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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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October 07, 2018

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NoOriginalArt

That Times piece already feels like ancient history.

In a sense it is, since most of Trump's tax fraud took place back when Bill Clinton was in the White House and investigation of white collar crime in the private sector fell off while both the Times and the feds were busy investigating Whitewater and the semen stains on Monica Lewinsky's dress. (Anyone remember that, besides us old folks?) The Repugnicans were so busy digging up dirt on the Clintons that nobody bothered to notice that Trump and his corporate cronies were already ass deep in the cesspool.

And...to be honest, I feel a little guilty about this. Those of us living in New York at the time knew Trump was a motherfucker, throwing old people out of apartments they'd lived in all of their adult lives and refusing to rent or sell to African American families. A friend who works in real estate told me 10+ years ago that when Trump got hit by a fine for some code violation, he'd refuse to pay it until the city took him to court: and then the city attorney's office would be forced to settle for a far smaller amount than what Trump was originally hit with.

So we knew from the start he was a corrupt, shitfaced pig, but well this is New York City, all those rich guys are like that, anyone can be bought off with a big campaign donation. We shrugged, at least I did. And when he announced he was running for President, I laughed and thought it was a stunt, like most people I knew. I never thought he'd win, but then I didn't know the level of ugly that was rising in this country. And now the whole fucking nation is stuck with him, not just us New Yorkers. He went from just another asshole in a Fifth Avenue limo to a malignant evil taking over the US. We could have stopped him back when, but *shrug* New York.

Was Proxy

Still check in every so often and sorry to still see so much political pablum. But since it's here...

Elections have consequences and one of them is that President Trump gets to appoint justices and a GOP Congress gets to confirm them regardless of Dem delays and mischief.

Yes mischief, the same mischief that unfortunately worked with Bork, and thankfully failed with Thomas & Kavanaugh. Nice try, no biscuit.

Trump now is 2 for 2 - with Breyer & RBG on deck and 6 years to go.

The outrage of Hollywood & the media simply make it even more likely it will continue as their Trump Derangement Syndrome is so over-the-top mentally ill that it alienates everyone not ultra-hard left.

Thus: Red Waves in 18 and 20, and two more SCOTUS appointments in the medium term. It's really wonderful all around.

Alex in NYC

"gets to confirm them regardless of Dem delays and mischief. "

Oh, you mean mischief like the GOP not even sitting for a Merrick Garland vote? Hypocrisy.

Alex in NYC

"sorry to still see so much political pablum"

Feel free to stop checking, then.

Was Proxy

LOL hypocrisy? ... the GOP was only able to avoid Garland - and confirm Kavanaugh - thanks to that genius Harry Reid's shortsightedness in ramming through his "nuclear option". Cost the dems the court. Thanks Harry!

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