The Headphones Michael Phelps wore prior to winning the 100M Butterfly.
First: Thanks to everyone who’s been following Streetzblog’s Fashions and Fun at the Summer Olympics 2012. It’s been lots of fun to write about and even more fun seeing and meeting lots of new friends from America, Canada, Belgium, Great Britain, the Philippines, London,Ireland, Spain, Latvia, United Arab Area, Puerto Rico, The Netherlands, Belize and Brazil. TU!!
Second: I thought after I wrote about Michael Phelps’s Head Phones’s the other day we found all their was to know about the Sol Republic Headphones. But, what does Michael Phelps do? He comes out with a pair that I’ve never seen on the SR website, Thus I needed to investigate to find out what these were all about.
And OMG, I can’t believe I didn’t see it last night when I saw him come out with the new Headphones. I saw some writing on the top of the interchangeable headbands and just figured Sol got smart and put their name up on there. But lo and behold, I just watched the repeat on my DVR and guess whose name is on there? DEADMAU5!!!! How cool is that! The Best Swimmer in the World with one of the Best DJ’s/Producers in the World. Deadmau5 actually does 2 out of my top 20 of all times tunes-“Hi Friend” and “I remember”.
Now I know I need to get an HD TV, I for sure would have noticed DEADMAU5’s name on the Headphones yesterday.
Here are the details on the Headphones: Yes they do say DEADMAU5 on the top. they are yellow, red, orange and various other colors. They were designed by Josh Davis Who also does a lot of design work for DEADMAU5. These were made for Phelps, but the smaller versions of them were made for Cats, yes cats. They made 10 pairs of these for $999 each and the Sol Republic website says they are all sold out and has a waiting list for them. Now, I need to repeat that one more time-the Headphones aren’t available for you or me right now, but my cats and yours might be able to get a pair. Hmmmm? I personally have inherited 3 cats, but all their getting for Christmas is Cat Treats, they barely hang out long enough for a nap, I’d never get a pair of headphones on their scrambling, speed fuel’d heads. Below is the Video for the Cat Headphones and a couple of vids of my favorite DEADMAU5 tunes.
BTW: I bought some pretty awesome TYR Metallized Tracer Ti Goggles today, going to swim in them tomorrow. Today, I made it 4 laps with some borrowed goggles. The good thing is I can still swim pretty fast, the bad thing is the swimming sure makes my heart pound, hope it’s safe and let’s see how long I stick to this “new” endeavor in my life. Seems like right as I get good at something I don’t have enough patience and move on to something else. Although, I’ve kept up with the blogging for over a year and I’m not planning on stopping this, I’m way too passionate and it’s just too much fun! I’ll keep you posted on this swimming thing.
The above vid seems mostly like a marketing ploy and a good way to help a charity. I bet everyone who bought the cat headphones were either HUGE rich Cat Lovers, really dedicated DEADMAU5 fans, People with Money for non profits/ASPCA, or maybe a few who think they can get more than $999 on Ebay.
This Song is an older DEADMAU5 Song, that I played for years on my Soundz from the Scene Radio show. Actually played it before he was on the MTV Video Music Awards. I just played it cause I liked it. Here’s DEADMAU5 with “Hi Friend”
And next up is DEADMAU5’s “I remember” Video. I totally dig the Vid on this one. Check out the Traditional English Breakfast and it’s just such a cool story of following your dreams and not the traditional 9-5.
Oops almost forgot to give a big thanks to ChipChick for the Michael Phelps photos-Thank You!!! Check out ChipChick’s blog for even more Headphone, Fashion and Smartphone fun!
Update Alert (8/8/16): To see all the gear MP is Rockin’ including Michael Phelps headphones for the Rio 2016 Olympics, click here.
So, All week-long or since the Olympics started, I’ve been watching Michael Phelps come out to swim wearing all sorts of different colored Headphones. And I maybe like you, “Wondered what kind of headphones are those?” I noticed that some days the metallic looking headbands were orange, then blue, red even Gold-or maybe those were the orange? Someday’s they matched his “attire” some days they didn’t. They did look nice and I totally dig custom anything. But I just could not read the logo on them on my TV. Thus I researched out the answer for ya’ll.
