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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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September 18, 2008


Tim B.

He's a pretty uncomfortable guy in general. I've had my experiences with him, and have heard some other things which I won't repeat here. I wouldn't take it too seriously...


I think you did the right thing. Don't stop being you just because people can't stand being themselves.


i personally have run into a number of celebs and generally give props the same way you attempted to. with the exception of Johnny Ramone (on my first trip to NYC, circa 1982) every one was very cool with it. my faves were running smack into Terrence Stamp (english gangster baddy-type, see The Limey) on St. Marks place or Eli Wallach on Broadway and Houston. jackson's reaction says everything about him, and nothing about you.
i would have done the same thing as you did.


My husband claims that he somehow knows, but doesn't know how he knows, that Joe Jackson lives (or at one point lived) at 13th Street bet. 2nd/3rd Ave.


He was probably wasted.


I approached actor David Morse (Green Mile, John Adams) on 18th street and I don't think he's even a New Yorker. Chelsea is where I used to see all kinds of celebs all the time. It was almost the same kind of reaction when I approached him, he was shocked that I recognized him and looked frightened. It's better to admire your heros from afar, I think.

James Taylor

Although it causes my wife tremendous embarrassment, I've never hesitated to say hello and shake hands with celebrities, especially when they're by themselves. I've also been thrown out of hotels for that sort of thing, but it was always worth it.

Joe Jackson could've taken a cab. If I'd seen him I'd have done the exact same thing (adding that the first time I ever saw the sea was on the beach of his hometown).

About a year ago I ran into Steve Earle and his wife outside my local deli. He was wearing a Yankee t-shirt.

GG Allin

Ya know, it is fans who have put money in his pocket and given him a career. The least he could do is say "thank you." Fuck him. If he wants to be left alone then live with the bubble boy. What a Moop.

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