Sunday, January 25, 2009

We have an online store now.


We got an online store finally. You can buy our new collection and a bunch of old stuff too!

Link

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Face value alone

contrast & compare




Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today is an exciting day...


Barack Obama just told George Bush to get the fuck off his lawn.

Monday, January 19, 2009

T-I-G-H-T.

Arts and Farts

We went and saw Raqib Shaw's show at the Met this weekend, and that shit blew my mind grapes.  If you are in the vicinity of NYC I would highly recommend going, as looking at pictures on the interweb really, really doesn't do this dude justice. Also, I'd recommend checking out his stuff last if you go, because it made Pollock and de Kooning very underwhelming afterwards.  And they also have this there:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Omelette in a bag.

'nuff said, right?

Friday, January 2, 2009

2008?

Jim's Best of 2008. This one will be the worst, so good thing I posted last.

Best Movie:

Due to the fact that I live in the sticks, I haven't seen any of the movies that really wanted to see yet, so I'm betting it will either be Synecdoche, NY, because Charlie Kaufman makes me feel like a total idiot (which isn't hard, but I do enjoy). Or The Wrestler because I love cheesy underdog/comeback stories, probably because I was raised on Stallone gems like Rocky and First Blood. Or it could be Benjamin Button for the fact that David Fincher and Brad Pitt working together is always a really, really good thing. But as far as movies I actually watched.

WANTED:
I saw it at the movie theatre, and while it was nowhere near as good as Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov Russian movies (nightwatch, daywatch and the sure to be sick Twilight Watch) it was hilarious. The dude is a Russian director that tried to make a "boom-boom, sexy American movie", this dude's view of what America is, and what Americans like is depressing, true and super funny. Just imagining this dude screaming at the actors to "make sexy" makes seeing this movie worth it.

Honorable Mention: Wall-E

Best Album:

Parts and Labor, Recievers

I've always liked bands that try and make an "album" rather than a bunch of songs slapped together. For me this album is perfect, give it a listen.

Honorable Mention:
Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances, The Hold Steady: Stay Positive,


Best Song:

Titus Andronicus: Titus Andronicus/No Future.

These two songs back each other. I love when a band can pull off different sounds on the same album and it not be retarded i.e: When bands that cannot d0 slow songs try anyway (usually the second to last song that you skip everytime). The first one is a great example of what "punk" should sound like in 2008 and the second song, is a great My Bloody Valentine shoegazey ripper that has one of the best build ups since Jawbreaker's Accident Prone, also it's 7 minutes long and I never get bored and he makes the phrase "welcome to the terror dome" sound poignant and deep and not a reference to a Mel Gibson movie. Two tracks later they also read my favorite passage from Albert Camus' "The Stranger" so I was a little biased.

Honorable Mention:
Girl Talk:Play Your Part (Pt. 1) Which was a pitch-perfect summer jam



Best Blog:

You Will Soon. Super funny and it's about shoes and talking shit, which are two of my favorite past times.

Honorable Mention
ctothejl.com, azizisbored.com, videogum.com, returnofthecaferacers.blogspot.com

Best Streetwear Trend:

This is a dumb category. What am I supposed to say Flannels and Raw Denim? As far as brands, I have to disqualify brands I work with because I have an unfair bias. It was Us Versus Them, hands down the best t-shirt collection.

Best T-Shirt:

The Award Tour: Limitless Possibilities, VLNY: Black Friday Thieves, VRS Astronaut and the one we did for Ritual Ink.


Best Drinking Spot:

Outdoors in the afternoon, I think I did this all of twice this year, and that's my New Year's Resolution, to skate more mini ramp while having beers in the sun. It's snowing and it's 29 degrees in my store currently, because I forgot to turn the heat on last night, so I just got misty even thinking about how nice that would be.


Honorable Mention: Damian's apt., Snug's back porch, Jesse's Stoop in Philly, Ryan's Roof.



Best Boner:

Motorcycles, straight up, makes everything slightly more fun. Picture me rolling on this thing come spring.




Best Anti-Boner:

Working weekends, this past year marked the fewest times I skateboarded, got drunk and slept since I started all those things. So fuck you 2008 for that, but due to the crippling economic depression that probably wont' be an issue in 2009. So my anti-boner for 2009 will be going out of business and getting a job at Best Buy.
Also, blogging, I seriously hate this thing, I'm too self-conscious for this, also I'm not very funny or interesting so that gets in the way. You are supposed to end on a high note when you are blogging it up right?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008; Who Cares?!

