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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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October 13, 2016


EV Grieve

Happy birthday!

Some time we will have to discuss BUYING a t-shirt at a concert at a certain age... like I may or may not have done recently...


Wow.. Happy Birthday to both of us. We share the same birthday (although I am 52 today) and the exact same taste in music, culture, etc. ... even though our politics could not be more different. Still ... all the best. 50s are not much different than 40s BTW. More maturity and value of what really matters as you realize you have less time to enjoy... also, the beginning of "retiring" of some old pursuits and habits as you realize they are no longer worthy of said time. Enjoy ... but be aware always of the circle of life.

David George

Happy birthday, Alex.

IMO, the 50s aren't much different than the 40s except that I believe there is less second-guessing.

I do not agree with the poster above who suggests 'retiring' some old pursuits or habits. I happily do exactly the same things I've always enjoyed doing and in some cases, I enjoy them even more.


Happy Belated Birthday, Alex!

The 60's aren't much different than the 50s....

/Get off my lawn.....


I just hit 65, and I can tell 'ya Alec, it's not going to get ANY better! Your body will begin to SERIOUSLY break down in your mid-50s; ALL of your old friends and relatives will DIE (most likely in a HORRIBLE manner); your brain will slowly stop responding to your inner will; your dick will simply stop responding to ANYthing; ALL of your cultural references will stop resonating for anyone you meet/deal with who are under 25; waiters, retail and government personnel will begin to treat you as if you are failingly feeble, ALWAYS in need of assistance; hair will begin to grow on your body in places that you didn't even know EXISTED; (BRACE YOURSELF NOW!!!) the Drumpf comb-over hair-style will begin to make sense ; listening to the news will ONLY bring a reluctance to leave your home....EVER! ; and you WILL reach a point where you have to watch screaming in pain OR joy so that you don't have to watch your dentures bounce off the floor.

The ONLY benefits of your 50s will be the T-Shirts. Sold an early 80s Aerosmith (?) for 200 bucks last year WITHOUT it being for sale ('ferREALS) unsolicited offer yet. So my suggestion to you is dry-clean ALL of your T's, pop 'em in plastic bags, sell half, and BUY THAT 1960 METALLIC POWDER-BLUE CORVETTE that you will soon NEED to get even your wife to go out with you (considering the drooling'n'all).

Other than that, enjoy the year dude.

wayne barron

Happy Birthday Alex, 49 slipped through the net back in May for me but I can confirm it's okay up here in the 50's. Tomorrow I am re-embarking on a musical path and a sound engineer friend is helping me record a Christmas song inspired by my youngest daughter a few years ago. after all these years I've jumped from drums to ukulele and vocals. Who knows, maybe my greatest creation is yet to come - only this time I'm hoping for less sweat and blisters and more dollar. Enjoyed the answers to your questions, great to see you're still the lovely human being I met back in 1993 and 3 cheers for banging the drum of enthusiastic dads. You're looking good man, have a mother fucking great birthday weekend....Love from the UK x (a confession, I often pass on your youtube clips as if finds of my own. My friends think I'm an indie elitist of the highest order.) Wayne

David George

To DrBop, re: this

>>Your body will begin to SERIOUSLY break down in your mid-50s;

It depends on the body.

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