Boston, you’re a beaut, or so I’ve heard. In their beautiful ending, @anberlin will show me if this is true. There’s not a doubt in my mind, the truth is, that my sitting here awaiting the inevitable end of such an amazing work of art is causing me to argue with time about it’s slow execution of trampling forward to the moment. It’s difficult, but this will be worth the wait.
"You’re the innovative machine, baby! Turn or shake, turn or shake" or "A confident glance, in direction of the plank." #write #writing #writersofig #writersofinstagram #roc #rochester #rochesterny #inspiration #prose #poem #poet #beatnik #prettytired #absence #diy #latenight #citylife #candid #vanity #getbehindme #arrogance  (at Irondequoit, New York)
It’s days like this that help me to appreciate that I have a place I can work where I can be myself. Cheese pizza, music, and the great #HouseOfGuitars. 4 & a 1/2 years later, and I’m still grateful for the life that they changed for a little punk from the hood. #pizzatime #pizza #roc #rochester #rochesterny #throwback #uplift #instagrab #photoop #pizzapizza #selfie #turtlepower #recordstore #candid #vanity #mugshot #vegetarian #sxe  (at House of Guitars)
"Four Letters At A Funeral". #write #writer #writing #writersofig #winterscoming #writersofinstagram #rochester #roc #rochesterny #toomuchonmyplate #prose #poet #poetry #dysphoria #homelife #latenight #vanity
I call this one, “Sleepless and the Uncontrollable Scruff”. More late nights editing and putting #WithNoSuchPermanence together for a soft-release in December 2014. Photo shoots, release shows and cover art are finally becoming tangible things, with cohesion; not just some runaway thoughts with no direction. It’s taken so many years, but it’s finally here. Stay tuned…#write #writer #writing #writersofig #winterscoming #writersofinstagram #roc #rochester #rochesterny #instagrab #inspiration #poet #prose #poetry #selfie #diy #dreamer #homelife #candid #busy #book #latenight #vanity #mugshot
It’s not unusual for me to get caught up in the creation of one project, while busying myself in the throes of another. #WithNoSuchPermanence is on it’s way, and the final transcript is almost complete! Still, the plan was never to stop at one compilation. Something else is in the world, and is in it’s infancy, so stay tuned…#writersofig #writersofinstagram #write #writer #writing #poem #poetry #poet #inspiration #prose #newbeginnings #somethingscoming #roc #rochester #rochesterny #compilation #busy #toomuchonmyplate #vanity #homelife #book #collections #diy #dreamer  (at Irondequoit, New York)
Some nights are all I have, in this city. #rochester #roc #rochesterny #selfie #alleyway #afterwork #latenightwalk #inthedark #citylife #mugshot #vanity #candid #writersofig #writersofinstagram #instagrab #wherearemyeyes #loveatfirstlisten #photoop (at Hart’s Local Grocers)
"Angel, stay behind your gate, there’s not much here to show, down below. There’s no settling my bones, so bury me. We spend so much time alone, still hands building stillness in dreams we never see. Wake up, darling. Careless vows, I promise now, to never let my thoughts grow to be more than your eyes can handle. There’s no settling my bones, so bury me. #FuneralCity #write #writer #writing #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writteninthemoment #ROC #Rochester #RochesterNY #remembrance #inspiration #inspirational #isanybodyoutthere #itwillneverend #poem #poet #incomplete #abstract #diy #dreamer #xenophobia #candid #vanity #beat #beatnik #mugshot #mugshots
Some nights, the simplicity in being lyrical is all that I find to be profound. It’s where I find my thoughts sometimes, far away from the muddle of a difficult day, in daydreams of who happens to be on my mind. #write #writer #writing #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writteninthemoment #ROC #Rochester #RochesterNY #uplift #inspiration #inspirational #isanybodyoutthere #poet #poetry #poem #prose #diy #dreamer #fallinlove #love #candid #vanity #beat #memories #slowly
The “straight edge photo bomber” strikes again. Nothing’s off limits, even birthday celebrations (for @twitchinwhore, in this instance) and party buses. Funny, as I look back on memories of so many wild moments in both being in a band and crashing numerous parties, all I see are my slew of ridiculous faces. It’s nice to see that I’ve at least learned to look slightly normal in photographs, in recent times. #ROC #Rochester #RochesterNY #itwillneverend #isanybodyoutthere #oldphotos #PMA #posi #punk #photo #punkrock #photobomb #sxe #straightedge #candid #vanity #bananas #memories #mugshot #makethatmoney #fbf #partybus (at Marshalls Street Bar and Grill)
