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THE DAFT PUNK POP-UP SHOP WAS MORE THAN JUST A SHOP...

Sup fools, it's GLENJAMN aka the "Cultural Historian"  reminiscing about another tite time when I kicked it at The Well before there even was The Well LA.  Since I got a rad reception w/ my 1st #TBT post2nd #TBT post, my 3rd #TBT post and my LAST #TBT post...  I'm gonna go in again.  So, lemme go and share another rad moment with y'all via photos and/or videos (b/c God gave me two hands for two cameras)...  This post is a little special... it's about the last time I kicked it at the OG Well spot... so gather round the campfire...

Let's go back to the time when I went to the DAFT PUNK POP-UP SHOP at MAXFIELD LA on February 13th & February 23rd, 2017...

I mean, I just had to start this post b/c if you guys know me at all, I fully attribute Daft Punk as the sole inspiration for sparking my interest in filming the world of electronic music for the past 10 years.  If that ain't an intro to this post, then move along ass hole ;)

So yeah, I heard thru the internets that there was gonna be a Daft Pop-up shop during Grammy weekend with all the suits and helmets and artifacts from the mythical robot legends.  So, yeah I missed out on the rad "private opening" and sent out Kanye tweets of displeasure... but like all things, the saltiness passed, and I decided to roll down twice to the pop-up shop to just look at all the cool shit that they assembled together to make a Daft Museum that catered to all my French touch house fascinations.  So, yeah, that's why the vid above is literally my first 5 minutes of me stepping into basically my brain back in 2006 after seeing them play at Coachella. (PS: when i tried to pull up my old Coachella clips of Daft Punk, only one survived and that's the one I linked to...) Also, S/O to Riton and Michele Lorenza for being such great sports and rolling with me on a chilly Monday after the Grammys... So, yeah, I was definitely feeling it...

Then, you walk in and it's shit like this greeting you.  The fucking helmet from the Discovery era w/ sketches on the inspirations for the helmet and shit like that?  What the fuck you trying to do, kill me?  I saw a lot of tight shit, so I wanted to make a tiny slideshow of some photos I took of stuff while I wasn't fanning the fuck out...

I was just blown away to see such a perfectly curated mix of artifacts from the past that helped shape the Daft Punk mythology to what it has become today.  The old DaFunkFest flyer from the ALIVE 2007 Tokyo show, patches for your jacket from the tour, helmets that were broken apart to see the insides, Guy-Man's first LED helmet from the olllldddd Discovery days, a gold and silver skull I think from the Electroma years, and a fucking badass fabric poster of the DAFTENKIREKTOUR in Belgium from the 90s... FUCKKKKK this shit was just too tight to be around and I hadn't even gone around to looking for shit to buy yet hahah...

So, yeah, I'm sure you can see from the video at the top of how I felt when I saw everything, but dude, it had been a lifelong dream to get as close as I could to these fucking suits and these fucking helmets.  Man, they had the ones they wore when I was melting my brain at Coachella and the LA Sports Arena and Vegoose!  I meannnn these Hedi Slimane designed outfits from the ALIVE tour was what really caught my eye b/c my best memories were tied to this era.  Butttt... I am a fan of all the other getups and I made a tiny slideshow to showcase my childhood dreams come to life etc... so... FUCKKKKKKKKK

Aside from my favorite suits, I had to give a little shine to the recent Grammy suits the robots have worn with designer accents and fucking pure class.  If I could, I wear that shit. ALL DAY EVERY FUCKIN DAY.  No more brushing teeth folks.  It's over for me!

Now to get a little META w/ it...  Here's a slideshow of some of my favorite slides that were on display of a shit ton of behind the scenes shots of the robots getting ready, early photo shoots, just fucking amazing shit was there and here's a slideshow for the heads + a photo of my homie taking a photo of the slideshow as I shot the photo of him making this an even more meta slideshow.

 So, this final slideshow is dedicated to the HUMAN-ROBOT interaction that just went down at the pop-up, like I said, I was more into the artifacts and the story of the robots more than all the stuff that was being sold... I mean I loved grabbing these photos of my homie Switttch + Riton and strangers and babies just enjoying it as much as I was.  Daft Punk's mythos still prospers til this day b/c everyone's shared experience and joy of respecting these robots is what makes it just so fucking amazing.  Hope you enjoyed this just as much as I did...

OK, fine, I'll end with the one thing I wanted to cop but hopefully the homie will hook it up ;)  I texted Virgil this photo and said that he killed it w/ his collabo b/c he used the name of Daft Punk before they were even Daft Punk.   That's wassup and it wins the award for best collaboration at the pop-up.

 

PEACE MANG.

PS: BONUS PHOTO THAT SWITTTCH TOOK OF ME AT THE SHOP THAT WAS PRETTY FUCKIN TITE ;)

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#TBT A FOND FARE-WELL TO THE OG WELL SPOT

Sup fools, it's GLENJAMN aka the "Cultural Historian"  reminiscing about another tite time when I kicked it at The Well before there even was The Well LA.  Since I got a rad reception w/ my 1st #TBT post2nd #TBT post, my 3rd #TBT post and my LAST #TBT post...  I'm gonna go in again.  So, lemme go and share another rad moment with y'all via photos and/or videos (b/c God gave me two hands for two cameras)...  This post is a little special... it's about the last time I kicked it at the OG Well spot... so gather round the campfire...

