Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Murs-Break Up (the o.j. song) video from Van Styles on Vimeo.


Mars - Selfish (cover)

I must say I'm truly impressed with Mar's rendition of Slum Villiage's classic "Selfish".

"how can I let you be with no one else but me?... I remember when I didn't care about a valentine in the air, yea but now I know what I'm talking about... a day I dedicate to you."

Mar "Selfish" Acoustic Variation from Mar on Vimeo.

Source: Inqmnd

Rafa Jenn

I'm very intrigued by the works of Rafa Jenn can't wait to see what other projects she has in store!!

Here are two examples of my favorite pieces.


Thanks to: JOSH SPEAR

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I wonder...

I wonder how many real life "fight clubs" were inspired by the novel/film?


For some reason I can't seem to shake this song out of my head. In any regard it's delightfully catchy... in a creepy, sadistic, you don't really want to be sitting next to me on the bus type of way. Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Garota De Ipanema

Wow the moment I heard a sample of this song I was passionately driven to find the original version. Thanks to youtube and some elbow grease I was able to back track and find the original composers of this Brazilian bossa nova classic. The version posted below happens to be my favorite version, combining both the original Portuguese version (composed and written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes) and the English equivalent (written by Norman Gimbel). To be succinct, this track offers the best of both worlds!

Now find a nice comfortable place, relax and press play! You can thank me later.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Ever since "crossing" over into a fraternity, I've found myself up and down all over Los Angeles County. From South Gate to Downey, Compton, Huntington Park and even South Central. I've been able to see every day life through a different lens. Not everyone shares a similar upbringing as myself, we all come different socioeconomic backgrounds. We have different political views, religious beliefs and even belong to different ethnic cultures. Some embrace it while others challenge it, but we're all a unique result of our upbringing and our very response to it.

I must say even though I choose not to partake in fraternity activities anymore as I've grown to be quite disilusioned and a bit jaded by the whole thing, I can't help but to be thankful for the doorway it has opened for me. From partying, to language spoken, music, food, culture and customs, I've seen a lot of shadier activities take place in my own back yard of northern Orange County. Don't belive eveything you hear or read, there are always to sides to every story. We all experience hardships and triumps, perhaps the greatest lesson learned is that we're all not quite as different as we would like to believe.

In conclusion here's a great song by group called "The Funkdoobiest" a early 90s Latino hip hop group from the city if South Gate. I'm very intrigued by small glimpses into the past of places that I frequent today. Funkdoobiest definitely holds it down right up there with other famous acts from the LA urban suburb including Cypress Hill and Mellow Man Ace.


My life. My room. (Throw Back Pic)

fraternity paddle. CSULB parking citation. sketch book. Jordan 5 Retros. high school literature. biology homework. haha messy room.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Selby

The Selby is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites. I love the behind the scenes perspective the interviewer offers us by documenting and interviewing the artists in their own creative environment. The written/drawn interview transcripts are pretty cool too. Do your self a favor and check it out.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tokyo Sky Drive


I'm quite taken with Usugrow's technique and artwork. I love the conviction and prose he hides behind each and every stroke. I love the macabre and gloomy religious undertones he packs in, but most of all I love his attention to detail.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Symphonies Remix - Dan Black ft. Kid Cudi

This video is craze!.. Definitely digging the art direction, this has to be by far the greatest music video I've seen in a very long time. Dan Black Feat. Kid Cudi - Symphonies Remix from DP on Vimeo.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tom Ford

Great interview with one of my favorite fashion designers, period point blank.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hense - The 7th Day Project

Amazing how just through a few cans of paint ideas can be shared and expressed throughout communities inspiring many different people along the way. From New York to Nashville to Tokyo Japan, Sao Paolo Brazil, Mexico, Europe and everywhere inbetween, graffiti's here to stay.

great find at: thecitylovesyou (TCLY)


Wow there's just too much I want to say after watching this interview... alot of good points were brought up. Definitely something I look forward to becoming a part of in the future.

many thanks to: ITSBONGOBOY!

America's Biggest Rip-offs

"Text Messages -- 6,500% Markup
The messages are such a tiny piece of data that they cost carriers only about one-third of a cent to deliver, according to computer scientist Srinivasan Keshav, who testified before U.S. senators on the issue last summer. But on a pay-per-text plan, the 160-character messages typically cost 20 cents outgoing and 10 cents incoming. That's a markup of as much as 6,500%.

College Textbooks -- $900 a Year!
And a separate study conducted by the Government Accountability Office found that textbook prices nearly tripled from 1986 to 2004 -- a jump that's twice the rate of annual inflation over the last two decades. Public-interest groups say this is a rip-off. They blame greedy publishers and bookstores for driving up prices by issuing unnecessary new editions that render older texts worthless without adding much new information, as well as by "bundling" books with other materials like CD-ROMs."

source: Yahoo! Finance/CNN MONEY

Support Giant Robot

After watching this clip I have a lot of appreciation and respect for the crew at Giant Robot. I mean the amount of time, work, dedication and most importantly passion they put into their craft... I wish them nothing but the best!

source: The Hundreds


Oh the things I want to learn how to do...

Source: hypebeast

Monday, February 1, 2010

6.0 P.I.C. Trailer

This is pure lunacy and I like it!

6.0 P.I.C. Trailer from partners in crime on Vimeo.

Carlos Zarazua - Transworld

Here's a nice little skate video I came across while browsing thru The Hundred's blog. The music playing during the video was definitely a nice surprise.

Carlos Zarazua - Transworld Part from nigel k alexander on Vimeo.

Source: The Hundreds