Friday, December 30, 2016

As I'm writing this I'm at a cafe contemplating many things. For the rest of December I'll be occupied with much. Family, projects, work, and ongoing battles with things that I can't really discuss. I'm scared about my future endeavors and scared of what's to come. I"m sure that my feelings right now don't really help with the situation, but I'm inspired to write this at this moment. I'm feeling unsure about a lot. And when I'm unsure about things my hesitation usually follows through and I end up regretting the shit.

2016 has certainly been a shitty year for me. A shitty year for most of my friends and family. Many have found success, have taken risks on shit and have followed through with what they aspired to be. And yet I'm still stuck trying to figure out how to get out of this goddamn mess. But what should I expect? This is unfortunately normal for me. I hate it. Hate it hate it hate it. But I have to deal right now. For the most part I've done all I can to get from point A to B. When you need to survive you do it to the fullest. And that's probably what has me in this position. I can't save for shit even if it isn't money.

The last few months have been really hard for me. I'm lucky enough to even afford shit this Christmas season just for the fact that my wife finally can help me out. We are stable for the most part, but even then I still feel like I'm struggling with a lot. I don't know what I need to do to make things better, but I'm considering getting therapy next year. A lot of what happened over the last few years have really impacted me and I'm sure that most of the people recognize that when they see me at work or at home. I try to keep a lot of myself private, but here I am spilling out my fucking guts for no reason. But I need to write this down and feel something again. I'm numb as hell and I'm not even high.

Photography continues to be a big part of my life. With the addition of music it's been a blessing having these two skillsets become a forefront to my everyday living. It's going to be about 12 to 13 years for me shooting pictures and about 18 to 19 years of being a musician. And I'm not even doing anything with it. Well.. maybe I am, but it's not like anybody cares about it.

So let's hope that 2017 will allow me the license to go forth on endeavors I've wanted to achieve for years. See you later 2016. Fuck you.

Happy New Year my luvs.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Yesterday I actually forgot to post something, but I decided that I wanted to break away from the blog for about a week. I got a couple of things that I've been wanting to conjure up and this would be the appropriate time to do it. I hope that everyone had a great holiday this past Sunday. I know that I had a great one considering I didn't have to go very far this year. Staying at home and having family be present was more than what I've asked for.

Till then I'll see you next year. You'll see a written post this Friday I got queued up

My new toy. Thanks to wifey | #cortsunset #electricacoustic

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Get Ready For a Ride / ?, Ma / August 6, 2016

I wanted to show this photo for a bit, but just didn't have time to look through the images. I got a chance to do some wedding photography awhile back and was just a second shooter for the behind the scenes stuff. After this shoot I realized how much I hated doing it, but it was money in the pocket. Out of all the images I've taken these ones were the only images that I cared about. Needless to say this business of photography isn't my thing.



Monday, December 19, 2016

I'll See You Soon Though / Hartford, Ct / September 23, 2016

It's nice just being here looking at you



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Morning Skies / Hartford, Ct / September 23, 2016

I miss these mornings. It makes me miss how I felt.



Monday, December 12, 2016

I Mean Who Stares Like That / ?, Ri / October 1, 2016

The best part of this session was really this moment. I don't really see the reason of having an image of a person displayed in this part of the street with no words. Perhaps that's the reason why they want you to look at it.



Friday, December 9, 2016

I've had a soft spot for John Galm for many years. His projects with Street Smart Cyclist and Snowing are definitely great works, but I've grown fond of his solo efforts. John Galm, lyrically, has to be one of the greatest singer songwriters for me. I may be blowing him up, but most of the content he sings about is relatable. Not many people can spill out guts like him. His efforts in his last project SKY OF NO STARS shows how much of his depression really affected him, thus, having him check into mental rehab.

This project, under the moniker of Bad Heaven, seems like it's a victory of a constant battle with depression. Being able to hone into his problems in a healthy matter really shows. He still continues to confess his feelings, but lets the listener understand that he's still able to cope with whatever challenge he faces. I bought the tape awhile back and still continue to run it through the deck. It's a body of work that I wish I wrote.

Give it a listen when you have the chance. I think you'll appreciate this body of work.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Self Something / ?, Ri / October 1, 2016

And as usual I photograph my reflections with no intention. I actually wanted to do a project like this years ago, but I think it was too dumb. Eh.. put it in the bin with the rest of the idea I had.



Monday, December 5, 2016

But I'm Sure It Will Be / ?, Ri / October 1, 2016

I'm sure that we will be witnessing loads of these things in the next few weeks. I should feel bad taking this picture, but here I am posting it. I'm not sure if I'll be shooting more of these things because he more I look at it the more I feel bad about it



Friday, December 2, 2016

The one album that I've been anticipating had released awhile back. Yeah yeah I'm late to the party, but I've really done my best to live with this album. And for sure it's an album that doesn't disappoint... well at least for some people they've seem to receive it well. The body of work they gathered for this album is consistent and well arranged for what they were conceptualizing. It's thematic and holds close to the remains of what the first album had. 9 tracks, a couple of instrumental parts with a good portion of singing. Verse, chorus, verse and some bridges here and there give it a color and elegance to what we all know of American Football.

Not everyone will like this album if they're expecting it sound like the first. A lot of the younger generation has given a bit of a negative review. I understand this in some respects if they're still drunk off of LP1, but as a person who has grown up with this album in repeated rotations it's certainly helped me appreciate what this collection of songs had to offer. Mike and the gang have really done it again.

Personally it's a great album and I think that the lyrical content as well as the musical compositions deliver for me. This is the album that I've been wanting to hear for years and I think that LP2 attests to that. Give this one a listen if you have the chance. I bought the tape and vinyl just 'cause.