Saturday, April 30, 2011


Andrew VanWyngarden is the lead singer of MGMT.  He is a Memphian.  The band has gotten huge (like 20-40 million hits on their YouTube videos huge).  Last night MGMT played at Beale St. Musicfest and look at what he was wearing on stage.  CHECK MATE.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

All Heart. Grit, Grind (The Pics)

Here is a sample of the first batch of pictures that have been sent in.  If you have the shirt, take a picture wearing it and send it to us.  The more creative the better.  So far we have gotten pics taken everywhere from the Napa Valley to the hospital maternity wing.  Thank you.  Keep em comin.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I see what you did there TNT

The Tony Allen shirts have now been mentioned by ESPN, Wall St. Journal, GQ, CBS, Yahoo!, etc.  And then, there I am watching Game 1 of the playoffs and this pops up on my screen.  All Heart.  Grit, Grind indeed.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Look who is in the Wall St. Journal

Some guy on the subway in New York City was reading about Tony Allen, and got himself a dose of the show.  Watch your back Wall Street.   The article is great and my favorite part is my quotes, no really, how amazing are those quotes?  In all seriousness, big thanks for Scott Caciolla for writing this article and including me (and the shirts)...

The Most Unlikely Impact Player

Monday, April 04, 2011

Tony Allen in the studio (The Audio)

You don't have the shirt yet?  You can order the shirt here...

The Chris Vernon Show Store

The man we honor with the shirts, Tony Allen himself, came into the studio today to talk about everything.  Here is the audio if you missed it...

Friday, April 01, 2011

if you want to order the shirt and have it delivered to you...

The Chris Vernon Show Store

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley rockin the shirt...

Thank you! (and the Fox 13 story)

Thank you to all of you that have ordered Tony Allen shirts.  There will be shirts literally all over the nation soon.  I never did any of this thinking about profit.  When a shirt got sold in San Francisco, or Dallas, my thought was not "wow, I just made money" it was "wow, some guy in California is gonna be walking around town in a Tony Allen shirt".  Tony, his agent Michael Higgins, and the Grizzlies have been great to me through all of this.  I know it is how the world works, but it has made me pretty uncomfortable for so many people to call and email and tweet about going into business, or "meeting about opportunities." 

I did it because I thought Tony Allen deserved a shirt.  To be honest, I think that is why it worked.  It was all fan-driven and organic.  The shirts have brought crazy media attention to the show, and crazy attention to Tony Allen.  That is because of you.  Thank you.

The FOX 13 story on Tony Allen popularity in Memphis, the shirts, and "Salmon + Mash Potatoes" -->