Posts tagged shirt

Day: 1135

Shirt: Mr. T Experience - MTX Starship

Color:  Black

Brand: Cinder Block

Source: for some reason i was awaken today with this old Mr. t song stuck in my head called “fill in the Blank.”  luckily for me i had this shirt sitting on top of a pile of stuff and it was here to complete the circle for me.  i will undoubtedly go put on their album “Big Black Bugs Bleed Blue Blood,” and inevitably end up listening to the entire Mr. T Catalog.  why?  cause i can.  i encourage anyone out there who hasn’t ever discovered this band, to get a start on it.  they were a solid cornerstone to my teens and twenties.  

Fill in the Blank by The Mr. T Experience on Grooveshark

Day: 1134

Shirt: Mudhoney - Stimulates Ecstacy

Color:  White

Brand: Oneita Power T

Source: im not ashamed to admit it.  i never listened to Mudhoney that much as a kid.  I’m mean i listened to it but i didn’t hear it.  

I had records and listened to them, but much like the White Men Cant Jump scene i felt like i wasn’t HEARING Mudhoney.  i say that because when i listen to them now i enjoy it way more.  i find parts in it that are so iconic and sound masterful i can’t believe i didn’t notice them before.   It just goes to show that you can always return to music that you know is good but didn’t either gel with or appreciate as much as you could’ve.  

Respect the Mudhoney.  they are fucking good. 

Day: 1133

Shirt: Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Color:  Black

Brand: Gilden Softstyle

Source: another Band I’m really psyched on seeing at fyffest next week.  since 2008 Ty Segall has put out at least one album a year.  normally i am a fan of editing.  meaning just because you wrote a song and recorded it doesn’t make it good and you don’t have to put it out.  but Ty seems to have it in him to crank out not only many great songs, but can also make each album sound unique whether it be album collaborators like White Fence (my fav collar he has done)

TY / White Fence by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

or producers (like whomever did his new album Manipulator

which is kind of an amazing album i think.  Cause i think when you crank and write like he does you only really refine your craft.  you get more technical, more comfortable, and confident.  Manipulator to me is an album that is just telling people, oh you think i can only make a garage album..well suck on this!  its got hooks, great production the works.  it rides that fine line like i think In Utero did where it was polished but still punk with the roots fully in there and obvious.  

Luckily for me, not only is he playing fyffest but he is also doing 4 Nights at the Echo in Los angeles, where he undoubtedly could play every song he has ever written in a row.  who knows what he does.  but i bet each night will be fucking good and he will def melt some faces and blow some minds.  

and he has some great support bands, like the Zig Zags and Endless Bummer.  click the image to buy tickets if you will be in the LA area.  cause lets face it, you are dumb if you don’t.  but i mean that in a nice way…like you would kick yourself if i told you 10 years form now you could a seen him 4 nights in a row at the echo.  you low what i mean?  go buy manipulator when it comes out.  its fucking good.  Ps this is not a paid advertisement.  i just get hyped on this guy who does rad stuff.  

love me

Day: 1132
Shirt: Phoenix - It’s Never Been Like That 
Color:  Charcoal Grey
Brand: “L”
Source: I had to loose a bunch of weight before i could fit back into this shirt.  i wasn’t going to give it up i love it too much.  i will never stop going to see Phoenix.  i love them that much.  its weird how 14 years ago when i was listening to mostly punk music i gravitated towards this random french band, who until only a few years ago not many people in the US cared about.  its the one band i am really stoked for them they got huge and big and i think their shows got better because of it.  fyffest is next week and i get to see them again, i wanna say 7th time?  or maybe this will be 8.  Thats a lot for a band from Versailles France.  If you kinda like this band and have never seems em make sure you catch them while they are out this time round.  their live show is great, engaging and everyone in the crowd has the stupid grin on their face like they are having the happiest moment of the day.  very Psyched FYF put then on the bill this year.  can’t fucking wait.  

Day: 1132

Shirt: Phoenix - It’s Never Been Like That 

Color:  Charcoal Grey

Brand: “L”

Source: I had to loose a bunch of weight before i could fit back into this shirt.  i wasn’t going to give it up i love it too much.  i will never stop going to see Phoenix.  i love them that much.  its weird how 14 years ago when i was listening to mostly punk music i gravitated towards this random french band, who until only a few years ago not many people in the US cared about.  its the one band i am really stoked for them they got huge and big and i think their shows got better because of it.  fyffest is next week and i get to see them again, i wanna say 7th time?  or maybe this will be 8.  Thats a lot for a band from Versailles France.  If you kinda like this band and have never seems em make sure you catch them while they are out this time round.  their live show is great, engaging and everyone in the crowd has the stupid grin on their face like they are having the happiest moment of the day.  very Psyched FYF put then on the bill this year.  can’t fucking wait.  

Day: 1131
Shirt: Bouncing Souls - Pretty In Pink
Color:  White
Brand: Screen Stars Best
Source: I saw this in the closet today and i reached for it it made me smile.  i love it how simple it is a s a design, but knowing the bands music you know what it means to them. man Jay Adams dying today sucks, fucking remind me about how much of a loss it is that we lost John Huges so many years back.  I hate that creative pioneers die, but i love what they gave us.  it really only teaches you to enjoy today and do what ever you can.  
Jay left the best quote in skateboarding..  ”You don’t stop p skateboarding cause you got old.  You got old because you quit skateboarding.”  I feel like that applies to a lot of aspects in our life.  once you stop contributing, celebrating and do what you love, you start to die.  so to all o you still breathing out there.  keep listening, playing and going to see music.  keep skateboarding, drawing, and creating.  

