Thursday, April 30, 2009

Zodiak Killer Found?

From SF Chronicle's website...this girl says her dad was the Zodiac Killer and she accompanied him on at least 2 of the murders...creepy, even has the eyeglasses from 1 of the victims



(04-29) 15:15 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- With a flourish of bravado and drama, an Orange County woman proclaimed to a raucous crowd of reporters and self-proclaimed sleuths today that her late father was the Zodiac killer who terrorized the Bay Area 40 years ago.

Deborah Perez, a 47-year-old real estate agent in Orange County, said she accompanied her father on at least two of the Zodiac slayings, wrote the killer's letter to San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli, and has a pair of glasses she said her father snatched as a trophy from his last known victim.

Her dad's name: Guy Ward Hendrickson, a carpenter living in Southern California in 1968 and 1969, when the Zodiac killed his five known victims before seemingly dropping from the face of the earth. Hendrickson has been dead for 26 years, Perez said.

"I was a child and just thought I was helping my father," Perez said at a press conference outside The Chronicle's Mission Street headquarters, where about 30 reporters and 20 Zodiac buffs competed to make their questions heard over the roar of each other and city traffic.

"Guilty! Guilty!" some of the buffs screamed as Perez spoke. "Bull-! Bull-!" screamed another.

One of the most compelling pieces of evidence Perez mentioned was a pair of brown, horn-rimmed eyeglasses she says her father took from Paul Stine, a cabbie shot on Oct. 11, 1969, in San Francisco. She said she is turning them over to the San Francisco Police Department, and that if the prescription fits Stine's or is linked to the Zodiac in any other way - such as through a DNA match - it will help prove her case. According to accounts of the crime, Stine's body was missing his eyeglasses when he was found.

She also said she hopes authorities can find DNA on the stamps of letters that the Zodiac sent and match them to herself or her father.

Of particular interest will be the letter written in December 1969 to Belli, who died in 1996. The letter, filled with erratic punctuation and misspellings, begins, "Dear Melvin This is the Zodiac speaking I wish you a happy Christmass. ... please help me."

Perez said she wrote the letter at age 7 in an effort to get help for her father.

Investigators working the Zodiac case said they weren't aware of anything they've received from Perez, but they will look into her story.

"I have not heard of her before today," said San Francisco police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka, a spokeswoman for the department. "We definitely will look into any statements made to us. This is an open investigation."

Privately, some investigators wondered if the timing of Perez's announcement had something to do with a documentary on her story that she is hoping to finish soon.

Perez's attorneys, however, said she came forward to help solve the crimes and to refute the claims of others, including one from a man in Pollock Pines (El Dorado County) who says his late stepfather was the Zodiac.

Perez said her father took her along on murder jaunts because they were unusually close. She was a young girl, unaware of exactly what her dad was allegedly doing, she said. Her father explained to her that the gunshots she heard as she sat in the family car nearby were "just firecrackers."

Her father died at age 68 in 1983, she said. Her mother and five siblings had no idea of what was going on, she said - and indeed she said she had no inkling that Hendrickson might be the Zodiac until she saw a composite sketch of the killer on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" in August 2007.

"I recognized the individual as my father," she said. "I researched the Zodiac killer, and to my surprise I found cards and letters that were in police custody that were written by my father or myself." Perez did not provide a photo of her father for comparison purposes.

Perez said it never occurred to her to call police until she saw the TV show because she didn't pay attention to crime issues and had not heard of the Zodiac before then. She did not elaborate why she didn't report the Belli letter before - but one of her attorneys mentioned that she has "recovered memories" about the times, and that may have had something to do with it.

At one point, Perez's lips quivered, and she paused, appearing to be filled with emotion. One of her attorneys, San Francisco lawyer Kevin McLean - a former associate of the flamboyant Belli - laid a hand on her arm and jumped in to say he is convinced the Zodiac mystery is now over.

As for Hendrickson's motive? "He was nuts," McLean said.

Perez believes that her father was "a Jekyll and Hyde," McLean said. "She wrote that letter to Melvin Belli to try to get him some help."

He added, "Melvin Belli is reaching from the grave to solve this crime."

Regaining her composure, Perez said her father "told me he was sick, and all I wanted to do was help my dad. He told me he killed many people."

