Sneaker Pimps

18 Feb 19
Cryptic Rock

You know the name Sean Beavan, but have you heard the Grammy-nominated producer and multi-instrumentalist dipping into seriously ethereal, undulating beats before? For the unanointed, it’s time to embrace 8mm, who deliver their Heart-Shaped Hell EP on Friday, February 22, 2019, thanks to ChelseaGirl Records. There’s no arguing Beavan’s talents as a producer, mixer and […]

17 Feb 19
the nineteenth street liquor store

February 2019: februauy, otherwise known as “the coldest month on earth.” black history month is still the shortest goddam month of the year. slavery, jim crow and then shortest damn parade in a long list of parades. every year in october we celebrate “little people’s awareness” month. thats not to say we shouldnt have dwafism […]

14 Feb 19

Grabbitz, aka Nick Chiari, is the rising American producer and artist who has been making a name for himself on the scene with his unique blend of pop, rock, hip-hop and electro music. With two albums under his belt and a string of releases including a feature on deadmau5’s ‘Let Go’, Grabbitz has already garnered […]

13 Feb 19

If I say I love Hip-Hop, do you expect me to like expensive cars, fancy sneakers, and play basketball? Do you instantly think of me being black? Standardizing me to a genre that you think is full of outlandish thoughts and behaviors. If I say I listen to Tupac does that make me an intellectual? […]

13 Feb 19
The kids SA

Introducing a new kid on the block, Vuyani Moyake who has recently started his own sneaker customizing company called, Pimp My Sneaker. This came after he passed his Matric in 2018 but was not able to study further as his marks were not good enough for university entrance. The kid’s artistic skills however are on […]

11 Feb 19

It’s snowing in my city. In February, again. Up until a few years ago, this was a rarity. I guess it is becoming a norm with our climate changing. According to Trump, it is not global warming. Maybe if he tweets a belief or an alternative fact long enough, it will come true…or maybe it […]

08 Feb 19
Technology Arena

Apple believes in your right to privacy. Here is some advice on how to use the tools it has given you to protect your privacy on an iOS device. Use a better passcode You probably already use a 4-digit passcode, but you can improve that with a 6-digit or alphanumeric code. You change this in […]

07 Feb 19
Humanizing The Vacuum

Forebears they had: Neneh Cherry and Soul II Soul; the Specials, less obviously. Massive Attack and their itinerant members brought a lissome approach to dub and hip-hop, suitable for bedsit play and discos. Here are the eight albums I listen to most.

03 Feb 19
En Brogue

…and the rest of this week’s Shoes News Macrame plant hangers made from hiking laces – what’s not to love about that? Last year, I went to a couple of macrame workshops run by the very talented Heather Orr. We made plant hangers in one, and wall hangings in another. I’ve been following Heather on […]

01 Feb 19

We had record breaking cold here in Minnesota over the last week. So cold that kiddo’s school was closed Monday through Thursday. He certainly didn’t mind! There are people who get really upset over school closings. I think those folks are wrong. First off I really don’t think exposing kids to dangerous temperatures is a […]

01 Feb 19
Inmate Blogger

God told me He would watch over me But like a bad hand of poker He folded me, lost hope in me Or maybe He was just playing the cards that He was dealt Or maybe I was just a bad hand that even HE couldn’t help- But nuff with all the maybe’s The only […]

29 Jan 19
The House Of Twigs

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been told that despite my melanated skin, curly hair and thick lips, I wasn’t allowed to claim my blackness as a biracial person. I “spoke too white” they’d say. My taste in music consisted of: trip hop, Sneaker Pimps, Punk rock, Rancid, Ska/punk fusion, No […]

28 Jan 19
Norb Aikin

Holy crap…it’s been over a month since I last stopped by here? My bad y’all, but I’ve been kinda busy between the holidays and getting all this special goodness ready for you guys…I think the merch shop is about as complete as it can be for now. So to recap, there are books and stickers […]

28 Jan 19
the nineteenth street liquor store

it is january twenty eighth two thousand nineteen. one twenty two pm and the other eagle has landed…im writing in the library right now. i want a cigarette real baad but i gotta let something upload before i can cut out for a puff. i hate writing here anyway. all the weirdos in anytown are […]

27 Jan 19
The Big Beast

Magnet & Paul Giovanni: The Wicker Man (Trunk, 1998) The Wicker Man is a magnificent 1973 horror movie set on a fictional remote Scottish island, and starring Christopher Lee in the unforgettable role as Lord Summerisle. He is the leader of the island, where Sgt. Howie, a devoted Christian policeman, is being lured from the […]