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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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February 27, 2009



Alex, I read the accounts of your tinnitus and cringe as I anticipate a similar fate for myself down the road. I spent way to many shows pressed up against the stacks and have been listening to something jammed into my ear since AM radios came with one of those white, single, mono plugs in the early 70's.
However, may I ask what headphones are you using? If you are using the standard issue Ipod in-ears...GET RID OF THEM.
For $50, you can be into a set of Sennheisers that will fit your ear canal better, sealing out external noise and allowing you to play at a lower volume with better quality sound and volume.
For around $200, you can be into a pair of UE super5-pro's with dual drivers. They come with a number of different adapters to fully isolate exterior noise and allow you to play your ipod at lower volumes. I own both, and would be happy to let you check them out. I have been able to play at a lower volume with an enhanced quality of sound. Really. Here's the link to the UE 5's


I'm with you on Tupelo, great song, great band.


Have you read Jim Sclavunos' Bad Seeds tour diary? He has some insightful comments regarding the tinnitus experienced by most of the members of the Bad Seeds.....

Alex in NYC

Wow! Thanks so much, Paul!!!

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