Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger is one of the most imitated deeejays of all time bar none. His style may as well be a "how to" for any Jamaican youth wanting to chat 'pon the mic.

"M16" finds Mr. Ranger at his best with backing by Sly and Robbie, Dean Frazier, Ansel Collins, and Scientist who handles the boards.

The sleeve art looks like something you'd see painted on a kick ass van in Santee.

I can't really say much more about this album except that it's a staple for any one serious about good reggae.



1. Natty Burial
2. M16
3. Up Town Style
4. Sky Juice
5. Skank Steady
6. Rise & Meet Jah
7. Fist To Fist
8. Wicked A Go Run
9. Sat Upon The Rock

Lone Ranger "M-16" Full Album

For more on Lone Ranger check out:

Seattle Only

I have free tickets for the Sonics game for Monday night @ 7:00 p.m

Sonics versus the 76ers which means there is a good chance the Sonics could win.

Hit me on the hip if you want to go.

Diggin In The Links

Been slacking on posts.

Bump it.

Augor (CBS) x Revok (7th Letter) x Murakami
Ed* My vote for coolest grafiti based project of 2007

Versus new Winter tees
Ed* My good friends at Versus dropped their new line of tees last week

Saber, Retna, Revok flicks

Kacao sketch for Persue
Ed* Good luck with that one Dave

Dillinger "Cocaine In My Brain" video
Ed* I would have never believed this existed

Chuck D and Def Jam

Chuck D wants to run Def Jam
Ed* How does one fight the man if he is the "man"? Get that paper Chuck.


Persepolis is a new animated film based on a graphic novel of the same title.

Persepolis: Trailer

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Rob and Big Season 3

Hate Hate Hate

The caption reads "Ironically he looks cold." Genius!

Ed* I have been practicing to be more tolerant this year. I think of it as my path to true enlightenment. The idea was taught to me by someone very influential in my industry and is essentially a life long ethos seeing as one needs to implement the principle every single day until death.

Nowadays, I hold my tongue instead of offering my opinions on brands, design, art, hip hop, music in general, movies, people, places, etc. This is been extremely hard for me seeing as opinions are not inherently wrong and I feel quite capable of making some pretty decent cases for my thoughts. So if someone isn't offering to hear the truth as I see it then I simply pass on the subject and let it go.

Now when it comes to directing readers to someone else's opinion then perhaps this concept just might be the way to make it through 2008 without actually having to write diatribes on the death of hip-hop, the lameness of unimaginative design, the plague and abundance of bad ideas, and just all out ignorance in the popular world.

So click on the link and read one of the funniest and smartest rips on hip-hop of the year.


MIMS getting owned by the Village Voice

Bombing NYC

Another chapter in the endless not to mention pointless war between NYC and graffiti.

Click below and read the article about a newly formed "Eagle Squad" that was created 3 months ago to curb or prevent subway graffiti in the city specifically on clean trains and subway tunnels.

What amazes me is that since the inception of the "Eagle Squad" they have caught ZERO graffiti artists in the act of painting trains or subway tunnels. Now without going into a full blown essay on my opinions of graffiti I think it is mind boggling how a city would fund a separate task force to curb this small fraction of the city's graffiti problem and come up with ZERO arrests and still see this as a problem that needs addressing.

It's like having a security guard in front of a store with nothing in it. There has not been one proven deterrent to graffiti in the last 25 years since the introduction of the "white elephants" and subsequent fencing off and removal of all painted cars in NYC. Even then people still have painted clean trains from time to time.

Perhaps it is the lack of understanding on the law's part. Not once have they ever asked why kids and adults risk their safety and well being to paint their name's on a wall, train, billboard, building, or sign?

With America's youth inundated from birth with advertisements and never ending consumerism it's amazing that more people don't seek self and social identity through the medium of writing on walls.

The Vicious Cycle indeed.

Article on new NY Graffiti Squad

1st Year in Seattle

Today marks the first year anniversary of my move to Seattle. Now I have no real way to tell if I could be considered a local seeing as I have only lived here for 12 months, but I have done some things that make me some what of a Washingtonian.

