Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Where do YOU want to go?

We are the generation that travels. "Moving is living", says George Clooney's character in Up In The Air, and today's youth seems to have grasped and embraced this concept more than anyone.

Travel is now a common interest, so much so that it is not even mentioned as something special by some, because it is something that should already be implied and assumed about people our age.

This infographic demonstrates this trend in a dual manner, showing the trends and preferences for young and educated people. The trends, unsurprisingly, since the majority of young people in developed countries end up receiving some kind of education (and 'education', in this case, has not been defined), are similar for both groups. The only minor shifts are noted in Europe, where distances are shorter and the Eurozone has given European youth its blessing for easier and more frequent travel between its member countries.

Curiously, the BRIC countries are AWOL.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A taste of things to come

The new Chilis single has finally been released. A couple of first impressions:

1) The guitar melodies during the chorus are great, but I have a suspicion the sound of Frusciante will be greatly missed in this album. His epic riffs during verses and the ability to twist everything he plays into something new are very much absent from 'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie'.
2) "Hey now"? Uncanny, non?
3) The funk is very much alive.
4) Release date is August 30th - a long time away, and RHCP are usually my summer music, but since I'm stuck in rainy England in the middle of July it really doesn't make a difference anymore.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Why does generation Y buy?

Another interesting look at our generation, this time by getsatisfaction. But, FYI, not all of us are hipsters.

I think one of the most interesting points in the infographic is not given enough weight, and that is the fact that we are massive information-sharers, which, in today's age, is equivalent to the gold-miners in the 19th Century Gold Rush.