I got this one at 6 Dollar Shirts (http://www.6dollarshirts.com/t-shirts, http://6dollarshirts.com/t-shirts/Volume-11-p-11201.html) and it’s a reference one of my favorite movies of all time: This Is Spinal Tap.
Here are some Spinal Tap fun facts:
- I think I watched Spinal Tap about 394 times the summer I was sick with cancer.
- Christopher Guest, who plays Nigel Tufnel in the movie, went on to direct four more Mockumentaries (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration)
- My friend Mike’s Band Nigels 11 (http://www.nigels11.com) is a reference to the same scene this shirt references
- You can see my Nigels 11 T-shirt blog here: http://davestshirts.blogspot.com/2010/01/t-shirt-28-nigels-11.html
- Spinal Tap appeared on the Simpsons in April of 1992 (weeks after I was diagnosed with a brain tumor)
- Even though Spinal Tap came out in 1984, there is a Spinal Tap fan page: http://www.spinaltapfan.com/index.html
- Most of the movie was ad-libbed
- All of the songs were written and performed by the actors
- Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Fran Drescher, Dana Carvey, Paul Shaffer, Anjelica Huston, and Fred Willard all appear in the film
- If you haven’t seen this movie, you should!
Here are the “Goes to 11” scene, one of my favorite scenes when Nigel is playing the piano, and a “funny bits” compilation I found on YouTube…enjoy!