Thursday, 31 December 2009

End of the Road.

I had in mind a summary blog of they year and to be honest there just isn't enough time to try and recount all the ups and downs of 2009. I think i'd be lying if i said it was a great year, but then again I think it would be also untrue to say it was a bad year. Somehow it was in fact both. 2009 has been easily my most vivd in terms of experiences and the types of people i've been exposed to and met. I don't think it's appropriate to divulge any of my particular highlights or low-lights so i'll leave with a photo from my favourite scene from the New Years episode of "The O.C":

(photo courtesy of The Lost Soul blog)

In the words of Vinnie Jones:

"It's been emotional"


Ten for 09.

These are the Top 10 albums of 2009 that I have felt shaped my year for better or worse. Each one individually means something to me and/or reminds me of times, places and people.

Remember in no order:

* Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
* Morrissey - Years of Refusal
* AFI - Crash Love
* Tegan and Sara - Sainthood
* Paramore - Brand New Eyes
* La Roux - La Roux
* Weezer - Radittude
* Coldplay - LeftRightLeftRightLeft
* The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant
* Wolf Am I - Lead The Way

Honourable mentions:

* A Loss For Words - The Kids Can't Lose
* Copeland - The Grey Man EP
* Taking Back Sunday - New Again
* Twin Atlantic - Vivarium
* New Found Glory - Not Without A Fight

I could go into various reasons as to why each release made the list and which ones had the most impact on me musically and emotionally, cover art etc. But I feel a simple list will help to make its own derivatives.

I look forward to more good music in 2010.

Fraser x

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The years gone by.

The Hundreds forever.

Fraser x

400% Bearbrick - Matt Black

Here we have the Matt Black 400% Bearbrick by the guys at Medicom Japan, this toy is strictly limited to only 500 pieces and we have the only 12 in the UK, yours for only £80 and available from our site here.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Kikstyo Xmas Card

Another Xmas message, this time from the guys at Kikstyo, eat drink and be merry, if all else fails buy a Kikstyo t/shirt here.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Jellyface Xmas Card

Bit of festive spirit landed here when the Jellyface crew dropped this into us, Ho Ho Ho and all that malarkey.
If you like the Jellyface card, catch them here.

SUCK UK Salt & Pepa Bots

Well, here we go with another lil gadget from the guys at Suck UK, these wind-up blighters can zoomaround the table and whats more, you can pop Salt & Pepper from their nappers, who'd have thought it possible.

Only £20 and available from us here.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Carhartt X Vestax : Handy Trax

Carhartt X Vestax: Handy Trax

Some say that buying vinyl discs these days makes you a romantic. Others claim that music pressed on vinyl is a cultural asset worth preserving. Carhartt says: vinyl just sounds better.

This is a beast, only £150, and you can buy it here.

For the Fall/Winter Collection 2009 Carhartt is cooperating exclusively with Japanese company Vestax to bring a limited edition of the Handy Trax USB turntable into the shops – a portable record player for all-round use.

This vinyl player is the perfect pulse generator for picnics that turn into cosy open-air parties. It is also the perfect listening device for every dyed-in-the-wool vinyl enthusiast during extensive excavation trips at fl ea markets and record shops.

A tough plastic casing and the capability to operate at angles of up to 90 degrees make the Handy Trax player fit for universal use. On top of this, a stereo line-out makes hooking it up to your hi-fi system at home easy and a mini line-in jack also allows you to connect external devices such as MP3 players.

If you prefer to listen to your music digitally but own a large analogue collection, you can easily transform your vinyl into binary code via the newly integrated USB port. A transformation that results in loss of sound quality, of course…
That’s why Carhartt recommends using your Vestax Handy Trax USB turntable for nothing else but vinyl.

Vestax Turntable Handy Trax USB Features:
• USB port• Recording software “Audacity” included (for Mac and PC)
• Belt drive
• Battery operation (6 x AC12V) or mains operation (external power adaptor included).• Inbuilt speaker (mono)
• Stereo line-out (mini jack) for connection to hi-fi systems (Aux in), DJ mixers, etc.
• Line-in (mini jack) for connection of external devices like MP3 or CD players• Headphone line-out
• Three speed setting 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
• Pitch control and tone control dials
• Master level fader• Works at angles of up to almost 90 degrees!
• Tough plastic casing with detachable cover
• Sound pick-up system included

Generl Zoo Toy

Got sent an email from the guys at with images of their latest toy, held together by magnets its a pretty detailed piece of stuff, coming to you at only $180 well worth looking at and there are only 100 pieces made.

We wont be stocking it but if i had the cash, id grab myself one.

Chek out their blog

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

DJ Jazzy Jeff in Da House

Today, we had the legend that is DJ Jazzy Jeff pop into the Fat Buddha Store for a bit of shopping, courtesy of Tony @ Karbon

He is one well groomed, well mannered guy, he dropped off a lil CD for us, which we are blasting out from now on.

If you get a chance to catch his DJ set anywhere in the UK, then you need to, its life changing.

Breo Watches baack in stock

After a bit of a hiatus, we have all colours of the BREO watches back i stock from tomorrow, priced at only £10, these lil blighters are sure to please, find them here.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Paramore Instore

We had Paramor instore yesterday, out shopping before they played the gig in Glasgow, luckily they thought the store was 'AWESOME', they bought their stuff, Carhartt Skatedeck & a Graphic Design book and went on their merry way.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

23rd is the last Web Ordering Time

HO HO HO, luckily for you we have a good courier that means aslong as you order by 3.30pm on the 23rd you will get your delivery on the 24th, just in time for Xmas.

The key here is select COURIER option, dont be a cheapskate and think royal mail will deliver on time, take no chances.

XMAS Opening Hours

Right, for Xmas we are extending the opening hours of the store, all to allow you to shop at a time that suits you,

10-6 Friday 11th

09-6 Saturday 12th
10-6 Sunday 13th
09-7 Monday 14th
09-7 Tuesday 15th
09-7 Wednesday 16th
09-8 Thursday 17th
09-8 Friday 18th
09-7 Saturday 19th
10-6 Sunday 20th
09-7 Monday 21st
09-7 Tuesday 22nd
09-7 Wednesday 23rd
09-8 Thursday 24th
XXX Friday 25th
10-6 Saturday 26th
10-6 Sunday 27th
09-6 Monday 28th
09-6 Tuesday 29th
09-6 Wednesday 30th
09-7 Thursday 31st
XXX Friday 1st
10-6 Saturday 2nd
11-6 Sunday 3rd
10-6 Monday 4th

Rubiks Razzle Dazzle.


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tara Mcpherson Cup Set

Everyone loves Tara Mcpherson, and if sales of her cushions are anything to go by, then this cup set should be a hit.

Not only do you get a lmited edition cup and saucer, you get a great deco box and the best, a signed Tara print, limited to only 250 pieces, will be instore later on this week.