[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4gtig3eyvw]It’s a new year and there’s a lot to look forward to, but still I find myself looking back, at friends lost, places I’ve lived, experiences shared. I blame it on facebook! All in all, it’s been a really cool thing to reconnect with familiar faces on there. There are still a few who fly under the radar, but I trust the universe will have us crossing paths again one day.

As I pack to move back to my old stomping grounds (the DC/Baltimore area), I’m stumbling across all kinds of artifacts from back-in-the-day, one being this silly little film project I did as a student at American University. It was made to prove to the LA marketing company I interned with that I was promoting their bands all over DC–“my scene.” I ditched the idea of working for the “music industry” soon after; it was way more fun to just hang out & interview bands! If they can forgive the pixelation and my 90s-style threads, old punks may get a kick out of footage of the old 9:30 Club (now condos), the Safari Club (now a mall in Chinatown), the Back Alley Cafe, Freedom Plaza (skater haven), the graffiti-lovers’ Amtrak tunnel better known as the Wall of Fame, and the bands H2O, Crown of Thorns and Outcrowd.

I have a ton of flyers, set lists and other ephemera from these years, but they’ll all be included in my upcoming book, Girl in the Pit. The only thing I’m missing is photos, which I’ll need help with. If you or anyone you know has original pics of any of the following and would like to be published, please get in touch! Here’s my table-of-contents for interviews & wishlist for photos:

  • Jane Wieldin
  • Warzone
  • The Adolescents
  • Steve Albini
  • Social Distortion*
  • Dr. Know
  • Agnostic Front
  • Avail*
  • Sick of It All*
  • Ray Cappo
  • H2O
  • Brian Baker
  • Greg Graffin
  • Greg Ginn
  • Jello Biafra
  • Samantha Maloney
  • Joe Strummer
  • Keith Morris
  • The Bouncing Souls
  • Henry Rollins*
  • Gwar
  • C.O.C.
  • IanMacKaye

* denotes people I have photos of, but you may have better ones, so send me an email!