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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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July 19, 2011


GG Allin

The Original Wrapper?! NOO!! Possibly the uncoolest video of all, with Lou in his clean and sober early 80s "I'm A Nice Guy" mode. Lou, who was always ahead of the trends (or simply on an island of his own) is attempting to FOLLOW the trends here with this new thing called "rapping!" This is the only Lou LP I refuse to keep in my collection.

Shame on you!!! lol


kudos on the CSC referral as they were a pique of culture to come, however on the case of lou reed, it certainly seems a bit of a puzzle until someone sounds out... which obviously you have very well... thanks.


This was the first Lou Reed I saw, and I thought it was just some random bit of fandom... but, as you point out, clearly not.[email protected]/5874885206/

But my favorite vaguely rocker-related bit of grafitto is this, on Hudson Street:[email protected]/5756676680/

Alex in NYC

Hey Scott -- yeah, I've seen that, although it always bugs me, as it's Rod STEWART, not Stuart.


The answer I think lies in my recent post Magic and Loss. It seems in 2009 that Supreme t-shirts did a neighborhood posterbombing of Lou Reed wearing their shirt. Street Artists like Faile set about "vandalizing the posters. I researched their side of the story to find out why. According to a post at NFS they got incensed that 'Their Turf" was being covered up and retaliated. this looks like fallout,a mock posting of Lou done by artists as they would have preferred it to be done the first time.

Alex in NYC

Cheers, Ulfdub -- awesome blog, by the way!

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