And I thought I had too many t-shirts, band t-shirts!… but we never have enough of them right? Isaac Walter has a lot of them, hundreds of shirts and he got the idea to wear a different band t-shirt for 1,000 consecutive days. Each day he took a picture and posted it on his Tumblr with a little comment related to the band, the provenance of the shirt, and some music to go with.
The place, Minor Thread, built by ‘a band t-shirt archivist’ is a long succession of every band you can imagine, with a clear punk predominance (lots of Descendents, Black Flag, Hüsker Dü, Dinosaur Jr.,…) as Isaac’s music preferences were obviously given by the name chosen for the project. This is a lot of concerts, a lot of albums and even label-related shirts. The guy is from Los Angeles, I could tell as soon as I saw he had one shirt from Vacation Vinyl, the small independent store in Silver Lake, and who has two different shirts of FIDLAR, four shirts of OFF!, and 24 shirts of Black Flag if someone living in Los Angeles?
The picture above shows Isaac and the 1000 shirts, but he is pushing the project further, and the last entry (a funny one from The Soft Pack) had the hashtag 1,005… How far can he go?
I was curious about the Minor Threat reference, as the band visibly inspired the title of the Tumblr. This isn’t the band the most represented shirt-wise but this is what Isaac Walter had to say about the iconic DC punk band:
‘ It really always comes back to this band. and if i have my way always will. people talk about the Beatles changing music and shit, but fucking Minor Threat changed the content of music. It wasn’t about drugs, love and booze, it was about change and awareness. Monumental if you ask me. and really doesn’t get the coverage it deserves outside of a punk rock circle. It is one of the greatest things to happen to the musical landscape. so much unfolded out of it. amazing. thats really it.
Then go on and make a less politely charged but more of a musical masterpiece like Fugazi is just nuts. i woulda bronzed my hands and left it at that. is there an Ian McKaye statue yet? if not…we should think about that. I’d prefer if it was erected while he was alive that after he passes so we can enjoy it with happiness rather than remorse and sadness.’
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