Posts tagged Vintage

Day: 1192

Shirt: Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tours Tour 1992

Color:  White

Brand: Hanes Ultraweight

Source: one of my bigger mistakes in my life is missing out on seeing Randy Rhodes play live.  granted i would have been 9 years old and it portly wouldn’t have sunk in, but damn did he write some motherfucking good songs.  all of the good ones really.  Ozzy fell off (and with good reason) after Randy’s death and dint write a great song until the No more Tears album.  songs that were good but still were not Rhodes worthy but up until that date people like me just wanted to see this guy make a come back.  a come back musically i might add not an MTV” why is there dog shit all over my house” reality show comeback.  no more Tears was, in my opinion the album that came back and re-assures Ozzy fans he still had it.  I’m not bashing album like the Ultimate Sin they are not horrible.  great art but it didn’t have the madness we once come to expect from the master of darkness.  

recently i have got the remastered version of Blizzard of Oz, and i can listen to it on repeat for hours.  all i can think is i wish Robert Plant had a potstemuous career like Ozzy did.  but hey, it wasn’t meant to be.  anyways, if you don’t believe me, just listen to a few ozzy greats and there is no way you can deny these songs are fuckign epic.  then add all the amazing sabbath songs and it is numbing to the brain how so many good songs can be sung by one man.  

RIP Randy.  even at 25 you left a serious mark on this world.  

Day: 1191
Shirt: Dismemberment Plan - Favorite Rock Band
Color:  Hunter Green
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom
Source: just realized I’m going to have that lump on my right shoulder for the rest of my life.  not so into that.  this shirt today should have been more like disfigurement plan. 

Day: 1191

Shirt: Dismemberment Plan - Favorite Rock Band

Color:  Hunter Green

Brand: Fruit Of The Loom

Source: just realized I’m going to have that lump on my right shoulder for the rest of my life.  not so into that.  this shirt today should have been more like disfigurement plan. 

Day: 1190

Shirt: Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod

Color:  White

Brand: Brockum

Source: caught up to todays shirt finally.  the Ministy song was my favorite but i think mostly because it had Gibby form Butthole Surfers on it.  you can hear him so clear on it it is light night and day.  Al Jorgensen did know how to team up with good musicians.  thats for sure.  this song and Pailhead are my two favorite things he has ever done.  Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry on Grooveshark

Day: 1189

Shirt: Pet Shop Boys - Introspective

Color:  White

Brand: Hanes heavyweight

Source: (from yesterday) once every two days i get to make off all the garbage I’m wearing, sling bandages, gauze and replace them.  i get so claustrophobic and feel so dirty with out being able to shower so its a nice day for me.  i get to breathe a little bit.  its very exciting for me.  i know it doesn’t look bad but if you even look at the image above you can see how much more swollen my rt shoulder is compared to my left.  not to mention how my skin is all yellow and green underneath all that.

oh yeah in case i wasn’t clear about what happened. which i portly haven’t cause its hard to type and I’ve been medicated a lot since then.  but i went to go get some dinner for my wife on tues night.  she had been working all day long and i wanted to be nice and have some food ready for her when she got home cause i know working a long day sucks and sometimes the last thing you want to think about after a day like that is what to eat.

so i was about a mile from my house on my motorcycle when a vehicle   traveling in the opposite direction decided to make a left turn and cross right in front of me. so i had two make a split desiccation.  t-bone the oncoming car or slam on my breaks and hit the ground.  i took the it the ground option.  i rolled about 40 ft shredding a lot of skin off of my hands and back and broke my collar bone and (i think my hand) as well.  the car didn’t even bother to stop and just sped off.  somehow i got up picked up my bike and parked it on side of road and just sat there in a daze.  some people tried to help me but they really just wanted to offer their opinions on what kind of lawyer i should call. seeing as how i wasn’t really in the mood to figure that out i just wanted to sit on the curb.  called my wife to pick me up and in the mean time some cops came.  almost the first thing out of their mouths was” most of the time we never catch these people”.  cool  thanks for bracing me for your future incompetence.  cops.  even when they are not being dicks, they are really giving you 100% of their 50%!

so we drove to emergency room, waiting an hour to be seen then spent the next 5 hrs there getting x rays and being treated.  so here i am now.  they don’t case up these kind of breaks, so you are supposed to just immobilize them.  6 weeks it takes and hopefully ill be good as new.  the bright side is there is no surgery needed and that is a relief.  the down side is my beautiful motorcycle now looks like an ugly stepchild that had been beaten.  

Day: 1188

Shirt: Iron Maiden - The Trooper

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes heavyweight

Source: (from Sat) sorry I’m lagging here.  I’m trying to be a trooper about it (see what i did there.  in pain and still got it :)  ok it was not that funny but my shit hurts.  i have no use of my rt arm at all cause my collar bone is broken and my hand it broken so it makes it difficult to maintain any decent typing on here.  my goal, for the time being is to just stay as current as possible and in the meantime the stories will have to suffer a bit.  but there pictures will move along.  the journey will continue.  

