Day: 1155
Shirt: Ink & Dagger - Philadelphia Society Of Future Vampires
Color:  Red
Brand: Jerzees
Source: never really contemplated Ink & Dagger as as Vampire rock but i guess it kinda makes sense.  frequently referred to on the once famous buddy head site i always used to hear about them in the same breath and Icarus Line.  then i remember early 2000s when the singer was found dead apparently i believe what i heard was OD’s on pills and drinking.  
Ink & Dagger seemed to have a short but powerful career.  coming in and stomping there brand and then seeming to have left as quickly as they came.  I remember one live show, which was incredible but then it was gone.  

Day: 1155

Shirt: Ink & Dagger - Philadelphia Society Of Future Vampires

Color:  Red

Brand: Jerzees

Source: never really contemplated Ink & Dagger as as Vampire rock but i guess it kinda makes sense.  frequently referred to on the once famous buddy head site i always used to hear about them in the same breath and Icarus Line.  then i remember early 2000s when the singer was found dead apparently i believe what i heard was OD’s on pills and drinking.  

Ink & Dagger seemed to have a short but powerful career.  coming in and stomping there brand and then seeming to have left as quickly as they came.  I remember one live show, which was incredible but then it was gone.  

Day: 1154

Shirt: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.

Color:  Black

Brand: All Sport

Source: Speaking of epic debut albums, this band really killed it with their  2000 release of “BRMC.”  such a great solid rock n roll album in a time where it was a little scarce to have a good rock album about. later i think they would star a rock a roll comeback for other bands to ride the coat tails for bands like Wolfmother to ride on. the 2000’s were a weird time in music.  a lot of old bands were falling off the map,  while a lot of younger bands were getting recognition and climbing up.  Primal Scream was releasing XTRMNTR, Modest Mouse was releasing Good News.  Grandaddy Software Slump.  and i think 3-6 Mafia was big then too.  i dunno.  thank god for bands like BRMC who decide they want to put out albums like this in times when music can really use it.  

Day: 1153
Shirt: Unwritten Law - Letters
Color:  Yellow
Brand: Jerzeez
Source: Once upon a time a stumbled upon this band from a compilation.  I believe it was a compilation called bunco Sucks with a lil baby on the front.

yeah thats it.  liberation records.  it was pretty amazing for the time.  that is where i first heard Blink as well.  aside form Sublime it was a really solid comp of a lot of Southern California bands i wasn’t able to see at the time cause i lived in Northern California and didn’t know the scene down there at all.  shit i was shut learning what my own scene was like.  but this comp came out and it was great song after great song, and allowed me to discover so many other bands.  bands like Unwritten Law.
Punk Sucks by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

So i went out and bought this debut album form this band, and it was really good.  at the time it was some of th best solid pop punk i had heard in a long time. it was punk and still had lots of harmonies.  to me it was as if Pennywise was less bro and more eMO. the album got a lot of play from me.  then a long pause came and the band put a new CD that didn’t capture any of the energy of the debut.  not even close.  then late they just seemed to dwindle and dwindle and i don’t hear much from them anymore. but man this first album was good. Unwritten Law by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1153

Shirt: Unwritten Law - Letters

Color:  Yellow

Brand: Jerzeez

Source: Once upon a time a stumbled upon this band from a compilation.  I believe it was a compilation called bunco Sucks with a lil baby on the front.

yeah thats it.  liberation records.  it was pretty amazing for the time.  that is where i first heard Blink as well.  aside form Sublime it was a really solid comp of a lot of Southern California bands i wasn’t able to see at the time cause i lived in Northern California and didn’t know the scene down there at all.  shit i was shut learning what my own scene was like.  but this comp came out and it was great song after great song, and allowed me to discover so many other bands.  bands like Unwritten Law.

