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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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December 20, 2008



I love Rush. Thanks. (I'm I the only one who comments on this blog?) Have a good one.


Well you are consistent. The same people I know who love Yes also love Rush. Like Steve Miller, Rush is a band I could never understand despite many people over the years telling me to listen to them again, or to a certain song, or album, or whatever. I have tried, but just don't get it. Maybe with a different singer I could, but you have to really like that guy's voice to listen to more than :30 of him. Just writing this puts that voice in my head, thanks a lot.

Am I dreaming or was Rush on Colbert Report recently to promote a reunion tour or something?

Alex in NYC

I would never push anyone to listen to Rush if they didn't immediately warm to them. As you suggest, they're a band you either "get" or you don't. That said, Geddy hasn't really sang with that shrieky yelp voice since the late `70s.

Personally speaking, I don't think Geddy's voice (even at it's most shrill) is anywhere near as grating as, say, Patti Smith's or Bob Dylan's.

And yes, Rush were on the Colbert Report earlier this year. And they played "Tom Sawyer" from the MOVING PICTURES album. They weren't promoting a reunion tour. They've never really broken up, but Neil Peart went on an extended hiatus following the deaths of his wife and his daughtr within the course of a single year.


I think any Rush and Neil Peart fan would appreciate this movie, Adventures of Power. Being a huge Rush fan myself, when I happened upon this movie at a film festival, I couldn't get enough of it! I mean who hasn't sat in their living room air drumming to their favorite Rush songs?

you won't regret it!


@Mishkinow in the USA maybe.but if you speak about him in Italy or Spain for exmlpee nobody knows who he is.btw heoverrated about his skills but in the past was an incredible pioneer.a sort of Bonham,Moon and palmer combined.

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