A final throwback for you #tbt fanatics. I’m pictured here with the most inspiring young lady that has ever crossed my path, my baby cousin, Aliyah. Born on my birthday, she’s the greatest gift I receive every year. She’s the smartest, most beautiful thing to me when she speaks, and her knack for telling you like it is always strikes me as pure genius. Even in my wildest imaginations, I don’t even think I could’ve written into existence this little lady I’ve come to know. As she grows older, I hope we remain in each other’s lives as much as possible. It’ll be amazing to see her this weekend and share with her the world I’m coming to know as home, and maybe in her eyes, it’ll all feel new again. #wordsofhope #excited #ROC #Rochester #RochesterNY #traveler #throwbackthursday #uplifting #uplift #inspiration #PMA #posi #photo #stayposi #dreamer #familylife #family #candid #love #vanity #memories #babycousin #themostimportant #bigcousin #littlelady #myfavorite
Don’t invite me to your 21st birthdays, because I will “straight edge photo-bomb” the hell out of your drunkest moments. This is one of my most cherished pictures of myself and my good friend @enviousgilboe, while he took his last stance against calling it quits during the night of his 21st birthday show at @californiabrewhaus. Ask me how I stuck around so many parties with you crazies, and I’ll tell you it was for moments like this. #roc #rochester #RochesterNY #tbt #throwbackthursday #PMA #posi #punk #photo #punkrock #sxe #straightedge #showlife #drummer #giglife #goaway #candid #caughtintheact #memories #mugshots #bananas #photobomb  (at California Brew Haus)
"I began to realize that everyone I knew suffered the same dilemma. It was the constant. It linked us, ran through us, and damaged us. Together. Crash and burn baby, and baby, you burned, burned, burned. You didn’t want someone to catch you without a problem in your back pocket. It was pretty damn sick. No, not the lethargy, or even the overall lack of desire, disguised in the digital great wide-open that seemed to define our era, but worse. It was that when you did meet eye to eye, and you dug deep to that same colloquial well that sheltered you alone, you somehow still didn’t know what to say." #write #writer #writing #writteninthemoment #roc #rochester #RochesterNY #sadtruth #isanybodyoutthere #prose #abstract #selfie #diy #xenophobia #candid #vanity #mugshots #thingsneedtogetbetter #downandout (at Rochester, NY)
My mother was well-traveled, and in her youth, she spent most of her time getting to know the world. As I rummage through these memories she left behind, I realize that we weren’t at all that different. We were both precise, attuned to our surroundings, and careful to take in everything we could, even documenting every moment to the last detail. I have never known anyone to create so many scrapbooks, the way that she did; especially ones so eerily on point to ones that I might make. What strikes me the most profoundly about all of it, is that she never let on to me that she was so creatively inclined. She wrote. She photoed as much of her life as humanly possible. And the best part is, she never stopped. I’ll probably spend the rest of my life getting to know the things I never knew about my mother, and if I could to say it to her, I would smirk softly, yet with a sharp turn, in her direction as she looked on, “And I thought you had left.” #write #writing #roc #RIP #rochester #remembrance #RochesterNY #uplifting #inspiration #isanybodyoutthere #oldboxes #photo #polaroid #itwillneverend #dreamer #love #candid #beforeme #mom #mymom #mother #memories #mymother #mountainside #traveler #80s
I’M IN THE MOOD FOR SOME GUTS/or/YOU’D LOOK PRETTIER THROUGH BROKEN LENSES. “She spent the night, with a heavy hand, and her hands had my attention, like they were my religion, and as they lapped and tapped at the table, the flutter of wings, and in their distinct sound, you’d care to lose your balance. She hid behind her quips and quakes, and you never knew just what she’d do as she handed you those scoldingly attractive missives made of grimace and clever digs, one at a time. And she dug at you. The motion: You. You. You. You told her to put her tools away that night, to stop picking at the mess she was in, but actually you didn’t. You didn’t say a word, you only listened and thought to yourself, as she spoke into the room, while your head was down. Were you even in the room then? Maybe it was yesterday to you, still. Because after that dream, how could you be anywhere else? Oh, the dream; you haven’t written about that yet? That was more than a religion, or the flutter of her wings. It was real, real dark in there. As you slipped away to dream that up, you tuned into that frigid station, that low hum, fading and whirring inside your left ear and you lay to ‘befriend the channel, mute’, falling into that room, waking into the science of what patience does to the best at brooding. And you asked her, ‘How could you?’ Did you really ask her that? You did, didn’t you? Befriend that channel, mute kid. Or maybe, you’re better off.” To be continued…#write #writer #writing #roc #rochester #RochesterNY #inspiration #isanybodyoutthere #oldboxes #poet #prose #photo #poetry #abstract #dreamer #diy #xenophobia #candid #vanity #beat #writteninthemoment  (at Hart’s Local Grocers)