1,000 words for America, from a quiet English city on a Wednesday night.

“America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing. America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956. I can’t stand my own mind. America when will we end the human war?” – Allen Ginsberg, 1956 This time last year, I had been living in Columbus, Georgia for four weeks. I was travelling as a student… Read More 1,000 words for America, from a quiet English city on a Wednesday night.

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On the Importance of the iPod, Over the Years

I turned twenty-two yesterday. I heard Taylor Swift’s hit song 22 probably more than twenty-two times yesterday. Probably twenty-three Turning twenty-two means that it’s been twelve years since I owned my first iPod. At ten, to celebrate moving into double-digits, my parents bought me an iPod Mini, in bright blue. I think they bought it… Read More On the Importance of the iPod, Over the Years

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From A Rooftop In Brooklyn (Something Long, Something Personal)

“We stumbled and stared at the carnival lights that lit up New York City / From a rooftop in Brooklyn that was covered in bad graffiti.” I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve listened to The Menzinger’s On The Impossible Past. My iTunes tells me it’s been 214, but adding on listens to… Read More From A Rooftop In Brooklyn (Something Long, Something Personal)

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Live Review: Enter Shikari w/ Hands Like Houses, The White Noise, and Renacer (Atlanta 5/1/2016)

See, I’ve heard about Enter Shikari live shows; I’ve heard plenty of good things about Enter Shikari live shows. I’ve never been to one though, at least prior to the bands gig at The Masquerade on the 1st May. I don’t know why I’d never seen them. Until January of this year I’d lived exclusively… Read More Live Review: Enter Shikari w/ Hands Like Houses, The White Noise, and Renacer (Atlanta 5/1/2016)

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Live Review: The Wonder Years w/ letlive., Tiny Moving Parts and Microwave (Birmingham 28/3/2016)

Talk about a loaded tour. A few days ago I hopped onto the Greyhound and traveled over to Birmingham, Alabama to catch a show that initially sounded too good to be true. It was a three hour bus ride with typical southern heat and a broken air-con, so by the time I reached the venue… Read More Live Review: The Wonder Years w/ letlive., Tiny Moving Parts and Microwave (Birmingham 28/3/2016)

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Live Review: Julien Baker w/ Old Sea Brigade (Atlanta 1/28/2016)

Live shows aren’t really my thing, so therefore live reviews aren’t either. You kind of need one to inspire the other, you know? I don’t know why I’ve never really gone to many gigs, maybe it’s the travel costs, or the crowds, or the lack of company, or the price of beer at the venues.… Read More Live Review: Julien Baker w/ Old Sea Brigade (Atlanta 1/28/2016)

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Thoughts From 40,000 Feet (Another Quick Poem)

Take off, taking away, leaving family, leaving friends for a southern state appeal. I watch them from a congested commuter train then think about them later on the plane, as wheels retract and consequences impact. At 21 I’m already twenty-gone. I’m alone up here now, hesitant and hovering above a waking world, above everything, all… Read More Thoughts From 40,000 Feet (Another Quick Poem)

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