Three Band Shirts That I Just Bought

This post doesn’t serve much purpose other than highlighting three band shirts that I bought and am incredibly psyched to receive. Actually, I guess there is some small purpose, because sometime soon I’ll be digging through the plethora of shirts out there and picking my favorite for each (being Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan–I wanted to buy some shirts from obscure bands). I usually try to buy shirts only from bands I’ve seen in concert, but that’s not easy with these dudes,although I did see Phil Lesh and Friends at Bonnaroo and almost saw Dylan. I’ve yet to get close to seeing The Beatles though (surprise!). So yeah, here are the three I bought, and expect more detailed posts for all of them soon. Sorry that the pictures are not the greatest quality.

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Shirt

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Shirt

The Beatles (you may have seen this one before).

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I also bought a bunch of other shirts recently, including Dr. Dog (who I haven’t seen, but will be seeing in about a month), The Spinto Band, Ra Ra Riot (I have three of their shirts now!), and the Cold War Kids.

P.S. Can you tell I like tie-dye?

P.P.S. I really just wanted to post something regarding music. Be my friend on last.fm!

Heroin from Christopher Tod

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You can’t buy this shirt anymore, and I’m not sure many could have afforded it with its $89.00 price tag, but this shirt from Christopher Tod still warrants a post in my opinion. I find it really interesting how many illegal drugs were, or still are, marketed as legal pharmaceuticals. It’s kind of ridiculous in my opinion, and this shirt somewhat pokes fun at that, and rightfully so.

Commercially introduced to the world by The Bayer Company in 1898, Heroin’s debut quickly saw rise to a new “star” in the drug world – one whose fame, or infamy is beyond dispute.

Etymology: Heroin, a derivitive of Heroisch – The German word for Heroic – this was how test subjects initially reported they felt after consuming the drug.

History: Heroin’s highly distinguished profile may make this hard to fathom, but Heroin was once available over-the-counter.  From it’s introduction in 1898 until the passing of the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 Heroin as well as cocaine and opium were unregulated.

Heroin was used in common cough syrup.  As with most opioids and opiates, Heroin is an effective respiratory depressant.  It was used in the treatment of the common cold, and respiratory diseases such as; Pneumonia, Influenza, Whooping Cough, Tuberculosis, etc…  Of key importance; Antibiotics – such as Penicillin, were not available until the 1940’s – One of the aforementioned diseases could result in long-term debilitation or Death.  To suppress the body’s coughing certainly helped a patient get the rest needed for their body to do it’s own healing.  It should be noted however that opiates impair the body’s immune system.

One of the more interesting Heroin facts is that it was initially believed and advertised to be less addicting than Morphine.  Therefore, Heroin was used as a treatment for Morphine addiction, which was known to some as “Soldiers’s Disease” by the association of Morphine addicts from the Civil War.  This type of replacement therapy is akin to the current practice of prescribing Methadone as an effective narcotic replacement in Heroin addicts today.

American Apparel Delving Deeper Into the Graphic Tee World

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Cruisin’ around on Rumplo today, I noticed an all-over print t-shirt with a model that looked vaguely American Apparel ‘ish. I’m like, “nah, that can’t be American Apparel, because that’s not their style.” But then I went to the link, and I was all like, “damn, that shit is American Apparel, and I’ve never seen that before so I’m going to post it on my super sweet t-shirt blog.” So here it is. I posted it. It’s not my favorite design ever, but it’s pretty cool, and maybe they’ll keep churning out stuff that gets even cooler.

Check it out at American Apparel.

P.S. If they’ve already done something like this, don’t comment, because I don’t delete comments and it would make me look dumb.

Broadcasting Live from St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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I’m officially at college! I find this to be very, very cool. I’ll probably write more now too, as I feel sufficiently motivated. If anyone knows someone who goes to St. Mary’s be sure to let me know! (It’s a long shot as the school is kind of small, but it doesn’t hurt to try).

P.S. Being on the water is amazing, I will be posting pictures soon, even if they are not specifically t-shirt related.

Will Work For Euros from Local Celebrity

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How cool would it be to get paid in Euros? It’s unfortunate when the dollar (or random rich white men) decides to just go and tank though, especially when you spend two weeks in Europe at the beginning of summer.

Hopefully good ‘ole Washington wipes the blood of his face sometime soon and steps his game up. Until then, keep spending your shrinking cash on shirts like this from Local Celebrity. Use coupons too!

The Great Escape from Shirt Fight

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So my break for Chicago somewhat slipped into a much longer break–sorry about that. I’m back now though! Chicago was a blast in general, most especially Lollapalooza.

I really dig this shirt from Shirt Fight. There’s so much going on, and the orange looks quite cool on the blue. Also, maybe it will get people to think that possibly we should stop destroying (or burning) our forests so all the animals don’t have to go on a great escape to get away. That’d be awesome!

It’s on pre-sale for $13.00. Pick it up on American Apparel!

Chicago for 6 Days

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I’m off to Chicago for six days for Lollapalooza and some other stuff. Be back soon!

Lego Love from Design Proper

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I think this design is pretty snazzy, but man, the methodology behind the design is even cooler. Ryan, the owner, just threw a bunch of legos on the screen and then burned the image to make the design. I’ll let him describe:

Believe it or not, this T-shirt is made using legos. I randomly threw a hand full of Lego’s on the screen and burned the image. If you look closely, you can even see little Lego men (most don’t have heads…weird…). I’ve screened them in an 80’s fade that we all know and love (hot pink to yellow to green). You can enjoy it on a white, mint green, or light blue American Apparel shirt. Limited quantities for this first batch.

I think that’s damn cool. Go snag it at the Design Proper store. He prints on American Apparel.

Here are some pictures from the design process for your extra viewing pleasure:

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Series 9 Drops Over at Fullbleed

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I never have anything bad to say about Fullbleed’s releases, so I just decided to go through all the new releases, all of which are printed on American Apparel 50/50 blend shirts, and pick out my favorite, which is…Mind the Gap. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really like Fullbleed’s style. Not only do they look cool, but they just have the feeling that there’s a much deeper intellectual/philosophical meaning behind them. Hopefully that makes sense, but there is a good chance that I’ve miserably failed at trying to convey my opinions on the aforementioned style.

Below is a picture of all of Fullbleed’s new releases:

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Turn it Up! from lunchboxbrain on MySoti

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This shirt garnered a definitive chuckle from me. The text drew me immediately to that Flo Rida song (Oh hot damn, this is my jam–you know it), and obviously juxtaposing Flo Rida with the dude on the shirt makes for a funny image. I think the guy on the shirt also looks like the guy wearing the shirt in an odd way (anyone wanna back me up on that?).

You can grab this on American Apparel for $23.11 at MySoti. You can also pick a different type of blank to make it like $5 cheaper.