Day: 1127

Shirt: Slayer - World Sacrafice Tour ‘89

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes Heavyweight

Source: Im not always in Pain, but when i am i listen to Slayer. …. that my imitation of a XX Beer commercial.  yesterday skating i for some reason slipped out on doing a cab to pivot fake on the mini ramp and my board slid right out form under me.  thus sending my ribs right to the coping…and it hurt bad.  real bad.  going to DR today so ill find out in a bit.    No body says it better than Grosso.  

Day: 1126

Shirt: the Cranberries - No Need To Argue World Tour ‘95

Color:  White

Brand: EMI

Source: people, there really is no need to argue, the Cranberries were a good band.  admit it otherwise you look like a sour pickle.  

Day: 1125

Shirt: Nirvana - Nevermind

Color:  White

Brand: Giant

Source:  i don’t have to state the obv here about what a game changer album this is.  i was a fan of Bleach when it came out, a friend of mine turned me onto it and i enjoyed it.  when this album came out i instantly repelled away from it.  the punk rock kid in me didn’t want any part of what was a massive general population favorite.  thats just who i was, i didn’t want to be part of something that was so popular. when your mom knows who the band is that is a good litmus test to prove my point.  so for the longest time i didn’t enjoy this album.  its not like i had to own it to because it was fucking being played everywhere.  you couldn’t escape it.  It wasn’t until In Utero came out and Steve Albini was involved that i gave in and went back.  but still at this point i only barely went back.  In Utero still remains to be  my favorite album to this day.  the real clincher for me for this band was the MTV unplugged session.  it wasn’t until that point that all these songs kinda fell into place for me and i was able to enjoy them on a an entirely different plane.  the Meat Puppets covers didn’t hurt either.  Then i went back to this album, soaked in all the singles and b-sides and really was able to enjoy it at this point.  

Was i late to the party? sure.  do you always have to be on time?  fuck no!  sometimes albums are like Brussel Sprouts.  unless you are ready to enjoy them, your mind will truly never let you get 100% out of them.  and how they are presented to you as well will also change your perspective.  you can have them frozen, over cooked and bland (how i view the radio and when it goes popular and broad spectrum)

Or you can have them made for you by a chef who taste you love and respect and everything they make for you is amazing.  they could cook a human arm and i would think it was delicious.  this is what i would compare to as the curated album delivery. 

they look and smell so much better.  your mind is already open to the idea.  you are faster to receive it and more limey to enjoy it right off the bat.  

I fucking hated brussel sprouts it should be noted.  but later in life i had them served to me when i had a more open mind and was more receptive.  had these been served to me when i was 18 who knows if i would have appreciated them as much. might have changed the way i ate for the rest of my life.  Or i might have just written them off and forgot about it.  

I ramble i know, but I’m saying ghee dis don’t fucking be in a rush to enjoy bands cause you think you should, cause other people are.  i often have a list of bands that id like to discover but i wanna do it when i am ready.  sometimes i will submerge myself in a bands catalog and listen for months (this is usually how shirts like Big Black get made). so enjoy stuff when you want to, not because you think you should.  and don’t be scared to go back and re-enjoy something because you dint get it the first time, i think you will find it surprising.  

Day: 1124

Shirt: Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

Color:  Red

Brand: M&O

Source:  yesterdays pick.  i get so lay on the weekends, but truth be told this classic album is also included on the previous pick form a week or two ago on Bad Religion’s - 80-85 shirt.  if you didn’t scoop this album up back in the day you got it bundled in on the comp, but id say this artwork, while 80-85 is classic, this is way better.  this one really tells the album title through this album cover.  

my how the LA Skyline has changed.  from 1982 to now, 32 years later so much has changed  

Might be my fav @youthrewup line ever. Re watching all of NOFX Backstage Passport right now. If you never saw it you are missing out on some great footage

Day: 1123

Shirt: Good Riddance - Someone in Good Riddance Loves Me

Color:  Black / White Ringer

Brand: Murina

Source:  No one in Good Riddance Me , I know this to be a fact.  I also do not love ringer T’s either, but this shirt just seems particularly ironic to me for a hardcore band.  

Day: 1122

Shirt: Led Zeppelin - Futuristic Winterland 88 Design

Color:  Black

Brand: Screen Stars

Source:  This design is a trip to me.  came out in ‘88 when the band had nothing going on, it was radio silence for them kinda.  so live albums, no comps, people just considered them to be gone i guess at this point.  Coda was 5 years old. then along come Winterland merchandising and some how this design came through…all futuristic. I’m not sure it is even based off of anything really.  at least nothing i have seen.  maybe a Coda tour poster or something  maybe the first box set?  Who knows.. it looks rad tho and i have always wanted an original Led Zeppelin shirt but all i see are the same ones over and over that are constantly knocked off.  this one spoke to me.  fit perfect.  it was meant to be…

Day: 1121

Shirt: Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever Tour 89

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: [Tag Missing]

Source:  

I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty on Grooveshark

Day: 1120
Shirt: the Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing (Reproduction)
Color:  White
Brand: Alstyle
Source:  All Good things must come to an end.  my store where i will sell the excess shirts i will print up for other shirt nerds is getting shut down and i have to close it up for a while.  so if you ever wanted to buy anything but was trigger shy nows your time.  use promo code “FUCK” at checkout to get 25% off everything.  

Day: 1120

Shirt: the Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing (Reproduction)

Color:  White

Brand: Alstyle

Source:  All Good things must come to an end.  my store where i will sell the excess shirts i will print up for other shirt nerds is getting shut down and i have to close it up for a while.  so if you ever wanted to buy anything but was trigger shy nows your time.  use promo code “FUCK” at checkout to get 25% off everything.  

Day: 1119
Shirt: Alice Donut - Get  a Life
Color:  Heather Grey
Brand: Jerzees
Source:  unlike yesterdays shirt. you probably won’t see many Alice Donut shirts around.  it was kind of an underrated band and i think missed the mark for many people.  sometimes i get the feeling tho that bands feel like they are succeeding if people don’t get their music.  they feel validated.  While i wouldn’t dare say i got Alice Donut, i did appreciate them for what they were back in the 90’s.  Iw as lucky enough to see them on the bill with many bands and they were loud noisy and stood out.  and i appreciate that.  when i listen to it today, as in current day, they sound like a totally different band to me.  its kinda like when i first heard Kiss for the first time when i was in High School and i was like, “this is supposed to be Metal???, this Beth song is some pussy sounding shit!!”  What i am saying is that 25 years ago this music sounded super noisy and angry and now i can’t help but think this was “Crazy” to me back then?  ahhh the times they do change.  

Day: 1119

Shirt: Alice Donut - Get  a Life

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Jerzees

Source:  unlike yesterdays shirt. you probably won’t see many Alice Donut shirts around.  it was kind of an underrated band and i think missed the mark for many people.  sometimes i get the feeling tho that bands feel like they are succeeding if people don’t get their music.  they feel validated.  While i wouldn’t dare say i got Alice Donut, i did appreciate them for what they were back in the 90’s.  Iw as lucky enough to see them on the bill with many bands and they were loud noisy and stood out.  and i appreciate that.  when i listen to it today, as in current day, they sound like a totally different band to me.  its kinda like when i first heard Kiss for the first time when i was in High School and i was like, “this is supposed to be Metal???, this Beth song is some pussy sounding shit!!”  What i am saying is that 25 years ago this music sounded super noisy and angry and now i can’t help but think this was “Crazy” to me back then?  ahhh the times they do change.  

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