Monday, October 31, 2011

What is random about coal?

Coal the energy

Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock normally occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams. The harder forms, such as anthracite coal, can be regarded as metamorphic rock because of later exposure to elevated temperature and pressure. Coal is composed primarily of carbon along with variable quantities of other elements, chiefly hydrogen, with smaller quantities of sulfur, oxygen and nitrogen.

Coal the singer

Often it is said that the only constant in life is change. Four-time Grammy nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter KEYSHIA COLE knows well about enduring the seasons of change, particularly matters of the heart. With the release of her fourth album CALLING ALL HEARTS (Geffen Records), in the true spirit of full disclosure, Keyshia pours her heart and soul on all 14 tracks of her latest masterpiece. Enlisting powerful collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Faith Evans, Tank and her mother Dr. Yvonne Cole, and partnering with production giants Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Timbaland, Keyshia made this project a labor of love and an true expression of life…Keyshia’s life.

According to KEYSHIA, “I wasn’t that optimistic about finding true love.” In the early stages of developing CALLING ALL HEARTS, Keyshia had all but given up on the prospect. “I decided when I did get back into the swing of things I’m not dealing with anyone who’s not on my level.” Enter Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The undeniable connection between the two not only transformed Keyshia’s heart, but also soon after the birth of their son, Daniel Jr., she was able to pour out her heart in signature fashion to complete this, her 4th album.

Coal the Headwear


Coal was founded on the belief that headwear is more than an accessory. It's part of you, your identity, and your lifestyle. We build this idea into each of our designs by using quality materials and exacting detail, and crafting styles that are as unique as you are.
We are dedicated to making headwear more than an accessory.


In 2002 Coal started as a labor of love in an apartment in Portland, Oregon. In our first year, we launched with a vision for a quality headwear line inspired by friends and family—one that would be an outlet for our whole new take on the woolen, knit beanie. Drawing from deep roots in art, skate and snowboard culture, Coal delivered great fit and forward thinking design. Although we now call Seattle, Washington home we've stayed true to our original inspiration and today, offer a wide range of distinctive pieces from caps and hats to gloves and knits that match your unique life and style. We offer a headwear culture you can't find anywhere else.

1 comment:

  1. I recently witnessed an underground coal fire. Real freaky. Ground temp was like 65 deg and there was smoke spiralling from the ground. It was like some kind of black magic working it's way.