Friday, December 28, 2012

She's Still My Go To Girl

Scarlett Johansson is still my go to girl when it comes to beauty and gracing covers or ad campaigns.  Esquire Russia comes through with another clean designed cover for January 2013 with minimal text that usually clogs up many publications from the artist shots that should be the main focus.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Age Old Debate

I'm still an analog type of guy maintaining and working within a digital realm with an appreciation for both.  I love DJing on analog means but still use digital forms when playing music that doesn't have a certain value that others might have.  The same stands true for photographers that can shoot film without the need of photoshopping or touching up their works to make them look good (Ricky Powell is a prime example).  Film vs Digital in Hollywood is yet another debate, Tarantino stands by film while others go the route of digital but in my opinion unless your shooting a high end explosion special effects filled movie there is no need for digital on a romantic comedy.  But to each his own.

At the end of the day, understand what makes film great and apply it to the digital world and be greater than those that only know digital.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Givin' Dap To James Brown

With the passing of James Brown back in 2006 and now Soul Sister #1 Marva Whitney it's really becoming more and more obvious that we are losing so many of our greats with very few coming in to take up some of the slack and provide us with good music which is sad.  So cherish, support and appreciate those that are still hear before they're gone.

We've done a brand new "Five On The Black Hand Side" James Brown edition over at Hot Peas & Butta on our choice JB produced 45's, head over to see what we chose.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Pack Up!

Looks like the homies Paul Nice and Phill Most Chill are back on the block with a new 7" heading your way soon.  The new 45 titled "The Pack Up" (Part 1 & 2) delivers yet another blow to head, chest and ear drums as beats and rhymes collide in true Fabreeze Bros fashion.  Be sure to pre order your copy (doubles of course) before they're gone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Swiss Lovin

It's always an amazing and great time when I visit Switzerland, from Lausanne to Thun the experience is always pleasant.  This past weekend I was in beautiful Thun visiting with the fam, relaxing, throwing parties and taking in the sights.

Do You Know What Time It's?

One thing that I've noticed in the United States is the lack of wall clocks that exist any more, they used to be on the outside of every bank and on prominent office buildings and towers.  Surprisingly you can't even find one in an airport unless you stop at a Travelex Currency Exchange which displays a digital one, Amtrak and train stations are the only ones who still believe in displaying the clock proudly.  
After spending the last weekend in Switzerland I noticed that clocks are everywhere, maybe it's the fact that the Swiss make better watches and timepieces than anyone else in the world.  

Mondaine has recently released this series of Swiss Railway Wall Clocks which is very iconic and uniquely Swiss.  Available for $175 now.

Into The Darkness

Very few movie franchises get a reboot and actually do the series justice but so far so good with Star Trek as J. J. Abrams sets to make another masterpiece.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Django Unchained Comic Book

Looks like Quentin Tarantino is giving Django Unchained the extra push as it finds it's way to comic book form via Vertigo in a six issue adaptation beginning Dec. 19th.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beg, Borrow, Steal: Kodoja

It's always great when people appreciate the creative work that you put into your product that your presenting to the world.  We've put a lot of time and work into our Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown project, from the 45 / Album to the comic book to making appearances at various comic cons around the states so it's always good to receive positive press.

The good people at GhettoManga recently covered our project in the Beg, Borrow, Steal column of their newest issue.  Issues are available $2 for download or $7 for a physical copy with free download.

The Keystone Connection

It's been a minute since I've had the chance to spin records in Pittsburgh but looks like that all changes this month when Titletown meets Hot  Peas & Butta.  The homie Jay Malls and myself will be closing out the year playing Funk & Soul 45s for one last go around before the party moves to it's new venue in January.  Jay and I haven't spun records on the same deck since 2010 so we're definitely bringing out the gems for the occasion.

Hot Peas & Butta rare visuals will also be on deck to complete the evening sonically and visually.

Rockin Brazil

Had an amazing time last week in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Redbull BC One.  Was great to catch up with some of my fam from around the world that was in town and also equally mind blowing to DJ the event.