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Meet Shoppinglist at 80 proof

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

One of the great bands playing at 80 proof will be Shoppinglist. Check out this video of them recording at the studio. You can go over to Contrast Tv and see them playing a live set from the Contrast Office. Go right meow.

Monday Blues…

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

It was a nice long weekend, but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Today is back to work and back to school for me. Hope I’m able to juggle both work and two studio classes this semester. It’s not going to be easy… wish me luck… I’m going to need it.

This photo was taken several weeks ago on my new Polaroid 250 Land Camera with Fuji fp-100c instant film. Have a great week!

Talib Kweli Makes Me Want To Surf and Mos Def Makes Me Want To Be Taller

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

I was trying to get my fix of Black Star music because they will be performing at Aloha Tower Market Place on Friday night, and I came across these two videos. The first is of young, Aussie Craig Anderson shredding to Talib Kweli’s Get By. It was a submission for Innersection.tv and the video is making me want to surf so very badly. The second video is a commercial for the Air Jordan XVI and features Mos Def’s Umi Says. You may think that this video would make me want to play basketball, but it actually just makes we want to be taller. I think 6′6″ would be a perfect height for me that way I could look MJ straight in his eye.

The Analog Sunshine Recorders Opening Night

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Saturday was a blast at Manifest! The Analog Sunshine Recorders opening night was a great turnout! The place started to fill up pretty early and by 10 p.m. it was packed. We even had some celebrities in the house… anyone remember Rufio from the movie Hook? Lookie, lookie, I’ve got Hookie! That’s right, actor Dante Basco in the flesh! He was super chill and friendly… really down to earth. We had a nice conversation and he was even kind enough to take a photo with me. It was awesome! Thanks to everyone who made it out on Saturday night! If you didn’t make it out, the photos will be up at Manifest until September 13th, so you still have some time to check it out!

History- Black Star

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Bamp Projects is bringing down Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) this Friday night at Aloha Tower Marketplace and I’m crossing my fingers that they play this song. Who do I need to get at to request History? Get at me.

Analog x Manifest

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Here’s a sneak peek of The Analog Sunshine Recorders exhibit at Manifest… it’s looking pretty, pretty, pretty good..

Tonight at Ka! Kenny Brimer Forever!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Come and celebrate Kenny’s life with everyone tonight at Ka in Ward Center!

What-Kenny Brimer Forever (Memorial Fund Raiser with Guest DJ’s)
When- Friday, August 20, 2010, 10pm-2pm
Where- Ka Restaurant and Lounge www.karestaurant.com
Who- This event is open to the public including all of Hawaii’s skateboarders, surfers, friends, action sports participants and Island Ohana.
DJ’s Manifest, Toad One and Forty Five.

Cost- $10 cover charge. All proceeds will go to help with Kenny’s Celebration of Life Memorial

July 23,2010 Duarte, California- Oahu lost a skateboarding brother. Kenneth Lawrence Brimer grew up in Oahu, Hawaii and has touched the lives of the localized Skateboard community.

Story below was written by one of Kenny’s closest friends Lawrence Warnken.

Last Summer local skateboarder Kenneth Brimer was out with a few friends street skating at Paki Park just off of Kapahulu Ave. in Honolulu when he unexpectedly took a fall and struck his head on the sidewalk. He wasn’t attempting to do anything death-defying or incredibly difficult, but the suddenness and harsh impact of his fall rendered him temporarily unconscious. Luckily he was near the fire station and paramedics quickly administered aid and took him to the hospital. Soon after the fall, numerous tests were run on him and it was then that Kenny was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphotic Leukemia. Soon afterwards it was decided that he would need a bone marrow transplant to help with his treatment, and one was located relatively easy, something that is not the norm in cases like this. Kenny went to California to receive the bone marrow transplant and await his recovery. However, complications arose and as a result of the operation he was diagnosed with Graft vs Host Disease. Kenny fought hard every step of the way but passed away on July 23, 2010.

