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Some Well-Worn Leicas

Brassed and beautiful. One of the great things about Leicas is that when they are used well over the years, brassing takes over the body. The black paint slowly disappears to reveal the warmth of the soft metal below. All of the Leicas that I have continually bought and sold over the years have been production M6 bodies and the top plates are made of a zinc alloy.

No brassing for me unless I buy an MP or an M4 or earlier.

Jim Marshall’s Leica M4:

Jim Marshall's Leica M4

Jim Marshall's Leica M4

It’s a very fine line to draw about taking pictures, you know, not invading someone’s privacy.

-Jim Marshall

Elliott Erwitt’s Leica M3:

Elliott Erwitt's Leica M3

Elliott Erwitt's Leica M3

All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.

-Elliot Erwitt


Nashville | Hatch Show Print

First printing back in 1879, Hatch Show Print is one of the world’s oldest letterpress print shops, now owned and operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is just a block away. Located on Broadway in historic Nashville.

Amazed that I left there without making a purchase.

Shot with a Leica M6 TTL, 35mm Summicron, Agfa APX 400.

Hatch Show Print, Nashville © Doug Kim

Hatch Show Print, Nashville © Doug Kim

Hatch Show Print, Nashville © Doug Kim

Hatch Show Print, Nashville © Doug Kim

Hatch Show Print, Nashville © Doug Kim

Hatch Show Print, Nashville © Doug Kim

Some offerings from their website:

Flatt & Scruggs Show Poster - Sandy Ridge Sandy Ridge, North Carolina, from 1958. Hatch Show Print, Nashville

Flatt & Scruggs Show Poster - Sandy Ridge Sandy Ridge, North Carolina, from 1958. Hatch Show Print, Nashville


Johnny Cash - Triple Johnny. Hatch Show Print, Nashville

Johnny Cash - Triple Johnny. Hatch Show Print, Nashville


Alrico Coal. Hatch Show Print, Nashville

Alrico Coal. Hatch Show Print, Nashville


Graves Whole Hog Sausage. Hatch Show Print, Nashville

Graves Whole Hog Sausage. Hatch Show Print, Nashville


Hassan Hakmoun | Le Poisson Rouge

Hassan Hakmoun performed last week at that great space, Le Poisson Rouge in the Village. The occasion was the Global Music Double Fundraiser which raised funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Also performing that night were Falu, Basya Schechter (Pharaoh’s Daughter), Luqmon Brown (Funkface), Malika Zarra, Haale, Bill Bragin (DJ Set) and Amon Drum (DJ Set).

It was a great night of music. And if the guy with the mesh back shirt is included, a great night of dancing too.

Shot with a Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, 12-24mm Nikkor.

Falu @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Falu @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Falu @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Falu @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Falu @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Falu @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Luqmon Brown @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Luqmon Brown @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Luqmon Brown @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Luqmon Brown @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Malika Zarra @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Malika Zarra @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Brahim Fribgane @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Brahim Fribgane @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun @ Le Poisson Rouge © Doug Kim


Jack DeJohnette | Blue Note

From a performance at the Blue Note in the West Village in June 2009.

Ravi Coltrane at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Ravi Coltrane at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Brandee Younger at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Brandee Younger at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Kenny Burrell at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Kenny Burrell at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim


Jim Carroll, 1949 – 2009
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Patti Smith and Jim Carroll, Circa 1970 Photo by Wren D'Antonio

I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his generation.

-Patti Smith

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You’re growing up. And rain sort of remains on the branches of a tree that will someday rule the Earth. And it’s good that there is rain. It clears the month of your sorry rainbow expressions, and it clears the streets of the silent armies… so we can dance.

-Jim Carroll

Dave Treganna, Dave Parsons, Jim Carroll and Stiv Bators, NYC, 1981, unknown photographer

Dave Treganna, Dave Parsons, Jim Carroll and Stiv Bators, NYC, 1981, unknown photographer

Do not see that piece of shit movie (Okay, I haven not seen it, but it looks like a piece of shit). Go to a bookstore and buy The Basketball Diaries or the album Catholic Boy. I have bought that book four or five times because it is never returned once it has been lent.


Brooklyn | Michael Jackon’s 51st Birthday

Spike Lee threw a big bash for what would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday in Prospect Park on August 29th. Some of the attendees were Al Sharpton, Tracy Morgan, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. It was a celebration, a karaoke sing-a-long, and a dance off.

At one point during “Butterflies”, hundreds of Monarch butterflies were released over the crowd. And there was also a big ass birthday cake. Ma ma se ma ma sa ma ma coo sa, indeed.

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Overcome by the heat; Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Overcome by the heat; Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn

Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim

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Michael Jackson's 51st birthday in Brooklyn © Doug Kim


Tompkins Square Park

There was a punk rock show in Tompkins Square Park last weekend, an anniversary of a big riot there in ’86 when the park was full of punk squatters and dealers. That was back when going to a hardcore punk show many times had a strong element of danger and fear; fear of getting stomped, sometimes fear of the police, or just in general, fear of getting hurt.

So seeing reunion shows or bands that are still performing 20 years later is always a dicey proposition. I remember at the tail end of the summer in DC in ’84, everyone was agreeing that hardcore was dead and you could feel the energy of the scene move elsewhere. I kept going to shows but they were not the same. Sometimes these shows are depressing. We’re all old and slow and fat and should know more than three chords by now. Other times, you remember the energy and the reason why you went to every show. Plus seeing the East Village Whole Foods crowd with their little doggies watching the show was funny.

This was a good show. Mongrel Bitch, Urban Waste, Hammerbrain, Nihilistics and Reagan Youth.

When I moved to New York in January, I met Laura of Mongrel Bitch while looking at apartments. She gave me the heads up on the show so thanks, Laura.

L. Brownia, Mongrel Bitch

L. Brownia, Mongrel Bitch

Laura Sativa, Mongrel Bitch

Laura Sativa, Mongrel Bitch

Charlottica, Mongrel Bitch

Charlottica, Mongrel Bitch

Mongrel Bitch

Mongrel Bitch

Ron Rancid, Nihilistics

Ron Rancid, Nihilistics

Nihilistics

Nihilistics

The only time I saw Reagan Youth was in 1985 or ’86 at the Rock Against Reagan show on national mall in DC. That was a long time ago, with a massive outdoor crowd, cops driving their cars through the crowd periodically, helicopters overheard. Dave Rubinstein has long since passed.

Pat McGowan, Reagan Youth

Pat McGowan, Reagan Youth

What would a hardcore punk show be without David Peel. He still looks exactly the fucking same.

David Peel

David Peel

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And to cap it off, I got my feet puked on and I was only wearing flip flops.

this fucker. don't know what he ate but it looked like mabo tofu when it came out

this fucker. don't know what he ate but it looked like mabo tofu when it came out


Solea

This is a Graf-Martinez solea, only a beginner’s piece and only the first half at that. I am trying to learn to be better at properly finishing pieces. The mic was much too close so there’s a bit of distortion box going on.

I am not a clean player, I am not a pretty player. Every time someone else plays my guitar, I am so surprised to hear how delicate and sweet it can sound.

Solea

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