Wednesday, October 17, 2007

what the dunk?


The "what the dunk" is on every shoe collectors head. Released here only in L.A. early October; people are willing to pay as much as they please. These $120 shoes soon were being bought for $500 at certain retail stores. But it does not stop there.


The rarity of the shoes have caused the price to rise...just to uhmmmm...lets say $1400 on ebay. Yes it is ind blowing but it does not surprise me that these so called 'ugly' shoes will go even higher. I am still awaiting shipment to my store. Keep your fingers crossed





I was also invited to the nike sb premiere at the kodak theatre on Oct. 2nd...but sadly was not able to attend due to WORK. I cried for a bit but soon got over all the madness that took place at the theatre. Here is the trailer to the new nike sb dvd "Nothing But the Truth" which comes out Oct. 27


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

ALL OVER PRINT


All over print tees…..I love them.

They are not only headturners but also the hottest pieces of clothing out there. These shirts are out there with a BOLD statement saying, “I support this company and I look good doing it.” Companies are taking advantage of this craze and you should too.

So get your $35 and go get some


Jiberish

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10 Deep

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Akomplice

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Beautiful Decay

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Cardboard Robot

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Crooks & Castles

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Fourth World

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Francoshade

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Freshjive

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GritCulture

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GrnAppleTree

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Hello Minor

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Krew

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Live Mech

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Lifted Research Group (LRG)

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Mama Clothing

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Obey

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OrchardStreetClothing

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Orisue

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Reason

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Red Clay

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RockersNYC

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RoyaleHippo

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RVCA (ANP)

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Shmack

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Sound in Color

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Stash House

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Stussy

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The Hundreds

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Veece

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Volcom

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Zoo York

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Want more? Check these out

www.digitalgravel.com

www.justbecomplex.com

www.metropark.com

www.80spurple.com

www.turntablelab.com

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Monday, January 8, 2007

art for the month


Nothing soothes the mind like an art gallery especially these two: Foundation and New Image Art. Also if it is for a good cause. These two groups have been helping out the community in many ways showing that life is beautiful through art and the people who make it possible.

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Russ Pope recently contributed to the Keep-A-Breast Foundation's Awake, Aware, Alive! exhibition to support youth breast cancer education and awareness programs. Russ's bust is presently on auction, so please cast a bid to help out this worthy cause.

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New Image allows art from a variety of artists who are given the chance to display their art to the public. Its a great feeling when people go to art openings to see your art haning on the walls.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

A Hip-Hop Classic


Its no lie that hip hop is different than what it use to be. All you have to do is turn on the radio and listen to the lyrics. Its all the same. I have not heard a song that after listening to it made me say, WOW! Well not until I heard about Binary Star. A buddy of mine made me listen to Honest Expression and my mind flew in circles. I knew I had to get this album. Its so good, you can actually taste it.


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The duo started as an independent record label group, under their own Terrorist Records imprint. In 1999, they released Waterworld, which was recorded with a budget of only $500, because they could only afford studio time for a single take per song. All 17 tracks were produced by Trackezoids, formerly known as Held Hostage Productions. Only 1,000 copies were printed. Later on, they were signed by a distributor. This allowed Binary Star to re-mix and re-arrange the WaterWorld tracks and also add new ones. The final creation was Masters of the Universe. It sold over 20,000 copies, but Binary Star was never paid by the distributor. The album was released after the group had broken up almost a year before. OneManArmy cited creative differences as the main reason for the break-up, and says that although he and Silla have never had an unfriendly conversation and have done venues together, the group will stay disbanded. Currently, OneManArmy records under the name of One Be Lo under Subterraneous Records. Senim Silla is coming out with a new album soon under Sleeper Cell Records.
At the reunion show June 9 2006 in Ann Arbor Michigan, Senim Silla stated at the end of the concert that Binary Star was “back”. The Duo is scheduled to play at the Water World Weekend September 21- 24 2006.

Some of my favorite songs are:
Honest Expression
Reality Check
New Hip Hop
Conquistadors
Glen Close

Masters of the Universe is a 2000 album from underground Hip Hop duo Binary Star. The release is a remixed and rearranged version of their 1999 debut Waterworld. The album was one of the most acclaimed underground Hip Hop releases of 2000, though it only sold around 20,000 copies.


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Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/4003715

Works Cited
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_Star_%28band%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masters_of_the_Universe_%28album%29

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Monday, October 30, 2006

SB + Halloween = Fun


I have had my share of big parties but nothing compares to santa barbara on halloween weekend. It was great seeing familiar faces and getting away from the busy life of los angeles. I'll most likely be here next year. Here are some pictures:



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cait




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steph




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chad with the happiest girl on earth




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jess




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mork is not afraid of cops




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good times




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del playa




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super troopers




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departure

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Quarterly


Probably the most interesting magazine I have seen or read since Vice. The only problem is that these mags are so hard to come by. They disappear as soon as they hit the shelves or when handed out at art events. You can also find some on ebay for $20 if you really wanted one. Luckily I was able to get my hands on one of them and ANP decided to send some to my hometown. Some artists featured in the mag are Matt Leines and Ed Templeton who helped start this project. There are 5 issues out right now filled with art that is different and beautiful in their own way. Plus, its free.

Here are some images from issue 5:

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http://www.rvcaanp.com/

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