Archive for August, 2010

Shyne Reflects

*Starts counting the days until Shyne announces his Belizean presidential candidacy*


Interview with Anderson Silva’s Manager Ed Soares

As one of the more powerful individuals in MMA, Team Nogueira manager Ed Soares is a interesting dude. Originally from Cali, homie was hustling in the fashion game, working as an executive at Von Dutch before deciding to manage fighters. Among the revelations in this interview is the fact that he personally designed Chuck Liddell’s trademark shorts after convincing “The Iceman” that he needed to step up his branding. Good call.

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Arcade Fire ‘The Suburbs’ Album

Canadian indie rock band, Arcade Fire, just released their fourth studio album, entitled ‘The Suburbs‘. Represent, represent.

Featured Track: “The Suburbs”

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Interview with Graffiti Photographer, Martha Cooper

The Submarine Channel sat down with OG photographer Martha Cooper to discuss some her early work covering the NYC graffiti scene in the 70’s and 80’s. Salute.


Human-Shaped Utility Poles

Boston architect firm, Choi + Shine took electrical pole design to a new level with these giant figures. Even sicker, they’re flexible based on the environmental shifts. For example, when the electrical lines ascend a hill, the figures imitate a climbing person and expand to increased height over long distances. Kind of reminiscent of that figure from Empire Strikes Back.

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‘Hollywood Basic’ Beats Sampler

From 1990-1995 Disney launched a subsidiary record company called ‘Hollywood Basic’ that signed artists such as Organized Konfusion and Davis’ own DJ Shadow. The good folks over at Fat Lace Magazine put together this dope collection of material featuring early Organized Konfusion, Rick Rubin remixes along with the classic DJ Shadow Mega-Mix. Download HERE

Featured Track: DJ Shadow ‘Basic Mega-Mix’

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Last U.S. Combat Brigade Formally Leaves Iraq

A seven year cluster-fuck mistake finally comes to an end. The long-term repercussions will only now begin to be felt. Thanks, Bush.

‘Holdin’ Weight’ Trailer

The Work of Street Artist, Specter

A little while back, I posted a picture of a mural I saw painted on a wooden wall in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Turns out the piece was made by renowned street artist, Specter. This month, London’s Pure Evil Gallery is exhibiting his collection to mark his official UK debut. While explaining his work, the artist said, “I basically close my eyes and these images are what appears.”

Spotted at RespectMag

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Pat Tillman’s Mom Says Military Routinely Lies To Soldier’s Families

Mother of the former Arizona Cardinal who got bodied in Afghanistan speaks out about the government’s systemic routine of covering up military deaths. She accuses the recently fired General McChrystal of playing a central role in falsifying the story about her son’s death.

“He’s not an isolated incident, this happnes on a regular basis…it’s not isolated to the Bush Administration…the military lies to  the family.”

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