Friday, February 25, 2011

Fuck It Fridays: Joy Division - Shadowplay

The great Joy Division were easily one of the most influential bands of our time. What was once a post-punk outfit, then later becoming nu-wave legends New Order due to the death of former front-man Ian Curtis, they have chartered all territories and opened up new genres along the way. This particular track "Shadowplay" off their debut album 'Unknown Pleasures' has always brought a sense of security to me each time I hear it...It's hard to explain but once that deep brooding bass starts at the intro, you know everything's going to be alright, even through the darkest of days.

Ian Curtis R.I.P.

Dumped 9.0

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Archival Thursdays: Bogdan Raczynski - Samurai Math Beats (1999)

Ah yes, the great Bogdan Raczynski. Straight from the slums of Poland, this producer is just plain crazy. If you don't believe me try listening to his music. Personally, there's always a time and place for the madness that is 'Samurai Math Beats', an exquisite journey into drill n' bass and just plain electronic badassery. The opening track "Samurai masu bitsu" brings that old dirty laptop sound Bogdan is known for, while "Kimi wa tsumannai, boku o iranai" chimes in with cruchy IDM beats and choppy production making this one of his best releases of all time, not to mention it's released on the fine Rephlex label aka Aphex Twin and crew.

I was lucky enough to find this at the now defunct Osiel store in South Beach, Miami. For some reason, no offense to the artist, Bogdan's records are scarce and have always fetched high prices online. Maybe I'll sell it, NOT!

Friday, February 18, 2011


The Bicycle Film Festival makes it's way back to Miami for another year! Due to last year's lack of support (what a surprise) there was concern on weather or not Miami would host another BFF, but it's coming back in full force. From March 17-20 there will be lots of great events, films and rides and I am definitely stoked to finally get to see Crihs' film 'Empire'!

For the complete program in pdf format, click here. Visit the official BFF Miami website here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Archival Thursdays: Midnight Express - Soundtrack (1978)

Giorgio Moroder's original score for 70's cult classic film Midnight Express won him his first Academy Award for best film score and there's plenty of reason why. It was produced during a time when Giorgio was releasing his best work, dropping album's like 'E=MC²' and 'From Here To Eternity', so you know it's a fine piece of work with excellent compositions throughout. The film fits perfectly with the score, and basically made Midnight Express a timeless classic. I can't imagine this movie without Giorgio's music. "The Chase" is by far my favorite Giorgio track ever, and the dope as fuck groove that is the "(Theme from) Midnight Express", perfection!

I was lucky enough to obtain this release from my older brother's record collection, thanks broski! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Supreme Spring/Summer '11

Earlier today, Supreme released the first look into their 2011 spring/summer line on their website, once again featuring various collaborations and high quality goods which Supreme is known for. This years spring/summer line is not their greatest, but definitely holds it's weight as there is something for everyone, especially us cyclists with those legit as hell Cinelli x Supreme cycling gloves or that mini Supreme bicycle pump, even a doggie bowl for my rottie. I'm also really liking that Kaws supreme box logo hoodie, and those guayabera's they plan on releasing are great for any spring outing. As always Supreme delivers another interesting line of perfection, bear witness below.

Supreme's Spring/Summer collection will drop February 24th at NY & LA stores, February 26th for Japan stores and March 3rd at the online shop. Check out more of the preview here, view the entire lookbook here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Let's Go Buffalo!

Last night's game was a close one going into overtime and all, but it's just too bad for the Panthers. I mean seriously, when will they ever have a decent season? But in the end what really matters is that Buffalo wins 3-2. Sorry Beverly, but thanks for the tickets! :)

Career Courier

Career Courier is an upcoming documentary film on life as a bicycle messenger. It features several of America's bike couriers such as NYC's Kevin Bolger and Portland's James Adamson in action doing what they do best. Produced by Sweet Corn Studios aka Kenton Hoppas, Career Courier is a solid piece of work and sheds positive light on America's messenger scene. View the first edit below, look out for updates at the official site.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Archival Thursdays: Alphaville - Big In Japan 12" (1984)

German synthpop legends Alphaville were one of those unique 80's bands that never gained much attention in the U.S. as they did in Europe, but within time credibility set in with their smash hit "Big In Japan", plus the timeless classic that is "Forever Young" which became something of a pop standard and has been covered by numerous artists. I first heard their music at Miami's Kitchen club back when I first started going, and always wondered why their great music never really graced the radio-waves of the 80's. I tell you, unfortunately one really has to search for good music, even back then.

I found this 12" at the Blue Note Records annex in North Miami which was located a few miles north of the original store, too bad it's gone.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Cinelli Story

Remembered maybe more for his cycling career, Cino Cinelli has changed the face of cycling as we know it today. From his days of winning races like the Milan-San Remo in 1943, the Giro di Lombardia in 1938, and the Tour of the Apennines in 1937. His brilliant intuitions led him to start a company in his own name in 1948.

In 1978, Cino handed the company over to a young entrepreneur in the steel tube industry with the bicycle at heart. Antonio Colombo owner of Columbus tubing had a different interpretation, perhaps more visionary. From the beginning up to the present, competition is always in Cinelli’s DNA. Its handlebars are chosen by champions such as Lemon, Fignon, Hinault and Chiappucci, without forgetting Lance Armstorng and Mario Cipollini and also Di Luca, Freire and Simoni.

Being a Cinelli owner myself, I've realized the great attention to detail that is used when frame-building at Cinelli. The welds, geometry, durability and overall creative design are what makes this bicycle company stand out way above the rest. They are definitely the best frames I've ever ridden.

Below are some of Cinelli's best ad's throughout the years, starting with my favorite (top) photo, also known as Cinelli's most famous ad. Enjoy.