Since moving here I have:

- Worked at Pike Place Market for 3 months (sh*tty job)
- Been to more Sonics' games then anyone I know here save for Jason
- Beat up a bouncer at the Cha Cha(come see me for the re-match)
- Lurked at Goods and Winner's Circle for numerous hours
- Attended a Seahawks game
- Eaten tons of Seattle style hot dogs (hot dogs with cream cheese) love em
- Drank a couple gallons of coffee
- Received numerous hang overs from The War Room
- Appeared on Publik Hair and Winner's Circle Blogs
- Deemed worthy of guest list honors (much to Pheed's chagrin)
- Competed and lost in Rords of The Floor (robbed by Jason and Alex)
- Able to go outside with just a hoodie (no gloves, no scarf, no beenie)
- Delivered pizza (subsequently fired the same day)
- Out ran a cop on foot in front of the War Room
- Went to the top of that Space Needle thing
- Went to Vashon Island
- And that's about it to date

So thanks to Seattle for the good first year. I still will claim SD and solely support the Chargers in terms of football and Mexican culinary supremacy in terms of food, but this the best home away from home I could think of.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tiger Style

Tiger kills one person and seriously injures 2 others after escaping SF Zoo
Ed* Easily the worst way to go on Christmas

P.S How did he die? Oh he was mauled by an escaped tiger on Christmas in San Franciso.


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Group Home

Ed* "Moms kick me out the house when I was flipping I was the man..."

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ba h Humbug (D.I.T.L)

The holidays are nigh once more. Oh joy!

Here's some links to get you through the day and hopefully through the always intolerable "office" party.

TIME Magazine has fifty Top 10 Lists for 2007
Ed* The viral video, magazine cover, design lists are all pretty good

People are spending for Jesus
Ed* Or retail isn't taking the big hit the news has been telling us

Best Rap of 2007 By Cocaine Blunts
Ed* If you like rap and don't read CB you're sleeping

Book Of Black Earth Tour
Ed* I see a San Diego stop on Jan 19th. Gyeah!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Diggin In The Links

Ed* Above is Munga getting into fisticuffs with some dude named Deva Brat. Never heard of Deva before, but this sh*t always happens at dancehall shows for whatever reason.

Diggin In The Links:

Don't get raped in Saudi Arabia
Ed* So if you're a woman and are hanging with a guy by yourself and you both get raped by 7 dudes, be prepared to go to jail. It ends nicely though she got "pardoned".

Iraq is SO yesterday's news
Ed* Tell me about it.

Vice Don't
Ed* There's always one that's good.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Vybz Kartel "J.M.T"

Vybz Kartel released J.M.T (Jamaican Mean Time) in 2006.

This one is easily my favorite album from that year. Lots of big tunes and tons of riddims.

Track List:

1.) U Nuh Have A Phone
2.) Tight Pussy Gal Dem
3.) Guns Like These
4.) So Me A Say
5.) Bad Man Party 2
6.) Vybsy Versa Love
7.) Car Man
8.) Go Fi Dem
9.) Late Night
10.) Smuggler
11.) Gun Session
12.) Higher Altitude
13.) Dutty Landlord
14.) Realest Thing
15.) I Neva
16.) Little Miss
17.) Emergency
18.) Need You Girl
19.) Say Hello
20.) Rough Sex

Vybz Kartel "J.M.T" Full Album

Run it!!!!

Fashion Hustler

Ed* I'm surprised he didn't call it "Streetwear For Dummies"

Public Witness Program

Read up on a good new blog by my good friend Mel.

Public Witness Program

Mel has more stamps in her passport then a post office. She's tri-lingual, has better taste in music and film then you, has met Lord Finesse, buys vinyl, and is an all round style master general.

If you like French rap, gully graff flicks, international cinema, and all things NYC, then bookmark her blog.


I am sitting in the freezer a.k.a the warehouse thinking about my upcoming trip to SD. Seattle has turned into the frigid ice queen once more so going to SD is looking pretty nice right about now. Anything above 60 degrees is going to feel warm at this point.

Here's some good links from the information super highway to kill time.

One hundid.

Digging In The Links:

In depth piece on torture techniques
Ed* Another feather on Bush's cap!

