Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Consequence feat. Kanye West & John Legend - Whatever U Want [VIDEO]



Like the pack Jordans that come with the pack pair
Ya'll really don't want it, and we making that clear.

Directed by Hype Williams. Cons TV, the album available November 17th.

via Nah Right

ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2009 [EVENTS]


This Saturday, October 3rd Toronto's downtown core will transform into a gigantic canvas, and will showcase the talents of a plethora of artists. The "free all-night contemporary art thing" runs from 6:55pm until sunrise, so find your flask and favourite poison (keep it discreet). Check out http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca for more info.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Cleveland Premieres Tonight! [TELEVISION]

Been waiting for this for oh so long...and tonight is zeee night! Sunday always proves to be an epic evening for television programs that includes but is not limited to 60 Minutes, Mad Men, Dexter, Californication, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and now the The Cleveland Show. (TRAILER)

Go...watch...enjoy!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Chromeo – Night By Night [MUSIC]


The boys are back in town! Teaming up with Green Label Sound to provide that same electro/pop/funk/synth you've known to come and love...at least I have.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminiem - Forever [VIDEO]



I'm hella late on this post. But it must be done.
Cheers Toronto! Cheers Drake!

*RELATED: See Complex Mag's "How To Dress Like Drake, Lil Wayne, Em and Kanye in the Forever Video"

A.P.C. x Supreme Fall 2009 Collection [FASHION]


I've always been a fan of the branding genius that is Supreme, and I have a strong affinity for A.P.C., I am actually wearing a pair at this very moment. However, I just can't imagine why anyone would be content with walking around in pair of new standards with the phrase "Fuck 'Em" embroidered on the rear...A fail in my opinion. A collaboration of this magnitude should have unearthed a collection much more than what this has to offer me. Though...the T-shirt could work...drops Oct. 3rd. If your with it...LYL.

via HS

Black Dynamite Poster x Black Firecracker & Ebony Explosion [MOVIES]

There are actually a few renditions of the posters floating around in the interweb. Also floating around are viral videos and sneak peaks. One of which I recently came across is from Black Dynamite's foes...Black Firecracker and Ebony Explosion. You may already know Ebony Explosions cousin...TubeSteak

A go&d™ Friday Classic!



One might constitute this song as a guilty pleasure? But I don't feel guilty at all...this is my sh*t!

Valet Mag's Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Lookbook [FASHION]


Courtesy of Valet, this a compilation of some of the best looks for men during the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. I for one am quite happy for the splash of colour...despite what Jay might think. Check their "Visual Survey of the Style Landscape From a Dozen New York Designers" here. Get inspired.

via Get Kempt

All The Single Babies! [VIDEO]



This video had me clapping and smiling from ear to ear...Ye' was right, this video was great, if not for anything else, this reason alone! LOL

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Invention of Lying Trailer [MOVIES]



In theatres this Friday Sept. 25th (early screening) Major debut Oct. 2nd...and probably where I'll be that (one of those) evening(s).

VW Says L1 Hybrid Is ‘Most Efficient’ Car in the World [CARS]


I'm a fan! Clocking in at over a 150 miles/gallon, I'm a HUGE fan. Check video of the car here.

FRANKFURT — The green theme of the Frankfurt auto show was consistent throughout the first news media day, and it reached its pinnacle at about noon, when Volkswagen introduced “the most fuel-efficient automobile in the world.”

No one argued.

Calling it, the L1 concept an automobile is something of a stretch, although it does seat two and moves on four wheels. But that’s where convention ends.

The bullet-shape L1 — perhaps the first-generation Honda Insight reinvented? — sips diesel to the tune of 1.4 liters per 100 kilometers (61 miles). It is a hybrid, and the diesel engine is supplemented by an electric motor. The carbon fiber-reinforced body shell weighs only about 280 pounds, and the whole car checks in at about 650 pounds, thanks to its aluminum brakes, carbon-fiber wheels, titanium hubs and ceramic bearings. The fuel tank — tank, indeed — holds just 1.7 gallons of fuel.

