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  • Irina
    hey thanks for this email i had no idea! holy cow 10 yrs ... -- http://geekentertainment.tv [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 2 4:25 AM
      hey thanks for this email
      i had no idea!
      holy cow 10 yrs

      On 9/13/07, WWWhatsup <joly@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > http://punkcast.com/10years.html
      >
      > PUNKCAST 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
      > PARTY AND SCREENING
      > FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 2007 8-12pm
      >
      > Secret Project Robot
      > 210 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
      > (& Metropolitan)
      > (entrance on River St)
      >
      > In September 1997, UK punk band One Way System came to play NYC.
      > Their manager John B was a friend, and had run Jettisoundz - a UK
      > punk video label. I was working on internet stuff and suggested
      > the event be webcast. He was keen to do it live, but I explained
      > the merits economical and reachwise of making the meat available
      > on-demand with as little fluff as possible - thus punkcast.com
      > was born. I myself was inspired by the fan-run ftp sites for both
      > Bjork and Prodigy, which way outstripped all other internet music
      > efforts of the day. We hired a cameraman to come and shoot video
      > and put up some pix, the entire audio from three shows, plus a
      > postage stamp size mpeg clip. John B, inspired, went back to the
      > UK and on his own next shoots - Hawkwind (taken down,
      > regretfully, earlier in 2007), and Goldblade - made audio
      > punkcasts. He returned to the USA in Jan 98 to shoot Jane Couch -
      > a Women's Boxing Champion who is the sister of One Way System's
      > drummer, and later in the year posyted audio of the UK Subs
      > playing in his local in Lancashire. The arrival in NYC of Peter &
      > The Test Tube Babies in Sep 1998 was sufficient impetus for me to
      > buy a camera for punkcast, and over the next year I shot about
      > half a dozen more old school bands I knew, including a quartet of
      > NYC hard core favourites - Bad Brains, Agnostic Front, Murphys
      > Law, and Leeway. In 1999 when Ari-Up re-appeared on the scene for
      > her first shows in over 25 years I was there. She's a compelling
      > subject and I shot her several times, plus some of the local
      > reggae scene, which brought the punkcast count up to around 20.
      > In late 2000 I started paying Sean P. Murphy to shoot local punk
      > & hardcore, mainly at CBGB, and over the next year he shot about
      > 70 odd shows, only a couple of which I actually got round to
      > posting. During this time punkcast also got it's first taste of
      > the NYC indie scene when Leesaw Andaloro contributed a Touchdown
      > clip for #50. The count was just #100, in September 2001, as
      > Punkcast entered its 5th year. I'd found I enjoyed shooting so,
      > with the well burst internet bubble giving me more time, I
      > decided to do more. Two local bands interested me in particular -
      > anti- folk heroes the Moldy Peaches and hot hipster outfit the
      > Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I shot & posted both in short order, and also
      > discovered that both bands were the tips of the iceberg of
      > extensive associated scenes that would provide grist for years to
      > follow. Shooting old pal Joe Strummer in April 2002 for 4 nights
      > in a row allowed me to experiment and is when I really
      > established the style I maintain to this day. By September 2002
      > the count was up to #200. It was then that I seriously started to
      > shoot in Brooklyn, discovering Mighty Robot and Todd P. After
      > clandestinely shooting some great shows such as The Gossip in Jun
      > 2003, I was fortunate to gain a carte blanche to shoot in the
      > Knitting Factory, greatly expanding the possibilities. This was
      > an exciting period as the YYY's, Liars etc broke out
      > internationally, while new and interesting bands such as TV On
      > The Radio were appearing. I embarked on shooting a series of
      > avant showcases - titled 'Mutiny' - put on by The Social
      > Registry. The city had started it's own TV station NYCtv and,
      > after being approached by producer Shirley Braha, I supplied the
      > bulk of the content for it's nascent new music show NY Noise. In
      > September 2003, after 6 years, the count was #320. A year later,
      > in September 2004, the count was #540. Doubling the shoot rate,
      > however, meant that fewer shows got posted. I had moved the
      > studio to close to the Knit, to better take advantage of the
      > opportunies it presented. One shoot #431 - The Fall - was so
      > successful the band released it on DVD. Apart from frequent
      > Mighty Robots I was also regularly shooting at Pianos, Sin-é,
      > Southpaw, Trash Bar, and a new warehouse space in Brooklyn called
      > Volume. I was also VJ-ing weekly at BP Fallon's Death Disco at
      > The Delancey. The summer saw the first series of East River Park
      > shows. The Cake Shop opened. 280 shoots in the year pushed the
      > count to #820 by September 2005. Even less got posted but those
      > that did, like The Long Blondes, Oneida, and Todd P's first
      > acoustic BBQ, were spectacular. With the advent of the video iPod
      > came the Punkcast Podcast - the first posted was #840 The Gossip
      > blockbuster 'Standing In The Way of Control', also Punkcast's
      > first ever YouTube clip, currently closing in on 80,000 views. In
      > March 2006 the Knit withdrew my privileges. I was just able to
      > get in there for one last shoot - of my old pal Nikki Sudden, who
      > sadly died the following morning. The favorite punkcast venues
      > became The Cake Shop & Tonic. Bands posted included Oakley Hall,
      > Gang Gang Dance, and Awesome Color. In the summer I shot nearly
      > all the free McCarren Park Pool shows. In September 2006 I was in
      > CBGB for the last days, as the count reached #1020, down to 200
      > shoots in the year. This last year has seen the annual rate drop
      > even further to 180, as we've seen the closures of Sin-é, Tonic,
      > and North Six, and right now I'm just on #1202. The flipside has
      > been, of course, that I've had more time to edit, and it's been a
      > record year for output with 74 posted. This last year has seen
      > the first official public screenings with exhibits at Secret
      > Project Robot in Brooklyn and Point Ephemère in Paris.
      >
      > It's a lot easier to shoot than to process. A few years back I
      > reckoned it out that, if I stopped shooting right then, it would
      > still take me, at the rate of 4/5 bands a week, around 5 years to
      > catch up. God knows what that figure is now. I trust that I will
      > live long enough to get around doing it all justice. Probably out
      > of the 1200 shoots 700 or so merit the effort - the others likely
      > don't have good enough audio. There are something like 270
      > punkcasts there right now, with around 700 individual clips.
      >
      > In 4 hours at Secret Project Robot I'll be able to show, maybe,
      > around 50 clips.
      >
      > Flier: http://punkcast.com/punkcast10years.jpg
      >
      > Video of Paris exhibit: http://punkcast.com/filmerlamusique.mov
      >
      > ----------------------------------------------------------
      > WWWhatsup NYC
      > http://pinstand.com - http://punkcast.com
      > ----------------------------------------------------------
      >
      >
      >



