I guess it would come as no surprise that our brand is influenced by music. As you can tell from the background of this blog, punk/hardcore music is a big part of this brand. In particular hardcore music is what made this brand possible. I can say with no lie, Only Ones would not be around today if it were not for the positive inspirational words of hardcore bands like Bane, Have Heart, Gorilla Biscuits and more.
It's funny because just as Only Ones is coming up in the game of t-shirt dealings, as I talk about our inspiration from hardcore, brands that we look up to, Flying Coffin, TheHundreds and Johnny Cupcakes, have just released their collabs based off of hardcore subculture. I guess this comes as no surprise. The brands that I love, in some ways, are inspired by the same things I am.
There's something undeniably AMAZINGLY inspiring about the words screamed at the top of kids lungs at a hardcore show. There's been times when I felt like I wanted to quit, those days will come again too, but hardcore music has been there and will be there.
I listen to a lot of stuff though, and sporadically will post videos of songs on the blog for your enjoyment, or your dissatisfaction. The choice is yours in the end, I'm not here to please everyone. I am, however, here to please those kids that see something in our brand that I've seen in the brands that inspired me. THIS IS REALLY ALL FOR YOU...
(Please ignore the lack of "videoness" in the below "video", song is beautiful though)
(the one below is from one of the best punk band you probably never heard of, LEATHERFACE)
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.