Chris-Shary

—- SEPTEMBER 1st & 2nd —-

The above design is another example of the limited edition merch that will be available only at the Festival.  This design is by the renowned Chris Shary!

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Also 100 of these Jay Howell prints will be available along with a hand full of the same design on shirts.  Get em while they last. very Exciting.
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Click on any of the above pictures for Ticket links.

Day: 1000!
Shirt: Descendents - Nerds Invade Long Beach 2011
Color:  Light Blue
Brand: Gilden Heavy Cotton

Source:  Boom so i did it, 1,000!  no big deal right?  almost 3 years of not wearing the same shirt twice.  why?  cause i could i suppose.  there is that part of me that is an archivist and thinks somewhere somehow this site will be a useful reference for some drunken bar argument out there about how many color ways the ALL Forknife shirt came in (the answer is 2 btw).  So yeah.  It started with ALL, so but all means 1000 should be Descendents.  I know its not uber dance, rare or mind blowing, but like i have said on here before, I’m not here to blow your mind. I Just wanna do my thing and if you come along for the ride more power to you.  Happy to have you along.  It’s just that i have been listening to Descendents / ALL since i was 16.  they mean a lot to me.  the highs, the lows.  Ive met friends because of them, I’ve broken up with friends to them.  Ive followed them to MO, and the CO (in my mind) listed and bought every record they have ever made, every comp they were on, every song. I can truly say in a not staler sounding voice.  I really embrace them.  they are more part of my life than most of my family.  thats weird to say, but true.  

So to say i feel like i have gotten a lot from them is an understatement. 

I mean c'mon how many bands do you know were around in 1979 still touring today and writing new songs (that are good) and span a generation of music lovers.  Not many, id venture to say that you can count them on one hand.  

Anyways. I did 1000 days.  now what , who cares really?  i dunno.  from here on out i am def stopping the writing process (I know i said that at 500, but this time i mean it), Its hard. trying not to be redundant etc.. its time consuming.  but i might still keep the Instagram up.  Im almost convinced anyways that no one on Instagram knows about the blog and vice versa.  so yeah as for these lengthy winded posts you can put a fork in them they are done.  it was nice chatting with you n stuff. 

Keep enjoying and supporting music and the bands you love.  and if you see me out don’t be scared to say hello and get nerdy about shirts with me.  i may look like I’m mean but i am as nerdy and dirty as the rest of you.  

What’s that you say? You wonder what “bonus” you might score by ordering the VANNEN x DESCENDENTS TIMEAGE watch… How about an original hand-drawn, pen and ink piece from Chris Shary!!!!! “Timeage” goes on sale this Friday, Sept 28th at 9am PDT only at vannenwatches.com, descendentsonline.com and kingsroadmerch.com.

Full Timeage reveal going down tomorrow. Stay tuned for more info.

Since the Descendents are playing Coachella this year we decided to create “Coffee Time”, a limited edition Descendents watch available only at the Coachella boutique during Weekend 1 (April 12-14) and Weekend 2 (April 19-21) of the 2013 Coachella Music & Arts Festival. 

Available for only $60 each, the Descendents “Coffee Time” watch features artwork by Chris Shary and is limited to only 150 pieces per weekend. Each box comes signed by Chris, and one lucky box contains an original Chris Shary drawing.

Be sure to follow Vannen on Facebook and Twitter for updates leading up to the full reveal on April 8th.

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Day: 1077

Shirt: Descendents - Caffeine Nation Tour ‘97

Color:  Maroon

Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Heavy

Source:  For some reason i won’t go into i found my self yesterday at the the Warped Tour, or is it Warp Tour?  i wanna say i always say Warp Tour but it really is Warped Tour.  I’ve said it before and i ll say it again how much i dislike festivals, and this one is no exception.  except this one had not one single band i was interested in seeing.  a lineup completely devoid of one good band i wasted to see with the exception of “Teenage Bottlerocket” whom i had seen already and they played way too early so it wasn’t an option.  Linkin Park played a surprise show yesterday too, only to see the surprised look on my face as “who gives a shit.”

That either says something about me and my taste in music or the state of music affairs out today.  you make the call.  

So i decided to wear this shirt. the year that Descendents reformed and played Warped Tour.  i saw it at Boreal Ski grounds in Northern California. it was still horrible then but one of my favorite bands of all time was reforming and this was the first time i was going to see them and i would stood in a field with 5Billion people.  it was so many years in the waiting for me.  BONUS there was totally other bands i liked that were playing too. It was also the last Warped tour i would ever attend as a fan.  here are some of the highlights of bands below.  mind you i cut out all the medico shit and horrible bands but left Limp Bizkit for good measure to show you how horrible it can be but cut out Sugar Ray.