Shoes inspired by Stephin Merritt?

Posted September 19th, 2008 by K · 7 Comments


There’s a whole line of them. WTF?! I’m so perplexed by this sort of thing. I mean, time was I loved Stephin Merritt as much as the next vaguely gay indiepop twee/twugster, but I’d be hard pressed to buy, let alone wear, shoes inspired by the man I once put on the lyrical pedestal. Tres bizarre. (via) Hat tip to Logan

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big City Sheep // Sep 20, 2008 at 8:04 am

    A plane crashed at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. One of its occupants was Travis Barker. I have no idea why I’m posting this here.

  • 2 Big City Sheep // Sep 20, 2008 at 8:10 am

    ETA: 4 were killed. 2 were injured. (Barker was one of the injured.)

  • 3 Logan K. Young // Sep 20, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    They are some spiffy lookin’ kicks, indeed. And tip of the hat to your Herr Kerry for “twugster.” I’m totally using that!

  • 4 K // Sep 21, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    I can’t take complete credit for twug. My friends Ryan and Greg came up with it one night in San Francisco (circa ’00) while we were attending an indie rock show at Bottom of the Hill. Twug was to denote someone who was more indie-rock than indie-pop (twee) but not quite punk or emo. We had very elaborately developed twug personas. San Francisco was full of them. Probably still is.

  • 5 K // Sep 21, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Big City Sheep: Saw the news. Thanks for letting us know. Are you trying to tell us we need a “tip line” or place for submissions so that random comments about immolated pop punk drummers can be shared?

  • 6 Big City Sheep // Sep 23, 2008 at 10:12 am

    “Immolated pop punk drummers…”–nice one, K.
    A tip line? I don’ t know–I was online when I heard and my first thought was Drawer B. My mind, it is warped. Six degrees of separation from Stephin Merritt to Travis Barker?

  • 7 Trott // Nov 18, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I know I’m only two months late to the party, but…

    Stephin Merritt to Travis Barker:

    Stephin Merritt and Miho Hatori on “Lindy-Lou” from Hyacinths & Thistles….

    …Miho Hatori and Tina Weymouth on “19-2000″ by Gorillaz on the self-titled album…

    …Tina Weymouth, Adrian Belew, and Brian Eno on “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)” by the Talking Heads from Remain In Light…

    …Belew and Eno on David Bowie’s “Red Sails” from Lodger…

    …Bowie with Reeves Gabrels on the Tin Machine record…

    …Reeves Gabrels with Robert Smith on “A Sign Of God” from the Orgazmo soundtrack…

    …Robert Smith on Blink-182’s “All Of This” with Travis Barker from Blink -182′ self-titled album.

    What do I win?

    http://tinyurl.com/5zeh2j (musicroutes.com for all your Six Degrees of Stephin Merritt needs)