Monthly Archives: August 2011
Today was a pretty fun day on the Streetz outside of where I work, we had the filming of an upcoming show of Hawaii Five-O right outside of where I work in downtown, Honolulu. When I arrived at work it was pretty fun, lots people yelling, Big clumsy looking rigs around, flashing lights, cop cars parked on the sidewalk, then right as I was about to turn into the elevator I saw Alex McLoughlin from Hawaii Five-O about 20 yards away from me with a BIG Gun pointing towards the courtyard. So, I stayed and watched as he said two lines and shot his gun 3 times. Which he did at least 3 different takes of the same thing.
I then, went upstairs, did some work, then came back down to check out some more action. This time was even better. Tom Sizemore was there and they shot up a pretend cop car and debris flew through the air just missing me and my friend by about a foot and a half. And let me tell you if it had landed on us it would have hurt. At least it looked that way, maybe it was just flimsy paper, but it hit the concrete..well .. like the sound of um .. concrete-looked and sounded pretty scary to me! I told the grip nearby “Wow! that’s pretty cool how you exploded up something and let it fly and it just missed the people watching it by a little bit” He did the famous “nod and smile” and went on his way. I suspect they wouldn’t mind if the flying debris actually did scared off a few of the downtown office folk. I don’t think they’re used to having such a big crowd watch them film.
Through the day they must have told my friend to stop taking pictures like 12 times. He usually stopped, but he did manage to get a couple good vids and a shot of Billy Baldwin, Tom Sizemore and Alex M. I was kind of amazed he didn’t get dragged away by the big security guards. Kind of cool of them that he was able to get a few shots for his Facebook page. As long as no one tells the plot much, a few pix are probably good for publicity.
Anyways, I went down there one last time around 4p today and that was the BEST! Billy Baldwin comes raging down the walkway with a blond hostage in tow and a big, big Gun pointing around at us all, then Tom Sizemore does something, next we hear as they told us we would-24 rounds of gunshots-which is a lot more than 24 gun shots-its like a machine gun going off for about 12 seconds and it is LOUD. AFter the 24 rounds went off, Billy B falls backwards and the hostage girl runs away and I guess, all is well? It was fun and I got to see most of the big stars. Although, Kona Kalakaua wasnt there and they had some guy who looked like Scott Caan there, but it for sure wasnt him.
Overall, it didn’t seem quite as glamorous as I would expect, they sure stood around a lot and MAN-they shot like the same scene 3-5 times and each time it took like 10 minutes to get it ready. But, it was lots of fun to watch the stars in action and to hear the explosions and gun shots going off. Today, was a great example of what fun it can be to live in Hawaii. Have a Great rest of the week!
Fun Addendum: So I actually wrote this around 5pm before I went home from work, Thus I went downstairs one more time on my way home from work at about 6:10pm and the first person I saw was Grace Park/Kono Kalakaua and she was sitting on the bench right outside of my job! She had a dog with her and I asked if it was hers, the guards in the area said they “thought it was Alex’s” Grace looked pretty HOT and she had a bloodied bandage on her arm. She got up off the bench and went to film the last seen, In int Scott Caan also showed up and it was really cool, I got to see Alex M take a big A** swinging punch at Tom Sizemore. I watched them film this 3 times and all three times Tom ducked just in time, But on the TV show I be he really gets “Cracked” pretty hard right across the face. Pretty amazing how no one got hurt. The punch Alex Throws is pretty wicked! Ahh, so glad I was able to see the last scene of the day. After it, all the stars pretty much just disappeared, One blink of the eye and they were Gone! Fun Day, today I looked around the courtyard and it looked like they were never there. Even the Bank of Hawaii sign that said Bank of Oahu yesterday was back to the normal Bank of Hawaii.
Other thing I wanted to let you know, is they asked us if we were background for the show. We couldn’t quite say yes and get away with it, it seems you need to sign up ahead of time to be an extra and get called in to do the shift, even though many of us thought we were in the background of the shots, we weren’t. Oh well, I’m gonna go fill out the form and see what happens. When I get the call, I’ll let you know. Take Care.
** Friday night Tom Sizemore was down at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Tonight Billy Baldwin was down there. Seems like the place to be. I remember when David Beckham was in town, he drank at the Starbucks down there almost every morning. And I saw Dennis Rodman years ago on the beach right out in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, he was smoking a big ol’ cigar with some body building orange tinged in the skin Hollywood type guy and a lady that had a big tattoo on her that said “Mrs. Rodman” all across her back!