McLean said he was skeptical when Perez approached him two years ago to help her prove her story. But after having Perez examined by a forensics psychologist, and having a handwriting analysis done of writings by her, her father and the Zodiac, "I became convinced there is something here," he said.

That hundreds of other people, including at least a dozen each year who contact The Chronicle, also claim to know who the Zodiac was seemed not to deter Perez or the attorney in the slightest.

"Our evidence is good," McLean said.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

AIM with "Da Swine Flu"

My friend had a conversation with "Da Swine Flu" (some random guy/thing that added him on AIM), i found it pretty funny...

Da Swine Flu (10:19:11 PM): hey
k (10:21:14 PM): o_o
Da Swine Flu (10:21:57 PM): whats up
Da Swine Flu (10:22:02 PM): wanna kick it
Da Swine Flu (10:22:05 PM): ?
k (10:22:11 PM): who is this?
Da Swine Flu (10:22:17 PM): da swine flu
Da Swine Flu (10:22:23 PM): we should kick it
Da Swine Flu (10:22:25 PM): in a small room
k (10:22:27 PM): I didn't know viruses could typ
k (10:22:28 PM): e
Da Swine Flu (10:22:34 PM): with skin contact and shit
Da Swine Flu (10:22:37 PM): didnt you hear?
Da Swine Flu (10:22:42 PM): Im "superflu"
k (10:22:45 PM): No way
Da Swine Flu (10:23:01 PM): youre asian?
k (10:23:06 PM): yea
Da Swine Flu (10:23:13 PM): My cousins asian
Da Swine Flu (10:23:15 PM): you know him?
k (10:23:17 PM): yea
k (10:23:19 PM): the bird flu
Da Swine Flu (10:23:22 PM): Bird flu
Da Swine Flu (10:23:23 PM): yeah!
k (10:23:27 PM): :p
k (10:24:12 PM): hey
Da Swine Flu (10:24:14 PM): hey
k (10:24:19 PM): where you at
Da Swine Flu (10:24:31 PM): Im working on getting into san diego
k (10:24:34 PM): Awh
Da Swine Flu (10:24:34 PM): but its kinda hard
k (10:24:36 PM): yea
k (10:24:43 PM): I heard you got through to some counties
Da Swine Flu (10:24:50 PM): with all these police pills and shit trying to bust me
Da Swine Flu (10:24:54 PM): yeah yeah
k (10:24:55 PM): Ah
k (10:24:56 PM): Yea
Da Swine Flu (10:25:04 PM): I got into Japan
Da Swine Flu (10:25:06 PM): and Iran
Da Swine Flu (10:25:09 PM): but thats about it
Da Swine Flu (10:25:16 PM): I wanna get into Russia so badd
Da Swine Flu (10:25:18 PM): where you stay at?
k (10:25:25 PM): California
Da Swine Flu (10:25:31 PM): Oh yeah
Da Swine Flu (10:25:32 PM): nice plce
Da Swine Flu (10:25:41 PM): hows the economy down there?
k (10:25:48 PM): Its whatever
Da Swine Flu (10:25:54 PM): lotsa people
k (10:25:56 PM): Yep
Da Swine Flu (10:26:03 PM): im barely in diego
Da Swine Flu (10:26:03 PM): cut me some slack
Da Swine Flu (10:26:15 PM): Birdy told me LA is full of people
k (10:26:24 PM): Yea it is
Da Swine Flu (10:26:33 PM): you stay in LA?
k (10:26:41 PM): Yep
k (10:26:45 PM): Obama is gonna stop you man
Da Swine Flu (10:26:52 PM): ...
Da Swine Flu (10:26:53 PM): who?
Da Swine Flu (10:26:57 PM): Ill kill him too.
k (10:27:02 PM): Hes immune to you
Da Swine Flu (10:27:12 PM): LOL I mean unless hes black
Da Swine Flu (10:27:15 PM): or something
Da Swine Flu (10:27:16 PM): hes dead
k (10:27:21 PM): Hes half black
Da Swine Flu (10:27:24 PM): oh
Da Swine Flu (10:27:30 PM): Well
Da Swine Flu (10:27:33 PM): thats not good enough
k (10:28:01 PM): so anyways
k (10:28:07 PM): How do you operate a computer?
Da Swine Flu (10:28:19 PM): simple
k (10:28:20 PM): I mean you don't got arms and shit
Da Swine Flu (10:28:24 PM): I get into to the
Da Swine Flu (10:28:28 PM): motherboard
Da Swine Flu (10:28:31 PM): and work from there
Da Swine Flu (10:28:36 PM): not too shabby eh
Da Swine Flu (10:28:37 PM): ?
k (10:28:40 PM): Yep
k (10:28:44 PM): Can you use macs?
k (10:28:50 PM): I mean they can't run any programs at all
Da Swine Flu (10:28:57 PM): I could try
Da Swine Flu (10:29:01 PM): but why waste my time
Da Swine Flu (10:29:02 PM): ya know
Da Swine Flu (10:29:08 PM): I have people to get inside of ya know?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Julie!

