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  • 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 06, 2013



This reminds me of back when I won a (now pretty rare) box set of Venom albums ("Here Lies Venom" including their first three studio LPs and a pic. disc of American Assault) from Metal Edge Magazine back in 86-87 or so. The package came to my dads place while I was away for the weekend and upon my return my dad asks "What's in the package?"

I'm ripping it open excitedly to see what I won from Metal Edge (desperately hoping it wasn't a pair of Bon Jovi's stage-worn pants or something equally lame) and out comes the box set. Of course I'm thrilled. My dad takes a casaul glance at the artwork and song titles and dismisses it with a grunted "Looks like a bunch of crap. Whatever floats your boat though - enjoy." And that was that. Had this incident occured at my Moms place I would most likely have been taken to see a Priest or to receive counciling of some kind.

Sadly, early in the 90's I traded the Venom box set for some cash to purchase a couple circa 1978 Kiss jigsaw puzzles that were still near mint condition. I held those for a few years and eventually traded them for a large autographed Kiss Alive III poster that still hangs in my living room. The friend who got the Venom box set still has it and teases me with it ocasionally. One of these days I'm gonna probably just have to pony up the cash and get that thing back in my collection where it belongs.

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