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Sunday, December 26, 2004
SUNDAY DECEMBER 26 @ MODERN
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SPECIAL GIVEAWAYS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
I don't know how many of you have been looking around for gift ideas on the internet, but if you have, you've probably noticed how completely generic and crappy almost all these lists are (with the exception of the turntable lab gift guide, which is incredible). So in the event you haven't completely finished buying gifts for everyone, here's some good ish for you and yours.
Who Gwon 'Test?
If someone you know happens to be contemplating throwing a cup at Ron Artest, issue this warning to them. In doing so, they will most likely get beat the **** up, even if it costs Ronnie another $5 million bucks. It don't matter if the cup is filled to the brim with Jesus' semen, it will still go down. Let the official Queensbridge murderer know you support him by getting this shirt ($15) from Turntable Lab -- the money will be better spent than by picking up that new Allure CD he's been pushing, and since real recognizes real, people will be scared to step to you simply by association.
Rollin Wit The Flava
Yeah, GTA: San Andreas and Halo 2 are cool, but Katamari Damacy ($19.99 -- roughly translated: Ball of Stuff) happens to be one of the best Playstation 2 games I've played in a while. Hell, I'd buy it just to see the intro, which has a bunch of pandas dancing, flying rainbows, and some ducks singing. So yeah, it might make your penis shrink two inches from just one viewing, but if you're anything like me, you have a few to spare.
Why I'm Not Answering Your Calls
Sega's ESPN 2K5 ($19.99) is the penultimate bball video game, and also the number-one cause of anti-social behavior amongst people living in my apartment. This is one of those games where you play it and you're all like "Yo, I can do this ish easy, Imma go play basketball right now," and then you go outside and shoot like ten consecutive airballs and little kids are standing there laughing at you. Just stay inside and play this instead. It even has an autograph of a real NBA player pre-printed on the cover! Yeah!
Fast Food Nation
I've never tried watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force ($61.99, seasons 1-3) while high or intoxicated, but if I did, there is a very good chance that I would laugh so hard I would literally defecate in my pants (We are operating under the shared assumption that my brain would be able to decipher the moving images and sounds during said intoxication). And I usually don't laugh that much when I drink, either. I just kinda sit there. Damn I'm boring.
The Foreign Exchange's "Connected" (BBE, $13.99) is my pick for hip-hop album of the year. Not because it pushes the envelope in any specific direction, not because it smashes a bunch of disparate elements together and makes them work, but just because it's a simple, soul-warming volume of sounds that reminds you how wonderful good, honest music can make you feel.
Yeah, this is on some sissy ish, but I truly believe the Kings of Convenience's "Riot on an Empty Street" (Astralwerks, $13.99) is one of those albums that I will be listening to for years to come. If you're depressed, pop this sucker in and and you'll cry until you pass out from dehydration. Even the happy songs will make you want to throw yourself out of a window, except that would make too much noise -- this is a quiet-time album, so you should probably think of a less noise-intensive way to commit suicide. I anticipate hours upon hours of feeling sorry for myself to this LP in my future, and I can't wait.
Off the Wall
This guy is the coolest motherf***r ever, hands-down. Toast ($30) is the heel of a loaf of bread no one wanted, so he was tossed in a dumpster, where he met Donut Boy. Now the two run a Hamburger stand in Donutville. Duh. Go to the SuperFunFun site for more info.
Can I talk to You, I Really Wanna Meet You
You might think that $25 is waaaay too much money to drop on a messaging client (given that most of them are free), but if you spend a considerable amount of time online then Trillian Pro 3.0 is truly worth it. I haven't even had a chance to get into all of the features stuffed into the program, but just about every aspect is customizable -- from the skin to the names on your buddy list (you can actually input your friend's real names instead of relying on cryptic screen names). Of course, the main draw of Trillian is the ability to connect to multiple screen names across multiple clients. The software simultaneously works with ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, and of course, AIM, and can be sent as a gift via the Trillian site. You can also download the free basic version, but it can't hold a candle to pro.
Thursday, December 16, 2004
First off, Merry X-Mas and Happy New Year to all of the loyal FIXINS.com and Hawaiian Island Creations followers and supporters. You know him as the master creator of the goods and art work which power the creations from the islands. But here is the other side of the man we call Braddah B...the athlete side. Not only does this artistic mastermind surf and compete in tri-athalons..but he runs marathons as well. Here is da' man running and FINISHING the Honolulu marathon along with Hawaiian tri-athlete superstar Lokelani McMichael. CONGRATS B!!!! WAY TO GO BOO!!!
mahalo to "b" for the images:
run "b" run...
...use that sponge...
...ahhh, beauty in motion...
...victory is hawaiian sweet!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Kidrobot LA will host a Grand Opening Extavaganza this Wednesday, Dec 15, which will feature toy signings, original artwork, and last but not least, free drinks . When was the last time you knocked back a couple at a toy store??
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Rockstar Games blockbuster video game series Grand Theft Auto was apparently responsible for warding off a group of Houston burglars last march. The four culprits, three of whom have been tried and convicted, fled from the scene after hearing police in the game announce their presence.
In the Dope Spot, Playin John Madden
If you're a football fan and you like playing video games, you better enjoy EA's Madden NFL series -- because it's the only game which will have access to any sort of NFL liscensing for at least the next five years. That means ONLY Madden games will feature authentic NFL stadiums, teams, jerseys, and even players. Somehow that just don't sound right to me.
Monday, December 13, 2004
On Sat, Dec 11 Adidas and XLR8R magazine dropped "Bedroom Rockers," a new book and CD which steps inside the labs of DJs from cities all across the country, including Miami, Portland, Boston, New York and Washington D.C. To celebrate the release, Adidas Originals stores in all five featured cities simultaneously brought out some of profiled "rockers" and had them demonstate what they've spent all those hours hunched over the tables perfecting...
DJ Stylus of The Soul Controllers mans the decks in the Washington D.C. Adidas Originals store.
Adidas Originals staff holding copies of "Bedroom Rockers."
"Bedroom Rockers" and XLR8R editor Vivian in the Missy Elliott & Adidas "Respect ME" collection track jacket.
"Bedroom Rockers" is available free with purchase at all Adidas Originals stores.
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Yo..I just finished watching the new Dj Shadow DVD "In Tune and on Time", and I must say that it had definitely made it to my "top 10 dvds ever" list. This dvd gives you a first hand experience of his live show in London. The camera angles are insane, the quality gives you a front row experience, and the music is on point. What more can you ask for in a DVD? If you are a fan of music and Shadow, then this is the best stocking stuffer you can ever give. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED - 2 turntables, 2 cdjs, 1 mpc, and 2 thumbs WAY UP!!!
Thursday, December 02, 2004
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FIXINS.COM readers and followers. Peep this out... For your winter pleasure, Hawaiian Island Creations brings you new designs especially for your head. Check out the latest head gear from the kanes and whaines of H.I.C. These hats and beanies will no doubt keep you warm on those early dawn patrols, on the mountain, or just crusing around this Holiday season. They're even fly enough to rock at your companies X-Mas party. I know you want to rock the suit, or the "lil' black dress" with the Sherlock Plaid hat or the Radar Beanie and some kicks. Happy Holidays my Sneaker and H.I.C. heads!
mahalo to da' braddah b @HIC for the images! Go get em' "b"at the Honolulu Marathon!
sherlock plaid hat:
patton camo hat:
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