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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

i thought i lost this clip forever...

... one of bollywood's greatest moments.

Monday, June 29, 2009

i want to experience this...

I want to experience this, but I think I'd be too scared to try it...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Carlyle.R. (NextDayPair)

My friend Car has been doing a project involving his extensive sneaker collection. He's one of the OG sneaker heads and was one of the original guys to bring the sneaker culture up to what it is today through sites like Fixins.com and events such as the original Soled Out.

So basically, he's wearing a different pair of sneakers from his collection every day for a year. Saucony did an little interview on him earlier in the month. The interview's posted below.

Check him out here...
nextdaypair.tumblr.com
Link to article: http://www.teamsaucony-originals.com/as-seen-here/2009/06/05/meet-nextdaypair/

(Car and his wife Tami.)



(NextDayPair)



We recently started following NextDayPair on Twitter. We’re fascinated with his self declared project to wear a different pair of sneakers every day for 365 days straight. We offered him a pair of Saucony Originals to help him on his mission & asked him a few questions to beguile our curious minds.

What inspired you to begin this 365 challenge of wearing a different pair of shoes every day?
I’ve wanted to do this for a while, because people would always ask, “how many shoes do you own?” and I would reply with, “honestly, I really don’t know… probably enough to last at least a year if I wore them all”. I always wanted to try to do a blog about it but was always hesitant because I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to have internet access everyday. Thanks to the iPhone, and the tumblr app, I know I’ll have internet access everyday and that I can post from anywhere and it goes directly to Twitter. That gave me the piece of mind to know I could probably pull this off.

Did you already own 365 unique pairs when you started?
I’ve always assumed I could last a year, but I’ve never truly counted. I’ve done rough estimates to make sure, but I will never really know until I’m done. While going through this so far, I’ve found out that I have a lot of Deadstock sneakers, and that will be the hard part if I have to go into my DeadStock Reserve to complete the project. I’m going with the assumption that I have 365 pairs though. Anything I acquire within this year I add an extra day to my total. So if I got a new pair and posted it this year it would no longer be 365, but 366 days… and so forth and so on.

What got you interested in collecting sneakers?
I was always interested in sneakers, even as a kid. But I really didn’t start “amassing” sneakers until about 10 years ago. Ten years later, I still don’t know how I got to this point. I’m not a collector of a certain brand or style. I collect what I like and unfortunately/fortunately I like a lot. If I think hard, I guess it started with basketball, my friends and I would get together after work and play and it was like a damn sneaker party. You always had to come strong, because wack kicks were not tolerated. I always tried to come different every time I showed up. I guess it just snowballed from there.

Have you done anything crazy to get a pair you really wanted?
I don’t really camp or do crazy extreme things to get sneakers. I figure, if I can’t get them, then it wasn’t meant to be. I did do something crazy to make a point, although, I don’t know who I was making the point to. When the Supreme Dunk Sb came out, my friend and I tried to get a pair through retail. It ended being some big fiasco and they eventually were sold out and sold for like 500 bucks. So to make a point, I went on a sneaker binge, using that money to buy as many kicks as I could with that amount. I think I finished the day with about 10 pairs. Ten pairs to 1, I thought it was a pretty good day.

Where did you purchase the Japanese camo’s you wore on 6/2?
Ever since I pulled out the box, I’ve been trying to recall. It has a sticker on it with a barcode, and that’s all I have to go by. It’s either undefeated, neo39 or shoe biz. I could be totally wrong, but I think it was one of those 3.
What’s the hottest pair of Saucony Originals you’ve seen?
I’m a huge Hangtime fan, so the hottest pair would be a pair of those in a colorway that I’ve created ;). Aside from that, there are quite a few I’ve wanted to get my hands on, and slipped… The Black/Brown Pony hair hangtime lows are still one of the dopest (I’ve nicknamed them Han Solo/Chewbacca) , there’s a pair of Gray hangime skate shoes with a neon green pop that I’ve wanted, and there’s a blue and yellow Courageous TR, I guess that’s the trail version of the courageous. I regret not picking up any of the tweed hangtimes as well… Can you tell I like hangtimes? They’re one of my all time favorite sneakers. I got a few pairs yet to put on the site.

Which sneaker blogs do you follow? Favorites?
Right now I’m mostly on Tumblr and Twitter and get all my info from there, but big ups to PreQuel Mag, Nice Kicks, Undefeated, High Snobiety, Freshness, and Vapors, I’m always into what they got to say.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gf=awesome

watch.this:


then.watch.how.they.made.it.


The guy that did it: click here to go to DAVID WILSON'S site.

Monday, June 22, 2009

new shoes.es.

Brooks Cascadia 4






Can't wait to try these babies out. They're trail running shoes. Not quite sure as to how many miles I'll be running on the trails... (a little, but nothing too serious) but I look forward to using them for day hiking too. Hopefully they last a while before the tread wears through. I'm kinda weary about using them for road running....

... what?!?! I bought running shoes? I never thought I'd be saying that.

on the EZZzZzzzzz....

Ken Block. Subaru.

Ken Block's been getting better at driving...




This one's old... but still fun.

I can't wait for this movie...

ZOMBIELAND!

Friday, June 12, 2009

"And I'm leavin... On a jet plane..."

Headin south for the summer... well.. only 10 days. it should be good though...

This is where I'm going (thank.you.flickr.):





Next string of posts will be from Nicaragua. This will be my first surf trip with a bunch of friends that I actually surf with on a regular basis. First day we're there, it's supposed to be 7-10ft. !!!!!!

Because I'm not working on this trip, I'm only going to be bringing 4 cameras... hahaha... wtf. Yeah, I don't know. I can't help myself. My backpack is heavy with equipment once again. Oh well.

See you a couple boarders down!






(gonnamissthesnores)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne

A new little teaser clip from Stones Throw. I can't wait for this guys album to drop.

At the end of the video, there's a little shot of my friends company logo... Elm Company.... the hat that the coins get tossed into. Dope!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Added to the "wants" list...

I'm in need... er... I want a new tripod. My current tripod is huge, heavy, and clunky... Sure it's solid, but taking that thing anywhere is a pain.

This thing, on the other hand... looks like it was made for me....... almost. I need something that will hold a 4x5 as well as a 600mm lens... but close... i wonder if they make it in a larger size...

Gitzo Ocean Traveler:

can't touch this....

Elextric Relaxation

I've always loved this song by A Tribe Called Quest... But I don't think I've ever seen the video. I'm happy with how they did it... way back when.



“Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest

From the album, “Midnight Marauders”.

Video directed by Josh Taft

(Nabbed this from my friend's blog. Thanks Vik!)

I bodyboard.

This is kinda/big news in the bodyboarding industry... Mike Stewart is releasing a new pair of fins for the Viper lineup.

Photos and info:


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's about time!!!!

I knew I wasn't the only one that felt this way about the whole Auto-Tune fad going on in hip hop........ (I hated it.)

Jay-Z feels the same way in his new track, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"

Listen to it here:
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/11304-doa-death-of-auto-tune/

Cardboard Core surfboard...

Thought this was really interesting and smart.

More info here:
http://www.sheldrake.net/cardboards/



My favorite band.... Deer Tick.

Deer Tick is a band that I discovered shortly after their first release, War Elephant. They have a second album coming out this month... but if you look for it, you might find it ahead of time... then... buy it after.

Deer Tick sounds like what you'd expect from a band with the album art shown below... but better................. butt butter.

Coconut Records...

The beginning and ending of this video makes me happy. Reminds me of..... something.(or someone.) (that person also enjoys smashing coconuts against rocks at the beach.)