Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Know Nothing

When you want something wanting it is good but it isn’t enough to just want it because there are a million other people, all better than you, who want the same thing. You have to love it, you have to work hard for it and then just when you feel like you can’t go any more and you need a break, you have to work even harder! It is not enough for you to say that you love it because words can be negated, ignored and fall on deaf ears. You have to prove that you love it. During this process you may question your motives for running yourself ragged and working your fingers to the bone but trust me, “every dog has his day”. Every question or concern you have now will be answered in time. No one has all the answers but if no one ever tries no one will ever find out. So never give up and never give in.

Life is a love story.

Photo credit: Ashton Gooding

     -SoHo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Aura

Inventory/ Wool & The Gang Party

I keep smiles on the faces of those around me, even if you’ve only been around me for five minutes.

Je t’aime de belles fleurs!

     -SoHo

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Agytators!

While meditating the other day these two very special individuals came to mind, Melly Shabazz and Coco Black (seen above from left to right). There once was a time when this combination went by the name “The Agytators” and rightfully so. They didn’t quite fit any mold nor did they sit comfortably in a box created by society but judging from their names you could tell that they never intended to fit in. Regardless of the powerful, semi controversial names and their outspoken appearance, these two produced some of the best work the internet has ever seen forcing those that may have initially questioned them to respect them. As sad as I was to see them go their separate ways, I know that every thing happens for a reason and no matter how the situation may seem at first, always remember: progression requires change. I just wanted them to know that “The Agytators” were apart of what made 2009 such a great year.

Blessings to those beautiful souls.

     -SoHo

The Sole of the City

I came across this picture and found it completely appropriate for the energy in the air this month. This is the latest installment from the good brother Bizz, showing his love and appreciation for his gear. When I first saw this picture I laughed but then I looked closer and realized that this was a picture of perfection. Every trainer is parallel it’s pair and every pair is pointed in the same direction. The hats in the center of the heart are also perfectly aligned and at the very core of the heart lay three NY fitted hats symbolizing his love for his hometown.

Well done Bizzle.

     -SoHo

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Tread

Watching this video evoked genuine emotion and was the sole cause of the maniacal grin that dragged itself across my face. I love to see people dress well and take pride in the way they dress. In a time when so many others lay down their own personal style for fear of persecution or ridicule, it is refreshing to see some embracing their difference; being thy self. What touches me more than the dress code is the science behind the styles. I personally believe that there is a science behind my style, every look is well thought out even if it was just thrown together. There is always an inspiration, a motivation and an aspiration behind every outfit that I wear and it is always 100% me. It brings me great joy to know that there are those whom share this idea.

SOURCE

     -SoHo 

The Theophilus Complex

I always enjoy getting the updates on Theophilus London  because it is always something interesting, whether it be a “Hum Drum Town” video or a song with Mark Ronson; a song that I had on repeat for three days straight (literally). Theo has an amazing spirit that he is very in touch with. You get to really see his essence when he performs his songs. When he is on stage staring into space, seeing the visuals that his mind projects and the strings to one of his songs begins he completely drifts to another world, it is definitely something that you would want to experience at least once in your lifetime. What is not a widely known fact is that Theo is just as eccentric offstage as he is onstage, so it’s good to see that eccentricity and mystic energy translate through this photo shoot for  ComplexMagazine.

      -SoHo

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Once Upon a Time

I went rummaging through my laptop, came across these pictures during my search. These pictures have to be at the very least two years old. Viewing them today helped me realize two things: 1) My personal style has grown by leaps and bounds from this time and is now light years away from where I was at the time this picture was taken. 2) I look exactly the same today as I did then and that is exactly the same way I looked three years ago. In summation it is reasonable to conclude that I will never look my age, which is a very good thing.

Some people don’t fancy having their picture taken but I don’t mind because pictures show you exactly where you were and what you were doing at that time in your life. If you are observant you might be able to see what your beliefs were at that time.

