D.I.Y band shirts and the Disco life style

Want a band t shirt but can’t afford those expensive $20 and $30 ones? A simple and cheap way to make awesome shirts is iron-on transfer sheets! Just go to your Wal-mart in the crafts section (or order ones online.) If you’re going to do this on a light t-shirt, get transfer paper for “light fabric.” If you’re doing it on a dark t-shirt get transfer paper for “dark fabric”. Find the image(s) you want and print them on your transfer sheet. If there’s whiteness around the photos, cut it off.  For the light fabric transfers, reverse the photo before you print it and then iron it on the shirt with the protective cover over it. For the dark fabric transfers, print it exactly how it is and just put the protective cover sheet over the picture and iron it over for about one minute to make sure it sticks to the shirt. Here’s a Depeche Mode shirt I did a while back.
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Now here is where i messed up and now know. When it comes to washing these, it’s best to hand wash them gently inside out. I was careless and threw mine in the washer and it got a little ruined. I’ll post the better recent ones soon. With the proper care it can really turn out good.

Now to get a little off topic. I’ve been obsessed with disco music for the past half year. It all started when I saw the movie Saturday Night Fever
Instantly I fell in love with the A+ sound track and the fashion (that I’m heavily inspired by.) This film is perfect for capturing the time period of the late 70s. Often It’s brushed over as a silly dance movie but it’s SO MUCH MORE. A young and beautiful John Travolta plays Tony Manero, a troubled and prejudiced youth that finds comfort in going to the disco every night. Many soundtracks are based off the film but in this case the film is based off the soundtrack and could tell the story without the film. It’s easily my favorite film. Other great movies about Disco are Roller Boogie (Linda Blair is in it too c’mon now), The Secret Disco Revolution (couldn’t find the full movie online but it’s on Netflix), and Xanadu.     Where do you start music wise? Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack , The Best Of Donna Summer, But For The Grace Of God Go I by Machine, I Want Your Love – Chic. Want even more?? Here’s some Italo-disco! I Wanna Be Your Lover – La Bionda, Looking Through The Night – Art of Love, Take A Chance – Mr. Flagio, (Daft Punk anyone?), and Slice Me Nice – Fancy. Italo-disco is mostly 80s futuristic European Disco. You won’t believe that all of this stuff came out thirty years ago. Though, it’s still big in Europe today. What’s modern disco called? Is Disco still alive? Yes and It’s back with a vengeance! It’s called Nu-disco and the best example I can give you is Daft Punk’s recent album Random Access Memories.  Disco is fun, carefree, magical music and it’ll change your life if you let it. Now go forth and get educated.


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