A sneak peak at the first basic sketches for the up and coming co-lab between me and Matt Difa. As you can see the Tshirt design is based on a comic book cover and Matt has basically made a Marvel themed character reptile Read battling with wolverine! My new sleeve will be in the same theme as the drawings that you will see on here throughout this collaboration, all stages of the tattoo will be Blogged on the Jay Read site. I’m ‘Stoked’ (Matt’s words) about this design its gonna be big and a killa start to this years co-labs!
Keep your eyes on this blog for new drawings and updates on the co-lab plus all others that are already in progress!
On Sunday i did catwalk for label Cassette Playa, the show was called ‘Augmented Reality’ @ London Fashion Week. CheckoutKanye West’s Blogto watch the video. Its things like being on the Blog of someone like Kanye and many other highly respected sites that makes all the work n stress seem worth it!
As you can see the Cassette Playa show has had alot of coverage on the net. Some people mite say its down to the clothes! Some say its down to the ground breaking digital effects of the show! I think we all know its the amazing models that make a show what it is!
Akin keeps it short n sweet in describeing what Gurn is all about……………….
Blog was started as a joke between a group of friends. After a year of writing funny fucked up articles and posting things that made us laugh/inspired us and some other disgusting bits and bobs we discovered that a shit load of people checked us out daily and some bigger blogs even hosted us on their sites.
We basically saw it as a chance to promote what our homies were doing as well as what we were upto. Not so much a lifestyle but life styles. Anything from music to art, a shit ton of skate videos, party photos exhibitions and pure Tits and Ass. I’d like to say its an appreciation for the finer things in life, but life is kinda fucking ugly at times and thats the way we like it!
Contributors are Crack Stevens, David Flowie, Melodeezie and Ultimatt. We’re mainly based in Brighton and London Gurn is our bastard child and we got more unprotected shit on the way in 2010!
OK listen …. What id like to point out is that lads who play football these days have got it too easy and don’t realize that their careers could easily disappear in just 1 move if I decided to make a come back!
I don’t follow football myself anymore but I know a load of lads who play pro football and 3 local lads in particular id like to dedicate this blog to!
I’m flat out these days and always working away so I’m never really in Birmingham but when I am and im out n about I see alot of lads out spending big money on big things n never stopping to appreciate the things around them or thinking of how well off they are compared to the majority of people!
But, that isn’t the point of me bringing up this subject, the point is that people need to remember what a prospect I was and count themselves lucky that my carrier ended at the age of 11 else they mite not be in the good position they are today! If id of continued at the high level I was playing there mite not be a job (position) for them to fill!
Luke Rodgers – Notts county
Gabriel Agbonlahor – Aston Villa
Luke Moore – West Bromwich Albion
James Mckinney – St Margret Marys / Great Barr Falcons
People say I was good, some even say the greatest! (which I agree with but don’t like to brag!)
If you’d of asked me what I thought id say that I was definitely the best in my Sunday team ‘Great Barr Falcons‘ and was also striker n top goal scorer which I put down to my strength n large frame, as well as school football. As you can see from the above picture I was also the team captain and all round beast of my school team, known by friends and fellow players as ‘The Goat‘ because of the weird screams I used to give off every time I scored a hat trick!
Id like to think that when I played for Great Barr they thought of me as like their ‘hidden weapon‘. I was so valuable to the squad and they didn’t want me getting injured that they kept me on the sub’s bench 90% of the game and only got a run once every couple months which used to frustrate me as a kid but now im older I can see it was obviously for good reason scene as I was an asset to the side!
I haven’t the largest of attention spans and get bored very easily, one autumn Sunday while saving energy sitting in my usual spot (the bench) i decided to go mooching an saw a big conker tree that I ended up climbing in the spare time I had an get me some conkers. I’m up in the middle of the tree swinging on the branch’s so the tree is raining conkers and all I hear is “Mckinney”……”MCKINNEY!!!” it was the manager George, for the first time in fuck knows how long I was gonna get a run cuz somebody had been injured and I was stuck up a bastard tree collecting conkers! I finally made it out the tree and played the last 10minutes helping our side to come back from 2-0 down scoring a hat trick including an explosive overhead kick that snapped the crossbar and is known to of been described by ’Luke Rodgers‘ as being “the best goal he’d ever heard about without actually being their to see it!“
Back in the changing room once team talk had finished and they’d praised me for stopping us from being relegated they also hammered me for my conker antics and I was then nicknamed ‘The Squrel‘ from that day on!
Obviously when your good at something word travels fast and you get a reputation etc, well because I was so good at football obviously a lot of stunning girls were on my case from a young age knowing I was gonna be a star n obviously one day become rich, little did they know that after my junior school priest ‘father conifery‘ had gone OTT on me one day when id stayed behind after confessions that I was no longer able to play football, I was only aged 11 buthe obviously wanted to teach me a lesson before I left junior school and due to a ruptured spleen and a torn anal canal it was the sad end to a rising soccer star! A few years later even though id given up on football and was going down a slippery path nothing seemed to change and just like all footballers have nice birds i was no exception except I had about 10! Even at the age of 15 when i got bang on the Smack with all the other rats the birds still seemed to kept coming (literally), here’s a couple of me finest!
So next time I see you boyz out n about don’t start player hating now you’ve seen the darlings iv had around me! Hate the game, Not the player!
After the women realised I wernt gonna end up becomeing a baller and was skint they all fucked off and left me on my arse robbing car stereos and packs of Mac3 razors from Kwik Save to feed my Smack habbit!
Walkin through Brighton tattoo convention with my pal ‘Mad Alan’ (who’s called that for a reason!)… …and out the corner of my eye could see a photographer scoping me, i stoped for a minute n she came over to talk to me n took a couple of snaps and we exchanged business cards, she said she’d send me a pic but she didn’t so i thought id go on her website to message her asking for the pictures.
I typed the website in and what do i find the landing page of her site to be, nothing other than old Readie cracking a big cheesey smile that Jean would be well proud of!
I looked through her site and her photography is unique n edgy with a taste for all things alternative.
Alexandra also has a monthly news letter that can be subscribed to via the site. She is highly recommend!
At the end of November i posted a blog on the Jilted site basically saying that my agent had received a confirmation email from the factory we use for all our jersey wear and was expecting the samples for the SW1 line to arrive within 2weeks, well yesterday after many back n forth emails and alot of BULLSHIT by the factory’s owners the samples finally came (2months late) and for 1 reason or another they were all wrong! I’m not gonna go into boring details but basically we’ve told the factory to FUCK OFF, if i wouldn’t wear it then their is no way I’m gonna sell to anybody else! We are now using a factory that my agent has used previously for other brands. Jilted Royalty is gonna be meticulous in the detail and quality of all its garments and until this is reached and I’m happy with the stock then their will be no stock!
All i can do is OPPOLIGISE for the long wait and all the messing that has happened over the past 6months with the stock etc, i also wanna THANK all the people who have showed love to me and who support the brand! I promise that very soon the ball will be rolling and you will not be disappointed, then the N.W.O will begin! New samples are set to be here in 2weeks, keep your eyes on the blogs for updates!