Nasty Move | Knocking-Off Nat.

It’s been announced that Charlie Sheen is launching his own clothing line based on the “style” of his character on Two and a Half Men.  Way to strike while the iron is hot!  I think most of the world has moved on–aside from a few guys in Clifton, NJ.  Besides, that line already exists–Nat Nast (you may have also noticed their signature retro shirts on The Sopranos and Friends).  I think it’s a pretty nasty move.  Not only does Charlie fail to openly acknowledge the brand largely responsible for the past success of his character’s look on the show, but now he’s going to line his pockets by knocking them off?  Classy move.  

I really hope I’ve got this story completely wrong, and that Nat Nast is actually involved in the deal– but unfortunately I haven’t heard their name mentioned once. 

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BUDDY HOLLY | ROCK & ROLL PIONEER

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It was over fifty years ago– February 3, 1959, that the chartered plane carrying singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, fell out of the sky and rock ‘n’ roll was forever changed.  Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.”  His works and innovations were copied by his contemporaries and later musicians, notably The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and exerted a profound influence on popular music.  In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Holly #13 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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THE LIZARD KING & THE LEGEND OF HIS LOST SHELBY GT500

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I have always wanted to know more about Morrison’s ’67 Shelby Mustang GT500 and why we never hear so much as a peep about it.  Shouldn’t it be the prize of someone’s car collection?  I went in search of the story behind the legend’s mysterious car and found Bret Matteson had done some digging–

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Rumor had it that Electra Records bought Jim Morrison a night mist blue ’67 Shelby Mustang GT500 as a present for the release of the album “The Doors.”  Morrison had a reputation for trashing everything he touched, and true to form the GT500 sat on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles just waiting for something bad to happen– and unfortunaely, it did.
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