“And I know it’s gonna be ok ‘Cause of course I’m gonna be out late” (Friday fun, the Donnas)

Ok, here’s a pretty pointless post just to let you know my working week is over and tonight I’m going to two gigs (I hope). First, I’m off to Kafé 44 to see Gadget and the undisputed kings of merch – Tinner!

After that, if I can find someone else who’s going, I’m going to Grundbulten to see the Unkind and Nödvärn.

Have a nice weekend! Mine will most likely suck, since I won’t get much sleep, will be hung-over and have a 4th birthday party to host on Sunday.

Shirt link of the day: CURKZ

Nothing earth shattering, just a nice, clean shirt that will soon be released by Abstruse Apparel. The more I look at it, the more I like it. I think you have to be a lot skinnier than me to be able to look good in it though, so if you are a malnourished fashionista,  get it here.

Die Yuppie Scum!

This is a wanted-ad, ok? I want the shirt to the left in this picture:

The one on the right isn’t all that easy to find either, and as much as I despise ‘Hipsters’, I just can’t bring myself to publicly announce it – it goes without saying, doesn’t it? It’s like wearing a ‘Die, child molesting scum’ shirt, where’s the fun in that? Yuppies on the other hand – there’s a problem people seem to have forgotten about, much like nukes and the ozone layer (well, the ozone layer has gotten better, but nukes and yuppies are still a problem, even though we don’t call them yuppies anymore). Anyway, I digress…

I think this shirt was made by Urban Outfitters (at least the hipster version was), which I gather is somewhat of a yuppie brand and oh, the irony and all that but I don’t care – I just want the shirt. Find it for me. Please?

…and no, I don’t want the home-made variety that’s available on eBay. The real thing or nothing, that’s what I always say. Well, not always always, but sometimes.

Ghostbusters. Yes, again.

Whoa, another Ghostbusters shirt pops up and not a bad one either. Dark Bunny only makes movie related shirts and I must confess that most of their shirts don’t excite me very much, not even the few that are related to movies I actually like.

This one, however, I like. Faithful readers know I love shirts that demands a bit of knowledge to be understood and this one does not say Ghostbusters or carry any easy leads (well, maybe ‘Tobin’s spirit guide’ could be counted as easy – depends who you ask I suppose) and it’s even well designed. For those who are into that, there’s even a glow-in-the-dark edition. Get it here.

No shirt, just pantyhose

Ok, minds out of the gutter now. What I meant was that this shirt is about pantyhose, not t-shirts. Anyway, the skeleton thing is eternal, I suppose, but after noticing the skeleton hands the other day, I just wanted to post this as well.

Japan… I would love to go some day, it seems like a country brimming with weirdness (although the focus on grown women looking like little girls is a bit unsettling). My friend Indy is going there soon, I hope I can convince him to focus on shirts and bring back some nice footage for me.

A modest proposal

Somebody posted this photo somewhere yesterday (sorry, can’t remember who) and it got me thinking.

First of all, in case you don’t know, this is a shirt for the Swedish (indie) pop band bob hund (yes, it’s supposed to be all lower case), worn by some poor kid in Africa (I’m just guessing here, but that’s what it looks like, right?). Yeah, I bet some of you are thinking ‘wow, that’s a great distressed look’. I know I am.

This reminds me of a story I heard a while back, about when Sweden’s two biggest Iron Maiden fans, brothers Pelle and Erik, were watching a TV program about some tribe in the Amazon. Suddenly, a kid appears on the screen wearing an ancient Iron Maiden shirt, a shirt that would be worth hundreds of dollars, should it appear on eBay.

So, this gives me an idea. For years and years, it’s been a profitable business to vacuum thrift shops and flea markets in the u.s. for shirts with any kind of print on it (you know what I mean; Joe’s plumbing, Maple Rapids Bowling League but also Carlton Childrens Hospital and seemingly uncool stuff like that) and then sell it to fashion concious youths in Europe.

Why not do the same in Africa, but with a better selection process? Travel areas that have received disaster relief in the form of used clothing from the western world and buy all the vintage band t-shirts you can lay your hands on and flog them on eBay. It is possible that the travel and shipping expenses would eat up a large part of the profit – but at least a lot of shirts could be saved/salvaged and given a more loving and caring new home. And think of the added cool factor that the provenance would bring! “Yeah, this 80’s Winger shirt was worn by a child soldier in Sierra Leone. With the money I paid for it, he’s bought a small farm for his parents”.

I’m hoping the fact that the poor souls that would be selling these ‘vintage, distressed’ shirts would make well-needed money from this saves me from going to hell after writing this. I’m not so sure though, most likely carpet-baggery would ensue, buying valuable Rolling Stones shirts for glass beads, that’s how it usually goes.

Danzig – the BEST mistreatments of the evil midget!

Ah, Danzig! I know, I know – before he started to make sucky music, he was the singer of the almighty fucking MISFITS and he is due some respect, but there’s just something so damn funny about a guy the size of a bread box trying to come off all hard and sinister.

I know almost nothing about this shirt, except that I found it here, but to me it’s enough to know I love it, yeah? It is the second best Danzig thing where Glenn himself hasn’t been involved that I have ever seen. The best is of course the Danzig/Shakira video:

Seriously, if you haven’t seen or/and heard this one – you’re in for a treat. Go here.

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