Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Poems in Rust and Moth!

Do please check out two of my newest poems featured online at Rust and Moth. The journal is amazingly well done and has such great graphics and overall design that it is a treat for the eyes, all words that make it a journal aside. It is an honor to be featured in their Winter 2009 issue.

Head over to Rust and Moth and take a look at all the awesomeness they have going on.

Below I was able to stick in a small version of the actual issue. Click on it and Issuu will guide the way for bringing it up to full size and such.

Song for today- Panic at the Disco-"New Perspective"

Monday, December 28, 2009

Short Story featured in Jersey Devil Press Jan. 2010 Issue

Follow the link below and read the first short story of mine I am fortunate enough to have published online by the fine people at Jersey Devil Press.

Jersey Devil Press Issue Four

Song for Today- Throw Me The Statue-"Noises"

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Poem at 42opus

A poem of mine was posted today at 42opus Online Magazine. Please take a quick read, it happens to be the shortest poem I have written yet.
Hope all your door buster sales were fun and exciting this morning. Come to think of you, no one really ever gets trampled during the "come down" sales. If I were to say no one gets trampled during after holiday sales that'd be a lie, as Black Friday technically is after a holiday, though be it after a holiday the minute the table is cleaned off it is forgotten about. (Sidenote: what you just read is probably eighteen times as long as the poem posted, so no excuses now).

42opus Vol. 9 No. 4

Song for Today: Circa Survive-"Holding Someone's Hair Back"

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Interview on Word Press!

Please check out an interview I did set in motion by Didi Menendez and recently posted on Word Press as part of GOSS183::CASA Menendez.

Jason Joyce- Poetry: The First 10 Years of the New Millennium

Song for Today: Rilo Kiley-"Accidntl Deth"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Honest Coffee Drinkers

One of the items I sent into Found Magazine made Find of the Day.

Check it out at

Found Magazine Find of the Day- "Honest Coffee Drinkers"

Song for Today- Vampire Weekend- "Oxford, Comma"

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Poem Up Today on Suss Literary Journal

My poem "Heirlooms Without Heirs" is is being featured this week on Suss Literary Journal. Please check it out!


Song for Today- Bright Eyes- "Classic Cars"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fail Ghosts

Happy Halloween spirit or just someone taking out the trash? I saw this driving on the way to a friend's house, so we obviously had to run back and snap a picture to share with everyone!

Song for today- Fall Out Boy- "Beat It"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Method Carries Happiness

I was browsing through the Urban Outfitters blog and found this amazing window design, set dressing, art direction group out of Paris called Beluga. I wanted to post a link as they have some galleries up of window designs they did in the past and they are phenomenal and inspiring. Hopefully one day soon I can check out their new works in person. Enjoy!

Buro Beluga

Song for the day-Discovery-"Swing Tree"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Battle of the Bands Candid

Having some fun playing the Laramie County Community College Battle of the Bands. We won that night! It was so amazing!
Throwing out some love to October...

Song for today- Passion Pit- "Little Secrets"

Oh and do please check out the new skits we posted on Three Man Force that were premiered Grindhouse style at LCCC last week as a kick off event to their Halloween activities...

Three Man Force on Youtube

Friday, October 9, 2009

Three New Poems Published in Message In A Bottle Poetry Magazine

Do please check out three new published poems that went live today on a brand new online poetry magazine.

Message In A Bottle Poetry Magazine

Current Listening-Brand New-"At the Bottom"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Poetry Review by Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine Editor

"Jason Joyce writes of dreams where the minor characters in our life ‘like the copy toner clerk from work’ inexplicably turn up. He presents a world where the surreal can transform the mundane." - Fiona Sinclair, Message In A Bottle Poetry Magazine

Link to Editorial

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Books and Clones, It Must Almost Be October

A good friend sent me this fancy fun little game on Facebook. I found it rather thought enlightening and felt I must share and hope you will be emboldened to try for yourself.

Rules: List 15 books you've read that will always stick with you. Don't take too long to think about it; just list the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag some friends, including me (even if I didn't tag you!), because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose.

These are in no particular order. I cheated and included series. Also, I most likely forgot a book that changed my life and will regret being limited to 15.

