…a city that never sleeps!

Roaming the streets of New York in times of the 2012 presidential pre-election phase is a particular pleasure. Not only because watching a debate where Mitt Romney presents his by now infamous ‘binders full of women‘ in a New York City bar can be quite an intense experience in a heated and, well, very partial atmosphere. It is also a time to reflect on the four years that have been since Barack Obama / BO / Potus (President of the United States) was elected and to consider the next three weeks still leading up to 2012 election day. Yesterday’s debate did carry some incentives to provide a good link to the music so closely intertwined with NYC: Potus went for a little rhyme at some point and with this carried some rhythm just outside the New York city limits to Hamstead on Long Island.

But the real spirit is in NYC: walking in ‘the streets of’ New York with a nice tune up in the back of the head has its very particular appeal. And what beauty of songs is out there that is always ready to be hummed crisscrossing the roads and avenues and waking ‘up in a city that never sleeps‘. From there it is only a short ways to ‘New York City – such a beautiful disease‘ which can wonderfully be detected in the often empty subway stares. So much to be explored out there. For example the Brooklyn Nets NBA squad in their newly built and Jay Z driven arena: ‘Is Brooklyn in da house?‘. From there it is only a short ways and a ‘quick call’ to a modern hip hop starlet: Azelia Banks with her ‘212‘ – the NYC local area code. And most is somewhat wrapped up in ‘Empire State of Mind‘ and Jay Z’s second contribution to this little NYC sound journey.This time with Alicia Keys. So much and lots more that can be hummed and whistled in this ‘Automn In New York‘, so many great voices and so many outspoken contributions.

Maybe you all feel like adding to this ‘concert’ with other tracks and United Thought…

Automn in New York