My Photo

For Those About to Blog,...We Salute You!

July 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

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

Big Laughs

Blog powered by Typepad

« A Return to Insanity? | Main | Pin It to Your Chest »

March 06, 2009



Excellent piece on Paul's Boutique, one of my favorite albums. I have not bought it yet but you now convinced me.


Ok Alex enough is enough, I'm sitting here LAUGHING LOUD into the computer. Can you hear me? Here's what happened:

I was chuckling about being conned into buying remasters that are really just loud and was compelled to read that sentence to my husband, who had just walked in from doing laundry. I hadn't yet read down about where you were going with this, when my husband said, "Ha, that's funny because look what I picked up today at Virgin for 10 bucks." And he handed me, still in the plastic - Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique 20th Anniversary Edition.

While I looked at the CD my husband asked me if the article was about Beastie Boys. I thought to myself, well that would be weird if it was. And then I continued reading... leading to the LAUGHING.

Alex in NYC

Whoa. That *is* weird.


While I'll be skipping this reissue, I for some reason can't wait to purchase The Who Sell Out (Deluxe 2-CD Edition) for the umpteenth time...

jon abbey

some remasters sound decidedly better, the last wave of Bob Marley discs, the recent Can reissues, the Betty Davis records that were done last year. I spend a good part of my life obsessed with how to make CDs sound better, so maybe I'm more attuned to it, dunno.

but Paul's Boutique is a record I know really well (one that you and I fully agree on, Alex), and I don't hear a difference here. I DLd a lossless version, I'm not buying the new one.


Intersection of Ludlow and Rivington on Google maps:,+New+York+City&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&gl=us&ei=Ix60SZStAdSBtgfVnIG7Bw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=image

Alex in NYC

I swear, I could waste an entire day just messing around on Google Maps.


awesome idea with the Google maps. I would not have thought of that. Now, if we can only find the actual Paul of Paul's Boutique. Think they were really in Brooklyn.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)