Thursday, November 18, 2010

Welcome Home Emma Bullock!

On my way to work this morning I was driving behind a car with one lone Welcome Home balloon in it.  I smiled, knowing that life had probably been brought into the world and this indeed is a celebration.

My dear friends, laid their mother to rest this afternoon. This indeed is a celebration of life as well.  And I'm smiling inside, because I'd like to believe that my God is giving Emma Bullock her Welcome Home balloon.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Danniversary Pearl Jam!!!

My sister Danni and I loved Pearl Jam...well technically she loved Pearl Jam and being my fabulously grungy older sister, I wanted to be just like her so, in turn, I loved Pearl Jam too.

Thank you ol' grunge era for making me thrift store, plaid button down shirt, faded t-shirt, holey levi's, dingy vans chic at age 8. Thank you Eddie Vedder for reeking of probably really reeked but it was definitely sexy. Thank you Pearl Jam for starting such an amazing group, 20 years ago this past August. Oh and thank you Rock Band for connecting this amazing group to a bunch of young whipper snappers. Even I thought the lyrics to Alive were "heeey imastead a lie" until Rock Band came out....(don't judge me!)

We are waiting on pens and coke needles for the new Pearl Jam Live album,  "Live on Ten Legs."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Seven on Sale on

here's a tease...
visit to shop this week's digs.

SFV's Last Pop Up Shop of 2010

Pop-Up [pop-uhp} (of a shop, restaurant, venue, or other small business) intentionally opening and closing for business within a very short span of time: a pop-up shop

Strange Fruit Vintage will be hosting our VERY LAST Pop-Up Shop in Memphis, Tennessee in 2010.  We have so much to celebrate including an amazing eight months of business, four pop-up shops, more than 20 media mentions, two fashion show appearances in Memphis and Little Rock, one Strange Fruit Vintage Fall/Winter Showcase, an 80s hip hop party and an entire city infused with a whole new appreciation for high-quality and hand-picked vintage clothes!! Thank you!

We would like to go out with a big ol' bang so we're hosting a TWO-DAY STRANGE FRUIT VINTAGE POP-UP SHOP at an unprecedented event in partnership with the Broad Ave. Arts District.

300 vintage pieces for men and women, giveaways, and I'm spinning records from my personal collection!  Check out the flyer below and we'll see you November, 19th and November, 20th!!
cash only please.

Sample Clearance: Somebody's Watching Me featuring Michael Jackson

So truth be told, I was eating in a restaurant recently and heard what sounded like the "geico commercial" song featuring my love, Michael Jackson, on the hook. So, of course I had to dig a bit to figure out what this jam was...

In 1984 a young kid named Rockwell signed to Motown Records, and with the help of Michael and Jermaine Jackson on vocals, released a chart topping song called Somebody's Watching Me.
The story goes that it wasn't until after the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and number six on the UK Singles Chart that Motown CEO Berry Gordy found out that Rockwell was really his son Kennedy Gordy.  Not sure just how true this is but I kinda like it so we'll roll with it.

To date, this song has been sampled or covered about nineteen times including the memorable and eary Geico commercials.

I prefer this '84 joint because Michael Jackson can even make paranoia sound smooth.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Strange Fruit Vintage has a Crew

...a production crew invading our studio for a few days and in a few weeks, we can show you why!


here are some jams to get you hyped for tonight!

1588 Madison Ave.
DJ Hush x Jason da Hater
$7, 21+ 9p-until

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cities Aviv opens for Wu

This post could be about Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa of the Wu-tang Clan who recently played the Hi-Tone in Memphis.  This post could be about the five dope deejays including my homies, DJ Hush and DJ Supaman, that spun for three hours before the show.  It could also be about the wickedly diverse group of music lovers who were in attendance, in spite of the pretty penny of a ticket price.

This post is about all of those things.  Most importantly, it's about my brother, homey, friend, Gavin Mays ripping the place to shreds....Ladies and Gents, this is Cities Aviv. Love him or hate him and either way he wouldn't give a rats a$$. @citiesaviv on Twitter.

 Birds, per his request. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Check, got those!

A snapshot of my Go Vote Speech presented by with a cameo by LL Cool J.