Day: 1187
Shirt: Alkaline Trio - Scissors
Color:  Black
Brand: Hanes heavyweight
Source: so today I’m wearing this alkaline Trio shirt because it’s a real bummer that I can’t make the past lives show they are doing at the troubadour four nights in a row I really really wanted to go but since I got in this motorcycle accident I can’t really do much except for Voice dictate blog post like this and try and make up for it somehow.  I did have somebody who was kind enough to send me A merch pic from last night show where they play the newest record and then played goddamnit so if anybody wants to know what the Merch looks like here is a picture


 Not mad at any of this at all if I was there I would probably buy all of it but somebody was nice enough to grab me the past live shirt for me since I can’t be there again sad I hope whoever goes has a super fun time I’m fucking jealous of you.
The shirt I have on even though you can barely see it is the classic scissors design which I believe was picked up on the from here to infirmary tour and was drawn and sold by Heather gable it was the Murch girl at the time I love this design it might be my favorite alkaline Trio design ever in existence.  I used to have a gray version of this which I love but it was in medium and my fat ass outgrew it so sadly all I have is this black one I am still on the hunt for a gray version though someday it will be mine oh yes it will be mine.
Shout out to my orthopedic doctor stetson and powell!
Anyways if you’re going to the show tonight or this week have a fucking awesome time in my honor and if you’re going in Chicago or New York I’m jealous of you as well.  Also a big day for me because I got to shower and now take this down the sling and wear it outside of my shirt instead of underneath it I feel so much more free!   okay I’m out

Day: 1187

Shirt: Alkaline Trio - Scissors

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes heavyweight

Source: so today I’m wearing this alkaline Trio shirt because it’s a real bummer that I can’t make the past lives show they are doing at the troubadour four nights in a row I really really wanted to go but since I got in this motorcycle accident I can’t really do much except for Voice dictate blog post like this and try and make up for it somehow.  I did have somebody who was kind enough to send me A merch pic from last night show where they play the newest record and then played goddamnit so if anybody wants to know what the Merch looks like here is a picture

 Not mad at any of this at all if I was there I would probably buy all of it but somebody was nice enough to grab me the past live shirt for me since I can’t be there again sad I hope whoever goes has a super fun time I’m fucking jealous of you.

The shirt I have on even though you can barely see it is the classic scissors design which I believe was picked up on the from here to infirmary tour and was drawn and sold by Heather gable it was the Murch girl at the time I love this design it might be my favorite alkaline Trio design ever in existence.  I used to have a gray version of this which I love but it was in medium and my fat ass outgrew it so sadly all I have is this black one I am still on the hunt for a gray version though someday it will be mine oh yes it will be mine.

Shout out to my orthopedic doctor stetson and powell!

Anyways if you’re going to the show tonight or this week have a fucking awesome time in my honor and if you’re going in Chicago or New York I’m jealous of you as well.  Also a big day for me because I got to shower and now take this down the sling and wear it outside of my shirt instead of underneath it I feel so much more free!   okay I’m out

Day: 1186

Shirt: SNFU - Better Than A Stick In The Eye Blue Boy

Color:  Black

Brand: Tennessee River

Source: so yet another giant XL I had lying around that fit over this cast sling thing is for a later snfu reunion tour era still a great shirt but the design is placed on the shirt a bit wonky.  Still a great shirt regardless.  Okay that’s all I have today to voice dictate for this blog post PS this shirt was from yesterday I just didn’t get around to posting this until now today’s shirt coming up next

Day: 1185
Shirt: Superchunk - the Sentimental Taste is Cozy For the Heroines in the Town
Color:  White
Brand: Hanes
Source: this is from yesterday in case you’re wondering why am a day late read further   okay so in case you’re wondering why the shirt looks so retarded it’s because I was in a motorcycle accident the other night  so my right arm is in a sling because I broke my clavicle my left hand is bandaged up because it’s got major road rash so I’m using dictation hopefully dictation will be just the same amount of errors I know I’m really have typing and you won’t even notice but suffice it to say For the next couple weeks I’m going to be using this because I can’t type so I apologize in advance.  Currently I’m just looking for shirts that are giant have to fit over my swollen body and this dumb sling so superchunk is one of the ones that I have I’m also heavily sedated so there’s that enjoy 

