One thing remained the same every year growing up, and that is this: my younger brother ALWAYS wanted a RC (remote controlled) car for Christmas. And he usually got one, but more than likely it was never the car that he was dreaming up in his imagination. It would usually either be too slow, or it only worked in the kitchen, or on the tile or vinyl floor, and not on the carpet, or it would have that wire attached between the car and the remote…that would really piss him off.
As we got older he started to pick out his own, and they still would only last a good month or so because it would be torn to shreds from flipping over so many times, or the battery would die and cost too much to buy another one. One of the main problems was us thinking we were mechanics and taking the thing apart only to find out we couldn’t put it back together again.
Well, now we are all grown up, but things haven’t changed much. On Christmas Day we hit the streets after dinner to watch my bro go to work with his toy. Finally in the Big League, this car ain’t no joke…it can do about 70 mph.
I will post some video of his car in action soon…this thing is crazy quick.
I’m a little late, as usual, but 2010 is upon us and if you haven’t started yet, now is the time to get a jump on the year’s goals. If you are anything like anyone else I know, that day was today, Monday. Because there is no way anyone was going to start a brand new diet, exercise regime, or resolution of some sort on a Friday. So there, I said it.
On to the next one. I have a lot in store for this year, and I hope the year is bigger and better than 2009, its supposed to be anyway. A friend of mine told me I needed to take the rest of the year off and wait until this week to really start the blueprint of my takeover, but I went ahead and got a jump start cause I know how lazy I am already.
I hope everyone is enjoying my post and pics thus far, I will continue to bring you my events and experiences first hand for your reading and viewing pleasure. I am a bit behind, so I have about 3 party pics to post including pics from a crazy House of Blues party and New Years. I also got some other random stuff, and some cool pics from the Texans victory game yesterday.
I was so ecstatic about that victory, the energy and emotion in that game was crazy…I am so happy to have been a part of that history making moment. With that, I leave you with only one pic for now, with promise of more to come the rest of the week.
Its that time of year again, time to let go of all the year’s flaws, look back on the triumps, and start a brand new slate for 2010! Probably the biggest party night of the year, there is a lot of pressure to find a good spot to party, party, party, but also be safe, and not spend a fortune…unless you’re Diddy.
This year we are giving back to you. Cafe 4212 is hosting a NYE event that will fit everyones needs and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
This party will consist of complimentary admission, parking, and a breakfast buffet starting at 2am. There will also be a Champagne toast at Midnight to bring in the New Year right. Myself and Dj RedSoda will be in the mix all night for your pleasure. Check out the flyer below.
For a good deal on the night, get a wrist band for $75 and drink ALL you want ALL NIGHT…see you there.
Premium Goods held a special event for the unveiling of some collaboration t-shirts from The Hundreds and DeLorean Motor Company. Really good look, even though I got there late. The Hundreds really pushes the envelope when it comes to product marketing, and for those that are retro minded, they always have something good in store for your viewing pleasure.
Premium Goods is probably the premier shoe and clothing shop in Houston. They always have the newest styles and color ways of the most popular kicks for all the sneaker heads. With one store in Brooklyn and another here in Houston, I would say they are doing pretty good.
Inside the timeless masterpiece…
My boy Ricardo came though to show some love, be on the lookout for his graffiti work coming soon…
On the left is Cameron Wynne, Head of Merchandising at DMC, but also the son of DeLorean’s current owner. I imagine it must be really cool to be around DeLorean cars for your entire life, but Cameron has been driving one since he could remember. Right now his DeLorean is in the shop being wrapped in black vinyl…I can’t wait to see it. Keep up with them on Facebook for all the latest DMC news.
This DeLorean has the steering wheel on the right side. Why you ask? Because they are shipping it to Singapore. DMC produces about 12 cars a year for sale. For about 60k you can get a new DeLorean with all the newest technology, hand built. The only other hand built car I know goes for almost half a million dollars. I don’t know about you, but I am DMC all the way.
Anyone that knows me knows how much I love children and making them happy. The Texas Children’s Hospital Toy Drive does just exactly that for me, gives me a chance to help these kids have a wonderful Christmas.
Sponsored by Advantage BMW, lots of caring people came out to have a good time, but also to donate toys and show their support. I would like to extend a special Thank You to all of my friends and family that attended the event. And a special thanks to Dawn Sloan for allowing me to be part of such a great cause. I can’t wait till next year, I am sure it will be BIGGER and BETTER!
Here are some pics from the night. Happy Holidays.
Grey Goose and Corozo was also in attendance to ensure that the beverages of the night were perfect….
Just one of many beautiful BMWs on display in the show room.
On the wheels of steel…
Special invited guest Farouk Shami attended the toy drive and even gave a short speech with some Q&A at the end. If you haven’t heard of Farouk, he came to American with $71 in his pocket, started the CHI hair products brand, became a billionaire, and is now running for governor. I had to make that networking transaction.
This Saturday me and my boy Dj Red Soda will be on the turntables at The House of Blues for some Holiday Partying! Hosted by our boy Rey Alton with Urban Navigator, this party is guaranteed to please the masses and give you a preview of whats to come for the New Year. If you have never been out to one of his parties, you don’t know what you’re missing…besides, you can’t go wrong with us jamming the best of old school, reggae, hip hop, R&B, and top 40 Check the flyer for some details, and be sure to RSVP here!
And be sure to hit up Rey for all your travel needs at urbannavigator.com, your guide to contemporary travel!
See you Saturday!
Be on the look out for the New Year’s Eve Bash @ Cafe 4212….12/31/09.
Kid Cudi is taking hip hop in an amazing new direction. I always complain about music not being as good as it was 5 or 10 years ago, but along comes a Kid Named Cudi and changes my mind about how I feel about music today. I have only bought about 4 or 5 albums this year, and this is one of them. Check out his new video for Pursuit of Happiness.
Drake appearance and everything…I’m not sure how I feel about that, I have mixed feelings about Ever, Greatest. Not about his talent level, but about his choice of record label, but I will save that for another day. Here is the video…dope.