Archive for December, 2011

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection NyX Launch.

The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection NyX limited-edition bottle is created to reflect the world’s best-selling cognac’s contestant spirit and dynamical nature.  It follows the shiny Hennessy V.S.O.P Helios, the first product of Hennessy’s Privilege Collection which was inspired by the ancient Greek god of the sun.  The iconic cognac’s bottle is redesigned to present an extra class alcohol in a modern translucent platinum glass with metallic purple trim inspired by a starry night.  Logos are etched in luminescent ink on the label, collar, and cork and are visible only under black light.

Surfing The Red Tide.

In San Diego, a red tide means a nocturnal light show, as you’ll see in this video. When surfers disturb the algae-filled ocean waters, the organisms begin to glow, and the sea bursts with blues, greens, and purples. The phenomenon, called bioluminescence, occurs when a plethora of phytoplankton invade coastal areas, literally turning the sea a reddish hue that’s visible during the day. It can make shellfish dangerous to eat, but at night, it’s like a night light sent from King Triton himself.

2011 And The Advent Of Hipstep… (Or Dubhop).

Despite roots that date back to the late ’90s, dubstep in the U.S. gets mostly relegated to the fringes of popular music. Recently it’s been slipping into more mainstream arenas like hip-hop and pop. It most often rears its head at music festivals, on college campuses and in sets by the occasional late-night club DJ. Dubstep can be polarizing — alternately celebrated and derided as music for robots — but I’m not here to beat the drums of dubstep war, nor advocate for the genre’s continued prevalence. Instead, I’m here to state the obvious: that hip-hop and dubstep are fusing. You can call it “dubhop” or “hipstep,” but either way, this year it became impossible to deny.

What started with dubstep DJs experimenting with hip-hop remixes has progressed into the mainstream, with hip-hop artists now seeking out these DJs to incorporate dubstep beats into their songs. The list which follows is arranged by level of griminess and filth: The top represents some of the mainstream hip-hop acts to have infused their music with womp. But as you descend down the rabbit hole, the sounds become more hardcore. These jams are bursting with brutally thunderous bass lines, and they’re not for everyone. But if you emerge from this dark 10-track burrow of face-melting bass intact, then congratulations, my robotic friend: You are the newest fan of hipstep.  Check the method.


Jay-Z and Kanye West – Who Gon Stop Me


SBTRKT ft. Little Dragon – Wildfire (RMX ft. Drake)


Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci


Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne & Diplo – Motivation (Remix)


Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow (Big Gigantic Remix)


Drake & Lil Wayne – I’m On One (KillaGraham Remix)


Big Boi – Shutterbugg (Unlimited Gravity DUBSTEP Remix)


Pretty Lights – All Of The Lights Remix Kanye West


SAVOY – Welcome To Jamrock (Remix)


Sam Adams – Hold On



The Sabina Kelley Interview.

In the entire history of this blog, every interview I’ve featured, I’ve conducted myself, but this time around things are a bit different.  The folks over at YUHMM Magazine, got a hold of the ever so lovely Sabina Kelly and spoke with her about everything from the start of her career, to her tattoos, to her future plans.  Normally things like that don’t stop me from going after someone for me own interview, but the crew at YUHMM did it as well as I would have.  So below is the interview conducted by them, featuring Ms. Sabina Kelley.  Enjoy.

You are a formally trained ballet dancer and a former Vegas showgirl. I’d love to see you whoop ass on Dancing with the Stars. If cast on the show, do you think you could go all the way?

Hell ya! I would love to be on Dancing with the Stars. That show is so fun to watch because I love dancing. I think I would surprise a lot of people.

We think you would too. Tell us how you discovered the world of burlesque.

I discovered the world of burlesque with my love for pinups. I like everything from the 40’s and 50’s and burlesque was part of that. Dancing has always been really important in my life and I like all aspects of dancing. I even took a dance history class in college that taught me a lot about burlesque. I really got into it when I ran across old Sally Rand, Bettie Page and Tempest Storm burlesque footag. The tease of it is so playful and fun, and not trashy.

As a modern pinup, you’ve really carved out a unique niche for yourself by being one of the first to really put a rockabilly tattooed twist on a Bettie Paige style. Do you feel as though you’ve been instrumental in joining the two worlds?

I think maybe in a way, but I was not intentionally doing that. I was just being myself and was really involved with the scene. I do know that I have opened a lot of doors for girls who are heavily tattooed to model now in the industry, and showing the world that you can be heavily tattooed and still be classy, beautiful, sexy, and successful.

There’s been some debate with photographers that we’ve talked to that the communities like SucideGirls and GodsGirls are a fading trend. If that’s the case, some tattoo removal offices will be very busy in the next few years. What are your thoughts?

