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Memories 6

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The Texas Tornado . The Modern Day Warrior . He brought us the Iron Claw . The one, the only, Kerry Von Erich . The Von Erichs are the most famous family of wrestlers from Texas. I used to love watching these guys, and even caught an live event as a youngster. I remember this sh t in black and white, so it had to be very early in my childhood. I spent many a Friday night in front of the TV and on the sofa bed, wrestling for the title as my hero The Texas Tornado. Often against my toddler brothers and cousins. I had a 5 year start how could I not win and retain the title right? Sadly his personal life ended in tragedy. Kerry committed suicide by shooting himself with a 9 millimeter handgun in the chest, at his father's ranch in Denton, Texas, on February 18, 1993. Kerry drove a Jeep over a steep embankment at the time he shot himself. R.I.P. Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960 – February 18, 1993). Photo : the Von Erich Brothers (Kevin, Kerry and Mike)

Memories 5

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Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms  I believe this was the first real album I actually had for myself.  I think the UK got this album in 85 so I must have been 8 or 9 when I got it, on a clear plastic cassette tape, and I played it all the time on my Walkman­™  I was brought up around lots of music, LPs and live performances. For that I am eternally grateful.

Memories 4

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The Dallas Sidekicks Whilst we're in a football mood, another childhood memory. I had all the players cards and followed football very closely. TATU was my favourite player.

Theo

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It's no secret that I am down on Theo Walcott. I don't feel he has lived up to his potential but Wenger still sees something in him so I repsect that much. Still, if we got a £10 Million offer I'd not hesitate. Today he got his first hat-trick for Arsenal, albeit against a mostly 10 man Blackpool. Still, he made the difference by actually finishing in front of goal. I'll take that away from this game, and he of course takes the match ball. Kudos to you Theo, kudos to you.

GQ: Personal Style – Pharrell Williams

Found this snippet of an article on Hypebeast and wanted to share. PW - "Marc Jacobs is the godfather. In no specific order, there’s Karl [Lagerfeld], Junya Watanabe, Rei from Comme des Garçons and Tommy Hilfiger is creeping up too – he has a nice couture line . Let’s get Nigo in there as well! All of those guys are the kings of all kings. The fact I was able to meet those people and work with them was really cool." Never in a million years did I think I'd see that type of accolade from P Willy, guess the $3Billion buy out did get some people's attention. I love my job, and the brand I represent.

Memories 3

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A couple of cartoons that I remember watching a lot of and getting me thru. Underdog and Casper The Friendly Ghost

Memories 2

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I'm running behind, what with all the Kelly Brook nakedness that's happening at the moment. Yes I just bought the Playboy with her in it. No it's not as awesome as I'd hoped. But she is still lovely. So I'm going to bend the rules once again and feature four favourite arcade games from my early childhood. So many days playing Q-Bert and Frogger usually at the gas station. And some very special nights watching my Dad and his band whilst rooted to the Dig Dug or Miss Pac Man table. Great Rock & Roll, hot old school bar maids, a sweet cherry in every glass of Coke, and quarters all night long. I miss those nights.

We interupt the usual blogging to bring you...

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...another Kelly Brook naked moment. Looking forward to the magazine release on Monday!

Memories - Day 1

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So the theme of the blog for the next week is going to be childhood memories. No not the kind I speak to my therapist about, I don't have funny anicdotes or photos for those events, but I have some cool ideas and I hope you'll like them. These are in absolutely no order, but my brain is buzzing which makes me happy that I have so much to remember to make me smile. Let's start with cheating a little bit by having two things, but they featured heavily together back in the dizzle so that's my get out clause. It just didn't get much better for a young boy than the Transformers. And to have these guys doing battle on Earth or Cybertron was a dream come true. I could have chosen so many charaters from the show (ok let's be real the toy collection), but there was nothing like the mighty Dinobots & Constructicons!! DINOBOTS - LEARN! I wanted to give a special mention to some of the other characters but it's just impossible. I loved so many.

Good buddy!

