Hello, Hello, All You Incredible MBSB Readers: After a lot of work, time spent, and snowball fights (not really, well, not at all with the snowball fights) we've come up with a new site logo and tons of merchandise to go with our new look. That's right, merchandise: t-shirts, tanks, 3/4 baseball tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, drawstring bags and stickers...lots of stickers to tag wherever you are with MBSB love. Our merch comes in loads of different colours and women's and men's sizes ranging from small to 3XL. And yes dear readers, MBSB merch ships worldwide. Whoo hoo! By picking up some of our merchandise, you're helping to keep this site going. We've been going strong since … [Read more...]
Random goodness from Milk.Blitz.Street.Bomb.
There's a shot you'll find a mix of art, street-art, punk, dirty rock-n-roll and whatever else we feel like that day.
We have no idea what to expect, so good luck trying to.
Hey People, It's catch up date time and here I am, letting you in on all of the changes you regulars have been noticing on MBSB. First, some mood music (less the incredibly violent nature of the video): Now let's begin... Sponsored posts have made appearances on the site and may continue to do so. What is a sponsored post? A sponsored post is essentially content a brand pays for to be on a website. Payment may be in the form of cash, products and/or services. Sponsored posts may also come in the form of a review. How will you know if a post on MBSB is sponsored? You'll see this at the top of it: This … [Read more...]
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) hit Toronto last week with the conference's largest number of travel bloggers, writers and new media content creators in attendance to date. I was one of them and it was my first time. Despite TBEX being the largest conference of its kind I had no idea what it was until approximately three months ago. Some background info on me: I came into the blogging game sometime in 2008 writing for a muay thai website. In 2009 I sold most of what I owned, caught a flight to Bangkok to train and continued writing about muay thai. My internet diet consisted of a handful of hours a week at Thai net cafes to let family and friends know I … [Read more...]
Hi Jen. Please explain the concept of your Barefoot Ballet/Pilates class. This class includes classical Pilates mat exercises with a flare of ballet technique, as well as some basic ballet conditioning movements. It is a class designed for all; both dancers and non-dancers will benefit. It is an opportunity for everyone to experience the grace and poise a ballet class offers. Some benefits of Pilates such as toning, flexibility, improved posture and core strength, efficient movement and body/mind connection go hand in hand with ballet. They are very complimentary to each other. How did the inspiration for it evolve? With my roots … [Read more...]
Ioana is the creator of Kelani, a dance based class that infuses Polynesian movements with core conditioning. Sort of. It's more than that but difficult for me to describe. Perhaps the difficulty lies in the not having anything I'm aware of to really compare it to. Hence the following interview. Let's begin with an explanation of Kelani please. It's such a wonderful mix of movement, I always find it difficult to define when asked. Kelani is an exhilarating holistic Polynesian experience. Intoxicating tribal beats, evocative hip shaking, mind-body-spirit and lyrical grounded movements with an island twist will sweep you away leaving your body drenched … [Read more...]
What's a New Year's Eve party without some retro Thai tunes? The following is a mix of Thai and Isaan (Molam/Mor lam) songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Molam is a Laos form of music hailing from the country's North Eastern region of Isaan aka Thai country music. It's sung in the Thai Laos dialect / Isaan language. I spent two and a half years living in Thailand's North East. Molam is alive and well in Isaan - it's everywhere, on the television, emanating from homes and infecting an entire section of a city as it's blasted out of market and festival amps. That being said, Molam's current commercial manifestation differs in many ways from these treats while … [Read more...]
What do you write when someone you know creates something incredible? Maybe I'll leave it at that. And a little bit of this: I met Grime, a nak muay, while he was passing through Buriram, Thailand. He had been training at Kiatphontip Gym in Salaya. You can read his review of the gym here. Now just hit play. … [Read more...]
This segment is best enjoyed after hitting play on the video below. I'm looking for ambiance here.... Hey People, Today marks the launch of the new Milk.Blitz.Street.Bomb. (aka milkblitzstreetbomb aka MBSB). It's MBSB redesign party time. I've spent the last month plus working on this baby. I liked the old site but it was time for some change. As MBSB is expanding I wanted the design to reflect its growth and make the content you want easily accessible. New Features A new homepage that highlights specific categories. A responsive design … [Read more...]
In the spirit of giving, I've put together the following playlist for those of you who love Halloween as much as I do but can't stand the painfully cheesy music that often accompanies it. For those of you who either have no idea what Halloween is and/or haven't experienced it, I hope you have some fun with this playlist. After all, what's All Hallow's Eve without some treats? Enjoy. Just hit play below and all nine songs will play in succession. … [Read more...]
"I dance as if I have a gun to my head." -Mada Sthembiso The African Cypher; a documentary by Bryan Little. From the film's Vimeo page: The African Cypher is the birthplace of ritual celebration, council, story telling and dance. Street dance in South Africa is a complex, convoluted underworld; that, like most sub-cultures, exists as a sum of its participants. In Mapetla, Soweto if you steal phones and hand bags you will not live long. The community will kill you. If you do a heist, they will tell the police you are not there. Prince tells me this as we walk back to Mada’s place from the shisanyama. (an informal outdoor fire where you can buy … [Read more...]
SeanFuckingGammon is a Canadian artist based in Windsor, Ontario. I thought I'd catch up with him. First off, we've known one another for a seriously long time and I suspect I'm among others who had no idea you not only were into creating art, but that you were talented as well. There seemed to be nothing, then there was madness. You were pumping out pieces at an alarming rate and you don't seem to have slowed down. Am I right here? How and when did this all begin? Let's see...when we were back in university together, way too long ago, I had my heart set on becoming a writer. So I wrote and wrote and wrote for years and years and years. And never really … [Read more...]
Created by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant between 1981 and 1982, STYLE WARS captured New York's emerging street culture. The original piece, shot for Public Television utilized 69 minutes of the original 30 hours of footage. Over the decades the footage became damaged and faded in storage. In December 2011 restoration was financed. Expect to see a DVD box set of all the outtakes and unused footage made available. More info on the STYLE WARS site here. In the meantime, the original... … [Read more...]