Post Number 1!

My First “Cool Shirt Guy” WordPress Blog Post (Jawn)

If you’re reading this, you probably know me or at least the t-shirts I wear often, and you may be thinking, “Wow, it took you long enough.” I’d have to agree with you. But there’s no time better than the present to get a blog going about some of the cool t-shirts I find myself wearing from time to time.

The ground rules for the uninitiated:
1) All shirts are free of profanity.
2) All shirts generally refrain from overly politicized and/or divisive issues. (There are enough blogs that deal with that subject matter already).
3) These are all shirts I presently own, and are part of my personal collection, although this may change later.

And that’s about it. As I become more acclimated with this medium, I’m hoping to provide you all with some fun, cool, and entertaining content.

That’s all for now. Let’s enjoy the ride.

-The Cool Shirt Guy

Give Me Two Claps & Some Wu-Tang

Before I get this post going, let me first send my thoughts, prayers, and well wishes to Ric Flair and his family. Ric Flair was hospitalized this week, and there are many reports and speculations about his health and condition. None the less, I’m hoping he has a full recovery and is back to dead-lifting…

This One’s For Phife 

As I’ve stated in previous posts, like the one titled, Shirts, Rhymes, & Life; I’m an unapologetic, enthusiastic, and loyal fan of the Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest. For fans of the group in recent months and years, it’s been a period of multiple emotions. From the unbridled joy and excitement of the group…

Philadelphia City Hall

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For the Culture 

Hip-Hop To some, it’s music that’s heard on the radio. To me, it’s not only music, but a culture that has brought me together with people of similar interests from diverse backgrounds. I’ve not only enjoyed being in Hip-Hop culture, I’ve had opportunities to advance it. 10 years ago, I became part of an organization…

The Hardest Working Man in Show Business 

Nearly 11 and a half years after his passing, I still have to remind myself that James Brown is no longer with us. An entertainer and influencer until his final days, his musical DNA can still be heard in music being released today. Sampled thousands, probably tens of thousands of times, his trademark voice and…

My First Ride On the Tube

The Underground or the “tube” as it’s also referred to is one of London’s public transportation systems. Recently while traveling abroad, I got to take my first ride on one. Destination, Brixton It was a humid, but clean and quiet ride.  Not far from one of the stations was a gift shop that had a…

Summer, Summer, Summertime

Whether it’s Memorial Day, your last day of classes or the semester, your first trip of the season to the beach or the shore. Whenever this song comes on: It’s summertime. A nod to DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince this Cool Shirt Friday. -Cool Shirt Guy, driving with windows down, and signing off.

Dilla

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Everyone Has a Plan

It’s Cool Shirt Friday, and it’s always the plan to have a Cool Shirt Friday every Friday; but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. According to an interview, the t-shirt used in the image for this post doesn’t have Mike Tyson correctly quoted. According to the interview, Tyson’s actual quote was, “Everybody has a…

Virtue Recording Studios

Today’s Cool Shirt Friday comes with a Philly history lesson. Virtue Recording Studios was one of Philadelphia’s most renowned studios (located at Broad St & Cecil B. Moore Avenue) before closing its doors back in the 80s. It was there where “Hey There Lonely Girl” was originally recorded: A graduate of Overbrook High School and…

Shirts of Rage

This Cool Shirt Friday is a bit of a nostalgic one for me. My first childhood video game system was the Sega Genesis. While most associate Sonic the Hedgehog as the iconic character and franchise of the system; for me, it was undeniably Streets of Rage. One of Sega’s big selling points was that it…

The People’s Champion

This Cool Shirt Friday is a shout to the most electrifying man in sports all of entertainment, The Rock. Here’s a fun fact. The Rock actually nicknamed himself “The People’s Champion” as an homage to the late great Muhammad Ali. While they may not have all been full-time years with the WWE/WWF; here’s to an entertaining,…