These are pretty nice and I sure would dig a pair, but they aren’t what Michael Phelps wears prior to swimming. From an AdvertisingAge article on August 1, 2012, these were given to a bunch of Olympic Athletes in the village. Michael Phelps has been seen wearing Beats by Dre headphones at the 2012 games and in the past (not these). And Jack Butland the goalkeeper for the English Soccer/football team has a pair, British Tennis player Lara Robson also has a pair and so does Great Britain’s Diver Tom Daley. These 3 were all seen wearing the ones pictured above. I doubt Michael wore this exact pair, but he probably has some red white and blue ones that he wears around the “combine”.
Now, after that big build up…here is what Michael Phelps is wearing at this years Olympic Games..Sol republic Tracks on the ear Headphones which can be purchased in black or white at just $99.99 at solrepublic.com
Now, I’ll tell you!! the Sol Republic company will most likely make some big sales from this and other blogs. But, they sure didn’t make it easy to write this. 3 – 4 days of watching Michael Phelps and I couldn’t read the logo. And now I just tried to upload the really nice pictures of the Colorful headbands and some HOT models wearing the HP’s, but the last 4 pictures were rejected by WordPress due to security reasons. But, being a pretty detailed streetz reporter, I’ll finish off the story with more details on the Headphones. Or just google them or go to their website, if it hasn’t crashed by now. (From the influx of orders, not from irritated bloggers who can’t upload pictures..LOL) Just want to make that clear, I sure don’t want to get in any trouble over writing this just because I couldn’t share some pix. I Just thought they were pretty cool HP’s and I noticed a bunch of questions on my search engine on “What kind of Head phones is Michael Phelps wearing?”.
The Sol Republic Tracks on ear headphones come in black and white and are available at $99.99 here. Now, Here’s the slick part that Michael Phelps has been taking advantage of, they have lots and lots of various interchangeable Headbands. Colors include: Electro Blue, House Pink, Dub Orange, Clitch Grey, and Red.
BTW: If you were wondering? @DaraTorres let us know why Michael Phelps wears two swim caps. The under cap helps the outer cap stay on. And the outer cap is most important since its a slick dome cap with less drag, which gets you there quicker. So there you go!
I’m enjoying these Summer Olympics, lots of fun to watch the action and the fashion. But, with all this Olympic Onslaught I havent had a chance to post the streetz fashion and fun from Lovefest and the #Lastbash. However you can check out the tune review from the Lovefest here. And I’m sure I’ll get the bash and fest info up soon. Hey! anyone know how to watch the Soccer/Football? I can’t seem to find that channel on my TV.
And BTW, If you have a happening product you’d like seen on streetzblog.com, you can email me the pictures directly anytime. It would make writing the blogs easier and the quality would Rock also. Thanks.
Tunes and Fashions from the 2012 Summer Olympics OpeningCeremony!
Summer Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
Before the Opening Ceremony started they traversed through the sky and showed the England’s countryside. And low and behold one of the Songs they played a snippet of was “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols. As the English would say that was pretty “Cheeky”. And I’d call it pretty “daring” since it’s not the nicest song to play with the real Queen in attendance. But pretty funny! And really no big deal since it’s gotta’ be 25-30 years old. Punk music is actually pretty old!
Then there was some pretty cool greenery in the stadium that transformed to an industrial aged city complete with the molding and fusing of one big golden O, then the other four O’s attached through the sky to form the Olympic logo-pretty awesome stuff! So far everything is pretty cool, although the music isn’t as hip as I had hoped, but hopefully that will come later.
Next up Daniel Craig/James Bond met the Queen of England and they walked through red carpeting with some dogs to a helicopter. It flew through the sky from Buckingham Palace Passed Big Ben, the giant Ferris Wheel. And arrived at the venue, where James Bond and I guess the Queen? Jumped out of the helicopter into the fluorescent blue stadium while the James Bond themed played. I don’t know though, her dress looked pretty red when she flew down, but then looked pinkish orange. So, not sure if she really flew through the sky. But it was still pretty cool.
Where’s Pippa? One of the most sought after bachelorette’s on the planet? I did see the two married chaps (Prince William and Princess Kate), but they didn’t look very happy. Actually they looked a bit too cool for school to me. Although, they probably take thier lead from the Queen who looked pretty stoic herself.