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My buddy James brought a big smile to my grumpy tired face last night. I got home at 10pm to find a small envelope from Japan. I wasn't expecting anything but already knew it would be something awesome. And it was! James is a very thoughtful individual and you should do everything in your power to befriend him. Start by viewing his blog at eastfashioncollective and get the knowledge long before any of the usual haunts. CHARM Info

Leak

As usual lingerie brand Agent Provocateur finds interesting and innovative ways of promoting their new collections. Last season we have seen a great short film, for Fall/Winter 2010 they present the Private Tapes series of videos. It is a nice idea, as usually you would not want a private tape to be leaked on the Internet. The films were shot by music video director Johan Renck, who also previously worked with Beyoncé. (via Highsnobiety) More Videos

Nike 6.0 Quickstrike T’s

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Wow Nike coming tough! I like. Nike 6.0 gave us an exclusive look at their limited run quickstrike t-shirts for Holiday 2010. Printed on premium shirts and featuring the most progressive graphics we’ve seen from 6.0, the highlight is definitely the skull swoosh above which sources told us “would never pass the swoosh police.” Peep the rest of the run after the jump. (via RadCollector) Nike 6.0 Quickstrike T’s

Nike Sportswear Air Force 1 Country Pack USA

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Nike Sportswear Air Force 1 Country Pack USA, part of the World Basketball Festival initiative of the brand. The sneaker comes in an all dark blue leather colorway with the American flag placed on the tongue and further details appearing on the outer sole. (via Highsnobiety) Maybe my only purchase of AF1s. We'll wait and see what the price tag comes in at. Pic 1 Pic 2

Silver Lining

What I want to say tonight has already been said before, and better than I could put it. I need to find it and share it with you properly. So tonight is kind of a cop out, but it's been a week of daily updates and a refreshing look at things. I'm happy and I hope you are too. Until tomorrow.......

Stussy x NEIGHBORHOOD Boneyards II Project: Conspiracy

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Stussy and NEIGHBORHOOD will revisit their 2008 Boneyards project with a follow-up capsule set for holiday 2010. The whole Boneyards concept was inspired by a secret surf location in San Pedro, California and the bike gangs of East Los Angeles in the 50′s through the 70′s. Stussy’s casual and easy-going surf styles are combined with the motorcycle and military sensibilities of NEIGHBORHOOD. The collection will encompass 36 pieces with a photozine of East LA bike clubs. Stay tuned for more details and looks into the collection . (via Hypebeast) I thought Chuey Quintanar's designs were the most rad last time around. I hope he is involved again. Can't wait for a preview of this collection!

Highs & Lows

Up to now I have been writing these entries off the top of my head. But I'm gonna venture off that track tonight. I had this thought rattling around my head late the other night and so jotted it down in my notebook, and I'd like to share it with you. It's a well know fact that exercise is a great way of alieviating symptoms of depression. Having a 40 hour a week job, 10 hour a week commute, and two (Rad) kids means I don't have time nor money for the gym. Sure, I have a bench (thanks to the MIL) with some free weights and I try to make time for that where possible, but my steady and reliable exercise of choice has been jogging. It's something I struggle to enjoy, but find it very rewarding. I also stick with it because my body reacts well to it. What I can't take pride in my body? Come on give me a break! So I was laying in bed after having had a great run (ignoring the fact my knees felt shot to pieces), and I was wondering why jogging seems to work so well

Bonfires and tears

"It was the twelfth of September. That day I'll always remember, yes I will. 'Cause that was the day that my daddy died. I never got a chance to see him. Never heard nothing but bad things about him. Mama, I'm depending on you, tell me the truth." Driving home from work today, stereo off, windows down, and I smelt a bonfire. It's August people, stop f cking with my emotions will ya! Bonfires are for winter. And I both Love and Hate winter time. Sure it's a beautiful time of year, I can appreciate that, but it does something very strange to me. I'm working on breaking the habit so that I can enjoy the holiday season with my family and children more. I hope it's not something that's irreparable. I'd love to be able to enjoy all 12 months of the year, so if any of you take that for granted then shame on you. Grown ass man crying in the car all because of a smell. Taking that to my therapist that's for sure. So I started this blog ent

California Scents

Sticking with the 'blog subject that makes no sense' theme. So another weekend is eaten up. And it's also August. 8 months down the line in 2010. We can still say it's summer, so that's good at least, though forcast for tomorrow is light rain and 24°C. Mmm sticky, balmy and wet. Sexy or what? I can't wait to count the number of (I've tried to think of descriptions without the racial slur but can't so bite me) wet backs on the way to work tomorrow. Always a treat. Today has been a bit like treading water for me. Woke groggy, went back to bed for a top up nap and that just escalated into a migraine. Navigated my way through that mess only to find I'd gone and blown most of the day. Still, got to play games with the kids, no journeys out of the house except to buy Dr Pepper and Skittles. AND I even got to watch the Arsenal on TV. I think we're going to be a surprise to everyone this year, most of all ourselves. This post is really just a re-ca