|November 27, 2015 | Found Images

Juergen Teller- Ich bin Vierzig (I am Forty), 2004

Juergen TellerIch bin Vierzig (I am Forty), 2004

Why Is This Not The Lead Song On A Film Soundtrack?

|November 25, 2015 | Video

Human Ingenuity

|November 24, 2015 | Video


|November 24, 2015 | Found Images

Moving House Los Angeles


|November 21, 2015 | Found Images

So beautiful, as so many golden-age comic book covers are. The colors are a little wacky, though.Sub_Mariner_12


|November 20, 2015 | Found Images

The Other Paris

Various And Sundry

|November 20, 2015 | Various And Sundry


* I tend to think of this guy as what America, at our worst, looks like to the rest of the world. However, this is a pretty interesting article


* Here’s the only piece of writing I’ve seen that wonders why it was an Eagles Of Death Metal concert, specifically, that was attacked in Paris


* My failed Ramones audition

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One Minute And Thirty Nine Seconds Of Thunder

|November 19, 2015 | Found Images, Found Sounds


The Dils : Class War

The Dils : Class War

Gee Whiz

|November 19, 2015 | Gear, Video

Abajo En La Calle

|November 19, 2015 | Europe, Spain, Travels

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A unicorn on Moon Street

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I understand that the Falange don’t really have any power anymore, but it’s still freaky to see stuff like this

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This is the house where the fish lives

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Posters near the Plaza De Toro

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Farmacia y Laboratorio Juanse, at the corner of Calle de San Vicente Ferrer and San Andrés. You’d have to be SUCH an asshole to write your shitty tag on something this beautiful. This storefront dates from 1924.



|November 17, 2015 | Found Images

This other photo of Philthy, just because I like it a lot.Phil_Taylor


|November 17, 2015 | Found Images

The Tower Of Peretti


|November 17, 2015 | Found Images

Icy Survivors


|November 15, 2015 | Found Images

Shit! The photography of Gary Green.

Gary Green CBGB

Various And Sundry

|November 13, 2015 | Various And Sundry


* A trunk of perfectly-preserved letters from the 17th century (amazing paper, amazing wax seals)


* Are these the last days of British bands touring America?


* These offices


* When I was a kid, I delighted in listening to records at the wrong speed – 45s at 33, 33s at 45 .. my friend Lem’s parents had an old turntable that played at 16rpm, and we very much enjoyed playing Chipmunks records (especially Chipmunk Punk) at that slow speed. Here is what it sounded like.


* The rise and fall of college rock : how yuppies and NPR gentrified punk – new writing by the always entertaining Ian Svenonious


* OK, OK, more ruin porn


* “Forbidden Zone isn’t for everybody. I don’t know if it’s the level of absurdity or craziness, but it threatens certain people. They just go berserk, hating the film, and others loving it to the same degree for the same reasons. You know, life can sometimes be absurd.”


* MC5 : Beat Club recording session, 1972.


* The current status of every murdered rapper’s case


* The popularity of music genres, 2005-present


* Wah-wah


* Quite an interesting article if you want to know how most of the stuff around you got thereThinnerThinnerWah wah 10


|November 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

They’re going to drop like flies now, the really great ones I grew up with. Especially those who burned so brightly – the various fabulous, colorful, undeniable-song-making rock stars who were born in the 1940’s and 50’s, who were worshipped by, well, we’re talking about the first Motörhead lineup, the original trio, so, boys, mostly, born in the 1960s (us).. so, “You have burned so very brightly, Roy Batty”, or the live version of Both Ends Burning by Roxy Music, or whatever. (they fucking drank like fish every night, and they snorted cheap speed, and that’s why they’re dying, and, have you heard No remorse? And, unless Forest Hills, Queens is some sort of diabolical radium superfund site [and it may well be], why are most of the Ramones dead, while most of the much, much older Rolling Stones are still alive?)

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But, so, I was a punk rocker. And there were zero other punk rockers in my high school, but there was this kid Corky, a metal fan. We had a hilariously antagonistic relationship at first – built into this budding friendship was the fact that nobody else would have either of us, and nobody else in the whole place cared one bit for aggressive music. We ribbed each other. He had home room one period before me, and would draw elaborate Ozzy and Black Sabbath pieces on his desk, which I would proceed to sit at, erase “Sabbath”, draw “Flag”, repeat, repeat, etc.


I had heard the metal I was allowed to like at that point (seen pictures of British punks with Motörhead shirts), but had not gone so far as to purchase the actual music (like, on vinyl import LPs) yet. We started to trade-lend records to each other (shit, Corky, thanks for not scratching my Minor Threat 7″s, the fucking things are worth thousands of dollars now), me receiving all kinds of fantastic new knowledge, Venom’s Black Metal, Exodus’s Bonded By Blood — and one day, he shows up to school, and presents me with No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith and Ace Of Spades, Bronze Records import albums with the shiny British covers, and says, “Here, I found these in the trash, you can have them.”


Certainly, the studio version of Ace Of Spades is the immortal track, but my jam, in them days, was the live version of The Hammer. I got into metal, and Corky became a punk, and then a skinhead, and then the leader of the Chicago SHARP skins, I kid you not. Years later, Philthy and I had the same storage space in L.A., and he used to drive in there in a goddamn pink Cadillac. I kid you not. Man, rock stars.Thinner


|November 12, 2015 | Found Images

Honestly, I feel like Homie got real, real high and then looked through his dictionary for fun words to combine, but this line has always appealed to me.Like A Puzzled Panther


|November 11, 2015 | Found Images

Moebius Hendrix


|November 10, 2015 | Found Images

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Allen Toussaint R.I.P.

|November 10, 2015 | Uncategorized

I’m not gonna say it, I’m gonna play it. From my old vinyl copy of the Southern Nights album. I’m in Madrid, where he died today. Feels weird.Thinner

Allen Toussaint : ” Last Train “

Allen Toussaint : Last Train


Allen Toussaint : ” Southern Nights “

Allen Toussaint : Southern Nights

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