Category: Video

Calvary and the Kosciuszko

Just a springtime jaunt to Old Calvary en route to the relatively new Kosciuszko Bridge and its pedestrian/bike path. Unlike other bridges in NYC, which can feel rickety and shaky from the force of vehicular traffic, the...

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Walkers Walk.

Staring into space today. No thoughts, just a calm numbness in which time is wasted. Cannot focus on one thing over another. Presently I am processing 3 stramble videos from the past days. Stramble? you ask? A word I coined...

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She Got It

These new Covid-19 variants are not playing games. 1500 deaths per day nationwide, more than 9/11, but few seem to care that anyone can get it, however retentive and vigilant they might be. Not enough spectacle, I guess. Not...

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Don’t Know What That WYZE Spam Was

Somehow a post-by-email bit I sent at 5:07am got posted and posted and posted over and over. I don’t know what the hell that was but if anyone’s RSS feed got spammed with that please accept my apologies. It looks...

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Astoria Go Boom

No one was hurt but a lot of people were shaken up by a series of explosions on Broadway near 31st Street in Astoria yesterday. I heard one explosion from about 2 blocks away and even from that distance it shook my innards. The...

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TEEEN

This sign drove me crazy a couple of days ago. I’d never seen or heard the word “TEEN” used as a descriptor for food, so I had no idea what this misspelled word was supposed to be. TWEEN? KEEN? Now I know there...

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Got on the Wrong Bus…

Got on the wrong bus today and ended up at the Hutchinson River Parkway and Lafayette Avenue, across the street from Saint Raymond’s Cemetery. I’d only entered St. Raymond’s two or three times, years ago, on...

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Antonio Soler, Keyboard Sonata #25

Somehow I have managed to mostly avoid the keyboard music of Antonio Soler, the Spanish composer often compared to fellow countryman Domenico Scarlatti. Based on my evolving journey through Soler’s music I find the...

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Bonfire at the Crematory

Here’s something I, for one, don’t see everyday. In one minute this car at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Astoria went from peacefully parked to fully engulfed in flame. I wouldn’t know what caused it, but all...

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A Stramble Through St. Michael’s Cemetery

It’s not my favorite cemetery, but it might still be where I end up spending eternity anyway. That decision making process is still in the works. This stramble led to many of my usual destinations, including certain of the...

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Throbbing Nuclear Egg

The camera on Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ is, for the most part, pretty impressive… Except when it makes the sun look like a giant throbbing nuclear egg, causing a bioluminescent pixie to dance on the ground in front of me....

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Siegfried Langgard: Liebeslied (Love Song)

This is what I did with yesterday’s unexpected extra hour (I forgot about the daylight savings time thing). This piece has fistfuls of notes but it’s not too difficult until the end with the long stretches in the...

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A YouTube Intervention, Four Years Later

In August, 2016, I posted a longer version of this video to YouTube. It shows a daredevil dude scaling the surface of the Trump Tower using suction cups. Yesterday, over four years later, with zero human contact, YouTube’s...

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Roosevelt Island Tram. July, 2018.

I’ve known people who say they’d be terrified to ride this thing. I am not, but can see where some might find it scary. This is from a couple of years ago, a video I had no memory of recording, though I had posted...

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Driving to Coney Island. September, 2006.

Found this random, forgotten video of a friend and I driving to Coney Island in September, 2006. It was a spontaneous thing, as my friend driving the car was prone to indulge in and sometimes get me to go along. It’s rough...

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Some Edvard Grieg For Your October

I am not altogether satisfied with this but I’ll take it, after 2½ hours spent trying to record this Grieg piece earlier were all messed up. The piano is plugged into a mixing board which in turn plugs into the field...

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Name the Composer

It’s a simple piece by a not so simple composer. Can you guess who? Having not made a video in a while I remember why I don’t do it more often. It’s just hard, for me at least, to mentally switch gears from...

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Missing Masklessness

I don’t get nostalgic, at least I don’t think I do. But for some reason this video, from 9 years ago, makes me realize how much I miss masklessness. I never would have thought I’d get sentimental for seeing people yawning, or...

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Nuvole Bianche, by Ludovico Einaudi

Nuvole Bianche, by Ludovico Einaudi Trying out these post formats in the Extra WordPress Theme. Also rekindling my debate-with-self about whather Einaudi is classical or new age or something altogether different....

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Ancora, by Ludovico Einaudi

Just messing around with this piece by a composer new to me. Ludovico Einaudi’s Ancora is an often played piece by the Italian composer. My rendering is not perfect, and the pageturns can be an irritant, but this is...

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Riding the Bus

I found the view through the back door of the Q32 bus through midtown to be strangely interesting, like peering out the window of a...

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Yeah, This Is Too Long

Looking (and listening) back on things from a few years ago, I found I had forgotten about this intentionally angry-sounding mix of subway sounds as heard through a payphone and my piano music to accompany the noise. It’s pretty harsh but then so is riding the subway some days. It feels like a requiem for […]

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Looks Like I Hacked It :)

It looks like I hacked it, but I did not. I just found a way to get something beautiful out of something ugly. I stood and watched this for 10 minutes. 40 minutes later it was still playing. I got it. 🙂  

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Trump Tower Climber

Wasn’t going to post anything .NYC, since I’m getting ready to retire it to the wanky dustbowl of gratuitous TLDs. But before I do that, I wanted to share some ½ decent video I got of the Trump Tower climber today. If I had been at my secret perch within that Tower I might have […]

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Speaking Of Nothing…

…and by that I mean that you could only speak of nothing, because this payphone had no dial tone. While payphone hunting last week I spotted this old, old, old rotary dial payphone still hanging around on a wall somewhere in these 5 boroughs of NYC. Location: Confidential. The rotary dialer was a jagged mess. […]

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