Thursday, July 24, 2008

T-Shirt Wars

In the office to my left is Nick Gill, huge music fan, often wears cool band T-shirts.

Opposite me is Scowling A.D., another muso, wears almost nothing but cool band T-shirts.

Yeah well guess what, I'm fighting back.

32 comments:

Ewarwoowar said...

I like it. I like it. I like it. I like it. I li-li-li-like it.

Paul said...

I really hate 'trendy' retro bollocks like that. Especially when it comes from old gits like you.

Anonymous said...

@ Paul

You are a twat.

@ Scamp

Great shirt!

Jon said...

I have a Beach Boys one you can borrow. Only borrow though, I like it too much. You'll also have to wash it before you give it back.

Scamp said...

Come on, Paul. I hardly think Quo is retro. They're still going, you know.

Paul said...

If you're genuinely a Quo fan, great, good on you. But I'm guessing you're not. Why? Because they're shite - despite a small handful of cracking singles.

john woods said...

The Thick Of It

Hugh - I don't want to think this because I know they think we think this but why do they always wear clothing with writing on them and why are they so fucking fat?

Glen - …and stupid!

Anonymous said...

geek!

Scamp said...

Paul, you've got me worried now. I already knew that irony doesn't come across on the internet. Do I now have to asssume it doesn't come across on T-shirts either? If that is the case, it means a major wardrobe re-assessment for me.

deXerebrado said...

Band T-shirt i really like them... Scamp you should upload some more pic's...

Anonymous said...

Status Quo. you know they hadn't a clue what it meant when they came up with the the name. but at least your shirt features the classic lineup; rossi/parfitt/lancaster/coughlin

still, not as cool as my Alex Higgins tee. or my Sid James. now there's a classic!

Anonymous said...

Wearing a Quo T Shirt is easy...if you really want to be ironic you should wear a leather waist coat and marble wash jeans with it.

Then, for maxed-out irony, hook your thumbs in your waistcoat's arm-holes, bend forward at the waist and swing your shoulders from left to right shouting to everyone that you're doing the "Quo Boogie".

Anonymous said...

At what point does a band/cultural icon go from being crap, to ironically crap and therefore suitably cool to adorn an ironic T-shirt?...name some bands/cultural icons at the very point of transition...

Sell! Sell! said...
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Sell! Sell! said...

@anon 11:22pm - that's not irony, just one of the coolest freakin dances ever created. Rock'n'Roll!!
(that's two exclamation marks, any more than rwo is ironic)

Phil said...

I once walked straight into Rick Parfitt while heading for the gents at the crappy Thameside Inn in London Bridge. It was an awkward moment - he had obviously been "refreshing" himself and seemed a little tense...

Anonymous said...

rick parfitt on coke. Lovely. Just those four words would make a great T-shirt actually.

Shane said...

Hey Scamp, Check out www.rumplo.com

It's the ultimate resource for the coolest T-shirts.

rhayter said...

Two of my brothers are actually old enough to remember The Quo from when they were popular, not merely ironically revered for crapness. When does the switch happen? And how does it get switched? Some kind of collective consciousness: the "Zeitgeist"? I sense another book by Malcolm Gladwell: "The Ironic See-Saw: from mass popularity to retro kitsch in 15 years"

Anonymous said...

Not cool. not cool. Plain white is fine. that is definitely not!

the golden oracle of truth said...

What's an ironic see-saw?

I think it would have to stay still or move from side to side but through an unintended action that led from its intended action.

Quite an ask.

Gordon Comstock said...

Yeah, irony is pretty 90s Scamp.

Has anyone watched the intro to The Word recently? It'll make you feel weird:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGnt5uIyqB0

Anonymous said...

This sites a good-un

http://www.wornfree.com/

Anonymous said...

bored now, can we talk about advertising, or those twatty juniors at fallon or something?

Anonymous said...

Remember this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsajAFFxReA

Anonymous said...

OK. Advertising. I found the answer to forging a successful career in advertising in one of the Sunday newspapers. Some author who's name I forget said,

"Sincerity is the key to success. If you can fake sincerity you'll go far."

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johnny cum lately said...

I've just found out that the statement:

"There's no right or wrong in advertising"

Is completely untrue.

The creatives are right, the planners are wrong.

Anonymous said...

this is what you must call a slow news day

Anonymous said...

I own a T-shirt that says: I LISTEN TO BANDS THAT DON'T EVEN EXIST.

I never wear it.

Anonymous said...

...everyone must of left for the weekend
it's very quiet in here.

Anonymous said...

Wearing T-shirts with a 'witty' print is the most soul bearing practise you can enter into.
In doing so you are saying ' this is what i think is funny', 'look how funny and witty I am'.
In short, unless you have the world's most muthatfuckingly hysterical t-shirts that leave people blown away by your sharp and original wit.....steer clear of them. Especially if you're over the age of 19.