Day: 1185

Shirt: Superchunk - the Sentimental Taste is Cozy For the Heroines in the Town

Color:  White

Brand: Hanes

Source: this is from yesterday in case you’re wondering why am a day late read further   okay so in case you’re wondering why the shirt looks so retarded it’s because I was in a motorcycle accident the other night  so my right arm is in a sling because I broke my clavicle my left hand is bandaged up because it’s got major road rash so I’m using dictation hopefully dictation will be just the same amount of errors I know I’m really have typing and you won’t even notice but suffice it to say For the next couple weeks I’m going to be using this because I can’t type so I apologize in advance.  Currently I’m just looking for shirts that are giant have to fit over my swollen body and this dumb sling so superchunk is one of the ones that I have I’m also heavily sedated so there’s that enjoy 

Day: 1184
Shirt: High On Fire - Death is This Communion
Color:  Black
Brand: Tennessee River
Source: through a backwards way today i was listening to some guitar heavy music and looking at illustrations and i was reminded of High On Fire.  by way of illustrator Arik Roper, who did a few of their album covers as well as the new Sleep album cover which i am a big fan of.  

but i believe i have mad myself clear on here about how much i love Frank Frazetta inspires mythical artwork of gnomes, forests and creatures.  its truly a weird culture of art that i full get into.  perhaps its the 7th grader in my that has my Dungeons and Dragons guides and pads of paper mapping out the mythical properties of creatures that only exist in 23 sided dice math equations.  i often think that most doom and sludge inspired music has a little bit of D&D at the root of it all.  anyhow.  its not too often i adopt new Metal bands these days cause either I’m getting too old or i just don’t think there are that many new ones that even touch the classics, so why bother.  High on Fire was an exception tho.  it gave me something different and like any good metal band should, it infused great music with great art and visuals that combined to make a whole package.  i would later realize that this band was fronted by Sleep frontman Matt Pike and then it would all kinda make sense to me.  honestly tho, i prefer to enjoy a band with out knowing stuff like that because it just make me realize that i liked it for what it delivered and not the story behind what it is.  does that make sense?  its like when someone plays you music and you are like “meh, whatever” then they say some shit like dude! the singers parents were murdered by Charles Manson and he gee up in a haunted orphanage with amputated arms and wrote this album with his foot!  while that is a cool story in all it really shouldn’t be a factor in whether an album is good or not.  id rather listen to an album first and think, damn this is fucking good, and dark then find out some guy wrote it all with his foot and then be extra hyped on it.  but thats me.  and this is a blog that is all really my opinion so what do you expect?  you do your thing, if it works for you, go fer it.  i got mine.  
Regardless this album is fucking good, and if you like a good heavy Metal album in your day and liked Sleep, get your self some below.  

Day: 1184

Shirt: High On Fire - Death is This Communion

Color:  Black

Brand: Tennessee River

Source: through a backwards way today i was listening to some guitar heavy music and looking at illustrations and i was reminded of High On Fire.  by way of illustrator Arik Roper, who did a few of their album covers as well as the new Sleep album cover which i am a big fan of.  

