In a bit of irony, I bought every Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave album ever released and I am a huge Tom Morello fan. One day, I ran into him and drummer Brad Wilk next door to Lemon Rags outside my favorite restaurant Teru Sushi. Being the big fan that I am, I gave Morello & Wilk the Lemon Rags exclusive “Corporate Retail Still Sucks” shirt.
A few days later, to my surprise Morello walked into the store and said:
“I wore that shirt and liked it so much I had to come in and support you”
We talked about music and the I asked him about the concert Audioslave did in my parents homeland of Cuba as he shopped around. He bought a bunch of shirts and now the musician I had supported for years was now supporting me. The really cool thing is, a few weeks later the Street Sweeper Social Club album was released and the shirts he bought at Lemon Rags were featured in press photos and even in the music video for “100 Little Curses”.
Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Morello as one of the top 25 guitarist of all time so of course I had to “fan out” for a quick second and have him and Wilk sign a Lemon Rags Tee Shirt postcard for me.
Check it out…
It always felt great when people I supported and was a big fan of would turn out and support my store.
Thanks for the memories…