Obviously, we knew the time was ripe for three middle aged dudes to play some old songs about teenage feelings, and stand around tuning guitars for a long time.
Steve Holmes of 90s emo band American Football, who are reissuing their only album and playing their first shows together in 15 years. (via pitchfork)

not to be overly dramatic


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Joie De Vivre | Salt (Acoustic)

(Source: emo-music)

strand of oaks - goshen ‘97

For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.


*cringes at 9 year old me*

*cringes at 13 year old me*

*cringes at year ago me*

*cringes at day ago me*

*cringes at future me*

why i can’t sleep at night

i lay awake

  • replaying my college major, that led to extreme debt, long periods of unemployment, and career unfulfillment
  • thinking about the fucked up people i’ve trusted in my life and get annoyed that i’m spending precious moments of my life thinking about them - more or less, i spend a lot of time analyzing the awful/liars/shitty people and try to understand what makes someone spontaneously shitty
  • how bad i miss my dog. so fucking bad.
  • the past and how i can’t change things, but how i subsequently regret things that i believe have fucked me solely due to karma on past actions
  • holocene, and flying away from pdx, looking down and feeling the most simultaneously empty and full; a rebirth almost if you will, at 24
  • style guides and why there are so many
  • stereotypes and why everyone thinks i’m an uneducated 19 year old bitch that flunked out of college
  • how i love and hate philadelphia so much that it’s obscene 
  • that i’m getting hella old. and things still haven’t fallen into place
  • accepting that things haven’t fallen into place because they may never will
  • silently singing rilo kiley songs and replaying shows over and over in my head
  • getting upset over having insomnia

there’s not enough melatonin in the world.



My favorite picture/piece of artwork by far.