I used to be really into designing t-shirts. I’d spend a morning sketching the design then (lacking a scanner), I’d take a picture with a digital camera and edit the image in photo shop. Next, I’d print it out on thick paper, cut that into a stencil and paint it onto shirts with a roller brush. It was a pretty labor intensive process, and some of those designs never actually made it into shirt form.
Fortunately, my girl got one actually printed on a shirt for me after snagging the design off of an earlier post I wrote (that’s her sexy ass modeling it above).
Expect more t-shirt designs, both new and from the archives here soon on 199X.
Finnish group I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper dropped me a couple of their eerie tracks last week, and I gave them a listen. One of the tracks was titled ‘Martin’ and it was eerier for that fact the day they sent me that track, I’d gotten into a long conversation with someone about ‘Martin,’ a 1977 film by George Romero. Watch it just for the when teenaged-Martin moves in with his uncle who greets him by saying “Nosferatu. Vampire! First I will save your soul, then I will destroy you. I will show you to your room.”
Unfortunately, the song doesn’t seem to be about that movie. Its still pretty creepy, and so is their other track, Strange Lights.
Vampires are definitely hot right now, I’ve always thought they were cool and I can’t believe it took me this long to write a vampire-themed post.
The first time I heard TiMO MAAS’ track ‘Help Me,’ I totally loved the haunting vocals. Little did I know that they were from Kellis, who also went on to do backing vocals on my favorite Andrew 3000 track, ‘Dracula’s Wedding.’
As cool as it being a vampire would be, the sleepless nights would just kill me. I mean, sure you’d be out sneaking around and sucking blood but after a while of just being up in the middle of the night you’d be bored.
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: