If you don’t have any Japanese friends I encourage you to make some. They send the coolest gifts and literally the most elaborate hand made pop up card that came inside that homemade cd case. So amazing. Thank you so much @dot024 !!!! 🎅👍👍👍👏👏👏 #Nameko #cupandcone #milo #allroy
Shirt: Weezer - Pink Triangle
Source: I found this on the internet a while back. super stoked to find out it even existed let alone be able to score it. i never knew this shirt existed. which leads me to ask the question was there a shirt for El Scorcho too? perhaps “the Good Life?” who knows. the t-shirt obsession world slowly unfolds like a beautiful flower. revealing little layers and treats each time you open it.
On a slightly different note but sorta related. A lot of the times a popular band will come out with a record that is highly anticipated and everyone is supposed to love but kinda falls flat and people are not impressed and it gets mediocre reviews. I think to myself “I Love said record” am i crazy? That isn’t a random occurrence either it happens a lot. I think its because i tend to judge a band on the sum of its parts not just singles. sooo my point of all this. when i think that happens and i think do i have shitty tastes or is it just the general public. then i remember i love Pinkerton when it came out and everyone i know hated it and was super bummed on it. So many good jams on it , i loved it.
After remembering that i then go back to thinking what does the general public know anyways..they voted in Bush and his dad. who gives a shit what “everyone else” thinks if it makes you happy and isnt hurting anyone enjoy it to it’s fullest.
Shirt: Fever Ray - Album Cover (from 2009 Tour)
Source: I was / am a big fan of the Knife, Yeah the last album didn’t melt faces but it was still good. But when this Fever Ray album came out i was bummed and thought it was just some cop out solo album, but i couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only was the album amazing but the live show was just incredible. i Don’t think i have ever seen kids dressed up as white faced ghost monsters before anywhere. I saw that when i walked up and i thought to myself “it’s On!”
On indeed, this woman put a lot of effort into this live show and it was impressive. Im sad that i never got to see bands like Lush in my day but i feel like this might be the 00’s equivalent for it. who knows. but god damn this was a good, intense show and well worth the money dropped. I say the same about the Knife too, after i saw them at the El Ray i was walking back to my car just in shock kinda cause i had seen great live shows in my time, but never ones taken to such a small level. for those of you that don’t know the El Ray is about 700 Cap room where most bands like the knife wouldn’t play cause it wont hold their stage setup. But the fucking murdered that night. murdered. i didn’t get to see them on this last tour cause all they played is Festivals which i am allergic to so i never go.
I hope any incarnation of Fever Ray / The Knife play here again soon, and if you get the chance to go see them, don’t doddle..it raises the bar.
FYF i am looking at you. cough cough..headliner 2014.
Shirt: the Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma (Reproduction)
Source: someone asked me the other day which of the 5 shirts i made is my favorite, and i couldn’t pick one. i love them all. i love this band so much that there isn’t a song i hate, not one. BUT this one is def in my top 5 ill say that. I put all the shirts up in the store individually now cause people seemed to not want to buy 5 shirts at once. i forget most people dont enjoy these shirts as much as me and dont need 2 more shirts let alone 5. so yeah all singles, they are up there. Buy them, or one for a smiths fan for this holiday season and i GUARANTEE they will be stoked. click image for store.
Shirt: Pinback - Robot
Brand: Hanes Heavyweight 50/50
Source: It’s funny cause i don’t really know how to describe Pinback to you, if you don’t already know them. They are form San Diego which says a lot to me and their sound. very Sea And Cake-ish. Soft punk rock if there was such a thing/ genre? Its not simple music by any means, lots of layers, i would go and say Math-rock ish, but not…its hard to describe. I’m glad i’m not in this band and have to tell people on a daily basis what my band sounds like. surely tho i would have a boiler plate version down pat if i did. i wonder what they say.
While we are on the subject of Sea And Cake, i’ve been trying to hunt down a Sea And Cake shirt for a while now, anyone have any leads?
Shirt: Beck - Mutations
Brand: Hanes Heavyweight
Source: In 1998 i was working one of my favorite jobs in my life, working at a record store in Sacramento called the Beat. It really in hindsight was a dream job for me. all i did all day was listen to music, cruise through records, and people brought in piles of music they didn’t want for me to go through and buy! it was fucking amazing. during this period of my life i remember a distinct few records that came out during that time that really stick in my head. People seemed to bum on it at the time. a lot of people i think because it was straight off the heels of Odelay and such a pop record this is not what they were expecting.
To me it was the exact opposite..he came back with something just as good as Odelay just different, and im sure now 15 years later most people will agree this is one of his best records, and really solidified him as a great musician. someone who wasn’t a one hit wonder and someone who wasn’t going to be pigeonholed as a rock or pop guy but as a musician.
So fucking good for you Beck. i bet at the time this was not an easy record to get past the label and managers but you had a vision and went for it. doing what you feel is right, going with your gut is way harder that it seems. people will think you are a dick, or grumpy or unreasonable..but you are just doing what you think is right for you. it worked.
as for you being a Scientologist lets just say i will look the other way until you come back to earth on this matter.