The L1 is incredibly small. In photos, it looks like a car. In the metal, it has the appearance of a small plane, to which someone forgot to attach the wings and a tail. Walter de Silva, Volkswagen’s head of design, says the shape “redefines classic and aesthetic vehicle traits. All of its moving parts are integrated so accurately that the body resembles a rocket or jet.”

Ergonomically, the interior offers a 180-degree view of the instruments and controls, and a round start button doubles as a shift lever for the seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox transmission. For the display screen in front of the driver, VW uses high-contrast OLED (organic LED) technology.

VW says that the L1 hybrid will be available in 2010, in limited numbers.


via NYT

The Age of Stupid [MOVIES]

http://www.ageofstupid.net is a sci-fi/mock-doc that tells the story of our planet in 2055 completely gutted by hyper-consumption and global warming. Despite where you stand on the debate (at the very least, everyone should recycle!) the film does look pretty cool. Watch the trailer here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A go&d™ Friday Classic!

Snow ft. Nadine Sutherland - Anything for you

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The 3rd Annual MANIFESTO Festival [EVENTS]



Festival of Community & Culture
5 days. 8 venues. 120+ artists. One city.
September 16 - 20 2009
www.themanifesto.ca
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day [TRAILER]


Troy Duffy is back at it again...re-hashing the cult classic! I heard the rumors of the new movie, but had yet to see the trailer! And it is quite possibly one of the finest displays of gratuitous violence I have ever seen! LOL

The "I'mma Let You Finish" Phenomena [LOL]


A compilation of the best and worst "I'mma Let You Finish" graphics circulating around the web...aptly titled Kanye Gate and done under the premise that "We’re all going to be sick of these by the weekend, so let your friends know about I’mma Let You Finish before they lose their magical ability to make people laugh."

ENJOY!

Ideall Clothing: Fall/Winter 2009 [FASHION]












Products will be available October 2009 at LiveStock Toronto and online at www.IdeallClothing.com

Laugh Out Wednesday! [PHOTO]

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Best VJ Ever - Part 1 (ICE COLD) [ME]



Part 1 of the micro-movie series "The Best VJ Ever". Hit my Much profile page to vote!
Directed by Horatio. LOL

“Fame Kills" Tour Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga [CONCERT]


Kanye did mention that he'd be taking break on Leno. And after the endless graphics, the president calling him a jackass for the Taylor Swift hoopla...I'd hope everything will be water under the bridge by November 10th, where things will undoubtedly get berserk with him and Lady Gaga together in the same arena...one way or another.

Nov. 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
Nov. 11 – San Diego, CA @ Vegas Arena
Nov. 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Madalay Bay Events Center
Nov. 15 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Nov. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Nov. 18 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
Nov. 19 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
Nov. 24 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
Nov. 26 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Nov. 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
Dec. 2 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Dec. 4 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Dec. 9 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Dec. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Dec. 12 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Dec. 13 – Norfolk, VA @ Scope
Dec. 16 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Dec. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
Dec. 19 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
Dec. 20 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
Dec. 22 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
Dec. 26 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
Dec. 30 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Jan. 3 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Jan. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jan. 8 – Kanata, ON@ Scotiabank Place
Jan. 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Jan. 14 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Jan. 16 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan. 19 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
Jan. 21 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jan. 22 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jan. 24 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

Drake - So Far Gone EP [MUSIC]



In stores today. The EP of the decade...even according to Kanye!

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Drake - Fear

Monday, September 14, 2009

Best of Patrick Swayze x Cancer Awareness.[RIP]


A compilation of movie and video clips of the great actor who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze.

RIP.
Swayze.
Let's all help to raise cancer awareness. It just happens to be Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month.

Super 2009 Fall/Winter Sunglasses [FASHION]







Sunglasses aren't just for the summer...have you not ever been blinded by the sun gleeming off the snow?! I have...and a pair of two of these Super's would be an excellent remedy!


via HB

More Than A Game: Trailer [VIDEO]



Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in the true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player's father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the "Fab Five's" improbable nine-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship.

Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested—both on and off the court—as James' exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they've set out to achieve together.



Official website here.

50 Cent feat. Ne-Yo - Baby By Me (prod. Polow Da Don) [MUSIC]


I'm feeling this...makes 2 in a row!