So basically, I have this friend Julie. Today is her birthday, and just as she did for me, I agreed to make her a playlist. The songs are pretty random, but there's a good reason. This gyal Julie, knows probably about 10x more about music than I do, and about 100x more about hip-hop, therefore its like impossible to find tracks that she doesn't have. She's also the only person I know thats seen Notorious like 15+ times.



Anyways, Happy Birthday Jew. Hope you enjoy the tracks. I hope I stumped you on a few, the first one is DAT NEW NEW Wu-Tang that took me TTTIIIIIIMMMMMEEEEEE to download, but I KNOW you ain't got it.



While commercial footwear customization is far from a new concept with most major players having their own sort of footwear customization program, Timberland seems to be the first to enter the boat shoe market with their newly unveiled Design Your Own Shoe program. Involving both men and women styles, choices include a regular style boat shoe or a chunkier, custom handsewn version. The customization process is quite intensive including a number of different colors, with both your traditional browns and earthy tones alongside more liberal blues, pinks and purples. To cap it all off, you can monogram your boat shoes as well. The prices range from £110 GBP (approximately $163 USD) for the regular style to £140 GBP (approximately $207 USD) for the handsewn version. Unfortunately the program is only available to British residents at the moment. The site can be seen here.



Or, if you don't like those, how about the new Nike Hoop Structures?



Giving the old school Flight Lite a Blazer sole was one thing, but Nike completely flips the script with their Air Hoop Structure, fusing the classic Air Structure Triax ‘91 with a basketball platform. The kicks also feature slight qualities from the Jordan VI. A release for these bad boys is slated for November 2009 with this cool grey colorway set to be its first release.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh Couture!



Check out the new Comme Des Garcon Reptile Wallet. I currently use a CDG wallet with a different pattern, and its by far the best wallet I've ever owned. Every time i see it it looks brand new and i've had it for almost 8 months now. This multi-texture wallet includes a zip that extends through two sides of the wallet and opens at the diagonal. A gold zipper with pull-tab offers a degree of contrast. Available now with a suggested retail price of $242 USD.

Hmm, need something else to store in your pockets? How about a solar powered phone?



Designed by Mile ( Hironao Tsuboi )


Thursday, April 30, 2009

OMG OMG OMG ! NEW WU!

Wu-Tang legend Raekwon’s seminal album Only Built For Cuban Links not only catapulted the MC to the top of the Hip Hop world, it also laid out a format for vivid bone chilling mafioso tales of extortion, drug sales and brutal violence over eerie soul beats. The reverberations are still being felt and the style is still being used to this day. Therefore, there was more then a little commotion when it was announced that the Staten Island MC would release a sequel to the classic. However, after many false starts, label changes and disappointments it appeared that the album would never see the light of day. Now there seems to be hope. Rae debuts a new video and track entitled “New Wu” featuring frequent partner in crime Ghostface and Wu veteran Meth. Rae’s lazy half mumbled flow punctuated with drug references is still present in all it’s glory. The track is also a perfect canvas for the MCs to spit over.



You know what it is.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thanks Lewis!

So, the other night I got the opportunity to go see Lewis Black do some stand up, and at the end of the night, i was even lucky enough to meet him. If you don't know Lewis Black, he's an incredibly funny and bitter comedian. It was a great night, he was funnier than when i saw him two years ago at Massey Hall. So funny infact, that I picked up his book, and even got him to sign it for me.




"For Liam- Fuck You! Lewis Black"


P.S....check out this clip if you don't know him...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bob Marley: Family Guy

Funny, funny stuff.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Coldplay Live 2003

I've been listening to alot of coldplay lately for some reason. Anyways, I'm really digging this album they did called Live 2003, I really wish I was seeing them in concert this summer. Who knows, maybe I'll score some tickets.



