I keep seeing photos from Maryland Death Fest
And statuses from my friends who are there and I am raging with jealousy. I hope next year has as good of a lineup.
Gardens of Stone
Nightfall Silence Daybreak Silence Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall Through snow, wind, rain and all. Silence They wait remains beneath our feet Forgotten a generation after their demise Left in silence the untended stones Rotting above as the empty shells rot below Once love and hate and joy and fear Life living unbridled and free Entombed beneath They repopulate The...
You don't want to know what your wife does
When you’re not around.
Misleading eyes and pleading lips Her deceitful tongue and devilish hips She begs take me away Please take me away from all this and for a moment I do but for all her lies and all her tricks She never could catch my heart.
She had always wondered
As she lay in bed examining her thoughts only one seemed to cut through the mess and stress of a long week. It was desire. Her desire for him. The one she wouldn’t let herself have. He was crass, vulgar, aggressive, cocky and antagonistic. She was shy, gentle, reserved, passive and polite. But she couldn’t help the way she felt. She couldn’t stop his face from popping into her mind. And...
Tumblr wants you to feel bad about being born...
Don’t listen to tumblr. You haven’t done anything wrong. Your ancestors crimes are not yours. Just be a good person and you don’t have to feel guilty about anything.
I feel like nearly all the people I enjoyed...
Have left. And anyone I thought of as a “friend” has vanished entirely. Am I imagining things or am I suddenly more alone than before?
From down the hallway a radio blared
Ken left his apartment and began the walk to the end of the hall, in approximately sixty feet and six inches he would find himself at her door. He’d had his eye on the short blonde since she’d moved into his complex some three weeks ago. As of yet he’d been entirely unsuccessful in his attempts to strike up a conversation. He’d sat across from her at the pool but she’d been reading and he...
Is this Revolution?
Slowly but surely the night has slipped away What once was can never be again For I am the only man who can show you what freedom truly is Give yourself over to me Trust in the words I speak and follow closely Silently we must go For they make their rounds near midnight and judging by the moon I would say the hour draws near The first to fall shall be the damnedest of us all and in hell...
Opening for Speedwolf tonight.
Reasons I don't exercise
Just ate, can’t exercise on a full stomach. Its Monday, should have started Sunday, thats the official beginning of the week. Haven’t eaten yet, can’t exercise on an empty stomach. My arm hurts. I think I might be coming down with a cold. I just took a shower, don’t want to get all sweaty. Its cheat day. This movie is due back at the Red Box tonight. Need to check...
Your thoughts on Yahoo buying Tumblr
It doesn’t matter. No one cares. Shut up.
My thoughts on Yahoo buying Tumblr
Who fucking cares? It doesn’t matter at all. Shut up.
With a limp cock and a heavy heart
I slipped out of bed and walked towards the bathroom “It isn’t a big deal, it happens to lots of guys, its just the whiskey” She called after me I shut the door behind me and flicked on the light. I stared into the mirror, the harsh white glow of the fluorescent lights made my skin appear even paler than it actually was. I laughed in my head. It wasn’t the whiskey, it was her. It was the...
Love lost leaves you longing
Days shall soon grow shorter and nights become longer and in the endless expanse of stars you will find not something to wish upon but something to believe in that our place on this earth is so minute in comparison to the amazing and beautiful complexity that is the universe and what is truly meant to be shall be and if our path is noble we shall one day dine with the Gods and dance with...
Am I the hero you need?
There is a world out there filled with wonderous beauty and unexplainable marvels but often these things as well as the simple joys in life are buried deep beneath a massive mountain of hatred, negativity, destruction, greed, anger, and commercialization. Often the true wonders of the world are hidden from our sight. And so it is that sometimes I just don’t feel like being creative. I don’t...
A declaration of war
Walk with me on a path that travels through my mind, Ill show you things that cant be unseen. We will travel back to a time when things were better, and back to a place where we were free. We lost so much over the years that its hard to even remember what it was like before. Before the pain, before the suffering, before the doubt. Before the loss. Is it too late to get it back? Was it really...
Hey! People following me! I need your help!
http://justinpoole.tumblr.com/post/50524106396/tropical-storm-presents-queso-maximo-from-the This is the new track from my thrash band Tropical Storm! Being that we are just four broke ass dudes from Saint Louis with no promotional budget, label support, or industry contacts we are doing everything (including recording/mixing/art/etc) ourselves. So it is you friends and fans that we rely on...
Don't break the oath
A heavy head over stumbling feet until thy bed dreams and fears do not meet Sinking hope, lost in thought By spiders web our hearts are caught Porcelain flesh and wicked taunts A ghostly desire to forever haunt Drowning in devotion and whispered sins A shouted memorial lost in the wind Seeking her, I call thy name A love lost once is never the same So pray your communion and worship...