Photo credit: Bridget Sweeny

     -SoHo

Friday, February 12, 2010

La croissance d'une fleur

There once was a girl, there is always a girl. Have you ever noticed that? In every story, every fable, every religion, every ambition and never far behind every ambitious man you will find a girl. Often times you will find a woman but I suppose every woman is still a little girl at heart. HEART! The heart is such an interesting specimen and an even more interesting idea in a conversation with a woman. We all have hearts but there is something very special about the hearts of women, something that will not be found in textbooks or laboratories at medical school. The hearts of women is born light, little girls seems to float as they walk full of joy and blinded by bliss. They carry this jubilee with them for as long as they can and they keep it close to their heart. As they grow older and begin to see the world for what it is they pick up some weight and unlike the male of the species whose weight rest on his shoulders, women place the weight in the strongest part of their body, their heart. By the time women get to college they become experts in gathering, storing and releasing weight from their hearts as they have had much practice doing so in high school. (Those that skipped out on those classes may find life a bit more challenging.) By this point and time in their lives women have come to expect certain things from men, non of which are good things but over time women have become tolerable. More important than their toleration for the ignoramus, indifferent, indecent behavior of the men they encounter is their understanding of such behavior. Not only do women go through situations but they also learn, they adapt and they continue moving. However in all of this learning and adapting to the male species it may seem that the women aren’t learning at all due to their knack for making the same “mistakes” time and time again but what the male species is incapable of comprehending is that what he sees as a mistake, women understand as a necessary proceeding because to women it is better to have loved and lost than to have never known love at all. The ability to undergo a lifetime of heartache, suffering, humiliation, disappointment, detachment and disrespect is what makes the female heart so special.

Je t’aime de belles fleurs!

-SoHo

Last Night

Ideeen Collection Showing from Jason Burke on Vimeo.


The happenings of last night is still a blur to me but one thing I do remember is the reception of the new collection from Ideeen shown at the Ideeen pop up store (32-36 Little West St. NY NY). I was impressed with the presentation of the collection, I believe that clothes are often overlooked or underappreciated due to the way they are presented so what a great idea to have some beautiful women come in and display the clothes in a manner that a patron might want to wear them. This method reveals things that a hanger can’t like how the clothes sit and move on the body. Models, music and open bar, can you think of a better way to spend a Thursday night?

     -SoHo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Best Duo Ever!

Photo credit: Erick Arc Elliot

     -SoHo

Broken Bells - The High Road


The High Road

Broken Bells | MySpace Music Videos

A good friend of mine impressed upon me the fact that I should watch this video and I must say in my honest opinion I like it. I see this video as one continuous mental trip with two guys walking down a highway for whatever reason, they might not even know why, it’s not important. What makes it interesting is what they encounter along their highway journey. The more you watch and analyze the video the more you realize that the highway is a metaphor for life.

Enjoy the highway, enjoy life.

     -SoHo

Mental Preparation

Snow Day B from Jason Burke on Vimeo.

-SoHo

Mental Over Everything!

Mind, body and soul are connected. To keep your body in shape, you must keep in your mind in shape and vice versa, they are co-dependent for survival. All day yesterday everyone was talking about the snow praying that it never came but I looked to the oncoming snow with anxiousness and anticipation. When I woke up to see that it did snow and it wasn’t stopping I was happy. What most looked at as a day off I saw it as an opportunity to push my body. So on a day when no one wanted to go out, I suited up to run.

-7 blocks to the track

-10 laps around the track

-7 blocks back home

-I made it back in one piece.

Mind over everything!

     -SoHo

Style is Forever

Style is Forever from Jason Burke on Vimeo.

-SoHo

Friday, February 5, 2010

The King

The hardest working man in entertainment; forever! James Brown has earned an undisputed spot as my favorite entertainer of all time.

     -SoHo

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Concrete Conversations

I appreciate having been blessed enough to be able to be able to speak with Dr. Phil on a personal level. There are many people that you will come across in life that are in love with the sound of their own voice and few who actually make sense when they speak but every once in a while you’ll get a chance to have a conversation with the kid that didn’t really want to speak most of the time and came off a bit sheepish and you’ll ask yourself “what was everyone else talking about?” What I appreciate and respect about “Lockness” the most is that he always speaks from his heart. It is as if he doesn’t know how to do anything else. That is truly a noble quality. 
Much love to the good Dr. Phil.

     -SoHo

You've Got Mail.

MCM releases the best lookbooks.

