The Ramones, Ottawa, August 1986.
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The Ramones, Ottawa, August 1986. - 2001-04-16 in Categories: [1980s]  [Bands]  

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.

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The Ramones

word of the day

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."

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