They might be one-note wonders with nothing more than a few well-received demo tracks to their name, but I’ve been digging Sleigh Bells. As Jane Bang has found (pictured on the shirt above from T.I.T.S clothing), they’re going to make for great remix fodder.
Check out Falco’s website for more, and let me know if you think Bubblegum Sci Fi got their name from The Bubblegum Crisis. Either way, I totally think The Knight Sabers would be an equally bad-ass band or DJ name.
In the comment section of io9 a few months ago, someone suggested that t-shirts be made depicting a quote attributed to George Orwell:
“Back in the 1900s, it was a wonderful experience for a boy to discover H.G. Wells. There you were, in a world of pedants, clergymen and golfers…and here was this wonderful man who could tell you about the inhabitants of the sea, and who knew that the future was not going to be what respectable people imagined.“
Its a wonderful quote, and I completely agree with the commenter that shirts should be made, so I’m offering my design above, paraphrased from that quote (clicking on the image will give you the layered, PSD file should you wish to use it - I can’t remember where I got the template).
I’m certainly not a graphic designer, so if you make your own version, let me know in the comments or via email. It’ll probably be better than what I’ve come up with.
Keep the sci-fi dream alive, my friends…and while you’re at it, grok these future tracks:
Anna Karina was Jean-Luc Godard’s muse, his starlett and his wife. She was the main actress in most of the films he directed and this includes a couple of my favorites: Pierrot Le Fou and Alphaville.
I always thought she was hot, but I also always thought that it must have been weird for Godard to watch Jean-Paul Belmondo (possibly the coolest guy in the world) always play the romantic lead across from her.
Anyways, here are some tracks for the francophile in you:
Deejay Raph - Fuck Me I’m French (Pance Party Remix)
Like that wicked gun shirt I recently blogged about, I also picked up this Triumvir “Rome Never Fell” shirt at Capsule up in Toronto’s glamorous Yorkville region. Its black and white, and features a statue of Caesar giving the Trudeau-salute. It also fits perfectly.
To celebrate how much I like wearing it, here are some Rome-themed tracks for you.
And while we’re on the topic, let’s reminisce about the time I went as Caesar for Halloween. I was probably inspired slightly by Robert Silverberg’s Roma Eterna, a fictional story of what the world would have looked like if the Roman Empire had never fallen.
Thanks to our T-dot brethren SalaciousSound for the Violca track. They’ve got another one, and some more information on their post about Violca.
One of the reasons I started this blog in the first place was because I thought that Nineteen Ninety Never would be a kick-ass name for a line of t-shirts. I designed and actually made some of them, including the one above. It was a huge stencil, and I regret the fact that I had to abandon it in Australia.
To go with the theme and because they’re coming to Toronto this weekend, here are some absolutely deadly Fake Blood tracks:
I picked up that shirt in the above picture at Capsule (69 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto). I don’t think that a single gun is repeated on the entire shirt, but I bet that the part of you that is stoked for the G.I. Joe movie is trying to name every single one of those guns.