As some of you already know, last week marked the 2nd anniversary of the death of Jay Reatard. The insensitive-rock-history part of me sometimes thinks of the big pile of records he’d have otherwise made in those 24 months, but most of the time I think about the guy his friends and family miss so much. This morning, we were given a virtual elbow in the ribs by the folks at Yellow Bird Project, who are hawking a Jay Reatard shirt to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The shirt features a Flying V w/ the Gibson logo replaced by Jay’s initials. So it’s subtle — you can buy one for someone who hated Jay and tell him or her what the deal is after they’ve been wearing the tee for a year. Thanks to Ruben Cox for the link.
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