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CARTEL GOODS UPDATE

CARTEL GOODS

Cartel Goods has updated with their first wave of new Fall/Winter styles from mhi by Maharishi, Staple, including the super-limited Pigeon New Era, Situation Normal, including the Rogue Status and DQM collabs, Mishka, Garbege and Spoon Fed – and – other newly added brands: Married to the Mob, Diamond Supply Co. and Twelve Bar. New styles to come in the coming weeks from heavy hitters Crooks and Castles, aNYthing, Absurd, Eriffs, Rockers NYC, The J.Money Collection, Reason, Mighty Healthy, Spoon Fed, Mishka, Skoold in Korectnuss, Diamond Supply Co.
and a range of collaboration items from the turntable technician DJ A-Trak amongst several others.

Music

Inspired while listening to: N*E*R*D – “Run To The Sun”

Inspired while listening to: N*E*R*D – “Run To The Sun”

PREPARE FOR LIFT OFF
I write this entry as I sit here at the Renoir hotel lobby in the heart of San Francisco. The day has been very interesting. Again the Riottt crew did not sleep at all so it is fitting that I show pictures from last night. Sky and I are on crack liquids 24/7. The Riottt concert tees were designed last week and we picked them up today. It’s the first in-house tangible item we made so it’s exciting for us to see how everyone will react.

We headed to the Bill Graham Civic Center in the noon. Everyone please meet Louis of Flavor Group, Louis is in charge of the environment. He is one of the best out there. Oh yes and that’s Trent, star programmer of Riottt.

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Music

Inspired while listening to: Surferosa – “German Socks”

German Socks

WHAT IS SLEEP
It is a frightening world when you realize it’s much too late to sleep, and later as the evening progresses, it’s much too early to sleep…so what does one do? One works and slaves ones body until he feels no emotion, no pain, and no need to sleep. The Riottt crew are all in zombie mode…we got some aces up our sleeves on the next facelift edition of Riottt.com, shit is gonna be nice. We put a lot of thought into the end user base, all that. Learning technical jargon and the latest technologies around 4 in the morning amidst several boardroom meetings is the absolute norm in this town.

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Music

Inspired while listening to: Stars – “Write What You Know”

BE THE RIOTTT

RIOTTT WEIRDO WARS
Pure Delirium. Those are the best words to describe what it’s been like the last few days. The entire RIOTTT crew have been busy working crazy odd hours with the BE THE RIOTTT festival preparations. Sky (Riottt/Cartel Goods/LTD) flew in from New York yesterday, and joined in the crazy foray of writing, programming, and design.

Word is spreading fast about the upcoming concert and tons of friends are flying into town to take in the concert, for those in the know I shall see you there, for those who haven’t purchased your tickets yet, I highly recommend you guys to do so, it’s going to be an insane concert!

Cop it here – http://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=989&c=19

Music

Inspired while listening to: Etta James – “Tell Mama”

Tell Mama

DINNER AT MAMA’S
It has been almost a month since I’ve been living the hotel life. It’s a rather miserable experience consisting of eating fast food, watching HBO, and washing your head with a peculiar shampoo/conditioner concoction packaged in a taped vial. Working away from home for long periods of time puts your mind state in a warped condition. Earlier in the week, Ali and Gabriella of Mama, invited for dinner and I very much looked forward to it. Before evening hit, I gave a call to Ken (Riottt) and he took me to a warehouse winery where there was a grand selection of aged wines.

Some of the prices were very expensive. I settled on a nice 1995 Pomerol from Ch?teau La Conseillante. I heard the 2003 was equally good but 1995 was a very good year for Pomerol.

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Books

TONY ARCBASCIO & ARKITIP PRESENT: NOW YOU KNOW

NOW YOU KNOW

Tony was so kind to give me heads up of his latest project with Arkitip – NOW YOU KNOW. Both Tony and Arkitip compiled three years worth of columns that Tony wrote exclusively for Arktip magazine between 2003 and 2006. The column originally started as “The Alife How To” referring to the brand ALIFE which Tony co-found in 1999. The column now goes under “Tony Talk.” I personally used to read Tony’s column every time I would receive a copy of Arkitip, it’s real talk coming from one of New York’s eclectic individuals. Read an excerpt from the book below and click on the link to get your read on!

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Excerpt from: Torch a car

Now this is the most important part and can not, I repeat ‘can not’ be fucked with. When actually going to light it on fire, you must be far enough away from it so as not to get your clothes or hair singed, or even worse, on fire. One of my other friends tried this with some matches and lost his eyebrows and part of his bangs. Anyway, the best thing (and only thing we had in the van that would work) is an old sweat sock.

Take the sock, throw a rock in it, and tie it so the rock doesn’t fall out. Dip the tail/open end of the sock in gasoline, stand about 30 feet from the car, and light it. Make sure one of the car windows is open (car windows are weird and stronger than you think, so don’t think you’re going to be able to throw it through the window), aim, and take your best shot. Now if you’ve never seen a gas soaked car go up in flames, you’re in for a treat. All the windows blow out, the tires melt,…. I won’t ruin it for you. It’s pretty fucken cool.

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Music

Inspired while listening to: Erykah Badu – “Don’t You Say No”

BE THE RIOTTT

THE DAYS ARE TICKING
One week is now left until the big day of our Official Launch Party for RIOTTT – BE THE RIOTTT. Tickets are selling fast but I’d encourage you to get them now while you got some time. We’re expecting this last week to be the most intense week. It rained yesterday which was a good thing.

I always find it easier to channel my creative energy when it pours. Oh yes, for lunch, I came across this awesome comic book store where the owner gave me a breakdown of Star Wars light sabers, I wish I took photos of them but I didn’t bring my camera. Anyhow I was able to find some old issues of the original Eastman and Laird’s Teenage

Mutant Ninja Turtles. Back in the days when I was in Jr. High, I was obsessed with TMNT but it wasn’t the Archie comic version, I really liked the original dark violent versions. I used to collect all the graphic novels until one day
my parents convinced my Bible study teacher at the time to tell me to throw them all away. I had my hands tied…what could I do?

I’m older now, so I’m resorting back to my childish delights. And look Mom, I’m a normal healthy human being…well kinda.

Culture

Inspired while listening to: Corey Hart – “Sunglasses At Night”

Halloween in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO HORROR NIGHT
I never experienced anything like what I witnessed last night. Halloween in San Francisco where the streets of Castro ran rampant of hoards of people numbering in the hundreds costumed in anything ranging from a midget Lil’ Jon to a walking drum person. It was magical, it was chaos, it was in essence…beautiful. Sometimes the most exhilarating thing in life is observing the celebration of it.