Let's take it back to the OG Well LA spot near the Shrine on a warm and vibey night in April 30th, 2011...

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...AND I SURVIVED HOLY SHIP! 9.0 TOO

Just got back from the 2nd HOLY SHIP! and I'm really, really tired haha but oh well.  S/O to the homies at THE WELL LA blog for letting me drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from another crazy voyage on the Seven Seas.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I went on the HOLY SHIP! 9.0 voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas from January 10th-14th, 2017...

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#TBT - S/O TO THE WELL OGs: BRODI, JEROME LOL, THEE MIKE B & ACID GIRLS

Sup fools, it's GLENJAMN aka the "Cultural Historian"  reminiscing about another tite time when I kicked it at The Well before there even was The Well LA.  Since I got a rad reception w/ my 1st #TBT post2nd #TBT post and my 3rd #TBT post... I'm gonna go in again.  So, lemme go and share another rad moment with y'all via photos and/or videos (b/c God gave me two hands for two cameras)...

Let's take it back to the OG Well LA spot I think on a random turnup night on January 7th, 2011...

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FINALLY SAW JUSTICE IN PARIS + JE T'AIME THIS PLACE #TRIPPIN

Usually when I jump on this blog, I usually write about a rad #TBT moment of epicness w/ the The Well LA fam or covering an amazing event in LA b/c I'm in the hood.   Well, this post is gonna be different... basically I'm just gonna share with you my experience in a far away land and why I had a rad time.  I'm just glad I can write it out somewhere and share what happened b/c it was sorta nuts. Sorta like what I did when I randomly went to Japan in September...

So, yeah, here are some more #TRIPPIN vibes from my recent Paris trip during Nov. 27th - Dec. 9th, 2016...

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WENT TO PARIS FOR THE BROMANCE RECORDS 5 YEAR

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, the Bromance Records family offered to fly me out to Paris to come and celebrate the 5 year anniversary w/ the crew at La Bellevilloise on November 26, 2016...

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Featuring Sammie Yochelson (@sammie_yochelson) of Freedom Models (@freedommodelsla)

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CONGRATS TO AOKI & DIM MAK ON 20 TITE YEARS

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I rolled down to Bolca Chica State Beach in the OC to visit the homie, Steve Aoki to celebrate the 20 Year Dim Mak Anniversary on November 19th, 2016... 

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Stooki Sound x The Well

Jamal Alleyne and Luke Hippolyte make up the U.K.'s Stooki Sound, a duo known in the music industry for their heavily trap and grime-influenced sounds, and also known in the fashion realm for their original design work and collaborations with Top Man and Selfridges. On the heels of their most recent EP release, Osiris, the multi-talented artists stopped by The Well to get fitted and have a chat ahead of their upcoming Los Angeles show at the El Rey Theater on December 3.

Hippolyte, who takes charge of the fashion side of Stooki Sound, says that his personal style is defined by U.K. vibes from home, "I like a lot of streetwear, like London streetwear and sportswear." His must-have style staple is a hat, " I’ve got a lot of different style caps I like to wear on tour.” While Alleyne prefers watches as his go-to accessory, “I have, like, 10 watches from different brands.” And likes to stay cozy above all, “[I wear] a lot of black, a lot of comfortable tracksuits, and London wear. I don’t really wear tight-fitted things, I like a lot of baggy clothing.”

Photographer K.C. Nekro shot the below photoseries, and The Well’s Jeremy Yuge styled the outfits.  Enter to win tickets to see Stooki Sound at the El Rey Theater on December 3 by heading to Twitter to RT this blog post

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A TINY TASTE OF CAMP FLOG GNAW CARNIVAL 2016

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I took a Lyft to the LA Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena complex to check out a couple hours of the annual Odd Future presents: Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2016 on November 12th, 2016... 

MACHINEDRUM PRESENTS HUMAN ENERGY... LIVE!

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I walked down from my crib to the Echoplex in the 90026 to check out Machinedrum's brand spanking new LIVE show on November 3rd, 2016...

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THE 1ST OF MANY COMPLEX CONS...

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I drove to tha LBC for the 1ST EVER COMPLEX CON to get my MUSIC/FASHION/CHILLIN on during the weekend of November 5-6th, 2016...

ET JUSTICE POUR TOUS ET ORANGE COUNTY

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I drove w/ MYD down to Beach Goth Fest 2016 in the OC to get my Ed Banger on w/ the legends, Justice on October 23, 2016...

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GONE RENEGADE w/ DESTRUCTO

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I saw some shit go down w/ Destructo on his RENEGADE TOUR at the AVALON in LA on October 14, 2016...

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HYPER HOUSE GOES TO SANTA BARBARA!

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I rolled w/ Anna Lunoe and her HYPERHOUSE crew in a sprinter van to EOS Lounge in Santa Barbara on October 13, 2016...

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#TBT - BEFORE THE BROMANCE. BRODINSKI B2B BOYS NOIZE.

Sup fools, it's GLENJAMN aka the "Cultural Historian"  reminiscing about another tite time when I kicked it at The Well before there even was The Well LA.  Since I got a rad reception w/ my 1st #TBT post and my 2nd #TBT post I'm gonna go in again.  So, lemme go and share a rad moment with y'all via photos and/or videos (b/c God gave me two hands for two cameras)...

I think all this happened during the Halloween weekend of October 30-31st, 2010...