I’m not part of SuicideGirls or GodsGirls, but I do agree that SuicideGirls and GodsGirls are fads. I do think tattoos are popular now, but are also a fading fad. I had tattoos before they were cool and will have them after they are not cool anymore. I definietely think tattoo removal offices are gonna be busy. Why do you think I own my own ( I think a lot of girls and guys are getting tattooed right now because of how cool the reality shows are making it out to be, and I think a lot of them will regret their decisions and want them removed.

You and Anne Lindfjeld were recently featured in Playboy together. We’ve read on your blog that you shot with Playboy but the photos have yet to be released. I’ve been reading Playboy for many years and have never seen a fully sleeved centerfold. I will jump for joy if you are the first. Why do you think Playboy has been so safe and conservative with their model choices?

I would love to be the first centerfold or even better a Cover Girl for Playboy. They have been so safe and conservative with their model choices because Hef does not like tattoos. I hope to change his mind and be an exception.

Switchblade Stilettos is the name of your site. With a name like that you have to be able to back it up. Can you?

What do you think? Ask around or ask my girls!

Wow, like that, huh. You’re about to go to war and your commander says you can take three model friends with you. Who would you pick and why?

Dita Von Teese, so she can distract them with her beauty! Ava Garter, so she can talk shit to them! Heidi Van Horne, so she can kick some ass with me!

That definitely sounds like a deadly combination. You own Staytrue Tattoo in Nevada. Tell us how this came about and have you ever given anyone a tattoo?

My husband and I own two Staytrue Tattoos in Las Vegas – one on Reno and Arville and one in China Town. I have never given anyone a tattoo. I’ve been asked to do tattoos on people, but I talk them out of it because I draw like a 5 year-old. I guess if you want a stick figure with big boobs tattooed on you, I would be the perfect girl to do it.

You better watch what you say here. You may have a line of fans outside of Staytrue asking for that exact tattoo. We asked your gal pal Heidi Van Horne (who you have a line of Pinup Playing Cards with) this same question… how flattered are you when you see a fan sporting a Sabina Kelley tattoo on their body?

I’m totally flattered when I see a Sabina Kelley tattoo on someones body! It is such an honor. There are quite a few people with Sabina Kelley tattoos. I have been posting the pics on my website and MySpace since I’m so proud of them. I can’t wait to see one of my tattoos on a cover of a magazine!

What’s the most unusual place someone has tattooed your image on their body?

No one has really tattooed my image in an unusual place, but there has been people that have done a whole back piece, a whole sleeve, or a huge rib piece. I think it’s really cool!

You’ve been quite fortunate to have the successful career that you do. If you weren’t being the fabulous pinup sensation that you are, what would you be doing?

Oh man, that’s a hard question. I’m not too sure. I just do what I want to do and follow my dreams, and as I conquer a dream, I think up something new and strive for that.

So, what’s ahead for the beautiful Sabina Kelley? We hear talks of a tv show.

There is a lot ahead for me. I can’t give the details on everything right now, but lots of exciting new stuff. Yes, a TV show is true.

Last question, you have one sentence to convince me why I need to become an exclusive member of your site. Go!

Where else are you gonna find full sets of my images and see personal pics and hear of news before anyone else. My site kicks ass!!!

50 Cent – Put Your Hands Up (Official Video).

Here’s a look at the new music video by 50 Cent and his new song, “Put Your Hands Up” off of The Big 10, mixtape available for free download here.  The video itself is a bit of a story, which means the directors took a bit more effort than just putting Fif in front of some flashing lights.  However, the intro is a bit drawn out, and seems like a bit of an excuse to put hot chicks in the same dress.  The rest of the video does pick up from there, and even shows off a bit of 50’s humorous side.  Check the method below.

Hennessy X.O. Mathusalem.

For its annually awaited, limited edition X.O (Extra Aged) cognac, Hennessy has for the second year commissioned special packaging from Arik Levy.  The RockRegeneration Hennessy X.O Mathusalem is directly inspired by Levy’s Rock furniture and object collection.  Hennessy has presented an XO limited edition at the beginning of each year since 2007. Only 300 bottles are available worldwide.

The Ferrari 360 Modena Limo?

This Ferrari 360 Modena limousine was created by cutting a regular 360 Modena in half and adding seats in the middle to provide interior room for eight people.  There is one large flat screen on-board plus several smaller screens set into the head rests. It also has a state of the art sound system and fibre optic disco lighting.  Estimated at £250,000 ($390,000), this is the fastest limousine in the world – it can hit a top speed of 166 mph.  This unique vehicle was designed By Dan Cawley of Style Limousines, then tuned to perfection by Prestige Limousines, Birmingham, England.