this is the first photo i ever had published. the Ramones at Porter Hall, Carleton University. the campus newspaper needed some images to go along with a story. i hooked them up, and thus began my career. i had this photo ready to put on the site over the weekend, for it's historic significance (to me) but decided to hold off as i felt it wasn't a very strong photo. with the announcement of Joey Ramone's death today i looked through my files for something more "exciting", but the Ramones never attempted to be visually stimulating. they just pumelled you with 20+ songs at maximum volume in an hour long set.
i was lucky enough to see and shoot the originators of punk a half dozen times, as well as work tech crew for one show. they were never one of my favourite
bands, yet i never missed a show when they hit Ottawa.
R.I.P. Jeffrey Hyman.
wadding - n. 1. wads collectively. 2. any substance, as carded cotton, used as a material for wads.
example: "Many an eardrum has been saved by using toilet paper as wadding to combat the deafening rumble of the Ramones."