      --
      http://geekentertainment.tv


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • amy_bugbee
      Congratulations! I ope to meet you when we are in NY! http://www.ayearatthewheel.com
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 2 8:56 AM
        Congratulations! I ope to meet you when we are in NY!


        http://www.ayearatthewheel.com



        --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Irina <irinaski@...> wrote:
        >
        > hey thanks for this email
        > i had no idea!
        > holy cow 10 yrs
        >
        > On 9/13/07, WWWhatsup <joly@...> wrote:
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > http://punkcast.com/10years.html
        > >
        > > PUNKCAST 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
        > > PARTY AND SCREENING
        > > FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 2007 8-12pm
        > >
        > > Secret Project Robot
        > > 210 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
        > > (& Metropolitan)
        > > (entrance on River St)
        > >
        > > In September 1997, UK punk band One Way System came to play NYC.
        > > Their manager John B was a friend, and had run Jettisoundz - a UK
        > > punk video label. I was working on internet stuff and suggested
        > > the event be webcast. He was keen to do it live, but I explained
        > > the merits economical and reachwise of making the meat available
        > > on-demand with as little fluff as possible - thus punkcast.com
        > > was born. I myself was inspired by the fan-run ftp sites for both
        > > Bjork and Prodigy, which way outstripped all other internet music
        > > efforts of the day. We hired a cameraman to come and shoot video
        > > and put up some pix, the entire audio from three shows, plus a
        > > postage stamp size mpeg clip. John B, inspired, went back to the
        > > UK and on his own next shoots - Hawkwind (taken down,
        > > regretfully, earlier in 2007), and Goldblade - made audio
        > > punkcasts. He returned to the USA in Jan 98 to shoot Jane Couch -
        > > a Women's Boxing Champion who is the sister of One Way System's
        > > drummer, and later in the year posyted audio of the UK Subs
        > > playing in his local in Lancashire. The arrival in NYC of Peter &
        > > The Test Tube Babies in Sep 1998 was sufficient impetus for me to
        > > buy a camera for punkcast, and over the next year I shot about
        > > half a dozen more old school bands I knew, including a quartet of
        > > NYC hard core favourites - Bad Brains, Agnostic Front, Murphys
        > > Law, and Leeway. In 1999 when Ari-Up re-appeared on the scene for
        > > her first shows in over 25 years I was there. She's a compelling
        > > subject and I shot her several times, plus some of the local
        > > reggae scene, which brought the punkcast count up to around 20.
        > > In late 2000 I started paying Sean P. Murphy to shoot local punk
        > > & hardcore, mainly at CBGB, and over the next year he shot about
        > > 70 odd shows, only a couple of which I actually got round to
        > > posting. During this time punkcast also got it's first taste of
        > > the NYC indie scene when Leesaw Andaloro contributed a Touchdown
        > > clip for #50. The count was just #100, in September 2001, as
        > > Punkcast entered its 5th year. I'd found I enjoyed shooting so,
        > > with the well burst internet bubble giving me more time, I
        > > decided to do more. Two local bands interested me in particular -
        > > anti- folk heroes the Moldy Peaches and hot hipster outfit the
        > > Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I shot & posted both in short order, and also
        > > discovered that both bands were the tips of the iceberg of
        > > extensive associated scenes that would provide grist for years to
        > > follow. Shooting old pal Joe Strummer in April 2002 for 4 nights
        > > in a row allowed me to experiment and is when I really
        > > established the style I maintain to this day. By September 2002
        > > the count was up to #200. It was then that I seriously started to
        > > shoot in Brooklyn, discovering Mighty Robot and Todd P. After