Day: 1185
Shirt: Superchunk - the Sentimental Taste is Cozy For the Heroines in the Town
Color:  White
Brand: Hanes
Source: this is from yesterday in case you’re wondering why am a day late read further   okay so in case you’re wondering why the shirt looks so retarded it’s because I was in a motorcycle accident the other night  so my right arm is in a sling because I broke my clavicle my left hand is bandaged up because it’s got major road rash so I’m using dictation hopefully dictation will be just the same amount of errors I know I’m really have typing and you won’t even notice but suffice it to say For the next couple weeks I’m going to be using this because I can’t type so I apologize in advance.  Currently I’m just looking for shirts that are giant have to fit over my swollen body and this dumb sling so superchunk is one of the ones that I have I’m also heavily sedated so there’s that enjoy 

Day: 1185

Shirt: Superchunk - the Sentimental Taste is Cozy For the Heroines in the Town

Color:  White

Brand: Hanes

Source: this is from yesterday in case you’re wondering why am a day late read further   okay so in case you’re wondering why the shirt looks so retarded it’s because I was in a motorcycle accident the other night  so my right arm is in a sling because I broke my clavicle my left hand is bandaged up because it’s got major road rash so I’m using dictation hopefully dictation will be just the same amount of errors I know I’m really have typing and you won’t even notice but suffice it to say For the next couple weeks I’m going to be using this because I can’t type so I apologize in advance.  Currently I’m just looking for shirts that are giant have to fit over my swollen body and this dumb sling so superchunk is one of the ones that I have I’m also heavily sedated so there’s that enjoy 

Day: 1183

Shirt: Texas is the Reason - S/t Album

Color:  Navy Blue

Brand: Murina

Source: Needed some good pick me up music today.  somedays more than others its harder to start the day.  this album + a few key others often help me get started so i can power through it.  

Texas is the Reason.  it is. 

Day: 1182
Shirt: Skankin’ Pickle - skafunkrastapunk
Color:  White
Brand: Bayside
Source: i experimented with Ska for a hot second as a kid.  it was a weird culture that i just didn’t get, or get into, and the  whole “skankin” thing always just looked goofy to me.  but hey i was young, impressionable and thought hey , i like Operation Ivy, why can’t i get into this? No boubt?  no way. Save Ferris? Rather save my money.  Goldfinger? i was more of a silver man.  nothing worked for me, and while the ska bands would still be thrown onto bills of the bands i liked, it was just a relationship that was never meant to be.  Skankin’ Pickle was always my favorite name tho, and this shirt graphic was good, it was the only one i could ever stomach.  later i would realize that front man of this band was Mike Park who ran Asian Man Records who put out great shit like Alkaline Trio, Joyce Manor and Lawrence Arms.  so after realizing that it kind of made sense to me that i appreciated this band a little more than the rest.  good roots maybe.. who knows.   I def don’t miss Ska but i do miss their ridiculous band names.  RIP.  please don’t make a comeback.

Day: 1182

Shirt: Skankin’ Pickle - skafunkrastapunk

Color:  White

Brand: Bayside

Source: i experimented with Ska for a hot second as a kid.  it was a weird culture that i just didn’t get, or get into, and the  whole “skankin” thing always just looked goofy to me.  but hey i was young, impressionable and thought hey , i like Operation Ivy, why can’t i get into this? No boubt?  no way. Save Ferris? Rather save my money.  Goldfinger? i was more of a silver man.  nothing worked for me, and while the ska bands would still be thrown onto bills of the bands i liked, it was just a relationship that was never meant to be.  Skankin’ Pickle was always my favorite name tho, and this shirt graphic was good, it was the only one i could ever stomach.  later i would realize that front man of this band was Mike Park who ran Asian Man Records who put out great shit like Alkaline Trio, Joyce Manor and Lawrence Arms.  so after realizing that it kind of made sense to me that i appreciated this band a little more than the rest.  good roots maybe.. who knows.   I def don’t miss Ska but i do miss their ridiculous band names.  RIP.  please don’t make a comeback.

