Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Vermont surprised me.
We turned up the November 16th show at Venue, to a level I haven't seen in a while. I'm proud of the people involved and want to go on record saying thanks to DJ Dakota, Jack Spade, SIN Sizzle, Colby Stiltz, Patron Pone, DJ Demus, Dub Tek Sounds, BVT Photos, Venue Nightclubs professional staff, "The Twerk Team". To my wonderful street team Breezy, Tommy and DJTJ, I am forever grateful. We had a major success and a major jump start to the scene, for that I am thankful to everyone who came out to chill with us. To all the people that stuck it out and came thru to show love, you mean the world to us, you're the reason that we do what we do. As we continue on to the next one, I wanted to prepare everyone for a busy 2014.
Check this link to veiw the BVT Photo slideshow of the show. Shout out to Jeremiah for the good work!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
There’s nothing like beating a dead horse deader. This is the perfect analogy to explain the Austin Powers films from the late 90’s early 00’s. It was just announced that the Canadian star (Mike Meyers) has signed on to star in the 4th edition of the series, whose director has yet to be named but is assumed to be maestro behind the previous 3, Jay Roach. The 4th installment will be the first since 2002 and is slated to drop sometime in 2013. Are you happy about this or sad? Personally I don’t care, I’m just happy to see Myers is still able to get work after a flop as legendary as The Love Guru.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Although not necessarily a new product, I just became acquainted with the odd coolness of the Vibram Footwear brand. The running and recreational shoe brand turned over a new leaf in terms of fit and purpose with the introduction of their industry bastard child, the FiveFinger. Where other brands stick to the stat quo and social norms of shoe design, Vibram has moved outside the box and figuratively speaking, burned it when they were done with it.
The company Vibram S.P.A is no newcomer to the fine shoe market. The company’s founder, Vitale Bramani, patented the infamous Vibram sole in the late 1930's after a tragedy struck a nerve inside Vitale. Six of his friends died in the Italian Alps due to faulty footwear, this is the root of the innovative thinking and policy that has made the innovative brand so successful for recreational footwear. The FiveFinger was introduced in 2007 and has skyrocketed in popularity ever since.
They now have full lines of the shoe in Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s in various styles and purpose. Not only built for superior comfort, the FiveFinger actually improves overall foot health claiming that their revolutionary design makes feet healthier “by allowing them to move more naturally and freely.” They accomplish this by building the shoe to cater to all 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments inside the human foot by giving the shoe a more glove-like fit.
A very unique fashion statement and environment for your feet to wander the trails in. Ranging in price anywhere from $80 to over $100, the Vibram FiveFinger is similarly priced to the drab and very inside-the-box competition such as New Balance or Nike. Although I can’t say you’ll see me with a pair of these at a nightclub or social gathering, you will see a pair in my house so I can see what 5 Star footwear feels like on the foot every once in a while.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Fresh off his most recent stint in Arizona's penal system, DMX provides us with this remix to the already over-remixed Yeezy and Hova track. I'm happy to see the man has made it out and am hoping he can keep it that way, at least long enough to complete and release an album. Never one to bring weak bars, Busta does the beat justice and DMX seems loose and prepared to take the industry on again. Download and 'NJoy yourselves!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
8:19 AM | Made by K.Hoyt | | Edit Post
Guatemala City (CNN) -- A Guatemalan court convicted and sentenced four former soldiers Tuesday to more than 6,000 years each in prison for their role in a massacre of 250 people during the country's civil war, state media reported.
The trial was one of Guatemala's first against dictatorship-era ex-soldiers. The state-run AGN news agency described the ruling as an "historic sentence." Family members and activists hailed the news, and said they hoped it would set a precedent for future legal action.
"This sentence we heard today is only the beginning," said Aura Elena Farfan, director of the Association for Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared.
The four soldiers on trial -- Carlos Antonio Carias Lopez, Reyes Collin Guali, Daniel Martinez Mendez and Manuel Pop Sun -- pleaded not guilty. They were convicted of crimes against humanity for their role in 201 of the killings that occurred during the 1982 massacre at the village of Dos Erres, located in the northern Guatemalan province of Peten.
"I have said several times that I am innocent ... There is no solid proof," Carias told CNN affiliate Noti7 before the ruling.
The United Nations documented 669 massacres in Guatemala during the nation's 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996.
More than 23 witnesses testified during the trial, including former members of the military.
During the trial, survivors described what they witnessed during the brutal massacre and villagers testified about the disappearance of their families at the hands of the army, according to the state-run AGN news agency.
Petronila Lopez Mendez, 65, told the court that she lost her husband and two teenage sons in the massacre, and she accused Carias of withholding information about their whereabouts in the aftermath of the incident, AGN reported.
She testified that she paid Carias money in exchange for her family, but they never reappeared.
Another witness was Felicitia Helenia Ramirez, who lost her parents in the massacre and said that when she sneaked back into the village, she found it burned to the ground, AGN reported.
"What I found was clothes strewn all over the place ... the only thing that I took with me was a photo of my mom," she said.
Family members of victims cried out as Judge Patricia Bustamante read the sentence Tuesday, AGN reported. Many of them held red carnations in their hands.
An emotional elderly man knelt in the courtroom after Tuesday's ruling, according to the state news agency.
"Justice has finally been done," he said.
as Reported by Patzy Vasquez and Espanol's Patricia Janiot.