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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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December 28, 2013



Oh, so sorry you had a bad year.
I know this is cold comfort but your blog made my year better for me. The references to bands, songs and places I hadn't thought of in a while and their reminders of youth, joy, possibility was why I kept coming back to read the blog.

And also that someone else remembers a Manhattan, now mostly vanished, literally, economically and spiritually. And remembers it very well.

Thank you so much.
Best wishes for the new year.



you have a great blog but complaining bout the far right in #13 and then the taxman in #14 ... maybe you want to re-evaluate your opinions for consistency. and look into how the deficit will swallow your kids' future.

GG Allin

Leave it to a commentor to make a political statement out of this post, which was a very good one, btw. A bit sad, but I hope you can build on the positives in your life and make 2014 better.

Alex in NYC

Well, Wayne, for a start, my statement in #13 wasn't a complaint, it was an assertion. My allusion to the tax man in #14 wasn't a complaint either, rather it was a straightforward answer to a direct question. My opinions about the far right are completely consistent. What you're probably failing to glean is that I'm not a single issue voter. Maybe my undying contempt for uber-conservative, Bible-banging Tea Partiers and their ilk has nothing to do with taxes and more to do with other issues? And while, gosh, it's *really super swell* that you like my blog, if you're upset by the fact that you and I obviously hold different perspectives on certain topics, might I suggest you go read instead.


I'd like to echo Deirdre's comment, and I, too, hope things look up for you in 2014. All the best, mate.

Jim Yoakum

I enjoy your blog very much. Hope 14 is a good one for all. Keep yer chin up, good times a-comin'.

Jeff Jotz

I didn't have much to celebrate in 2013 either but we're both the parents of kids who presumably we love very deeply. So we gotta press on and do our duties to help them grow up to be fantastic adults.

David Sierra

hope 2014 is a better year for you.

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