Bermuda Triangle plane mystery 'solved' [URBAN LEGEND]


Two of the so-called Bermuda Triangle's most mysterious disappearances in the late 1940s may have been solved.

Scores of ships and planes are said to have vanished without trace over the decades in a vast triangular area of ocean with imaginary apexes in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico.

But a new examination for a BBC series provides plausible explanations for the disappearance of two British commercial planes in the area, with the loss of 51 passengers and crew.

One plane probably suffered from catastrophic technical failure as a result of poor design, while the other is likely to have run out of fuel.

Sixty years ago, commercial flights from London to Bermuda were new and perilous. It would require a refuelling stop on the Azores before the 2,000-mile flight to Bermuda, which at that time was the longest non-stop commercial overseas flight in the world.

The planes would have been operating at the limit of their range. Today planes arriving at the tiny Atlantic island deep need sufficient reserve fuel to divert to the US East Coast 700 miles away, in case of emergency.

And the planes of the post-war era were far less reliable than today's airliners.



Read the rest of the story.

Friday, September 11, 2009

8 Years Ago Today... [REMEMBER]


"With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy." -Max Ehrmann

A go&d™ Friday Classic!



In T.Dot they want me, and I'm going to be there!

TIFF x go&d's 10 Must See Films [MOVIES]

Thinking about checking out the TIFF? Don't know what to watch? Let me try to help by offering up some of films I will be going to see, as well as some other films that generally look great.

CHECK IT OUT:


I, as many other people have a strong fascination with the theory of evolution. I have failed to really fathom the immense scrutiny Charles Darwin would have gone through for promoting such an ideology in 1850's...until now really. The story Darwin' work, is that of which was meet with instant success, his book enacts a paradigm shift within his lifetime, inaugurating a new era in biological science. Goes without the saying the creation vs evolution debate is something of stalemate in modern society, which is partly why the film may not pick up American distribution.



I wasn't familiar with the story of Hypatia before stumbling upon Agora on the TIFF website, but it is quite an epic one. Dating back 369 AD, the films tells the story of tensions between pagans and Christians in Egypt which leads to an inevitable clash. Hypatia, played by Rachel Weisz, is the legendary philosopher and mathematician who is at the centre of the battle that lends itself to many ideas that are still relevant in today.



I was lucky enough to be invited to the screener of Youth In Revolt earlier this summer, and I must say...it changed my life! A fine effort of black/dark comedy, that rings very close to the C. D. Payne's cult-hit novel that it is based upon and titles after. Youth in Revolt is simply one of my favourite films...hands down. Plus...everyone rolls with Michael Cera!



George Clooney in comedy...that's all I know, and I all I needed to know!

"Based on the novel by Walter Kirn (who also wrote Thumbsucker), Up in the Air offers darkly humorous insights into corporate America and male mid-life crisis. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a “career transition consultant” – essentially someone who fires people for a living. Hired by downsizing firms to make the personal, well, impersonal, Ryan, in his perfectly tailored suits and professionally remote manner, aces the task. Ryan's one real emotional investment is in his mastery of business travel. His goal is to reach that elite echelon of travellers who have achieved the ten-million-mile mark."



So as with ever TIFF, I am most excited about the Midnight Madness films, and a favourite in 2007, was a comedy by Hitoshi Matsumoto's called DAINIPPONJIN. Fast forward 2 years and he's back with Symbol. An unexplainable, but apparently gut busting ride. Fair enough, I'm in!



I have posted about this film before...it's an issue that hits close to home. lol

"Acting as African America's Michael Moore, Rock goes front and centre in this investigative documentary that is both hilarious and surprisingly informative. It began with an innocent question from his young daughter: “Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?” In black families “good” hair means straight hair, and it's been the source of pain and envy ever since African slaves first digested European beauty standards. Today, women on limited incomes pay thousands of dollars a year to maintain a straight-hair weave – or expect their men to pay for them. To assist in the exploration of this trend, the Reverend Al Sharpton, interviewed by Rock in a light mood, sermonizes on the historical significance of his processed ‘do."



Atom Egoyan is back with what looks to be a sharp, and highly entertaining story of an pseudo love triangle gone awry...sounds odd, but that what I'd describe a wife who hires and escort of seduce her husband she suspects of cheating..following a Toronto couple, played by Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson it goes without saying that the acting will be top shelf. A film that will classically represent Sir Walter Scott who once stated, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."



