Shirt: Sub Pop - I Love Payola
Brand: Oneita Power T
Source: Who doesn’t really. Payola even sounds fun. it sounds like winning the lottery, and in an old school way it might have been, depending on how poor you were.
I am very fond of this label. I have known people and worked with in some way or another with them since 1998 and not once have a ever encountered an employee there who is a dick. people hardly ever quit, they always either just got promoted or moved on to other passions in their life and that really speaks bundles for the label. I’m sure they aren’t giving away cars to keep employees there but they do dish out plenty of self respect. which to me is job requirement #1 when looking. i don’t wanna ask someone to do a job that i wouldn’t do myself. i wanna be proud of the artists i work with, even if i am not a fan of the music per-say but i want to respect them as artists at least. I want to be in great company with other people i work with, and i want to be just as inspired by each one of them as i am in the company as a whole.
Not to mention that Mark Arm from Mudhoney is the shipping Manager there so every piece of mail from Sub Pop comes shipped with his name on it.
that sounds like it impossible and it doesn’t exist, but Sub Pop is proof. Great people doing a great job with great artists all doing things they love with people they respect. thanks for being a really fucking great label for 25 years. you guys rule.
Im almost oging to go as far as saying that if you have ever met a dick there you yourself are probably a bigger dick that you think.
Some very kind words about Sub Pop from The Minor Thread. We should really reissue this shirt.
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PS: Check this vintage pic of Krist Novoselic (Nirvana):