Saturday, 31 January 2009
Friday, 30 January 2009
This isn't a flattering picture of my main man, but it reminds me of Pedro from napoleon dynamite so its going up for a laugh. Below is Pedro.
Halo 3, the greatest game ever! Below is a montage made by a guy called Blunts, it shows a kill called a stick, this is when you throw a sticky grenade, and its sticks to your opponent, simple to understand but tricky to master. If anybody out there has an Xbox 360, Halo 3, and thinks they can give me a run for my money, leave a comment and ill give you my gamer tag.
Thanks for reading, Calum.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
My point is that there are rules for normal players in these massive sports leagues (Champions League, NBA, NFL etc) then there's rules for the stars-the Ronaldos, LeBrons and Mannings of this world. Heck, even Jordan occasionally got away with three steps.
This is a pretty well known fact, but is it right to put stars above the game itself?
Singer-songwriter John Martyn has died at the age of 60.
The folk, blues and funk artist was widely regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters of his generation.
He was born in Surrey but grew up in Glasgow. He was appointed an OBE in the New Year Honours.
A statement on his website on Thursday said: "With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning."
The musican, who passed away in hospital in Ireland, has been cited as an influence by artists as varied as U2, Portishead and Eric Clapton.
He was regarded as a maverick within the music industry and battled with drugs and alcohol throughout his life.
Totally gutted. One World and Solid Air are getting heavy rotation for me tonight,
I can't help but like Rex the Dog for taking all the best bits of the 80s and regurgitating them into a giant ball of awesome. His new single, Bubblicious, is definitely a winner and the video is undoubtedly a peach.
It almost makes you want to forgive him for his atrocities committed in the 90s under the JX moniker: catchy numbers like 'Son of a Gun', and 'There's Nothing I Wont Do' . Hard to believe its the same guy, but thankfully he's been able to go back in time and take the good bits from the 80s to undo some of the damage he did in the 90s.
If you like Bubblicious, definitely check out the new(ish) album 'The Rex the Dog Show', or if that sounds like too much of a commitment, download the 5 minute minimix recorded last year on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show.
Check the nice new Klondike Pant, £85 makes it the most expensive jean in the Carhartt range but the cut is amazing and the selvedge denim gives it that sleek look. Again, the quality is the hardwearing type you get with Carhartt, metal rivets at every stress point give it a classic streetwear look and keep them together for longer.
The Organic Jeans are a new touch too. 100% organic denim, so nice and eco-friendly, while being a tough wearing, fashionable jean. Check the site, nice price too!
Now, ranting service resumes.
Obama. I am utterly disgusted with him.
Obama, he was elected months ago. He sat around on his hands doing nothing. So I thought, "Give him the benefit of the doubt, he needs time, even Jesus kicked it for thirty years before busting out."
Now? He was inaugurated on the 20th of January. What has he achieved since then?
Nothing. Nothing, I say it again, nothing.
He's been in almost 10 days and I'm still waiting.
Let me analyse this further. First up, there was the inauguration itself. There was no celestial beings descending him on a cloud woven from pure silk as promised, nor was there a talking burning Bush in sight, nor was there any confirmation he was found among the reeds on the banks of the Chicago River as a child. There was not even a lousy parting of the crowd at Mall of America for a finale.
If this man had any decency, he would have at least walked through the 2 million strong crowd so that a chosen few could touch his technicolour dreamcoat and anoint his hallowed head.
So here we are, ten days in and...what? Day one, the minimum he could have done is cured AIDS. Maybe he could have ended all war, but I was willing to wait for that-it's a new job after all.
What has he done? Closed Guantanamo Bay? Ended CIA secret prisons? Unveiled a stimulus plan of $800billion plus? Pathetic.
A metaphor involving bread, wine or fish would be passable at this point. He couldn't even be bother overturning the table in Congress and declaring how it was the house of his father. Didn't even walk on the Michigan Lake.
