Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Seems that installation art is making a bit of a comeback, mainly in the guerilla type but with the can and this piece i think you will see more of it appear on your streets, just watch out for it, as it doesnt get advertised.
Monday, 29 September 2008
Runners up goto En3 and Gangstarr who both finished joint 2nd
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Stepping up this fall to provide KAWS‘ signature Darth Vader figure with some much-needed bodyguarding are the Original Faker’s new XX-eyed STORMTROOPERS, produced in limited edition by Japanese toy masters MEDICOM TOY. We don’t have to tell you how fast these mindless terror drones are going to move, and one thing’s for sure, they look even better as an army. If only they were life-sized…
Saturday, 27 September 2008
The marker above is a light blue, so its better for darker surfaces. Like the 15mm when you buy the pen there is no paint in the nib, you need to remove the lid, pump the nib until the paint start to seep through the felt, then its ready to write. The major difference between the 15mm and the 30mm is clear, the size of the nib, this means the 30mm will take a bit longer to fill the nib as it needs a bit more paint.
If you remove the top, inside you will see cotton wool, this was added to make the marker drip less. If you remove this your marker will be more drippy, if your markers too messy for your liking add more cotton wool or pump the nib less. The 30mm is a great pen that covers brilliantly. The 15mm and 30mm pens are a pair and are a great price.
thanks for reading, Calum.
Friday, 26 September 2008
The figures are made of wipe clean vinyl and so suited to children, little bit of history regarding Mr Men & Little miss charaters for you below.
As usual we deliver next day, so getting shopping
Mr Men & Little Miss are the creation of Roger Hargreaves in 1971, Mr Men came first and in 1981 Little Miss followed on. 45 books were written before his death, his son adam has continued with 10 new characters, 4 of which were inspired by work his father produced before his death.
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Till laters, ciao,
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Wedding was in Quesada (espanol) and was attended by the whole Docherty clan, below are some photos, of Siobhan (gorgeous), my daughter Lhanna and my youngest nephew Calvin, getting taught how to be superman.
So, to pay for the honeymoon, id appreciate it if you visited www.fatbuddhastore.com and spent a shit load of money, thanks in advance.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
If you've been into the shop or had a look at all the wonderful wares online you'll no-doubt have seen the vast array of urban vinyl art toys FBS stock. Well if you've checked them out and you'd like to know more about just what the hell they are and what will be getting released in the future you should check out Toy Break. Episodes are available direct from the site and on itunes so you can catch up on your commute. The hosts are the owners of October Toys and they are good people. Two of them are top notch sculptors and they may well have sculpted something in your collection.
Monday, 22 September 2008
The runner up with 4 votes was kreature with the good Doom looking charater,
The sketch battle can be entered at www.duncancumming.co.uk/forum
Saturday, 20 September 2008
The Marker above is a dark blue, When you buy it in the shop the paint is in the chamber but not yet ready to use. To start the paint flowing you have to remove the lid, turn the pen upside down and pump the nib in and out uptill the tip is flooded with paint.
Once the nib is full of paint your ready to write. The more you pump the nib the more the paint will flow so if you want a drippy tag press-down and write, but if you prefere a cleaner tag fill the nib once and write without pressing down. The nib itself is chisle shaped, this means that you lines are fat one way but thinner the other. The nib is also re-placeable if it gets damaged, but the pen should write on most surfaces.
The colour is great and covers well. The marker is smooth and easy to write with, and the paint in the marker is water-proof and fade proof.
Thanks for reading,
Friday, 19 September 2008
Skating in the last few years has seemed to me like it's changed for the worse. I find it increasingly difficult to keep up with the overexposure of every new "star" i.e. eleven year old who snapped a tre over the Carlsbad with no style and has burned out a month after his first video part came out. Events seem a lot more corporate based and coverage is definitely on the decline. Even the filming doesn't seem quite as tight, all Atiba rip offs and no individuals like the late Trevor Prescott.
Still, thought I'd put up some of my personal favourite riders-a lot are a little more offbeat.
This best of Jason Adams compilation is mostly taken from his seminal Black Label, "Label Kills" video part, with a little from "Blackout". In "Label Kills", this was the opening part in that video and hit me like a tonne of bricks-some psychobilly tearing to the sound of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." What I loved about Adams (he's weaker on Enjoi team I reckon) was that he consistently looked like he was going to fall off: he at least looked like he was surfing the terrain and rather than separate tricks, he had a desperate but very fluid style. His back boardslides still look brilliantly original to me.
Nilton Neves. This guy first impressed me in a 411 (don't recall the issue) with one of the most interesting lines I'd seen at the San Francisco pier. Very sharp and smooth style: expressive and with a good bag of tricks. Still the bar for Brazilian street skaters for me.
Who else? That I can talk about without consuming the whole page in this article? Donny Barley...you might noticed a pattern here of styles I like. Actually, it was his 411 Day in The Life that really tuned me into his stuff, when he put together runs in the drains in Honolulu I was very impressed. Keenan Milton was always a great watch. Bob Burnquist, TNT, Omar Hassan, early Trainwreck, Scotland's own John Rattray (nice guy too), Bastien Salabanzi, Marc Johnson...
To finish though, I want to remind you of two legends of style. Below, the classic Tom Penny "Wheels of Fortune" from '93, when the trousers were all MC Hammer and the wheels were no more than 49's. Still got the best 360 filp you'll ever see, hats off to Mr Penny.
