Jun 24, 2013

Ibiza is NOT the Promised Land


      This is not going to be a funny post, I just want to get something off my chest because I didn't get the opportunity to do it in due time.
      Yesterday, I was at a picnic because one of my friends celebrated his birthday and while we were eating, someone, let's call him Baltazar, said that it's imperative for an aspiring DJ to move to Barcelona or Ibiza, because Spain is where it's all happening now and if you're not there, you're not going to make it. I disagreed and then Baltazar and his friend brought up one Slovene DJ, who furthered his career by moving to Ibiza where he met some other famous DJ, and I said: "Just because he bumped into someone, who's already made a name for himself, doesn't mean he made it big too." After both of them saying I didn't know what I was talking about, Baltazar told a little anecdote about another huge DJ, who supposedly made it just because his toes touched the holy ground of Ibiza and finished his tale with: "But I'm sure you know nothing about this." And smirked. I hate it when people smirk, especially when they smirk at me and of course I wanted to wipe the smirk right off his face, which I started to do - verbally. All of a sudden, I felt a shove under the table coming from a certain someone. Oh, hell no you didn't. Besides the shove being totally uncalled for, it was also insincere because I know he agrees with me since we were recently talking about how DJs spend their entire summers there and have nothing to show for it in the end.
      The story of like-minded, creative people gathering in one place is older than all of the people chewing grilled meat at that table combined. Yes, Hemingway went to Paris where he rubbed elbows with Gide, Miró, Picasso, Debussy, Stravinsky, Pound, Joyce, Stein and many others, but them migrating alone is not what made these people great and there are many other artists and scientists, who stayed put, and people still speak highly of them, you are just not necessarily one of those people. In our times, the myth of a "creative" promised land is outdated and chewed up, you just haven't spat it out yet because you like how it tastes. But I'm telling you, don't waste your last cents on an airplane ticket to anywhere to make it big, because only Peter Pan found the Never Never Land.
      True, that Slovene DJ got a push in the right direction because he brown-nosed someone on Ibiza, who's already made it (not on Ibiza if I may add), but there's another Slovene DJ, who never lived on that particular island and has reached somewhat greater success (although I'm not saying he's the measure for the latter, but makes for a good comparison). And what's more, dismissing me just because I don't know a certain fact about some famous person is pretty lame. No, I don't know every DJ's life story, but neither do you, you're simply making a generalization based on those three you do know. Just because you and your neighbor have, let's say, 6-inch dicks, it doesn't mean all dicks are 6 inches long, it just means you're grounding your theory on the limited number of facts you have.
      The reason why you sound half-smart right now is because you have one of my chromosomes, but I have two of them and none of yours, so figure out for yourself how smart that makes me. And if you don't get this, it's because you're one X short. Yes, I have boobs, yes, I have long hair, yes, I have an orange maxi dress on, yes, I'm not agreeing with you and yes, I'm definitely not being quiet about it because you're big, you're men and there's two of you - as far as I'm concerned, that could be just two dick('s)heads talking, while I'm simply not that of a dick to undermine you or your opinion, even though it's CLEAR you have no idea that what you're saying is bullshit. So F U for saying I don't know what I'm talking about. And F U for shoving me under the table. If I had a mic, this is how I'd finish.


I'm wearing:
Shorts: Zara + DIY
Kimono: H&M
Top: H&M
Boots: Dr. Martens + DIY

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      Peet

44 comments:

  1. Oh I feel ya. I've had this kind of conversations, and I've been told 'I know nothing' more than once. At least you got it off your chest now! :-) X

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  2. hey care, dont care about what people say! you just must be good with yourself!
    and you look amazing btw!
    have a great week!
    muah*
    mariana

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  3. you tent to give me the feeling its OK that I just don't think everything is OK, wonderful and makes some sence in a way -if you only twist your mind hard enough-. Which seems to be the general vibe nowadays. As if you can't have a fun night in an (probably) stunning orange maxidress aaand disagree with your company. If someone shoves me they're in for a treat though, I love my pointy nosed pumps ;-)

    xx

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    1. ow and well the pics are cool, love the laid back kimono thingy

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  4. Ah, i think I have this type of conversation with the know it all spouse at least once a week .. lol.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  5. First of all, hell yeah! I hate when people talk down to me, especially when men do it just because I'm a woman. Fuck them, dude. Secondly, on a happier note, LOVE your kimono. I've been wanting a vintage kimono for TOO long. Now to get to the thrift store...

    xo Ashley
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  6. Totally agree about artists moving to Paris, it didn't make them what they were already!

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  7. I totally agree that talent is independent of your location, if you are good enough at something you will make it anywhere! On a different note, I love that kimono you wearing, it is gorgeous!

    Jo

    Peonies and American Honey

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  8. babes, don't let this bother you too much. This sort of conversation is unfortunately going to happen even as a pensioner. Just sigh, smile and nod and walk away. There is no reasoning with certain egos that have combined with stubbornness and ignorance!

