There’s a reason why he is The Man In Black, because he was just that, a man in black.
Too many kids these days look up to false idols they see on tv and the internet and think they’re men. No, no… They aren’t men. They’re just over-sized fairies covered in tattoos that don’t have any story or reason behind them.
Well kids. Here are two idols you should definitely look up to. Well, technically three. As this is my favorite song from none other than Robert Nesta Marley, sang by Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer. All three men lived, stood, and died for something. Unlike the fairies today, who only do it for the air time and publicity.
Happy birthday J.R. We need more like you, to whip these pussies into shape.
That Schmiere stuff you just reviewed, I know the website and I'ved oohed and awed for quite some time but I just don't have a translating program! I don't even know the prices! I would seize everything I could, if only I could :/
please! What is your translating program man? and where can i get it? Thanx!
Glad the brand has caught your eye!
Unfortunately, what I used to translate was an app. on my phone.
Fortunately, the folks at Rumble59 are probably some of the most helpful people I’ve communicated with. Price wise, a tin of pomade comes out to about $13.xx. Not too bad, considering the amount there is in each tin. About 4.xx oz, compared to other pomades which are the average 3oz.
Email Mareike, he’s the one who helped me out. And he’s rather quick with reply time.
Ever since Rockabilly Fridays have come to an end at Retox, it’s left a lot of folks without their weekly record hop. While the ever so often shows are fun and all, we need some sort of regular event!
Sick of sitting at home with your hand down your pants? Maybe you’re tired off farting in the bathtub, laughing your ass off. Well, look no further folks. It seems like “Handsome” Hawk Valentine has given us an answer, to your lonely Friday night prayers…
Starting Friday March 4th, there’s gonna be a monthly Haight Street Hop, manned by Tanoa and Oran. FINALLY… Another place to get drunk on a Friday night! And if you cats haven’t noticed by now, I just love drinking on a Friday night! Definitely beats going around hopping from bar to bar, only to be surrounded by bros. Definitely like oil and water with me. Just doesn’t mix well…
It’s going to be held at Milk Bar, which also houses a ton of other sorts of event nights. But if it’s good enough for reggae nights, then it’s good enough for rockabilly nights, then it’s good enough for me!
One thing I like about this new event, is that they’re really pushing for local merchants to come out. And when the locals come out to support such events, the longer they last. If only people frequented Retox more often…
From swing lessons from Justin from Slim Jenkins, a Pin Up contest and prizes by Dollhouse Bettie, to free hairstyling from the kind folks at the Wak Shack, this is gonna be one hell of an event! And yes, for you cats who don’t know how to pomp too well, they will be doing pompadours as well! But ya know… If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you should be doing it well by now ;)…
To top it all off… PBR + Whiskey (better be either Jameson, Wild Turkey, or good ol’ J.D.!!!,) is only $5! $20 and you’ll be nicely topped off.
So come on out, it’s gonna be a blast! But if you try and cut me off for parking, expect a flat tire.
Totally understandable bud, I appreciate the help and advice. It's only about a half inch right now, so it'll be a while. I'm really looking at doing something smaller, and keeping the sides nice and clean. I'll keep you posted man! :)
Hi bud! Just wanted to say, I found you on here the other day and started reading, and just had to follow. I had a few quick questions about growing out a good pomp. I haven't had hair since 05, and have shaved my head down to the skin or about an 1/8 of an inch. I've been growing my hair out the past few weeks, and was just curious what a good starting length is to reach before I should do anything with it? And if I get it shaped, should I tell them my pomp plans so that they don't cut or trim important sections?
You can start by “training” your hair by slicking it back, as soon as it has some length. It’ll get your hair used to doing the motions and it’ll start to (slightly) go to that direction on its own. You can even start to do a mini pomp when your hair is around 2inches long.
Tell them that you’re looking to do a pompadour. Bring in a pic for reference, so they know what angle you’re going towards. With a pic, they’ll know what you want. But remember, most stylists cut your hair so that it will grow into the look you want. Yeah, pain in the ass, right? But that’s just how it’s done.
I’ll do a little write up later on, so it’s a little more in detail. But you get the jist.
Let me know if you got anymore questions. And hit me up when you get your hair pomp’d!
Hopefully my translator is correct, or else I’ma look like a jackass!
