Joseph Massaro is an aspiring and thriving writer, who writes for his pop culture blog, Joe’s Pocket. From writing about “corny” classic horror movies to album reviews, Joe loves writing about pop culture.
Joe is 21-years-old and attends the College at Brockport, where he is currently earning a bachelor’s degree in multi-media journalism. He also served as the Campus Talk Editor and a Contributing Writer for the college’s newspaper, The Stylus for a semester. He hopes one day to write for SPIN or Stereogum.
Even though sometimes his school work will get in the way of his blog, he tries to balance both (If he isn’t writing, he is still listening).
Joe became interested in music journalism in the tenth grade, when he and his best friend both got into record collecting. Listening to albums such as Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms (1985) and the Records’ Shades in Bed (1979). When listening to Shades in Bed, Joe couldn’t believe how underappreciated the Records were and wanted to draw more attention to them.
Joe graduated from high school in 2016, at Red Jacket and attended Monroe Community College soon after. He studied there for two years, where he earned an associates degree in Communications and Media Studies. He is currently at the College of Brockport, where he studying for a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcasting and earning a minor in History. He also served as the Campus Talk Editor and a Contributing Writer for the college’s newspaper, The Stylus for a semester. He hopes one day to write for SPIN or Stereogum.
His favorite artists include: Spoon, Pavement, the Beach Boys, Devo, Beck, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, David Bowie and the Who.
His favorite movies are The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Easy Rider, American Psycho and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
Enjoy this picture of his cat Hobbes with his personal copy of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (that includes a very special skip on “Silence Kid”) below.
Cell Phone: (585) 469-8179