Lego Train Bombing
Ed* Extremely creative idea

My pick for best book I've read this year
Ed* Do it, no no do it

Internet Juke Box
Ed* If you work for the man and have access to the internerd then you can thank me later

Monday, December 10, 2007


Wikipedia describes dubstep as:

Dubstep's early roots are in the more experimental releases of UK garage producers, seeking to incorporate elements of dub reggae into the South London-based 2-step subgenre. These experiments often ended up on the B-side of a white label or commercial garage release. Like another, more vocal garage hybrid, grime, the genre's feel is often dark; tracks frequently use a minor key and often feature dissonant harmonies such as the diminished chord. Other distinguishing features often found are the use of samples, the fact it is a largely instrumental genre, a propulsive, sparse rhythm, and an almost omnipresent subbass. Some dubstep artists have also incorporated a variety of outside influences, from Basic Channel to classical music to heavy metal.

Ed* I have only been listening to grime and dubstep for a few years but I find the genre to be a lot more creative then hip hop at the moment. This comp is a good primer for someone who's never listened to it before.

Click here for the tracklist

Download the full mix:
Science Faction: Dubstep

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Shortkut "Inna Dancehall Stylee"

So I finally learned how to post whole albums and mixes on the information super highway.

I've been wanting to post up albums for some time now and I've saved some good stuff just for the occasion.

The first mix is by the legendary Beat Junkie disc jockey Shortkut.

I came across this mix way back when and have never met anyone else that has it. Not to say it's super limited or anything, but it is probably the best dancehall primer ever crafted. Just in terms of simple riddim progression and a good blend of new riddims of the day and classic tunes.

Shorkut hits all the bases with riddims at the time including Capleton's "Who Dem" which was on (Bellyas) riddim and Sean Paul's "Deport Them" (Book Shelf) riddim which got some shine at the time when Belly dropped and even had a cameo by young goggle sporting Sean Paul and Vegas I believe.

The mix is really solid and has staple tunes like Shabba Ranks "Ting A Ling", Cutty Ranks "Limb by Limb", Sister Nancy, Super Cat, Ninja Man. Tenor Saw, Buju Banton, Elephant Man and Bounty.

Plus Jamalski even comes out of the wood works for a little drop. Where is Jamalski now? (Unite probably knows)

To download it you have to have a Mac cause it's ACC files and I am too lazy to convert it.


Shortkut "Inna Dancehall Stylee" (Full Mix)

Soon Forward

I have been swamped with work but should have some good posts coming later tonight.

Lots of music.


2 Girls 1 Cup

Ed* Someone told me that they are now posting up video responses to the now immortalized "2 Girls 1 Cup."

I mean the fact that a video can be famous enough that posting your reaction to it gets millions of hits is nuts.

Stole this clip of The Roots "response" from Nah Right Dot Com

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Ed* Nostalgia sort of makes me bias to this song. When this video dropped I thought it was the greatest Wu single at the time. It doesn't hold up in hind sight, but it's still good.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New Links

Check out the newest links and friends to the SDTW blogroll:

5th Column



Monday, December 3, 2007

Clyde Singelton

There are no words in the English language to describe the comedy that is Clyde Singleton.

If you are one of the many that have crossed his path then feel blessed and if you haven't had the privelage the closest thing you can do to experience Clyde is to read his blog.

Piff Huxtable

Ed* His latest post on the Scott Storch crank call is piff

Good Ol' Cousin Frank

Cousin Frank better known to the world as Ghost (RIS) just got done painting the newest Stussy Store in Hawaii and although I don't have all the pics yet you can still see some of the pieces in the shots on High Snobiety.

Sham 69

Sunday, December 2, 2007

You say Tapper Me say Tappa

Tappa a.k.a Tapper a.k.a Topper Zukie

Taken from wikipedia:

"Tapper was the nickname given to him by his grandmother in his youth, while Zukie was the name that came from his friends' association as a young boy, their gang called "The Zukies".

In 1973 his mother, worried by Zukie's tendency to get into trouble, sent him to England to stay with some relatives. Producer Bunny Lee arranged with UK-based entrepreneur Larry Lawrence for him to undertake some recording sessions and live shows, opening for Jamaican DJ pioneer U-Roy the day after his arrival in London. Zukie's first release was the single "Jump & Twist", produced by Lawrence. Around this time he also recorded material for Clem Bushay which would later form part of the Man A Warrior album, issued in 1975."

Ed* Tapper gained a cult following after "Man A Warrior" was released by immigrants and skinheads a like. His music was crucial in bringing the blue collar folks of all colors and creed to the dance to mash up.

Man Ah Warrior includes some of his best known works and does well as an album or in single servings.


