Happy Flashback Friday – War Pigs (Black Sabbath)

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WRITTEN BY: RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again, Music can save you life.”  It might not rescue you from a burning building or keep you warm when your freezing but it can lift your spirits up when your down. It can transport you to a place you can call home and be a refuge from pain. It motivates  you to do amazing things that you didn’t think was possible. Most importantly, it is the fast way to connect to our emotions and unlock what we are feeling at that exact moment. Whether it be when we’re fucking pissed off and want to destroy everything or we’re so sad that we want to eat a gallon of ice cream.   Music can put us in place of ZEN.

Our Moment of ZenWar Pigs by Black Sabbath

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Just in case if you been living under a rock, Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.

I just recently watched the 300: Rise of an Empire and this song came on and it is the perfect song for war. It is the perfect battle cry just before you jump into the fray. Music can calm and relax you but it can also pump you up and bring you energy at the same time. When this song came on, I wanted to be one of the Spartans and just pick up a sword and start fighting!

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I went on Youtube just to see the original version of this song by Black Sabbath and found this awesome performance by them in the 1970s. To see Ozzy rock out in his prime is amazing. The band kills the song and their performance gives us a reason why we should be a fan of Black Sabbath. Let me stop fucking talking.  Put on those running shoes or boxing gloves and check this great song and video from Black Sabbath playing War Pigs.

The Truth Hurts – The Truth is like the Sun

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Artsy Fartsy – Vhils (Chinatown, Los Angeles) Courtsey of Birdman Photos (BLW Contributor)

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Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto (1987) has been interacting visually with the urban environment

under the name of Vhils since his days as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s.

His groundbreaking carving technique – which forms the basis of the Scratching the Surface series

and was first presented to the public at the VSP group show in Lisbon in 2007 and at the Cans Festival

in London in 2008 –, has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the

street in the last decade. 

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Check out other Artistic Photos from Birdman Photos

VHILS Selected Works

The Dragon’s Philosophy – The Intercepting Fist

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Jeet Kune Do (JKD) literally translated from Chinese means “way of the intercepting fist”. It reflects Bruce Lee’s concepts, philosophy and training methods with regards to martial arts . Bruce Lee who started his base with Wing Chun Kung Fu eventually rejected the notion of sticking to one art and began exploring various other martial arts styles including boxing, judo, wrestling, savate and fencing . Bruce Lee disposed with ideals within a style adopting a flexible approach to seek what works best. He christened his martial art as Jeet Kune Do.

Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition

Happy Flashback Friday!!! – Vivrant Thing (Q-Tip)

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The Truth Hurts – Stop wasting your breath

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The Truth Hurts – It’s all Inside of Us

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NASA Has Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken, this will put your problems in perspective (Science is Awesome)

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Have you seen the largest picture ever taken? For the record, it’s a mammoth 1.5 billion pixel image (69, 536 x 22, 230) and requires about 4.3 GB disk space. Oh, and it’ll take your breath away.

On January 5, NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy, our closest galactic neighbour, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The full image is made up of 411 Hubble images, takes you through a 100 million stars and travels over more than 40,000 light years. Well, a section of it anyway.

Prepare to feel extremely tiny and insignificant as you marvel at this fly-through video created by YouTuber   daveachuk and make sure you stick around till the end. Seriously. 

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2014 has been a good year for fashion but 2015 will be Better!!! (Fashion Designers of 2015)

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WRITTEN BY PHOEBE PRICE @PHOEBEDENISE

2014 has been a good year for fashion but 2015 will be the best ever. Designers are showing us their artistic ability and it’s showing in how pieces are design and made.  The future of fashion is ahead and here are some of my tips for bringing out your fashionista in 2015. Clover canyon is one of my favorite designers and I have been wearing a lot of their designs but their future is bright and its a label to watch if you haven’t heard about them yet this year they will be bigger than ever. Bright, Fun pieces you can wear all year long. They have lot of two-piece outfits that you can mix and match their pieces up and 2 pieces are the hottest outfits going this year. They also have great dresses and pants suits with bold and fun patterns they make sure you definitely stand out in a crowd. Clover canyon makes all shapes and sizes so there is something in their collection for anyone.

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The next designer is Milly their 2015 is all about ankle puff skirts with beautiful colors mixed in with enchanting flowers. Pairing with royal blue stripe crop shirts and solid bright colors or black is what you like they have a black and white ankle puff skirt with solid black crop sweater. Designs like this will make you the fashionista you want to be.  If Peach is your color they have a ruffle skirt you could wear all year long and be envied every day of the week.

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My 3rd designer to watch is Alice and Olivia they are young hip designers that are constantly evolving with their designs and fashion. Alice and Olivia 2015 collection has amazing skirts with beautiful designs in Orange, blue, teal, whites, blacks and red tones. They are working with silky tracksuits black with burgundy tones. Looking forward to see where the line goes next.

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So that was some of my favorite designers right now and now I will let you in on some of the best places to shop in 2015. Everyone wants designer duds on a budget so here are some tips. Did you know TJMax has a runway collection that a lot of clothes come straight off the runway but you need to know in order to ask to see what TJMax in your area that carries the runway collection. My next tip is consignment and vintage stores this is one of my personal favorite. To let you in on a secret one year I bought a dress at a consignment shop a Gucci dress that I paid $200 for and I wore it to the American music awards I got compared to Sarah Jessica Parker and the photos still runs to this day. So don’t think of consignment places being old and moldy because theses days people don’t wear the same dress over and over they sell it after a couple of uses so look for shops that carry high end brands. If your on a budget and want to wear the latest fashions here is a tip for you rent the runway you can rent the hottest and latest design from clover canyon, Moschino to Valentino prices can vary $10 to $500 depending on the look.  No matter if you wear designer duds to forever 21 whatever you wear wear it with confidence because your heart and soul is what shines louder than any fancy label you can wear. In fashion there are no mistakes what every makes you happy wear it with confidence.

Wishing you a very fashionable 2015!!!

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Champions Philosophy – (A Belief in Yourself)

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iCanvasART Muhammad Ali Vs. Sonny Liston by iCanvasART 3-Piece Canvas Art Print, 36 by 12-Inch