but i believe i have mad myself clear on here about how much i love Frank Frazetta inspires mythical artwork of gnomes, forests and creatures.  its truly a weird culture of art that i full get into.  perhaps its the 7th grader in my that has my Dungeons and Dragons guides and pads of paper mapping out the mythical properties of creatures that only exist in 23 sided dice math equations.  i often think that most doom and sludge inspired music has a little bit of D&D at the root of it all.  anyhow.  its not too often i adopt new Metal bands these days cause either I’m getting too old or i just don’t think there are that many new ones that even touch the classics, so why bother.  High on Fire was an exception tho.  it gave me something different and like any good metal band should, it infused great music with great art and visuals that combined to make a whole package.  i would later realize that this band was fronted by Sleep frontman Matt Pike and then it would all kinda make sense to me.  honestly tho, i prefer to enjoy a band with out knowing stuff like that because it just make me realize that i liked it for what it delivered and not the story behind what it is.  does that make sense?  its like when someone plays you music and you are like “meh, whatever” then they say some shit like dude! the singers parents were murdered by Charles Manson and he gee up in a haunted orphanage with amputated arms and wrote this album with his foot!  while that is a cool story in all it really shouldn’t be a factor in whether an album is good or not.  id rather listen to an album first and think, damn this is fucking good, and dark then find out some guy wrote it all with his foot and then be extra hyped on it.  but thats me.  and this is a blog that is all really my opinion so what do you expect?  you do your thing, if it works for you, go fer it.  i got mine.  

Regardless this album is fucking good, and if you like a good heavy Metal album in your day and liked Sleep, get your self some below.  

Day: 1183

Shirt: Texas is the Reason - S/t Album

Color:  Navy Blue

Brand: Murina

Source: Needed some good pick me up music today.  somedays more than others its harder to start the day.  this album + a few key others often help me get started so i can power through it.  

Texas is the Reason.  it is. 

Day: 1182
Shirt: Skankin’ Pickle - skafunkrastapunk
Color:  White
Brand: Bayside
Source: i experimented with Ska for a hot second as a kid.  it was a weird culture that i just didn’t get, or get into, and the  whole “skankin” thing always just looked goofy to me.  but hey i was young, impressionable and thought hey , i like Operation Ivy, why can’t i get into this? No boubt?  no way. Save Ferris? Rather save my money.  Goldfinger? i was more of a silver man.  nothing worked for me, and while the ska bands would still be thrown onto bills of the bands i liked, it was just a relationship that was never meant to be.  Skankin’ Pickle was always my favorite name tho, and this shirt graphic was good, it was the only one i could ever stomach.  later i would realize that front man of this band was Mike Park who ran Asian Man Records who put out great shit like Alkaline Trio, Joyce Manor and Lawrence Arms.  so after realizing that it kind of made sense to me that i appreciated this band a little more than the rest.  good roots maybe.. who knows.   I def don’t miss Ska but i do miss their ridiculous band names.  RIP.  please don’t make a comeback.

Day: 1182

Shirt: Skankin’ Pickle - skafunkrastapunk

Color:  White

Brand: Bayside

Source: i experimented with Ska for a hot second as a kid.  it was a weird culture that i just didn’t get, or get into, and the  whole “skankin” thing always just looked goofy to me.  but hey i was young, impressionable and thought hey , i like Operation Ivy, why can’t i get into this? No boubt?  no way. Save Ferris? Rather save my money.  Goldfinger? i was more of a silver man.  nothing worked for me, and while the ska bands would still be thrown onto bills of the bands i liked, it was just a relationship that was never meant to be.  Skankin’ Pickle was always my favorite name tho, and this shirt graphic was good, it was the only one i could ever stomach.  later i would realize that front man of this band was Mike Park who ran Asian Man Records who put out great shit like Alkaline Trio, Joyce Manor and Lawrence Arms.  so after realizing that it kind of made sense to me that i appreciated this band a little more than the rest.  good roots maybe.. who knows.   I def don’t miss Ska but i do miss their ridiculous band names.  RIP.  please don’t make a comeback.

