Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mavado and Vybz Kartel Beef

Hopefully this just sticks to wax, but I doubt it.

These are some big tunes. The video is lame, but listen to songs. I will post up the tunes in a bit, but for now just sekkle!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Thanksgiving in Seattle.

Two Words: Salty's Buffet


"We eat so many scrimps we got iodine poisonin"

Thanksgiving rainbow view from our table.

Another satisfied customer. Chocky Milk!!!!

My best Morrissey pose.

I got crabs.

Boats and other white people sh*t.

Needed to walk off the turkey coma at the mushroom park.


Ice Man.

And Lenox.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008



Onyx featuring Wu Tang Clan

I'd be really surprised if anyone remembers this video. When this came out I thought it was the best thing ever captured to celluloid. Having aged 10 years I realize that may not be the case, but the video is still really cool after all this time. I tried to find a higher resolution version, but it didn't happen. I'm sure some German back pack nerd has it on his blog, but unfortunately I was unable to track it down.


Quote of The Day: Voltaire

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”

- Voltaire

P.S Voltaire is probably my favorite dude to pull quotes from. He dressed like a fruitcake, but he had some things to say.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Black Friday Sale

If you are going to spend money on Black Friday and I would suggest doing so at the only shop worth its salt in San Diego.

Peep last year's flyer done by yours truly and Nick McPherson.

New Vybz Kartel Album

And the worst album cover of the year goes to.....


Easy Vybz. I haven't had time to fully listen to this new album mainly due to the fact that I can't stop shakin' from how scary Addi looks on the cover.

I'm not even gonna tell you what I think about this album. I'm just gonna rip on this horrible excuse for an album cover. I mean as someone who lives and breathes for dancehall music and all things Jamaican this is just so bad.

Vybz shouldn't let his herb carrier do his lay-outs. Of course I sort of feel he had a hand in this dismal looking thing as I'm sure Vybz was the ad-wiz who came up with the brilliant idea of getting his 4 tears tat and bandanna on also known as "Weezy-itis". The t-shirt being off is known as DMXatosis or Ja Ruleapecia.

On the real though there's some big tunes on here. Run it. You won't be disappointed.


Vybz Kartel "The Teacher's Back" Full Album

snaked from Jah School


Man oh man how I miss these brothers. Das EFX sons anything you are currently f*cking with in your i-pod. These dudes helped shape the "Silver Era" of hip-hop and are pretty much the epitome of funky.

Skoob and Dre pretty much had people flippin when they dropped their flows and everyone bit from them to some extent Lords of the Underground, The Fu-Schnickens, Kris Kross,and even HOV (Jay Z) peep the Big L/Jay Z freestyle HERE *Note Big L was better than any emcee that ever rapped. Fact.

Download this joint if you're not stiggedy stupid.

Das EFX "Dead Serious" (Full Album)

New Heavy Manners Tee Available

It's been a long time since we dropped some new product. The last being the
"About Fucking Time" tee for Street Machine.

Anyone on the other side of the counter or cloth can tell you why.


Unfortunately money does make the world go round and when you no one has any of it companies, businesses, brands, and shops start to fade away. Don't be surprised to see a lot of stores and brands drop off the face of the planet in the next coming months.

Personally, I'm glad in some ways. The saturation in our particular industry is ridiculous and it is time for Darwin's Law to take effect. Heavy Manners is nothing more than a glorified hobby for myself and my partner. Don't expect any "collections" or "seasons" from us. Those days are done. Instead look forward to more one off items like the tee shirt above.

The only place you can get this tee is at the Winner's Circle and there's only 6 for now.

Thanks for your support.

"Illegitimi Non Carborundum"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sporty Theives

And I quote:

"Broke pigeon head freak/ You lucky I spoke."

Try and spot the cameo by Guru of Gangstarr. WTF?

God, I love the internets.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quote of The Day: Edward Hpper

“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

- Edward Hopper

Kenton Parker Meets Scion

One of my good friends Travis happens to be the brother of one of L.A's biggest artists/curators Kenton Parker and Scion decided to let my dude create his own Scion Taco/Paint truck.


