Source: So today is the 3 year anniversary of this blog! kinda rad right? 3 years of not wearing the same band shirt. thats along fucking time. its actually been a lot of work too and I’m surprised to be honest it has lasted this long.
The above is a shirt i made yesterday myself. i thought it was appropriate to put up today because it is very indicative of why this blog exists in the first place. as a kid i would see something and think to myself , damn! that would make a good shirt, and no one would ever make it. so i would teach myself how to screen print and make them myself. sometimes 1 only sometimes i would make a dozen and give them to bands at shows to sell cause i was frustrated they didn’t have merch to sell. i just wanted to make it happen. i hated seeing a missed opportunity you know?
i saw the above image in an old Flipside magazine. i love looking through the old issues and looking at crowd shouts and trying to scope out old shirts. or look at old mail-order ads from labels with crappy mocks of shirts that they would only make if there were enough orders.
so i saw this ad and it just struck so many memories for me. about how i discovered this album, how much i listened to it and then it disappeared. it was an entity on its own a piece of history. my gut instinct is to preserve that, and make sure people don’t forget. so this shirt was made. one, one the only light colored blank i had lying around the house. and ugly color indeed, but somehow it is saved now by the image placed upon it. what was once lost is now saved, right?
anyways. heres to 3 years! and maybe 3 more. who the fuck knows. but I’m going to take it one shirt at a time.