Shirt: Goodbye Harry - Inc.
Source: Today i’m leaving for Japan. Sounds awesome right? well it is. i get to see some new places and some old faces. only problem is every time i book a trip someplace or make plans something else always pops up that i have to miss. As if it isn’t going to be bad enough i am going to miss the Descendents / OFF! show in Pomona, that was hard to take but it was my wife’s birthday so i wouldn’t have been able to enjoy it anyway in good conscious.
but now, now there is a Scott Reynolds and Chad Price solo show in LA i will be missing too. see below flyer.
not one but 5! but clearly the best one is the one 1 mile form my house at the Redwood Bar in LA. AND I’m no fucking rocket scientist but you don’t have to be to put 2 + 2 together seeing as how Descendents and both ALL singers will be in the same town at the same time. seems kinda like a no brainer to me. man. i hope it does happen and it is amazing and people send me some pics! Mother scratcher I WISH I was gunna be there. sing one for me if you go. links for tickets below.
Sunday, Sept. 21 – UnCabaret. First & Hope. Los Angeles. 8:00pm. (Chad will not be on this show)
Wednesday, Sept. 24 – Barkley Restaurant & Bar. Pasadena. 9:00pm.
http://thebarkleyrestaurant.com/ (this website has no information whatsoever on Scott’s show, FYI)
Thursday, Sept. 25 – Bar Pink. San Diego. 9:00pm.
Friday, Sept. 26 – Redwood Bar and Grill. Los Angeles. 9:00pm.
http://www.theredwoodbar.com/2012/calendar.html (The show isn’t listed on this website yet)
Saturday, Sept. 27 – VFW. Redondo Beach. 8:00pm.
Shirt: the Mars Volta - Tarantuwoman
Source: As i was in physical Therapy today for my shoulder. this woman who came to work me through my exercises started making idle chit chat with me and then all of a sudden looked at my shirt and freaked out. so much so that she decided to stand behind me and then when she walked around put her hand in front of her face to block out the image.
So i asked her, what was the deal, you don;t like the Mars Volta that much?
she said who?
I said Mars Volta…
She replied um i dunno, i just hate spiders.
then i said oh, good, cause i thought you might have been offended by the naked woman,
what naked woman she said?
Shirt: Metronomy - US of A tour 2012
Brand: Gilden Softstyle
Source: went to this show a few years ago..was really a fan of the last album he did (the one this tour is for) and the following one, Love Letters. Its the simpler pop music side of me that enjoys this band. the guy that loves New Order and Pet Shop Boys, and enjoys a simple catchy beat to tap my foot to.
Shirt: Chromatics - Make Up
Source: (Yesterday) its been one scorcher of a week here. i just wanted one of those light thin shirts that won’t stick to my skin. this Chromatics shirt did nicely. i listened to Kill For Love and just layer on the couch and tried not to sweat. brutal. more of that today I’m sure. black might have been the best choice but seeing as i stayed indoors for most of the daylight hours i was safe.
Shirt: Descendents - Riot Fest 2012
Source: year mother weekend where i got lazy but this shirt was really just my way of saying i wish i wished i was in Chicago with all my friends watching Descendents play Milo Goes To College in full.
Shirt: Naked Raygun - Blue Logo
Brand: Tag Missing
Source: this shirt has been pretty prevalent over the years. hard to tell what ever any of them are from, especially when the tag is ripped out. But none the less it is a classic logo from band i was not in love with for a long time until reading more about them in the book this Band Could Be your Life
i was reading the chapter about Big Black and i never knew the Naked Raygun guys were in the band. another reason why i love this book so much. I can’t emphasize this book enough, especially if you read this blog and enjoy it. this book is a must read. you spend a week reading an in-depth mini biography about a band and then i spend a month listening to the bands catalog and then re read the chapter. no joke. I once read the Chapter on Fugazi, then took a road trip with someone and made them listen to every Fugazi song in order ever recorded. its a real great way to get so immersive in the music.
After i read the Big Black chapter i was listing to Big Black for a month or two straight and that, in case you were wondering is how shit like this gets made.
its the serious nerd in me that just gets so immersed in it and so reinvigorated it brings me a small bit of joy. this is coming from a guy who admittedly has a hard time enjoying anything so that says a lot.
So today this Naked Raygun shirt is for all the friends and readers out there that are having a blast in Chicago at Riot Fest This weekend and getting to see bands Like Pegboy, Descendents, and Naked Raygun. have fun very one, take some merch pics for me.
Oh yeah go track this super nerd down and buy some art out of a backpack. how cool is that??
Shirt: Gorillaz - Skull
Source: (from Yesterday) I was just thinking to myself how good this record was, Demon Days. Great pop album with some great guests and production. i love this record. I mean to be honest i think i love Gorillaz a lot more than i think. they are a lot like Blur in the way that every album is great but then there are like 2-3 epic jams on each one. someday there will be a greatest hits like the Blur album
that is unstoppable front to back. its pretty impressive how many slam dunk songs Damon Albarn has written. and imagine if the Good the Bad and the Queen was a Gorillaz album too. dayum. Whoa i just had a thought. what if there was a Damon Albarn GH album. that would be pretty fucking good. id buy that.
until that happens listen to Demon Days and remember back just how good it was. this shirt incidentally a promo from my days working at Capitol. a serious keeper for me of some fun good days.