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FizzyT, January 5th, 2016

conchita teeWhat brings the New Year but colds, dark mornings and a freezer full of Stilton along with some broken resolutions! Time to break out of the old yukky habits and burst into the new year loudly. Albeit belatedly.

I love this new template which has a bit of a trompe oeil effect. I was wondering about posting a picture of some intestines or something rather unsavoury, and then I saw Conchita and thought it could be the most motivating t-shirt, like ever!

Happy New Year, and let this be the one to do like the Wurst!

FizzyT, December 15th, 2015

pink-floyd-dark-side-of-the-moonMy mistake, when I saw the news this morning I thought it says Major Twin Peakes launching into space and all I could imagine was some mammoth mammary mountain reaching high into the stratosphere, Katie Price lying on her back kind of thing. But no, we’re putting a chap in space, well done us. Or rather well done Major Tim Peake, sorry about the whole name faux pas, oughtn’t really have made me snigger in the way it did, but I am quite childish.

Anyway, what with my word associations all going a little awry today, I thought a little lunar number might be make up for it. Bon voyage, Major!

FizzyT, January 2nd, 2014

It was recently revealed that Lost Prophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins has earned around £100 000 from the sale of merchandising and band royalties since his arrest last summer.

Whilst debates about art and the artist and the separation thereof have raged in the public sphere, the question ‘can you condone the art whilst vilifying the artist’ predominating, these have focussed more on past perpetrators, many dead, and surely none of whom have their own clothing range.

The question now is whether someone like Watkins should still be allowed to profit from his former career, when his victims have nothing. It also ignites the  very contentious issue regarding the responsibility of retailers in this situation. EBay selling t-shirts with Watkins’ infamous slogan ‘mega lolz’ is simply wrong. But can we delete the Lost Prophets from history entirely? Should Amanda Knox be able to write a book and live comfortably off the money because even if it’s crap, people will buy it out of curiosity? Ought we watch Polanski films? Should Nazi art, especially paintings by Hitler, be destroyed? This is the polemic which divides opinion and is far off an answer, no matter how simple it may seem on the surface.

Top of the Pops was cancelled this year in the wake of the Jimmy Saville scandal and I think therein lies the answer, or at least part of the solution. It happened, hopefully people will recover and lessons will be learnt. But to trade or revel in the misery of others, with the virtual clicking of the knitting needles like Mme Guillotine is just wrong. End of.

FizzyT, November 23rd, 2013

Radio 6’s Wear your old band t-shirt to work day has definitely hit the nostalgia spot. Fans, journos and DJs alike revel in the opportunity to dig out their most loved (and crustiest) t-shirts and wear them proudly (and in what can only be described as a best case scenario, only smelling of moth balls).

A classic idea, and surely a wonderful way to celebrate music (and washing powder). Get yours on and reminisce!


FizzyT, November 22nd, 2013

Miley Cyrus, The twerking, tongue waggling popstar formerly known as Hannah Montana is 21 tomorrow, which means she’ll be legal in the States, not that a small thing like the strong arm of the law is going to stop Cyrus is her strategically placed bid to take over the world, wiggle by shocking wiggle.

Openly enjoying the controversy she has created with the whole foam finger down the pants, furry tongue, arse in the air, straddling a giant ballbearing starkers, she has achieved the aim of being the most talked about woman on the planet, for doing not very much really.

So the smallest t-shirt we’ve got, a very Miley style vest top tee with the slogan which surely must be the best career mantra in the biz. Happy Birthday Miley!

FizzyT, November 10th, 2013

Threadless, the t-shirt design cooperative, encourages users to submit their artwork to be printed onto t-shirts. Some of the best tees around come from Threadless, and it’s always worth a browse.

This one is just fantastic; entitled Disc Jockey, it’s a wonderful image of a horse and rider jumper out of a broken vinyl record with a bit of a Doors reference. This is also available on a hoodie and it’s a great design for any die hard music fan. Love it!

FizzyT, November 7th, 2013

Pretty Green is the range of clothing started up by Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher. As far as I can see, it has a very Oasis-y feel to it; parkas and jumpers with unusual necks, pretty standard 90’s festival attire.

I do like these t-shirts, designed by Gorrilaz co founder and author/ creator of Tank Girl Jamie Hewlett. The proceeds of these tees go to the Teenage Cancer Trust and this one, featuring Paul Weller, is a great piece.

For £55, it’s at the top end of the t-shirt market anyway, but a great design and a fantastic cause. Sound, our kid!

FizzyT, October 28th, 2013

One of the most memorable soundtracks to my teenage years was The Velvet Underground and Nico with the album which will always known from my schooldays as ‘Banana’. So the news that Lou Reed has passed away aged 71, following complications from a liver transplant he had in May is hugely sad, and deserves to be marked with today’s t-shirt being the classic Warhol ‘Banana’ number.

Reed was one of the biggest influences on music today; everyone from Bowie, to REM, to the Strokes, and so many more besides. Truly a legend!


FizzyT, August 25th, 2013

Singer and style chameleon Rihanna had an enormous bad decision day and has gone for the highly questionable mullet look. Horrific in many ways, the mullet was the hairstyle that killed the 80’s. Why a revival was a good idea is anyone’s guess, but if there’s one person who has had every hairstyle under the sun (and who isn’t David Beckham) it’s Rihanna.

Here she is, in her cute John Lennon tee and shorts combo actually fair rocking the ‘do. I find this to be a huge worry as Rihanna is such a big influence on her fans that we could soon be inundated with mullets. What are we going to do?

FizzyT, August 21st, 2013

I love how Taylor Swift’s all American image has such an enormous dark side. Her American Pie uber-sweetness is nicely tinged with a ruthless songwritingy right back at you  streak. Beware all men who date la Swift and who don’t measure up. Revenge will be…er….swift!

Anyway, for those new to her charms, here is Taylor resplendent in her cheerleading outfit of red skorts and a glittering I heart LA t-shirt. Spookily she is joined by spawn of the black widow Cher Lloyd, she of X Factor fame. It’s a kind of very modern snow white and rose red. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Then turn your radio off.