Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Restoration of Faith in the City

There is nothing quite like stepping off a subway train in one of your favorite areas of the city and hearing a live show going on. Monday morning restored my faith in New York City, just two days after a devastating blow to my Honda. As I got off the 6 train in Astor Place, all I could hear was a fun, loud, and talented band playing across from the cube that sits in the middle of Astor Place. I thought to myself, "Wow I just stumbled upon something fantastic." And it was, not only because it was right there in front of me, but because it was part of an all day event called: Make Music New York. The event takes place each year now on June 21st in order to celebrate the longest day of sunshine as well as the first day of summer.

The music and the people performing reminded me of just why I was in New York City--for opportunities, something that I had forgotten somewhere in my rides to and from the city recently. Some days I'd question why I was still in New York City at all....and days like this one, where there was free music and opportunities to meet new people were perfect answers.

Here is the Joe Iconis band:



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9 comments:

  1. Greenwich Village, USA.
    What's not to love?

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  2. I enjoy the video of the band :)

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  3. I was enjoying the music video and I looked behind me to see my 1 year old dancing to the music. I can't think of a better review than that. Good job on framing the action and keeping the camera steady!

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  4. great work. you clearly expressed your emotions and appreciation...good work

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  5. well it sounds as if you are doing much better and not so upset anymore. the band sounds great. the things you just seem to come across sometimes :)

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  6. It seems that the unpredictability of new york city is definitely a double edged sword. Hopefully your luck has changed for the better.

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  7. Glad to see you were able to feel so much better so quickly. It's great that you had the opportunity to just run into something like that, and even better that you could film it. Do you always take your camera around with you?

    -aj

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  8. AJ, I do walk around my camera with me everywhere. A few of my teachers told me that you NEVER know what you are going to run into. I never take out my "video camera" per say--the one I shoot on mini DV with unless I have a specific project. But up until recently, I always have my digital camera on me---now I ALWAYS have my flip on hand

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  9. I have to say I am for sure a country girl but there is something about the city that just gets me, NYC is a bit far for this Rhode Islander to be going there as often as I want, but Boston often times gives me the city fix that I love!! :)

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