Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer's Here and the Time Ain't Right...

... for dancin' in the streets.  Unless the dancin' begins sometime around 2100 hrs.  Witness:


No outdoor Happy Hour today.  Hell, no outdoor Happy Hour for the rest o' the frickin' week, from the looks o' thangs.

―:☺:―

In other news... we did the deal with Cafe Press, choosing the middle photo as the one for our tee shirt, to be silk screened on the back (of course), with a small Caddy logo on the left breast.  Well, we THOUGHT we did the deal until this morning, when we found this in our in-box:
Dear Norman E Pennington,

We regret to inform you that we are not able to fulfill your CafePress.com order at this time. Your order has been canceled because items in your order contained content which violated our Content Usage Policy (CUP). You have not been charged for this order. 
The content in question is all that Cadillac stuff, like the crest, et al.  Just as well, as I was having buyer's remorse about paying 44 gotdamned Yankee Dollars for a frickin' tee shirt.  Thanks, Cafe Press.  Srsly.

16 comments:

  1. Crafty Wanna-Be31 July, 2012 15:51

    This might be an idea. Go to Hobby Lobby or whatever craft store they have around there, and look for ink jet printer paper that is designed to be used for ironing-on your design. You'll probably need a photoshop type tool to flip the image over before printing.

    They even have decals that you can print on.

    Just an idea. Still $30 bucks, but more fun...

    http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Products/Crafts-&-Scrapbooking/Fabric-Transfers/T_Shirt-Transfer_08938.htm

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    1. Good ideer, Crafty. I might do that.

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  2. That would have to be one mighty fine t-shirt to drop that many greenbacks on. But, it would certainly be unique!

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    1. I wanted unique... and kinda-sorta subtle.

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  3. It was stinkin' hot today - even in the shade.

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    1. They've revised our forecast UP for the next few days: 106 today, 108 tomorrow. Aiiieee.

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  4. I dropped over $50 on a hoodie sweatshirt from Cafe Press and it was so worth it with the following quote from Heddy Lamar:

    I am not difficult, I am definite.

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    1. Yeah, it's the thought that counts, eh? ;-)

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  5. OT, but to return to the subj of music while my mind is still semi-sober, the amount of local musical talent in South Louisiana in general is remarkable and I was also privildged/lucky to attend college at a time when the college circuit in the days of segregation was one of the few venues where blacks could play to white paying audiences in the South, and as a result I/we got to see some pretty faboulous acts really cheaply whose contemporsry equivalents would never be available to play in such intimate settings for such low prices today. Hell, we had Slim Harpo and his band play at our fraternity Spring Formal (The Skid-Reaux Ball) my freshman year in 1963. (Can't beat that!) Today good name bands cost an arm & a leg and it's almost impossible to get them for something like a fraternity party--not onlly cost prohibitive, but the sociocultural zeitgeist is such that they won't play such venues at any price. Heh, we used to get local black bands/talent to play for 2-hr fraternity/sorority pledge exchanges on Wed night for the princely sum of $75.00!LOL. (Used to have to bail some of them out of jail just to assure their appearence, too, lol)

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  6. PS: Of course the obvious fact of the dissappearence of Jim Crow means that people like Otis, Bobby Blue, etc., and their contemporary equivalents command far higher fees and are now paid what they are worth, which is all to the good for them if they are established, but it is also the fact that it is more difficult today for beginning bands--black or white--to get a toe-hold on the bottom rungs and still make a decent full-time living out of their vocation/avocation as was done in the "bad old" days of Jim Crow. (Not that I'm selfishly pining for the return of Jim Crow just to be able to hear great musical talent cheaply--and I KNOW none of the blacks, even struggeling young musicians who might financially benefit from it one one level, would vote to do so--only to point out that almost everything in life is a double-edged sword.But that's changing too with the innertubes and YouTube whuich allows bands to market themselves and eliminate "management fees" etc. A classic example is one of my favorite bands from Bowling Green, Ky Cage the Elephant which managed to gain national airplay/prominence pretty much all on their own. Same for another fave of mine, Houston's alt bandBlue October which has est. a cult following pretty much the same way. Or even produce monster hits like local SoCal L.A. band Foster the People did with their song "Pumped Up Kicks.")

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    1. Noted, on both counts. As I said before... you had a charmed youth by bein' where you were, when you were. I could say sorta the same things, being a kid in SoCal in the early '60s, coz I got to see the Surf Wave bands (Beach Boys, Dick Dale, Surfaris) before the wave broke. Hell, the Beach Boys played high school dances in my junior year in high school, and Dick Dale had a regular gig at the old Avalon Ballroom, every weekend. We're talkin' 1961 ~ 63, here.

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    2. Yes, and those days extended into the erly 70s in the UK where British "Invasion" bands came to the US to tour and make real money but continued to play the small clubs for their fans in the UK. I once caught the KINKS at Felixstowe Pavillion@the little coastal town of Felixstowe-by-the-sea in East Anglia a few miles from base in 1970. There were about 300 people in a HS gym-sized hall w. stage with people no more than 4 deep around the stage and admission only a couple of Pounds w. beer served in the back. Hell of an experience that also..

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    3. Yes, and those days extended into the erly 70s in the UK...

      And the early '80s in the UK as well. London had a music scene that rivaled Austin's back in those days, especially when the first wave of Punk bands hit. TSMP and I were out EVERY weekend back in those days. Ah... memories!

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  7. I would venture that if you were to search hard enough you could find a copy shop with the right equipment to create your shirt.
    If the local guy here hadn't had to retire for health reasons, I could've had one made for you.

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    1. Oh, yeah, and it wouldn't have needed the hot press iron. He could've just laid it out on the pavement.

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    2. I could do the same here, too. It's HOT.

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