Oh, I also uploaded a few tracks from other live shows that I just really like...

Tracklistning is as follows
  1. Politik
  2. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
  3. A Rush Of Blood To The Head
  4. One I Love
  5. See You Soon
  6. Shiver
  7. Everythings Not Lost
  8. Moses
  9. Clocks
  10. In My Place
  11. Amsterdam
  12. What If
  13. What The World Needs Now
  14. Gravity
  15. Green Eyes
http://www.zshare.net/download/59139967843dab21/

And, I've also been listening to alot of Tragically Hip, so might as well take them too. I love this album, I can listen to it on repeat for hours on end, and I think it has some of my favorite album artwork of all time.


They're coming to Toronto too, I wish was seeing them, moreso than coldplay.

Tracklisting...
  1. Poets
  2. Somethings On
  3. Save The Planet
  4. Bobcaygeon
  5. Thompson Girl
  6. Membership
  7. Fireworks
  8. Vapour Trails
  9. Rules
  10. Chagrin Falls
  11. Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man
  12. Emperor Penguin

Friday, April 24, 2009

Kanye West feat. Young Jeezy- Amazing




New video...good shit.

Latest video by The Berrics...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ransom By Adidas Originals



We get a look at another colorway in the Originals project between Ransom and adidas. Unlike the previously seen black pair, these offer a suede finish coupled with a more colorful approach. What makes this current project even more enticing is the fact that each retailer gets to design their own model rather than a colorway in an existing adidas silhouette. Stay tuned for further looks in the coming days.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Don't Quit Your Day Job

I still think Consequence is one of the most underrated people making music nowadays. He's good, he has some recognition, but not to the extent that I, and most of the people who listen to him, feel he deserves. Anyways, check out his album "Don't Quit Your Day Job"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Moncler SS ‘09 Cotton Jacket

Most widely recognized for their famous down jackets, which obviously can’t be worn in the Summer, fashion label Moncler work up a more lightweight cotton piece for the warm upcoming months.





Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Two Photographers...

I've just been looking through some photographers, although these guys have completely different styles and subject matter, there's something about both of their styles that really stood out to me.

The first one is Dan Vojtech, who is a 22 year old photographer from the Czech Republic.














The second photographer is David Shringley





















Tuesday, April 21, 2009

AudioPad- I want one.

Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table. Audiopad not only allows for spontaneous reinterpretation of musical compositions, but also creates a visual and tactile dialogue between itself, the performer, and the audience.





Audiopad has a matrix of antenna elements which track the positions of electronically tagged objects on a tabletop surface. Software translates the position information into music and graphical feedback on the tabletop. Each object represents either a musical track or a microphone.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Been feeling this...



Accordion- MF DOOM.

two playlists coming soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Protect Ya Neck!

I was sending this track to my boy Geoff and realized how much I loved this song. It for sure has one of my all-time favorite two lines in it

Terrorize the jam like troops in Pakistan
Swingin through your town like your neighborhood Spiderman

chyeaaaaa....



It was also Wu-Tangs first single.




For real...I'm terrified of Method Man.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

WDYWT?

This! Wsup den?





basically just to go drop off dry cleaning. beanie/MHI/Dior/infrared.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jadakiss- By Your Side



Really feelin' this song lately.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Maybe only I find this funny...



I was doing some looking on some forums about a possible watchmen sequel/reviews of the movie/the philosophy behind watchmen


edit: found this too..

Saturday, April 18, 2009

TRAILERS!

Looks like theres a TON of good flicks coming out, check out some of the trailers.

THE HOBBIT

Incase you don't know, this book was the predecessor to The Lord of the Rings, and this is what started it all. This was also the first novel I ever read. Basically, Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.








BATMAN 3: THE CAPED CRUSADER


Batman Returns to Gotham to be The Caped Crusader possibly for the last time, a new villian name the Riddler (johnny depp) has twisted Gothem city to be at his own game of riddles. Batman still remaining to keep his one rule.



The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Dr Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. Long ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, in which he won immortality. Many centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his first-born reached its 16th birthday he or she would become the property of Mr Nick. Valentina is now rapidly approaching this 'coming of age' milestone and Dr Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr Parnassus promises his daughter's hand in marriage to the man that helps him win. In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles - and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all...