Next up, we got to see Mike Oldfield play bass to some slow then swanky song called “Tubular Bells”. This is when I got bored and thought about turning it off. But I’m still waiting for Mr. Bean and some ultra bangin beats to appear!
The real JK Rowling-the author of the Harry Potter series read a bit of a children’s book.. Then it was fun again with a giant 100-foot puppet of Lord Valdermort. Then a ton of Mary Poppins flew in to take on the giant Lord. And of course Mary P won the “fight”. The lights are bright, the stage aglow but Where are the Ravers? I do however dig the reddish orange, Cobalt blue and dark blue hue and lights in the stadium.
Next up a live rendition of “Chariots of Fire”, that started off looking a bit boring. (I’m really not a fan at all of classical type music). But then Mr. Bean busted out his piano and goofed on his iPhone, He then joked around a bit more, which was pretty funny as he dreamed of running in the a Chariots of Fire movie. He was losing pretty badly, but then got in a car and made it to the front..Where he barely won the race. Now that was pretty awesome!
Next up the digital age, this was a bit goofy with some fake looking goody-goody teens running around. But the music picked up a bit with some ska, The Who’s “My Generation”, “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones (Meredith Vierra started to sing to this-ugh), The Kinks, the Beatles, Led Zep, Madness, David Bowie, Queen which played for a while and was pretty spectacular, then the Sex Pistols which Meredith and Matt cut off (ugh) and New Order, Frankie goes to Hollywood with “Relax”, “Sweet Dreams” by Annie Lenox, then OMG finally Keith Flint and the Prodigy did “Firestarter” and Underworld kicked in with Born Slippy-oh finally the good stuff!!! I rewound my dvr to watch the Prodigy and Underworld a second time. And it was funny when Matt Lauer said “whoah” whenFirestarter kicked in with the first beat and glowing Orange blast..hehe. Then rapper Dizzy Rascal came on with some LIVE jams with a mean beat grazing behind him. Next up, some Amy Winehouse and that rock song I don’t really like, Next some Hip Hop mini mix, and some low-key jungle-Then Out.
Next up, David Beckham blazed in on a speedboat dressed in a nice black tux with fireworks and a light spectacle all around him.
*Danny Boyle who did trainspotting and slum dog millionaire was the creative director of the ceremony and the person that put the whole event on. I’d say “Well Done, got the British vybe, some great tunes and that sure looked like a TON of work to Coordinate and build the whole thng!”
Next up the athletes came in during the “Parade of Champions” this is where we can observe the fashions of the teams with a bit of help from the New York Times: BTW: after the parade the Arctic Monkey’s played Beatles songs and Paul McCartney played 1.5 Beatles tunes including “Hey Jude”. But I’m not a big Beatles fan, so I didn’t watch-I read it on the Internet as you are doing now.
Team Fashion info:
Bermuda: Blue Suit Jackets and ties with Bright red “Bermuda” shorts and Skirts.
Italy: Giorgio Armani Designed Monochromatic suits and striped ties. BTW: The Italian sailing team is rumored to have some pretty nifty Prada gear that they will be wearing later this week!
Canada: Baggy Chinos and red track jackets-Didn’t quite match very well, was actually pretty off. I’d call it a bad take on 80’s prepster High School duds.
Denmark: More Chinos and untucked white shirts. I kinda liked this look, but would have exchanged the chinos for skinny jeans or black suit pants.
Cameroon: Bright Orange, Yellow and black robes and matching hats.
Cayman Islands: they had some pretty happening fluorescent green ties. But their blue jackets with the white piping were kind of’ ugly and too tight-did not fit most.
Brazilians: Lemon and Lime pants.
Oh Man-I didn’t know this went on so long, Not sure If I’ll get to everyone. But we’ll try and hopefully we’ll see some crisper clothes than all these ill-fitting camel brownish chinos. Must have had a sale at the 1980/90’s Gap store. Before designers produced pants that actually fit and look more tailored.
Guyana: Bright Yellow suits-extremely BRIGHT!
Hungary: Nope not going to wear that stuff. Yuk. Not even if you tell me a famous designer made the get-ups. Just plain ugly.