The TIFF synopsis says this better than I could...Midnight Madness at its finest!

"Warning! If you haven't seen the original [REC], run out and watch it now or suffer the spoilers that follow!

In 2007, directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza teamed up to unleash the genuinely harrowing [REC], a film that simply set out to scare the crap out of the audience, without any pretensions. The fan favourite quickly spawned the U.S. remake Quarantine, which only proved how innovative the original was.

[REC] is told through a reporter's camera as she accompanies firefighters on a routine call and ends up trapped with them in an apartment building infected with a ferocious virus. Sealed in and desperate, they trace the contagion to the attic, discovering abandoned research on demonic possession. Needless to say, [REC] didn't have a happy ending."


I have been Michael Moore fan for quite some time, I remember eagerly awaiting to watch Sicko, only to end up catching on TMN OnDemand. His style of propagating is genius...as it in my opinion fights fire with fire, when only fire will do! In the spirit of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko. Moore strikes out at the Reagenomics that many believe caused the final collapse of the last year. Hailed as "genius", this will be a film to see.




Werner Herzog takes on a remake of Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant, which he borrows the title, as well as the warped character for what looks like a roller coaster ride of film...on vicoden and cocaine.

"The viewer rides shotgun with Cage as he prowls the depopulated New Orleans in this improbable pairing of Leaving Las Vegas and Grand Theft Auto. Under Herzog's direction, Cage delivers another in his roster of off-the-chain performances, bursting with non sequiturs bound to become notable cult film quotations, including “What are these fucking iguanas doing on my coffee table?” and “Shoot him again – his soul is still dancing.”"


Hunger for more?
Check Live A Good Life for another set of films definitely worth taking a look at!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Black Dynamite Official Trailer [MOVIES]


In 1972, Black Dynamite, a former CIA agent, is called back into the business when the Italian mob kills his brother, fills black orphanages with heroin, and floods the street with bad malt liquor. He soon discovers a vast conspiracy, reaching all the way to the White House.

I'm sold!

In theatres October 16th...who is coming with me?

Check the official site of the film.

Sean JB Allen for Much Music's VJ 2.0! [ME]

This is actually something I have wanted to do for a very long time! Ambitions of becoming a Much VJ has long been on my agenda of things I'd like to accomplish. So, yeah...I'm going in!!! Tossing my hat in the arena, and I'll see where I end up. I'd appreciate if all the readers could check out my social networking pages, and vote for me! I appreciate it, and thank you!

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Jay-Z Announces BP3 Fall Tour Dates [CONCERT]


Ahhhh man! Tickets are already floating around for the Toronto show, but I are expected to go on sale officially tomorrow. A live performance of "Off That" would be something epic!

September 2009
11 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

October 2009
9 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
10 - Highland Heights, KY - Bank of Kentucky Center
13 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
14 - Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome
15 - Kelowna, British Columbia - Prospera Place
16 - Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place
17 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
24 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center
25 - Amherst, MA - Mullins Center
27 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
28 - Columbus, OH - Value City Arena
29 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre
30 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
31 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre

November 2009
1 - Ottawa, Ontario - Scotiabank Place
12 - Champaign, IL - University of Illinois - Assembly Hall
19 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
20 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
22 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center Arena

via Live Daily

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

50 Cent Talks About Getting Rich And "The 50th Law" On CNBC [VIDEO]

This was actually pretty entertaining to watch. 50 and Author Robert Greene discuss their book The 50th Power, as well being business savvy. Closer to end 50 explaining that living in Mike Tyson's house helps him with frugality, and living within his means is pretty funny...though he'd have to concede that staying within his means still offers up plenty of wiggle room.

WATCH:



Monday, September 7, 2009

"T.O.'s Fashion Expert's" PATENT Magazine Feature [ME]

Patent Magazine asked me and a few other fashion forward men from Toronto to be featured their September 2009 issue, which they have dubbed the "Fly Guy" issue. The feature is called, "IT Fall items from T.O.'S Fashion Experts", and I offer up my "It" item for fall season.

Check it out here.