SoHo

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bliss

Genuine: 

Sincerely and honestly felt or experienced. Dactual, true2: free from hypocrisy or pretense: sincere.

SoHo

Le Jardinier

Les femmes sont les fleurs du monde.

SoHo

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Alive & Well.

Life devoid of laughter is death.

SoHo

I'm an Artist

My body is my canvas.

Most people wear clothing to hide their insecurities and they are only insecure about what they see as their weak points. We are all born different, so I say embrace your weird and wear it proudly because after all that is what makes you special.

SoHo

True to the Craft

I play this game on a higher level.

SoHo

Friday, January 29, 2010

Often Enough I Think...

 I often sit and reflect in objects that aren’t reflective at all. I usually project my thoughts onto a wall. When you think about something its one thing but I turn those ideas in physical things so I can mentally manipulate them. If you can turn every thought or idea into a physical representation it makes it much simpler to understand. Last night I found myself reflecting in this wine glass. While everyone else was either eating or talking or a strange combination of both, I was thinking. I thought about life and the lives of those around me and as I twirled my wine in the glass I realized that life itself is like a glass of wine. It’s complex but yet smooth, sometimes it’s full bodied and fruitful while other times it is medium bodied but tasteful. However in the end, the glass of wine is always empty and all of the wine is gone.  

At least you can say you had a good meal.

SoHo

Team Blackberry

SoHo

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hitmen

DRE Day from Jason Burke on Vimeo.


Herm├ęs, Lanvin, Junya Wantanabe, Dres Van Noten, Raf Simons, Goyard…

SoHo

Brooklyn Nights

Last night I spent some time with Demetri, Juice and our brother from across the pond, Luke. We talked, watched ‘Harlem Nights’ and had some laughs. The best things in life have nothing to do with anything that you work your whole life for but everything to do with those who were there with you the entire time.

SoHo

Flatbush Ave.

During my travels yesterday I was halted and captivated by this piece. I first walked right by it but was pulled right back to it. Something about it called me and told me “pay attention.” The artist didn’t sign it and there is no record of it online so I have no idea who designed it but it is a depiction of two figures completely cloaked in cloths that not only wrap around the circumference of their bodies but also extend to meet above in the middle of the piece above a very detailed circular object.

SoHo

Monday, January 25, 2010

Beauty Grows

Begonia

genus in the Begoniaceae flower plant family. 

Women are the flowers of the world.

SoHo

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Initiating Contact

(click to enlarge)

This is only a fraction of what is going on. Right now you all have no idea but everything in its time.

"Meetings in wide open space, broad day light. My minds shine is the sun, the rest shine hallway lights. See me through my number, I'll read you my prophecy. Handshakes for all to see, you'll get lost if you follow me. Hidden messages in the lingo, loaded w/ secret codes. They say you'll die if you speak it, but I'm just thinking though..."

SoHo

Are You Ready?

The Gathering from Jason Burke on Vimeo.

This is far from over.

SoHo

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Great Odens Beard!

“Have no fear for atomic energy, none of them can stop the time.” Bob Marley

As our hero’s stand prepared to face the next challenge that arises, they spot something on the horizon. Something threatening enough to get the attention of the entire League of Justice; but what?! What is it that our hero’s saw that had them at a stand still and did they ever face it? This and more in the next episode…

SoHo

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby Look Back

1982 Porsche 928 

V8 engine, rear wheel drive, 5 speed manual transmission, and standard turbo s type braking system. In 1982 this car may have been a force to recon with but only on the open road, good luck trying to beat the Porsche 911. In races people that vote for the underdog are wise. Some feel sorry for the underdog and root for them through their compassion, while others relate to the underdog and understand that we are all underdogs at some point and time in our life and yet we make it through. So in the end it is the will of the driver that determines the outcome of the race, no matter what position he begins in or the circumstances he face along the way. If you remain as focused as you began you will come out on top.

SoHo

Classics Never Die

1967 Ford Mustang  
In 1967 the curvature of the body and the other minor additions to the design played a major factor in why the consumer responded to the vehicle so well. The Shelby version, released the same year was an even bigger hit. Today the fact this you can still find owners with the vehicle in such good condition is amazing.  

