Stupid Good-Looking Guy in Office is Wearing a Bad Brains Shirt And Is a Bigger Fan Than You Are (AKA Slick One-Upper)

Costa Mesa, CA

There was tension today when chiseled, blonde, blue-eyed, Newport Beach High/USC alumni, Chase Von Gruber showed up at the monthly after work mixer wearing a Bad Brains, Youth Are Getting Restless, T-shirt.

After being greeted warmly with hugs and fist bumps from both the men and women in the office, Chase was confronted by the office punk rock historian, Jim Needlesloth.

“Nice Bad Brains shirt.”

“Thank You.  They’re one of my favorite bands.”

“Really, mine too.  Actually, that album is one of my favorites, even though it was recorded somewhere…What country…I can’t seem…”

“You mean the legendary Paradiso Theater in Amsterdam.”

“Well, I’m not sure about the theater it was in, I mean, I’m no nerd, right.  Unless it was CBGB’s, who really gives a…”

“The Paradiso is actually quite magnificent as it was originally a church in the nineteenth century until hippies began squatting in the building in 1967 and convinced the government to convert it into a youth entertainment center.  Besides Bad Brains, seminal acts like Joy Division, Nirvana, and The Rolling Stones also played there.”

“Did you know that HR had a relative in the band?”

“For sure, his brother Earl Hudson the drummer, although Earl left with HR during HR’s hiatus from the band during 1988 and again from 1991-1993.”

“Anyone can look up stupid facts on Wikipedia,” mumbled Needlesloth,  “What’s your favorite part of The Youth Are Getting Restless?”

“That’s a good question?  I would have to say the transition between the reggae Day Tripper /She’s a Rainbow—Beatles / Stone’s cover and the annihilation and fury of the start of Coptic Times.  Gets me hyped every time.”

“Who asked you, Dick.”

“It’s Chase, and you did.  I like your shirt too.  Is that a legit Supreme box logo shirt?”

“Yes.”

“I got one of those box logo shirts about fifteen years ago from one of my skater friends from New York, the late and great Harold Hunter, rest his magnificent but troubled soul.”

“Fuck you.”

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