Punk Sucks by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

So i went out and bought this debut album form this band, and it was really good.  at the time it was some of th best solid pop punk i had heard in a long time. it was punk and still had lots of harmonies.  to me it was as if Pennywise was less bro and more eMO. the album got a lot of play from me.  then a long pause came and the band put a new CD that didn’t capture any of the energy of the debut.  not even close.  then late they just seemed to dwindle and dwindle and i don’t hear much from them anymore. but man this first album was good. Unwritten Law by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1152

Shirt: Septic Death - Now That I Have The Attention…(Repro)

Color:  Black

Brand: Gilden

Source: Not a lot of you probably have Septic Death albums. I never did. Im not even sure what label they were on. I do know they were eon many many comps and 7”s and that is where most of my encounters came from.  that and the epic artwork that singer PUSHEAD made.  talk about rad band art.  i swear you could start a band and be totally mediocre but if you had the most epic art people would still listen to you (not that Septic Death was) but case in point Molly Hatchet.  Pushead was actually pretty interesting music and even more so that if you consider that they were form Boise, ID in the 80’s! this music probably didn’t attract to many customers to the local bars I’m guessing.  

SKATEROCK by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1151
Shirt: Jawbreaker - New Yorker
Color:  Tan
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Heavy
Source: from thursday..I was just thinking the other day how these guys need get back together already.  I don’t really know what the hold up is…well i do its Blake. but i don’t understand why.  Just do it already and if you think its going to be shit.  prove us wrong and if it is rad and people are stoked let us prove YOU wrong. either rway do something about it!  or quit re-issing albums and remastering shit only to get everyone all hyped up only to cock block it all.  do it already.  do it.  

Day: 1151

Shirt: Jawbreaker - New Yorker

Color:  Tan

Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Heavy

Source: from thursday..I was just thinking the other day how these guys need get back together already.  I don’t really know what the hold up is…well i do its Blake. but i don’t understand why.  Just do it already and if you think its going to be shit.  prove us wrong and if it is rad and people are stoked let us prove YOU wrong. either rway do something about it!  or quit re-issing albums and remastering shit only to get everyone all hyped up only to cock block it all.  do it already.  do it.  

a rare non shirt post. but this nerd above is Chris Shary. or at least this is what Chris Shary thinks he looks like, cause its a self portrait of himself.  I’m proud to call this dude a friend.  Not only is he a friend but he also is a tremendous artist who can draw a caricature of any one pretty easily and accurately.  you might recognize him from his many shirt designs you have seen here on the Minor thread tho.  Most of which are for the band ALL or Descendents, but also 7 Seconds, Lagwagon, Hi Standard, Chemical People, Big Drill Car, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and probably many many more but you get the idea.  
So after many months of kicking him in the butt he found a good reason to open up a store and make some great art available to the public.  He wanted to take his family to see Japan.  good plan.  so I’m here just to let people know the store is up and you can either ruby the stuff he puts up there currently or you can go the route of commishioning him to do a custom piece for you which he gladly will and the out come is nothing short of impressive.  see below
 
this one is one of my favorites by a long shot.  
 
love me a Milo Ramones tribute 

fuck it, a Cat version of Milo, why noT?

and a real mental interpretation of what Bob from Bob’s Burgers would look like, crazy good.  

for those POTA fans out there.  killing it

the Filmage poster art was where it all began

or a real fucking cute dog named Bambu.  looking Regal

maybe one of the coolest Japanese dude on earth

or, I’m bias here…a real cool looking mofo 
ANYWAYs go buy some art, support the arts, get creative and challenge the dude.  follow him on tumblr here chrisshary or on insta to get the quick draw when he posts up art for sale here and most import lay the store.  click the giant photo above or go to chirshary.bigcartel.com  
ADD ART TO YOUR LIFE.  its nice to look at when you walk around the house.  

a rare non shirt post. but this nerd above is Chris Shary. or at least this is what Chris Shary thinks he looks like, cause its a self portrait of himself.  I’m proud to call this dude a friend.  Not only is he a friend but he also is a tremendous artist who can draw a caricature of any one pretty easily and accurately.  you might recognize him from his many shirt designs you have seen here on the Minor thread tho.  Most of which are for the band ALL or Descendents, but also 7 Seconds, Lagwagon, Hi Standard, Chemical People, Big Drill Car, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and probably many many more but you get the idea.  