Honestly, you ask for a passable saviour and what do you get? Pull the finger out Obama-it'd better be one that raises the dead and cures leprosy at twenty paces.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Heres a sneeky lil preview from 'Bread & Butter 09' of the bags that the label will be releasing later this year. Similar to the Pendleton fabrics, Penfield went out and dug deep to create their own fabric and pattern. The outcome is an authentic range of messenger bags and backpacks, featuring the new fabric.
They have a nice native american classic feel to them.
Monday, 26 January 2009
February 16th new studio album "Years of Refusal" by Morrissey is out.
"Years of Refusal" will be Morrissey's first studio album since 2006's UK #1 "Ringleader of the Tormentors".
Stirling, Albert Hall - May 4th
Dundee, Caird Hall - May 5th
Glasgow, Barrowland - May 7th
Glasgow, Barrowland - May 8th
Liverpool, Empire - May 10th
Birmingham, Symphony Hall - May 13th
Great Yarmouth, Britannia Pier - May 15th
Cambridge, Corn Exchange - May 16th
Hull Arena, - May 19th
Hartlepool, Borough Hall - May 20th
Salisbury, City Hall - May 25th
London, Mile End Troxy Ballroom - May 26th
London, Brixton 02 Academy - May 28th
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Got the store a lil piece of Art, was surfing online and noticed that Andy @ under the kitchen sink had finished a new piece, this one is the chewbacca one, the original is now hanging instore and the block mounted version will be avialable for sale ASAP.
Next time you are in store, have a look and let me know what you think.
So Kanye West fancies himself as a designer? Well here's his first bash at it with with a pretty solid low-top one-toned 'Dune' inspired shoe. Apparently the man himself says they will be reasonably priced and you'll get your moneys worth, but having window shopped at the flagship LV stores in Edinburgh and Manchester and the concession in Selfridges in London, I won't hold my breath for their price tag!
Still pretty fly but, and there's atleast 5 colourways to pick from aswell.
This is maisie breaking into the last photoshoot for som attention, she got bored and wanted clapped, taken for a pee and her dinner.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Thanks for reading, calum.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Price is only £45, as usual, we are there with out pricing, cheapest in the city, but a great shoe and 3 great colours
Thursday, 22 January 2009
In nearly 15 years of Subculture, Glasgow's legendary techno duo Slam have never played at Sub Club's flagship Saturday Night.The most memorable set I ever heard Slam play was when they played a house set at the top of the stairs in the Arches Bar at Pressure a few years ago. I haven't heard them play this kind of gig since, and with Harri on the decks as well sparks are sure to fly this Saturday!
On Saturday 24th January however, Slam for a special one off will be treating us to
their take on house music going up against Subculture's own Harri.
- Where: The Sub Club, Jamaica Street, Glasgow
- When: Saturday 24th January 2009, 10pm to 3am.
- How Much: £5 b4 12, £10 after.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
On Friday, we will take delivery of our new Hello My name is stickers, 60 x 80mm so bigger than the current ones.
We have 5 varieties, Japanese, Spanish, French, German & Plain Old English, from Friday you can get them here.
Nike Snowboarding and Arbito have joined up to create these colorful new snowboarding boots. The boots feature Arbito’s colorful graphics. The medium on which the colorful graphics are applied are on the Danny Kass Pro Model boot. Very awesome!
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Hi guys, This week is about stencils. Above is a Bush stencils, and the different layers. This is an excellent example of the process to making you own stencil. I found this on a website, it's not my own work but it's awesome. Fat Buddha will be Doing stencil gear soon so check the website or come in store.
Thanks for reading, Calum.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
And then getting bammed up something awful:
It seems the government is thinking 'what better way to start the New Year, than to take another God given right away from everyone!’If you like live music, and want to make a stand, then please sign up!!!
Yes that’s right the Government are trying to pass legislation to force all entertainment venues to have noise control limiters fitted. This means the end of live music, nightclubs etc as we know it! No more oversized collection of speakers, no more massive F1 and Turbo stacks, no more throwing club nights the way we want! I'm sure I'm not speaking for myself when I say that when I go to a club, the last thing on my mind is being able to stand in front of the stack with a cup of tea, chatting about Antiques Roadshow - I wanna actually hear and feel the music the way it should be heard!
