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.  


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

Mark Daniels

Kent State Shootings historical information including list of the dead and wounded:

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“.


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,



  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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!

    • 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. 🙂

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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

  6. March 27, 2014 at 6:41 am


  7. March 27, 2014 at 5:51 am

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

  8. March 27, 2014 at 5:29 am

    […] for Thursday, April 3, 2014 _______________________________________________________ EVA: BEAR: JOHNNY: WILLOW: DEBORAH: […]

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