Posts tagged Shirt

Day: 1106
Shirt: Gray Matter - Bite The Bit
Color:  Black
Brand: American Style t-shirts
Source:  there was a time when Dischord would fart out any record and i (and probably a lot of other kids) would buy it. Didn’t matter what it sounded like you just knew that if Dischord put it out it was going to be just good at the very least.  i spent a lot of tome buying albums on the back of all my Dag Nasty / Fugazi purchases that i thought its only 5 bucks ill try it out.  

this ad is a perfect example here.  use obscure Cynthia Conolly photo, add band name at bottom and boom i was sold.  i would say i bought every album form the list above there aside from Fidelity Jones, which i can’t even say i ever remember.  aside from Fugazi, i knew no other band on that list until i mail ordered them.  i think i have to say my most favorite surprise album from this list was Holly Rollers.  i really enjoy ed that album a lot.  
Grey Matter was no joke either, it was solid and i liked it but it was never the undiscovered Dag Nasty you always secretly hoped for.  i will take any band on Dischord any day of the week over anything that gets played on the radio today tho.  anyday.  

Day: 1106

Shirt: Gray Matter - Bite The Bit

Color:  Black

Brand: American Style t-shirts

Source:  there was a time when Dischord would fart out any record and i (and probably a lot of other kids) would buy it. Didn’t matter what it sounded like you just knew that if Dischord put it out it was going to be just good at the very least.  i spent a lot of tome buying albums on the back of all my Dag Nasty / Fugazi purchases that i thought its only 5 bucks ill try it out.  

this ad is a perfect example here.  use obscure Cynthia Conolly photo, add band name at bottom and boom i was sold.  i would say i bought every album form the list above there aside from Fidelity Jones, which i can’t even say i ever remember.  aside from Fugazi, i knew no other band on that list until i mail ordered them.  i think i have to say my most favorite surprise album from this list was Holly Rollers.  i really enjoy ed that album a lot.  

Grey Matter was no joke either, it was solid and i liked it but it was never the undiscovered Dag Nasty you always secretly hoped for.  i will take any band on Dischord any day of the week over anything that gets played on the radio today tho.  anyday.  

Day: 1104

Shirt: Fastbreak  - Whenever You’re Ready

Color:  Black

Brand: Tultex

Source:  Its Saturday. 

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: 1102
Shirt: Orbital - Space Boys
Color:  Hunter Green
Brand: Hanes Beefty-T
Source:  YESTERDAY, i got all caught up in packing and shipping shirts so i spaced (no pun intended) on it and yada yada here is is.  i have enjoyed some electronic music since the early 90’s if not earlier and still enjoy it today. especially bands who can create really distinctive creative sounds via electronic music cause its not easy to sound unique in this landscape.  Orbital, Underworld, Daft Punk, Ratatat, they all have successfully identified a sound and made it their own.  
its a little more difficult today because a lot of it has been done, and that i feel makes a band sound a little more dated.  example, Drum And Bass in the 90’s ad Dubstep in the 10’s

Day: 1102

Shirt: Orbital - Space Boys

Color:  Hunter Green

Brand: Hanes Beefty-T

Source:  YESTERDAY, i got all caught up in packing and shipping shirts so i spaced (no pun intended) on it and yada yada here is is.  i have enjoyed some electronic music since the early 90’s if not earlier and still enjoy it today. especially bands who can create really distinctive creative sounds via electronic music cause its not easy to sound unique in this landscape.  Orbital, Underworld, Daft Punk, Ratatat, they all have successfully identified a sound and made it their own.  

its a little more difficult today because a lot of it has been done, and that i feel makes a band sound a little more dated.  example, Drum And Bass in the 90’s ad Dubstep in the 10’s

Day: 1101
Shirt: the Spinanes - That Way
Color:  Maroon
Brand: Oneita Power T
Source:  A long long time ago, wow 10 years ago exactly i would discover this song by Fluf (also formerly Olivelawn) who put out what i think was a compilation of Singles or b-Sides or something.  there was a really beautiful song on there i loved called “Entire.”  I never thought anything else much of it other than damn thats a really good song.  i listened to the shit out of it a lot.  I’ve posted it below cause i can’t find it anywhere

