Jan 30, 2011

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." —David Bowie

Jan 27, 2011

Tommy Ton's Street Style (via GQ)

Lately I've been on the hunt for a fitted-leather, biker jacket. I'm really diggin' this look from the pic above. Below are a few of my favorite leather looks from the past and present...

James Dean

via The Sartorialist

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince

Lindsay Lohan

The Ramones

Off-duty-model for Karl Lagerfeld

Jan 26, 2011

When you're all alone and lonely
in your midnight hour
And you find that your soul
it's been up for sale

And you begin to think 'bout
all the things that you've done
And you begin to hate
just 'bout everything

But remember the princess who lived on the hill
Who loved you even though she knew you was wrong
And right now she just might come shining through
and the -

- Glory of love, glory of love
glory of love, just might come through

Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby

Picked up this Wanda Jackson album the other day (a hankering for my rockabilly days perhaps) and had no idea she was working on an album, The Party Ain't Over with Jack White (White Stripes). She's still rockin' at the age of 74! Pretty awesome!

Jan 25, 2011

Tommy Ton's Street Style via GQ

KICKASS- B.A.D. (Big Audio Dynamite) The "rock-hiphop-reggae" group formed by Mick Jones of The Clash will reunite after twenty five years for a series of shows including an "appearance at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on 16th April and full UK tour in March/April." Via (www.theclashonline.com)

Jan 24, 2011

It's the dead of winter here in Dallas and even us Southern cats gotta stay warm. I've been wearing nothing but v-neck sweaters and layering the hell out of them to avoid wearing a jacket.

I like American Apparel's slim-fit. The length is good after a wash and the sweater has a deeper v which is good for layering a dress shirt underneath.

To edge-up the look up try pairing with a vibrant color like red or turquoise. Even rocking another v-neck t-shirt with a bit of color showing can add a little punch to an otherwise classic look.

Photo via GQ

For obvious reasons the above image from the movie, Unbearable Lightness of Being makes me want to watch the film. Okay, so the cast is excellent and trailer looks good as well.

I've never watched the film before and Netflix is currently streaming it so I will be checking it out tonight. It's always surprising to me how movies like this go under my radar. Of course, I was seven years old when it was released but still...

Jan 23, 2011

A girl came in the café and sat by herself at a table near the window. She was very pretty with a face as fresh as a newly minted coin if they minted coins in smooth flesh with rain-freshened skin, and her hair was black as a crow’s wing and cut sharply and diagonally across her cheek.

I looked at her and she disturbed me and made me very excited. I wished I could put her in the story, or anywhere but she had placed herself so she could watch the street and the entry and I knew she was waiting for someone. So I went on writing.

The story was writing itself and I was having a hard time keeping up with it. I ordered another Rum St James and I watched the girl whenever I looked up, or when I sharpened the pencil with a pencil-sharpener with the shavings curling into a saucer under my drink.

I’ve seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.

—Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast)

Winter Rock

Jan 22, 2011


I've always wanted a vintage 50's fridge for my pad. I've never actually looked for one but I can only imagine it would likely be a project to own, not to mention not have the functionalities of a new fridge.

To solve that problem, Big Chill, a company out of Boulder, Colorado have a whole line of vintage inspired appliances. The stove and dishwasher may be a bit too much for me but a turquoise blue fridge would look kickass in any Kitchen. The prices start at $2,695.

Jan 19, 2011

Herb Alpert: Music For Your Eyes

This documentary explores Herb Alpert's abstract paintings and his more figurative bronze sculptures, focusing on the first major retrospective of his work given at the Tennessee State Museum. We see and hear how music has infused his paintings and sculptures through color, concept, and form.

The entire musical score to this visual film is composed and played by Herb Alpert, and his personality is probed through his artwork.
(via Wikipedia)

Jan 17, 2011

I've always thought Nancy Sinatra had amazing style and was extremely sexy. Mini-skirts and go-go boots have always done it for me or just the boots in general. I noticed this album at the record store the other day and it caught my attention as does any woman dressed this way. Frank must have had a helluva time dealing with her.

Jan 15, 2011

The record setup at my casa

Just picked up a few records at the local Goodwill of all places for under two bucks a pop. Been listening to Stan Getz all afternoon. Sounds so different on vinyl. Perfect for the cold-rainy weather we've been having here in Dallas all week long.

Stan Getz early 60's European Tour

Jan 14, 2011

Weekend Movie: Somewhere

I'm gonna check this flick out this weekend written and directed by Sofia Coppola with music by Phoenix and starring Stephen Dorff. Dorff plays a hard living Hollywood actor who is surprised by an extended visit from his 11-year old daughter who makes him re-examine his life.

Winter Wear

I'm really diggin' the looks of Banana Republic this season. Their camel colored topcoat and suede boots are on my next hit list and will give me a good reason to do my Brando impersonation..

BR, Three-button topcoat $275

BR, Anderson boot $140

Marlon Brando - Last Tango In Paris