        > > clandestinely shooting some great shows such as The Gossip in Jun
        > > 2003, I was fortunate to gain a carte blanche to shoot in the
        > > Knitting Factory, greatly expanding the possibilities. This was
        > > an exciting period as the YYY's, Liars etc broke out
        > > internationally, while new and interesting bands such as TV On
        > > The Radio were appearing. I embarked on shooting a series of
        > > avant showcases - titled 'Mutiny' - put on by The Social
        > > Registry. The city had started it's own TV station NYCtv and,
        > > after being approached by producer Shirley Braha, I supplied the
        > > bulk of the content for it's nascent new music show NY Noise. In
        > > September 2003, after 6 years, the count was #320. A year later,
        > > in September 2004, the count was #540. Doubling the shoot rate,
        > > however, meant that fewer shows got posted. I had moved the
        > > studio to close to the Knit, to better take advantage of the
        > > opportunies it presented. One shoot #431 - The Fall - was so
        > > successful the band released it on DVD. Apart from frequent
        > > Mighty Robots I was also regularly shooting at Pianos, Sin-é,
        > > Southpaw, Trash Bar, and a new warehouse space in Brooklyn called
        > > Volume. I was also VJ-ing weekly at BP Fallon's Death Disco at
        > > The Delancey. The summer saw the first series of East River Park
        > > shows. The Cake Shop opened. 280 shoots in the year pushed the
        > > count to #820 by September 2005. Even less got posted but those
        > > that did, like The Long Blondes, Oneida, and Todd P's first
        > > acoustic BBQ, were spectacular. With the advent of the video iPod
        > > came the Punkcast Podcast - the first posted was #840 The Gossip
        > > blockbuster 'Standing In The Way of Control', also Punkcast's
        > > first ever YouTube clip, currently closing in on 80,000 views. In
        > > March 2006 the Knit withdrew my privileges. I was just able to
        > > get in there for one last shoot - of my old pal Nikki Sudden, who
        > > sadly died the following morning. The favorite punkcast venues
        > > became The Cake Shop & Tonic. Bands posted included Oakley Hall,
        > > Gang Gang Dance, and Awesome Color. In the summer I shot nearly
        > > all the free McCarren Park Pool shows. In September 2006 I was in
        > > CBGB for the last days, as the count reached #1020, down to 200
        > > shoots in the year. This last year has seen the annual rate drop
        > > even further to 180, as we've seen the closures of Sin-é, Tonic,
        > > and North Six, and right now I'm just on #1202. The flipside has
        > > been, of course, that I've had more time to edit, and it's been a
        > > record year for output with 74 posted. This last year has seen
        > > the first official public screenings with exhibits at Secret
        > > Project Robot in Brooklyn and Point Ephemère in Paris.
        > >
        > > It's a lot easier to shoot than to process. A few years back I
        > > reckoned it out that, if I stopped shooting right then, it would
        > > still take me, at the rate of 4/5 bands a week, around 5 years to
        > > catch up. God knows what that figure is now. I trust that I will
        > > live long enough to get around doing it all justice. Probably out
        > > of the 1200 shoots 700 or so merit the effort - the others likely
        > > don't have good enough audio. There are something like 270
        > > punkcasts there right now, with around 700 individual clips.
        > >
        > > In 4 hours at Secret Project Robot I'll be able to show, maybe,
        > > around 50 clips.
        > >
        > > Flier: http://punkcast.com/punkcast10years.jpg
        > >
        > > Video of Paris exhibit: http://punkcast.com/filmerlamusique.mov
        > >
        > > ----------------------------------------------------------
        > > WWWhatsup NYC
        > > http://pinstand.com - http://punkcast.com
        > > ----------------------------------------------------------
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > http://geekentertainment.tv
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
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