Tapper Zukie "Black Cinderella" mp3
Ed* "I'm a jack of all trade, i mon shaper then a razor blade..."

Tapper Zukie "I Ra Lion" mp3

Tapper Zukie "Simpleton Badness" mp3

Tapper Zukie "Zukie Fashionwear" mp3
Ed* "Solomon a gun day..."

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Heavy Manners Display

Here's the firts pic of the Heavy Manners display at Street Machine in San Diego.

With the brand only having been released a few months ago it is definetly a good look to get a store display in San Diego's best clothing/skate shop.

We will have more pics when it's all done.

Big thanks to: Brian, Germs, Petey, and Nick.

Lohan and 50 Cent

Two of the biggest media whores have combined forces.

50 is going to produce the next Lohan album.

Ed* "Yawnnnnnnnnnnn"

Readi it here:
Lohan x 50

Friday, November 30, 2007

Behind the Iron Curtain

For those who do not know me personally you probably have never met my business partner and graphic designer of all things:
Heavy Manners

Introducing.... Mr. Justin Atallian

Justin has been on "holiday" for almost two months and has been busy as one can be on vacation.

So far he has:

-Managed Slam City Skates working 12 hour days and releasing the What The Dunks
-Sold a complete set-up to Dave Chappelle
-Traveled to London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and now Poland
-Caught up with our old SD comrade Shepard Fairey at his show opening
-Seen Crass or the closest thing our generation can call Crass
-Gone to Cannabis Cup with Vince, and Trademark
-And had time to find my doppelganger at the London New Era Store
-And more then likely dropped some designs for a few projects coming soon

Busy indeed. Unfortunetly Justin has been so busy that stores/buyers are all going to have to wait to see what we have up the sleeve for Heavy Manners Spring/Summer 08 just a bit longer. Needless to say I'm a bit jealous.

Book mark it:

Iron Curtain Design

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Joy Division

Grand Theft Auto 4

My friend Charlie Pratt sent me this link:

I've posted some of Charlie's work on SDTW from time to time and it still makes me scratch my head when I watch him paint photo realistic pieces on 10 story scaffolding for Rockstar, Dewar's, Cartoon Network, Nike, Supreme, Alife, Mass Appeal and anyone else who can afford him and his partners.


Grand Theft Auto 4 Time Lapse

Also for more of Charlie's work peep the site:


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Do You Know Bo?

Above:Bo Jackson or should I say "Bow" Jackson (horrible pun)

Save for the horrible "Know Bo" parody tees you see on blogs from time to time little much is said about one of the greatest American/Sports icons of all time.

He was the first 2 sport athlete and basically cemented himself in a pantheon of "Bad Assness" that very few athletes ever have.

After he suffered his career ending injury he fell off the publics' radar quicker then Terry Schiavo.

So what do I know about Bo?

I know that Bo likes to get his hunt on and that he is confident that he is still faster then his "white" friends.

Bo Jackson ESPN article

If you got some time give the article a read and find out why Bo is still keep it real (country) after all these years.

Thanks C-Murder

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Today is my birthday I am 26.

And the picture above is what I am greeted with on this morning.

This guy apparently is my English doppelganger a.k.a twin.

I see the likeness, but I still feel like I'm better looking.

Comment and Vote:

Yes, if you believe we are twins.


No, if you think Adam and Justin (the duo that found this guy in London's New Era store) are incorrect and were probably on spacecake and or shrooms when hatching up this "hilarious" joke.

There can be only one Highlander.

p.s I will be at the Sonics game courtesy of my step brother in law, his younger brother sans mustache, Tony, and some guy named Burl versus the Orlando Magic.

Cold Chillin

The warehouse where I am currently working is at a nice 40 degrees.

I am the ice man.

Diggin' In The Links:

General Echo Mix

Ed* If you aren't familiar with the pioneer of slackness you now will be.

Publik Hair turns 1,500
Ed* Congrats to the blogfather and his silent partner

Fat kid avoids ridicule by swimming with t shirt on
Ed* I wish I wrote for The Onion

Monday, November 26, 2007

Viva La Rogue

Flicks from the mayhem that was the Goods x Rogue Status party.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


I compiled some roots/early Studio One roots albums that I've been listening to lately and pulled a couple stand outs from each.