There will be a fundraiser on Kenny’s behalf to help his girlfriend Lillie Brown get back on her feet. Lillie was at Kenny’s side the whole time while going through treatments, therapy and the Bone Marrow Transplant. Lillie has really faced challenges as she was not only facing a loss of her partner but the risk of also losing her job. Lillie was let go from her current job due to her not being able to attend work while being of aid to her beloved Kenny. Lillie was away for a total of 7 Months and has finally returned home with Kenny’s ashes. Lillie also wants to make a non-traditional Memorial in honor of Kenny’s personality and this benefit will also help her with this.

We are asking the media channels to help us show some Aloha Spirit and help us to contact all of our local skateboarding community as well as anyone who is going to be out on a Friday night. There will be good music and a great vibe. Please join us for a night of fun and remembrance of a great person by the name of Kenneth Brimer and as we are still in mourning we feel happy that Kenny can once again step on his beloved toy the Skateboard.

Art Auction for Kenny

Artists from all over the world team up to help with the late Kenny Brimer!

Organized from Solitary Arts co-founder Yong-Ki Chang, Artists get together and give art for the greater good in the honor of the late Kenneth Brimer. Please see below for full detail:
In conjunction with the benefit scheduled at Ka tomorrow, I’ll be launching an auction to help raise additional funds for the Kenny Brimer Celebration Of Life Memorial, held later this year in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Generous donations from these friends listed below, for our friend, Kenny Brimer and to his family and fiance, Lillie Brown.

Tommy Guerrero
Mark Gonzales
Neil Blender
Geoff McFetridge
Kyle Field
Todd Francis
and curated by Arkitip:
Evan Hecox
Ed Templeton
Ryan Mcginness
Tony Arcabascio

All pieces are listed for viewing and use at: http://www.solitaryarts.com/pages/benefit-for-kenny-brimer
Each image will be hyperlinked to the eBay URL when the auction starts at Midnight, August 21, 2010.
eBay auction will be held for 10 days from start date (auction ends August 31, 2010).

The Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry of Hawaii joins in to help create awareness for the late Kenneth Brimer.

Ferdie Gabat has been always doing what he can to gain awareness towards disease of Leukemia and has helped out in the past on Kenny’s behalf. We got a hold of Ferdie today and he is willing to do what he can for others in their time of need. For more info on becoming a Donor you can visit us on the night of the benefit as Ferdie and his crew will be there gladly taking registrants for the Marrow Registry in this time of need. You can also get more info by visiting www.bethematch.org or calling 1(800) Marrow-2.

Creative Stimuli West Coast & NYC

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

If you’re on the West Coast or in New York City, pick up a copy of our Creative Stimuli issue at these fine retail spots, it should be touching down today or tomorrow. Limited quantities!!

1112 Pike Street
Seattle, WA

989 112th NE Suite 101
Bellevue, WA

107 Northwest 5th Avenue
Portland, OR

-San Jose-
229 Jackson Street
San Jose, CA

-San Francisco-
1409 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA

812 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

1632 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA

-Los Angeles-
112 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

126 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

-Costa Mesa-
2930 Bristol Street, Ste B104
Costa Mesa, CA

-Huntington Beach-
The Closet
121 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA

-Encinitas/San Diego-
1053 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA

-New York City-
41 West 8th Street
New York, NY

446 Broadway
New York, NY

Reed Space
151 Orchard Street
New York, NY

Analog Sunshine Recorders this Saturday at Manifest!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Please come to Manifest this Saturday for the opening of the Analog Sunshine Recorders photo exhibit! My friends have been working really hard the past few days putting up over 200+ photos from 12 different artists while I’m a prisoner here at my work cubicle. All photos were shot on film in various speeds and sizes. Everyone has some really amazing pieces of work… makes me quite intimidated to be honest, but that’s ok… consider my photos an element of total randomness in the bunch! Haha! It’ll be a lot of fun, so please drop by… it’s the last weekend to get nuts before school is back in session! Don’t be square… be there!


Monday, August 16th, 2010

August 28

Clones of the Queen
Falcon Lord
Shopping List
Jim Jones
Drop Shadows

Thirtynine Hotel
No Evil DJs
Vodka Tasting (8-9PM)

By volume, vodka is typically 40% alcohol, which translates to 80 proof.