Posts tagged MOZ

Day: 1170

Shirt: Morrissey - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

Color:  White

Brand: Hanes

Source: Being in Japan does have its disadvantages.  like sometimes the internet isn’t good and you can’t post.  other times its because you are so busy you don’t have to time to keep a daily blog updated, but i suppose these are all good problems.  

this shirt tho…how fucking nice is it.  it was traded to me along with another gem for a giant box of stuff, but well worth it.  i really do love this shirt.  its silkscreened, you can feel the texture of it it aged so nice and fits perfectly.  thank you Michael!

Day: 1145

Shirt: Morrissey - Robert Wagner & Jeffery Hunter Maladjusted US Tour 1992

Color:  Blue Ringer

Brand: JSR Merchandising

Source: I think this image is kinda hilarious, and the fact that Morrissey made it his backdrop for the Maladjusted tour is even funnier and shows he does have a sense of humor.  

I very distingly remember this tour.  i do remember it wasn’t selling all that well, and for some reason Morrissey decided to play this show in Petaluma, CA at the Phoenix Theatre of all places. a place where i have seen NOFX, Green Day, Lagwagon, Monsula, Down By Law, No Use For A Name… and Morrissey.  My friend told me about it day of and we got in and it was a really memorable show.  i remember this was the first kind of small environment i would see this guy in.  So up until this point it was arenas only, and this show was kind mind blowing.  look at this set list..

Set List

It should be Noted at this point that my fav Moz Record is Southpaw Grammar.  not a big favorite for the masses but to me i was really into Morrissey’s “Rock” album.  so this show was a total slam dunk for me.  did i get this shirt there?  no for some reason i went through a phase when i was younger like “I  Have too many shirts” so i would pass them up.  fucking moron.  i regret it all the time when i see stuff that i passed up.  luckily for me there is a follower on my Insta who is a fan of my stuff i will make on occasion and he was kind enough to part with a few items that didn’t fit him in exchange for a a few, well a lot of new pieces.  i sent him a giant box, but i am more than happy to.  it was a great trade, and now i have this shirt finally.  all be it a ringer, but one can hope to find a non ringer one day.  i finally did for my SDRE diary shirt so you never know!  

anyways.  so glad to have this shirt in my possession.  i will love it long time.  and i still think Maladjusted is a fucking great album, the original not the weirdly sequenced 2009 reissue.  

Day: 1112
Shirt: Morrissey - November Spawned A Monster (Reproduction)
Color:  Silver
Brand: Alstyle
Source:  I would rarely a sunday goes by where the the thought doesn’t cross my mind, Everyday is Like Sunday.  Its true.  Like when someone says “I Can’t Go Out Tonight”…my mind always feels the need to say “Cause You haven’t Got a Stitch to wear???”
well its Sunday. and this was the alt version i made of the black shirt.  even tho I’m black on the inside doesn’t mean i want to every shirt to be black on the outside.  so i made 2 silver and 2 white of each size.  its sad but no one buys shirts that aren’t black sometimes.  i enjoy color.  and variety.  I even made the white ones which white ink.  so that when you shirt dulls and fades the white ink will still be white and it will have more depth.  do you care?  probably not.  
Morrissey-Beethoven..-04-November Spawned A Monster by Morrissey on Grooveshark

Day: 1112

Shirt: Morrissey - November Spawned A Monster (Reproduction)

Color:  Silver

Brand: Alstyle

Source:  I would rarely a sunday goes by where the the thought doesn’t cross my mind, Everyday is Like Sunday.  Its true.  Like when someone says “I Can’t Go Out Tonight”…my mind always feels the need to say “Cause You haven’t Got a Stitch to wear???”

well its Sunday. and this was the alt version i made of the black shirt.  even tho I’m black on the inside doesn’t mean i want to every shirt to be black on the outside.  so i made 2 silver and 2 white of each size.  its sad but no one buys shirts that aren’t black sometimes.  i enjoy color.  and variety.  I even made the white ones which white ink.  so that when you shirt dulls and fades the white ink will still be white and it will have more depth.  do you care?  probably not.  

Morrissey-Beethoven..-04-November Spawned A Monster by Morrissey on Grooveshark

Day: 1105
Shirt: the Smiths - Ask German 12” (Reproduction)
Color:  Black
Brand: Tultex
Source:  I look at lots of T-shirts on the internets.  lots.  i always have this sad sigh pop out of my chest every time i see some bootleg shirt that not only looks horrible but really had zero thought put into it.  i guess to make a dollar that was the thought.  maybe I’m just being too personal cause this is coming form a guy who literally 20% of the time he is listing to music it is the Smiths or Morrissey.  
so I was thinking of great sleeves that would make great album covers and this one came into mind in particular.  the German 12” version of “Ask.”
 its nice right?  a slightly different L shaped logo unique to this sleeve, and it just stood out.  normally most of you saw this:

which i was going to make as well and thought it would be cool to pick whichever country your was from but it was too expensive at the printer.  so i only made this one.  
for some reason the sleeve was changed in Germany later to  this cover of Colin Campbell:

but i really hate square album art that gets cut off and doesn’t really lend it self well to shirt art.  see pet peeve above.
So why did it get made?  i dunno, cause i though tit would look good and deserved it i guess.  you know sometimes you don’t want to let things die away without showing it the respect it deserves.  I’m trying to do that one smiths shirt at a time.  

