365 T-shirts - the reasoning

This blog should be sub-titled: a journal of my life in geek.

I get my geek on with things about which I am geeky: comic books, Baseball, Ultimate, science fiction, my favorite bands, books I have read and loved, and Jungian psychology to name some of the most frequently traversed subjects.

I began this project simply as a way to count my T-shirts. I own a lot of T-shirts. But how many do I have? Do I have 365? We shall find out.

When I started this blog, I thought about how each T-shirt means something to me. I bought it for a reason, after all. I set myself the task to post an entry about a new T-shirt every day as a way to simply write something every day, a warm up for writing fiction, which is my passion. Writing is like exercise. Warm ups are good for exercise. But after completing a month of blogging about T-shirts, I have learned that this blog serves as a journal; it documents my life in geek, sort of a tour of my interests in pop culture. The blog serves as a tool for self-inventory, for assessment and analysis of self and the origins of self, for stepping through the process of individuation in catalogues, lists, and ranks.

The blog also made me aware that I have some serious gaps in my T-shirt ownership, and I am in the process of collecting some new T-shirts for several of the great popular culture icons that I truly love. Stay tuned.

I was also a bit surprised that people checked out my blog and continue to check it, read it, and even comment on it. I am very appreciative of this readership. Please feel free to share your thoughts in my comments section. I will respond.

Also, please note that I have moved the original introductory text to the side bar. And now, I present to you the most recent entry of 365 T-shirts: a journal of my life in geek. Thank you for reading.
(Second Update - 1310.24. First Update - 1306.05 Originally Posted - 1304.25.)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

T-shirt #262 - Feist

T-shirt #262 - Feist

I have been trying not to repeat types of shirts, subject matter, two days in a row. This is difficult to do with the sheer number of comic book shirts I own. But I am resorting to another music shirt, a second day in a row, because I am putting off the entry I had planned for today as I am not done writing it yet. I have been planning this entry since JULY, so it's a long time in the making. I want it to be good. And it's not ready.

Also, given the girth of the entire I had planned for today, I did not think I could sneak in more comic book content, which I plan to do.

What's interesting is that this may be the first time period in which I featured three music shirts within seven days of each other. Okay, I quick revealed that this is not totally true. But it is unusual for me to feature music three time in seven days. I tend to spread out my music more often.

I wanted a quickie when I decided to run forward with the entry I had planned. I do not have much to say about Feist that cannot be carried by a handful of videos I will share.

I have actually seen Feist twice in concert, once at the Filmore in Detroit, when she actually had to tell the audience to shush, which is something I had seen Natalie Merchant do as she started to play "Verdi Cries" in concert. The other time I saw Feist was at the Michigan Theatre, which was a much better show as it was not like she was playing in a large bar with a stage in it. Everyone was seated and ready to listen to her concert.

I discovered Feist in one of those happy accidents of serendipity. I was at an event for the People's Food Co-op and the facilitator was playing her music. I asked what that divine sound was and thus I discovered Feist, glorious Leslie Feist.


Speaking for myself, there is a hypnotic effect to listening to Feist, which makes it easy to listen over and over. I like that her music is classified as "Baroque Pop."

For those who don't know, Feist had fronted an indie band called Broken Social Scene. She is from Canada.

Feist also performed in The Muppets, the movie with Jaosn Segel and Amy Adams, which is awesome if only by itself.

I wrote much of this text yesterday, Saturday. I just returned home from playing a Pathfinder (D&D) adventure of WE BE GOBLINS in which I was Chuffy Lickwound seen in the picture below. Very fun. We killed lots of things, the biggest of which was a spellcasting Ogre.

Here's my character sheet and my goblin miniature painted ans gifted for me by Randall Davis. Thanks Randall!!

"Chuffy's face may make you sick,
But Chuffy's knife is awful quick!"

I do like to share pages from my ticket book. So here's one such page.

I had to return to Fanfare Saturday as some of the comics for 1312.04 did not come in until the next day, and this was my first opportunity to return.

So here's my updated list from this week's comics with the new comics in bold. Plus there were two special purchases as noted.

Since I had already read the first four comics in the list, obviously, these cannot be ranked among the top four. Only the X-Men comic had a shot to rank high, and at best, I would have ranked it fourth. I will rank it fifth, so that it's my next read.

COMICS FOR 1312.04

Inhumanity #001
Velvet #2
Green Arrow #26
Guardians of the Galaxy #009
Amazing X-Men #002
The Superior Spider-Man #023
Young Avengers #013
Iron Man #019
Action Comics: Superman #26
Daredevil: Dark Knights #007
Fearless Defenders #012
Batman: Detective Comics #26
Earth Two #18
Green Lantern #26
Secret Avengers  #012
Indestructible Hulk Annual  #001
The Amazing Spider-Man #700.1


Great Pacific #12
Fairest #21
Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand  #002
God is Dead #4
Trillium #5


East of West - volume one

Mister Miracle T-shirt (another preview of a future shirt, and I learned some fun facts about Jim Steranko related to this character).


Enjoy a boon of Feist goodness for your Sunday evening. I strongly recommend that if you have never listened to Feist that you check out these videos. If you do know Feist's music, you will enjoy these videos even more.

Feist - The Bad In Each Other

Feist - I Feel It All

Feist - Graveyard

Feist - Gatekeeper (Live At The Rehersal Hall)

Feist - Sea Lion Woman

Feist - 1234

Feist Let It Die Live Montreal 2012 HD 1080P

COUNTDOWN TO THE END OF THE BLOG YEAR - 103 shirts remaining

- chris tower - 1312.08 - 19:16