Primera Cosa: I’ve mentioned this before and I know that anyone that has ever been to Madrid knows that The Ramones t-shirt is something mythic, legendary, or should I say essential to everyone’s wardrobe. At any given moment you could run into a group of people and I guarantee that at least one person will be wearing a Ramones shirt. It’s the one article of clothing that business executives to street thugs, from high-school nerds to all-star soccer players all wear. According an article (read the full story here),
“Setting aside the galling ubiquity of stands selling Ramones T-shirts, it had a lot of cool stuff, from handmade jewelry to playful dolls to bins of LP’s to change purses made of old comic strips. “
The downer to all of this is that I doubt that anyone actually listens to The Ramones.
And all of this skepticism was confirmed this week. I was discussing music with some of my students in class and I saw one child wearing a Ramones shirt. So I pointed to it and said, “Oh yeah, I really like The Ramones.” And one of the girls in my class says, “What?! That’s a band? I thought that was a brand!”
A part of me died in that moment.
Segunda Cosa: This one will really make you chuckle. I’m teaching a few sections of P.E. this year. Enough said.