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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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April 19, 2008

Comments

EV Grieve

Good stuff, Alex. I'm with you 100 percent. I swung by Etherea yesterday and bought a pile of CDs. Even recruited a few friends to do the same.

MEK

I missed record store day. I got a family, ya know. Sorry, those days are gone for me since Tower closed.

Alex in NYC

What, and I don't? I totally broke from my normal protocol yesterday and actually entered a record store with my two-year son in his stroller (this was at Academy on 18th Street, who were very accommodating). Normally, I wouldn't dream of either subjecting fickle record fans to the potential of my child screaming, much less subject my son to the dusty, dank darkness of a record store, but circumstances demanded it.

MEK

I'm Long Island boy anyway..there is not much out here anymore.

Pat S.

Shopping for a disc is fun and rewarding, but does getting music online really make you lazy or mean that you aren't as into music? Think of all the bands that release their stuff online these days -- if you're an up-and-coming group, it's pretty much the only way to get noticed.

Nothing wrong with good music store nostalgia -- the Record Exchange in Pittsburgh will always be a special place for me, with its black-sticker 50-cent CDs -- but we're approaching "Hey kids, get off my lawn" territory here.

Alex in NYC

As a forty year old father of two, I am *more* than comfortable with telling kids to stay the hell off my lawn.

MEK

If they have it again next year, I will do it..I am a big music fan, I will try my best kids or no kids in tow. I will try to look up the best on Long Island if it exists.

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