Super Awesome Shop, a New Home For Independent Artists, Manufactures and Buyers, It's REally is Pretty Awesome

Super Awesome Shop has made it their mission to share a different kind of product. In a world chock-full and dearly suffocated to death with brands that think they literally crap out gold, it's nice to be able to find something made by real people that has real thought put into it, not just a helvetica logo.

The site, run on tumblr, promotes the products and art of Independent sellers, by posting and reblogging from shops mainly on the popular handmade product site

Their Archive is thousands of posts deep and it's not at all difficult to find original pieces that speak with and individual voice. These types of blogs and more importantly these types of creators and artists are the salvation of the American market. They hold the power to revitalize the entrepreneurial field by adding a new layer of middle class empowered by the larger access of internet marketing.

The great thing about this is we're aren't buying from them anymore. We're buying from us. The posts on Super Awesome Shop enable creative thinkers to support creative thinkers.

If you have a tumblr account you can follow Super Awesome Shop by going to their site They're building a Shop of their own soon.

Finally you can find a gift to for your child not manufactured by abused Chinese children, and plastered with the faces of teen idols on their way to lifetime of corporate slavery and delusions of immortality.

You can buy something for yourself that isn't just a desperate attempt at grasping a lifestyle that from all indications will have you boning models and getting drunk everyday, and instead is a statement and affirmation of your actual personality and lifestyle. By the way, the former is not possible, but that's not news to you I'm sure.


Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes — short film by Kahlil Joseph, music from Flying Lotus' album

Check out the new Fyling Lotus Short Film and Music Video. It really is something special, a real highlight on urban artistry. A fresh perspective when it seemed we were all out of those as a country and a people.

Starting Dirty Carpet Sessions,

Everyday is about finding out how to capitalize on your skills interests and the position you've been put in in life. When you're trying to create your own brand and support it independently that truth is even more powerful.

 My mind is always working and I'm always making pans for the next step. If I'm lucky chance, and opportunity, will align with one of my plans and I'll get a chance at success.

That's what happened this Tuesday. Long time friend and fellow musician Taylor Mcelroy came to town to take photographs, hangout and record a new EP for his band The Brankas.

Somewhere in a haze of conversation, reminiscence of jamming in the old days, and I'll be honest a few beers I produced a proposition. For quite a while I've been wanting to host a shows in my back room.

Here was my chance, the elements were combining. A band that I knew and liked. Friends who I knew wanted to see them play. Enough free time to persuade me it was fate, was the last essential component.

So we put it together, and called it the Dirty Carpet Sessions (because there's a dirty carpet in that room). They played tuesday night to a small crowd of friends. It was the first Dirty Carpet Sessions. There was beer in the fridge. Art on the walls,  and plethora of clangy, friction heavy social interaction. It was the manifestation of something that had been little more than a dream.

The crowd was full of musicians. Band members from the Sunshine Factory and  The Cosmopolites were there. The Cosmopolites had in hand two copies of there new full length album, of which I was able to get one. There was an old drummer friend who had been a rival hanging about lending his set and humor.

Overall it was a fun. After they played we chilled the night away. I thought a few more plans, adding to the infinitely long list.


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