So after many months of kicking him in the butt he found a good reason to open up a store and make some great art available to the public.  He wanted to take his family to see Japan.  good plan.  so I’m here just to let people know the store is up and you can either ruby the stuff he puts up there currently or you can go the route of commishioning him to do a custom piece for you which he gladly will and the out come is nothing short of impressive.  see below

 

this one is one of my favorites by a long shot.  

 

love me a Milo Ramones tribute 

fuck it, a Cat version of Milo, why noT?

and a real mental interpretation of what Bob from Bob’s Burgers would look like, crazy good.  

for those POTA fans out there.  killing it

the Filmage poster art was where it all began

or a real fucking cute dog named Bambu.  looking Regal

maybe one of the coolest Japanese dude on earth

or, I’m bias here…a real cool looking mofo 

ANYWAYs go buy some art, support the arts, get creative and challenge the dude.  follow him on tumblr here chrisshary or on insta to get the quick draw when he posts up art for sale here and most import lay the store.  click the giant photo above or go to chirshary.bigcartel.com  

ADD ART TO YOUR LIFE.  its nice to look at when you walk around the house.  

Day: 1150
Shirt: …And You Will Know us By The Trail Of The Dead - Life’s Boring.  I Hate It
Color:  White
Brand: All Sport
Source: watched this band break a lot of shit over the years.  its funny when your band is famous for wrecking the house kinda.  i mean clearly they are famous of for more.  but the live show is what they really cut their teeth on.  they rose up  through the ranks over the years and played may a good show but my favorite and first was them at SXSW i wanna say early 2000’s?  it was Thrice and them at Red Eye Fly in Austin, way before SXSW was a gross circus side show, it was about watching bands only.  anyways the band ended up trashing the place so bad and getting thrown out of their own show.  but i guess that it was what it took back in the day to get the entire city buzzing about what happened last night.  that same trip i believe Icarus line was playing a hard rock or something like that and Aaron broke a Stevie Ray faugh guitar out of a case on the wall and plugged it in and started playing it.  the cops would be searching for them the entire week.  fucking great times.  

Day: 1150

Shirt: …And You Will Know us By The Trail Of The Dead - Life’s Boring.  I Hate It

Color:  White

Brand: All Sport

Source: watched this band break a lot of shit over the years.  its funny when your band is famous for wrecking the house kinda.  i mean clearly they are famous of for more.  but the live show is what they really cut their teeth on.  they rose up  through the ranks over the years and played may a good show but my favorite and first was them at SXSW i wanna say early 2000’s?  it was Thrice and them at Red Eye Fly in Austin, way before SXSW was a gross circus side show, it was about watching bands only.  anyways the band ended up trashing the place so bad and getting thrown out of their own show.  but i guess that it was what it took back in the day to get the entire city buzzing about what happened last night.  that same trip i believe Icarus line was playing a hard rock or something like that and Aaron broke a Stevie Ray faugh guitar out of a case on the wall and plugged it in and started playing it.  the cops would be searching for them the entire week.  fucking great times.  

Day: 1149

Shirt: Faith No More - Touring On Angel Dust in ‘92

Color:  Black

Brand: Tag Missing

Source: So i guess there is going to be a new Faith No More Album???  curious to hear this one.  

Day: 1148
Shirt: Noise For The Needy - Text Logo
Color:  Black
Brand: Tultex
Source: So today i was really lazy and just grabbed the shirt i bought from last nights @purefunskatezine party as i was rushing out the door.  I didn’t get into detail on the previous post cause i started getting all nostalgic about old Zines and what not.  But Damn i enjoyed Noise for the Needy.  Sure it had Lance Mountain playing drums, his son on Guitar, artist Hagop Najarian  on Guitar and vocals and the ever fun Mr Neil Blender on Bass.  it was bound to be awesome right?  


