Could the world be any cooler of a place now that @rdjass is in my life? The answer is a simple resounding, “NO!”. Don’t believe me, well I have a collection of artistic interpretations gifted to me, of myself, to prove it, and all thanks to this girl, I have an original copy of Metallica’s “Kill’em All”, that quite frankly, she didn’t HAVE to give me. It seems like forever ago that I was the “#hottopicguy” starting a new job at Greece Ridge Mall, lonely as hell, with no idea how anyone would accept this graduated mall rat, but there she was, ready to listen to me rant about mall life and draw really insanely rad-tastic pictures of me. It was then that I knew you were meant to be in my life, FOR LIFE. You’re stuck with me Morgan, through thick, thin and any distance that time may put between us. Life puts it to us simply sometimes, and life brought us here. What could be better? You’re truly one of the most creative, talented people I know and you’re meant for great things, so keep being just who you are. #roc #rochester #rochesterny #reallife #truth #thankyou #photograph #photo #photoop #selfie #friends #friendsforever #friendstiltheend #happy #houseofguitars #happiness #life #love #lifechanging #lifeisgood #candid #vanity #beanie #bananas #boutthatlife #mugshot #memories  (at House of Guitars)
Last night ended with a brief visit to #TiltNightClub where I had the opportunity to meet, in my most humble opinion, one of the best performers to grace Tilt’s stage. Miss @vanity_faire. If you haven’t caught a night at Tilt to see one of these amazing shows, then open your mind and free up some time to schedule an evening at the club! Thanks again @vanity_faire for taking the time to pose and most importantly, the kindness you exude. #rochester #roc #reallife #thankyou #punk #selfie #happy #lightsandsounds #candid #citylife #barlife #boutthatlife #me #myself #memories #blackflag #vanity  (at Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge)
Here I go with another glimpse of awesome Rochester, NY natives: Three brothers in music, three brothers in rock. Both @enviousgilboe and @you_may_call_me_kota have supported me through the thick of it, from beginning to end. Remember that little house show in November 2012? That one with @cadaverfuckingdogs? You can thank Nick and I’s serendipitous run-in at the #HouseOfGuitars for that. He was and has been the gateway to most of my run-ins with the amazing, here in Rochester. If you need an awesome friend, this guy is one hell of a lucky friend to have. Dakkota has been the epitome of tough as nails punk in my life, to the point that he has made it his purpose in life to always introduce me as “Corey Rollins”. From that day we partied at the @johnjosephcromag show, up until now, he’s always been that one dude that’s never turned down an invite to be my accompaniment to a rock’  roll show. You two are A party, THE party, and fine representations of what keeps personality in the music scene alive. Love and respect, always. Photo taken by @ashlynn8987 on June 17th at the Bug Jar during the Sons of Hippies show. #roc #rochester #reallife #truth #thankyou #punk #punkrock #showlife #shameless #diy #friends #friendstiltheend #gig #hxc #life #lifechanging #candid #citylife #crazyface #vanity #boutthatlife #memories #music #mugshot #morrissey
Here I go with another glimpse of awesome Rochester, NY natives: Three brothers in music, three brothers in rock. Both @enviousgilboe and @you_may_call_me_kota have supported me through the thick of it, from beginning to end. Remember that little house show in November 2012? That one with @cadaverfuckingdogs? You can thank our serendipitous run-in at the #HouseOfGuitars for that. He was and has been the gateway to most of my run-ins with the amazing, here in Rochester. If you need an awesome friend, this guy is one hell of a lucky friend to have. Dakkota has been the epitome of tough as nails punk in my life, to the point that he has made it his purpose in life to always introduce me as “Corey Rollins”. From that day we partied at the @johnjosephcromag show, up until now, he’s always been that one dude that’s never turned down an invite to be my accompaniment to a rock’  roll show. You two are A party, THE party, and fine representations of what keeps personality in the music scene alive. Love and respect, always. Photo taken by @ashlynn8987 on June 17th at the Bug Jar during the Sons of Hippies show. #roc #rochester #reallife #truth #thankyou #punk #punkrock #showlife #shameless #diy #friends #friendstiltheend #gig #hxc #life #lifechanging #candid #citylife #crazyface #vanity #boutthatlife #memories #music #mugshot #morrissey
Here I go with another glimpse of awesome Rochester, NY natives: Three brothers in music, three brothers in rock. Both @enviousgilboe and @you_may_call_me_kota have supported me through the thick of it, from beginning to end. Remember that little house show in November 2012? That one with @cadaverfuckingdogs? You can thank our serendipitous run-in at the #HouseOfGuitars for that. He was and has been the gateway to most of my run-ins with the amazing, here in Rochester. If you need an awesome friend, this guy is one hell of a lucky friend to have. Dakkota has been the epitome of tough as nails punk in my life, to the point that he has made it his purpose in life to always introduce me as “Corey Rollins”. From that day we partied at the @johnjosephcromag show, up until now, he’s always been that one dude that’s never turned down an invite to be my accompaniment to a rock’  roll show. You two are A party, THE party, and fine representations of what keeps personality in the music scene alive. Love and respect, always. Photo taken by @ashlynn8987 on June 17th at the Bug Jar during the Sons of Hippies show. #roc #rochester #reallife #truth #thankyou #punk #punkrock #showlife #shameless #diy #friends #friendstiltheend #gig #hxc #life #lifechanging #candid #citylife #crazyface #vanity #boutthatlife #memories #music #mugshot #morrissey
