yes it has. I actually wanted to post something yesterday and forgot the password. This layout looks schwaggy and maybe I’ll set up another site with posts like this on Tumblr. We’ll see…
I’m sure people still check in here once in a while right? I don’t look at the stats too often and as you probably know already, the sneaker stuff is all on the Classic Kicks Tumblr now.
Well, I don’t know how many more advertisements I can post and besides, there should be a book coming out that I was a part of that will cover ALL of that, but we’ll see if I’m even credited as promised?
Since the sneaker world has eaten itself up and everything else has gone tech, I have started working on some other projects that are very enjoyable and bring back the excitement that I used to get from sneakers back in 2002-2003 when everything was still just starting to happen.
I have recently been approached to contribute to a site that focuses more on the technical aspect of footwear and apparel and I am a little excited for that. I do enjoy sharing the historical aspect of sneakers and the marketing behind them, but you can’t keep getting excited for the same Jordan IV release every 12 months. I do love some of the new running stuff out there and my Classic Kicks Vans Eras still make me very happy.
So what the fuck am I wasting your time for? I’m not big on declarations or telling you what to do, but I thought I would share some of the things that are making me very happy at the moment. This doesn’t include family and friends. This is stuff that you can also buy and probably enjoy as much as I do.
No particular order…maybe a little bit of an order -
Budnitz Bicycles No. 2 Titanium
I’m not a good liar so I will just tell you that I have been doing some work with these guys and the bikes are fucking awesome! Seriously. I know they look great and the components are all top-of-the-line and all that, but it isn’t until you ride one that you realize how beautiful these bikes are.
Let’s start with the fact that this thing is all titanium. The frame, handlebars, seat post and stem are all titanium and designed by Paul Budnitz. This thing is light, strong, and fast. I have been riding the No. 1 Titanium and the gorgeous No. 3 Honey Edition around this summer, but this one here is my favorite.
This thing is so much fun to ride that I wake up every morning and have to get out on it. Fortunately (and unfortunately), my bike is with a great men’s magazine editor, so I have been going through withdraws. Is that how you spell it? I though it was withdrawls? Anyway.
Here are some more pics of the bike -
So yeah. Also look at the Gates Carbon Belt. No chain, no grease, no noise. Chris King Headset, White Industries Hubs, etc. Everything is top notch, but that’s for the geeks to worry about. This thing is my new best friend. It has let me explore the city more in a few weeks than I had in ten years living here. I feel better when I ride it, I lost a little weight and the best part is that this thing is a great conversation piece.
Bicycles are timeless and something that people from all over the world can all appreciate. Mix that with amazing design and futuristic materials, and you have this brilliant No. 2 Titanium.
I love this thing.
Breville Juice Fountain Elite
Yeah dude. I’m hyping this juicer. I just got it about a week ago and it’s awesome. I’m not on a juice fast or anything like that, but 70% of my meals this past week have been juice. The juice doesn’t taste nasty either. Throwing a couple apples into any vegetable concoction makes it pretty tasty. I’ve been hooking up carrot/beet/apple/ginger and then also kale/celery/cucumber/apple/lemon/ginger. Seriously. It’s incredible. I haven’t even juiced a watermelon and mixed it with vodka yet…
I was a little too young to be around for Spring 1990 Grateful Dead tour, but it was a smoker! This box set is comprised of 6 complete shows from this run and I’ll tell you what. Winter 1973 is in a class all its own, but you could put this tour up against Spring 1977 and we can have a serious debate.
By the way. Great packaging here.
Taschen always come out with great books. This one here is actually a two-book set of classic jazz album covers spanning 1940-1990. Coltrane, Miles, Blue Note, CTI, etc. Another great coffee table book from these guys.
My man Ross first mentioned this beer to me last month in Vermont and explained how hard it is to find. It only comes in a can and only gets distributed in and around Burlington. I finally found some and it was worth the search.
These guys are awesome. All the boards are made from Northern Woods Maine cedar, milled in Maine, and then each board is hand crafted in York, Maine. These guys do such a great job. It’s insane. Mike LaVecchia runs the show and his brother Nick is a sick surf photographer.
I probably have more stuff, but I’ll save it for later.