Archive | March 2013

My Drug: Music

For as long as I can remember, my love for music has only grown and evolved.  At my core, I have always been a hip hip, R&B, and rap fan.  I’ll occasionally phase in and out of Hawaiian, reggae, alternative, classic rock, and oldies.

Today, I almost exclusively listen to EDM.  I remember listening to Paul Brandon’s Mix @ 6 when I was in high school.  Not knowing who the artists were or what the songs names were, I knew I liked this new “sound.”  It’s hard to remember all the songs I went through during my early interests, but I can easily say these two songs stand as pillars for my foundation of EDM:

Rachel Starr – To Forever (Moonbeam remix)

Cosmic Gate – Exploration of Space

From then till now, I’ve slowly zeroed in on what genres of EDM of enjoy the most.  I’m a huge fan of trance and well as (progressive) house.  But don’t like to restrict myself to only those.  In the end, if it sounds good, I’ll listen to it!  My love for EDM as grown so much, I listen to it when I exercise, study, and when I’m at work.  EDM is so energizing, I feel like I’m on natural high the entire time.

Over the last few years, it’s amazing how the EDM community has grown.  It’s inclusion in mainstream hip-hop has really opened its doors to more people.  I feel like just 2-3 years ago, very few of my friends listened to EDM, and today they are traveling across the US to attend festivals.

I plan on posting some of my playlists from time to time to give you a feel of what I’m listening to.  So to start, here goes:

  1. W&W – Lift Off
  2. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reloaded
  3. Omnia – The Light
  4. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
  5. Emma Hewitt – Rewind (Mikkas Remix)

more to come!

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Argyle

Argyle, a pattern of diamonds and lozenges derived from Clan Campbell of Argyll, Scotland.

As part of my latest addiction to ties and all other things related to business dress, I recently picked up a few argyle socks from my favorite sock brand, Gold Toe.

I’ve been hesitant to buy argyle socks since they tend to be much pricier compared to plain solid color socks.  On top of that, my pants tend to be longer meaning you probably won’t see sock color anyways when I sit down.

Anyways, here’s a couple sock/shoe combinations.

This really does give a small touch of color and flare to your everyday outfit.  However, the line between clever and goofy is very thin when it comes to matching argyle socks with everything else you’re wearing.

Shirts & Ties

Recently I’ve been opening up my wardrobe and trying to be little more “adventurous” with my shirt and tie combinations.  Knitted ties, wool ties, textured ties, and more.  The more I look, the more ideas I get.  In addition to more ties, I’ve been buying gingham, chambray, and denim shirts.  Anyways, enough with the talk and more pictures…

Rosenhal Chambray Shirt, Gregory Denim Shirt, Montauk Repp Tie in Haven, and Montauk Repp Tie in Arbor.

Easily the most denim I’ve ever worn

I’m also in love with this particular site that has been getting more and more coverage on GQ, The Tie Bar.  On the surface, it looks like a cheap and random website, but after making a few purchases, their stuff is quality and at unbelievable prices (all ties are $15!)

my first silk knitted tie and 1″ tie clasp from The Tie Bar