at minimum.) Throwing kids and the idea of marriage into the picture before 25 years old freaks me out! I enjoy the freedom of just casual dating, no pressure, and just being able to focus on me without crazy amounts of additional pressure.
Being young is that magical time in a human’s lifespan in which we find ourselves. It’s a moment in life where we get to have new experiences, new pains, new joys, new journeys, and even the unexpected magical encounters. I’m not saying it’s impossible to find true love when you’re young, but also young love can change like the wind. One day that person is your entire life, then the next day you graduate from college and decided to go after your dreams for a job in another city. Or perhaps, you grow apart from that person and aren’t the same when you met. There is nothing wrong with moving on; it’s expected.
That moving on and unrelenting freedom is kind of what makes the journey of mingling such a thrill. You never know what is going to happen or who you might meet, but there isn’t a great deal of pressure involved. Well, personally speaking, I just don’t put that pressure on it. I want that time to keep finding myself, going on dates with different men, and seeing where life takes me. With my continuous journey and dating (I mean I couldn’t imagine not going on dates, I love men) I do know that eventually I’ll meet a guy that will be the right one for me and I will be right for him. But I can’t just sit around and hope my dream man shows up on my doorstops; I’ve got to be realistic and have an active dating life, especially since I’m young, well-educated, and single. I always tell people not to worry about finding love and continue to journey; then when you do find a love, you might realize that you are still young, naive, and on a journey finding those in-betweens…
That last sentence I just mentioned comes from New Zealand band The Naked and Famous. They have this amazing song called “Young Blood” and it truly captures that vibe of being young and on a journey in love & life. I heard it while watching HGTV and seeing a commercial for a show I watch called Property Brothers. I first thought the song was by Passion Pit, but then I did a quick Google search and learned it was by NZ band The Naked and Famous. I’m not sure what it is about New Zealand, but they pump out a lot of cool music!
The band does have that Passion Pit vibe, but their song “Young Blood” is one that has a magical and uplifting message that truly explains young love. I been listening to this song on repeat and I think it can sum up a majority of my “love” experiences so far; it’s all a fun learning lesson that I can one day look back on and be thankful that all the paths eventually lead me to the true Mr. Right. But for now, I truly celebrate being young, single, no attachment, and anxious to zoom through my last year of college into a life filled with a career, bills, partying, traveling, and more dating!
The video is so beautiful!
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
If a big fat genie came appeared and granted me one wish, I’d love to have an infinite vacation far away. I wouldn’t even question who or why the genie was in my presence, I’d just flow with it. It would be easy to wish that I been whisked away to some exotic location, but I’d rather wish for a lump sum of money. Then I’d use that money to by a bunch of clothes, a plane ticket, and I’d pack up my life and move to New Zealand.
New Zealand has always been one of the dream destinations I’d love to visit, then probably move to. My brother has been there and said it was so breathtakingly beautiful. I have never visited, but I remember falling in love with it when I was younger. This may sound silly, but I first fell in love with New Zealand by watching Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand.
Rocket Power used to be the show! Everyday after school I’d come home and watch it, always daydreaming about being more adventurous. My goal has always been to try at least some extreme sport or at least live somewhere where I can enjoy my weekends learning how to jet ski and wakeboarding. I haven’t done it yet, but hopefully next summer I will treat myself to a nice vacation. All this hard work with school will finally be done with and I will be free!
I know Rocket Power is just an animated interpretation of the beauty of New Zealand, but it looked pretty darn awesome! If that genie could grant my wish, I would surely put together everything I needed and jet set off to New Zealand. I’d love to have that island breeze gently touching my face. I’d relax all day and still be able to work as a writer, virtual offices are all the rage now days (I currently work in a virtual office.)
The beauty and culture of the Maori people is also something that attracts me to NZ. I know that a majority of the population is European, but there is still a strong vibrant presence of the Maori people. The Maori people are the indigenous population of New Zealand and they are well known for their unique tattoos. According to the Maori people, moko (the art of tattooing) originated in the underworld and over time became a symbol as unique as the person’s fingerprints.
The art of moko is painful, but the aftermath is beautiful. The tattoos show off the pride and heritage that the Maori people have. I don’t have any tattoos, but I love and respect the significance that tribal tattoos have. It’s more than just markings on their face, it’s a symbol of their heritage, history, and beauty. Men would get moko in order to appear more attractive to the females and the ladies get a moko underneath their chin.
It’s so riveting to learn about other cultures and their way of life. I’ve learned about the Maori people in a few of my history classes during my early days of college. They are truly a group of beautiful people that make bring forth that exotic atomosphere that encompasses New Zealand. I’d love to visit New Zealand and see some of their tribal dances and watch their football (soccer) games. That sounds like a blast!
NZ, a beautiful exotic destination. I want to just be carried off to New Zealand and dive into it’s beauty. Not only is NZ a beautiful spot where it’s hard to take a bad photo, but it also has the city elements as well. You can escape into the mountains and forests of NZ, but then you can go out on the town in Auckland or Wellington.
There are so many things about New Zealand that attract tourists and hopefully next summer, I will be one of those tourists enjoying the beauty of NZ. It is one of the first place I plan on visiting out of the country, so you will probably be hearing me talk about it a lot. But, I’m also taking this geography class this semester in order to graduate, so I have to do 3 blog posts about a destination; so you will be seeing more posts on New Zealand. It is my dream destination!