t-shirt friday

This is one of the few t-shirts I wear with something written on it. I have some others but don’t wear them. Fat people, especially women with a large “verandah”, just can’t carry off a shirt with writing all over it.

I bought the shirt at the last Fred Eaglesmith show I went to. It’s for his song “White Rose” which laments the passing of the old White Rose filling stations. Toby Keith (spit… spit…) covered the song (not well) and a lot of people think the song was written by him… Why an American “spandex country” singer would write a song about the demise of a chain of Canadian gas stations, is something I guess they don’t wonder.

I am hoping to head off to Vankleek Hill on Sunday and see about getting a Beau’s Lug*Tread shirt.

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  1. June 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

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  3. nursemyra said,

    June 27, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Nice Tee. I listened to 3 of the songs too.

    Do you like Tom Wait’s “Burma Shave”?

    • mudhooks said,

      June 27, 2009 at 5:46 am

      I love ANYTHING by Tom Waits!

      Fred is great on stage. And hilarious but doesn’t like when people answer back from the audience. Not afraid to embarrass them and always does. My friends in the band introduced me to his music and I have been a fan ever since.

      I would KILL, though, to see Tom Waits in concert.

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  5. sledpress said,

    June 27, 2009 at 3:20 am

    There’s something about the memory of long gone filling station chains that does get to you, even if I’ve never heard this particular song.

    I grew up with Esso and Cities Service and Philips 66. One of the watersheds between generations is the people who remember the sound of that “ching!” when you rolled over the hose on the station plaza that told an attendant someone was waiting at the pump.

    • mudhooks said,

      June 27, 2009 at 5:43 am

      And the little coloured balls in the glass dome on the pump that told you that the gas was moving.

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