Shit Thousand Years Apparel Says

I’m not even going to explain what the Shit ____ Say phenomenon is all about as I’m sure you’ve heard of it before. So many videos have been released that I think it’s imperative to separate the good from the sea of bad, and so here are my totally subjective picks for the Top 5 Shit Anyone Says videos:

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#2

#3

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#5

Hope you enjoyed that list of TYA’s top 5, and while there were some notable ones that didn’t quite make the cut (like Shit Girls Say To Gay Guys), I stand by my picks and will fight anyone who dares to have a different opinion.

In other news, Mark and I have been living it up here in MTL. Mark, aka DJ Thousand Years, has been spinning more tunes for the ever popular bar/club Korova with UTS alum Brian Gracie, we got a TV to play retro NES games on, and we’ve been cooking like madmen in this little apartment of ours (muploads to come soon).

Our NES is the new attraction here

There’s a big surprise waiting for all of you TYA fans out there, as we’re finally getting a bit of exposure in the fashion industry, but a full blog post will come out describing it later.

Kevin and Mark

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Imma Let You Finish But Beyonce…

HAD THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF ALL TIME:

I think the people waiting in line for smoked meat can testify that Kevin and I are embarrassingly obsessed with this song. I’m not even embarrassed.

This song is so good I wish I was pregnant. This song is so good I want to get my locks changed just so I can change keys like her. This song is so good it overthrows Libyan dictators.

Realistically though I’ll be sick of it in a day at the rate we’re going. Oh well. Until then,

Mark (and Kevin in spirit)

Watch The Throne Review

Welcome back to Music Monday Everyone,

As much as I would love to send you guys some variation of my fave genres (soca, dubstep, rap, and house), I couldn’t possibly mention anything other than the “historical” release of the album “Watch the Throne” by Jay-z and Kanye West.

Now I’m not much of a Jay-Z fan (in fact I’m quite the opposite), and though I respect Kanye’s work, cannot stand who he is as a person. I’ve always seen these two as the rap game’s most pretentious, and it has always frustrated me how people will jump on any of their tracks because of their name, and not the quality. They to me are a living exhibition of commercial America ruining music. Soulja Boy is a kid having fun, these are men truly selling out.

That all being said, there’s only one way I can truly describe this album. Swag.

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New month… NEW DESIGNS!

It’s been awhile, and we apologize profusely for our absence. School, midterms, homework. It all gets in the way sometimes, you know.

But as we enter into a new month, we’ve finally got some news – THE NEW ORDERS WENT IN TODAY!

That’s right, those Top 3 designs are now in the hands of Hardboiled Inc., waiting to be turned into fresh and styling Thousand Years apparel.

We’ve got other things coming too – showcases at a couple of McGill events and some exclusive designs which we’ll be sure to blog about.

In personal news, the TYA family gets closer every day as Surinder and Nick sign their lease to live together next year, Mark and Kevin search for an apartment, and David and I just crash with each other when our own rooms get too boring (…or vomit-stained).

Now for your enjoyment, here is this amazingly feel-good song:

I don’t care if Bruno Mars is being charged with cocaine possession, this boy is so cute and his songs are so catchy I just want to marry HIM. BONUS: He is half-Filipino!!

Also if you haven’t heard it yet, here’s the 2010 DJ Earworm mix, which you can download here:

LOVE (And keep checking to find out when the shirts arrive!!),

Abi

NEW DESIGNS (for real this time) + QWOP + FlyLo + New Music!

It’s been a while since I posted, but I bring to you today the very best of my travels around the interwebz.  I also have a few updates for y’all, so please read to the end for a sneak preview of the new designs coming out next Friday! First, the necessary music segment:

Hopefully you’ve heard of Flying Lotus, or FlyLo, a pretty trippy and experimental producer (of HEAVY headbangin’ beats). Here’s a new video released by Adult Swim (who often blasts his music during bumps), an acid trip visualization of his song Zodiac Sh*t:

You know that I’ve been really feeling the recent soul and R&B comeback with Aloe and Cee-Lo’s albums, and here’s a little gem I found from industry veteran Eric Benet (Halle Berry’s ex-husband). It’s quite the soulful track, as he really pours his heart out in this one titled “Sometimes I Cry”:

Finally, there’s Jaheim, who you may recognize in Nelly’s song “My Place” as the chorus singer. He released a new album and I have to say, it’s AMAZING and quite grown-up compared to his old material. Check out more songs in his new album for sure!

Now time for the time-wasters. Having finished my last exam mere hours ago, I feel it’s necessary to unleash this force of procrastinating evil upon you lesser mortals who are still mired in studying hell. This evil is the hilariously frustrating and deceptively simple game QWOP. All it entails is 4 buttons, in which you control the left/right calf/thigh and you must coordinate them together to make the track star run distances.

Here’s a helpful hint: W and O together make one leg move, and Q and P make the other one move. Now please enjoy responsibly: http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

My friend and fellow Effusion bass member Theo Ephraim recently showed me this cool cause called Buy This Satellite in which you purchase a satellite and use it to give internet access in all its glory to those less-fortunate, to provide unbiased information, knowledge, and build the groundwork for social change.

Read more at his blog here: http://theoephraim.com/2010/12/buythissatellite/ or just go straight to the source: http://buythissatellite.org! See what you can do!

Finally, what you guys have long been waiting for: NEW DESIGNS.  The actual ones will be coming out next Friday, and you guys will get to select the top 2 designs for us to produce, plus 1 runner-up. Without further ado, here’s a sneak preview of the doodle sheet that I used to spawn some cool ideas:

Potential new designs?

Get excited as we’ll have the designs to choose from out by next Friday! Tell your friends to join the Facebook group and vote! Mark and I will be heading back to Toronto this weekend, and TYA will be getting together to ham it up once more at Manpuku for the HOLIDAYS!

Love, Kevin

I EAT MY EXAMS ALIVE

Sorry we’ve all kind of been MIA recently but exams are unfortunately upon us. While the stronger among us turn to the books we lesser beings turn into caffeine fueled semi-nocturnal procrastination machines. Some may feel guilty about spending precious study hours on useless distractions but I say embrace it, you’ve earned that 4 hour study break. So treat yourself to some well deserved internet distractions brought to you by the fine folks at TYA:

For the procrastinator in denial the site musictouse.com is great for finding instrumental tracks that you can work along to. You can set the genre and mood and out pops a list of tracks you can stream or download. I personally like the electronica setting coupled with moving the slider to ‘positive’ and ‘relaxed’. Check it out by clicking here.

If you’re looking for a great way to waste time and make music this site is for you. It’s a really cool sequencer program where you can make music that looks and sounds like this:

Of course music isn’t for everybody. But Kim Jong-Il is. This tumblr is probably one of the funniest I’ve ever seen, ever. Going by the name kim jong-il looking at things it is hilarious.  I love the look on his face

looking at corn

Finally Ted.com is for the procrastinator looking to broaden their horizons. These interesting videos cover topics ranging from psychology to human rights to technological innovations. And the whole thing feels vaguely studious so it still counts as studying…kinda. Below is a great starter vid for a first time TED viewers about how school kills creativity, sounds like a good reason not to work to me:

In TYA news the whole gang will be reunited within a week back in Toronto, so if you’re around come holla. Until then we hope these links will help you succeed in your quest to not succeed in school. Good luck on exams and remember Kim Jong-Il may be watching you:

Happy Holidays.

<3Mark