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  9. Baltazar can go to Ibiza...we stay here with you ) and last pictures with hayrick on back ...so cute ) Have a nice week))

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  10. oh darn... they always think they're right and they're smiling to feel superior... truth is, everybody think "I'm smarter" and they're often NOT at all... let them buy a ticket and run after something, or say BS. (I say that but I often fight pretty hard with some dumbasses even when I don't know them)
    Anyway, they will never be as sexy as you are in red shorts, that's for sure

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  11. love that jacket... it's beautiful! perfect for summer!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  12. This post reminds me exactly of a conversation I had with my husband's former best friend years ago. He was the type of guy who thought he knew everything about everything with no education or information to back it up. We were discussing female singers and he compared a folk singer to a rock star, saying that their styles, which were about as similar as night and day, were, "About the same." The implication being that they were women, and we all sound alike. To say I tore a strip off him is putting it mildly... no one tried to stop me, luckily, or they would have become collateral damage. The fact that these types of men still exist is, frankly, discouraging and I think more of us should be talking about it. Good for you for sharing this!
    xox,
    Cee

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  13. Jerks! I think your being kind in calling him Balthazar as well ;), xoxo.

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    1. :) I just thought of a Croatian cartoon about an inventor called Baltazar, it was its anniversary just recently and it was one of my favorite cartoons so I used that name. It's actually a compliment, how silly of me is that.:D

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  14. Awesome pics! So cool:)

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  15. Hi Peet, this is an interesting topic, I don't know much about the world of DJ's (although I mostly listen to this type of music), but just on common sense alone, I think your anti-friend is way off the mark. In my opinion, if you're an excellent talented DJ or musician, you should be able to make it anywhere in world, guaranteed that playing in Ibiza has great exposure but that won't necessarily break or make a career. I think its the same principle in fashion, all worldwide designers flock to New York or Paris, hoping to bump into the right people and make it big, but I will alliterate my point again, if you're a brilliant artist you should be able to make it anywhere. What a pain, and so rude for shoving you!

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    1. That's my point - there's a billion other designers/DJ trying to do the same thing and so your chances of succeeding are automatically lessened. Ibiza is a must for every DJ's career, no question about that, but it's not necessarily the best for kicking it off. And it's definitely not imperative for that.

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  16. I know you said it wasn't going to be a funny post, but you just can't help yourself can you, it was funny ha!

    I wish I was a fly on the wall with this discussion; he just didn't know who he was messing with did he, but I bet you loved the challenge of arguing your point that you cannot generalize. I hate it when people think they know everything based on one or two things or 'opinions'. Anyway don't let it get you down hun, after all you know you're sexy and smart, so you should be the one smirking!

    Oh I'm having a miserable time at the moment (hence the blog is a little quiet), so in answer to your question I have booked myself a Mediterranean cruise in August. Can't frigging wait!

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    1. Mediterranean cruise in August?! That's just around the corner, lucky you! Hope some fun in the sun will suck the misery out, babe...

      P.S.: It was still funny?? Cool.:D

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  17. I quote you word by word and thought by thought, it happened to me too...
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  18. Amen, sistah! Ugh! There's nothing more annoying than a smirk....oh wait, there is! A condescending smirk!
    Good for you for speaking up.

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  19. Woah there, this post is so sassy! Love it :)
    Bleh, I hate when people think I don't know what I'm talking about when it's something that I'm really passionate about. It's so frustrating! You should've slapped him right then and there :)
    Side note, I like your outfit, ahah!

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  20. Lovely outfit! Try not to get too stressed over what stupid people say, you obviously know you make more sense, it's their fault they're stupid! xx

    www.itslilylocket.blogspot.com

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    1. :D "It's their fault they're stupid!" Love it.:)

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  21. Love it <3
    amzaing pictures adn blog <3

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  22. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! (:

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    1. Great! Thanks for the compliment, honey.;)

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  23. Whoaa thats a cool photos! And nice outfit! I love your last photos!

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  24. The last pic is amazing!!!

    xo
    http://razzdazzle.blogspot.mx/

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  25. love your kimono!
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    PS. Don't forget to check my latest post, featuring a stunning Oasap overall !!!

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  26. Beautiful pictures - amazing style - I did not get to know many DJs, but your story sounds really not that good... :(
    Love,

    Vanessa
    www.pureFASHION.tv

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  27. Amazing pics. I love your blog and from now I follow you ;-)
    I hope you do the same...

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  28. Lovely outfit, beautiful pictures. Haha your story was quite funny but I get how you feel.Thanks for your comment. x

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  29. God I totally agree with you. I hate the idea of a creative promise-land! And being kicked under the table is the worst...it makes me want to punch things. I hate being told to shut up just for the sake of someone else's ego trip. xoxoxoxoxoxxo

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    1. Agreed. Being shushed always pisses me off like nothing else!!

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  30. I love your jacket! Great pictures! X

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  31. Thumbs up for Eminem and for you ;) I always find it hard to tell people what I think because I get emotional so quickly but I wouldn´t want you as my enemy xD
    Oh, and I have the same Kimono, bless H&M xD
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  32. Beautiful print.
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  33. It happens to me when i talk about music with people (big long-haired heavy boys). What is it? Because you are much harder, have a harley motorcycle and drink more beer, you know more about rock? Are you really going to argue with me about music or history of rock and roll? I love it since I can remember, maybe since I was in the crib. But what happens? As I am a little girl who does not usually wear leather or spiked clothes I have no credibility.
    I hate these people. If you have no idea about an issue, dont give your opinion. They are pure disguise.

    PD: i love your kimono!! ^^
    PDD. I love blogger to drop shit, its the best =)

    XXX
    http://muerdelaespina.blogspot.com.es/

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