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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 02, 2014

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Mark Satlof

Hey I did the same thing, bought it when it came out. Except I never got through the whole thing. I think what happened w/ the price is Rhino reissued it even though it was supposed to be handmade and limited edition forever. I almost sold mine when it was like 300 bucks.

URLBrenner

My friend! I have had very similar experiences when shopping my stuff around to record stores. In fact I have a pile now that I want to part with, but after several demoralizing episodes at CD and vinyl shops in the past I stopped doing that years ago. I keep saying that I'm going to eBay what I have now, and some day I will, but I haven't had the full eBay selling jones in a while. Meanwhile I avoid resale at shops. Just ain't worth it. When I still sold to shops most, even when there was alot of them would just low-ball the hell out of me. Sometimes I would walk out and not sell a thing because it was just mucho insulting. The only exception was Rockit Scientists. That guy, while not offering you tons of cash, I felt at the very least was fair with his offerings. I never walked out of there after after a sale feeling like there was a crow bar shoved all the way up my ass. I hear you loud and clear on Second Hand Rose. Don't EVEN get me started. Alot of these places, if they could get away with giving you a buck per record at all times they would, and probably continue to do it regularly. Your best bet is eBay if you don't want to feel raped on the resale. If that doesn't work, gift it to a friend that's a Stooges fan. Then it'll be their problem…

'Oooh I've been dirt/and I don't care..'

DrBOP

The screwed up thing about even ebay, etc. these days is that somebody someplace will pull the price down by offering up a glitzy pic of the treasured item that is, in effect, not in good shape.....you would know that....but it doesn't seem to matter. The hive mind then sees your asking price as outrageously high.
One example.....I've been carting around the first 20 Stiff Records 45's since I bought them originally in 1975 as imports.....PRISTINE condition.....NEVER played.....been offered as low as $40 for all of them at record stores....and there is ALWAYS somebody on Ebite offering them for FIFTEEN bucks.....one guy once for FIVE BUCKS!....WHY even bother "collecting"?
Only place in our town that offered decent prices was an antique shop that had old original issue jazz/blues/R&B for sale "in the back room". He appreciated what the records "meant" and stood for. His reward was having to close the place last year AFTER 85 YEARS and 4 generations in the same store. Reason = NOT his fair prices paid.....FUCKin' landlord QUADRUPLED the rent. This is in a town of barely 100,000.
Best luck I've found is fan-sites where people at least appreciate the fact that the stuff is still treasured by SOMEone....and realize the worth of a piece of your soul.Best of luck.

Jumbles

Hey guys, don't go cray cray. That set used to sell for HUNDREDS of dollars on eBay. Then, in 2010, the set was reissued and prices evened out at a much more sane $80-100.

Sorry, Alex, but you missed the Funhouse Sessions gravy train by about 4 years!

Alex in NYC

Let this please be the very first and the very last time the term "cray cray" is used in conjunction with this blog.

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