This movie has a killer cast of Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell,
Verne Troyer, Christopher Plummer and is directed by the incredibly talented Terry Gilliam. Looks amazing. Of course, Tyler Jay gave me the heads up about this one...




Also, although there's no trailer, the Green Lantern (my favorite superhero) movie just got the green light and a $150 million dollar budget. Starts shooting next spring. I've very excited. ALSO, The Avengers trailer won't be out til 2011, but that features Captain America,Ironman,The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and of course Nick Fury

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kick It Twice

Seeing as blogger wasn't letting me log in, I was on Nicks blog alot these past few days looking at shit. Just reminding you guys about his blog, www.kickittwice.blogspot.com




Nicks always got something interesting to say, check it out.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A-TRAK NEW ALBUM



A-Trak, the Montreal-born, Brooklyn-based DJ/producer

"Infinity +1 effortlessly melds A-Trak’s hip-hop, house and electro influences into a creative and highly melodic uptempo party-rocking set. Equally at home on headphones as it is in the club, it features A-Trak’s signature scratching prowess, custom edits, and new and exclusive remixes – including his live-string disco remix of Sebastien Tellier’s “Kilometer” that is already being heralded as “remix of the year” by Pedro Winter, among others. Infinity +1 again sets A-Trak at the forefront of electronic music in 2009."



Tracklist:
1. Intro / John Dahlbäck "Sidewalk"
2. KIM "Party Machini"
3. Laurent Wolf "The Crow"
4. Farley Jackmaster Funk "Love Can't Turn Around" (Lifelike Remix)
5. MSTRKRFT feat. N.O.R.E. "Bounce" (A-Trak Remix)
6. Donnis "Party Works"
7. Kid Sister "Life On TV"
8. Sébastien Tellier "Kilometer" (A-Trak Remix)
9. The Golden Filter "Solid Gold"
10. Bag Raiders "Nil By Mouth" (Knightlife Remix)
11. Holy Ghost! "Hold On"
12. DJ Mehdi "Pocket Piano" (Joakim Remix)
13. Midnight Juggernauts "Shadows"
14. Gonzales "Working Together" (Boys Noize Dub Mix)
15. Soundstream "Freakin"
16. Little Boots "Stuck On Repeat" (Fake Blood Remix)
17. Housemeister "What You Want" (Siriusmo Remix)
18. A-Trak "Say Whoa" (DJ Spinna Remix)
19. Dam Funk "Galactic Fun"
20. Alexander Robotnick "Problèmes d'Amour"
21. James Yuill "This Sweet Love" (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit)

GET IT
http://www.zshare.net/download/58666123618967cd/

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rock The Bells Toronto 2009



Nuff Said. No official date set.

Source: Smell The Rich

Apart from the gold heels, this Nike x Supreme collabo is looking pretty simple. I dont know how much I'm feeling the shoes, if i buy them it's only because they say "World Famous" on the back which I think is dope. The cotton twill jackets look fucking sick though. Drop dates set for 16th & 18th at Supreme flagship stores.









Monday, April 13, 2009

Wale Feat Skyzoo - 5 minutes

I've been bumping this one all morning. Here is some new music from Wale and Skyzoo called "5 Minutes" produced by 9th Wonder. 9th wonder flips the f*ck out of that Curtis Mayfield sample. The song is off of the upcoming LRG X Wale X 9th Wonder Presents: Back to the Feature mixtape.



Download at http://www.zshare.net/audio/2031270560ec7d9e/

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Few Easter Shots

Just as I'm sure many of you did, I spent Saturday & Sunday w/ fam. After finding a few sought after books at Indigo on sale for incredibly cheap (nice way to start the weekend) I got picked up and headed to Burlington. Although Uncle Bill, Bonita and Misha aren't technically family they're closer to me than alot of my actual family. So with that said, we headed out to Burlington and ate like kings. I didn't take many pictures, and the pictures I did take dont even begin to do justice to the weekend, but it was quite good.


Sweet room, really jealous of my bud Misha. Check out the Andy Warhol "The Scream" and further down the line, Andy Warhol's take on Dali's melting clocks. And ive always wanted that Blow poster.



Kangaroo. Nuff said.



My dad, Bill, and Uncle Bill.





Found the champagne warning jokes...


Andy Warhol self portrait.



Aidan, Misha & Seth



Tings


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