Shirt: Descendents - GV30 Raymond Pettibon LTD ED
Color: Royal Blue
Source: You remember the great shows, but never the mediocre ones. Right? Only the really great and the really bad. I remember one of the worst shows I ever saw. Wu Tang Clan @ House Of Blues on the Wu Tang Forever Tour. Wu Tang was at least 2 hrs late going on stage. Then their idea of a performance was 12 dudes on stage all trying to sing at once waving towels around. I just don’t get it. I tried to enjoy it, but everything they did I found insulting to music and the people that paid to come see them.
This Descendents show however was put on by Goldenvoice and had Vandals play, then Black Flag reunite for a quick 4 song set before Descendents. I got to meet all these really great people at the show I haven’t ever met or seen in a long time, it was everything you want to see in a show. AND to top it all off, a really cool LTD shirt by the infamous Raymond Pettibon. THIS, this I will remember!
Side note, anyone see anything odd about this shirt? I bet if you look hard enough you can find it.
Shirt: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Green Shiva
Color: Mint Green
Brand: American Apparel
Source: You ever buy a shirt in a dark club and get outside and see it is some bizarre color you didn’t think the shirt was even close to? I thought this shirt was blue in the club, then i get outside and i was shocked to see it was this pastel mint green. New Zealanders… wacky bunch.
So this year is the first time in many years where i didn’t have to compile any Best of list that tries to cram in all the good music into one small list and makes that “the best”. it’s a nice feeling to enjoy the enjoyment of music. although i have to say i was not blown away by too many bands this year. there were a few in particular i loved, like YUCK and this band here.. UMO, otherwise Known As Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Saw these New Zealanders on the Toro Y Moi show this year, great line up / bill. its always nice to see a good tour paring going on. anyways, i really loved this record so here it is, my little year end tribute to a good hard working band from down under.