Day: 1105

Shirt: the Smiths - Ask German 12” (Reproduction)

Color:  Black

Brand: Tultex

Source:  I look at lots of T-shirts on the internets.  lots.  i always have this sad sigh pop out of my chest every time i see some bootleg shirt that not only looks horrible but really had zero thought put into it.  i guess to make a dollar that was the thought.  maybe I’m just being too personal cause this is coming form a guy who literally 20% of the time he is listing to music it is the Smiths or Morrissey.  

so I was thinking of great sleeves that would make great album covers and this one came into mind in particular.  the German 12” version of “Ask.”

 its nice right?  a slightly different L shaped logo unique to this sleeve, and it just stood out.  normally most of you saw this:

which i was going to make as well and thought it would be cool to pick whichever country your was from but it was too expensive at the printer.  so i only made this one.  

for some reason the sleeve was changed in Germany later to  this cover of Colin Campbell:

but i really hate square album art that gets cut off and doesn’t really lend it self well to shirt art.  see pet peeve above.

So why did it get made?  i dunno, cause i though tit would look good and deserved it i guess.  you know sometimes you don’t want to let things die away without showing it the respect it deserves.  I’m trying to do that one smiths shirt at a time.  

Day: 1103
Shirt: Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Color:  Black
Brand: Tultex
Source:  So i got my Moz pre order shirt this week for the new album.  from a dude who has a merch problem i gotta say i was slightly disappointed.  its just not a very good looking design / print job.  so many options that could have been and yet this poorly printed album cover is the design they go with.  Poor Moz looks like he has a case of Jaundice like his live has been failing for 6 months, he is yellow and just not good looking.  
I guess i just don’t understand why you would make this if you know it can’t be printed properly.  I’ve taken a picture so you can see a close up (Click the image to enlarge)

you will see its not horrible, its just not quality you expect from a life long career of great art / design.  i duont know why I’m bitching really i think maybe cause when i make something i take a lot of care and pride in the details and feel disappointed when you (i) are producing better quality merch than the artist themselves.  who knows.  i guess i am really happy the Moz man is still around giving me music and merch to enjoy so i should just shut the fuck up.  stoked there is a new album and i hope more future shows for you to cancel.  

Day: 1103

Shirt: Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Color:  Black

Brand: Tultex

Source:  So i got my Moz pre order shirt this week for the new album.  from a dude who has a merch problem i gotta say i was slightly disappointed.  its just not a very good looking design / print job.  so many options that could have been and yet this poorly printed album cover is the design they go with.  Poor Moz looks like he has a case of Jaundice like his live has been failing for 6 months, he is yellow and just not good looking.  

I guess i just don’t understand why you would make this if you know it can’t be printed properly.  I’ve taken a picture so you can see a close up (Click the image to enlarge)

you will see its not horrible, its just not quality you expect from a life long career of great art / design.  i duont know why I’m bitching really i think maybe cause when i make something i take a lot of care and pride in the details and feel disappointed when you (i) are producing better quality merch than the artist themselves.  who knows.  i guess i am really happy the Moz man is still around giving me music and merch to enjoy so i should just shut the fuck up.  stoked there is a new album and i hope more future shows for you to cancel.  

Day: 1059
Shirt: Morrissey - The Finger Point 2014 Tour
Color:  Royal Blue
Brand: Gilden Softstyle
Source:  this is some Elvis shirt right here huh?  I really love this dude and his ability to keep it cool in his late 50’s (55 to be exact) i think he is the same age as my mom.  but can you imagine this fool being your dad?  keep you on your toes for sure your game would have to be tight.  ”oh son, you are going to leave the house in that shirt?”  yeah… i didn’t think so.  ”Hey dad remember that time you wrote How Son Is Now, that was cool huh?”  
a person can dream.  but maybe for those of you that are parents it will make you rethink your game.  who knows maybe the Mozzer should write a parenting book.  also here is a pic from truetoyou.net of the 2014 Tour Merch in case any of you are headed out to see the tour provided he doesn’t cancel.  



also here is the new sinle you can listen to if you wanna gear up to get down.  

Day: 1059

Shirt: Morrissey - The Finger Point 2014 Tour

Color:  Royal Blue

Brand: Gilden Softstyle

Source:  this is some Elvis shirt right here huh?  I really love this dude and his ability to keep it cool in his late 50’s (55 to be exact) i think he is the same age as my mom.  but can you imagine this fool being your dad?  keep you on your toes for sure your game would have to be tight.  ”oh son, you are going to leave the house in that shirt?”  yeah… i didn’t think so.  ”Hey dad remember that time you wrote How Son Is Now, that was cool huh?”  

a person can dream.  but maybe for those of you that are parents it will make you rethink your game.  who knows maybe the Mozzer should write a parenting book.  also here is a pic from truetoyou.net of the 2014 Tour Merch in case any of you are headed out to see the tour provided he doesn’t cancel.  

also here is the new sinle you can listen to if you wanna gear up to get down.  

