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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 18, 2017



I work with students who are a lot younger than Sabbat, but thanks to the influence of older siblings, the language bleeds into my classroom. I mostly ignore it, though anything with "---ass" is banned, as is "AF" or anything else that mentions the F word. I'm not exactly pure in my personal speech, but I could be fired if a parent complains that his/her child is learning inappropriate language in Ms. OA's classroom. Fortunately it doesn't crop up much, at least this far into the school year. But give them another summer of playing M-rated video games and listening to Big Bro and his friends call each other dead-ass, and next year's teacher will have to start all over again.


Following the recent age-related posts and comments, here's a pretty good description of what my generation thought of your-my-generation:

"Do 'ya dig?", "Dig THIS!", and simply ending conversations (ESPECIALY with adults) with "Dig" would drive ALL of our authority figures absolutely NUTS.
A younger, local and kind'a hip clergyman would IMMEDIATELY quip back, "Diggin' your way to Hell. son" with a smile on his face. (He might have been right.....we'll see.)

And why do I end with this particular relevant-again cut?

For no good reason, Alex.....for no good reason ;^)

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