Monday, June 25, 2012

Blaq Robots - Boothe


I have become part of the ether.

Friend and Manchester based artist, malfunctioned, has named one of his compositions after me. Alarms, an extension of his Blaq Robots charity project (wish more artists would consider doing this), was created as a thank you to those who supported and inspired him over the past months. Hope I was able to do both.



Shouts to Black Classical, DJ Guinness, and Space Invader Radio.

Blaq Robot - Alarms: Soundcloud

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Commerical Break - Kellogg's Marshmallow Krispies (1982)



My favorite childhood breakfast cereal.

Apparently you're able to purchase packages of dehydrated marshmallows in bulk, so I will have to seek 'em out in an attempt to relieve childhood memories.

Or, Kellogg's could put this particular product back in stores.

*mad face*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Put This On: Season 2 - Episode 3: (New) Traditions, London



Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits London, where we examine how traditions are being reinvented in the birthplace of classic menswear.

We go to Savile Row, where we meet up with a historical guide to talk about the history of the world’s oldest tailoring street. We also chat with the tailor Richard Anderson about what’s special about The Row. Patrick Grant, the owner and designer of Norton & Sons, talks about how Savile Row can become a vital part of the international fashion world again.

Just off Savile Row, we go to the basement showroom of W. Bill, the world’s most legendary tweed merchant. Ray Hammet, who’s worked at W. Bill for decades, shows us around the stacks of wooly majesty.

In our PTO: Man segment, we talk with Ian Bruce, painter and member of the band The Correspondents, about re-imagining the SoHo dandy for the 21st century. He takes us through London’s red light district, and tells us why he doesn’t want to look like a painter at the end of a long day of painting.

We visit the tie factory owned and operated by Drake’s of London to learn how a high-quality tie is made, from fabric to finished product. Then we buy one to send to a supporter of the show.

Plus Dave Hill tells where sport sunglasses are and are not appropriate, in Rudiments.

This is the third episode in our six-episode second season. In this season, we visit the three greatest men’s style cities in the world, as chosen by our readers - New York, Milan and London.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973)

Great movie.

Alfredo styled out in this one.

Click for larger images.

Man in uniform, hat to the back, b-boy stance.

Chambray. Torn sleeves.

White Tee and chain.

Blue polo.

Red polo and blue windbreaker.

Seersucker.

Probably could have found a better shot, but trust, this jacket was dope.

Sportswear. 

Train hat.

With Tony Roberts.

Bucket.
Loungin'.

These bold patterned shirts seem to be back in style.
Loungin'. (again)
                                   
Warm weather suit.

Crooked.

With Biff Mcguire.

Wits end.

Personal business.



Somewhat prominent Hip Hop vocal sample in this scene. I smiled.
Beanie.

I'm definitely growing out my beard this winter.
Tartan.

Classic Rooftop Shot.

Truth to the youth.


Duffle.



Cypress Hill - Hole in the Head

Cypress Hill - Pigs

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mad Men


Some of my favorite items (mostly ties) from the recently concluded 5th season.

Roger Sterling's tie.

Pete Campbell's raincoat

Peggy Olson's  left hand -- Kidding!
                                   
Roger Sterling's tie.

Don Draper's tie.

Glen Bishop's scarf.

Pete Campbell's tie.

Lane Pryce's tie.

Don Draper's tie.

Wasn't my favorite season. I enjoyed individual moments (Roger's LSD trip), more than entire episodes. There was a lot of time off before this season, so I hope returning to a regular production cycle will bring back more consistency.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Extra Prolific - Missing Link

Church.

A fellow fan of Mr. Lee shared this with me and I thought I would pay it forward to those who are interested.

I was told that this material was his last recorded as a member of Hieroglyphics, though I'm not sure how accurate that information is. He does give a shout to the crew on the first track, but there are other audio clues that lead me to believe that this was recorded later, most notably the flows used by Lee and Pep Love (featured on track #2) were those established and utilized post 3rd Eye Vision, the last time Lee recorded with the collective.

There are five tracks included here. I'm not sure if these were intended for a specific project, or just a collection of tracks that bridge his post-Hiero secular period to his current output representing Christ. The music here probably won't change your life (some rough recordings), but there's some solid material for fans of Extra Prolific and Hiero completionists.

Extra Prolific - MCs (Missing Link) (Featuring Pep Love)

Extra Prolific - Missing Link: Download

There's a track about 'the ladies' included so if you Hiero, I'm fly-bro, jaw gymnastic, calistylic fans want to get mad at that, have at it.