(click image for larger version)
Well it was. not in a way that i was like this bad is epic, cause there were some sloppy parts and bad singing at times but it was just fun.  dudes playing in bands because they like being together, hanging out and making music.  if other people came and watched it was just an added bonus.  the bands vibe was just that of i don’t give a fuck here it is and if you don’t like it theres the door we are what we are.  to be honest tho, for some 40+ dudes who playing music is after skateboarding, and after art they were pretty fucking good. Hagop has a really good grungy punk voice that is perfect for a skate rock band.  i don’t know if he was every in a band before but he should a been.  I had more fun watching this band play than i do for most bands you pay $30 dollars to see, and to me that was where it counted.  i guess at times going to see so much live music you forget the fun beginnings of bar bands and the raw show and how much fun it can be when people aren’t trying to be so serious and just let it be it.  while i don’t think NFTN have a website, or a song out there, perhaps they just exist when they exist and that is why they are what they are.  

Noise For The Needy - You’re all I’ve Got Tonight (the Cars) from Isac Walter on Vimeo.

Day: 1148

Shirt: Noise For The Needy - Text Logo

Color:  Black

Brand: Tultex

Source: So today i was really lazy and just grabbed the shirt i bought from last nights @purefunskatezine party as i was rushing out the door.  I didn’t get into detail on the previous post cause i started getting all nostalgic about old Zines and what not.  But Damn i enjoyed Noise for the Needy.  Sure it had Lance Mountain playing drums, his son on Guitar, artist Hagop Najarian  on Guitar and vocals and the ever fun Mr Neil Blender on Bass.  it was bound to be awesome right?  

(click image for larger version)

Well it was. not in a way that i was like this bad is epic, cause there were some sloppy parts and bad singing at times but it was just fun.  dudes playing in bands because they like being together, hanging out and making music.  if other people came and watched it was just an added bonus.  the bands vibe was just that of i don’t give a fuck here it is and if you don’t like it theres the door we are what we are.  to be honest tho, for some 40+ dudes who playing music is after skateboarding, and after art they were pretty fucking good. Hagop has a really good grungy punk voice that is perfect for a skate rock band.  i don’t know if he was every in a band before but he should a been.  I had more fun watching this band play than i do for most bands you pay $30 dollars to see, and to me that was where it counted.  i guess at times going to see so much live music you forget the fun beginnings of bar bands and the raw show and how much fun it can be when people aren’t trying to be so serious and just let it be it.  while i don’t think NFTN have a website, or a song out there, perhaps they just exist when they exist and that is why they are what they are.  

Noise For The Needy - You’re all I’ve Got Tonight (the Cars) from Isac Walter on Vimeo.

Day: 1147
Shirt: Drunk Injuns - Live
Color:  White
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Lofteez
Source: this is yesterdays shirt.  it was hot and i dint feel like sitting at computer posting boring dribble, so here is my make up post.  me and the above shirt went to the @purefunskatezine Zine release party last night
Which consisted of the Infamous Johnny Rad from Future Primitive and Animal Chin.  Powerflex 5 which is the almighty Salbas band adnd the power opener Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Neil Blender, Lance Mountain and Lance Cyril Mountain Jr.  Oh yeah and Skatemaster Tate was DJ all night! pretty fucking solid night. I had never seen Johhny Rad and always wanted to check that off my bucket list, so CHECK!
The night was all to support the Zine that Larry Ransom creates called Pure Fun.  

a really simple, clean, and i might i add well printed and well put together skate music Zine.  its it’s only $5 but while reading it and flipping through the pages it made me realize something that i really missed about that world, holding it in your hands, flipping the pages, recognizing friends, people, places, and the whole vibe of it. i really miss that.  a lot of you don’t know this but in the late 90’s i used to do a magazine called Heckler with two guys named John and Sonny.  

It was one of the first of its kind that it was really just a giant (mostly color) zine.  

