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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 01, 2016



I hear ya brother. Have been walking around with it for 28 years now, though luckily also to a quite manageable extent. Story goes around that rebooting the brain can stop tinnitus in rats. Next step: to see if it works with humans too.

Here is one article out of many:

I have been called a rat many times, so I'm hopeful ;)


I've had raging tinnitus for the last 18 years, triggered (oddly) not by spending too much time at punk clubs but by ODing on Vicks cough syrup. I was working at a place that allowed only 10 days a year of paid sick leave, and with migraines I easily blew all of them before catching the flu from a coworker who wouldn't stay the fuck home when he was sick. I literally chugged the stuff from the bottle so I wouldn't cough my lungs up at work. Within three days my ears were ringing so loud I couldn't sleep. Now they've settled into a low but constant hum: therapy and stress management have taught me how to ignore it. Having music in the background (softly played) helps when it's really bad, but two neurologists, one a researcher at Mayo Clinic, told me they can only manage the condition, not cure it. I'm glad my son, who's now playing in his own band, wears earplugs. I'd hate for him or any kid have to go through this.

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