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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.
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    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.
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    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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January 20, 2015



No-Tell was run by Deb Parker, the woman who was the original owner of the Beauty Bar on 14th and Babyland.


I was there opening night .. Blew up balloons , and smoked a joint inside with the... Owner! Awesome bar!!

deb Parker

"The Strip" was my first bar, a once a week take over of McCarthy's on 14th street with erupting toilets and crazy ,great garage and psychedelic bands (booked by my partner Gary Balaban), then came my favorite home away from home: "No -Tell Motel" - my first full time bar! (I also did "Girl Bar" nights at Boy Bar and "Girl World"events at The World) While No-tell was still running I opened "Babyland" which was an old kid's store turned insane kid themed bar & ice cream parlor (?!) and we would all go back and forth on Ave A between the two joints. After that came "Beauty Bar", & "Barmacy" (with partner Paul Devitt)... but truly "No-Tell" had the best ,insane staff of wild, tough women and funny, sweet guys and really wacky clientele, obscenely drunken nights and soo much FUN! The East Village was funky and dirty and dangerous and great back then; really we felt like nocturnal outlaws! I miss it, but that era has gone and I don't look back, but in fondness. NYC is a rich kids playground now. Club 57 started it all and Mudd club, Tier Three, Area all followed. I remember when you did that interview and no one who worked there gave a fuck about celebrities. We were the celebrities, or so we thought, and man did we have a good run! Thanks for bringing it all home again.

deb Parker

I forgot to mention the Pyramid which was life changing ! I booked Thurs nights there with Jody Kurilla We called it "Mod Tee Pee" and we booked some great bands and she d.j ed but between Lady Bunny, Wendy Wild, Brian Butterick, Zack at the door and the whole crew there, that place was magical and so dark (literally)!

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