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“Ceremony” – New Order vs. Joy Division

April 30, 2010 by  
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“Ceremony” – New Order vs. Joy Division

 (Joy Division – “Ceremony”) I would image the above version of “Cermony” is the famed tape that was the bridge between Joy Division and New Order after Ian Curtis’ death. I think I had read how Bernard Sumner had to work to decipher the lyrics. Then New Order re-recorded the song. (New Order – “Ceremony”) The […]

Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn

April 29, 2010 by  
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Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn

(Photos by Joe) Grand Army Plaza was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of Central Park ) and Calvert Vaux as the gateway into Prospect Park. I wasn’t going to put these photos up. I took them in the rain. — Related posts: Old Stone House and Prospect Park Maryland 400 Monument & Prospect Park Here […]

Street Art – Inflatable Bag Monsters vs. The Jumper

April 28, 2010 by  
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Street Art – Inflatable Bag Monsters vs. The Jumper

The video shows Joshua Allen Harris’ Inflatable Bag Monsters that he displays over subway sidewalk vents. They rise with the gushes of air. Now this I really, really like. It’s very creative and fun. (Uncredited – Harris’ Inflatable Bag Monster) Below is a video of British artist Antony Gormley’s statues that have been placed throughout NYC of late. Usually they […]

Virtual Tour of the New Luna Park!

April 27, 2010 by  
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Virtual Tour of the New Luna Park!

I saw this virtual tour video of the NEW LUNA PARK on the Gothamist.com. Right now they are working overtime to get the park ready for this Memorial Day. The rides are being tested in Vicenza, Italy and shipped over here one piece at a time. Just kidding kiddie poohs . They are coming here in parts. Coney […]

Highbridge Park in Washington Heights

April 26, 2010 by  
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Highbridge Park in Washington Heights

(Photos by Joe) Highbridge Park gets its name from NYC’s oldest standing bridge, the High Bridge (1848). I labeled the bridge in the photos as the “Old Croton Aqueduct,” which it was part of. The Harlem River runs below it. Here are my STORIES and PHOTOS

Bono on Joy Division and Martin Hannett from 1980

April 25, 2010 by  
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Bono on Joy Division and Martin Hannett from 1980

How cool is this interview. Not only does Bono talk about being in the studio with Ian Curtis and Joy Division, but also comments on U2’s decision not to use the late, great Martin Hannet as a producer on their first album, Boy. I’m no musicologist, though in my opinion Martin turned “drum sounds” into an art form. (Uncreditted –  Ian Curtis […]

To Kill A Vampire

To Kill A Vampire

(View from South Street Seaport Mall, 3rd floor – Photos by Joe) Twenty minutes had passed since I sat down with a decent cup of Joe and turned on my laptop. I was outside on the third floor deck of the South Street Seaport Mall. Just upriver was the much marveled Brooklyn Bridge. Not far […]

BaldPunk.com’s First Year

April 23, 2010 by  
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BaldPunk.com’s First Year

(Chrysler Building – Photo by Joe) I’m going to be busy this weekend, so I will update this post as I can. Though tomorrow I promise to post “To Kill A Vampire.” (Promise kept!) For the record, I registered this domain on April 23, 2009, then put up the site and my first post the next day. Here are […]

Various Brooklyn Photos

April 22, 2010 by  
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Various Brooklyn Photos

(Atlantic Avenue mural – Photos by Joe) These photos are from Vinegar Hill, Red Hook, and Atlantic Avenue, a few blocks from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). All are labeled. Saturday will be BaldPunk.com’s first year online. We will end up with close to 180,000 unique hits. That’s pretty good. On Saturday I will post the next installment in the episode titled: […]

Red Hook Garden Pier

April 21, 2010 by  
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Red Hook Garden Pier

(Photos by Joe) I took these photos at full sprint. I wish I had time for more photos and to think about them. No apologies though. This section of Red Hook is a great little area complete with artsy-fartsy hipsters skulking about. Who knew there was life beyond the Brooklyn Battery toll plaza! Related photos: Lower […]

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