Monday, June 23, 2008

The Fly Event 2008

Last Friday, my friend Andrea celebrated her blogs' 2 year anniversary with an event at Vintage Connection, one of her favorite boutiques. She had a nice little turnout, serving goodies and welcoming everyone. I hung out with the ladies, took photos & ate and drank. Too bad they had no mens clothes, but it was a still life goldmine for my camera.


Thanks to the shop owner, Heather and their staff. The decorations were amazing. Andrea took the shop over as many of her friends and blog readers came out to support. See more photos here


Armands Records Closing

Things are rough out here man, especially for the music industry. Its been harder on these mom-pop-non-chain stores. Last month I saw that one of my favorite record stores is closing. Even seeing this sign makes me sad.


I'm sure I'm the only one who is still buying CDs and 12" white labels, especially if I find something I like. I download singles like everyone else, but I enjoy buying an album & having the artwork. I have found so many gems poking around in the crates, and I have listened to the music by the live dj I never would have given the time of day. That was the 1st time I heard an amazing single by Raphael Saddiq, 1st time I heard Mos Def and thought it was The Roots. and too many others to remember.

I'll miss you Armands...

Odunde Festival 2008

If there is one event in the summer I must not miss and look forward to the most, its Odunde. I love the Afrocentric/Caribbean vibe and it attracts the kind of creative, artistic people I don't get a chance to see or meet.

Odunde is the only time I am surrounded by locks and natural hairdos. I love it!


Despite the heat, it was a great crowd. Its a place free of the usual bullshit brought on by those who don't know how to have fun. I also run into people I never expect to see, like my friend Cece from New York. I haven't seen her in years.


She was with her man Nate ,who's a personal trainer, and Shino a designer from New York. When my leg gets better, I'm going to have to try his workout plan.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer Time!

Been a little bit since I posted. I got a little behind so lets get started

Its June. Summertime and it came in with a bang of hot weather. Now is the time I get rid of Colombia boots and get some sneakers out.

Hopefully I can cop these reissue of the 1976 Julius Erving leather Converse
Converse Pro Leather 1976

Although I normally don't like all black sneakers, these are too slick to ignore.