Day: 844 Shirt: Tame Impala - Jellyfish 2013 US Tour Color: Tan Brand: Tultex Source: Saw Tame Impala last night for what i think is my 3rd time. i kicked my self for not buying a shirt the first time cause i though their album cover art shirt was a let down but now i kick myself. thats what now most times these days i just go for it. Regret is a motherfucker. I’d rather buy it hate it then sell it than to never have had it at all.
So this week they played again, and i wasn’t fucking around. i bought merch. i only bought 2-3 shirts and opted out of the nice crew neck , cause i need another sweatshirt like i need a another shirt. other designs can be found at www.merchreport.tumblr.com if you are curious (on a side note also seeking people to contribute to blog and post up merch pics. i can’t be everywhere at once you know).
Band was great. i really enjoy them, and i am not even that big of a fan of stoney music, but these dudes seem to pull it off very well. how do i know it is stony music you ask? cause i have listened to their records 50+ time and i can barely make out a lyric to any song. sure i know some here and there but all i remember is the music. Stony. as Seinfeld would say Not theta there is anything wrong with that though.
Day: 825 Shirt: Pet Shop Boys - Electric Live World Tour 2013 Color: white Brand: Tultex Source: What? like i wasnt going to wear this shirt the day after the show? C’mon you should know be better by this point.
Her response was I have enough shirts. I have two responses to this statement. A: She is Preaching to the Choir her. B: I know she has enough shirts cause it is spillover from me getting awesome shirts that don’t fit me that i gift on to her. she is quite lucky that way.
She was not picking up what my point was…that or she was but just refuses to get anymore shirts. but i tired to tell her.
It’s not about the shirt. its about your first time seeing one of your favorite bands that have been around since 1986 almost 30 years. you wanna commemorate the moment. If i had bought a Pat Benatar shirt from the time i saw her at the US Davis Rec Hall in 1982 i would be fucking floored to wear that now, doesn’t matter who the band is, it was my first concert ever. at that point it is not a shirt anymore it is a manifestation of a piece of my life. It ceases to be made of cotton polyester sticking and ink, and becomes more a moment of my life that sparked a whole lifetime of music culture and love for me. Clearly that shirt would not fit me anymore considering that i was 9 years old, maybe 10 and ive grown a bit since then.
But my point is like this shirt above everyone of these shirts is comparable to a photograph to me. Ill look at this PSB shirt above and think about the time i saw them on this Electronic Tour at the Shrine in La. The time when my wife refused a gift of a shirt and i explained to her why and she still refused. then the next day i woke up took a shower, and posted an image of this shirt, and wrote this post. see what i mean?
Yeah the shirt is cool looking. and Im stoked to be wearing it, but more importantly i get to wear a reminder of one night of my life in an exact point in time. I will wear it all day long. people will come up and say cool shirt, or I Love that band and a conversation will ensue. then i will go home, fall asleep and repeat. There is that part of me that says he doesn’t enjoy talking to people that much, i keep to myself most of the time, internalize my dialogue and conversation. More of ten that not nowadays i may not want to talk but i am always down to share. Share these moments, common interests, and experiences.
Sure we may not say anything. i look at you, you look at my shirt and give me the nod, i get it. we move on. we shared.
Day: 824 Shirt: Quicksand - 2013 Tour Ed Templeton Broken Concentration Design Color: Green Brand: [Tagless] Source: There is nothing i can say about Quicksand reunion that hasn’t already been said. Yeah it was awesome. it came and went and i kinda hope it doesn’t come back again cause it was good and they should leave it that way.
Day: 811 Shirt: FLAG - Painful Rabies Shots Color: White Brand: Allstyle Apparel Source: I have waited for this shirt ever since the band played their first show. they had 2 at the first show the OG BF BArs shirt ( i belive the one Greg Ginn was suing about. and this shirt:
which i reluctantly bought but i absolutely deplore this design. i think it is more played out than the Got Milk Design which in the 90’s everyone and their mother had one, Got Weed? Got Bass? Got Meat? i couldn’t stand it. then this design came out first with the Beatles band names on it. I hated it then, then it just grew and grew and grew…
anyways. this is the one that really does it. it fits the band. Pettibon. it needed to fit the epic show. so when you walked away you go look at merch and think fuck yes, I’m getting that shirt to remember this day with.
Now they have them on tour, maybe, and online here in very small sizes
Day: 810 Shirt: Ghost - Infestissium UK & Europe Tour 2013 Color: Black Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Source: What better way to say Happy Birthday to your Wifey than by wearing a Ghost Tour Shirt? right? i’m right here right? fine…i’m not but i ran out of shirts that had anything to do with my wifey so this will have to do because it really has nothing to do with her.
Day: 808 Shirt: Wavves - Charles Barkely Color: Black Brand: Next Level Source: Reminded by King Tuff and their new shirt design they posted on Instagram this week, that there is an upcoming Wavves / King Tuff Tour. Perhaps they might consider a combo tour shirt..i’m just putting that out there guys…
This one was form the 2013 Fidlar/Wavves tour at the Echo which was quite good and i think that the upcoming King Tuff tour might even be better. the sad thing is when i think about this line up i think , man if only Jay Reatard was on this bill it would be fucking epic. i still miss him
Day: 796 Shirt: Baroness - Rainbow Swans US Tour 2013 Color: Brown Brand: Gilden Source: Playing catchup again. this was yesterdays post. fresh off my mind from this years FYF. i am glad they are still alive. and i appreciate Baroness. thank you
Day: 780 Shirt: Blur - 2013 Reunion World Tour Color: Grey Brand: Source: Its been hot here and i have been busy building a new deck, in this retarded heat. so i have been lax on posting. but this was thursdays shirt.
Blur reunited this year and it was pretty cool. so did the Stone Roses…but i would trade them both for a Smiths Reunion.
Day: 754 Shirt: Guttermouth - Dog Fuckers Color: Blue Brand: Anvil Source: always tasteful always kind Guttermouth is always there as a good example for any human to live by. do they care..nah, should they, nah. Its funny cause everything i ever remember reading about Guttermouth as a kid had either the words riot or nudity. cleary my interest was peaked.
being the lil vacuum that i was i went out and consumed everything i could find on them and studied it like a bible. i loved the comedic i don’t give a shit lyrical style they had. i as a kid and still do just enjoy music so much more when people are having fun making it, or at least sound like they do.
Shirt: Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Source: I lot of the time when I have to pack shirts for a trip I kinda look at what I have then think about which shirt goes good with the place I m visiting.
Today I am going to a beach town called Nigata. Although I have never been there the idea of sitting on a train and driving across Japan countryside listening to Kurt Bile sounds like it will go hand in hand. I dunno. I let you know tomorrow.