Monday, November 17, 2008


Metal trees, that needle thing, auto racks, stains, fr8s, drips, fish, water, and pizza.

My weekend in a nut shell.

Life ain't so bad.

Kerse BTM

The city of Seattle is on fire with Kerse pieces and tags right now. It's nice to see people getting up for a purpose.

I took this flick on 1st avenue. It was so big I had to paste two flicks together to get the whole thing.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Hunt For Carl

Adult Swim is looking for someone to play Carl for a live version episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

"She is gonna be sizzlin' like fajita meat." - Carl

Click Here

When life gives you lemons...

Regardless of the fact that America came through and elected the most promising politician in the last 40 years that doesn't mean things are gonna change just yet or even in his first term.

Life is real.

A lot of shops regardless of their clout and notoriety are gonna go down in the next year or two. Sorry to put it in writing, but it is the truth.

So while everyone is doing their best to persevere through this recession my friends at Us Versus Them are just giving the world a nice big middle finger by building a mini ramp smack dab inside the shop. Not like the Supreme bowl in LA that's all fancy and shit and doubles as some art piece we are talking a f*ckin' back yard mini ramp right in the front door.

Take that economy. Take that right in your ass.

Good job boys.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


No one does work wear better than Carhartt.

No one.

Battalion of Saints

(Not the actual cover for Death-R-Us)

This group is criminally slept on. Unless you're from SD or big time hardcore head you probably have never heard of Battalion of Saints. When compared to their Southern Californian counterparts like Black Flag, T.S.O.L, Minutemen, The Descendants, and so on you'd think they would be equally as known. B.A.T.S played harder and faster than most and were pretty much the most nihilistic dudes in the city. Everyone save for the lead singer (George Anthony) is dead.

Random story:

I got fired from this pizzeria back in like 2006 and I got hired right next door at this restaurant as a dishwasher of all things. Not tight. One of the line chefs was this smart ass older guy that would always sort of f*ck with me while I was working the late shifts. We started talking one night and it turns out he was George Anthony the last living member of the band. He pretty much would keep me entertained with the craziest punk stories ever told for the rest time I worked that job. One of which involves him punching Henry Rollins in the snot box which they briefly mention in "American Hardore".

If you don't have this one in your hardcore collection you're missing out big time.


Battalion of Saints Death-R-Us (Full Album)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Craig Robinson

A little back story on the above clip. I used to watch a lot of dvds while I was failing out of college. A lot. I was on a serious Bud Ice and pizza kick at the time and pretty much had all the free time in the world. Gnome sayin?

So I decided one day to rent all of the Def Comedy Jam box sets and check that off my mandatory "Things To Do Before I Die" list. It was and is a long list mind you.

The point being that out of all the Def Comedy Jam alumni like Cedric the Entertainer, Hamburger, Bernie Mac (R.I.P), Chris Ticker, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, to name just a few, there was one dude that stuck out so randomly.

That dude was Craig Robinson a.k.a Darryl from "The Office."

Wait until the end for the best joke in the bit. Worth it.

Album Cover Art

I put the Lambert Douglas one in there solely because dude's name is Lambert. Only in Jamaica.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Black Flag

Blah blah blah it's Black Flag.

They were so blah blah blah and were the first to blah blah blah.

Like anyone gives a f*ck what I write here.

I like this record.


Also SDTW will be closing shop for good in a few weeks. So get your music on while you still can.

Black Flag "Damaged" (Full Album)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ballerina P

Here's a special request from Baby Hawks.

I haven't even cracked this one open yet, but I like Prodigy's recent joints. He's sort of come full circle with his career and has made himself more transparent in the last few years with his incarcerated blogging and solid LP en devours like H.N.I.C 1 & 2.

Anyways, I know nada about this one, but it breaks the monotony of reggae, reggae, reggae as most if not all of my friends don't even listen to 1/10 of the roots and dancehall I enjoy.

"P live and direct/stab your neck."


Prodigy "Product of the 80's" Full Album

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Watch Superjail!

You have nothing better in your life than Superjail!


Get familiar.

Watch It Here

Quote of The Day: Aesop

"It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."
- Aesop