1."The Boxcar Children" Gertrude Chandler Warner
2."The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" Mark Haddon
3."Haunted" Chuck Palahniuk
4."Napalm and Silly Putty" George Carlin
5."Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" Jonathan Safran Foer
6."The Boy Detective Fails" Joe Meno
7."The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" Annie Dillard
8."Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" Chuck Klosterman
9."Found" Davy Rothbart
10."Pastoralia" George Saunders
11."Taking Care" Joy Williams
12."Running With Scissors" Augusten Burroughs
13."Thundercake" Patricia Polacco
14."Animorphs" K.A. Applegate
15."A Whole New Mind" Daniel Pink

Song for Today- Mos Def- "Got"

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Poem in Poets and Artists Magazine

Check out my poem in the Self Portrait Issue of Poets and Artists (O&S) Magazine.

Poets and Artists (O&S)

Current Listening- The Sound of Animals Fighting- "The Ocean And The Sun"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Published Poems

My two poems "Big Empty Rooms" and "Decorate" are featured in this August's issue of The Scrambler. Check them out!

The Scrambler

Song for Today- a general barrage of songs denoting a dance partay in my head.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Out of Order

We were waiting for our flight to Denver in the Vegas airport when we decided to grab some food. Every trash can in the food court was overflowing, except of course the one that was out of order...

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Song for Today-Copeland- "Pin Your Wings"

Monday, July 20, 2009


I need to write more often... Thus I will post a link to a video, that will resolve this...

Three Man Force- "Dreamcatcher"

Song for Today- All Time Low- "Weightless"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Finally, the Tattoo Talk

Maybe it's the craze of a fad? Maybe it's just a rather basic point that makes sense? Maybe, probably, it's the perpetuation and wide reach of tattoo doc shows?
It has become commonplace doctrine that tattoos must must must have meaning to be significant or appreciated. Once a sign of rebellion and individuality, now tattoos are a sign of "fitting-in-ness"; everyone who is everyone has or wants one. Mind you, I find this exciting, as we shall all decorate our bodies up, mar or scar the skin, look exhilarated in the coming down...
I bring this wonderment up because around half the time I am asked by someone to see my tattoo, it is followed up by what does it mean... This alone is a justifiable conversation piece, but I've noticed it solely occurring since TLC's tattoo docs hit prime time. What is being slowly uncovered here is our endless drive for meaning and symbol. Yes, I see what this means...but what does it really mean... Yet I think the appreciation of art and beauty alone is enough justification as to what the meaning of the tattoo is. What better way to express that love than to let someone else create original artwork on your body, that will endure. True, your input need be heavily weighed and respected, but every minute stroke of the piece need not mean something profound and soul-defining for the wearer.
If nothing else, the tattoo documents the experience. No matter what the ink displays, the senses, the emotions, of the time in your life when the piece was done are wrapped into that ink, time capsuled there forever. Even if it may be a regrettable piece, there's a story as to why it happened. People always argue why get something unless it is of profound meaning as it will be there the rest of your life. But, I say think to that, read a good cliche proverb about the journey, not the destination. The tattoo tells a story, whether or not it is profound. Though in searching through everything surrounding and leading up to letting an artist permanently create on your body, I highly believe you can find something there to make meaning...

Song for Today- PlayRadioPlay!- "Some Crap About the Furniture"

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Well, They Got the General Idea

Decided I had to submit this picture to Failblog when I found this written in the athletic equipment store room where I work.

Song for Today- Fall Out Boy- "The (Shipped) Gold Standard"

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Podcast I Was On, Deserves a Look and a Laugh

I felt I had to share this video because it's a good one and worth a laugh at me. So at the beginning of last fall I began working with a reporter for the school newspaper to film brief podcasts to promote the Student Activities Council and our events. The one that is currently up is the introductory one that we filmed. The edits are random as is the clip order. I think the best part though is that the camera was left running between takes and those cuts where I'm shaking my arms or thinking were left. It's a laugh, take a look...

Student Activities Podcast

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Playoff Picture

I rarely watch NBA games, but have been habitually watching the playoffs this year because of Orlando and Denver. These two teams seem a new concept for the NBA- teams with stars, of course, but not made up of the penultimate superstar that scores 50+ points shooting on every other possession. Orlando and Denver play like a team and rely on the logistics of the offense and defense to create. 