This will teach @lovelyvomit to leave me alone with her precious “Horror” beanie, as that allows me the time to take ridiculous selfies like the master craftsman of crazy that I am! You’re all welcome. #woohoo #roc #reallife #rochester #itsatrap #selfie #shameless #diy #allhopeislost #life #candid #chinup #crazyface #checkyourselfbeforeyouwreckyourself #vanity #boutthatlife #barf #bananas #me #mugshot
Lest we forget how we all have had the pleasure to experience the Cadaver Dogs time and time again, here, in Rochester, NY, I present to you one very important 1/3 of the reason. Ashley Reniff found her way into my life over two years ago, and has since even instrumental in everything that I have ever done musically. From designing flyers, promotional materials, and hacking through the immense pressure that goes into booking shows to help find solutions to almost every problem, this amazing woman has done more for me and everyone else than most people accomplish, ever. If you’ve been around during recent times, then you know this young lady has gone off to chase some pretty big dreams, and from the looks of it, the proof that she’s succeeding is everywhere. I miss you more than ever, and although life was so hectic we weren’t able to cross paths as frequently as we did in earlier times in our friendship, I’ll tell you now, there won’t be a day that goes by where I won’t think, “Damn, I’m so happy I stole your seat in Brooklyn at the Cadaver Dogs show!” I’m sending copious amounts of love, respect, and positive vibes your way, girl. We’ll see each other soon. Photo taken by the punk-as-fuck Dakkota Whitmore-Zenkar on June 17th at the Bug Jar during the Sons of Hippies show. #wishyouwerehere #roc #rochester #thankyou #theresults #punk #punkrock #artist #diy #fbf #happy #happiness #life #love #lifechanging #candid #vanity #boutthatlife #mugshot #memories  (at Bug Jar)
11 days until the inevitable. My dear @anberlin, you’ll be leaving us, and it is with our heavy hearts that we will muster the strength to give our all one last time in tribute to everything you’ve done for us, as fans. For me, you’ve given my life a very unique “twist on the arm”, pulling me up and out of the wreckage during my lowest points and bolstering me with your music to an all new high, especially when all I would’ve rather done was stay beneath the rubble. Please take this mock portrait of my very own hand mimicking “Lowborn” as payment for all you’ve done. It’s not much more than a picture, but truly, it is a representation of what you’ve shown me: I, like you, like all of us, am #Lowborn; a human with his own faults, mistakes to live with, and struggles. “I’ve loved where I’ve been, but my heart’s where I’m going.” #anberlin #music #wishyouwerehere #roc #rochester #thankyou #photo #picture #portrait #diy #happiness #love #life #candid #chinup #me #myself #hope #anberlinforever  (at Irondequoit, New York)
Strong “independent women”, take note!
A brief occurrence of shameless vanity, and some serious #diy editing resulted in this “spur-of-the-moment” instagram. There are no details required to explain it, and there’s no ego being fed here, I just simply wanted to have something to remember. #happiness #photo #picture #mohawk #smile #blackandwhite #vanity #shameless #selfie #mugshot #lightsandsounds #ificouldiwould #wishyouwerehere #candid #me #myself #i #punk #roc #rochester #portrait #artist #checkyourself #happy #life #love #lifechange
The one man drum armada @creamale told me a few years back that I should always “keep hitting circles with wood”. 13 whole years now, and I’m still proud to say I’m STICKing to it. (See what I did there?) This photo was taken by the always awesome Rochester Insomniac, May 24th at @californiabrewhaus.  (at California Brew Haus)
Nowadays, I ask myself more pertinent questions, ones that reiterate the amazing new perspective I’ve been granted, and she’s been consistently showing me how beautiful the world around me truly can be. New adventures on the open road brought us here, to the Super Flea in Buffalo, NY, and all I could keep asking myself was, “Isn’t she just so damn lovely”? Yes. Yes she is. #love #superflea #buffalo #ny #toughalo #tuffalo #rochester #roc #instagift #punk #photo #photos #picture #pictures  (at Buffalo, NY)
Mic stands meeting ceilings? Crazed drummers? Rogue blow-up tyrannosaurs? Many a fist raised in punk rock jubilance? Sounds to me like The Results had one shenanigan filled night on the town. Photo taken April 25th during Cadaver Dogs gig 4, courtesy of @xxdanicaburdickxx. Edited by myself.  (at Firehouse Saloon)
The best part about this lovely bouquet? She doesn’t even know yet! T-minus 5 minutes and counting ‘til I drop this lovely surprise. #photo #picture #pictures #surprise #flowers #girlfriend #love (at Wegmans)