Is this technically my first care package, since USPS lost the main component from my first one? Anywho…
After a few emails exchanged, a couple weeks passed, it’s finally here! I stumbled upon this brand by chance, as I’ve done most pomades. But this time, I was looking for pomade for women! My lady has asked me if women used pomade to style their hair. Of course, some do, but the majority of them stick to hairspray.
That’s fine and all, but really…. Is there a pomade that women can use comfortably? Without having to be greasy like us fellas? Well folks, the folks out in Germany have the answer! And that answer is, hell yes!
Rumble 59 is one hell of a company. From tee shirts for both men and women, jackets, pomade, hell, even saddle shoes! They’ve got their bases covered. And especially for you cats looking for some new denim, they got a sweet pair of cinch back denim for sale.
Now… For the pomade… They’ve got PLENTY. They’ve got nine different pomades. Now, that’s a lot for one company to put out. I mean, a lot of brands have about three at max, but they’ve got three times as much! And ladies, they have two specific pomades, just for you!
After exhanging a few emails with Mareike, it was time to wait. And waiting is the hard part!
And on the rainiest day of the week, the goods came!
Now, when I first saw the box… I figured, cool, probably sent me a shirt, why else would they send a box this big?
Cool, got a catalog for their gear!
And then… MIND FUCK.
Six, big ass tins of pomade! And a little as I like to call it “emergency size.”
Wow… As soon as I saw them all, I was speechless. Pretty fuckin nice of them, wouldn’t you cats say???
Two for my lady to try out and review, and 5 for me… But realistically, I’m probably gonna try out some of her pomade… Hopefully she doesn’t read my blog, then notice a huge blob of pomade missing from her tin!
As you would have guessed it… There was no more room on my newly installed shelves for these guys… So you know what… I had to put up one more fuckin shelf! Luckily, I didn’t bust my hand on the last one.
And if you cats don’t believe me when I say that these are big ass tins, I had to install the last shelf to be a tad more spaced out, so they all can fit!
YUP! These are some big ass tins of pomade!
Unfortunately, since the weather is shitty, the review for these pomades has to be postponed. I give each and every pomade a leveled playing field, by making sure I review them on hot days, when their properties really matter. So, with the rains coming down hard, the Scmiere reviews will just have to wait. Sigh. I know. I’m getting ancy just looking at them!
But let me tell ya… Off the bat, just taking a look at them and smelling them, I know that these are some badass products!
So stay tuned folks. You won’t wanna miss it!
Again, big thanks to Mareike and the folks behind Rumble59! My lady and I are grately appreciative by your generosity!
If only I were talking about the show and all the cars shown on it…
I consider myself to be a rather “handy man.” Though I don’t have any of that kind of work experience behind my belt, I’m rather good with my hands. (Hint hint, someone give me a job!)
I thought about all the pomade I have, and how it takes up a decent amount of shelf spacing. More than a decent, a little bit too much. So. I figured what better way to store your pomade, than cover shelves! As tacky as some folks find these to be, I think they work. For me at least.
Not too many things can fit in a fuckin corner. Simple as that. Yeah, you can put sticks or a guitar, or your John & Kate +8 kids in the corner, but realistically, its space that’s very under appreciated. And as little as pomade tins are, a lot of them can take up space, making corner shelving perfect candidates for em.
If I had to means and tools to do so, I would’ve just cut up some wood, painted it myself, and saved some cash. But unfortunately, I don’t, so… Off to the best place in the world, next to Disneyland, TARGET.
The corner shelves they offer come in either black or white. As cool as I am, I bought black. These expensive fuckers are about $14.99, and only come with 2 corner shelves. If they had made it 4, it would’ve been perfect. So, down goes $3x.xx down the drain.
At least it comes in matte black. Not too bad I suppose. Trust me, I won’t be putting a porcelain squirrel or a Moleskine on there.
You’d think that these things would be easy to install. Three screws, three brackets, and let gravity work everything out. Right? Wrong. This thing was more complicated than it looked.
You had to measure this out and that out. The shelves had little notches so screws would sit in place, holding it up, and you only had one bracket to hold up the opposite side. And if one screw was at a wrong angle, you were royally fucked and had some holes to patch. Yeah. All that jazz and more. And guess what. I dealt with all of that!
After figuring out the basics, I got one in.
That anchor was already there, from a previous shelf. So don’t bother.
