City Music

City Music ~~

There are all kinds of tunes about urban landscapes.  A multitude of activities takes place within city landscapes. Everything is reflected in music in all genres.  

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Redlight King ~ City Life

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Where would we be without some serious city angst?

Raining in Baltimore ~ The Counting Crows, August and Everything After  <<– A most excellent album with nary a ‘miss’ among any of its songs. Well worth listening to en toto.

 

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Anyone in the market for some higher education history? Universities and colleges are small cities within cities and towns. Hence, the inclusion of Ohio.

In Kent, Ohio, Non-violent students encountered the National Guard’s fully loaded guns.

Ohio [Kent, Ohio location of Kent State University] ~ written by Neil Young, performed Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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Kent State Shootings historical information including list of the dead and wounded:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings

The shootings led to protests on college campuses throughout the United States, and a student strike, causing more than 450 campuses across the country to close with both violent and non-violent demonstrations.[9] A common sentiment was expressed by students at New York University with a banner hung out of a window which read, “They Can’t Kill Us All.”[37] On May 8, eleven people were bayonetted at the University of New Mexico by the New Mexico National Guard in a confrontation with student protesters.[38] Also on May 8, an antiwar protest at New York’s Federal Hall held at least partly in reaction to the Kent State killings was met with a counter-rally of pro-Nixon construction workers (organized by Peter J. Brennan, later appointed U.S. Labor Secretary by President Nixon), resulting in the “Hard Hat Riot“.

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Samba de Janeiro ~ Bellini —-Dancing in the streets aka it’s time for a flash mobbing to work out some stress. Yes, you too can dance at your pc. How can you resist?

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Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell ~ Dangerous Moonlight.  Ah, a little history, a little romance, a little movie making….

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A lot of people in cities dream of being elsewhere. Sometimes survival forces people to strange places.

City of Chicago ~ Christy Moore

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It’s about time for some cello joy. Right? Definitely.

Berlin, Germany ~ Original song for 12 cellos and a kick drum  by The Piano Guys.

If you click-through to listen at YouTube you’ll find a great deal of  information about the creation of the song and the locations in the video.

“Berlin” written by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson (A PianoGuys Original Composition)

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For some reason this song wandered into my brain-maze and loitered long enough to act as a prompt for this musical ‘theme’ round.

Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Under the Bridge ~City of Angels

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Okay, I confess, the video images convinced me to include this made for a film song by The Boss.

Bruce Springsteen ~ The Streets of Philadelphia

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In the mood for romance in Paris? Or just ready to rest your feet?

Paris Nocturne ~ Dan Fogelberg & Tim Wiseberg

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from their 1978 collaboration album
“Twin Sons of Different Mothers”

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The lyrics, the images and the tone just wouldn’t go away, so this tune is here.

Mattafix ~ Big City Life

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You’re invited to share your city songs at will.

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I wonder what cities Bear has been exploring : Careful, it’s intense, http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/koyaanisqatsi/#comment-13603

 

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17 Comments

  1. March 27, 2014 at 5:29 am

    […] for Thursday, April 3, 2014 _______________________________________________________ EVA:    https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/city-music/ BEAR:   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/koyaanisqatsi/ JOHNNY: WILLOW: DEBORAH: […]

  2. March 27, 2014 at 5:51 am

    true, music of different countries, genres share so much about so many things!

  3. March 27, 2014 at 6:41 am

    EXCELLENT 🙂

  4. penpusherpen said,

    March 27, 2014 at 11:08 am

    an eclectic mix, Eva, … I see I’ll be here a while, clicking here and there… Pen’ll need coffee and biscuits too… Just for starters.. ^^’ xxx

  5. Samanthamj said,

    March 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Hello & good morning. What a great post & display of music & information. Nice way to start the day. Thanks! 🙂

  6. slpmartin said,

    March 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    What a fine array of songs that characterize city life…I think Counting Crows was my favorite of the series.

    • March 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Hey Charles, thanks for listening. I couldn’t decide which Counting Crows song to include–Omaha is also a great tune. As is Perfect Blue Buildings. If you haven’t heard them before, I seriously encourage further exploration of August and Everything After. 🙂

  7. March 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Hey there … long time, no comment! (Note that I’ve barely had time to even post on my own blog, but that’s the way it be’s sometimes. City songs? You betcha –

    Here’s a few from my heart plus a more recent acoustic pick from Bruno Mars. Enjoy!

    You can never go wrong with The Boxer, right?

    and kinda from that same era … the voice and lip synch were not all so hot back then, I found! The Lovin’ Spoonful –

    Moving forward … Billy Joel

    and Bruno …

    Have a great weekend!
    Jeanne

    • April 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      LOL–Jeanne–you delightful dreaming crow woman deluxe. Yeah, I’ve been MIA due to technical difficulties way beyond my control. But we’re good now — as long as the downloading freak among us doesn’t blow the cyber tubes again.
      Thank you for your wonderful song shares. I’d forgotten what a beautiful song The Boxer is.
      I hope your WEEK is great. 🙂

  8. April 6, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    When I saw the title I wondered if “Streets of Philadelphia” would be putting in an appearance. 20 years later, I still remember the desolate feeling I got when seeing that video for the first time.

    • April 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Interesting how our connections to certain things remain solid after long periods of time, isnt’ it, Dennis? Hey, how about a song share with Vizslas in their favorite city?

      • April 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        I don’t think I’ve heard any songs about rural upstate New York! The closest thing might be “Allentown” by Billy Joel …

      • April 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm

        Well feel free to drop a youtub link of your version of choice. Woof! away. 🙂


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