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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 20, 2012



I don't know where Madonna went wrong, I used to love her during that era. A Certain Sacrifice is her actual first movie that was also filmed in the village. It's a crap movie but worth watching for glimpses of NYC in that time period.


D.S.S. One of my all-time favorites. Richard Edson also made a great cameo. And Susan trades her jacket for a pair of boots in Love Saves the Day. Sushi ... I cooked it up, it tasted just like fish. RIP Rockets Redglare!

James Taylor

I remember thinking this was a very cool movie when I first saw it, and one that perfectly summed up the vibe of downtown New York in the eighties. The last scene was actually shot at the Bleecker Street Cinema (I believe The SoHo Memory Project wrote about this). I often think of it in the same vein as "After Hours" (maybe also because Rosanna Arquette's in both).

Madonna's mere presence has perhaps caused it to be underappreciated over time. Hard to remember today, but Ms. Ciccone was once a very cool woman and a staunch defender of anti-establishment sentiments. I can never bring myself to delete "Into The Groove" from my iPod.

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