For The Love of DC

jadedpunk:

Song of the Day


Ian Mackaye spoke at the Library of Congress this week and talked a little bit about his brief time in Teen Idles:

“Teen Idles played for a year and then broke up. We saved every dollar we ever made. It was in a cigar box. So, when we broke up, instead of splitting the money between the four of us — each getting two-hundred-and-some dollars — we decided that we would document the music that we had been making. You can imagine, by the way, the interest that record labels across the country had in a teenage punk band from Washington, D.C. that had broken up. There was no interest whatsoever.”

Yeah, Ian, but think of how much booze you could have bought with that two-hundred-and-some dollars! Wait, no probably not.


todaysdocument:

The Jefferson Memorial, as it appeared 40 years ago.  The memorial to the third President was dedicated 70 years ago today, on April 13, 1943.

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL (FOREGROUND) TO CAPITOL, LOOKING EAST, 05/1973
Yoichi R. Okamoto, photographer

From the DOCUMERICA series, a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency to photographically document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.
Find more images from DOCUMERICA at “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” now open at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
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todaysdocument:

The Jefferson Memorial, as it appeared 40 years ago.  The memorial to the third President was dedicated 70 years ago today, on April 13, 1943.

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL (FOREGROUND) TO CAPITOL, LOOKING EAST, 05/1973

Yoichi R. Okamoto, photographer

From the DOCUMERICA series, a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency to photographically document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.

Find more images from DOCUMERICA at “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” now open at the National Archives in Washington, DC.