Freddy McGregor "Rastaman Camp" mp3
From the album: Bobby Bobylon

Ed* I'm not a huge Freddy fan. I particularly stay clear of most "Lovers Rock" as a rule, but Studio One rarely steers you wrong.

Burning Spear "Door Peep Shall Enter mp3
From the album: Studio One Presents Burning Spear

Ed* I've been listening to this album every night lately and this is the best tune by far. A lot of these Studio One tunes would come back into Spear's catalogue and get a much ruffer roots treatment later on and this is one them.

Burning Spear "Down By The Riverside" mp3
From the album: Studio One Presents Burning Spear

Burning Spear "He Prayed" mp3
From the album: Studio One Presents Burning Spear

Junior Byles "Beat Down Babylon" mp3
From the album: Beat Down Babylon

Prince Alla "Funeral" mp3
7 inch rip

Horace Andy "Every Tongue Shall Tell" mp3
From the album: Skylarking: Studio One

Horace Andy "Got To Be Sure" mp3
From the album: Skylarking: Studio One

Sylford Walker "Burn Babylon" mp3
7 inch rip

Ed* I am a huge Sylford Walker fan. I wish I had more of his catalogue That probably won't happen unless I start hunting 45s down which I hope never comes because what starts out as a "hobby" of collecting rare 45s usually turns you into a Rasta version of Gollum sitting in the dark obsessing over the "precious."

Mr.T x World of Warcraft

Incase you missed the best commercial of the year here it is again.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Dancing Outlaw

Please watch all four parts of this magical documentary simply titled

"Dancing Outlaw"

Nick put me on to it and it is by far one of the best things ever put to celluloid.

Quick synopsis:

-Elvis collection
-Gas Huffing
-Family Shootout
-Mountain Dancing
-Norma Jean
-Jail time

The Internuts

Apologies for the sporadic posts of late.

Qwest needs to duck down when they see me because they're slackin' on my high speed internet connection.

At any rate there is much going on at the moment for Heavy Manners, but it's all tied up in production and money. Lame.

Hopefully I will have cool stuff to post in a bit.

So for now just sekkle.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Coming Soon

Daniel Day Lewis and the kid from "Little Miss Sunshine" in a creey old west thiller.

Trailer: There Will Be Blood

Although not a proper sequel to begin with I am for whatever reason skeptical of this one. I saw "City of God" for the first time in 2002 and then went back the next week and saw it again because I liked it so much. "City of Men" looks to lift some of the stories and characters from the tv show of the same title on the Sundance Channel.

The show was pretty good, but it had this quirky feel made it hard for me to get really into it like I had with the movie.

Also what's up with the "movie guy" voice over dude?

Trailer: City of Men

This is from the dircetor of "Super Size Me."

Trailer: What Would Jesus Buy?"

Mr. T x World of Warcraft

Click this link and watch the best commercial of the year

Mr. T x World of Warcraft Commercial

Ed* Too good

Black Friday Sale

Speaking of pinche Street Machine they are having a Black Friday sale the day after Thanksgiving.

That means Street Machine is the only place you can get Heavy Manners tees in San Diego and you can get them for 20% off.


Flyer design my Nick

Monday, November 19, 2007


I made a little trip back home to San Diego to do the window display at the SD's only skate shop that matters Street Machine and hang with the fam.

Of course I forgot my digital camera and consequently I had to use Nick's Nikon "Cool Pix" which isn't as "cool" as the name would have you believe.

I don't have any pics of the Street Machine stuff so you'll have to wait to see it unless you live in SD then you can head down to the store and check it for your self.

Myself, Kristy, and Algot at Turf Club, you'll notice that I have become so white that I actually glow.

Nick and Cat

Cat's close-up

This is Nick's dog "Dingo" he was rescued from Tijuana by the SPCA. White people amaze me I mean there's little kids starving and selling gum all over that city, but it's the dogs that get the kush life and get sent to the States.

This pic was taken outside of San Diego's most cutty breakfast spot in the city. Good luck finding it.

I made it over to Trademark's new crib. Oh lord it's nice.

Psych art.

Nice little view of the whole city through the living room window.

Purple drums.

Tera Patrick and Supreme. I'm more familiar with Tera's "other" work as is every other guy on the planet.

Great concept and creative direction as usual.
Of course the downside is Mike might just stab you in the head with a fork like he did to that Maxim writer.

Laura believes herself to be from some sort of alternate universe where 99% of the human population are color blind.