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Every good band you have heard has a good drummer. Drummers essentially conduct the band and hold the rhythm together. The best of them manipulate our rhythm expectations by subverting the rhythm they establish and the very best of them do this spontaneously never really playing the same thing twice. As John Hiatt has it from his song Real Man: You get no shocks from your computer program, come on and rock with a real man… Or put another way, if the rhythm is established by a computer you are not listening to a band you are listening to an bandette…
For me the best at spontaneous subversion is Ginger Baker. This while consistently being musically generous. He makes everyone he plays with play well and look better. Among my favourite pieces of his are Cyril Davies from the DJQ2O CD: Coward of the County, and We’re Going Wrong from the May 2005 Cream reunion at the Albert Hall.
The poetic part of the brief to WeAdmire’s designers quotes Goethe: What is uttered from the heart alone will win the hearts of others to your own. Essentially if the expression of admiration is authentic it will be interesting. The same can of course be said of music: authentic musical expression is compelling regardless of genre. The best musicians find commercial success because the music comes first. Because they probably get least attention this tends to be more so with drummers than otherwise. It is also a mater of fact they physically work hardest.
While great drummers make the rest of the band look good and rarely get the attention they deserve they none the less seem to get the attention they want ; by temperament they are low profile rather than cabaret, substantial rather than stylish.
Among other sources we canvassed our facebook and twitter friends for the drummers named on this t shirt. The designer of the t shirt is a drummer as well as a graphic artist. He has included a few names you’ll find t-shirts for including Cody Dickinson, Dave Growl and John Bonham.
If you want names added we will consider what you have to say, if you want the drummers’ you rate names emboldened that can be done for a fee of 2 pound (for up to ten names). Because I own the company however, Ginger Baker and Jim Keltner will always be emboldened…
These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.
The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.
The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.
These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.
These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.
The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.
The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.