Monday, June 29, 2009

Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws

talk about good style. Whether it be a bucket hat, jean jacket, or topsiders (not pictured here but in film), the dude and/or costume supervisor knew how to dress.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lauren & Tyler's Wedding in Ojai

Here are some pics I took of the wedding me and Alex DJ'ed. I don't think these pictures do the wedding justice but you should be able to tell that everyone in them was having a great time. 

The Mattson 2 started the night off correct
The bride and groom breakin' it down
Another great family pic
My DJ partner feelin' the flow
Z & Paul  - this is how you dance
the pic that says it all....
please e-mail me if you want us to DJ your wedding, party, etc. 

Sports Illustrated - June of '61

Along the Escapade for the 7 day Miami-to-Jamaica race......

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ojai Wedding DJ Mix

Still recovering from an epic wedding in Ojai and I must say that it was classy in every way and another reason why California is pretty great. If you've never been to Ojai I highly recommend you go. The wedding was at Thacher School which is over 115 years old. I will have pics to post later but for now, lets just stick to the tunes played....

Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain and Tenille
Come See About Me - The Supremes
Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Uptown Girl- Billy Joel
Rescue Me-  Fontella Bass
Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band
December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers
Gotta Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Start Me Up - Rolling Stones (request)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
Let it Whip - Dazz Band
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Jump for My Love - Pointer Sisters
Into The Groove - Madonna
You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates
No Diggity  -Blackstreet
No Scrubs - TLC
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Hot in Herre- Nelly
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Kiss - Prince
Give it to Me Baby - Rick James
Live Ur Life - Rihanna
The Sign - Ace of Base
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Lovefool - The Cardigans
All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Can You Dig It?

What a great song that gets me even more pumped for this summer. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


After watching Eastern Promises for the 10th time, I realized i had to do a post on just how badass Viggo really is. He is brilliant in my opinion. I think the pictures prove my point. As well, rumor has it there is going to be an Eastern Promises 2. Until then, i will anxiously await until The Road comes out...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Designer Dads

This is a cool feature on about various men's designers picking out their favorite picture of their dad for the upcoming father's day. I now see where they got their style from...

Steve Halmos - Jeff Halmos - Shipley & Halmos
Jeff Shipley -Sam's Dad -Shipley & Halmos
John Whiteledge Sr - Father of John Whiteledge Jr. -Trovata
Marc Sternberg - Dad of Scott- Band of Outsiders
more father pics here

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Inspiration for APC & Kanye

      I was recently at Counterpoint Records which is one of my favorite book and record stores in LA and one particular record caught my eye. None other than the Stan Bush. Maybe you aren't too familiar with Mr. Bush but it will soon all make sense. Musically, he did sing the tune, "the touch," for the original Transformers film, along with great tunes for Kickboxer and BloodSport. Whatever the case, Stan has got some style and I think Mr. Jeezy West would agree. Take the jean jacket for example....I think this is where Kanye started rockin' the denim jacket after he saw this cover. It may seem like a stretch but I am going with it 100% percent. 

Kanye wearing his vintage jean jacket

     Next up are Stan's Nike shoes. I think Mr. Touitou, founder of APC, saw this same cover and after heaving already collaborated with Nike, saw these particular shoes and couldn't pass up another collaboration with Nike. Afterall, Mr. Touitou is  huge music fan so this isn't so far off. I mean both kicks even have the rubber toe.  

Stan's Nike Kicks
The recent APC x Nike shoe

     Even if you still doubt the connections, I think we can all agree that Stan Bush may have the worst rock n' roll name ever but the man was ahead of his time in terms of style. 

Friday, June 12, 2009

Buy This

The infamous Take Ivy book is up for grabs on EBAY

let the bidding begin....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Great Scene, Great Song

Tuesdays at the Mandrake

Every Tuesday for the past 2 months me and some friends host a night at a chill bar called the Mandrake which I have talked a little about. I make a sad attempt at being a DJ and get free drinks so I really enjoy myself. Here are some pics of homies from various weeks at Mandrake

Charlie who also DJ's - came out to Bone Thugs which was brilliant
Jen, Grant, and Calvin
Alex and Devon - Also  DJ's keepin it real
Geoff breakin' it down
   For those of you in LA, come tonight or any other Tuesday to hear good beats and be around even better people. Party on!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Reservoir

When in LA, go here. Located in Silverlake across from Spaceland. Get the shrimp tacos. 

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Seeds - Can't Seem to Make You Mine

This is the jam of the week. I can't stop listening to this tune. The Seeds were founded in Los Angeles in the 60's and their more infamous song is "Pushin too Hard," but I think this tune is my favorite by the band. 
They look quite stylish as well as the singer seems to have the preppy look down. 

Cal Crary - Brooklyn House of Detention

If you are in the BK this weekend I suggest you go to one of my favorite stores and check out this exhibition.....

Vintage Clapton = Current Robin Pecknold

     Am I the only one who thinks these 2 could be twins? Eric Clapton and Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes)

If you still don't believe me, watch the Clapton video....the similarities are crazy.....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Coconut Records - "Microphone"

My Buddy Jason's new video for his single "Microphone." Arrow (the dog) is the lead and is so awesome.


     My buddy John sent me info on this brand that he reps because any kind of shoe that is just basic, he know I will like. Whether it be Vans, Quoddy's, Sperry's, Springcourts, I like all of them due to how subtle they are, and well made obviously.
These shoes seem to fit the bill as well and it looks as though they are perfect for LA having been founded in this great state. Oh, and if Paul Newman wore them, I think that's the seal of approval. 

60's advertisement for the brand
coolest man ever wearing a pair

The #1 Summer Necessity

      Any other time I would probably post about some shorts or shirt that I like but not this time. The one and only thing you need for this summer is maybe some good jams and sunscreen. Specifically, the Will Ferrell Sunscreen. 100% of the proceeds will go to Cancer for College. Good lord this is genius. I am buying some as we speak, i mean get the point.
      Enjoy Summer...and let mugatu, frank the tank, chaz michael michaels, ron burgundy, or any other genius character Will  has portrayed, protect your body from the harshness of the sun. 

Buy Sunscreen HERE

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Anvil LIVE

I got the opportunity to not only see Anvil! The Story of Anvil! for the second time, but also to see a special live performance by the band following the screening. The band was great and the director was so inspiring. It's the first time I will ever hear a crowd of Angelinos give standing ovations and remain enthusiastic throughout the 3 hour event. The director Sacha Gervasi should be incredibly proud of himself as "Lips," the frontman for the band, even said that the British director, "saved his life." Maybe that's true and maybe it isn't but this movie is so special in the simple fact that "Lips," has the most amazing outlook on life and continues to do what he loves, along with fellow bandmate Robb Reiner, no matter the cost. 
Being able to see this band in person was special to me because I have so much respect for Robb and "Lips" as they have stayed together for 30+ years through thick and mostly thin times. 

Anvil making their entrance
Lips rocking
and still rocking...
posing for a fan who clearly ruined my picture
Lips hangin with more fans...

They were so great live, the director is a class act and I urge you to see the band live, see the movie, and if you are as lucky as I, do both. The family of Anvil is doing it right in more ways than one and a lot of people, especially those in LA, should take note. Be a good person.