Day: 1181
Shirt: Rocket From the Crypt - Scream Dracula Scream (SAVX - Savage Pencil Design)
Color:  White
Brand: Tultex
Source: Fucking love this album, Scream was such a good record and it came out on Vagrant right in the middle of Vagrants heyday.  Alkaline trio, Face to Face, Saves the Day, Hot Rod Circuit…oh and Get Up Kids..der.   everything that was coming out was either super good (see previous list) or super popular but not great (i.e. Dashboard Confessional).  don’t get me wrong its not that DC was a band band, it was just not intended for me.  far be it form me to hate on someones music because its not my type, it just wasn’t for me.  
BUT Rocket.  holy shit!  the first four songs alone are a giant musical bat hitting you over the head and waking you the fuck up.  the rest of the album is great two but this ones drops bombs on you right away that the rest of the album is just aftermath of their destruction.  Any RFTC fan knows what i mean, and if you don’t believe me crack this bad boy open and listen for yourself on 11.  
after a few texts back and forth with the almighty Dave Naz about art he helped me decipher the signature on this design SAVX which turned out to be a guy named Savage Pencil.  i’d heard of him before but if you asked me to cite a specific design of his i would be remiss.  until today when i looked him up and it turns out he was the guy that did Big Black’s album cover Headache

this guy i always thought had a very Pushead esque design aesthetic that i really dug.  so I’m stoked today i can finally draw a line between designs and put a name to the pencil…the Savage Pencil.  

Day: 1181

Shirt: Rocket From the Crypt - Scream Dracula Scream (SAVX - Savage Pencil Design)

Color:  White

Brand: Tultex

Source: Fucking love this album, Scream was such a good record and it came out on Vagrant right in the middle of Vagrants heyday.  Alkaline trio, Face to Face, Saves the Day, Hot Rod Circuit…oh and Get Up Kids..der.   everything that was coming out was either super good (see previous list) or super popular but not great (i.e. Dashboard Confessional).  don’t get me wrong its not that DC was a band band, it was just not intended for me.  far be it form me to hate on someones music because its not my type, it just wasn’t for me.  

BUT Rocket.  holy shit!  the first four songs alone are a giant musical bat hitting you over the head and waking you the fuck up.  the rest of the album is great two but this ones drops bombs on you right away that the rest of the album is just aftermath of their destruction.  Any RFTC fan knows what i mean, and if you don’t believe me crack this bad boy open and listen for yourself on 11.  

after a few texts back and forth with the almighty Dave Naz about art he helped me decipher the signature on this design SAVX which turned out to be a guy named Savage Pencil.  i’d heard of him before but if you asked me to cite a specific design of his i would be remiss.  until today when i looked him up and it turns out he was the guy that did Big Black’s album cover Headache

this guy i always thought had a very Pushead esque design aesthetic that i really dug.  so I’m stoked today i can finally draw a line between designs and put a name to the pencil…the Savage Pencil.  

Day: 1180
Shirt: Mazzy Star - Among My Swan
Color:  White
Brand: Aussie Sun
Source: I got a chance through this blog to reconnect with some old friends, and the best one is an old friend named Marty. Marty is a guy from my hometown Sacramento.  Marty was a guy who was into punk rock way before i knew what was up and i always learned a lot from him an his influences on punk.  dude had dag nasty tattoos that were already aged before i ever even heard the band.  he was one of the dudes who didn’t try to blow up bands because they were hot, or jump on bandwagons and i could really tell if he was telling me i should get this record, i really should get it.  he was a collector nerd of punk records in the 80-90s and still sits on all of them today, he must have a goldmine but he would never let them go cause it was all shit he was into.  it wasn’t about value it was about content.  so recently we were talking about what shirts he might have that would fit me, cause he is skinny as fuck and has a tiny frame but he had one shirt we could trade for.  this Mazzy Star shirt.  we were both nerds for this album when it came out, and it was one of them non punk bands we really bonded over.  so when it came up as a possible trade i was really stoked he would offer it up.  this was just another gem i came home to form japan and i was really excited.  very stoked to know Marty and be able to swap merch fro this shirt.  thanks for everything Marty!