So, on Day two of the Seattle tattoo Contest, we took a drive looking for the place that Twilight is set in-Forks, Washington. We drove for at least 3 hours from Seattle to look for this place. Most of the time, I slept, since I hadn’t slept much in Seattle do to the Strong Caffeine in the delicious coffee they serve everywhere. But, even after a 3 hour drive we didn’t make it to Forks, but the places we did see looked just like the movies, so it was ok with me-just a pretty long drive-7 hours round-trip. Due to the long ride, we missed the Worst Tattoo contest, but we did see the Two nights of the best Tattoo Contest. luckily VictoriaVanBruinisse from http://portableviva.com was there and she hooked us up with these two pictures of the Worst tattoo contest winner. I don’t know, doesn’t look like much.. I can’t even read what it says, pretty much just looks like an unfinished tattoo. And which one of all these greenish tats on him is the Worst tattoo Winner? What do you think? Doesn’t look like we missed too much. Special thanks to Victoria for getting us these pictures. You can check out more of her pix from the Expo on Flickr.
I received a picture of the worst tattoo contest from the Seattle Tattoo Expo the other day. Just wanted to let you know, I haven’t forgotten about posting it. it will be up by Sunday or before.
I saw the premiere of “Columbiana” tonight, It was a bit strange. Sometimes it was hard to tell if it was an action film or a comedy. Although it was fun and better than watching re runs of the Mentalist. Especially since tonight they showed the same Mentalist for the THIRD time. I used to think re runs just ran twice, but this episode ran THREE times for sure!! I saw the first two times.
Best and funnest quote from Columbiana:
8-year-old girl says to her uncle: “I used to want to be Zelda the Warrior”
Uncle Says: Well what do you want to be?
Little Girl: “I want to be a KILLER!” (yep you read right-a Killer!)
Little Girl: “Can you Help?” Note: as in be a killer-remember the little girl is age 8
Uncle: “Yes” (with nothing else said after that) Was pretty weird exchange of words. Although, Fun for the audience, since it was so different than anything we’ve ever heard before.
Just as the 4D movie “Spy Kids” is hitting the theatre, Street and sportswear designer Timezone comes out with these new 3D Cotton Denim Jeans entitled the “Lewin”. These jeans are ergonomically preshaped 3D jeans with a fit that features an extra width in the knee section as well as a slightly twisted seam on the side near the calves. This way the pants adjust to the body when worn and they fall straight along the leg when you’re standing still. The new fit is available now in the “Lewin” design with more versions coming soon. A hologram card explains the functions of the jeans when they com in the mail for you from the timezone website.
If you check out the website, watch the nice HD video, It has a great vibe and gives one a feeling of “Wow..I gotta’ get some of these clothes to have as much fun as these Hot models are having”. Special Thanks to the hard to find sportswear International Magazine (the real touch and feel magazine) for the tip on these hip, happening 3D Jeans.
About a month ago we scored the first trailer for the new season, now here’s the second trailer very HOT off the presses. The trailer is very slick, fast paced and a bit on the rated “R” tip. Looks like Ben Epstein and Cam Calderon take a trip to Tokyo and run into their usually mishaps, fun and mischief as they do in NYC.
For now we have Entourage to watch for the rest of the Summer, anyone who likes Entourage, Fashion, Kicks and New York City will enjoy this show. I like it, I didn’t actually expect it back because many critics didn’t like the show. And I don’t know anyone else who watches it-but that never means much.
This year Kid Cudi returns as Domingo Dean and we’ll have special appearances by Pusha T, Javier Nunez, Pharrel Williams amongst others. Check back here on Streetzblog.com for rumours and news on the upcoming season I’m sure we’ll have them.
Special thanks to GQ and HypeBeast for the clip. I gotta’ tell you it was hard to get on to this page, it wasnt on YouTube, so I had to send it to my other blog advertisinginhawai.com, then copy and paste it over here. Now I need to erase it from over there..or maybe I’ll just keep it on there. It’s fun to watch, why not let more people see it.
Today is August 19 and Today is the day that these limited Edition Jordan x SNIPES x New Era caps release. But if you click on the address that claims to be the only and exclusive place to get the hats at SNIPES at www.snipesshop.de It takes you to a German site that just says the word Snipes and some **German underneath it. No pictures of hats, nothing to buy. Oh well, I like this picture and the way they shot it with the reflective mirrored greys and blacks. It makes the Hat and Shoes look really nice. The Ice Blue Soles on the shoes look pretty crip in this picture and I do know where you can get the shoes-they are available today at www.pickyourshoes.com I just checked minutes ago and they have all the good sizes in stock. Price is $179.
