September 2009

Various Photos and Flyers from the London & New York Club Scene circa late 70's / early 80's



















Clubs include the Roxy, Mudd Club, The Bat Cave, The Blitz, Club 57. Danceteria, Cha Cha, & Hell. There's so much more here.

Categories: Photography, Music

Eniko Mihalik by Ezra Pertonio

Eniko Mihalik posing Self Service. Photos by Ezra Pertonio from The Photography Link

Categories: Photography, Fashion, Babes, Sex

Old School Hip Hop Party Flyers






Many more here

Categories: Hip Hop, Design

Todd James aka Reas at Colette

Todd James aka Reas is an NYC subway artist legend. He's co-creator of the Street Market exhibition at Deitch Projects. The images below are from his current show at Colette in Paris.

Denyse Schmidt Quilts

Denyse Schmidt is a quilt maker from Connecticut. Her quilts are lovely and expensive.






Categories: Shopping, Quilts, Crafts

Various Images of Jean Rollin's Films

Jean Rollin is a French Filmmaker who is credited with making both the first French Vampire movie and the first French Gore movie. He was influenced by Surrealism, American horror films, comics, fantasy and gothic literature. His films have been described as beautiful, poetic, macabre, sensual, bizarre and sometimes pornographic. With minimal dialogue and often low budget techniques, these films are for the Eurosleeze and horror film enthusiasts and not really the casual viewer. The images below came from all over the web, but mostly from the essential, Requiem for Jean Rollin blog.



















Categories: Movies, Sex, Vampires


If there is one thing every sport's fan should include on their things to do before you die list, it's seeing a soccer match in Belgrade. It's absolutely fucking bananas and there's a good chance you will get hurt.



...and what soccer post would be complete without a George Best post.



...and as a double bonus here is Fassbinder's list of 10 best soccer players taken from his book Anarchy of the Imagination:



The Best Soccer Players
1. Helmuth Haller
2. Paul Breitner
3. Garrincha
4. Gerd Mueller
5. Gento
6. Didi
7. H.Konopka
8. Peter Grosser
9. Vava
10. F.Puszkas

To see his lists on opera, films, pop stars, actors, directors, books, plays and others click here

Categories: Soccer

Good Movie | The Hunger



The Hunger was Tony Scott's 1983 directorial debut that starred David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and a smoking hot Susan Sarandon.  The film is a fashionable vampire flick that drew from the then, full formed Goth subculture, and opens immediately with "Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus. Roger Ebert hated it, but in retrospect it's actually pretty good. There's a number of steamy sex scenes, including a lesbian scene between Sarandon and Deneuve, and for whatever it's worth, Premiere Magazine rated the movie #5 on their  "Hottest Sex Scenes of All Time" list.

A few others on that list include:


Quite Possibly The Absolute Best Story on The Beatles -vs- The Stones. Ever. Period.


Below is the opening of John McMillian's story and a little taste of what to expect. Smart. Clever. And downright entertaining. Isn't that what would you expect from The Believer anyways?




On July 26, 1968, Mick Jagger flew from Los Angeles to London for a birthday party thrown in his honor at a hip new Moroccan-style bar called the Vesuvio Club—“one of the best clubs London has ever seen,” remembered proprietor Tony Sanchez. Under black lights and beautiful tapestries, some of London’s trendiest models, artists, and pop singers lounged on huge cushions and took pulls from Turkish hookahs, while a decorative, helium-filled dirigible floated aimlessly about the room. As a special treat, Mick brought along an advance pressing of the Stones’ forthcoming album, Beggars Banquet, to play over the club’s speakers. Just as the crowd was “leaping around” and celebrating the record—which would soon win accolades as the best Stones album to date—Paul McCartney strolled in, and passed Sanchez a copy of the forthcoming Beatles single “Hey Jude/Revolution,” which had never before been heard by anyone outside of Abbey Road Studios. Sanchez recalled how the “slow, thundering buildup of ‘Hey Jude’ shook the club”; the crowd demanded that the seven-minute song be played again and again. Finally, the club’s disc jockey played the flip side, and everyone heard “John Lennon’s nasal voice pumping out ‘Revolution.’” “When it was over,” Sanchez said, “Mick looked peeved. The Beatles had upstaged him.”

“It was a wicked piece of promotional one-upsmanship,” remembered Tony Barrow, the Beatles’ press officer. By that time, the mostly good-natured rivalry between the Beatles and the Stones had been ongoing for several years. Although the Beatles were more commercially successful, the two bands competed for radio airplay and record sales throughout the 1960s, and on both sides of the Atlantic teens defined themselves by whether they preferred the Beatles or the Stones. “If you truly loved pop music in the 1960s… there was no ducking the choice and no cop-out third option,” one writer remarked. “You could dance with them both,” but there could never be any doubt about which one you’d take home.

Much of this was by design. With their matching suits, mop-tops, and cheeky humor, the Beatles largely obscured their origins as working-class Liverpudlians; by contrast, under the influence of their wily manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, the Stones cultivated a decadent, outlaw image, even though they mostly hailed from the London suburbs. “The Beatles were thugs who were put across as nice blokes,” someone remarked, “and the Rolling Stones were gentlemen who were made into thugs by Andrew.”

Continue reading at The Believer

oh...and this is guy who wrote it. Click here and read his bio. He's like wicked smart.


Categories: Music

Rat Subterranean News | Underground Newspaper




The Rat was an underground, New York anarchist newspaper started by Jeff Nightbyrd, Alice Embree and Gary Thiher in 1968. They covered things like the Weather Underground, The Black Panthers, The Young Lords, street drugs, bombings, music and sex.  They're rumored to have to started the "Paul is Dead" rumor, which had millions of people playing Beatles records backwards looking for cyrptic messages and received content contributions from people like R. Crumb and William S. Burroughs.

Images sourced from the Dodd Center

Categories: Magazines, Politics, Anarchy