Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ibiza and Key West

This Friday evening one of the Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello, played a fantastic live DJ set on Pete Tong's weekly 'Start the Weekend' radio show. It was live from the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in Ibiza. It was brilliant 10 minutes of highly creative and sophisticated house music - wicked!

I love islands and have been intimately associated with three of them - the UK (lived for nearly 15 years, current home), Guernsey (grew up, 15 year) and Key West. As well as various others, notably Herm and Mykonos.

I got thinking how island evolve in the short term (15 year or so). How quickly they change even over this time period. And how different they become and why.

So, for example, Ibiza and Key West. Lots of gay people. Hippies. Same weather (i.e. hot and sunny). Why so different?