See that shadow? Yeah, we all do. You’d think with some basic engineering, 90 degree angles, that this thing would somehow sit flush. Nope… If it sat flush on one side, the other would have a good cm. of clearance space. To make sure I wasn’t just seeing things, I walked around my house, putting this thing in several corners, and ended up realizing that this was just some awkward engineering.
I know, I know… If there weren’t any space, it wouldn’t be able to fit the screws inside the notches. But guess what, BRACKETS WOULD’VE SUFFICED. Not just for style points, but also for installation points as well! I knew I should’ve just cut up some wood…
But let’s see how this fucker looks with pomade on it…
Not too shabby…
After installing the first one, I thought the rest would be a breeze. But for whatever reason, my wall said otherwise.
After breaking an anchor or 5, I ended up slamming my screw driver into my hand, with my full body weight behind it.
After a few miscalculations, a couple of holes patched, and a bottle of Advil popped, this thing was finished! The bottom shelf is a little bit off, about half a cm, but it’s ok. It’s fuckin. O.K.
There you have it. I have a fourth one, but I don’t think I could handle putting up another one of these, for now…
This isn’t me being obsessive about pomade. It’s about utilizing that empty space, and putting it to good use. Because now, that shelf space I had the pomade on, I can use it for cooler shit. Like… Knives and shit. Or… Whatever… THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. What happens when I get more pomade?
Well, that’s simple. Throw the old tins in a box and put the new stock on the shelf. That simple. And trust me, I need to get about 2 of each, of everything on those shelves.
Who doesn’t love good beer? Shit, who doesn’t love beer?! But more importantly, WHO DOESN’T LOVE GOOD, FREE BEER! Yeah. I said it… FREE!
For you cats and chicks out in the SF Bay Area, come on down and have a free Mad River Beer tasting at Self Edge, for SF Beer Week! What else do you have to do? Going out in The Mission? Well, luckily for you hipsters, this IS in The Mission. So it’s only a few blocks away from your hipster hangouts!
And you can bet that there will be some good ol’ rockabilly tunes playing!
Here’s the details.
Self Edge: 18th & Valencia Saturday: February 19 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Admission: No Charge Attire: Jeans!
You can bet your cherry pies that I’m gonna have myself a round or two of beer. So you better come on out. I mean… IT’S FUCKIN FREE!!!
If you folks haven’t listened to Santos yet, go on Youtube and do it now. Needless to say, this is gonna be a good show.
I see a big rig, mac & cheese, and a truck driver get up contest. What’s left to say about this?
This one… I originally saw this flyer with The Chop Tops underneath Big Sandys name. Guess they’re not gonna be at this one? That’s a bummer. Regardless, it’s one wild looking line up… Rockabilly meets Psychobilly meets Tiki all on a Sunday… This… Should be a fun event.
Ahh gotcha. No never made rings. I've made chainmail and leather craft jewelry along with bone pendants and other things. My friends are very good with skinning animal hides and tanning them [only roadkill though they don't hunt for sport]. All the crafting that gets done is usually either for gifting to someone or it's a DIY for personal use.
Oh ok, pretty fuckin cool though, regardless. I dig how fuckin handy everyone seems to be. Also how what you all get as road kill. We get smushed squirrels and seagulls, while you get deer and foxes.
It’s been a while since I had a drink on a day, other than Thursday. And let me tell ya, beer has never tasted so good! Well, except for some Pliney on a hot day.
Anyways, I saw that this band from Germany was coming out to play, and figured… I hardly get to see bands fromm outside of California play, so why not go, right? But when I saw that White Trash Wrecord Party was going, as well as Rea from Cock Grease, I figured, why the fuck not. Rolled out with my lady, and tried to find this spot.
As soon as we rolled up, got greeted by Abel from White Trash Wreckord Party, who was also celebrating his birthday and saw a good amount of folks in attendance. Not too shabby, for a Thursday. If only I had the luxury to get drunk on a Thursday… Hell, get drunk, period…
One particular character in attendance, was rockin’ out the whole time. She was fully equipped with some chocolate brownie cookies with M&Ms… At first I was thinkin’, “maybe these are laced with something, that’s why she has so much energy!” Well, she assured me that they weren’t, so I had two! And let me tell ya… If there were milk around, I’d be sittin’ at the bar eating milk and cookies for the rest of the night. Fuck the random beer the bartender gave me!