Day: 1181
Shirt: Rocket From the Crypt - Scream Dracula Scream (SAVX - Savage Pencil Design)
Color:  White
Brand: Tultex
Source: Fucking love this album, Scream was such a good record and it came out on Vagrant right in the middle of Vagrants heyday.  Alkaline trio, Face to Face, Saves the Day, Hot Rod Circuit…oh and Get Up Kids..der.   everything that was coming out was either super good (see previous list) or super popular but not great (i.e. Dashboard Confessional).  don’t get me wrong its not that DC was a band band, it was just not intended for me.  far be it form me to hate on someones music because its not my type, it just wasn’t for me.  
BUT Rocket.  holy shit!  the first four songs alone are a giant musical bat hitting you over the head and waking you the fuck up.  the rest of the album is great two but this ones drops bombs on you right away that the rest of the album is just aftermath of their destruction.  Any RFTC fan knows what i mean, and if you don’t believe me crack this bad boy open and listen for yourself on 11.  
after a few texts back and forth with the almighty Dave Naz about art he helped me decipher the signature on this design SAVX which turned out to be a guy named Savage Pencil.  i’d heard of him before but if you asked me to cite a specific design of his i would be remiss.  until today when i looked him up and it turns out he was the guy that did Big Black’s album cover Headache

this guy i always thought had a very Pushead esque design aesthetic that i really dug.  so I’m stoked today i can finally draw a line between designs and put a name to the pencil…the Savage Pencil.  

Day: 1181

Shirt: Rocket From the Crypt - Scream Dracula Scream (SAVX - Savage Pencil Design)

Color:  White

Brand: Tultex

Source: Fucking love this album, Scream was such a good record and it came out on Vagrant right in the middle of Vagrants heyday.  Alkaline trio, Face to Face, Saves the Day, Hot Rod Circuit…oh and Get Up Kids..der.   everything that was coming out was either super good (see previous list) or super popular but not great (i.e. Dashboard Confessional).  don’t get me wrong its not that DC was a band band, it was just not intended for me.  far be it form me to hate on someones music because its not my type, it just wasn’t for me.  

BUT Rocket.  holy shit!  the first four songs alone are a giant musical bat hitting you over the head and waking you the fuck up.  the rest of the album is great two but this ones drops bombs on you right away that the rest of the album is just aftermath of their destruction.  Any RFTC fan knows what i mean, and if you don’t believe me crack this bad boy open and listen for yourself on 11.  

after a few texts back and forth with the almighty Dave Naz about art he helped me decipher the signature on this design SAVX which turned out to be a guy named Savage Pencil.  i’d heard of him before but if you asked me to cite a specific design of his i would be remiss.  until today when i looked him up and it turns out he was the guy that did Big Black’s album cover Headache

this guy i always thought had a very Pushead esque design aesthetic that i really dug.  so I’m stoked today i can finally draw a line between designs and put a name to the pencil…the Savage Pencil.  

Day: 1180
Shirt: Mazzy Star - Among My Swan
Color:  White
Brand: Aussie Sun
Source: I got a chance through this blog to reconnect with some old friends, and the best one is an old friend named Marty. Marty is a guy from my hometown Sacramento.  Marty was a guy who was into punk rock way before i knew what was up and i always learned a lot from him an his influences on punk.  dude had dag nasty tattoos that were already aged before i ever even heard the band.  he was one of the dudes who didn’t try to blow up bands because they were hot, or jump on bandwagons and i could really tell if he was telling me i should get this record, i really should get it.  he was a collector nerd of punk records in the 80-90s and still sits on all of them today, he must have a goldmine but he would never let them go cause it was all shit he was into.  it wasn’t about value it was about content.  so recently we were talking about what shirts he might have that would fit me, cause he is skinny as fuck and has a tiny frame but he had one shirt we could trade for.  this Mazzy Star shirt.  we were both nerds for this album when it came out, and it was one of them non punk bands we really bonded over.  so when it came up as a possible trade i was really stoked he would offer it up.  this was just another gem i came home to form japan and i was really excited.  very stoked to know Marty and be able to swap merch fro this shirt.  thanks for everything Marty!

Day: 1180

Shirt: Mazzy Star - Among My Swan

Color:  White

Brand: Aussie Sun

Source: I got a chance through this blog to reconnect with some old friends, and the best one is an old friend named Marty. Marty is a guy from my hometown Sacramento.  Marty was a guy who was into punk rock way before i knew what was up and i always learned a lot from him an his influences on punk.  dude had dag nasty tattoos that were already aged before i ever even heard the band.  he was one of the dudes who didn’t try to blow up bands because they were hot, or jump on bandwagons and i could really tell if he was telling me i should get this record, i really should get it.  he was a collector nerd of punk records in the 80-90s and still sits on all of them today, he must have a goldmine but he would never let them go cause it was all shit he was into.  it wasn’t about value it was about content.  so recently we were talking about what shirts he might have that would fit me, cause he is skinny as fuck and has a tiny frame but he had one shirt we could trade for.  this Mazzy Star shirt.  we were both nerds for this album when it came out, and it was one of them non punk bands we really bonded over.  so when it came up as a possible trade i was really stoked he would offer it up.  this was just another gem i came home to form japan and i was really excited.  very stoked to know Marty and be able to swap merch fro this shirt.  thanks for everything Marty!

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