And finally, Gino Iannucci. In my eyes, one of the all time greats, appearing here in Girl Skateboard's Yeah Right! for Chocolate. But please, go dig out the Mouse video and stand in awe.
Remember, for great skateboard advice and great deals on major skate brands-Fat Buddha is the place. As it is for just about everything. Till next week where I chew up more bandwidth, ciao,
Thursday, 18 September 2008
The sneakers are all 1/6 scale replicas of all your fave kicks, from Adidas, to Nike, to New Balance, all the best Nike SB's are there, from Tiffany to Stussy dunk, including the soon to be released pigeon dunk.
They deliver almost next day and carry a huge range of stock, pop by the website and try them out at www.sneakerthings.com.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Or so Electronic Arts would like you to believe but sadly the truth is getting farther and farther away from that statement in modern gaming.
I fall into the core age bracket for videogamers and I've been into gaming for a looong time. On the older consoles, PS2 and Xbox etc you'd buy your game for £25-£40 and you'd be ready to rock. If you did well in the game you'd unlock other things, characters, in-game items or modes. Nowadays you don't get that value, in fact you just might get double shafted.
Most games cost between £40 and £50 and when you get to the end of the game you can... well you can play it again or if you want some new gameplay elements you can download extra downloadable content (DLC) but most of the time that comes at a price. EA ("It's in the game" is their slogan) have been charging gamers for crazy stuff, uniforms in Madden NFL, game modes etc basically all the extra stuff that we as gamers are used to getting for free. I also read this week that when Capcom release the new version of Street Fighter on the next-gen consoles you'll be able to pay for extra DLC characters. So instead of completing the game to unlock new characters (a staple in beat 'em ups) you'll be able to pay for them. So maybe they should change the EA slogan to "It's on the disc... erm but you have to pay more cash to access it." Hmm, not quite as catchy is it? Ea have also made content available as paid for DLC that you can actually unlock in the game, the thing is they didn't actually tell anyone you could unlock these things for free. If you're wondering what it was it was extra cars in the Need for Speed game.
Some DLC is worth paying for, games like Mass Effect have extra missions that add to the story and you're actually getting a few hours of extra gameplay for your £5 or £10 or the Shivering Isles expansion for Oblivion that cost around £17 but you were actually getting a whole games worth of extra content so it was well worth the money. However DLC like that tends to be the exception to the rule, most of the bite sized "DLC", that's stuff like extra cars in games, characters and modes etc are actually already on the game disc you've bought and the DLC you're actually downloading is just an unlock code, that's right you're not actually downloading any content at all!
Some games are looking to go for the uber package when it comes to DLC. Originally the next iteration of the Gran Turismo franchise was only going to ship with one track and a few cars on the disc, if you wanted the extra tracks or more cars you'd have to buy them all from the Playstation online store. Gran Turismo has always been known for having loads of tracks and literally hundreds of cars, if they came out with a similar amount of paid for content you could be looking at paying £50 for the game then literally hundreds on cars and tracks to use in it. Games like The Godfather actually allowed you to pay real cash for in-game money.
The DLC route has really taken off in Korea but it's not so bad there because the games are free and you only pay for add on DLC if you want it, unfortunately in the west the companies are out to hit us twice. Bastards.
Now don't get me wrong if developers go to the trouble of making new DLC that actually expands the game after the games release then fair enough, charge away. If on the other hand the content was produced as a part of the games normal development and it's already on the disc there's no way they should be charging gamers for it. With so many games today coming with in-game adverts (that's why a lot of your games will auto-update when you turn them on, it's downloading the new as) it makes more sense for the developer to keep you playing to keep those advertising revenue streams open but they want gamers to pay them for the game, the advertisers to pay them for space in their game and then they want you to pay for the DLC, oh and if you want to play your video games online with your 360 you'll also have to pay for a Xbox live gold membership (plus you can pay for extra multiplayer maps). So you could be paying 3 times to get the whole experience. I don't mind advertising in games but they should be passing on the savings but instead games are getting more and more expensive.
Monday, 15 September 2008
The Glasgow Diamonds one goes back to 1986 and has become a bit of an internet hit, quite rightly so.
The sketch battle is available to enter on the Duncan Cumming Website , but be warned, last weeks sketch battle descended as usual into a useless dialogue where 13 yr old kids were getting all gangstarr on each other, read the thread here and marvel at how they managed to ruin a good threa again, this week only 5 people voted, i do hope things get back to normal again.
But just remember, this is advice ive been given, dont bad mouth folk on a forum, as you don't know when you are going to bump into them in the street.
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Birmingham is the conference capital of England, and to this fine city me and Gill my sis went, Autumn fair had got us down there. Flying down on monday morn was a relief as last time we took a 5hr car journey which was long and crap, even better since the flights only cost £85 for 2 returns.
Show was average, best thing we seen was the floodlight, a table lamp with 6 bulbs, it will be avialable in November and the best bit is it only costs £60, we have ordered 6 of them so dont take to long as i reckon they wont last long.
Also check out the gun lamp, only £25, as is the robot lamp below, all due in the same time.
Fat Buddhas other owner is the fave sis Gill below, not so silent and keeps the accounts in check, we do all the trade shows together.