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Jay, 24, Londoner

Alkaline Trio obsessive, tattoo collector, writer & sometime music journo.

I'm into punk & pop punk, books, cider, my pet rats, Bukowski & Palahniuk, gigs and veggie burritos.





Faith is the best. Five by five forever

Faith is the best. Five by five forever

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used-for-glue:

Apologies, I Have None || 60 Miles

Yeah we all have bad habits
and we all act as addicts 
when there’s something we want 
and we don’t stop until we have it

Yeah I get mad at shit when it doesn’t go my way
but I’m finally learning 
you can’t always do things the easy way

This ain’t the easiest way to do anything
to pull up roots that are buried deep 
but it’d be alright
be alright as long as the slate’s clean
And I can’t blame problems on concrete
failings on the buildings around me
so I’ll take it all to the city

(via yogfest)



Queens of smug 👑

Queens of smug 👑




marea707:

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOS (never-ending list of...)
    → 29. OLD BEFORE I DIE by Robbie Williams [x]
Year: 1997
Single Released: 14 April, 1997
Album: Life Thru a Lens.
Writer/s: Robbie Williams, Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian.
"I hope I live to see the day
The pope gets high I hope
I’m old before I die
Well tonight I’m gonna live for today
So come along for the ride

Listening to Robbie Williams all day today. I’d say it’s a guilty pleasure but there’s nothing guilty about it at all.


disneydreams-forever:

add a caption op We Heart It

disneydreams-forever:

add a caption op We Heart It

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Also my mum gave me my early birthday pressie today (my birthday isn’t until 29th November but I’m spoilt hah). I’m so excited, I hope he’s as good as he was in 2010.

Also my mum gave me my early birthday pressie today (my birthday isn’t until 29th November but I’m spoilt hah). I’m so excited, I hope he’s as good as he was in 2010.

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Today I finally resigned from all kinds of music journalism. I feel sad I won’t be reviewing anymore but it was the right decision.

When I was 17 and first started journalism (NME intern yerr) I thought it was cool because of how exclusive it was, the idea that you can be an authority on music. As I’ve got older and worked for different publications I’ve realised that actually I was wrong, what’s cool about music journalism is anyone can do it, anyone can write for a website or state their opinion and while that’s awesome it’s also not a career.

I’ve been busy lately, looking for a new job, focusing on being a copywriter but also looking after rescue rats and going to as many shows as possible. I’m 25 next month and I’ve been taking stock in my life and I don’t have enough time for music journalism anymore. I guess it’s time to look to the future and let my work become a bigger priority if not the biggest (that’s still music and mates).

I’ve had a great time with Bizarre Magazine, NME, Uprawr, Amplified and more recently Punktastic and especially Already Heard, who I’ve made great friends and interviewed my heroes with.

I’ve been reflective these past few months but I feel like I’m in a good place.


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“You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.

You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.

Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.”

Julien Smith, The Flinch (via faithtrustandangeldust)

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lanaismyevilqueen:


Disneyland during rain, or fog, or darkness is my favorite, it truly looks like a hazy dream.

This has to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen

lanaismyevilqueen:

Disneyland during rain, or fog, or darkness is my favorite, it truly looks like a hazy dream.

This has to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen

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schweiber:

*to the tune of “our house”* I’m DRUNK in the middle of the WEEK

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beaky-peartree:

Why do people act like being a vampire is so fucking great. You can’t eat garlic bread so what’s the point

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historicalaccuracy:

"I keep having dreams of things I need to do
Of waking up and not following through
But it feels like I haven’t slept at all
When I wake to a silence and she’s facing the wall
Posters of Dylan and of Hemingway
An antique compass for a sailor’s escape
She says you just can’t live this way
And I close my eyes and I never say
I’m still having dreams

And on the worst days
When it feels like life weighs ten thousand tonnes
I sleep with my passport
One eye on the back door
So I can always run
I can get up, shower and in half an hour I’d be gone”

(via rickygibbs)