Converse signs Gorillaz up to help sell Chuck Taylors

I just read about how Converse has this collaboration between the Gorillaz, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), and Andre 3000 (of Outcast) recording a track called ‘DoYaThing’ to help sell some tennis shoes. Also, a video will be made by Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett. I’m really looking forward to this FREE DOWNLOAD in a couple of days!

Here’s a picture of the special shoe. Pretty sweet!

Local News: Sustainable Living Fair @ ODU this weekend

The 3rd annual Sustainable Living Fair is coming to the Webb Center at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia this weekend, Sat Feb 18 10am and Sun the 19th 11am.

This event is totally free (even the parking) with the exception of the optional Rain Barrel Workshop. There is a fee for the cost of the items to make a rain barrel if you like, but you get to take it home with you after you make it. (Which I did last year.) I liked my rain barrel SO much I contacted the instructor, Mike and bought another one! You do have to register and pre-pay, so go to the website if you’d like one.

The Keynote this year is Tony Geraci.  He’s a film maker, chef, and healthy food activist. He is debuting his new documentary — Cafeteria Man , for the first time in Hampton Roads on Saturday at 5pm.

Lana Del Rey on SNL

Did you catch ‘internet sensation’ Lana Del Rey on SNL this past Saturday? It seems her performance is being bashed pretty hard. I thought it was OK. I’m not really familiar with her work, so I didn’t have a reference to compare it to. I definitely think she’s a hipster.

I just remembered there’s a free download of her single ‘Born to Die’ still available on iTunes. So you may want to get that.

I heard at the end of the show that on Saturday Feb 4th, Bon Iver is the musical guest. REALLY looking forward to that. If you’re not familiar with Bon Iver, you really owe it to yourself to check it out!

Free coffee from Starbucks…

Aside

All hipsters like coffee, right? Well…if you’re willing to go ‘mainstream’ and drink Starbucks, I saw this ad that states they are giving out samples of all three of their roasts and if Blonde Roast is your favorite, they’ll give you a free sample to brew a pot of coffee at home.

This all takes place Thurs 1/12 – Sat 1/14 at Starbucks stores everywhere! (*while supplies last)

Check out Starbucks.com/MyRoast for more info…

 

Free fries @ Burger King 12/16/11

Found this news on the web the other day.

I confirmed this at the Burger King website. Here’s what they have to say:

In honor of the new Fry, BURGER KING® has declared Friday, December 16th “Free Fries Friday.” Consumers will be able to go to a BURGER KING® restaurant nationwide and enjoy a complimentary value size order of new fries, with no purchase necessary, while supplies last.