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.
Redlight King ~ City Life
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.
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
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. 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.” 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. 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“.
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?
Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell ~ Dangerous Moonlight. Ah, a little history, a little romance, a little movie making….
A lot of people in cities dream of being elsewhere. Sometimes survival forces people to strange places.
City of Chicago ~ Christy Moore
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)
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
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
In the mood for romance in Paris? Or just ready to rest your feet?
Paris Nocturne ~ Dan Fogelberg & Tim Wiseberg
from their 1978 collaboration album
“Twin Sons of Different Mothers”
The lyrics, the images and the tone just wouldn’t go away, so this tune is here.
Mattafix ~ Big City Life
You’re invited to share your city songs at will.
I wonder what cities Bear has been exploring : Careful, it’s intense, http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/koyaanisqatsi/#comment-13603