Tuesday, March 31, 2009
We'd like to introduce you guys to The Goodie Bag. The Goodie Bag will be Single Second's first Canadian Online Retailer. Peter and his team have been going hard the last few months preparing the launch of the website.
We offer brand name clothing such as 101 Apparel, 8103 Clothing, Addict, Akademiks, Alador & Smith, Billionaire Mafia, Blood Is The New Black, BNX, Buddhist Punk, Cheap Monday, Dirty Jax, Division E, Elvis Jesus And Co. Couture, Enyce, Freshnes, Fully Laced, Gold Coin, Heist & Co., Hidden Apparel, IM King, Loud& Obnoxious, Peter Says Denim, Religion, Rokk Clothing, Single Second, Something Sacred, Subconscious Threads, and many more.
It's looking like The Goodie Bag is set to be the #1 place for independent street fashion in Canada. We'll be letting you all know when the site is launched, until then, join their facebook group to keep updated.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Since I've been doing a bit of writing about Canadian Hip Hop, here' some Canadian Hardcore for you.
Cancerbats - Deathsmarch
Comeback Kid - Wake The Dead
SNFU - Don't Have The Cow
Dayglo Abortions - Proud To Be A Canadian
Monday, March 23, 2009
The next phase of my devoted hip hop listening was heavily influenced by Reggae and for a long time the only thing I wanted was to visit Jamaica, I was obsessed with the country for a few years.
Snow, when I was 10/11 years old that word meant a lot more to me than just the shitty white stuff that covers the ground for half the year. Informer had me hooked from the second I heard it. Before the video came out, muchmusic had Snow do the song live in a gondola going up some mountain. I'm pretty sure I taped that and wore out the vhs before I ever got my hands on the full album, which was also a tape. There were a bunch of songs on that tape that I loved: Lonely Monday Morning, Creative Child, Lady With the Red Dress but none got anywhere near as popular as Informer.
The next song was Raggadeath's - One Life. This song was actually very important in my musical evolution as it was one of the first times I was exposed to a heavier sound, which would get heavier and more brutal as I got older. I remember the video for the song featuring snowboarding and thats what initially got me interested in the song. I vividly remember asking my mom to buy the One Life cd for me, but as soon as she saw that the band name had "death" in it it was a no go. Could that be why I'm so into death metal now? This isn't the actual video, I couldn't find it, but check out the song anyways.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I'm gonna go hit the couch because I feel like crap!
I want one of these! haha
This is fun.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
First $100+ pair of shoes.
These are the Nike Air CB4 II. I got these when I was in grade 8 for playing basketball in. They had elastic straps underneath the laces to keep your feet extra snug. Loved these babies for a long time.
First alernate colorway
I got these in grade 9, I was on the freshman basketball team and needed some new shoes for the start of the season. My family went to a wedding in Edmonton, which has the West Edmonton Mall, which is a huge mall. Went in the Footlocker saw theses bad boys and snatched them up, wore them to the wedding then all season. I was walking home from school oneday and had these bad boys in my bag, it was a wednesday and me and a friend and some girls were walking home and long story short I got my ass handed to me be 7 guys, fucked me up pretty good, but kept the shoes. I only hope those dumb fucks who worked me over are living shitty lives and hate themselves.
Got these 3 years ago in Banff. Munsters girlfriend came up to visit him when me and him were living in Calgary. We decided to make a day trip out to Banff to hang out. Went to the Footlocker and picked these up. The salesmen was disapointed cause they were the last ones left in his size and he really wanted them. Well to bad mister salesmen!
First skate shoes
If you know skate shoes you know the Sal 23's. Comfy as all hellfuck and clean and sharp all at the same time, just classic skate shoes. The man who designed them also started Elwood Clothing which made the most comfortable pair of jeans I've ever worn.
Friday, March 13, 2009
The first song that comes to mind that I can vividly remember listening to and trying to remember all the words to was Maestro Fresh Wes' "Let Your Backbone Slide". It came out in '89 and is still the best selling Canadian hip-hop single of all time.
Thanks to hiphopcanada's youtube channel for the video.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Sublime, and in particular Bradley. So naturally the idea of a Sublime reunion seems very weird to me. I understand that there were 3 people involved in Sublime and it wasn't all Bradley. I also understand that fans would like to hear the songs live and even the possibility of a new album. But personally, I have to stand on the side that believes that this band should not be considered "Sublime". For the same reason that The Misfits should not have been called "The Misfits" once Danzig left. And for the same reason that there could never be another "Nirvana" without Cobain. I'll admit that the second incarnation of The Misfits is one of my favorite bands, and that this new Sublime singer is awesome and they sound great live. I just don't think that it's right. The other band members obviously have their owns thoughts and at the end of the day, they knew Bradley, something I could never say, and they would be the best judges of how he would interpret the new Sublime. I know if the ever tour and come near me, I'll be going, but it could never be the same.
Here's a link to a bunch of videos of their first live show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TgUhc627-I&feature=related
And a video of the new singer doing his rendition of T.I.'s "Whatever you like"
Monday, March 9, 2009
These last 2 are great!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
I will end it with this one.