It was the Skateboard, Snowboard, Music mag that usually just consisted of stuff that we were interested in, hyped on, or contributors were hyped on.  Those days were a lot of fun and I kinda miss that creating aspect.  laying out the mag, pulling together articles and interviews.  Really putting thought into what ad did i want across from the Interview on the other side of the page, what might stoke our readers out, what would connect the dots between the Pavement interview and the ad for the new Grandaddy album.  what album could i get to give away free with a subscription so that people will get a chance to hear a band that i thought could use the extra help.  while i was at it, why did it have to only be one CD why not two, or four! or FIVE!  i went nuts.  but like i aid it was fun and i wanted the entire experience to be immersive.  i wanted you to get the free shirt put it on read the mag while listening to your free Cd and then watch the video that came with it to get you all geared up to go out and shred.  See examples below.  I guess what I’m getting at is while zines may seem simple and minimal to some of you, to others its a culture.  its what we did before the internet existed, it was a blog for all intents and purposes  and thats how you communicated with those who shared the same interest in you but you didn’t know.  you put a lot of time and effort into making them and others who were into this culture appreciated and loved every typed letter on the page and every obscure hard to recognize photocopied photo in it.  So to Larry my hat really goes off to you for taking the time out of your life, job, family to make something like this.  its rad, inspiring and makes me want to do it again.  I say this because i don’t think Larry is looking to get rich off this, but to know you inspire others and they get it is whats its all about.  its why shit like this is made.  


yeah 5 CD’s for subscribing!! Snuff, AAA, Millencolin and Nerf Herder.  You Are Welcome!


fREE shoes! Lagwagon CD, and A SKATEVIDEO…cmon now.

Someone was a Burn fan :)

you get the point. …. but yeah.  

Day: 1147

Shirt: Drunk Injuns - Live

Color:  White

Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Lofteez

Source: this is yesterdays shirt.  it was hot and i dint feel like sitting at computer posting boring dribble, so here is my make up post.  me and the above shirt went to the @purefunskatezine Zine release party last night

Which consisted of the Infamous Johnny Rad from Future Primitive and Animal Chin.  Powerflex 5 which is the almighty Salbas band adnd the power opener Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Neil Blender, Lance Mountain and Lance Cyril Mountain Jr.  Oh yeah and Skatemaster Tate was DJ all night! pretty fucking solid night. I had never seen Johhny Rad and always wanted to check that off my bucket list, so CHECK!

The night was all to support the Zine that Larry Ransom creates called Pure Fun.  

a really simple, clean, and i might i add well printed and well put together skate music Zine.  its it’s only $5 but while reading it and flipping through the pages it made me realize something that i really missed about that world, holding it in your hands, flipping the pages, recognizing friends, people, places, and the whole vibe of it. i really miss that.  a lot of you don’t know this but in the late 90’s i used to do a magazine called Heckler with two guys named John and Sonny.  

It was one of the first of its kind that it was really just a giant (mostly color) zine.  

It was the Skateboard, Snowboard, Music mag that usually just consisted of stuff that we were interested in, hyped on, or contributors were hyped on.  Those days were a lot of fun and I kinda miss that creating aspect.  laying out the mag, pulling together articles and interviews.  Really putting thought into what ad did i want across from the Interview on the other side of the page, what might stoke our readers out, what would connect the dots between the Pavement interview and the ad for the new Grandaddy album.  what album could i get to give away free with a subscription so that people will get a chance to hear a band that i thought could use the extra help.  while i was at it, why did it have to only be one CD why not two, or four! or FIVE!  i went nuts.  but like i aid it was fun and i wanted the entire experience to be immersive.  i wanted you to get the free shirt put it on read the mag while listening to your free Cd and then watch the video that came with it to get you all geared up to go out and shred.  See examples below.  I guess what I’m getting at is while zines may seem simple and minimal to some of you, to others its a culture.  its what we did before the internet existed, it was a blog for all intents and purposes  and thats how you communicated with those who shared the same interest in you but you didn’t know.  you put a lot of time and effort into making them and others who were into this culture appreciated and loved every typed letter on the page and every obscure hard to recognize photocopied photo in it.  So to Larry my hat really goes off to you for taking the time out of your life, job, family to make something like this.  its rad, inspiring and makes me want to do it again.  I say this because i don’t think Larry is looking to get rich off this, but to know you inspire others and they get it is whats its all about.  its why shit like this is made.  

yeah 5 CD’s for subscribing!! Snuff, AAA, Millencolin and Nerf Herder.  You Are Welcome!

fREE shoes! Lagwagon CD, and A SKATEVIDEO…cmon now.

Someone was a Burn fan :)

you get the point. …. but yeah.  

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