Friday, December 17, 2010

Estate Sale

Please look to my new blog for all future updates on published work and random thoughts.

Savage Glitter

Monday, December 13, 2010


-"Thousands- Out of the thousands who are known, or who want to be known as poets, maybe one or two are genuine and the rest are fakes, hanging around the sacred precincts trying to look like the real thing. Needless to say I am one of the fakes, and this is my story." -Leonard Cohen

-"Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing.
...To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it." -Charles Bukowski

-"First the window, then it's to the wall. Lil Jon, he always tells the truth..." -Vampire Weekend

Friday, December 10, 2010

Don't Throw Me Down Clark

"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse."

Song for Today- The Morning Benders-"Excuses"

Monday, November 15, 2010

BlazeVox Fall 2010

Check out a nice little goodie bag of new poems featured in the Fall 2010 issue of BlazeVox. Right here, right now!

Song for Today-The Morning Benders-"Excuses"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Referential Magazine

My contributor page for Referential Magazine is now up. One poem has been posted and at least one more to come. Check it out- HERE!

Song for Today- As Tall As Lions-"Ghost of York"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wyoming Arts Council Artist Roster

Here's a quick introduction blurb from the Wyoming Arts Council as I have been inducted as a member to the Wyoming Arts Council Artist Roster this year!


And here's a link to my artist page on their home site-

Roster Artist-Jason Joyce

Song for Today-Warpaint-"Stars"

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Rubbish Zoo

My band, now going by the moniker, The Rubbish Zoo, will be playing our first show in our new town on October 7th. More details below.

Naugatuck River Review Summer Issue

I have a poem featured in the Summer Issue of
The Naugatuck River Review. Please stop by and check it out.

Orange Coast Review, Fall 2010

I have a new poem published in the Fall Issue of the Orange Coast College Review. I will reading at their release party on September 24th.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Poets and Artists August 2010

One of my newer poems, with a very TGIF tinge to it, is featured in the August 2010 issue of Poets and Artists.

Check it out here!
Poets and Artists-August 2010

Song for today- We Are Scientists-"Foreign Kicks"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Our new EP "Tie Strings To Important Things" is now available on


Song for Today- Circa Survive-"Get Out"

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tie Strings To Important Things

Monday, June 7, 2010

If The Shirts Fits

Song For Today-Ra Ra Riot-"Can You Tell"

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Bullets can cut a man down.
Bombs can kill a large group of people.
Slapping a woman can make love die.
But, say the word fuck, and nothing will happen.

The day we become afraid of words, is the day we call it quits.

Song for Today-Band of Horses-"Laredo"

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


One of my poems is featured in the Spring 2010 issue of The Tulane Review. You can find out more about the journal here: The Tulane Review.

Song for Today: Monsters Of Folk-"Dear God (Sincerely MOF)"

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tie Strings To Important Things

Brand new songs up now on the band's Myspace!

Save My Hero on Myspace

Song for Today-Foals-"Miami"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

When You Find An American Flag

Song for Today-Arcade Fire-"Wake Up"

Friday, May 21, 2010


It seems these days every other person I come across that is "writing a novel" already has the cast picked out for the movie adaptation of the book and the outfit they plan to wear to the premiere neatly set out...ready and waiting...

This is an interesting perpetuation to examine, propagated by J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer's success stories, that now the writing of a novel is seen as a transitory step to blockbuster movies and merchandise deals.

On one hand it is great to see so many people enthused about writing and bringing to life creative new worlds, but juxtapose this to their underlying motivation and it is hard not to at least partially discredit their undertakings. Yet, I think the end product itself will justify this idealization of the writing process, as generally those who are writing these fantastical new novels as a shot at stardom don't always have anything groundbreaking to say, and very well could benefit from a writing workshop or six.

Write to write, write for the love of being creative. Write because you have something to share with the world (that could only be described by you because it has been seen from your unique perspective). If it's well done the people will come.

Song for Today- Lightspeed Champion-"Marlene"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


There were tornados yesterday.

Note: Remember this feeling, this undulating happiness, this positive wave below a surface of waves just about to break.

Song for Today- The XX-"VCR"

Monday, May 17, 2010

Soon To Be Far From Settling

Check out Save My Hero's TUMBLR

Song for Today- Sleigh Bells-"Crown on the Ground"

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Let's Not Get Married" in Diverse Voices

My poem "Let's Not Get Married" is featured in the newest issue of Diverse Voices Quarterly. Follow the link or browse the Issu version below.

Song for Today-The xx-"Crystalised"

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I have a poem featured in the April 2010 issue of San Pedro River Review from Arizona. The theme for the issue is "Bars, Diners, and Dives".

