Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

I want to wish everybody a safe and happy New Year.

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.


- BW

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Decade: Sports

The third question discussed in the survey was "what was your most memorable sports moment?" There were a lot of incredible sports moments during the last 10 years...championship runs, #756, comebacks, malices in palaces...but nothing was more significant for those of us in Sacramento than the Kings' run during the early part of the decade. Not just one moment, but several characterized as the Greatest Show on Court.

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

The Decade: Albums

The Blueprint - Jay-Z (2001)

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

The Decade: Movies

1. City of God or Cidade de Deus (Illecism, Editor)

"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

The Decade

As the year comes to a close, it seems like the appropriate time for us to discuss our favorite things of the 00's.

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.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, 12/24

Due to demand, we will be open for you last-minute shoppers on Thursday from 11:00-3:00pm.

We will be closed on Friday, and we will reopen on Saturday with some specials for you guys. Keep up with the LL Twitter for more info.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rip Zinger New York City

Last year, photographer Tomonori "Rip Zinger" Tanaka released his first book to masses. This year Rip followed up with his second book, "Rip Zinger New York City", which chronicles his travels in the Big Apple. He held a release party at his new space, the Slope Gallery, in Tokyo. Here he is with his brother Moto (wbase) and W-Base shop manager Yohei.

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

extended hours

Today (21), Tuesday (22), and Wednesday (23) we will be open from 11:00am - 8:00pm.

We are still accepting gently-used coat, jacket, and sweatshirt donations at the shop, all good for an in-store discount.

See you at the shop.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Attention Procrastinators

In addition to a fine assortment of brand new goods, we have a nice selection of items on sale until the 24th.

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

A.P.C Restock

Just in time for the holidays, we've received a large restock of A.P.C denim at the shop.

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


For many of us, this is a time full of joyous occasions; however, right now, several of our brothers and sisters are without adequate shelter from the harsh winter elements. Please remember that this is also a time for giving.

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.

Thank you.

- B

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


If you've been on slamxhype lately you might have noticed Rip's new blog. Rip travels more than anyone else I know and is a very talented photographer. If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favor and click HERE.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Flying Coffin Holiday 09

The Flying Coffin Holiday 09 collection is now in store. Get yours.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Flying Coffin

We are pleased to finally welcome Seattle/Hawaii-based label FLYING COFFIN to the shop. The FC Holiday collection debuts this weekend at Lucky Lefty's.

Get well soon, Alec.

- LL

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

おめでとう W-base!

While we were celebrating our one year at Lucky Lefty's, our friends over at W-base in Tokyo were celebrating their fifth year in business. Quite an accomplishment, but no suprise knowing who's behind the shop. Take a look at their party from last week.

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.

Hidehiko Vision

If you checked out Burn's recap of our one year anniversary you might have noticed our friend Hidehiko holding a can of PBR. Hidehiko hails from Tokyo, Japan and currently resides in San Francisco. His skate shop, California Street, is located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo and has been there for over 21 years. He is also an accomplished freelance skate filmer and photographer; filming some of the best skaters around. Hide has always followed his dreams and is a inspiration for the LL team. Here is a look at the one year party from his point of view.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mishka Holiday

The Mishka Holiday 09 Collection is now available in store.