Archive | September, 2010

Duck Sauce: Barbra Streisand (MV)

29 Sep

Enjoy the official video for Duck Sauce (DJ A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) “Barbra Streisand,” directed by So Me. Tons of cameos in this one: from Smif N Wessun and DJ Premier to Kanye and Pharrell, Dj Premier, Ryan Leslie, and many more. The video is awesome, fun and funny. It doesn’t hurt that the record is off the hook too. Check it out!

What I think about NetFlix Canada: It Sucks so far…

27 Sep

NetFlix was just introduced and made available in Canada!!! Sweet, unlimited streaming of hit TV shows like The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, The Office, Modern Family etc. Not only that, Free new released movies!

Canadians have a hard time getting all of the awesome programing that Americans have/had at their fingertips for quite some time now. I want TiVO, but can’t have it. I want Hulu, but that’s not happening (yet) either. I wanted NetFlix, but that hasn’t happened… until now!!!

Lord had mercy and it’s here. A little bit of American convenience at a low price of 7.99 a month. Yup, that’s cheaper than getting a Megavideo subscription, and it’s all legal. Good bye Surf the Channel, hello NetFlix heaven! It was nice waiting 74 minutes before being able to watch another movie/show for free.
Farewell bad quality streaming. Hello HD.

What’s this? it’s free to join for a trial month right now? Even better! Why wouldn’t I try it out? Why wouldn’t anyone try it out?

Four words: Shitty SHitty Bang Bang.

NetFlix is a pile of vomit. Scratch out everything I said about NetFlix above, that was based on the American site. Here is the Canadian review. It doesn’t have any of the new shows that anyone would be willing to pay to watch (like the shows mentioned above). They have past season’s episodes of the oldest shows in history (exaggerating a bit here), and none of the newest ones. They don’t even have The Simpsons, Friends, Seinfeld. The newest show they have available is Mad Men. Next to that, Heroes. Next to that, Veggie Tales, Barney, The L word and a fist full of other crap that 3 year olds would even pass up.
Furthermore, the movies are old too. You know what’s featured right now? How High, starring Red Man and Method Man. WTF, that flick is from 2001. What ever happened to 2009? You may think I’m pick and choosing here, but this is what is featured on the front page as of Monday September 27th: The Wild Stallion, Delgo, The Missing Lynx, Dragon hunters, CJ7, Under Still Waters, Summer’s Moon, FarCry. If you have heard of any of these movies, you should shoot yourself in the foot. If you have watched any of these movies, you should jump off a building.

What are these movies? Are these straight to internet movies? These are the lesser flicks that didn’t even get onto DVD. It makes me sad to see it go down like this. When I first heard that Netflix was in Canada, I was happy. I wanted to save money on cable, watch whatever and whenever I wanted, and best of all, in HD on my TV through my Xbox.

All of those things aren’t happening. I can’t watch anything I want to watch and Netflix isn’t available on XBOX, only PS3 and Wii, WTF.

However, if you like low rated movies with no substance and no character development from the early 90s, Netflix is certainly the way to go. To compliment the dust collected movie selection, you have old tv shows that you’re children will slap you in the face for.

The Verdict: Wait. With time, I’m sure it’ll get a bit better or a lot better. It’s only been a week or so. Within an year, it’ll be just as good as the American counterpart. It’s like with everything, we are always trying to be more American because it’s the only way we can consume what we want when we want. If it were up to Rogers, Digital TV would be the peak and plateau of our viewing pleasures.

For now, NetFlix Sucks really really badly. I apologize Megavideo, will you ever forgive me?

DJ AI: Bang Me Harrrrd Mixtape

27 Sep

One of my friends just released his debut Electro House-Trance Mixtape and I have to say, it’s pretty good. Check it out for yourself, it’s free to download. The next time you’re throwing a house party, just set this up and you’re guests will be taken care of. It’s around 40 minutes of hard bangin’ action!!!

DJ AI- Bang Me Hard

How to make a Better Nike Aina Chukka: Burgandy Leather

26 Sep

In my opinion, these Nike Aina Chukkas could have turned out a bit better if they didn’t use a royal blue color for the midsole/sole. Burgandy and black certainly do not compliment royal blue. Sure, color combination mishaps aren’t uncommon for Nike, but these shoes would have been great if they had a darker color or beige/tan at the midsole.
These stand-out in a bad way. They catch people’s attention at first glance but then are criticized for their ugly color scheme.

Why Nike? You ruined a good thing.

Supra Henry Sneaker Boot: Oxblood

26 Sep

When I first laid eyes on these, I knew I had to have them for the winter. This is the new Supra Henry silhouette, slated for the Holiday 2010 release. It looks like they drew features from the classic work boot for inspiration, but used different high quality materials that are less construction site-friendly. The boot is available in four colorways for but these are the coolest: Oxblood Full-grain. With a name like that, you’d make any man drop their sandwich and beer for these boots.

JC de Castelbajac: South Park Collection

19 Sep

Artist Jean-Charles de Castelbajac chose Southpark as a theme for his 2010 fall/winter collection. The set features some of the most recognized characters of the cartoon series. My opinion: WTF.

Barbara Kruger: Art in the City

19 Sep

Here are some pictures of Barbara Kruger’s art work in the meatpaking district of NYC. Two reasons why I decided to post this.
1. I love NYC.
2. Her work is eye-catching and bold. From these aerial shots, you can see everything, collectively.
I can imagine her work to be multi-dimensional. On the ground view, It’s completely different.

SO if you’re in NYC, you’re a lucky bastard…

Kanye West: G.O.O.D. Friday feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, & Charlie Wilson

11 Sep

I couldn’t leave this one un-posted. It’s a feel good song with an old school gospel sound similar to Yeezy’s first drop “See Me Now”. Anyways, have a listen and get transported back to the days when music halls and theatre were the only forms of high class entertainment.

Download link:
Kanye West – G.O.O.D. Friday Ft Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, & Charlie Wilson

Just Because… A Shay Maria Moment

8 Sep

I’ve been thinking of doing a segment called “Just Because” to replace our long lost segment “Sickest Kicks” which I stopped doing because I ended up just reporting on sneakers all the time anyways (R.I.P. Sickest Kicks 2010-2010). But now I introduce to my viewers a new and probably equally as short-lived series which features random stuff (probably girls) that I like. So without further adieu, I bring forth Shay Maria.

Feast your eyes on glory.

Don’t forget to check out Jessica Alba’s new GQ spread here: J.Alba Hotness is Back in GQ

OMNVRS (Omnivorous): Champs Among All Tee (Second Assault)

7 Sep

+++Designs at the Bottom of the Page+++
The third tee (and newest design) is my second offering to the public eye into The Omnvrs Brand.
Here I was influenced by the movie Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox (Marty from Back to the Future). If you’re not familiar with the flick, shame on you. Do me and yourself a favor, and go visit netflix and get this movie. The werewolf hand, moon and trophy are all inspired by the Canadian actor’s iconic role in the film (yup, he’s a werewolf… that plays hardcore basketball… in highschool… no biggie).

Movie aside, I included my OMNVRS logos within the design for additional graphic elements and branding purposes. Our slogan “Underestimated/Overperformed” and “Build & Break” are both featured around the emblem. The basic theme is highschool/academia based, which is the general encompassing theme of the first tee collection being offered by Omnvrs Brand. Of course signature tees are also planned during the launch, but most will bare this theme which reflects highschool society and my experiences during these… precious moments of my life.

Captain of the Cool Kids
OMNVRS Brand Apparel.