Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

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I love me some old boxes. This one is no exception. Mainly for the badass “super woofer” look and the “spatial” stereo feature, which gives a pretty decent surround sound feel, considering this thing was made in nineteen fuckin eighty five! I got this thing, DEAD, on e-pay for 20 dollars and brought it back to life in an afternoon out in the garage. It looks better than it sounds though, at least at high volumes, as the mid- range muddies and the bottom gets overpowered by the highs (even if you fuck with the treble knob). Still,  keep it  around 8 and it thumps.(Gangstarr’s Blowin Up The Spot slays shit on here).  So fuck so called progress, get 8 d energizers and lug this thing down to a park near you to piss of some old white folk.

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History of American Graffiti     2010
Gastman & Nelson    

I can’t even begin to explain how much I love this book. It is  basically a text book for a course smart enough to acknowledge that Graffiti is the most vibrant, urgent and important form of graphic art. Over it’s 400 pages, there are bios on important writers, chapters on tons of different cities/eras, and an encyclopedia of terms (throw-ups, Bombing, Motion Tags), history of the form (overview back to Rome/Egyptians/Caves, Then history of hobos using it on boxcars, but then more in depth starting in Philly/NYC in the 60’s). Still, the pictures are the shit here. Page after page of sick pics that almost gets you smelling the paint, piss, burning oil and rat poison that is usually the trade-off to see this art. Just check some pics from my copy:

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I got this thing on E-Pay for 12 bucks but I think it lists for like 50 or so…I still would be satisfied if I had paid that price. Out of all the books on Graffiti (and art, in general) I have picked up through the years, this is one of the best, both for the art lover, casual Beat Street fan or hard-core street art historian.

Anyone not loving this should catch the 3rd rail… Ramo-style! (check 1:22)

Maker’s Mark 46…A Treasure

Posted: January 3, 2013 in booze
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I’ve recently had the pleasure of trying Maker’s Mark 46 and I have to say, it’s soooo fucking good. It’s aged longer and with oak staves giving it a smoother flavor with a slight caramel taste in the finish. Not sweet by any means, just a hint. A bottle is only 40 $ (in Florida anyway) and I have to say it compare to bourbons costing twice that much. It is a hell of a complement to nice, warm sounding vinyl playing late night. In fact, that team is perfection. Who’s thirsty?