A dozen new stories and photos for your procrastination pleasure

Busy summer! Here’s a smidge of what I did, you’ll have to browse around for the rest 😉

“Pop-up shows gain traction, create avenues for ideas”

While the pop-up show may not have a clear-cut definition, the concept is gaining traction in Rochester—from art performance to conglomerates of craftspeople.

-August 21, 2015, Rochester Business Journal

“Powerful class of medications offers alternatives”

Heart disease is the No.1 killer in America. The drugs to control its risks are among the most commonly prescribed, making new treatment options all the more exciting.

-August 14, 2015, Rochester Business Journal

“Schools rely on agencies to collect student debt”

Although student loan default rates continue to rise, the debt collection process and a school’s involvement in it is little understood.

-August 7, 2015, Rochester Business Journal

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Back in the summer…

I went on a little day trip with my ski instructor friend to check out Bristol Mountain’s Aerial Adventures and Greek Peak’s Outdoor Adventure Center for a story coming in the summer 2015 issue of Life in the Finger Lakes.

In lieu of writing a post about winter in Rochester (really I’m only delaying it #procrastinator) here a handful of outtakes from that day.

The 101 course before you get to the real monkey action.
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Steve shows us proper claw use. I would tell you what they’re really called, but it just isn’t coming to me right now. Don’t they look like crab claws?
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And of course…
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…our lovely Greek Peak guides.
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Oh hey guys

It’s been a busy month. I started slinging coffee again, but this time I’m also freelancing, a lot.

By December I’ll have work published in The South Wedge Quarterly, Life in the Finger Lakes, Rochester Business Journal and 585 Magazine.

I also just had my first post-grad story published in Rochester Woman Magazine, where I had the awesome opportunity to interview Annette Ramos, founder of the Rochester Latino Theater Company and all round cool Latina lady.

She reminded me of my aunt. Here’s the story!


Bringing Theater to the Latino Community – Rochester Woman Magazine
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ROCHESTER INSOMNIAC WHOOOOO AAAAARREEE YOOUUU

That drunk guy at the bar recently wrote an interview/review of Sexy Teenagers for Rochester Insomniac, a local online punk rock revelry rag, mostly followed for their weekly podcast interviewing local artists.

You can find it here.

Oooh where to start.

Well, here’s an excerpt of the very beginning of the story, “Sexy Teenagers are a pop punk band more importantly they are a really group of guys to party with. We sat down with a the group in an attempt to do an interview and just talked about getting drunk. So with out further ado, Sexys Teenager’s drunk stories.”

…ouch. Oh the wincing I do reading that. More importantly the embarrasment I feel for the boys over the interview. While talking about drinking and drugs and flashing your punk rock credentials is all well and good, there is a line that needs to be walked. The line of which I speak is common sense I guess. Some things just don’t look good for not only the band, but the publication. Not to mention making anyone look bad is a surefire way to deter future interviews.

The stories are great, I won’t deny that, but I think they’re better when saved for in person moments at the bar, little stories between friends and fans that can get passed along, not advertised like all they do is drink and not give a fuck.

SNAILED IT

Once upon a time, these little boys played a little punk rock at a little open mic night.

And they snailed it!

And then made t-shirts about it!

Sexy Teenagers finally have merch of some kind!

They just pressed 25 limited edition t-shirts through their label Eat Here Records available at HEEEERRRREEE.

The story about the snail is mildly funny I guess, or at least a little interesting.

Once upon a time, John Adams was constantly drawing this snail on everyone in sharpie at the bar when they first began playing. Pretty regularly in fact (like, every night.)

Here’s him drawing one on Chris (and wearing my raincoat?)

On I think Chris again but this time his hand.

On Baja’s chest.

And many many more.

And so now the little guy has been made official Sexy Teenagers shit, by making his way onto their first t-shirts.

Coolbeans.

UPCOMING LOCAL SHOWS

LAURA STEVENSON w/ LITTLE BIG LEAGUE / KEELER / & SECRET PIZZA

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT

Laura Stevenson is playing at The Bug Jar tonight Wednesday, Nov. 20, along with Philly, PA’s Little Big League, who I saw over summer and have raved about somewhere. Their’s was my first vinyl purchase 🙂

Local kids, Keeler and Secret Pizza (their debut show) will be kicking things off.

Doors @ 8 pm
Tunes @ 9 pm

 

Not dealing with Black Friday? Or are you?!! You’re fuggin crazy!

The Results, Envious Disguise, my boys Sexy Teenagers and Cory Kesselring will be upping the punx at the California Brew Haus this coming Black Friday.

16 and up.

 

Tunes @ 8pm

$5 over/$7 under

 

 

Fox 45 invades Dubland Underground
Saturday, Nov. 30
With Whiskey Reverb (of Buffalo, NY)

Tunes @ 10pm

Saturday, Dec. 7th
Rock N Rock N Roll

18 an up. $5 over/$10 under

Doors @ 9
Tunes @ 10

Dream Girls, my badass friends Thoroughbred, Sleepwalk Parade,  and New Day Dawn from NJ are hitting up Dubland Underground.

 

The Punk-Roc Winter Hootenany!

Buffalo’s “most bitchin punk trio” On The Cinder and local ‘Sexting’ police Sexy Teenagers (more of my boys), The Results and Panic Room.

$5 under/$7 over

Show the lovins, them sweet, sweet punk rock lovins ♄

Super Special Wordpress only Release!

The latest in videos I keep making for my boys! It was the first time I got a relatively decent audio recording while shooting them. Obviously I cleaned it up a bit. I was super excited though because I’ve been wanting to do a live version of one of their songs for a while. So here it is, enjoy kids!

Sexy Teenagers “Rochester’s Burning” Live at Monty’s Krown

plus a sneak peek at “No Handister”

https://www.facebook.com/SexyTeenager…
https://twitter.com/SexyTeensMusic
http://www.youtube.com/user/SexyTeena…
https://soundcloud.com/sexy-teenagers

http://www.eathererecords.bandcamp.com/

GO LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK. I’m not publishing the video until they get to 500 🙂