not sure how it happened but a few years back i realized that i had built up a nice little collection of music related t-shirts. i've always loved t's with graphics of some kind so i guess it makes sense to combine both loves. the collection grows and i still look for ways to displays these on my walls. record frames are too narrow and there are acrylic frames for t's but they cost too much $$.
some of these i still wear and some i've never worn at all (due to sizing more than anything else). each one tells a story, each one brings back memories and songs to mind.
hope you enjoy them, their stories and the music i've chosen to accompany them.
what can you say? acid house (in various forms) played a major part in my life (and still does) with musical memories abundant and friendships made still in place from that time. Download Voodoo Ray
kid and candy store spring to mind when seeing this. for anyone that's been to this store. immense pleasure. i actually picked this up at a new york dolls show during sxsw in austin. great show. pretty girl handed it to me. nice memory. :) Download 07 Bad Girl
in reality this t-shirt belongs to covert curiosity as he got it from deathset when they played our showat sxsw! however, he needs to make it to ireland to come collect it so until then...! if u ever get a chance to see deathset live please go to it. energetic doesn't even come close to describe.Download 12 Impossible (Dan Deacon Remix)
djnuts from brasilintime. just loved this image. color, movement and sound all in one.
another one from our show at sxsw. from ghislain (poirier). apparently this loosely translates to 'bounce your big ass'. nuff said. Download 1-04 Blazin (DJ C Remix)
love these two t's from giant step in new york. when i first moved to the states giant step was somewhere i used to get introduced to sounds stateside and was delighted to get t's to show my appreciation of what they do.
i could only get this tshirt in a large so i've never worn it much to my sorrow. love the graphics and of course the good times sound system is a cornerstone of notting hill carnival. love it.
the oldest t in my collection. this is about 15 years old from when i managed a clothes shop in dublin. we were the distributor for grand royal good in ireland so i got the pick of the new stock when it came in. another grand royal t i got at the time has been worn to pieces with the graphics no longer visible. pity as it was a beauty. super comfortable t's. Download 01 WhatchaWant
love the colors and the great graphics. love headphones too so all good. :)
a bargain find in urban outfitters. hip-hop ain't dead of course but some would seem to think so. Download Word Play (Feat. Curren$y & Tre of UCB)(Prod. by 9th Wonder)
both t's from hype machine. they need another one as they always come up with a superb image that captures the essence of what they do. great stuff.
all school flavor from the laid back crew. top radio station. i won this in a twitter competition. chuffed to say the least. this t never fails to get a compliment when i wear it out. simple yet striking graphic.
one of my all time fave t's. love the fit, colors and graphics are just right. and of course the mpc can just do wondrous things for any beat junkies out there.
a paul frank t that is simple but nicely done showing the crossover between technology for making music. got this in the paul frank store the last time i was in vegas. Download 03 It's more fun to compute (Busy P remix)
Going to a polyphonic spree show is something of an enlightenment. visually and aurally immense. this was from a show in Stubbs in Austin when I was visiting. The visit was to figure if we could live in Austin and after just a week there i knew it could be home. managed to spend 4.5 years there after that with many great memories of that great city. this t reminds me of primal scream though. weird. Download 02 Lithium (Nirvana )
what can be said about spiritualized? wonderful,wonderful stuff. to see them live is to go to another world. got this at their 'songs in a&e' show in dublin. get goosebumps thinking about it. an amazing album. listen from start to finish in your headphones. wow. Download 11 Baby I'm Just A Fool
an institution on the austin musical landscape. waterloo has managed to survive the tide of record shop closures and continues to support music in their unique way.
not sure if you can get more texas than willie nelson. a true legend. Download 06 September Song (Album Version)