Day: 1180

Shirt: Mazzy Star - Among My Swan

Color:  White

Brand: Aussie Sun

Source: I got a chance through this blog to reconnect with some old friends, and the best one is an old friend named Marty. Marty is a guy from my hometown Sacramento.  Marty was a guy who was into punk rock way before i knew what was up and i always learned a lot from him an his influences on punk.  dude had dag nasty tattoos that were already aged before i ever even heard the band.  he was one of the dudes who didn’t try to blow up bands because they were hot, or jump on bandwagons and i could really tell if he was telling me i should get this record, i really should get it.  he was a collector nerd of punk records in the 80-90s and still sits on all of them today, he must have a goldmine but he would never let them go cause it was all shit he was into.  it wasn’t about value it was about content.  so recently we were talking about what shirts he might have that would fit me, cause he is skinny as fuck and has a tiny frame but he had one shirt we could trade for.  this Mazzy Star shirt.  we were both nerds for this album when it came out, and it was one of them non punk bands we really bonded over.  so when it came up as a possible trade i was really stoked he would offer it up.  this was just another gem i came home to form japan and i was really excited.  very stoked to know Marty and be able to swap merch fro this shirt.  thanks for everything Marty!

Day: 1179
Shirt: fIREHOSE - Engagin’ the Milker Tour ‘90
Color:  Red
Brand: Hanes Beefy-T
Source: So happy to be home. i get to home home to my dog, my house my bed, and shirts like this firehose shirt i have been wanting forever and recently picked up.  you may have recalled in a post on Day #230 i have had this shirt before but it was completely illegible.

I really had no idea as to what this shirt looked like until i opened the package that it came in.  it is a weird deign ill say that.  from someplace after fROMOHIO and before Flying the Flannel.  a good era indeed.  i think as far as fIREHOSE shirt designs go this was the last one in existence i know of that i dint. have.  But there are still color variations that are unknown but will eventually trickle in. like the above shirt someone posted a comment on my Instagram saying they had this in beige so i have that to look forward to tracking down.  
ivae had pretty good hunting skills over the years through looking at old live photos, magazine ads and stuff like this, the fIREHOSE mail club flyer the Muster Roll

Im kind of a shirt detective eh?  boom collect em all!  its like a curse catch phrase that is pounded into you as a kid. 

Day: 1179

Shirt: fIREHOSE - Engagin’ the Milker Tour ‘90

Color:  Red

Brand: Hanes Beefy-T

Source: So happy to be home. i get to home home to my dog, my house my bed, and shirts like this firehose shirt i have been wanting forever and recently picked up.  you may have recalled in a post on Day #230 i have had this shirt before but it was completely illegible.

I really had no idea as to what this shirt looked like until i opened the package that it came in.  it is a weird deign ill say that.  from someplace after fROMOHIO and before Flying the Flannel.  a good era indeed.  i think as far as fIREHOSE shirt designs go this was the last one in existence i know of that i dint. have.  But there are still color variations that are unknown but will eventually trickle in. like the above shirt someone posted a comment on my Instagram saying they had this in beige so i have that to look forward to tracking down.  

ivae had pretty good hunting skills over the years through looking at old live photos, magazine ads and stuff like this, the fIREHOSE mail club flyer the Muster Roll

Im kind of a shirt detective eh?  boom collect em all!  its like a curse catch phrase that is pounded into you as a kid. 

Day: 1178
Shirt: Drive Like Jehu - Froberg Painting
Color:  White
Brand: Oneita
Source: you might think you have seen this shirt on this blog before, and technically that is true.  but not in this color way.  this goes goes to show the nerd-y ness i have and how i really think you can never have to many Drive Like Jehu shirts, or any Rick Froberg shirts for that matter.  


so yeah I’m not afraid to rock the same shirt in every color especially when the band is fucking phenomenal.  can’t fucking wait for this band to play some proper shows next year.  cause you fucking know they will.  

Day: 1178

Shirt: Drive Like Jehu - Froberg Painting

Color:  White

Brand: Oneita

Source: you might think you have seen this shirt on this blog before, and technically that is true.  but not in this color way.  this goes goes to show the nerd-y ness i have and how i really think you can never have to many Drive Like Jehu shirts, or any Rick Froberg shirts for that matter.  

Brown Colorway

Black shirt, white and pink color way

so yeah I’m not afraid to rock the same shirt in every color especially when the band is fucking phenomenal.  can’t fucking wait for this band to play some proper shows next year.  cause you fucking know they will.  

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