Decent Community Podcast Vol. XII

Ha! Decent Community has been on a serious hiatus. We hope everyone is doing chill. We have a big announcement coming soon — so stay tuned!

You should know — we’re still into the jams and figured we’d turn a recent mix into a podcast. So here it is:

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Pretty chill mixture in here — even if a tad on the ambiguous side. But it all correllates with how we’ve been rolling over the past month or so. Give it a listen. We hope you enjoy!

DC Podcast Vol. XI

Instead of going on about what a chill and decent podcast we have this time around, I’m just gonna say… ya know… whatever. It’s your decision if you wanna jam on it.

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Seriously, it’s up to you. I understand that some people just aren’t that into music. They’d rather sit in silence and play solitaire. Hey, ya know, that’s your thing. Whatever you’re into, we respect your decision.

Interesting eBay T-Shirts

Would you buy this shirt for 29 grand?

Damn. There’s some serious shit on eBay. You can find pretty much anything you want on that piece, and decent t-shirts are no exception. Let’s examine a few t-shirts The Commuity deems “the real deal”:

Transcelestians: This badboy is quite possibly the most rare Star Wars collectible on any planet. A t-shirt made for crew when filming began for A New Hope, aka Star Wars aka Transcelestians (the working title). This is such obscure Star Wars trivia that when this working title is googled, there are no results…seriously, try it. It was once owned by Ben Burtt, the four time Academy Award winning sound technician who got Darth breathing heavy. Price: $29,000

Beatles Butcher: The true origins of this relic are unknown. Its controversial artwork is derived from the infamous Beatles Butcher album that was released in 1966 and subsequently pulled from shelves because of widespread complaints. The original banned albums are worth a small fortune and this tee is arguably even more scarce. Is it an extremely rare record store promo?  Or one of the earliest examples of bootlegging? Either way it’s a vintage artifact. Price: $20,000

Duran Duran Concert Cutoff T: This 1984 piece is from Duran Duran’s first stadium tour of the United States. A film crew led by director Russell Mulcahy followed the band closely during this tour, leading to the documentary film Sing Blue Silver and the accompanying concert film Arena. Just before making their stadium rounds, the band appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and won two Grammy awards. This t-shirt is one of the foremost relics of a special time in Duran Duran’s history. (And it’s a cutoff!) Price: $11

Allman Bros/The Band/Grateful Dead Summer Jam: This beauty is my second favorite shirt on the list (behind the Duran Duran T). Quite the Summer jam going down at Watkins Glenn in 1973! A heady time for all bands, but especially The Grateful Dead, who played their tightest/cleanest jams throughout 73-74. It’s a great looking shirt and perhaps a decent deal when compared to this other Grateful Dead T. Price: $1,500

Iron Maiden, Florida ’87 — “Vice is Nice” Tour: This 3/4 sleeve baseball style t-shirt is pretty freakin heavy. As in, heavy metal! Iron Maiden fans are known to hoard their concert t’s — but this rare find documenting their ’87 run through the Sunshine State is a true gem. Think about it — it’s 1987 and you’re in Florida on the “Vice is Nice” tour with Iron Maiden. It gets no better. Price: $950

DC Podcast Vol. X

Wazzaaa Dece lovers! We’re ecstatic to jam out the tenth edition of our podcast. The Decent Atlanta studios recently upgraded their equipment, and the result is the most professionally produced podcast yet. It’s smoother in every regard, and you’ll really notice the enhanced sound quality.

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However, we’re happy to say that all the slick production takes a backseat to the music. The tenth volume is the most cohesive podcast to date — really capturing a chill vibe that we hope will appeal to a broad audience. It’s a little less jam-heavy than usual, but I’m willing to bet that everyone will find some goods they’re really into. Seriously, we’d really appreciate you giving this a listen. One love!

Decent Links of the Week

Today we’d like to present our readers with the Decent Links of the Week to give you something to do instead of going to the convenience store for yet another bag Andy Capp’s Hot Fries.

  • New movement going on where people superimpose their scene to coincide with record covers. Pretty ill shit. 
  • One of my favorite sites on the internet, this site breakdowns Grateful Dead lyrics to the bone.
  • This website is the exact center of the internet. And in a related event, you can win the internet on this site.
  • Phish is returning, which means it’s time to brush on your drug slang for the parking lot. Visit this in depth site after you’ve done some “Bernie’s Flakes”. Then check out these pics of herbs you hope to see on tour.
  • If you’re not getting a Decent Community tattoo, these are some other options.
  • If you’re into freaking out on LSD, here’s some cool pages full of blotter paper with some cool artwork.
  • Easily the best beirut table ever made. Must cost a fortune!
  • This dude is playing a game of “knife roullette” and he fucks up pretty good.
  • A Communty reader sent in this link asking what some of these staggering statistics mean. Definitely some thought-provoking material!
  • Talk about lucky bastards!!! The mother fuckers barely escape some dangerous scenes by the skin of their teeth!

We wish everyone a very decent weekend. Tubesteak’s Super Bowl predictionDecent defense prevails and Steelers win, 31-17. But I’m pulling for the Cards!

Recommended Website

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If you haven’t already, and you’re game for a heavy dose of information and perspective, I suggest making your way over to Owsley Stanley’s homepage. In case you don’t know, the legendary Owsley Stanley was, among other things, the most famous LSD chemist the world has ever known — and in turn, one of the great purveyors of the sixties counterculture movement.

He was also the Dead’s soundman and manager for a period. On his website, you’ll find words on psychedelics, drugs and the laws that prohibit them, climate, sound, diets, music and much more. As you can probably guess, he’s got some interesting thoughts on all of this. His website is www.TheBear.org.