Day: 1131

Shirt: Bouncing Souls - Pretty In Pink

Color:  White

Brand: Screen Stars Best

Source: I saw this in the closet today and i reached for it it made me smile.  i love it how simple it is a s a design, but knowing the bands music you know what it means to them. man Jay Adams dying today sucks, fucking remind me about how much of a loss it is that we lost John Huges so many years back.  I hate that creative pioneers die, but i love what they gave us.  it really only teaches you to enjoy today and do what ever you can.  

Jay left the best quote in skateboarding..  ”You don’t stop p skateboarding cause you got old.  You got old because you quit skateboarding.”  I feel like that applies to a lot of aspects in our life.  once you stop contributing, celebrating and do what you love, you start to die.  so to all o you still breathing out there.  keep listening, playing and going to see music.  keep skateboarding, drawing, and creating.  

Day: 1130

Shirt: Queens Of the Stone Age - Ignoring The Worlds Problems Since 1998 Tour

Color:  Black

Brand: Cygnus

Source: After this band really nailing it on Rated R only a few years later they released Songs For The Deaf, a record that was so damn good it was impossible not to like.  i feel like from song 1 it grabbed you by the face and got your attention.   Sure having Dave Grohl sit in on Drums didn’t hurt either.  but man this album is fucking good, its one of those albums that have to be listened to as loud as possible in order to get the full effect of it.  and it was just a great example of what a good songwriter and arranger Josh Homme was…er i mean IS.  I think when people Idolize Lemmy for being an embodiment of Rock N Roll i kinda laugh.  yeah that dude is punk and lives the lifestyle but i could use a few more good songs out of him first before i go putting up a statue.  

Homme is like a combination of Lemmy, Page and Elvis all rolled up into one.  the punkness of Lemmy , the swagger and song writing skills of Elvis and the chops of Jimmy Page.  i dare you to debate this.  I  feel quite certain i will buy every QOTSA album if he keep smacking them.  I haven’t heard a bad one yet..and you all know how i feel about his last album which i think is the best album he has ever made to date.   

Day: 1128
Shirt: Grandaddy - Boozy Bear
Color:  Navy Blue
Brand: Gilden Ultra Cotton
Source: having 3 broken ribs means sitting in this chair writing blog posts causes me a lot of pain.  what beings me comfort tho is listening to the music of Grandaddy. 

Day: 1128

Shirt: Grandaddy - Boozy Bear

Color:  Navy Blue

Brand: Gilden Ultra Cotton

Source: having 3 broken ribs means sitting in this chair writing blog posts causes me a lot of pain.  what beings me comfort tho is listening to the music of Grandaddy. 

Day: 1127

Shirt: Slayer - World Sacrafice Tour ‘89

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes Heavyweight

Source: Im not always in Pain, but when i am i listen to Slayer. …. that my imitation of a XX Beer commercial.  yesterday skating i for some reason slipped out on doing a cab to pivot fake on the mini ramp and my board slid right out form under me.  thus sending my ribs right to the coping…and it hurt bad.  real bad.  going to DR today so ill find out in a bit.    No body says it better than Grosso.  

Day: 1126

Shirt: the Cranberries - No Need To Argue World Tour ‘95

Color:  White

Brand: EMI

Source: people, there really is no need to argue, the Cranberries were a good band.  admit it otherwise you look like a sour pickle.  

Day: 1125

Shirt: Nirvana - Nevermind

Color:  White

Brand: Giant

Source:  i don’t have to state the obv here about what a game changer album this is.  i was a fan of Bleach when it came out, a friend of mine turned me onto it and i enjoyed it.  when this album came out i instantly repelled away from it.  the punk rock kid in me didn’t want any part of what was a massive general population favorite.  thats just who i was, i didn’t want to be part of something that was so popular. when your mom knows who the band is that is a good litmus test to prove my point.  so for the longest time i didn’t enjoy this album.  its not like i had to own it to because it was fucking being played everywhere.  you couldn’t escape it.  It wasn’t until In Utero came out and Steve Albini was involved that i gave in and went back.  but still at this point i only barely went back.  In Utero still remains to be  my favorite album to this day.  the real clincher for me for this band was the MTV unplugged session.  it wasn’t until that point that all these songs kinda fell into place for me and i was able to enjoy them on a an entirely different plane.  the Meat Puppets covers didn’t hurt either.  Then i went back to this album, soaked in all the singles and b-sides and really was able to enjoy it at this point.  

Was i late to the party? sure.  do you always have to be on time?  fuck no!  sometimes albums are like Brussel Sprouts.  unless you are ready to enjoy them, your mind will truly never let you get 100% out of them.  and how they are presented to you as well will also change your perspective.  you can have them frozen, over cooked and bland (how i view the radio and when it goes popular and broad spectrum)

Or you can have them made for you by a chef who taste you love and respect and everything they make for you is amazing.  they could cook a human arm and i would think it was delicious.  this is what i would compare to as the curated album delivery. 

they look and smell so much better.  your mind is already open to the idea.  you are faster to receive it and more limey to enjoy it right off the bat.  

I fucking hated brussel sprouts it should be noted.  but later in life i had them served to me when i had a more open mind and was more receptive.  had these been served to me when i was 18 who knows if i would have appreciated them as much. might have changed the way i ate for the rest of my life.  Or i might have just written them off and forgot about it.  

I ramble i know, but I’m saying ghee dis don’t fucking be in a rush to enjoy bands cause you think you should, cause other people are.  i often have a list of bands that id like to discover but i wanna do it when i am ready.  sometimes i will submerge myself in a bands catalog and listen for months (this is usually how shirts like Big Black get made). so enjoy stuff when you want to, not because you think you should.  and don’t be scared to go back and re-enjoy something because you dint get it the first time, i think you will find it surprising.  

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