Posts tagged merch

Day: 1164
Shirt: the Mars Volta - Tarantuwoman
Color:  Red
Brand: M&O
Source: As i was in physical Therapy today for my shoulder.  this woman who came to work me through my exercises started making idle chit chat with me and then all of a sudden looked at my shirt and freaked out.  so much so that she decided to stand behind me and then when she walked around put her hand in front of her face to block out the image.  
So i asked her, what was the deal, you don;t like the Mars Volta that much?  
she said who?  
I said Mars Volta…
She replied um i dunno, i just hate spiders.  
then i said oh, good, cause i thought you might have been offended by the naked woman, 
what naked woman she said? 

Day: 1164

Shirt: the Mars Volta - Tarantuwoman

Color:  Red

Brand: M&O

Source: As i was in physical Therapy today for my shoulder.  this woman who came to work me through my exercises started making idle chit chat with me and then all of a sudden looked at my shirt and freaked out.  so much so that she decided to stand behind me and then when she walked around put her hand in front of her face to block out the image.  

So i asked her, what was the deal, you don;t like the Mars Volta that much?  

she said who?  

I said Mars Volta…

She replied um i dunno, i just hate spiders.  

then i said oh, good, cause i thought you might have been offended by the naked woman, 

what naked woman she said? 

Day: 1163
Shirt: Metronomy - US of A tour 2012
Color:  White
Brand: Gilden Softstyle
Source: went to this show a few years ago..was really a fan of the last album he did (the one this tour is for) and the following one, Love Letters.  Its the simpler pop music side of me that enjoys this band.  the guy that loves New Order and Pet Shop Boys, and enjoys a simple catchy beat to tap my foot to.  

Day: 1163

Shirt: Metronomy - US of A tour 2012

Color:  White

Brand: Gilden Softstyle

Source: went to this show a few years ago..was really a fan of the last album he did (the one this tour is for) and the following one, Love Letters.  Its the simpler pop music side of me that enjoys this band.  the guy that loves New Order and Pet Shop Boys, and enjoys a simple catchy beat to tap my foot to.  

Day: 1162
Shirt: Chromatics - Make Up
Color:  Black
Brand: Pimatee
Source: (Yesterday)  its been one scorcher of a week here.  i just wanted one of those light thin shirts that won’t stick to my skin.  this Chromatics shirt did nicely.  i listened to Kill For Love and just layer on the couch and tried not to sweat.  brutal.  more of that today I’m sure.  black might have been the best choice but seeing as i stayed indoors for most of the daylight hours i was safe.  

Day: 1162

Shirt: Chromatics - Make Up

Color:  Black

Brand: Pimatee

Source: (Yesterday)  its been one scorcher of a week here.  i just wanted one of those light thin shirts that won’t stick to my skin.  this Chromatics shirt did nicely.  i listened to Kill For Love and just layer on the couch and tried not to sweat.  brutal.  more of that today I’m sure.  black might have been the best choice but seeing as i stayed indoors for most of the daylight hours i was safe.  

Day: 1160
Shirt: Descendents - Riot Fest 2012
Color:  White
Brand: Gilden
Source: year mother weekend where i got lazy but this shirt was really just my way of saying i wish i wished i was in Chicago with all my friends watching Descendents play Milo Goes To College in full. 

Day: 1160

Shirt: Descendents - Riot Fest 2012

Color:  White

Brand: Gilden

Source: year mother weekend where i got lazy but this shirt was really just my way of saying i wish i wished i was in Chicago with all my friends watching Descendents play Milo Goes To College in full. 

Day: 1158
Shirt: Gorillaz - Skull
Color:  Black
Brand: Gorillaz
Source: (from Yesterday) I was just thinking to myself how good this record was, Demon Days.  Great pop album with some great guests and production.  i love this record.  I mean to be honest i think i love Gorillaz a lot more than i think.  they are a  lot like Blur in the way that every album is great but then there are like 2-3 epic jams on each one.  someday there will be a greatest hits like the Blur album 
that is unstoppable front to back. its pretty impressive how many slam dunk songs Damon Albarn has written.  and imagine if the Good the Bad and the Queen was a Gorillaz album too.  dayum.  Whoa i just had a thought.  what if there was a Damon Albarn GH album.  that would be pretty fucking good.  id buy that.  
until that happens listen to Demon Days and remember back just how good it was.  this shirt incidentally a promo from my days working at Capitol.  a serious keeper for me of some fun good days.  

Day: 1158

Shirt: Gorillaz - Skull

Color:  Black

Brand: Gorillaz

Source: (from Yesterday) I was just thinking to myself how good this record was, Demon Days.  Great pop album with some great guests and production.  i love this record.  I mean to be honest i think i love Gorillaz a lot more than i think.  they are a  lot like Blur in the way that every album is great but then there are like 2-3 epic jams on each one.  someday there will be a greatest hits like the Blur album 

that is unstoppable front to back. its pretty impressive how many slam dunk songs Damon Albarn has written.  and imagine if the Good the Bad and the Queen was a Gorillaz album too.  dayum.  Whoa i just had a thought.  what if there was a Damon Albarn GH album.  that would be pretty fucking good.  id buy that.  

until that happens listen to Demon Days and remember back just how good it was.  this shirt incidentally a promo from my days working at Capitol.  a serious keeper for me of some fun good days.  

Day: 1157

Shirt: They Might be Giants - Don’t Let’s Start

Color:  White

Brand: Brockum

Source: believe it or not this band was kinda punk at point point.  or quasi punk.  this kind of music, like Devo was a total foray into punk for me.  It was unique, fast, different, and most people didn’t like or know about it. it was def a secret.  even more secret if you knew the dial up number you could call and they would play a song on it for you.  everything they did was super cool.  eventually they would start to fade out but then find an entire new audience.  kids.  kids music that was totally tolerable to adults.  kinda fucking genius to play to the people who used to listen to you but now had kids who liked you. find the common ground between adult and kid.  

these first two TMBG albums tho were / are still so unique and well written there is not a whole lot like it in the world and will always remain very TMBG.  

Day: 1156
Shirt: Dios Malos - Gang Signs
Color:  Blue
Brand: Hanes
Source: (a Day Late) after the last post of Ink and Dagger i got to thinking about another band that i kind of associated with the Buddyhead scene and that was the band Dios.  who thanks to Ronny James Dio had to change their name to Dios Malos.  one of them bands that seemed so promising then like a rocket re-entering the atmosphere it could hold it together and fell apart.  some went on to form other bands, do other project but nothing seemed to have that great vibe this band had.  the bands wiki says they are still active but I’m not sure how accurate that is.  i know they played a show a while back but thats about it.  give it a whirl if you are into stuff like the beach boys and the beta band. 

Day: 1156

Shirt: Dios Malos - Gang Signs

Color:  Blue

Brand: Hanes

Source: (a Day Late) after the last post of Ink and Dagger i got to thinking about another band that i kind of associated with the Buddyhead scene and that was the band Dios.  who thanks to Ronny James Dio had to change their name to Dios Malos.  one of them bands that seemed so promising then like a rocket re-entering the atmosphere it could hold it together and fell apart.  some went on to form other bands, do other project but nothing seemed to have that great vibe this band had.  the bands wiki says they are still active but I’m not sure how accurate that is.  i know they played a show a while back but thats about it.  give it a whirl if you are into stuff like the beach boys and the beta band

Day: 1155
Shirt: Ink & Dagger - Philadelphia Society Of Future Vampires
Color:  Red
Brand: Jerzees
Source: never really contemplated Ink & Dagger as as Vampire rock but i guess it kinda makes sense.  frequently referred to on the once famous buddy head site i always used to hear about them in the same breath and Icarus Line.  then i remember early 2000s when the singer was found dead apparently i believe what i heard was OD’s on pills and drinking.  
Ink & Dagger seemed to have a short but powerful career.  coming in and stomping there brand and then seeming to have left as quickly as they came.  I remember one live show, which was incredible but then it was gone.  

