white arrows.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=18276538/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/

new band on the rise, killing it on blog posts and live shows.  think the beach, the crashing waves coupled with a sunsoaked soundtrack for your awesomest summer yet.  falsettos, textured sweet tunes but with a lot of feeling.

ubiquitous projector shot.

standard garden shot.

gigging.

and blowing everybody away with how good they are.

paddling out

aliens(?), reinvention by way of plastic butchery, outer space, and silly dance moves set the tone for Miike Snow’s newest video.  some good music and otherworldly visuals for a friday afternoon.

dark denim “dillema”

red selvage.

I just took a look at my closet and realized that I’m starting to have a surplus of denim (dark in particular) I don’t know why exactly, or when I started to hoard acquire these raw, unwashed and not all too comfortable pairs of jeans.  All I know is that I woke up this morning, and had all these pairs staring at me in all their heavy weighted and selvaged “swagger”

Six pairs, not bad.  Then I realized I had some more in the “accidentally washed” queue.  Note to self, never leave jeans on the floor or uncarefully folded.  It’s a sure way to ruin your raw denim do not wash for at least three months plan.

My “collection” doesn’t have Edwins, Nudies, APCs, Levi’s Big “E”, Naked and Famous, or some other artisanally expensive brands.  But I’m pretty happy with my choices.  It’s amusing remembering way back in the 90s in Manila, if you had our now famously known as “raw” denim, it meant you weren’t cool enough or just didn’t have enough dough to cough up for a pair of stone-washed Levi’s you were raring for since you got your Docs or meant you just had a bootleg pair of jeans made by your local neighborhood sastre/mananahi  or tailor.  Funny how the spirit of customization, making something your own and aging denim has turned these once undesirable pairs into topshelf investments for guys who have some idea of what style is.

L-R Cheap Monday (never washed), Dior Homme (2008, washed several times after 2 years break-in), Levi’s (new)

L-R Viktor (about 2 years old, washed several times), Dior Homme (never washed), Acne (never washed)

modern take with the silver selvage, and the nicely contrasting yellow selvage.

-V

my past week

floating in the air.

fuerza bruta at the manila hotel tent

sunny dispositions.

la union moment in the sun.

static mass.

kettlebells at philippine sports complex.  i should write a separate post about this unbelievably effective exercise.

rollercoaster for the week

one rockwell, just after dinner.

christmas mood.

quirino avenue

vice city.

an outtake from last week’s on air high jinks

still live.

at borough, for watson’s switch and save.