For the Sneaker Freakers (part 2)

Apparently the documentary entitled “Sneakers” that’s supposed to be on SBS tonight is actually the “Just For Kicks” documentary that was showing at Resfest earlier this year. If you missed it at Resfest, its highly recommended.

For the Sneaker Freaks

Tomorrow night (14/2/2006) on SBS there is a documentary on sneakers that sounds some what like Just for Kicks. Its on at 10pm.

The documentary charts the athletic footwear fetish from sneakers’ early adoption by the style warriors of 1970s New York City to their status today as a de facto apparel of choice for an entire generation. The film looks closely at the $26 billion industry engendered by this fashion choice, and the hip-hop community that helped popularise it. From Run-DMC’s role in catapulting Adidas into the consciousness of global youth culture to Nike’s visionary marketing strategies targeting urban populations worldwide, Sneakers interviews personalities like hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and urban culture chronicler Henry Chalfant, as well as an assortment of sneaker freaks, music legends, break-dancing greats and product designers into an entertaining exposition on the history of the world’s most popular form of footwear.

Why yes, yes he is…

I’m sure this is old and has been sent round before, but, its still good for a chuckle. Would be better if it was Peter Costello wearing that t-shirt. That’d be a pretty good photoshop challenge I reckon.

John Howard:

Four Things

I’ve been tagged by Benn

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • Linux System Administrator
  • SOE Developer
  • DJ
  • Lawnmover Boy

Four movies I can watch over and over:

Four places I have lived:

  • Epping, Australia
  • Surry Hills, Australia
  • Darlinghurst, Australia
  • Kangaroo Valley, Australia

Four television shows I love to watch:

Four places I have been on vacation:

  • Kyoto, Japan
  • New York, USA
  • Munich, Germany
  • Brussells, Belgium

Four of my favorite dishes:

  • Ma Po Dofu
  • Vermicelli with BBQ Pork
  • Seafood Laksa
  • Ginger Pig Trotters

Four websites I visit daily:

Four places I would rather be right now:

  • At the beach swimming
  • At the beach bodyboarding
  • At the beach walking
  • At the beach relaxing

Four bloggers I am tagging: