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Jackpot Peanut butter

‘if it ain’t in the pot, it ain’t worth jack’
To celebrate the launch of our 'jackpot motherfucking peanut butter' T-shirt, we've succumb to preasure and decided to make peanut butter.
Freshly made each week in our London kitchen. Jackpot 'original' is a smooth and creamy peanut butter, the peanuts are double roasted for a richer flavour.
The PB comes in 500ml jars, making for a long lasting pot, with flavour to savourLater in the year, we'll be launching 250ml pots of flavours including; chocolate chip, sweet and spicy and for over 18’s, our favorite, bourbon. 
There’s a warning on the jar: ‘no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight’, a nod to a favorite movie of ours, Gremlins II.
JMFPB is now available at The Peanut Vendor and Ruby and Norms in east London. Keep posted as we'll sell on line very soon.

The underground & discovery

The underground is an amazing place full of wonders and mystical beasts  you aren't aware of because you aren't cool enough. Rappers don't exist, only anarchist poets with impeccable rhythm and a new sound explore this zone. They produce illegitimate, cross gender children with models from the eastern block, wearing clothes you thought were plumbing supplies. Expression through art is a thing of the past, sign painters are the new Zeitgeist and re-runs of Ready Steady Cook their muse.
Unfortunately, this could be the state of the modern underground as people push harder and harder to be seen as something separated from the common man. Global communication changed the world, the internet truly did change everything and it can truly be said for the better. Every musician you could only ever see once a month at a garage come club night now exist on the internet. They could have 10,000,000 followers on Facebook or 27 it doesn't change the fact that 14 year old Hachiro in Seto, Japan has just stumbled across them through a failed Google search, now him and his friends have their entire back catalogue. Everyone can reach everything through the comfort of their own home and the secret handshake is now a search bar.
This in no way upsets me, 'the underground' is a term coined by douche bags with a higher threshold for vanity. "You wouldn't of heard of them before" Why wouldn't you of heard of them before? Sorry, someone told you about the hottest new sock maker and now that makes you a better person then me... I dream about those alpaca socks making you slip on the stairs. People love nostalgia, no one is immune to this curse, we'll all believe in some way the time before now was better then our current state of affairs. If people think that in the past when a local band was just a local band and that makes the memories more important then let them carry on. As I said before, this can only be blamed upon vanity. Once we all give in to the fact that sharing our knowledge on a subject doesn't pollute the waters around us but distils them into something better we can all start to just get on with it.
The creative sector has very few exceptions to the rule that once the underground goes mainstream then the underground is over. When do the exceptions take place? The fashion industry is built upon following trends, once the most popular is chosen then the market is flooded and even those built upon the strongest foundations without evolving get lost to the wayside. I guess really my point would be just because something has become mainstream you shouldn't deny yourself from it. If you think your love for that person or object is stronger then another's don't curse them, just continue doing what makes it yours. Without fail though don't continually push to be underground.
No one was there for everything, except it and enjoy what you're part of.

Be seen when you want to be seen

This should not come as a statement of intent but a fact of advanced human nature. We got to this point by climbing out of the animal kingdom, now the time of the loudest Silverback and the fanciest peacock is dead. In everyday life you will encounter the bruiser who believes his roar gets him the first pick, unfortunately for him evolution sided with us. 
Physicality and looks are now a thing of the past. It is in your brain's ability to be noticed when it wants to be, that has made you, the Alpha to their Omega. It is apparent that square jaws and neck tattoos will get you somewhere in life, but then is that where you aim to go? The same can be said for tight tops and short skirts, is it your need to be noticed for these informalities or for the power your foresight.
Being seen when you want to be seen does not mean "Come Friday night I'm putting on my good shirt and hitting the town." Its a well timed joke, a unique word, a folded hanky. Have confidence as an adult that the playground is far behind you, impressing people is your decision and you can be heir apparent to your home made crown.
Camouflage is not a defence but an ability we are all born with, there is no problem with fitting in with the crowd, it will get you far in life but not far enough. Progression must not be a goal but an innate need, so stand up and be noted at your calling.

9 to 5

9 to 5
A way of of life? Or a way of living?
...Stumble out the bed and stumble in the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition, yawn and stretch and repeat monday to friday.
The whole idea that it should be common practice for everybody on this planet to work a 9 to 5 is deluded, I don't believe I've ever worked a 9 to 5 and I never plan to. The only reason to work like that for someone is for money and the only reason you work for money, is because someone else told you it had to be done, but thats for their reasons, you get that!?. I've been poor before and I'm pretty damn skint right now, but I'm HAPPY. All work in our lives should be about making ours or others lives HAPPIER.
My friends who work in offices are happy at one point of the day, the moment they leave the office. I'm not saying my life is a barrel of laughs, I'm making it for myself and that's the most important thing to take with you. Do 9 to 5 for yourself, if your 9 to 5 is 15 minutes in the middle of night then go do it!
9 to 5 only has and should only be that moment in your head when you know you've achieved. That voice that says' you've done good now, now do whatever the hell you want, (although they should be one in the same). The boss didn't get where he was through working a 9 to 5, he worked until he thought the job was done and then got you to come in a do the rest of the shit.
WORK FOR YOURSELF. FOR A BETTER MANKIND
December 03, 2014


Be seen when you want to be seen


Only those of us who like to make discovery will seek you out. You don't have to be always sticking your head up, if you believe, but have yet to understand, keep at what you do and one day some one will see you, that is the day to be discovered, over and over again.
December 02, 2014


US edition Wired magazine

On Deck Similar to the longboards that skate pioneer Tom Sims started riding in 1975, these custom-crafted decks are made from sturdy beechwood and are available in 45-, 48-, and 53-inch models. They're all the perfect size for anyone who's looking to burn a few calories between points A and B. 
 
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/20-workout-products-thatll-motivate-lose-stuffing-gut/#slide-id-1580855
 
  

Bukowski - the laughing heart



your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.
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