So a decade later a friend would send me a bunch of much and i kept repeating this one song.  I was thinking how do i know this, i mean i know it but i have never heard it before.  turned out rafter some searching it was this Fluf song, only it was Fluf who covered it a decade ago unbeknownst to me.  so a decade later i get to fall in love with it all over again with a whole new set of ears. Its the same song, but in an tiredly beautiful different way.  I love it.
it really is the thing i love about music and how it can be interpreted, relearned and re-loved over and over again.  listen to the original below.  
Entire (Album) by The Spinanes on Grooveshark

Day: 1101

Shirt: the Spinanes - That Way

Color:  Maroon

Brand: Oneita Power T

Source:  A long long time ago, wow 10 years ago exactly i would discover this song by Fluf (also formerly Olivelawn) who put out what i think was a compilation of Singles or b-Sides or something.  there was a really beautiful song on there i loved called “Entire.”  I never thought anything else much of it other than damn thats a really good song.  i listened to the shit out of it a lot.  I’ve posted it below cause i can’t find it anywhere

So a decade later a friend would send me a bunch of much and i kept repeating this one song.  I was thinking how do i know this, i mean i know it but i have never heard it before.  turned out rafter some searching it was this Fluf song, only it was Fluf who covered it a decade ago unbeknownst to me.  so a decade later i get to fall in love with it all over again with a whole new set of ears. Its the same song, but in an tiredly beautiful different way.  I love it.

it really is the thing i love about music and how it can be interpreted, relearned and re-loved over and over again.  listen to the original below.  

Entire (Album) by The Spinanes on Grooveshark

Day: 1100
Shirt: Depeche Mode - A Question Of Lust
Color:  Black
Brand: Fruit Of the Loom Best
Source:  Depeche Mode with all the questions and never any answers.  you know what i mean?  question of lust, time.  how bout you guys give some answers!

Day: 1100

Shirt: Depeche Mode - A Question Of Lust

Color:  Black

Brand: Fruit Of the Loom Best

Source:  Depeche Mode with all the questions and never any answers.  you know what i mean?  question of lust, time.  how bout you guys give some answers!

Day: 1099

Shirt: Dead Milkmen - Big Lizard In My Backyard (Reproduction)

Color:  White

Brand: Fruit Of the Loom Best

Source:  this is one of those albums that was right up there with Violent Femmes where i listened to it religiously.  it played a big part of a few of my summers.  i could never see a Camero drive by again with out thinking to myself…”that’s a Bitchin’ Camero!”  This band would find it self weaving its way in and out of my life for a while.  with Songs Like Punk Rock Girl, Stuart, Tiny Town…so many songs written by dudes who clearly felt as out of place as a kid as i did. and i related to that a lot.  the reason you never see me with a Dead Milkmen shirt on here is because they are so really hard to find and locate, when you do its mostly just the Cow logo that is in most part kinda boring and doesn’t do the band justice.  

unit one day i follow this guy on Tumblr guilt regret  now mind you i don’t know this guy, but after seeing a year or so of someones tumblr feed you get to learn a few things about them.  he likes Horror movies, cats, his lady who i think he also met on Tumblr, but most of all he likes music and a lot of  weirder stuff i am into as well, but more importantly for this post he seemed to be one of the bigger Dead Milkmen fans i have come across in my life.  and one day he posted dup this pic which looks like maybe he worked at a record store and this was an instore signing the band did.  

I mean clearly it was or why else would you wear your meat puppets and public enemy shirts right?  but guilt regret​ was the guy on the right wearing a really great Big Lizard shirt that i totally fell in love with.  so i immediately emailed him and asked if he still had that shirt.  month went by he said he would look but who knows?  i do realize that people have other priorities in life other that to fulfill my requests for pictures of their old laundry.  its my obsession not theirs.  so i politely emailed later and nudged..”hey you by chance find it yet?” the answer was sadly no on his part, it was if he missed it as much as i was curious to know about it.  a lost friend perhaps and like a lot os posts on here the shirt tends to remind of of certain times in our life good or bad and we grow fond of them.  so that was it.  its gone.  i will never know.  

then a few month later as if someone could sense i was hunting, posted this one on ebay, shit maybe it was even the same one!.  sure it wasn’t my size and had a little road wear on it but it was there.  the guts.  

