Posts Tagged: 'new york'

Black Swan

I can’t wait to see the new Darren Aronofsky film Black Swan. The soundtrack is from regular Aronofsky collaborator Clint Mansell who has used Tchaikovsky’s music as a base for his; which sounds intriguing. Every time I watch the trailer the hairs on my neck stand on end.


Quite fantastic. Via my chum Matt Hamm

Frozen Grand Central

This is wonderful.

The Little Apple

I love this video from Sam O’Hare. New York City shot with a tilt shift video camera; a wonderfully different perspective on The Big Apple.

Dedicated to the City

I was talking with a friend recently about cities; their similarities, their differences and what defines them. It struck me that cities are so much more than places and people; cities themselves have their own character and personality. It is this character, this personality that makes a city almost like a person. As with people Continue Reading


On this day my thoughts return to the events of September 11 2001. This year they are more sharply focussed having recently returned from my first trip to New York. I’m still left open mouthed and shocked every time I see footage of the planes hitting the towers and the buildings collapse. When I visited Continue Reading

Biting The Big Apple

As I no longer have a links page or blogroll I’d like to draw your attention, if I may, to Biting The Big Apple; a great blog written by my friend Stephanie. Stephanie and I worked together for a few years in London, then in 2007 Stephanie made the huge step of moving to New Continue Reading

Grand Central Station Waltz

One of the things that I kept thinking about in New York was how important films and TV shows had been in setting some of my expectations about the city, and also in making it feel oddly familiar at the same time. I saw a number of locations from films in my all too short Continue Reading

Beastie Boys Live At Pompeii

Or maybe a quarry in upstate New York – looks rather chilly. I love this homage to Pink Floyd’s Live At Pompeii from the Beastie Boys. I love that they have used the same 70s video effects and the speakers saying Pink Floyd – London – although I think Beastie Boys – New York would have been even funnier. Ladies Continue Reading