Monday, March 5, 2012


-Supreme Spring 2012 campaign enlisted fashion’s highest grossing model, Kate Moss.

PANERAI Radiomir Black Seal
-Created in 1938 for the Royal Italian Navy as the first Panerai watch, the Radiomir was characterized by its large size and water-resistant case, the legibility of the dial in immersion, its robustness in extreme use conditions, a reliable movement.

Levi's Original Fit 501
-Hood Certified raw denims in the city of Los Angeles since the 80's

VANS California 2012 Spring Chukka Del Barco Decon Ca
-Combining classic boat shoe styling with a mid-top chukka silhouette.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Hey what's up welcome back to Soul
Sunday's! For the last 2 Sunday's I've changed it up and played you some Old school
funk. Hope you liked those selections. Today's selection are a couple of my
Favorites..... " I love you for all seasons", "Like an open Door" & "Leave It all
behind me" featuring The Fuzz.

The Fuzz was an American vocal trio from Washington, D.C.. They started out in 1970
as The Passionettes, but changed their name when they signed to Calla Records in
1971. Their self-titled debut album came out that year, and the single "I Love You
for All Seasons" went Top 10 on the US Billboard R&B chart and peaked at #21 on the
US Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, "Like an Open Door", hit #14 on the R&B
chart, but further singles had no success and sadly the group split up in 1972.
Here's another talented female group that didn't make it in the music industry but
their music continues to play on and touch people's lives. "I love you for all
seasons" was one of the songs that Cartoon & I chose for our wedding CD we made for
our guests. Hope you like my selections. Stay humbled & Embrace every moment!
Thanks for "Tooning" In".

Mrs. Toons 
Skidrow Soul
Soul Sundays

Friday, March 2, 2012

Went to visit the homies at “one love tattoo” here in Prague today, thanks for reaching out and stay pushing it, tripped out on some more of what Prague had to offer here are the flicks

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 2 in Prague, here at the Prague central station tripping out on some of this inspirational history and architecture so got busy on this sketch for the homie David Choe to finish off  before he send it to the king of all media Howard Stern.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here in Prague some images from the first day Charles bridge and the castle at Sychrov!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Welcome to Soul Sundays, today's selection is "Double Dutch Bus" By Frankie Smith. I never realized this song was behind a big scandal. Here, is a history lesson in the small role that Frankie Smith played in uncoveringthe “Yuppie Conspiracy” (dubbed as such by Federal authorities) ran by the LarryLavin scandal West Philly dentist and $5M/175 lbs.-of-cocaine-per-month.From1978-1984, Larry Lavin masterminded his huge cocaine-distribution ring whichincluded 3 graduates of UPenn dental, two lawyers, four stockbrokers, an airplanepilot, a high school English teacher, an elementary school principal, record companyexecutives, accountants, a New Jersey state auditor, a psychologist, a registerednurse, and a variety of businessmen. Now, for the Double Dutch Connection: While still in dental school, Lavin was rakingin millions of dollars and needed outlets to dump this money in without arousingsuspicion. One such investment, proposed through friend and co-conspirator MarkStewart, was WMOT-TEC Records (which was situated in the Wellington Building on 19thSt., right off Rittenhouse Square). WMOT-TEC, which had distribution through CBSRecords, released Frankie Smith’s “Double Dutch Bus” in 1981; upon release, thetrack’s popularity grew steadily on the Billboard soul charts. In his 2000 bookDoctor Dealer. Mark Bowden writes, “Months later, Larry found out that Mark hadincurred fabulous expenses in L.A., mostly in rental costs… not the least of whichwas leasing himself a new Ferrari… CBS meanwhile, reporting substantial sales from‘Double Dutch Bus,’ was charging so much for pressings, promotion, and distributionthat the net profit on sales, Larry’s one source of return on all these investments,was close to zero.” Frankie Smith was owed about $30,000 in royalties, and he sanghis complaints like a canary. Frankie Smith reported Lavin to the IRS, which setLavin’s ultimate fate, you will pardon the pun, snowballing.While Frankie Smith wasn’t getting paid, Stewart was enjoying the high life. OnSeptember 4, 1986, Lavin pled guilty to operating a continuing criminal enterprise,conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, tax evasion, and other charges andwas sentenced to consecutive prisons terms totaling to 42 years. According to hisWikipedia page, Frankie Smith “is currently working as a delivery driver for ACReproductions in Philadelphia, PA.” We can assume he never got and continues to notreceive his royalties. Sorry Frankie that you never made a penny off this song. Dr.Larry Lavin took all the profits off this song and became the biggest coke dealer inPhilly. Damn this track is still hot. White hot. HAHA. This song always played atparties I went to and The one line that stuck with me was Give me a Ho if you gotyour funky bus Fare. And everyone at that party always shouted HO, HO. That songwas a jam & always had everyone on their feet. Hope you like my selection, Thanksfor Tooning in!


Sunday, February 19, 2012


What's up! Welcome to "Soul Sundays" today I'm going to change it up a bit.  When I
didn't want to play oldies and wanted some faster music to groove to Funk was always
one of my other choices in music. My selection today is "The Best of one way"
featuring Al Hudson & Alicia Meyers. They had many hits such as "Pull Fancy dance",
"Mr. Groove", & "Cutie pie".
One Way was an American R&B/funk band that was popular in the late 1970s, and
throughout most of the 1980s.
Originally, One Way came out as Al Hudson , Alicia Meyers & the Soul Partners and
recorded a few interesting, but unsuccessful albums for ABC Records. They were then,
and are now, a self-contained act, though the original name suggests a standup vocal
group. Essentially, Midwest wonders, they never crossed over, and never got as big
as predicted on the R&B circuit, despite having a devastating live act. One way
was a talented group & made hit after hit. You should also check out "if you play
your cards right", "Pop It" & "Burn it". I remember when cruising was in, my
friends & I use to cruise Whittier Blvd. "one way" was always on repeat to get the
party started. Hope you like my selection! Always stay humbled & embrace every moment. 
Mrs. Toons

Friday, February 17, 2012


Nicky from Envious Touch Wires came through to get his first tattoo inspired by the

Sunday, February 12, 2012


What's up welcome to Soul Sundays! Today's selection is " No man is an Island" &"You need confidence" by "The Vandykes" This group was formed in Fort Worth, Texasin 1964. The same year the most iconic Chevy impala was built. I'm very proud tosay I'm an owner of one. Rondalis Tandy (lead vocal) teamed with three aspiringsingers, Wenzon Mosley (tenor), James Mays (bass) and Eddie Nixon (falsetto). Nixonleft prior to recording ‘No Man Is An Island’, which was the Van Dykes’ firstsingle, the prototype for many of their subsequent releases. This exquisite balladfeatured Tandy’s tight falsetto, while a sparse instrumental section emphasized thethree singers’ close harmonies and their indebtedness to the Impressions. The triofolded in 1968 following Tandy’s departure for California. This is another talentedgroup that fell apart too soon. Check out their other songs "Never let me go", "I'vegot to go on without you" & "Doing the best I can" thank you for Tooning In! Stayhumbled, embrace every moment..... 
Mrs. Toons

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


We just got these in an email of a sleeve from a while back... He wanted to let us know how it healed up.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


We just got back from a weekend out in Houston from sleeving out Carl Crawford of the Boston RedSox. We caught up with the Homies Slim Thugga, Bun B and Paul Wall during the weekend too. Here are a couple flicks of how it went down..