Forgot my camera, so I had to work with bar light. I know I keep saying this, and I know I keep saying this, but I seriously need to bring my camera around…
We caught The Pendletons at about 3/4ths way through their set. But these guys put on a great show. Great music with great energy.
Met the other DJ of WTWP, Mike, whom had thought I was black… Well… Ok… Funny thing is, it’s not the first time I’ve gotten that… WHEN I HAD DREADLOCKS! No worries, it gets funnier as the night progresses.
Up next, it was time for The Booze Bombs to hit the stage. And let me tell ya, did they hit!
Rea stated in an email that they are so much better live, than any youtube video has shown em to be. Indeed they were. Her voice is amazing live. And I also enjoyed the fact that she didn’t stay boxed up on stage as she sang. She got off and walked around singin’ to people. Hey, not too many folks do that anymore!
Abel pointed out to me this Japanese cat (HEY ANOTHER AzN!) I’ve seen him before at The Hemlock. But haven’t seen him at other rockabilly events. He tells me, that he is the same cat from the Japanese Yoyogi Park crew. WHAT??? I thought those cats stayed in that park??? Fuckin mind blowing.
What was more mind blowing, was when he was just standing up against a pillar. When suddenly, he broke out into dance. He didn’t even stand up off the pillar, he just went to town! And I must say, that dance they do is a lot more entertaining in person, when a single person is doing it!
There you have it folks… They’re invading the US!!! But seriously… I can’t imagine how they can do the things they do, in leather pants… Leather. Pants.
Finally got to meet Rea. Awkwardly enough, I had asked her to bring me a couple of tins of Sweet Georgia Brown. I meaaaan… If you’re gonna be at the same spot I am, and I can’t frequently access your shop…….. Ya know… A weird and random favor. But true to her word, she brought it!
Now my collection is complete.
Remember how I said Mike thought I was black? Well… Rea thought I was a woman… So these folks were looking around for a black lady. Sorry I didn’t meet your expectations? So apparently, I was a black woman for last night. Fine with me, I guess. Just as long as the hoods on the corner don’t ask me to shake it.
Unfortunately, my lady had to work early the next day, so… Couldn’t stay late. I sound like a 15 year old kid with a curfew… Next time… When I roll out alone, shhhhh…
A good night, with good music, with good folks. Can’t get any better. And it was only Thursday!
Big thanks to Mike and Abel from White Trash Wreckord Party for the hospitality. And to Rea for keeping her word and being one hell of a gal.
Well, that’s it for now folks. Until the next time…
Just back tracked through my pomade reviews and put em all on a single page. So for you cats looking for a new pomade, or you ladies tryin’ to get your mates greasy, check em out. There’s a ton of different pomades I reviewed, so I’m sure y’all will find the right pomade to get your do’s & dudes lookin’ right!
Okay, srs question this time. We've talked about this before in meatspace but it bears merit (for me) to talk aboot it again. If I'm looking for some gravity defying hold pomade. Does that mean I need something light so it doesn't weigh my hair down or do I need some heavy duty nonsense? You suggested I use Dax over my current Murray's, do you still think I should get some Dax or is there something else you can suggest?
Heil Ted Danzig.
If a type like yourself used a lighter pomade, it could lead to decent results, but it most likely wouldn’t stay in position. Which is of course, very much so needed, especially with some certain styles you are looking to achieve. Dax is still my pomade of choice, for you and for many. Or, you can even look into Sweet Georgia Brown in the blue tin, which you will not find locally.
What shoes or boots to you wear? and where can i find me some
Can’t go wrong with American made Red Wings! Boots wise, that is. I got them the week after X-Mas and they were a pain. But after about 3 weeks of wearing, they’re the most comfortable boots I’ve ever had. Plus, they got em in a shit ton of different styles. I got some work wear looking ones, but I still want to get some Engineer/Motorcycle ones, and Chukka boots. Plus, they got like a lifetime warranty or some shit. The catch is, ya gotta try em on first! They fit bigger than what you would normally wear, and you gotta size down appropriately. They contour to your foot and will be the most comfortable boots you’d ever wear. They’re a bit on the pricier side, but I can promise you, they’ll last you forever, and you’ll love em.
I also got a couple of random generic boots, but of course the RW’s are badass.