I miss your gin soaked kisses and tobacco infused hugs, the stench of you always suffocated my lungs. Long after you’d gone, your aroma would linger. I miss your bleary eyes and your sloshy words. The meaningful way you could give merit to incoherent babble because you weren’t ever all there but you weren’t ever entirely gone either. I miss you in the kind of way no one can understand, the way...
I wanna know why Hemingway cracked
Fear of Humanity
Never have I cared so deeply Never have I loved so awfully oh creator, for thee I pine so greatly. This is absolution’s end. Never have you ever sworn so loudly Never have you ever wronged so proudly Oh creator, I admire such beauty But this is how I descend. To the sea to the sea to the sea of fire Oh lover oh lover of such sick desire Burn me up burn me up on the funeral pyre Revenge...
For thousands of years sailors have followed the north star home and though nautical I am not I too yearn for direction Be it day or be it night Through rain, snow or sleet I need simply whisper your name And my heart shall guide my way home. When I am lost, you are my compass
What if it were a galaxy between us
That which has become so familiar and which I wish were still a stranger All too similar to what I’ve grown to despise What constitutes your center and populates your lands is of what you are is of who you are is everything I wish to oppose Putrid, Vile, Ghastly, Despicable, You Yearning for some semblance of youthful naivety When you were beautiful and full of wonder When I had a...
A clever jab at interoffice politics
Your calls are very important to us So please stay on the line You are a valued member of the team We would hate to waste your time Please clock in now We wish to begin We need you focused Until your life ends Slave away at something you hate Every day on the calendar is simply a date Mark off the numbers as your life passes you by You came here to work You came here to die We’ve...
Riot Fest 2013
Holy Fucking Shit. I need to change my shorts.
Was about to message a dude from the thrash tag
Asking him to check out my bands new song When I realized he was at the Chicago gig and I accidentally drop kicked an empty beer can into his face.
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE
People in Chicago fucking love Tropical Storm! Its easy to get a little down on yourself when it seems like no one in your home city gives a shit about your band, but going on the road and playing for an enthusiastic crowd has me feeling great. People were dancing, moshing, chanting, high fiving, laughing, and just generally having a good time instead of standing around trying to look all cool...
The day had turned from bright and breezy to dark and dreary as Jason made his way further up the mountain. The higher he climbed the denser the trees seemed to grow, to the point where he could barely make out the sun above him. The rays of light struggled to break through the canopy and what little managed to reach the forest floor wasn’t doing much to light his path. He had set out a bit...
FUCK MY PISSY LIFE
Time for Game Six.
Lets go Blues!
Sent to suffer for sins I did not commit I languish beneath the tides beneath the stars At the bottom of everything I wait Planning and plotting scheming and scamming brooding and building an army of formidable foes composed of great evil wretched souls who look to me for guidance I will launch my assault on the throne And I will punish you for punishing me I will punish you for...
I like to walk around department stores
Studying the faces of the people there. Mostly the employees, sometimes the customers but usually the employees. I study their faces as they conduct mundane transaction after mundane transaction. Interacting with their customers in entirely robotic fashion. Faking a smile for the twenty seventh time that day when someone quips “Oh does that mean its free?” after the product refuses to scan. ...
We sat at the bar smoking cheap cigarettes and ignoring those around us who were discussing politics and you passed me a glance it seemed to say more than any words we had ever shared So I walked you to your car a custom not so customary on nights like these I knew the kiss was coming but for some reason it caught me unprepared and I think those are usually the best kind the kisses you...
Your nightmares are a battlefield
What fear we find when alone in our minds it is ancient and true What torturous reality exists within our brain handed down to us from generations long ago Serves a valid purpose To teach and to tell Your nightmares are a training course Showing you the ways of archaic intuition The primal knowledge of lost souls You know what you know because they knew And inside of you they shall...
Its time to die
COPS drinking game
blackfuckingjackals: 1. Drink every time All Cops Are Bastards (credit to Dan from Cross Examination)
Cinco De Thrasho was a HUGE success
All of the bands were fucking awesome and the crowd raged all night long. Big thanks to Vanlade, Psychosomatic, Lich King, Cross Examination, Black Fast, Fetal Injury and Smash Potater for playing. Wish someone would have been filming when Cross Exam made it rain “blood” from the rafters during their raining blood cover. Can’t wait till next years! Who should we get this...
Why am I awake?
I need to go to sleep. Tonight is a big night. To be excited I’m not that excited. I don’t want to deal with tonight.
Attention LA Kings
Suck my dick.
RIP Jeff Hanneman