just some losers in a band

Six months ago my friends said, come to this place called Sacred Grounds and see some local bands we found. My life would be so much different right now if we hadn't gone to that show.

i'm a junkyard full of false starts

If you know me in real life, I'm sure you've heard me talk about this (and I'm not sure how many people are reading this that don't actually know me in real life, but anyway...)

Falsestart Junkyard was never meant to be just a music/photo/etc. blog. It's the clothing/publishing company that I've been putting together these past few months. So go check out the myspace and make sure you friend it! There's not much there just yet, but there will be soon!

"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting."

Untitled #6, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

fix it up so it will work again


I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse

i'm sleeping on your folk's porch again

It's been a year since the first time I saw this video.

"i really like your band, matt"

Matthew, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

Robots & Racecars: They cover Fraggle Rock for sound check, and their van has Free Candy has a three headed dragon spray painted on the side. What more could you want from a band? (Also, their music is pretty okay, I suppose.)

who's that girl

Penn's Landing, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

I wonder.

it is a sad day for the jersey music scene

The Ergs! are breaking up.

My sadness cannot be properly conveyed via text. (And now I'm kicking myself for missing their recent show at the Court Tavern.)

i will bring you back to life

Andrew Volpe, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

I'm kinda fond of this band, you might have noticed.

looking forward to the future

A few things I am currently looking forward to:

» The new Fall Out Boy album: Folie À Deux, to be released on election day (Nov. 4th). If you think my big plans for that day are anything other than going to vote and then driving to the store to pick up this album, you are sorely mistaken. (The announcement of this record was the culmination of the “Citizens for Our Betterment” viral marketing scheme which, was tracked very thoroughly by this website.)

» Robots and Racecars upcoming EP, which at one point was being called “Robots and Racecars Are Out of Their Element.” However, that was over a month ago and who knows how many name changes it’s gone through since then. Guitar and drum tracks have been recorded and they are currently working on vocals. Nicholas assures me that it will be “epic.”

The Loved Ones

» All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash. Even more than the Gaslight Anthem track, I’m looking forward to the Loved Ones cover of my all time favorite Johnny Cash song, Cocaine Blues. This is the one thing I have to wait the least for as it comes out next week! UPDATE: Apparently I spoke too soon, because the release has been pushed back to October 21st.

» The Decemberists are putting out a series of singles entitled “Always the Bridesmaid” to be released in three volumes, starting in October. They are also currently in the studio recording their next LP. That is a lot new music and that makes me very happy, as it has been far too long for my taste. Also, they must have heard me complaining about how they haven’t toured in forever, because they are going back out and will once again be hitting up The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, where I last saw them two years ago. Their complete tour dates can be found here.

this is the death of beauty

Wine Red, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

Taken in the "starving artists" cafe in Lancaster, PA. If you've ever waited on line outside the Chameleon Club, you know the place I'm talking about.

so damn tragic, so fantastic

Tom Conrad, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

early one mornin' while makin' the rounds

The Gaslight Anthem, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

Joining The Loved Ones, The Bouncing Souls and The Dresden Dolls, among others, The Gaslight Anthem will be contributing a song for Anchorless Records' compilation album All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash. The release date for the album is September 9th and all proceeds will go to the Syrentha Savio Endowment

All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash Tracklisting:

1. “Man In Black” The Bouncing Souls
2. “Country Boy” Fallen From The Sky
3. “Wreck Of The Old ’97″ Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)
4. “Let The Train Whistle Blow” Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire)
5. “Delia’s Gone” Ben Nichols (Lucero)
6. “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” The Gaslight Anthem
7. “Cocaine Blues” The Loved Ones
8. “Give My Love To Rose” OnGuard feat. Jason Shevchuk of Kid Dynamite and None More Black
9. “I Still Miss Someone” Casey James Prestwood (Hot Rod Circuit)
10. “Hey Porter” MxPx
11. “Cry,Cry,Cry” The Flatliners
12. “Ballad Of A Teenage Queen” The Dresden Dolls feat. Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady
13. “Folsom Prison Blues” Chon Travis (Love = Death)
14. “There You Go” The Sainte Catherines
15. “I Walk The Line” Russ Rankin (Good Riddance, Only Crime)
16. “Delia’s Gone (Alternate Version)” Ben Nichols (Lucero) *Bonus on the vinyl release only

wishing to be the friction in your jeans

Chucks, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

I'm gonna go ahead and say it. Converse were the best thing to ever happen to shoes. Anyone who disagrees is gonna have to fight me.

the best of us can find happiness in misery

You can now stream the Fall Out Boy's new single, "I Don't Care" at or the band's myspace.

It's not what I was expecting after hearing the ten second clip that was aired last week, to be honest, it's so much better. Patrick Stump, I would listen to you sing the back of a box of cheez-its, but I much prefer this.

more than you could ever know

Victoria Asher, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

I finally got my computer hooked up, and this means two things:

1. I will be able to edit and upload photos much more quickly and efficiently.
2. I will be able to upload all the old photos that have been sitting, alone and unloved on my desktop for the past several months. The above is one of them.

i cross my heart and hope to live

The Round Up, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

Another one from the carnival. This is a ride you will never get me on.