Isac Walter sure does love his band T-shirts. With a small number of exceptions, for 1,000 consecutive days he wore a different band T-shirt—and he documented the process. This is a lad who positively luxuriates in the golden era of AmerIndie: the Tumblr project is even called “Minor Thread.” Click through and you can see Isac’s torso several hundred times, each time draped with a bit of fan memorabilia. He only revealed what he looked like from the neck up after the project was completed. I’m guessing that Isac is an Angeleno—these pics were taken at XIX Studios in Eagle Rock—and from all appearances he loves his SST records—there’s lots of Descendents here, Black Flag, fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü,…
Super cool article on Dangerous Minds. I guess people really do care? who thunk it.
Day: 1006 Shirt: GOAT - Goatman Color: Black Brand: American Apparel
Source: a surprisingly not disappointing show out in the desert the other night at Pappy and Harriets. GOAT form Sweden, was pretty awesome. they towed a fine line between too hippy and psyche rock but kept it on the awesome side. a def must see if they happen to play your area.
Day: 1000! Shirt: Descendents - Nerds Invade Long Beach 2011 Color: Light Blue Brand: Gilden Heavy Cotton
Source: Boom so i did it, 1,000! no big deal right? almost 3 years of not wearing the same shirt twice. why? cause i could i suppose. there is that part of me that is an archivist and thinks somewhere somehow this site will be a useful reference for some drunken bar argument out there about how many color ways the ALL Forknife shirt came in (the answer is 2 btw). So yeah. It started with ALL, so but all means 1000 should be Descendents. I know its not uber dance, rare or mind blowing, but like i have said on here before, I’m not here to blow your mind. I Just wanna do my thing and if you come along for the ride more power to you. Happy to have you along. It’s just that i have been listening to Descendents / ALL since i was 16. they mean a lot to me. the highs, the lows. Ive met friends because of them, I’ve broken up with friends to them. Ive followed them to MO, and the CO (in my mind) listed and bought every record they have ever made, every comp they were on, every song. I can truly say in a not staler sounding voice. I really embrace them. they are more part of my life than most of my family. thats weird to say, but true.
So to say i feel like i have gotten a lot from them is an understatement.
I mean c’mon how many bands do you know were around in 1979 still touring today and writing new songs (that are good) and span a generation of music lovers. Not many, id venture to say that you can count them on one hand.
Anyways. I did 1000 days. now what , who cares really? i dunno. from here on out i am def stopping the writing process (I know i said that at 500, but this time i mean it), Its hard. trying not to be redundant etc.. its time consuming. but i might still keep the Instagram up. Im almost convinced anyways that no one on Instagram knows about the blog and vice versa. so yeah as for these lengthy winded posts you can put a fork in them they are done. it was nice chatting with you n stuff.
Keep enjoying and supporting music and the bands you love. and if you see me out don’t be scared to say hello and get nerdy about shirts with me. i may look like I’m mean but i am as nerdy and dirty as the rest of you.
Day: 999 Shirt: R. Kelly - TP.3 Reloaded Tour 2006 Color: Black Brand: Delta Pro Weight
Source: yesterdays shirt. I’m getting sloppy i know
working on a big shirt project and forget to stop. sorry.
So, right off the heels of trapped in the closet this show was amazing. Ill be honest don’t love his music enough to say I’m a fan, but i do love watching a crazy person be crazy to 10,000 other people live
Day: 997 Shirt: Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else Pre-Order Color: Tan Brand: American Apparel 50/50
Source: you probably think that coming this close to 1,000 shirt posts i would be posting nothing but amazing bangers right about now, right? Shit. I love music, not just old music but surprisingly new music too. a lot actually. very seldomly comes a band that i love and i totally feel. Cloud nothings is one of them. i enjoy them right up next to a good Jawbreaker Bivouac, or a Descendents I don’t Wanna Grow Up. So this shirt is really just as important to me as the uber vintage Misfits shirt or the Rare Black Flag Tour T. i mean don’t get me wrong those shirts awe epic but if you tried to by either any of these shirts including the one today off me the answer would still be no.
Source: since the 1K day is coming down the pipeline i find it increasingly hard to put on a shirt in the morning. a relatively easy task for most people i know. its just that now i feel this immense pressure to blow your mind or something. then i stop to think to myself, who gives a shit. yes i know some of you do but my point being is that this site has never been for anyone but myself, and really i am the only one here i need to impress or please. I mean i want to get as diverse as possible, expose people to new things, designs, art and bands but I’m the dude wearing this shirt and writing this post, so i guess i need to be #1 in this scenario. which brings me to this shirt by Alkaline Trio.
I tried to explain to a friend the either day about Alkaline trio and I just don’t think they got it. To me its a band that i find i equate with certain feelings so i get when people don’t get it. you either lived through this era of music and appreciated it or you completely missed it and it will never fall into place for you.
I Listened to this band a lot as they were making music, for every new record there was anticipation and excitement. then they signed to Vagrant and that was even more exciting, then to a Major, then back to an indie (Epitaph). through all that i have always appreciated their songs and their influence and contribution to punk music. Matt through his ups and his downs has always been punk as fuck and i respect that about him and its one of the things i look forward to in his songwriting is his honesty in that life. so yeah today i went with Trio. why because its just something I’m thankful for today.