Something for everyone in the second instalment of Songs for Summer. Unfortunately only previews but you can grab most of these from iTunes.
With his new album, Flying Colours, coming down the pipeline, Shad has released a little snippet entitled ‘Peace’. Peace will not appear on the full length follow-up to TSOL but sheds light on the direction of the album. Inspiration for ‘Flying Colours’ include, “Kyle Mooney, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Eli Stone, Queen/Spadina, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, my friends, my family, 30 Rock, We Are the City, Tolstoy, good weather, and the idea that trying is worth it even if you fail.” What more can you ask for…
“I thought I would share this rough mix of a new song (that wont be on the album) with you called “Peace”. It’s part of a group of new tracks I’ve been working on since April, and it sort of explains a bit of where my thinking arrived after working through so much in the process of recording the full-length.
Some thoughts on the challenge of living peacefully in a violent world, of having hope and having fun in a world where it’s easy to despair, and accepting our own successes and failures and making some kind of peace with ourselves.”
In the creative field, perspective is everything. The manner in which you approach your craft means everything. Scott Ramos, Famos Ramos as he is known to most, is a glowing example of taking your craft beyond the means of the mundane and elevating the bar for his field.
Scott has cut the hair of everyone from Raekwon to the much talked about and followed hair adventures of Mr. Evander Kane. You would think one would be content with an already impressive clientele list, but Scott continues to soak up every industry tid-bit, pushing his work to new levels. Through industry shows, events and a strong social media presences, Scott has built an already impressive global following, being sought out by just about everyone who rolls through town. You can line something up with Scott at Berns and Black at 468 Main.
“A barber isn’t just the guy who stands behind a chair and makes you look good. A barber is your consultant, psychologist, and friend”. – Scott Ramos
Keep up with Famos on Twitter, Instagram and shortly on his new website http://www.scottramos.com
Winnipeg’s Got Sole is the brain child of Frendell Cano. Mixing his passion for sneaker culture and philanthropy, Frendell reached out to Jerry Legaspi and Johann Generao. The crew began formulating a plan that would see the growth of sneaker culture in Winnipeg while lending a hand to local charity and community groups.
“Winnipeg’s Got Sole was just an idea that I had simply based on the premise of doing something I’m passionate about while giving something back to the local charity or community. When I had established Winnipeg’s Got Sole, I had 3 missions in mind. First, was to connect and unite all the sneaker connoisseurs or sneakerheads in and around the Winnipeg area through various events, programs, and initiatives as well as via social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Second, was to promote the steady growth of the sneaker culture in Winnipeg and to show how solid and diverse it really is in our city. The third and last goal is a unique one. I wanted to incorporate the charity aspect and be the first non-profit sneaker group in Winnipeg that partners with local charities and communities by giving back gently used/worn shoes collected at all our events and ensure that we donate them at no-end cost to our charity partners.”
Their inaugural event will be The Winnipeg Sneaker Swap Expo which is slated June 29th and will be the first ever sneaker convention in Winnipeg’s history. Attendees will have the opportunity to buy, sell, trade and/or showcase their sneakers at the event in a similar format to that of Dunkxchange or Sneakerpimps. What makes the upcoming event unique and different however, is that Winnipeg’s Got Sole will be incorporating a charity aspect in which participants will be encouraged to bring gently used/worn shoes that will collect and donate back to our charity partners like Siloam Mission.