India: some very bright yellow dresses, turbans and scarves. Bright Yellow seems to be a big color this Summer
Netherlands: Had their duds designed by suitsupply with the women in Orange trench coats and the men in cobalt blue trenches and the men had bright orange pants. I dig the colors of the Netherlands – pretty sure that area is better known as Amsterdam.
Jamaica: Really cool militaristic jackets and probably the brightest yellow pants of the night! *I want one of the jackets; I’d wear it with the boots from the Czech Republic
China: If I liked the color red, I’d get me one of those nice red jackets with the subtle trim. (I heard the Pet Shop Boys in the background during their walk in the parade)
Czech Republic: Really nice sleek and pearlescent Rubber boots (Wellies) with matching umbrellas. These boots were one of the best fashion accessories of the night! I would for sure get a pair of them.
Cyprus: White, Orange and blue track suits, too casual for my taste. Looked like what they would where for the events.
France: White pants, dark blue suit jackets and red ties. While the Americans looked a bit French with their berets, the French looked almost American in red, white and blue..LOL
Israel: More white pants. Bright blue jackets and white shoes.
Fiji: They played the Bee Gees, I guess because it rhymes. Funny clothes. Black and White swirled jackets and white pants. Oh there’s those white pants again. LOL again.
Germany: the Women had on bright Pink Jackets and the guys had on bright light blue jackets. Both made out of some sort of plastic. Although, I did like their fedora hats.
South Korea: More white trousers. Nice white fedoras and ok looking blue suite jackets and ties.
Latvia: White pants and red jackets
Liechtenstein: The only ones I’ve seen in Jeans all night and faded jeans at that.
Monaco: Tailored skinny suits, pretty hip and happening.
Moldova: Even more white pants, this time with blue jackets.
Nauru: More ill fitting badly colored khakis.
Palau: Khaki brown pants, this time with maroonish red jackets.
Portugal: Light brown khakis, very brightly colored scarves with their country printed on them.
Puerto Rico: White pants, white hats, white shirts accented with black ties and black pocket squares. Pretty retro-chic. Nice choice, I just would have had them in black pants, not the ubiquous white.
Senegal: Bright Yellow dresses for the ladies and the same colored robes for the men.
Slovenia: Bright blue and green shirts, grey suits and since I’m a shoe guy, I need to mention they had on matching bright blue and bright green kicks on too!
Spain: Some guy had on a pink wig.
Sweden: Yellow blue white striped long sleeved RUGBY shirts. Was different that’s for sure. We used to wear Rugby shirts back in 1982. They attempted resurgence a few years ago, but never quite as big as they were in the 80’s and for sure not a 2012 style. Maybe if you’re a boat shoe type of dude.
OK, I’ve had enough of this after the rugby shirts and I gotta’ work Saturday morning. Where the Frik is England and London! Or as they like to call them-Great Britain. Oh Good they are playing U2’s “Beautiful Day” that will help me get to the end of the parade. I like that song!
America: Ralph Lauren designed Blazers and the controversial because “they make no sense at all” French BERETS! I totally do not get this at all. I sure won’t be sporting that look anytime soon. And get this! Guess what color pants-WHITE! Although the button down white shirts had Nice, Crisp Rounded Collars on them. And wait what’s going on? They ALL have smart phones and are spinning around in circles taking pictures and videos. That’s the only team I saw doing this all night and Almost ALL of them were doing it. Interesting eh?
Great Britain: White Jackets with Gold aluminum foiled looking accents made by retail chain “Next”. The backs of the jackets were actually pretty happening-the gold foil worked on there. And they had White shorts. Supposedly these designs were kept secret until today. Not sure why, doesn’t seem like I would have stolen any of their design ideas. Maybe the back design? But Hey the Queen almost smiled and Kate did smile! And they played David Bowie’s “Heroes” which was pretty awesome. *And after they finally played the “Chemical Brothers”. YAH!
Ok, I suspect this is the longest blog I’ve ever written. I guess I had Too much caffeine and exercise today. And it was pretty fun to write about the white pants, khaki pants, bright yellow, bright blue clothes and of course all the fun tunes they played all night that typically don’t get played at things like this.
See you Saturday at the KCCNFM100 #lastbash at the Waikiki Shell.