And now as I watch the finals, I see Kobe Bryant in and out take the ball, hold it, and either score or miss then complain that he was fouled. I by all means respect him as a player and am inspired by his drive, love, and tenacity for the game and pure's boring. There's no sport in the game when, if somehow the Lakers could figure out how to keep three to four of the opposing team's players distracted, they would only need two players on the floor-one to pass the ball in to Kobe, and then he alone could do what he habitually does to score in and out. 
This is where my love for college basketball comes from I think, as Coach K puts it, "the fist"; five guys working together as fingers to create the more powerful fist, the fist which wins games as a collective of the team's effort. That's why teams like Orlando and Denver are fun to watch, but have less marketability when it comes to the shoes, the clothes, the merch. Lebron tried to do it, but his big man just wasn't as tall as Gasol to catch and put in that occasional miss. Everyone hyped up the potential Kobe and Lebron match-up, and in essence if that finals scenario went down, might as well have paid to just watch the two play one-on-one for 48 minutes.
Superstar players like Kobe wow the fans night in and night out, are guys you want on your team for the clutch situations, and are first on the list to represent our country for the Olympics, but I feel in the end when players like these are craved for in match-ups, they are better suited for boxing or tennis, something nice and individual.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Finding That Common Thread (Link)

Found a good random link that I'm proud of...

Interesting the things you find when one google's their name on their University's website. Check out my info.

Song for today- Lydia- "This is Twice Now"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Words for the Secret Mouth: Divorce Rates

I believe instant gratification is why divorce rates are so high. No being content, just next steps, just marriage. It's graduation and time to settle down, it's the spotlight has shifted and I crave for it to be back on me. The gold standard wedding three years later, time enough to meet someone and put those maps and plans to work. Fast forward, VCR style, with an irresolute picture, pock marked by film scratches, to late twenties when we can't ride the ship out any longer and need a new spotlight so we sink it, and sink it hard. Show up, dress to impress, a number one stunner, and whatever you get is good enough, we'll work out the flaws and discrepancies in the editing room. But the soundtrack is poor, the sound is all off, and I wonder if I'm what you expected?Are you what you expected to be after all these years?

Song for Today: Days Away-"Ideas"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

City Lights Like Movie Tricks

I just saw "Adventureland" and rather enjoyed it.I felt it was for some of the same reasons that I enjoyed Nick and Norah in that it creates this sensational situation that is all movie magic that you underneath know probably won't happen, but it's real enough that it possibly, just, maybe, might... And it makes you search for that girl (or guy) that you want to have a movie moment with and you can envision it. But you think how the city lights cast off the stores in the rain don't actually look like the little circle spots of color, freckles backdropping the spray paint spatters of rain through the tempered glass.And you don't want to be in that situation where you just feel like your insides are permanently out of breath from screwing up and not knowing if you can right the relationship because you'd much rather walk away than stand face to face with that person you screwed up in front of.
Thus, I juxtapose this to the recent ideas of how we just have mas market movies to keep us compacent and content in our ways so that we don't dig below the surface to find that what's supposed to be the penultimate dream is actually gone, stolen and sold for less than its worth by damn thieves.
But if you add the right song, I can't say I care all that much, cause with the right song and the bright lights background, it just feels right.You have that hope that then the person who you picture cast opposite you for the love interest is actually accepting the part. But the lighting isn't quite that well-done, the rain doesn't hit in the right spots, and no matter the angle the little light freckles are more like rays than circles. Save though that it's just the start of summer, and the possibility is always there and it makes you wish you worked a shitty carnival job with awkard friends and new prospects under a black gold sky.See, it all comes down to the right soundtrack I guess.
How it ends though should be like this post I believe. The thoughts just flow and you can't be so concerned that you go back and proofread before posting, and remember to include the firework scene for the night of the 4th. And we feel like this cause it's all just movie magic, camera tricks, and angles angles angles.

Song for Today- This Providence- "Sand In Your Shoes", Band of Horses-"The Funeral"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Some Crap About the Furniture

Song for today-As Tall As Lions-"Breakers"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Seems that I'm only posting pictures in the blog meant to be focused poetry and words. But I guess there are words associated with this in some ways (that and I'm so excited to play with a band that has been an influence for the past few years), and there's always tomorrow. 

This is but the start...

 Song for Today- Minus The Bear- "When We Escape"