In our celebration of the upcoming Record Store Day 2013 on April 20th, we found this cool little item. A tote bag. But not any tote bag mind you, this one is a Mike Watt tote bag. That’s right, the coolest of the cool bass player, who cut his teeth in legendary units like The Minutemen and Firehose, who currently plays with the latest incarnation of Iggy Pop’s Stooges, and who has spread his talents far and wide as a session man all over the musical landscape now has an accessory for women AND men alike…although some alpha males might not have the nerve to see it that way.
The tote bag, which is an exclusive offering from the official Record Store Day website, is done up in simple stark white, but the kicker is the image on it, which is a facsimile of the ad Watt had posted back in the summer of 2008, when the bass pictured on it was stolen and Watt sent out this image in hopes for its return. That bass had laid down the bottom end to a sundry amount of gigs, The Stooges’ album The Weirdness, Floored by Four’s debut record, and Watt’s first solo album, the eclectic and wonderfully quirky named Ball Hog or Tug Boat.
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While the bag might be useful for say shopping at those great gourmet supermarkets like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, they also can transcend the obvious hipster usages. They can also hold up to 20 copies of vinyl. The bag is sized perfectly for touting those black circles of wax along to a party or a small gathering. But ultimately, to the owner of the item, the possibilities are endless: take it to a beach or a picnic, an all day outdoor concert, or on a road trip — either way, one’s coolness quotient will increase with ownership and showing off this snazzy item.
Our own Empress Eve has gone absolutely gaga with extreme delight once she laid her eyes on this one, folks. She loves tote bags, bass guitars (she plays a mean 4 string!), and Mike Watt, so the triad of having something showcase ALL THREE of her fetishes for this stuff here made acquiring this an absolute no-brainer! In fact, she was originally going to pen this article, but she graciously asked me because she was too busy purchasing the bag, which she mentions, she’ll be gladly Instagramming when it arrives.
Don’t miss out, get yours too. It’s a great unique accessory and collectible! And it makes a perfect item to carry all those cool items you’ll be picking up when the 6th Annual National Record Day comes our way, on April 20th.
Check here for all the details and ordering information on the Mike Watt Tote Bag, as well as other tote bags featuring Nirvana and Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag.