taxes tonight kill me
taxes tonight kill me
I got these two hella cool pulp novels literally for free. Holla at a bitch.
Shannon took this picture a few days ago. I thought it was pretty good. #me
As some of you know, I play on the street in Northampton, MA to make some extra cash. It pays extremely well (I can usually make around 150 dollars on a good day). You need a street permit to perform. I’ve gotten around this ridiculous rule (the permit costs around 30 bucks, which is absurd) by asking stores if I can play on their property/store-front, thus forgoing playing on public property (i.e. property of the town) while still making a profit off of my music, and without having to get a permit (which, in case you haven’t realized, I find is a bit retarded).
Today three officers from the NPD harassed me for over half an hour, taking away from my playing time, and scaring potential profit away. Eventually they straight up told me I had to vacate the premises, even though the OWNER OF THE GODDAMN STORE I was playing at came outside and told them that she had given me permission to play.
This is beyond anything I’ve ever experienced from the Northampton Police Department. I knew they were power-hungry, abusive, bastards, but this is a bit much.
I just thought that everyone should know.
I have heard:
“It’s a pretty thing,
The other day we sat
On a white concrete slab
And crushed nature below our boots
While the sky burnt
In pastel, impressionist arcs across
The smudged lenses of my glasses.
We didn’t watch the sun set.
You stumbled on the steps,
And I quoted movies
You’ve never seen
When we left to walk back
Bridging white paint ladders
Across salt caked roads
That won’t be swept until next fall
To get back to your room.
You talked so much yesterday
That I thought your mouth
Would bleed, that you’d run out
Of words, yet
You spoke until you fell asleep,
Your tongue firmly
Locked against the white peaks
Of your plateau teeth.
Today I was faking my way
Through another transaction
When I heard your voice behind me
(I can’t remember what you said
Exactly, so don’t ask me)
And whatever bastard child
Was screaming at his fat mother
Whatever pressure pushed
At my already exhausted eyelids
Let up for just a second.
"Love is a pretty thing".
I’ve heard too many times,
I submit to you, reader, this:
Love is the backwoods.
Love is a word I hate saying
But can’t stop saying.
Love is the dark side of America,
The denim, leather, boots,
Hawaiian shirts, and switchblades.
Love is a girl in baywatch shorts
Making you dirt-cheap
tenement food, because she can.
Love is a lot more simple
Than anyone makes it out to be,
And also a lot better.
I am now interred in my very cluttered basement.
so, uh, slight change of venue.
Also my life is chaos right now and it feels good sorta because I’m doing so much stuff, but also it sucks because I’m doing so much stuff. Ja feel?
I got a job writing album reviews and my first review is like a ridiculously pop-punk album. I’M SO PUMPED. Stay tuned.
Quick reminder that everyone has until the 31st to pre-order Shannon’s and My new album (under the handle Forever Hyde) from our bandcamp!
Just go to foreverhyde.bandcamp.com and purchase. You have three options:
-Digital Copy AND physical copy, plus a Forever Hyde button, and a handwritten note from the two of us.
-Digital Copy, physical copy, AND full, painstakingly handmade poetry chapbook (which includes all of the song lyrics from the album, plus additional poetry, all written by Shannon Horte [shannonhorte.tumblr.com]), plus TWO Forever Hyde buttons, AND a handwritten note from the two of us.
So go go go go! Once the pre-order is done and the album is released the price for all of the above WILL go up. This is a limited time only sorta deal. If you want our music, now is the time to order! :)
Yo, this is mad cool and if anyone else out there is artistically inclined, feel free to participate in the fun that is drawing my face.
Nick. Musician. Capricorn. Follows back.
Shannon doesn’t want her picture taken because she’s a party pooper
Business is booming. (Cards came in today!) #me #music
update on my life. I got a hair cut.
One bottle of whiskey later #me #self
Also Shannon made me get a shirt that has colors in it, so here I am. #me #foreverhyde