Day: 985
Shirt: Morrissey - Moz Angeles
Color:  White
Brand: Fruit Of the Loom Heavy

Source:  So today according to one Wiki Entry is the 20th anniversary of Vauxhall & I but according to another it was last week.  i can only chalk this up to release dates staggered in different countries.  so i will just assume it is today and leave it at that.   Either Way it was this week so praise the almighty Moz, unite and move on. 

Vauxhaull is this great album for people but ill be honest, it is on the bottom of the list for Moz albums for me.  that sounds like it is a bad album in my opinion but no, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. tis just that i like other albums way more.  like if i was stranded on a desert island it wouldn’t be the first Moz album id reach for.  crazily enough my fav album is one that i think people like least which is Southpaw Grammar.  i love how dark that record gets, i love the production and the sounds on it.  but thats me.  I’m sure many people disagree and i’m also sure depending on what Morriseey album you picked up first your opinion will be different.  we can all agree that all his albums are good tho I’m sure.  just different rankings of good.  

I also need to iron my shirts or let them sit so they are obviously not pulled right off the shelve with fold marks on them too.  dang I’m a slog.  Morrissey would not be proud.  

Day: 923Shirt: the Smiths - Shoplifters of the World (Reproduction)Color:  WhiteBrand: Fruit Of the Loom BestSource: A Better example of when you design but don’t try to print yourself and have more skilled people doing it who don’t try to overload themselves.  a much finer product in my opinion and one i am more used to.  

Day: 923
Shirt: the Smiths - Shoplifters of the World (Reproduction)
Color:  White
Brand: Fruit Of the Loom Best
Source: A Better example of when you design but don’t try to print yourself and have more skilled people doing it who don’t try to overload themselves.  a much finer product in my opinion and one i am more used to.  

Day: 889Shirt: the Smiths - Sheila take A Bow (Reproduction)Color:  RedBrand: TultexSource: fun fact.  Sheila was the first Smiths song i ever heard.  see when buying tapes as a kid i went for my moneys worth.  Louder Than Bombs  really gave you more bang for your buck, there must have been way over 20 songs on that thing and i was no rich mofo.  Meat Is Murder only had like 9, the choice was simple.  i bought in bulk.  

I don’t think it was until 10-15 years later that i learned that this record was all b-sides and singles.  that is when i realized how good this band was.  every their throwaway tracks killed it.  there was no garbage.  only songs that were slightly less amazing.  
that is part of why this shirt made it into the batch i made cause this design was important to me, and i wanted to have one to wear for the remainder of my simple life.  a reminder to me of when i discovered on of my favorite bands of my life.  

Oh yes if you wanna buy one of these why they exist there are for sale here at www.Vltded.bigcartel.com

Day: 889
Shirt: the Smiths - Sheila take A Bow (Reproduction)
Color:  Red
Brand: Tultex
Source: fun fact.  Sheila was the first Smiths song i ever heard.  see when buying tapes as a kid i went for my moneys worth.  Louder Than Bombs  really gave you more bang for your buck, there must have been way over 20 songs on that thing and i was no rich mofo.  Meat Is Murder only had like 9, the choice was simple.  i bought in bulk.  

I don’t think it was until 10-15 years later that i learned that this record was all b-sides and singles.  that is when i realized how good this band was.  every their throwaway tracks killed it.  there was no garbage.  only songs that were slightly less amazing.  

that is part of why this shirt made it into the batch i made cause this design was important to me, and i wanted to have one to wear for the remainder of my simple life.  a reminder to me of when i discovered on of my favorite bands of my life.  

Oh yes if you wanna buy one of these why they exist there are for sale here at www.Vltded.bigcartel.com

Day: 880Shirt: the Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma (Reproduction)Color:  BlackBrand: TultexSource: someone asked me the other day which of the 5 shirts i made is my favorite, and i couldn’t pick one.  i love them all. i love this band so much that there isn’t a song i hate, not one.  BUT this one is def in my top 5 ill say that.   I put all the shirts up in the store individually now cause people seemed to not want to buy 5 shirts at once.  i forget most people dont enjoy these shirts as much as me and dont need 2 more shirts let alone 5.  so yeah all singles, they are up there.  Buy them, or one for a smiths fan for this holiday season and i GUARANTEE they will be stoked.  click image for store.  

Day: 880
Shirt: the Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma (Reproduction)
Color:  Black
Brand: Tultex
Source: someone asked me the other day which of the 5 shirts i made is my favorite, and i couldn’t pick one.  i love them all. i love this band so much that there isn’t a song i hate, not one.  BUT this one is def in my top 5 ill say that.   I put all the shirts up in the store individually now cause people seemed to not want to buy 5 shirts at once.  i forget most people dont enjoy these shirts as much as me and dont need 2 more shirts let alone 5.  so yeah all singles, they are up there.  Buy them, or one for a smiths fan for this holiday season and i GUARANTEE they will be stoked.  click image for store.  

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