marekoromo:

New Jersey, USA, 10/09/2010 (by ka_tate)
@3 years ago with 7 notes
lovehdr:

One more from Jersey City, NJ. 

lovehdr:

One more from Jersey City, NJ. 

@3 years ago with 3 notes
lovehdr:

I’m still here! This one is by downtown Jersey City by Greene Street. I’ll be shooting new things tomorrow so I’ll have more pictures to work on. Also, if not here, I post pictures over at ap-vorundor.deviantart.com

lovehdr:

I’m still here! This one is by downtown Jersey City by Greene Street. I’ll be shooting new things tomorrow so I’ll have more pictures to work on. Also, if not here, I post pictures over at ap-vorundor.deviantart.com

@3 years ago with 6 notes
sharkbite:

Amazing Technicolor Dreamhouse, New Jersey.

sharkbite:

Amazing Technicolor Dreamhouse, New Jersey.

@4 years ago with 12 notes

nineteenfiftysix:

Lifetime - Haircuts And T-Shirts (Lifetime, 2007)

@4 years ago with 17 note and 130 play
duncanthedog:

In Princeton

duncanthedog:

In Princeton

@3 years ago

amydasilva:

Lifetime | Theme Song for a New Brunswick Basement Show

On a recent trip from one end of the New Jersey Turnpike to the other, Jill and I tried to name all the bands that we love from the garden state. This proved to be difficult even with Jess periodically waking up from her nap and piping in that the reason Trenton sounds familiar is because it’s the capital, not because some pop punk band had once resided there. It had been a long day and there are just so many.

I know it’s cool to hate on New Jersey; it smells, the accents are atrocious, it’s fairly dirty and its proximity to New York City is frightening. But here’s the thing; I’ve always loved it.  Upon crossing state lines into NJ, I get the same excited butterflies in my stomach that would appear when my school bus would pass by the whale mural on its way into Boston on an elementary school field trip. I can barely handle the certainty that the pretty, bright lights on the New Jersey turnpike only stop when they hit an organized suburbia filled with commuters and strip malls. New Jersey seems filled with endless possibilities and things much bigger than myself. For this horrible misconception, I blame Saves The Day.  

At what point my high school love affair with Saves The Day[1] turned into a full-blown love affair with New Jersey, I can’t be sure. But, I’m betting that it was around the time that a boy (whom I undoubtedly had a crush on) said, “Pfft, you’ve probably never even heard of Lifetime.” To which I responded, “Dude, I have obviously heard of Lifetime, I’m just not that into them.” Had I heard of Lifetime? No, of course not. Did I run to Newbury Comics the next chance I got to buy Jersey’s Best Dancers?[2] Absolutely. As soon as I listened, I immediately regretted my response. Lifetime was Saves The Day only better (or, more accurately, Saves The Day was Lifetime, only not as good) which was a harsh reality for my 14-year-old self to face. 

I blew my chances with that boy, but I was determined not to be out-New Jersey pop punk band-knowledged again, so I did my research. What I found out was that New Jersey only produced really great bands.[3] It was the type of quick realization that happens when a slew of once unrelated information all comes together and finally makes sense. Saves The Day and Lifetime were only the beginning. Half the bands I had already loved were from New Jersey and every new band the internet led me to, I loved more than the last.

I’d like to say my obsession with New Jersey has stopped with music, but it hasn’t. Somewhere, buried deep down in pop punk lyrics, something has convinced me that I could be a better person there. It’s only a matter of time before I pack up my things and rent a cheap apartment (tenancy at will, if I’m smart) and my rose colored perception of New Jersey becomes a darkened, harsh reality when I don’t immediately run into Chris Conley at a Quick Stop.


[1]  I say high school as if I haven’t seen them four times in the past year. I’m good at fooling myself.

[2] I chose Jersey’s Best Dancers over Hello Bastards for one reason: most adorable album title.

[3] With the exception of Thursday. Thursday is the worst.

@3 years ago with 11 note and 30 play
mymatchyourfire:

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Salt water taffy is THE best! End of story.

mymatchyourfire:

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Salt water taffy is THE best! End of story.

@4 years ago with 6 notes
lazybutterfly:

Hoboken, NJ
March 2010

lazybutterfly:

Hoboken, NJ

March 2010

@4 years ago with 15 notes
jerseyshorelife:

The Asbury Lanes - part bowling alley, part bar, part punk club. A pretty rocking place that’s been in Asbury Park since 1961.
Found online.

jerseyshorelife:

The Asbury Lanes - part bowling alley, part bar, part punk club. A pretty rocking place that’s been in Asbury Park since 1961.

Found online.

@4 years ago with 13 notes