Check it out here- San Pedro River Review Contributor Page

Song for today-Mayer Hawthorne-"When I Said Goodbye"

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Song for Today-OK Go-"White Knuckles"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mrs. Doubtfire! And A Poem in Eudaimonia Poetry Review

Check out a new poem featured in the Spring Issue of Eudaimonia Poetry Review

"Turning Off Someone Else's Porch Light"

Song for Today-MGMT-"Flash Delirium"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Earth Is Filled With Precious Things

New poem up now in Issue #2 of The Basilica Review. Read now: "The Earth Is Filled With Precious Things

See Also: Band Business at Chuckie Cheese

Song For Today- Deas Vail-"Excuses"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Modern Romance on

Up for a second go. Check out my poem bobbing and weaving in a later round-
Modern Romance on

Song for Today-OK Go-"This Too Shall Pass"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

When You Said Goodbye

Monday, March 1, 2010


Check out a new poem up now from The Litter Box.

Darling Rides Shotgun

Song for Today-Death Cab For Cutie-"We Looked Like Giants"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Song for Today-Closure In Moscow-"Sweetheart"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Unfamiliar Ghosts in an Unfamiliar House

"I've got my life in a suitcase, ready to run run runaway."

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Old (School) Spirit

My friend Jeff bringing it back old school style.

Song for Today-Look Mexico-"You Aren't Afraid of the Dark Are You?"

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Neave

I have started writing articles for The Neave Online Publication. You can check out My Personal Page here. Or just follow this link to have a go at the magazine as a whole- The Neave Online Publication

Song for today- Angels & Airwaves- "Hallucinations"

Friday, February 12, 2010

Flea Market Devils

Now this is a great combo of games...

Just posted a new song a la our band on Myspace- "The Devil In Details"

Song for today- Analog Rebellion-"Brain (does not)=Heart"

Monday, February 8, 2010

Poets and Artists Embeeded

Poets and Artists (O&S), working through Issuu, now has the capability to let one embed an issue of the journal into their profile. Thus I wanted to post the issue in which one of poems is featured. The hard copy is also available through their site, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Support the journal with your eyes and thoughts, they are putting out some great work!

Song for Today- The Almost-"Hands"

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Poem Up in Time for a Super Football (and Puppy) Bowl Party

Thanks much to for showing the love!

"What I Thought About When..."

Suggestions for the day- video- "World's Greatest Dad", book-"I Was Told There'd Be Cake" (Sloane Crosley), song- Brightwood-"Swan Song"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Again, Again

I Love College (correction I miss college, and yep that's Arj Barker poking around)
Song for Today- Manchester Orchestra-"Shake It Out"

Friday, January 29, 2010

Two New Poems in Atonal Poetry Review

Keepin it fresh, check it...

Atonal Poetry Review

Song for Today- Summer Camp-"Ghost Train"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Three Man Force Skit-Mike's Cleaning Service

Song for Today-Angels and Airwaves-"Heaven"

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Saved By The Bell

When you find exactly three pairs of pants in the exact right size for each different size person, the picture needs to be lo-fi too.

Song for Today- Motion City Soundtrack-"A Life Less Ordinary (Need A Little Help)"

Monday, January 11, 2010

The NBA and Cliche, Thoughts 1

A preface: I very much enjoy and embrace the idea of Twitter and having a very small amount of words to get across big ideas (at times). I was thinking recently about wanting to write a post regarding pro sports players and following this with a post about the worn out cliche phrases people throw around. I have a tendency to ramble and waste space and words. Thus, I want to regularly lay out my thoughts in a more concise form. And we arrive at "Thoughts".

I find it hard to imagine why NBA players feel they need to carry guns.

NFL players: usually wide receivers, YOUR job is to catch an oval leather ball and run until you are knocked down or cross a line. You will be paid extremely generous amounts of money for this. Your only other task is to become really good at doing the above through strength training and drills. If you can't handle this, there are millions upon millions of other people that very likely would do anything to have this JOB, which is what this is bottom line, a job; then again so is working at a cell phone kiosk in a mall- take your pick.

Words that are tired in songs: love, dream, beach, California, breathe, hold on, summer, nights.

If this were a future world a la Kevin Costner in Water World then you very well might be the proverbial toaster in the water.

A double barrel shotgun tattoo with the script- Buy one get one free.

Girls who are unathletic turn me off.

People who incessantly use movie quotes when speaking to you as part of their own diction, like always answering in the affirmative using "totes" (thanks to Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man) make me less than enthused. Along these lines, people who employ cliche, worn-out phrases such as "I will never drink again" also bother me.

"Bullshit is the glue that holds society together."-George Carlin


Asher Roth's "I Love College" is a song that I am playing again and again. I think it has so much more relevance and nostalgia for people who have actually went to college. Obviously.

Friday, January 1, 2010

This is the New Year...Am I What You Expected?

Song for Today-Phoenix-"1901"