Day: 1155

Shirt: Ink & Dagger - Philadelphia Society Of Future Vampires

Color:  Red

Brand: Jerzees

Source: never really contemplated Ink & Dagger as as Vampire rock but i guess it kinda makes sense.  frequently referred to on the once famous buddy head site i always used to hear about them in the same breath and Icarus Line.  then i remember early 2000s when the singer was found dead apparently i believe what i heard was OD’s on pills and drinking.  

Ink & Dagger seemed to have a short but powerful career.  coming in and stomping there brand and then seeming to have left as quickly as they came.  I remember one live show, which was incredible but then it was gone.  

Day: 1154

Shirt: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.

Color:  Black

Brand: All Sport

Source: Speaking of epic debut albums, this band really killed it with their  2000 release of “BRMC.”  such a great solid rock n roll album in a time where it was a little scarce to have a good rock album about. later i think they would star a rock a roll comeback for other bands to ride the coat tails for bands like Wolfmother to ride on. the 2000’s were a weird time in music.  a lot of old bands were falling off the map,  while a lot of younger bands were getting recognition and climbing up.  Primal Scream was releasing XTRMNTR, Modest Mouse was releasing Good News.  Grandaddy Software Slump.  and i think 3-6 Mafia was big then too.  i dunno.  thank god for bands like BRMC who decide they want to put out albums like this in times when music can really use it.  

Day: 1153
Shirt: Unwritten Law - Letters
Color:  Yellow
Brand: Jerzeez
Source: Once upon a time a stumbled upon this band from a compilation.  I believe it was a compilation called bunco Sucks with a lil baby on the front.

yeah thats it.  liberation records.  it was pretty amazing for the time.  that is where i first heard Blink as well.  aside form Sublime it was a really solid comp of a lot of Southern California bands i wasn’t able to see at the time cause i lived in Northern California and didn’t know the scene down there at all.  shit i was shut learning what my own scene was like.  but this comp came out and it was great song after great song, and allowed me to discover so many other bands.  bands like Unwritten Law.
Punk Sucks by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

So i went out and bought this debut album form this band, and it was really good.  at the time it was some of th best solid pop punk i had heard in a long time. it was punk and still had lots of harmonies.  to me it was as if Pennywise was less bro and more eMO. the album got a lot of play from me.  then a long pause came and the band put a new CD that didn’t capture any of the energy of the debut.  not even close.  then late they just seemed to dwindle and dwindle and i don’t hear much from them anymore. but man this first album was good. Unwritten Law by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1153

Shirt: Unwritten Law - Letters

Color:  Yellow

Brand: Jerzeez

Source: Once upon a time a stumbled upon this band from a compilation.  I believe it was a compilation called bunco Sucks with a lil baby on the front.

yeah thats it.  liberation records.  it was pretty amazing for the time.  that is where i first heard Blink as well.  aside form Sublime it was a really solid comp of a lot of Southern California bands i wasn’t able to see at the time cause i lived in Northern California and didn’t know the scene down there at all.  shit i was shut learning what my own scene was like.  but this comp came out and it was great song after great song, and allowed me to discover so many other bands.  bands like Unwritten Law.

Punk Sucks by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

So i went out and bought this debut album form this band, and it was really good.  at the time it was some of th best solid pop punk i had heard in a long time. it was punk and still had lots of harmonies.  to me it was as if Pennywise was less bro and more eMO. the album got a lot of play from me.  then a long pause came and the band put a new CD that didn’t capture any of the energy of the debut.  not even close.  then late they just seemed to dwindle and dwindle and i don’t hear much from them anymore. but man this first album was good. Unwritten Law by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

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