I have never been a New Balance guy. I have always been a Nike/Puma/Adidas guy when it comes to sneakers. No need to add new friends to the party right? Well I am sadly wrong as New Balance makes a damn nice shoe. Picked these up last week, love the hell out of them and expect a few more NB’s to grace my presence in the new future…
New Balance Surfer 574
New Balance Surfer 574
I like the way the colors and the texture pop off each other. The next pair might require a clown shoe mentality to squeeze in all the colors I like.
For those of you who did not have the balls to listen to Sabbath back when you were growing up and instead were drinking from the fountain of shit….aka…Led Zeppelin it looks like fortune might still shine on you.
In a moment of pure glory, Producer/God Rick Rubin has worked with Sabbath on their new album, 13 and it is due out on June 11, 2013. This track is 8:52 of fucking awesomeness and pure traditional Sabbath. Ozzy has not sounded this good since No Rest For The Wicked (my estimate) and the whole track has Tony Iommi’s gimpy fingerprints all over it and the inclusion of Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) is a clear upgrade.
Enjoy God Is Dead?…
Watches, painting and now shoes. I need new hobbies and collections like a hole in the head but shoes is the newest rabbit hole I have jumped down. This will not be long lived but I am in the mood to turn over my shoes and add 10-15 new pairs this year as my infatuation with Campers have come to a bit of an end for now.
Last month I picked up these Great Jones Saddle shoes made by Cole Hahn…
Great Jones Saddle
I thought these would be new dress shoes but I have to admit I prefer them with jeans over my suits but I think that is based more on the fact that my suits are very traditional as opposed to anything to do with the shoes. These saddle shoes wear exceptional and just have a great overall presence with the slight accent of gold/yellow to the sole and laces.
I am not a wingtip guy in general but I think my next foray into the C-H world will be with the Cooper Square Wingtip and I am leaning toward the Charcoal Grain as seen below.
Cooper Square Wingtip – Charcoal Grain
and I am still on the lookout for the Cooper Square Chukkas that are killer in this color combination…
Cooper Square Chukkas
Down the rabbit hole to find this break ass track. Crazy cross of Chevelle/Anberlin with hints of Bad Company for those of you old enough to remember them. Respect.
Devour The Day – Good Man
As part of my continued Oscar hangover I have been trying to watch all the top movies over the last few weeks and a few oddballs here and there. It also is driven by the absolute lack of anything decent out at this time.
- The Master – This is a case where the sum is less than the parts. Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix were fantastic and both Oscar worthy. The concept was excellent as well regarding damaged people and the issues around cults and cults of personality. However, the overall message did not carry through enough to make this a great movie.
- The Man With The Iron Fist – Yes I know this was not an Oscar movie in any way shape or form but I caught this on my flight out to LA this week. I assumed that it would be meh as anything with Tarantino and Roth involved normally bores the piss out of me. However, I really liked this and what RZA brought to the genre as a writer, director and actor. If you like spaghetti HK cinema then do yourself a favor and check it out. I will also highly recommend the song The Baddest Man Alive from the movie featuring The Black Keys & RZA -
- Downfall – If you have not see this movie make sure you check out. One of the finest movies ever made in any genre. Mesmerizing to say the least.
Today was one of those days that I truly live for. Wall to wall accomplishments and items checked off my ever expanding lists. I am at once pleased with myself and also discouraged by the fact that I am not able to yield these same results 7 days a week. Why is drive such a difficult thing to bottle or store for future use?
However, let me get to what I wanted to write about anyway tonight…
New For April 2013
His new book is coming out April 23 which is a scant 2 months away. If you have yet to read Mr. Sedaris I highly recommend trying to read the following -
Nothing too personal, but do not let St. Peter’s doors hit you on the way out. From April 19, 2005 until your resignation becomes final tomorrow you have served as the Holy Father for almost 8 years and have so, so very little to show for it. These 8 years could have meant so much more to the Catholic faith and the world but your decision to live in a cloud of delusion has set back the church another 25 years. Further, if one of your loyal Cardinals is elected the church will have unofficially signed it’s own death warrant to future generations.
Now is the time to modernize, reach out to the world (not via twitter you monkeys) and show how God’s Church can still be relevant in 2013 and beyond.