Posts tagged merch

Day: 1109
Shirt: Descendents - Somery (Bootleg?)
Color:  Green
Brand: Gilden Heavy Cotton
Source:  Now today i have had Descendents on the brain all morning so i piped this on.  which i can only assume is a bootleg, because i got it off eBay.  I can however appreciate that it was done tastefully.  good printing, proper shirt color choice.  didn’t over do it. simple tasteful application of the cover.  i was going to make this as a kid myself i remember contemplating it, but decided against it and here is why.  so many people who you ask what their fav descendents album is they will say Somery.  and I’m like WTF??? how can a greatest hits album be your fav, and they have no clue.  so this is my 20 years later a little more relaxed and ready to say, ok great job, Somery is a great album but its still just a hits album and as far as I’m concerned every album they make is a Hits album.  

Day: 1109

Shirt: Descendents - Somery (Bootleg?)

Color:  Green

Brand: Gilden Heavy Cotton

Source:  Now today i have had Descendents on the brain all morning so i piped this on.  which i can only assume is a bootleg, because i got it off eBay.  I can however appreciate that it was done tastefully.  good printing, proper shirt color choice.  didn’t over do it. simple tasteful application of the cover.  i was going to make this as a kid myself i remember contemplating it, but decided against it and here is why.  so many people who you ask what their fav descendents album is they will say Somery.  and I’m like WTF??? how can a greatest hits album be your fav, and they have no clue.  so this is my 20 years later a little more relaxed and ready to say, ok great job, Somery is a great album but its still just a hits album and as far as I’m concerned every album they make is a Hits album.  

Day: 1108

Shirt: Against Me! - White Crosses 2011 US Tour

Color:  White

Brand: Gilden

Source:  I did not post this up yesterday  but really the only point i was going to make is that i still have Transgender Dysphoria Blues on Repeat.  i fucking love that album and haven’t gotten sick of it.  I hop ei never do.  I am also stoked that it seems to be popular and I’m happy people can embrace change.  looking forward to an epic fyffest performance too.  

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: 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: 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: 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.  

Day: 1093
Shirt: fIREHOSE - the Little Big Tour 1988
Color:  Black
Brand: Screen Stars
Source:  Sometimes you are patient.  you wait, watch and wait a lot more then somehow a perfect specimen comes across your lap.  this above shirt i have been searching for for years! years on years.  not only did it show up in almost perfect condition it is one of those Vintage XL’s that fits like a large but fits absolutely perfect.  its cherry one might say. if this were a car it would be a Porsche 356 Coupe that was sitting in someone garage covered up and in almost pristine condition.  
Those of you that have read this blog for along time know as almost obsessed i am with Descendents shirts i am just as obsessed with fIREHOSE / Minutemen / Mike Watt Projects.  this shirt was really the last tour shirt i was missing.  i have them all but still am in desperate search for a legible “Engaging The Milker Tour” shirt.  i have one but it is just awful condition and I’m hopping there is one out there that has still survived the elements and is awaiting my rescue.  so if you have one or know someone who does, please contact me.  thank you .  now please enjoy some 1988 fIREHOSE

Day: 1093

Shirt: fIREHOSE - the Little Big Tour 1988

Color:  Black

Brand: Screen Stars

Source:  Sometimes you are patient.  you wait, watch and wait a lot more then somehow a perfect specimen comes across your lap.  this above shirt i have been searching for for years! years on years.  not only did it show up in almost perfect condition it is one of those Vintage XL’s that fits like a large but fits absolutely perfect.  its cherry one might say. if this were a car it would be a Porsche 356 Coupe that was sitting in someone garage covered up and in almost pristine condition.  

Those of you that have read this blog for along time know as almost obsessed i am with Descendents shirts i am just as obsessed with fIREHOSE / Minutemen / Mike Watt Projects.  this shirt was really the last tour shirt i was missing.  i have them all but still am in desperate search for a legible “Engaging The Milker Tour” shirt.  i have one but it is just awful condition and I’m hopping there is one out there that has still survived the elements and is awaiting my rescue.  so if you have one or know someone who does, please contact me.  thank you .  now please enjoy some 1988 fIREHOSE

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