SoHo

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Definition of Classic

1957 Type W121 Mercedes 190 Sedan

I’ve had this picture in iPhoto for a little over a week now and I’ve looked at it everyday and everyday I’d say “one day I will share you with the world.” I’ve been feeling rather bored with the current state of affairs and I am very tempted to shake up the etch a sketch but I have some things in line like skates and I need them to go according to plan so I won’t do that however I do think another road trip is on the horizon. True happiness comes from within but is only realized on the open road, far from anything that reminds you of home; living in America.

SoHo

Friday, January 8, 2010

Recreation

Gamer Tag: SoHo_B

Team of Choice: Portland Trailblazers 

Who’s Next?!

SoHo

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Get Em'

The Dasher Man: Love Game from Jason Burke on Vimeo.

Her influence is far and wide.

SoHo

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vibration Produces Sound

Favorite Track: Alibi

The latest album from the rock band, 30 seconds to mars has been the theme song to my life for the past two weeks. I’ve listened to it when I wake up, on my way to work, at work, on my way home and right before I go to sleep. After this two week period of critically analyzing this album I deduce this album is phenomenal. Do what you must to hear it because it is definitely worth it.

Favorite Track: Traduction

The current state of the rap industry is sick, it has a lingering chest cold that could possibly progress into something more severe if the issue is not addressed sometime soon; this mixtape represents the medicine. To be completely honest with you this is the best mixtape that I have heard all year. Most of the production is so good that it feels like an album but don’t take my word for it: www.theloveinus.com

Most music is heard, these compilations are felt.

SoHo

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Paid The Cost

“Own boss! Own your masters, slaves, a mentality I carry with me to this very day.” Shawn Carter

America is designed in a way that money is an eminent part of survival. Having it doesn’t allow you as much as people believe that it does however not having it drastically limits you. When you move from not having it to having it, it seems like a weight has been lifted off of you shoulders hence the feeling of money granting a better life. Quite honestly money is just a tool however when living in a major city the importance of that tool is magnified. There are no natural resources, no fruit trees in the park to go pick, no wild animals to catch, kill and cook so if you wish to eat, you have to pay. I’ve come to the understanding that when Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 slavery changed it’s clothes. In it’s original form in America slave masters were of European descent in the modern form of slavery the masters are still of European descent; don’t believe me? Just take a look at the money and smile because that is your new master.

You are powerless without the money so you devise a plan to get the money, then you work hard to carry that plan out to the smallest detail and you get the money. However this is just the beginning because then you have to do it again, better than you did it the first time and each time you set your sights higher than before. Soon you even forget why you are doing this, all you know is that it must be done. Even after you get the money you are not done because you will always want more, it will never seem like enough. After you purchase what material goods you desire and pay all bills, you need more to repeat the process and you slide into a never-ending cycle.

You wanted the money so that you can have certain freedoms but the irony of it is that you have become a slave to money.

SoHo

Friday, January 1, 2010

Peace King

Ancient Hittite Hieroglyphs; Karkemish

When the confused lead the blind we both walk off the cliff.

SoHo

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Numerical Equivalence of Self

The Nation of Gods & Earths

-       In the twelve jewels of Islam #7 is food.

-       #7 is on the Universal Flag of the nation

-       In Supreme Mathematics 7 represents Allah (God)

-       There is also an 8 point star on the flag

-       The 7th point represents “Actual Facts”

 

Science

-       Only 7 distinct objects in our solar system can be seen with the naked eye: the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn.

-       7 represents a neutral PH level

-       The atomic number of Nitrogen is 7

-       There are 7 colors in the rainbow

 

Christianity

-       7 days of creation

-       The 7th day is the Sabbath

-       7 Virtues

-       7 Deadly Sins

-       7 Churches of Asia

-       7 seals to be broken to unleash 7 plagues to end the world.

 

Islam

-       7 doors to hell

-       7 fires of hell

 

Judaism

-       7 candles on the Menorah

-       7 days of Passover

-       The Israelites marched around Jericho for 7 days and 7 times on the 7th day.

-       The walls of Jericho fell on the 7th day.

 

I was born on the 7th day of the 8th month in the 88th year. The number 8 is the symbol of infinity. It appears 3 times in the date of my birth symbolizing the “Trinity of Infinity.”

You won’t know where you are going until you know who you are.

SoHo