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Month: June, 2012

The Aurora EP

The Aurora EP

New Music from OAKADEMY

The Aurora EP is the first offering from Wes Mapes’ Interstellar Collection. The album is named after the Roman goddess of dawn and signifies the birth of the four part series.


BJ The Chicago Kid – Dream II

Shine Bright and Follow Your Dreams

Knowing what to do will not get you far. Executing what to do to get that plan accomplished will get you far. Is not all about talent, therefore you should not rely on it to get you where you need to be. But your work ethich that will determine how far you will get!

NV Shoe of the Month

Prada Spazzolato Penny Loafer

The Penny Loafer is

the Neato Vines

Shoe of the Month!

Pair with a clean pair

of jeans, no socks, or with

socks of your color,

even white;  fancy it up with

your own flavor.  This one from

Prada is definitely spiffy,

but for those on a budget, opt

for the ever classic Bass Logan.

Bass Logan Penny Loafer

The Wood Wallet

This was just way too cool!! Had to reblog!!

Oh Land. Oh Yes!


Picture courtesy of

Was looking at WordPress this morning and came across “The Green Door On The Other Side” who posted some work from Oh Land! So I looked into it more. Great music. Really appreciated this Joint!

Global Awareness!

There is much talk about a global society.  In various realms of our lives we are failing to become global; in education, culture, language, even business.  Some ask the question “Is becoming global a good thing?”.  The answer to that question depends on your take on the concept of a global society.  In today’s world the Elite have tried to become “one” in their actions which are based off of money making intentions.  When the word “global” is spoken a person can think of  “one” or they can think of boundless quantities.  Thinking of the later is better.  It is best to think of a global society as members of the world having global awareness.   Occupants of every country must have an awareness, an understanding, and a sensitivity to the various cultures, customs, and practices of their world neighbors.

One way in which we have become globally aware is in the urban lifestyle.  This ranges from urban sports, fashion, art, and music.  We have discovered a language that encompasses everyone, but does not strip you from your home culture.  The phenomena of sound, and site have made the world a small place but by giving us more vast perspectives.  One specific vine that links us together is street art.  Check out these pieces from around the world.

Pictures courtesy of  Shouts out to StreetArtNews a great site.  Check them out.


Ella & Pitr France

Triangulo Dorado Buenos Aires Argentina

David Shillinglaw Gambia

Phlegm UK

RETNA Los Angeles

Fixe & VRS Crew Guadalajara Mexico


Not so current on this, but if you have failed to read this Joint, then - Do Immediately!

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: I don’t even want to spoil such great writing, so I’m just going to say Enjoy! open the book for more information on Paulo Coelho

NV Bike of the season! The Classic Schwinn

Neato Vines is looking for the best classic Schwinns this summer.  Send up picks  Saw this Schwinn Paramount with the curved seat tube online, had to post!  Good Work!!Image


MASH SF Jonathan