[Zombies] Is this legal?

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Fri Jan 12 14:14:50 PST 2007

I think some of the issues we don't realize as consumers is that shirts are
expensive to do, you have to get a bulk number done at a time and stock
takes up a large space.  T-shirts are hard to predict: how many you need to
get for each size, etc,... and they're heavy to lug when on tour and take up
tons of space.  They might not know how much interest there would be for a
reprint of an old shirt so they have to keep designs and availability on the
more conservative side.  That said, when shirts sell out, the decision to do
old ones probably comes up again...

The interest isn't shown by how many people talk about buying shirts, but
how many people actually end up buying shirts, so if you want more shirts to
be avaialble, it helps to actually buy what's still available...

Shirts can't be sold to distributors and stores like CDs, DVDs, and records
can either.

It's a tough call.

On 1/12/07, Knavishas at aol.com <Knavishas at aol.com> wrote:
>  I've noticed, through my time on this list, that the official MBM crew
> takes notice to our gripings, wantings and concerns. If we ask for a live cd
> and dvd for long enough, well then they will provide one for us. This seems
> to be a happy system. We get what we want and they get to see us flock
> around their offerings like pigeons to bread crumbs.
> On that premise, I will say I am what I assume to still be a younger MBM
> fan, clocking in at 25 now. I became a fan ten years ago at fifteen when
> Subliminal Sandwich dropped. I bought a few of the t-shirts available in the
> day and loved them dearly. The problem with this however is that it was 1996
> and I was fifteen. See, in the nineties teenagers, no matter their meekness
> in size, thought they could fashionably wear extra-large shirts. Now in
> later and enlightened years, I realize this is in fact a falsehood that
> leaves my storage closet brimming with fancy, yet useless articles of rock
> 'n roll past.
> The tie-together of this email is me asking:
> Are the other zombies out there that would be interesting in not-so-subtly
> hinting to MBM-camp that they would like to see "retro" t-shirts
> representing the various albums and phases of the band's 20-year history and
> would the official MBM-entity want to market this desire?
> Just a thought,
> Andrew
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