T-Shirts available soon!

Posted: May 28, 2012 in 21st Century

We’re excitedly counting down the days until our CD release party in July — if the response and the demographics involved is any indication, it looks like this is going to be a reunion of old friends more than anything else! Like any self-respecting 21st Century rock band, we are going to have a merchandise table at this show, and the above photo shows one of the items that will be available for sale. We had considered walkers, canes, recliners, golf bags and toilet seats with our photos on them (that’s right, so that you can sit on my face!), as well as bottle openers and assorted “herbal paraphernalia” for your smoking pleasure — but we have settled on t-shirts and CDs.

At the Vancouver 80s Rock Reunion, Barry Samuels reminded me that CDs have gone the way of the dinosaur & are now virtually obsolete what with the established practice of downloading mp3s from the Internet. However, I pointed out to him that the majority of our so-called fan base is of “a certain age” and would prefer a physical CD that you can hold in your hand & read at your leisure. What do you think, gang? A souvenir on your living room shelf, rather than a damned sound file on your computer? Now of course, for the technologically-inclined, downloads will positively be available here and on our Official Website, but tangible goods are certainly our priority.

And speaking of good old capitalistic merchandise, rumour has it that actual Sparkling Apple t-shirts will be once again on sale, after an absence of thirty years. You can get them at the CD Release Party as well as upcoming shows, but a Sparkling Apple Store will soon be set up so that you can order crap online for a low low price while quantities last. Apple Swag!

That’s right, ” toll-free, bite-sized, ready-to-wear and comes in all sizes. A fully-equipped, factory-authorized, hospital-tested, clinically-proven, scientifically- formulated medical miracle. Pre-washed, pre-cooked, pre-heated, pre-screened, pre-approved, pre-packaged, post-dated, freeze-dried, double-wrapped, vacuum-packed with an unlimited broadband capacity” (George Carlin)

Art models one of our 1977 Sparkling Apple t-shirts. Anyone still have one of these?

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