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Mos Def jumps in the political fray with multiple points on why he should be the first conscious president in the white house…All the while knocking it out the park and creating high fives with an appearance by the brand Futura. Futura’s website is on to something too.

My partner Yoon Yoon is back on the scene from her jaunt to Japan and thats bless. Maybe her return will provoke me to be a bit more insightful with topics like Banksy’s GreenwhichVillage petstore and crappy/emo bands featured in Apple commercials. Ah c’mon did you happen to hear any other Peter Bjorn and John song besides Young Folks? If they would have just cut one of those single Cds with different remixes of ‘Young Folks’ that coud have easily been the sum of their existence. I imagine there could of have been a Justice remix, a MSKRFT electro banger remix, and a crappy Ratatat jazz remix. Anyways on to things I do like…I like Japan’s minimal over American Apparel’s minimal but the Japanese retailer Uniqlo is really starting to complicate things. First they had to go and redesign their site to a look better identified with Levis.com and now this.

I know, you’re thinking to yourself-cool its a Norman Rockwell painting! 

Actually this a draft of Uniqlo’s upcomming promotion for their new Heat Tech Innerwear line that will take place on November 18th in Time Square. Basically go to Broadway and Seventh Avenue, between 43rd and 44th on the 18th of November and Uniqlo will be handing out some type of space cadet, heat contraption clothing for FREE! Wait, don’t put an X on your calendar just yet…its complicated. Here is an explanation from one of Uniqlo’s reps:

”Basically we’re going to have two mimes. A male and a female mime inside the machine. And the public can see them through glass. When you get there, we’re going to have Uniqlo reps dressed in the silver bodysuits. And they’re going to hold a thermograph scanner — think of an airport security machine. The thermographer identifies cold spots in your body. After you go through that, you go to the vending machine and push a button and the mimes are going to do a synchronized choreographed routine and then your outfit comes out.”

I don’t get it…

If I was in some kind of crazed religious cult and the high priest forced me to choose between sneakers and hatsno problem. I wear many hats.

Yet don’t own a fitted. The whole 59/50 thing is much appreciated from a design standpoint but I guess the baseball cap mold albeit snapbacks doesn’t really do it for me. Admittedly I have the personal taste of a homeless man or man from mars when it comes to my hats but eff-it…my current top pics.

Dude in the Black Lips video, though it looks to be a standard cadet its the coolout and carefree im digging, plus the red star is a proper touch too.  

Fats Shariff, I mean what can I say about Fatsarrazi…his fotos are frankly whatever but his head pieces are the move for anyone not taking direction from

Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty

Fats as you can see is clearly doing his thing and doesn’t come off like the weird kid back in high school that would wear those jester caps just to prove his weirdness and indifference for making it with a cheerleader.

fats in the fezzi

fats in the fezzi

lines not working? approach her with a beret, spit poetry, wake up, cook eggs

lines not working? approach her with a beret, spit poetry, wake up, cook eggs

Hip Hop, Rock, and that MGMT stuff is all good I suppose but for some reason I’m stuck on the Machine Gun Funk my folks conceived me on. And I like to think my folks did it on the moon because they made a star. Nope no Freud/Oedipus thing going on here, I’m just suited and booted…with every right to be. Rudy Rae Moore aka motherfuckin Dolemite is no longer cold chilling and is forever cold at the age of 81. Well I guess with modern day heroes like Chuck Norris and Lil Wayne one could easily forget about the one dude who combined deadly kung fu moves with just as lethal jaw work.

R.I.P Dolemite

On an even more serious tip…remember to vote or you run the risk of getting taken though you still might actually get taken if you do vote but at least you can say you went down fighting. Serious.

Sneakers seem to have a way of providing the funk for guys who would otherswise be considered country. And for guys chasing that cool vibe, seemingly they deal with Nike. I admit I’m a nerd and Nike just really isn’t my thing thing when it comes to my feet. Maybe its the trauma of going to rich kid school when I was a jr and never being able to keep up with all the fat kids that sucked at dodge ball yet sported every edition of Jordans. I remember though my one and only pair of Nikes…the Air Raids my pops bought me as a payoff for going with him to see Spike Lee’s Malcom X. These shoes that day was a turning point…

until my strap broke. In all seriousness though, I don’t do Nike because I’ve probably become accustomed to not doing it but it also has to do with the rationale that Nike has fresh looks comming out like clockwork and therefore the whole process of comming out on top with a good looking shoe is too easy. Easy…maybe thats why everyone is doing Nike. I don’t know, I ‘m not being a hater as simpletons like to call people with opinions, I’m just saying that these Surface to Air hightops are pretty fucking rad.

 

made for moonwalking

made for moonwalking

So you hate them…whatevers they’re reasonably priced and can be found at…nevermind that, personally I dig them because they work with my approach of keeping the overall palette simple and then one piece that explodes. black on black then boom!

Shucks…Leah Dizon is now married

and MIA is gaining weight

Thats okay though…bless em. I’m no longer a sucker for girls with hard to swollow styles like Jeremy Scott  anyway. In fact if you are one of those girls that have converted back to the nonsensical style of your 4 year old self…may I suggest you stop off at the Cultistshop for a makeover. Yoon Yoon is probably reading this with her one gangster slash eyebrow up like, why am I telling people to go check out other stores when we’re doing the 5th and Prospect thing. Well, in my head it all played out pretty simple and went something like this…mmm-girls from the Cultistshop!

real fierce roar...

real fierce roar...

its like if carrie bradshaw and pete doherty adopted a kid...perfect.
i think she models for american apparel

i think she models for american apparel

I was going to end with some MIA but didn’t.

The other day I did some quality control on the blog to make sure I’m not wasting the time of the 11 people, including myself that take a daily look. So I sent the link over to my man who has the indifference of a heroin addict when it comes to fashion and such n such. Which is kind of the ironic thing about alot of the writers that I know…yes they dig art, design, and all that but for some reason their eye for detail, colors, and patterns doesnt seem to tranverse into their wardrobe. I mean just look at Mark Ecko . Okay fine, maybe thats a huge generalization and just another fallacy like graffiti writers all listen to hip hop when in actuality

there is a gang of writers victimizing walls while under the influence of sounds like Minor Threat, I Adapt, Necros and the likes. But thats neither here nor there…point being I tapped this dude for an opinion of the blog and he was like

 I like reading the stuff you write about, it’s entertaining but informative. All you need now is to interview artists that have cool shit to say (like me), put more pics up, of me, maybe some of my beats softly playing in the back, and it’ll be a smash. No really tho…im for realz. Ha ha, so are coming to Houston? If so, you should time it when some good shows will be here. I think New Kids on the Block is coming in a month or so….aiight I gota go microwave a cup-o-noodle, later