Tuesday, June 24, 2008

rave clothing is brilliantly random

I cant think of anything that makes you stand out and blend in more than what you choose to wear at a rave, party, or club.

I think dance culture gives people more freedom then most. Where else can you find the dizzying array of textures, styles, and colors? From giant furry platform boots to shiny black vinyl and neon day-glow UV bright candy colored madness? Tho hopefully not all on the same person... no wait, that would be fucking fantastic!

Few other sub/counter-cultures welcome everyone so warmly as well. Doesnt seem to matter much at all if your Asian, European, African, or Indian 99% of the time everyone is just stoked to be having such a good time with so many people whether they've known them forever or they've just met. Sure the "environment" helps but even before the partying beings people bring their cool clothes, their light toys and lots of good attitude and friendly vibes.

I used to get confused... People who haven't been properly introduced or heard more then one or two songs thing most electronic music sounds the same. But when you take even a glancing look at the crazy variety or styles, rhythms, instruments, samples, genres, ages, and influences your sure to be blown away. From trip hop and happy hardcore, to deep house, progressive trance, jungle, grindcore, ambient, industrial, and dozens if not hundreds more theres something out there sure o please everyone.

Most people seem to specialize in one style or another but everyone gets sooner or later.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

A brief introduction to... me: a part-time raver, traveler (ibiza!), and lover of trance/electronic (among others) music.

A little bit about a part-time raver, traveler (ibiza!), and lover of trance/electronic (among others) music.

Name: Pjo, Pete, Peter, and Piotr (if you speak Polish!)

Age:31? yea! I'm still around! I'm regressing tho, each year past 25 I get a little sillier, dance crazier, and buy more toys...

Gender: male

Location: mostly san diego, sometimes ibiza, sometimes burningman

Interests: life, music, art, surfing, toys, glowsticking/poi/juggling, drawing, painting, traveling, photography, live music, nature, the moon, dragons... this will take too long, just ask me.

Publish Postvorite Book/Magazine/TV show: Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, ALL MAGAZINE i love them. Lonely planet, Earth, Vegas, mst3k, anything about treasure hunting

Musical Interest: EVERYTHING. but right now its The Birthday Massacre, Armin Van buuren, gabriel & dresden, The Police, Sasha, and Oakenfold.

Goal in the next 5 years: To build up our rave and gothic subculture clothing and toy store

Goal in the next 20 years: Retire in ibiza and run a little bar/club in the old part of ibiza town on bar alley.

What turns you on about the opposite sex: style, skill, brains, and dedication

If i had a million dollars I would: Buy a bar in ibiza.

I am good at: anything I dedicate myself to and work super hard at

School (if applicable): tried it once, didnt like it and left... went back recently to learn art and international business!

Work (if applicable): I avoid it whenever possible, theres too much life going on... o wait that was my old answer I WAS a designer and photographer check out my old life at http://www.artscientific.com lots of travel photos and pretty art. NOW I work on definetoys.com 24/7 with the love of my life! Stop by and say hello!

I am on glowsticking.com because: I wanna get better at glowsticking duh, I'm stuck I cant get past the figure 8 :P Oh and I wanna get people to check out my site :)

My website/pictures are located: http://www.artscientific.com and http://www.definetoys.com umm.. and http://raveclothes.blogger.com ... and dragonsix.com (illustrated childrens stories)

Describe yourself: Laid back yet crazy professional experiencer.

What do you do for fun? Everything fun!

Random fact about yourself: My eyes change colors, its weird.

What you did last weekend: worked through the night!

What yo do when you go out: get dressed up and party my ass off!

Are you in a relationship? Yup, a great one.