james hamilton, a staff photographer for the village voice in the 70s and 80s, is coming out with a book filled with shots of all the musical luminaries who were based out of new york at the time. this time period and place is the food of my fantasies. suffice it to say, the book is the newest addition to my wish list. see more photos and a write up on the book at vanityfair.com.
from the top: randy newman, patti smith, duane allman, debbie harry, prince, sonic youth, the beastie boys, LL Cool J, Run DMC, russell simmons and kurtis blow, and madonna.