Shoe wise, I got a shit ton of Vans and a pair of “leather” PF Flyers. Can’t go wrong with these classic silhouettes. Plus, they’re cheap and comfortable, so why the hell not? Which I’m sure, everyone knows by now.
Hope this helped and you’ll commit to a pair of Red Wings. The price is always a turn off for people. I mean, hey, I almost didn’t pick em up. But ya gotta trust me, you will not be disappointed. They are the end all be all of boots, as far as I’m concerned. Oh yeah, and Chippewa, another American classic, but I don’t have a pair. But they are really fuckin good as well.
We will be there. We have to be there, hahaha.
Our show consists of Von Funkenstein, who will be celebrating his birthday and DJing there that night, and Mikey Skullz, who's the drummer for the opening band, The Pendletons. Stop on by!
I’ll swing by for probably an hour or so, since my lady works early the next day.
Pick out whichever combo you want and I’ll see if I can match it, with what I got in my current library. I still need to add about 6000 + songs, but right now, I got a pretty decent amount ;)
I can only do one audio upload a day, so I’ll do one for every day of the week, for this week. And if no one picks something, then I will fuckin hate you! Probably not, but at least it’s kind of an option. Sort of.
Ya’ll only got about an hour for today, since I’m gonna run some errands and get belligerent with a couple of pals, for Superbowl Sunday. I don’t ever do anything for Superbowl Sunday, hell… I don’t really give a shit about sports, but hey… If it means you can get drunk during the day with some friends, why the hell not, right?
1) I’ve liked Pokemon since I was a kid. Not like these hipsters who bought the new games to be ironic and be like “Oh yeah, I remember Pokemon! Gotta catch em all!” I mean, I have at least 1 game from every set that’s come out. Even the latest one, and plan on getting Black & White. Seriously…
2) I love riding track bikes. ON THE STREET. I never knew they were gonna be THIS cool and hated. I’ve had about… 15? Or so different bikes. Maybe less… But I still have my first bike, that’s been in several accidents, that I plan on remaking into a cruiser, and my hyped up Cannondale Track.
3) I’ve collected sneakers and have a closet full of em. I’ve always liked sneakers, ever since I was a kid, and couldn’t get any. But when I was a teen, I said fuck it, and gave myself the luxury of having a shit ton of shoes, unlike my childhood counter part. That wore the same shoes 2 years in a row, for multiple years. I plan on selling a good amount, but keep the ones that I know I will always wear, whenever I do decide to not throw on my boots.
4) I got my drivers license when I was 23. I’m 24. Yeah, I didn’t care much to get around, nor did I really need to. Up until I had my kid. But now, I haven’t ridden my bike.
5) I used to be 260 pounds. But then I started riding my bike, and dropped down. But now I have my hell box, I’m probably going back up. Fuck me…
6) I love Transformers. Yes, the cartoons. Yes, the movies, And yes, the toys. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve went to toy stores and bought Transformers.
7) I keep my past dreadlocks in Zip-Lock bags. My recent ones, and the ones I had 3 years previously. And when I time comes, we will reunite and become Brudda Hella.
8) I could’ve gotten a scholarship to the CCA (California Cooking Academy,) but I was too much of a punk ass to take my teacher up on that offer, and skipped school. A lot. But, I can still cook some pretty good fuckin food.
9) I’m Filipino.
10) I’ve dyed my hair: Red, Green, Bleached, Purple, Pink as a kid, and plan on trying out Jet Black, cuz I think it would look funny.
11) My favorite fruits are Strawberries, Oranges, and Cutsman.
12) My DVD collection includes: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, X-Men Trilogy + Origins, Will Ferrell movies, What Women Want, Pirates Of The Carribean Trilogy, The Notebook, and more. Yeah, I enjoyed The Notebook, I didn’t cry, what now, you wanna fight about it?
13) Aside from rockabilly, my music interests include: Alkaline Trip, AFI, The Blood Brothers, Jaguar Love, The Decendents, Minor Threat, Blink 182, Fugazi, No Doubt, Bob Marley & sons, Frank Sinatra, Joy Division, The Smiths, T-Pain, Tupac, Mariah Carey, 2 Live Crew, The Get Up Kids, Billy Idol, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive/Anthony Green, Paramore (SHE’S HOT!,) Die Antwoord, Gallows, etc etc and etc…
I think that’s pretty much it. Anything and Everything, I don’t keep secrets and I don’t lie about what I like or dislike.