This year in Ibiza, I got to do some clubbing. My friend Tash came out with us for a week, and we saw three very different styles of Ibiza nightlife. At one end, we went to Pikes, or as it’s known now, Ibiza Rocks House. This place started as a hotel and became a legendary destination for rock stars. The song Club Tropicana had its video filmed here, and lots of musicians stay. The main party room is very small, but the whole place is fascinating. We came to see DJ Harvey who I’d seen before. Continue reading
The other day I went to see David Bowie is, the exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum with my parents. His music is played a lot at home, and I’ve always been aware of how he used visuals and fashion in his work, so I was excited to see the exhibition.
The exhibition begins in the 1960s and shows the time that he grew up in and how he was influenced by what was around him at the time and how from very early on he was interested in incorporating theatrical aspects to his work.
There are lots of stage costumes here from all periods of his career, with all sorts of influences – some outer space, the clown costume I’ve seen in videos, and lots by Alexander McQueen who’s a favourite of mine.
There are giant record sleeves loads of old photos, and artwork and costumes related to many of the people he collaborated with, and a big room near the end with video of concerts from the 70s and 80s that looked really exciting.
Even being too young to appreciate David Bowie at the time, I found this exhibition fascinating and recommend it to anyone who is into music and visual design.