Please, please, please, take a minute to sign this petition. This is just one more thing to add to the list that the Government feels that they should be in control of. It won't take long to sign up, and please hurry as the cut off date is 23rd January! STAND UP, AND BE HEARD!
Once again: CUT OFF DATE: JANUARY 23rd 2009!!!
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
HMV has snapped up 14 of them and also some music venues like the Hammersmith Apollo, well woop be doop for HMV.
I never realised that when Richard Branson sold Virgin to the management buyout it had just made a £48 million pound loss, the use of the word sold implies that they gave him money to buy Virgin, but i've looked really really hard and can find no mention of the figure.
This leads me to believe it wasn't really sold but more like given away, with Richard Branson agreeing to underwrite a certain element of future debt.
To be fair none of the past 9 months could have been anticipated but the wounded animal has limped as far as it can go, and now it dies, boo hoo.
September last year, the board announced that they had managed to stem losses by £10 million and where making good progress, i'm not a mathematician by any stretch of the imagination but that means you made a loss of £38 million, down from £48, bugger, yes £38 million.
That should have been a big warning to everyone that things were not rosy.
BUT, Richard Branson can still use the line that no Virgin business has ever failed, i still don't know how he managed to get NTL to buy Virgin and re-brand all to Virgin.
Shrewd guy, read his book and hes good, quite admire him, starting an airline and knocking lumps out of BA, high 5 for that.
He wrote a great letter to all his cabin crew that were considering striking for more pay, the letter was great, will find it and post it tomorrow, but he managed to get the cabin crew to agree to shut the F**k up and get back to work.
Feckin unions, i hate them.
It has been the longest standing part of Fat Buddha, but after selling hundreds of them, we have decided to let Rogue Status pass gracefully to a better place.
Great li'l brand and one that has done a great job for us, but with our policy of letting some brands go this year, Rogue Status is one of them, sorry to see it go
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Monday, 12 January 2009
Primark must know about it and only every take action when its on the front page of a sunday paper. People must realise every time they shop in primark, they support them, do yourself a favour and shop elsewhere.
Primark is conducting an investigation into one of its key suppliers after an undercover probe found illegal immigrants were being employed at just over half the minimum wage.
The value fashion chain said it would investigate Manchester-based supplier TNS Knitwear after The Observer and the BBC conducted an undercover investigation into practices at the garment firm.
TNS Knitwear supplies 20,000 garments a week to Primark and workers were caught on camera admitting that they were working there illegally. Some were allegedly being paid as little as £3 an hour.
Another supplier to Primark, Fashion Waves, was investigated and found also to have illegal workers employed.
Work conditions in both factories are claimed to be poor and in breach of health and safety regulations.
A spokesman for Primark said: "Primark was informed this week that one of the UK factories from which it buys some knitwear has allegedly broken a number of UK employment, tax and immigration laws.
"Primark is conducting its own investigation. Once that investigation is completed, it will decide how to proceed. Meanwhile, Primark has handed all relevant information passed to the company over to the relevant enforcement agencies so they may take action."
He added: "We are extremely concerned about the very serious allegations made against our supplier TNS Knitwear and against TNS's unauthorised subcontractor, Fashion Waves."
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Above is my usual, NON2. It's coloured pencils, fades from yellow to blue.
Above is EAC, strange one again but i like the fill, which was a green felt tip and a yellow highlighter.
Above is CEAL, a Snake, and the face of a monkey. all done in pencil.
Above is 271, it was done in pen, 3d with a cool effect, strange angle as it was a scrap piece of paper on the train.
These aren't my best work but its what I've done this week, and i hope you like them. I want to finish this post with a big thanks to the person that left a comment on my last post. Great advice and I'll keep it in mind for my next painting session.
Thanks for reading, Calum.