Thursday, December 31, 2009
Special thanks to everyone who participated in our discussion of "The Decade": Nick DePaula (SoleCollector), Kaezel Sangil (Fatlace/LadyLike), Illecism (Fly High), Neek (Where's Neek?), Ryan Lindow (CityState), and Matt Carney (BKWLD).
I also want to thank all of our family and friends, celebrating this new year with us in Sacramento and around the globe.
2010 will be as good as we make it.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Welcome to the life of a Kings fan:
"I have no favorite sports moment, because the Kings always fucking lost at the start of the decade. Thanks to the NBA and Game 6 for ruining all of my sports hopes, dreams and wishes. Perhaps the most exciting team of all time..." - NDP
It pains me to even post this...
"Favorite sports moment? NOT when Robert Horry hit the three against the Kings. I traveled down to the Staples Center to watch game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Mike Bibby was in the middle of his amazing playoff run and the Kings were about to go up 3-1 in the series. That was a long flight back to Sacramento." - Ryan
While the heartbreak and cynicism have been strong ever since that series, it's important to remember the good times, and the people who brought them to us.
While they didn't bring home any hardware, the mass hysteria and ensuing local pride was unforgettable. A bunch of goofy dudes came to the "least desirable destination in the NBA" and transformed Arco Arena into a cowbell-powered riot. You can move the team, but you can never take this era away from us.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Great content from start to finish, backed by classic production from Just Blaze, Kanye West, Timbaland, and Bink. This album was initially overlooked by some due to its debut on 9/11, but will be forever remembered as the greatest work from the "compadre/the Sinatra of my day."
Kid A - Radiohead (2000)
This is the album where Radiohead truly declared their creative and business independence. They made a totally off-the-wall album with no officially released singles and a visionary marketing plan. - Ryan
Fever to Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003)
I started listening to them my freshman year in high school (when I was like 14/15 ha!) and I immediately fell in love. They're still my favorite band to this day, and even though they have musically evolved throughout the years, I still dig their original, raw, New York vibe. - Kaezel
Cold Blue - The Hope Conspiracy (2000)
This album came out shortly after the world was suppose to collapse due to computers not being able to turn the clock over to 2000. Hope Con's first full length album (Cold Blue) has been a huge influence to me musically both, as a spectator and musician. Going into 2010, they're still around surprisingly (most bands that fall into the hardcore genre, don't last more than a year or so) and I'm looking forward to seeing them next month at 924 Gilman. - Matt
Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem (2000)
No explanation necessary. - Illecism
Diplomatic Immunity - Dipset (2003)
If I had to pick, obviously anything Dipset put out was an instant classic. EX: "We're like the March of Dimes/ the way we march with dimes." So there's that. - NDP
The College Dropout - Kanye West (2004)
A debut remembered by many as an instant classic. Love him or hate him, Kanye put everything on the line with a bold album that gave an emphatic one finger salute to most sub-genre purists of the time. More than anything, this album largely defined my high school experience and attitude towards higher education (I did graduate..still waiting on that good ass job). - BW
Editors picks: Sensous, Cornelius (2007), Dear Science - TV on the Radio (2008), Thug Motivation 101 - Young Jeezy (2005), Come Home With Me - Camron (2002), Merriweather Post Pavillion - Animal Collective (2009), Lord Willin - Clipse (2002), The Black Album - Jay-Z (2003), Stankonia - Outkast (2000), I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning - Bright Eyes (2005), Discovery - Daft Punk (2001), Fishscale - Ghostface (2006), Donuts - J Dilla (2006), Cross - Justice (2007)
Sunday, December 27, 2009
"Rocket! This guy is good!"
2. There Will Be Blood (Ryan Lindow)
"The pacing of this movie is perfect. Paul Thomas Anderson has you intensely engaged for nearly 3 hours and the story stays with you for long after. Daniel Day-Lewis did an amazing performance as Daniel Plainview and is the perfect model for retro Americana fashion."
Runners up: Mean Girls (Kaezel), Japanese AV (Neek), 40 Year Old Virgin (Nick)
Editors picks: The Departed, Twilight Samurai, Almost Famous, Dark Knight, Spirited Away, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, American Psycho, American Splendor, Parprika, Ichi the Killer, Battle Royale, Beautiful Losers, Fully Flared, Macaframa, MASH, Lost in Translation, Fog of War, Fahrenheit 9/11, Old School
For this occasion, we held a round table discussion of sorts with several panelists, including Nick DePaula (SoleCollector), Kaezel Sangil (Fatlace/LadyLike), Illecism (Fly High), Neek (Where's Neek?), Ryan Lindow (CityState), and Matt Carney (BKWLD).
Feel free to add in your input in the comments section of these entries.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Rip leaves his mark everywhere. Maybe you've seen his stickers around before.
The new book all the way from Japan.
Rip's perspective on life is unique and refreshing; you can get this feeling while looking at his book. This clip is from Fourstar's Super Champion Fun Zone. I think it shows Rip's personality well.
Come by and check out his book; available now at Lucky Lefty's.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
There are select mens and womens items 35-45% off, and also some 2-for-1 tees.
If you're looking for some great value gifts, or if you just don't have your sh*t together, we have you covered.
"Who said you could eat my cookies?!"
Thursday, December 17, 2009
We have four styles of raw denim this time around - Rescue's, New Cure's, New Standard's, and Petit Standard's.
It's tough to beat denim of this quality and price. Like last time, these will move quickly.
Phone orders are accepted 1-916-706-0505
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Starting today until next Wednesday, December 23, we are collecting gently-used coat and jacket donations at the shop. These donations will be distributed to local residents in need.
If you bring just one used coat or jacket to the shop, we're going to give you a 10% discount to thank you for helping the cause. If you want to bring more than one, I highly encourage doing so. If you are not in the Sacramento area, I recommend that you consider making a similar donation to a local charity.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This is Moto, owner of W-base. Moto has been riding bmx for over twenty years and he kills it! Check out some of his other videos when you get a chance.
You might have been fortunate enough to get some of Moto's stickers if you came through the shop recently.
This is the original Wbase sticker from Moto's first year in business. It's crazy to see how far his shop has come in five short years.
Congratulations to Moto, Yohei, and all of our friends at W-base.