Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Projects

I started this blog, Punk Turns 30, in January of 2005... when punk rock as we know it was turning thirty.

That was ten years ago!  That was also about a million visitors ago, according to my statistics.

That makes punk rock FORTY!

I celebrate it now in ways that lend it the honor and dignity a creature of a certain age deserves.

Please visit the following two sites to keep up on the latest:

one of my upcoming photo books

current collaborative project

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2014 Recommended Reading

So, this morning, I received this email from Amazon.  Awfully nice of them, this is a great read by a clever writer.  Funny thing, however - the photo on the cover of the book is mine!  Dear readers, you do know this image of Lorna Doom from the Germs in their first rehearsal in Pat Smear's mom's West Los Angeles garage.

A year or two ago or so (I have no concept whatsoever of time anymore, sad to say), I was asked by the publisher of Chick Bassist if I would license this image and I was thrilled.

Since the book was published, I've gifted it to friends; I've also found its author Ross Lockhart and we now follow each other on Twitter, and I follow his blog and we are mutual fans.

This leads me to recommend some more reading for you all - I'm sure that like me, you still like BOOKS that you can hold in your hand and put on your shelves, just like you prefer vinyl albums to CDs and those horrid compressed MP3s... the way it should be.

Go buy some books, why don't ya?

There is a link to my fave rock n roll books as well as the books my photos are in over to the right ------>

Thursday, November 14, 2013

1978 Happens Again in East Nashville - November 15 & 16

I will be showing some photos taken in 1978 at this fun weekend at Nashville's Family Wash.
You should come and check it out.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This Weekend - Get Hip Get Art Punk Rock Day of the Dead Show!

It's almost here! We are counting down to Friday's Get Hip Get Art Punk Rock Day of the Dead shindig. Check out what Pittsburgh's Pop Filter has to say about it:

We will be showing images that have never been exhibited before! Come see and celebrate our recently departed punk rock icons Lou Reed, Mick Karn (below, of Japan), and many more.

I recently restored all the frames from the single 24-exposure roll of film I shot when I saw Japan at the Starwood in Los Angeles, 1978.

Born Andonis Michaelides to Greek Cypriot parents, in Nicosia in 1958, Mick Karn's family relocated to England when he was 3 years old.  He and David Sylvian, Richard Barbieri and Rob Dean formed the glam-influenced band Japan in 1974.

Karn remained active in music until the end.  In 2010, he was diagnosed with late stage cancer, to which he succumbed in January 2011.

Mick Karn, 24 July 1958 – 4 January 2011

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed, RIP

Lou Reed