Ryan's Best of 2008 List
I don't really get out much and I don't really pay attention to a lot of things, so this will suck. Also, I have a feeling I shouldn't be writing this hungover with the heat in my house busted. OH WELL:

Best Movie:

WALL-E-
Best story, incredibly beautiful, funny, honest, and heartwarming. If you didn't like WALL-E as a film, or a ridiculously cute (yes, CUTE) robot, you are a fucking asshole. It was deeper than 99 percent of the shit that came out this year, so you can't pull "It's for kids". Also, you're not tough, hardly anyone is. It's okay, come into Disney's warm embrace, and forget you're afraid to love an animated film about robo-love.


Honorable Mention: The Dark Knight, duh. And even though I haven't seen it, I'm absolutely positive Benjamin Button is incredible.

Best Album:

Dillinger Four -C I V I L W A R-
Of course I picked this. Why? IT'S AWESOME. I know that's not enough, so here's why; D4 hasn't put out a record in 6 years. 6 YEARS. I think NOFX puts out a 12-song at least 3 times a week. In the pop-punk to regular-rock-and-roll/pop-music scale, 6 years is like the fucking Beatles putting out a record every 75 years. Pop-punk is not supposed to work like this. That alone should be why it's the best record of the year, 'cause why'd they even bother? For the fans? I thought they didn't like their fans? I heard they do cocaine? I heard they're not playing The Fest this year? Fuck you. Also, to Doo-wop song is breaking barriers, cool-guy ones.


Honorable Mention: Hold Steady - Stay Positive, Girl Talk, Feed the Animals


Best Song:

Weezy - Got Money -

Isn't Lil Wayne Crazy?! He's so crazy. His face is plastered with sick ink, and he wears those tight little pants, but he raps! And he's really on Supra's dick, or vice-versa. I would be too. Why didn't Three-6 do anything this year, and hypothetically, if they did, why did it suck? Remember when they made horror-rap, and it was hard as fuck, and scary and stuff? That was before they wrote songs about how it's hard to make your money sitting back while some girl you know really well fucks it out of a stranger. But yeah, here's why Weezy runs best song:


"Its nothin to a big dog
And I'm a Great Dane
I wear eight chains
I mean so much ice
They yell skate Wayne!
She wanna fuck Weezy
But she wanna rape Wayne."


My goodness.


Honorable Mention: Usher and Jeezy "Love in this CLub" (or as Mike thought it was "I want to make love to this club"(?)). Tom Whalen signing "Born to Run", last night, on a guitar amp karaoke system, perfectly.

Best Blog:

Videogum.com -
So Funny, and smart, and well thought out, and not-so-well-thought-out, and topical, and strange, and all that. They are basically our style of humor, but better by A LOT. I find myself writing just like Gabe Delahaye now. The videos with him and Max Silvestri teaching you internets are one of my favorite things this year. Do yourself a favor, videogum.com.


Honorable Mention: YouWillSoon, theberrics.com, Boil the Ocean, Police Informer, 4Q Conditioning.


Best Streetwear Trend:

NOPE-
The only good shirt I saw was made by VLNY, and they're not even made yet. It's a picture of G.W.B. with all his shit in his arms, like lamps and clothes, and it says "KICK ROCKS". I love the phrase "Kick Rocks"! And it's like, fuck you, dude. I don't understand the famous person/funny thing design anymore, but I still like this shirt. Oh, Max Schaff/Vans with the fireproof ankle leather was the coolest thing by far.

Best T-Shirt:

The Viera Ride Shop Steelers shirt.


Best Drinking Spot:

Alone in the afternoon-
When my girlfriend is at work, sometimes I have some beers, every now and then, I have a few too many, and have to not be drunk when she gets home. Drinking by yourself is strange and fun, and oddly entertaining. If you fall asleep, you wake up, and you have no idea what's going on. Also, you get sad. That's what 2008 was like a lot of the time. Wow. I need a stable 9-5. I'm really not this sad!


Honorable Mention: ANYWHERE!



Best Boner:

Maggie Gyllenhaal in TDK-

I love her. Seriously. Look;



Best Anti-Boner:

Crippling Economic Depression:
This is going to be pretty boner-reducing for about 5 years. At least it will weed out the shitty streetwear brands (us?), maybe it will end this failed experiment altogether. I would love nothing more than for confetti-gangsters to have to go back to those shirts where Bugs Bunny is smoking weed, and it says "Blunts Bunny". Wait, I think that was a 10 Deep shirt. OOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!

That was stupid, Mike's was worse. Let's do this in '09! Nope, I'm no good at catchphrases.