**Today-8/22 I received an email from the SNIPES Shop PR Department. The website is working-I just went there and it is totally working. And if you click here it WILL take you directly to the Jordan x SNIPES x New Era Page. I just checked it and it works perfectly and I also saw the limited Edition package on their home page-Good to go. Note: they are in the process of translating the site. But you really don’t need the English, It’s pretty easy to navigate the site in German. I don’t know why I couldn’t access the site last week, but we are good to go now. You can purchase both the Hat and the kicks on the SNIPES Shop Site. Special Thank You to the SNIPES Shop Public Relations Department for updating us on the links, pretty cool to get an email directly from the real SNIPES Shop!
Well, I have no idea how I missed Most of NY Ink this year, I watched shows 1&2, then for the last 3 weeks I tried to find it on TV and all I could find was LA Ink. So I looked on the TLC website and they say that the whole season is over and that they will be back in November with Season 2. Either they only had a 3 or 4 season show, Or I totally spaced out a few weeks or months of my life. I seriously only remember seeing two shows, then missing 1 show and now we are at August 18th. If you know how many shows they aired, LMK, it would help me understand what may have happened to me when I missed the rest of the season. Hopefully, they didn’t have too many shows..LOL
Here’s a sneak peek of the biggest trend in tattooing-Tattoo Artists with clothing lines. Here’s a sample of the upcoming Ami James Ink Clothing line.
These clothes are looking pretty hip. The black shirt has the total 2011 Ol’ School meets New School Vibe, the girl looks bored, a bit uninterested and slightly pissed off and is probably much prettier with a different look to her face, but I do dig the hat-The Aqua and yellow go nice together with the pattern. Side note: Be on the look out for Camo’s Custom Caps Designed by Sniper Wells..coming soon to Broke2.com The Guys shirt has a bit of Sex Pistols type punk lookage to it and I like the way it crops right at the belt line. These shirts look nice, but they are on perfect bodies. Not sure how they would look on the rest of us. The perfectly shaped models are: Michael Anthony and Jaden Bach For more pictures of the clothing and models click right about Heeeere.
Well, its been buzzing around for a day or so that Abercrombie and Fitch wants to Ditch Mike “The Situation” from wearing their clothes on the “Jersey Shore” Reality TV show. The Jersey Shore is MTV’s most highly rated show with Teens and young adults. And supposedly the retailer doesn’t want them wearing their clothes.
This is totally silly, A&F ACTUALLY AND REALLY DID make shirts that said “GTL” the Jersey Shores famous line for what they do all day-Gym, Tan and do the Laundry. And to make matters even sillier they made tons of money selling a shirt that said “Fitchuation” on the front. Like, what is going on here? Doesnt the main man at A&F know what he sells in his own stores? He sells shirts that he never would have sold if it wasnt for the Jersey Shore’s cast and their TV show. Now he doesn’t want them to wear his clothes?
Me personally, I think this is either plain stupid or they are in cahoots together and in a day or two A&F will do a big publicity appearance and make up with the Situation and they will make a special new shirt to sell 1 or 2 or a couple hundred thousand for charity-Or maybe they will make a new shirt or a whole new line of shirts and just split the profits. I don’t know for sure what will happen, but this sure got way, way, way too much exposure on TV, blogs, Radio etc. I’m even writing about it now. What are your thoughts on this? Who’s the winner? the loser? Good Call? Bad Call? LMK what you think?
The Girls all look like models, the club is filled with ONLY hot girls, No guys around, but the Hot Girls are all pregnant..hmmm. Take a look-see and watch the story pan out-watch until the end because it’s got a “little” twist. This Vid’s has lots of Crisp, Cool Style with a capital S. Pretty Catchy tune too, not as catchy as “Fancy Footwork” or “Tenderoni” but catchy. Fun Story, kind of like watching a mini movie. Guys-if you want a quick look way to go out on the town in style, just dress like the skinny dude/Dave from Chromeo. Although, it might take a couple of days to grow the beard, the clothes should be easy to find at Nordstrom or even H&M.
Let me know what you think of the clothes and the tune? I gotta’ run, got a dinner at my favorite Italian place on Oahu-Cafe Sistina, hope my favorite waitress is there too.
Well, I am having a seriously hard time uploading pictures on to this blog tonight, pictures not showing up, text all out of whack etc. So, I’m just not going to write anything more on this post and just try to upload a bunch of pix from the Seattle Tattoo Expo 2011 from Saturday night August 13th. When the blog settles down, I’ll write a bit more, or for more info check out the previous blog posting from the Seattle Tattoo Expo 2011. Or click here for additional pictures from the Seattle Tattoo Expo 2011 Day Two Thanks