So after taking  a few pictures and thinking this shirt would be easy to remake and how stoked would guilt regret​ be to get another copy of this and i could have one too i started in.  then i realized quickly that this design was so difficult to copy cause it was not the same as the album cover, which is a whole different story in itself that it is impossible to find but thanks to a super nice friend and her co worker dug up a copy, scanned it and sent to me.  after putting ht album cover over this image i realized i wouldn’t be able to use any of it. and the girl who sent me the album cover scan was excited cause she told me who much she loved this record too.  to that was 3 people i would be able to stoke out if i could pull this off.  so it was kind of a mission now, but i ended up having to redraw this entire thing by hand.  and it was not easy.  it took me many hours of drawing grass at the right thickness, the correct placement and doing everything i can to make it  as best and honor the original to the best of my ability.  

In the end i think i did a pretty good job.  I’m proud of the work i put into it and now i have this shirt that I can carry on and create new memories in and hopefully do the same for the people i mentioned above and for a new people as well.  so after printing them i was quite proud, put a few up for sale in the store here and if you want one grab it tell a friend and have a good day.  

a little Dead Milkmen playlist below for you all to enjoy and brush up on if you will.  

Day: 1098

Shirt: Danzig - the Lost Tapes / Blackest Of The Black Tour 2008

Color:  Black

Brand: Gilden Ultra Cotton

Source:  If the above art looks extra good and awesome to you its because it is.  It is a comic book artist Simon Bisley’s work.  to my knowledge mostly a comic book artist, at least thats where i know him from, but damn can he make Danzig look fucking rugged.  look at this sketch before i pulled from his site that mustve been used someplace else. or maybe never got used at all?!

Be rad if he was crushing someone in this drawing.  maybe that guy form that band that punched him out on that video.  :)  Danzig. i don’t even know where to put the energy into this man.  there is part of me that will always love the “Idea” of Danzig but i feel like until he changes in some sort his days of making amazing music are over.  I low that sounds sad, Who knows this.  maybe he reads this and is like FUCK that guy wTF does he know I’m going to fucking smash him, but first I’m going to write the best album ever and prove him wrong.  

so in the mean time i can only stomach putting up Danzig I for your listening pleasure. 

Day: 1097
Shirt: Bloc Party - God Bless
Color:  Olive Green
Brand: American Standard
Source:  I sometimes think Silent Alarm falls of the radar and doesn’t get the respect it still deserves.  that record really delivered something unique in 2005.  it was a lot of Weezer, and Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab, and this was actually a little more punk sounding.  it was recorded raw and unique.  it was a fucking solid record and i feel like spring boarded a lot of other bands behind.  hat s my opinion tho.  Who knows maybe Franz did that too.  but you kinda see where I’m coming from?  things were getting a little generic in the early 00’s and this is one of those records that got people listening and engaged again.  and opened a lot of doors for a lot of other bands to come through.  

Day: 1097

Shirt: Bloc Party - God Bless

Color:  Olive Green

Brand: American Standard

Source:  I sometimes think Silent Alarm falls of the radar and doesn’t get the respect it still deserves.  that record really delivered something unique in 2005.  it was a lot of Weezer, and Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab, and this was actually a little more punk sounding.  it was recorded raw and unique.  it was a fucking solid record and i feel like spring boarded a lot of other bands behind.  hat s my opinion tho.  Who knows maybe Franz did that too.  but you kinda see where I’m coming from?  things were getting a little generic in the early 00’s and this is one of those records that got people listening and engaged again.  and opened a lot of doors for a lot of other bands to come through.  

Day: 1095

Shirt: Slayer - Donington August 26th 1995

Color:  Black

Brand: Brockum

Source:  kind of a weird line up but considering it was 1995 it seems to be par for the course. 

but a great performance none the less.  

Watching this makes me miss Jeff tho.  

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