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New York Day


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The Infinites

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The first 9 seconds of this were recorded as I stood in Greenwich Street in May 2008, watching a small brass ensemble walking past. I kept it as I thought I could use it somewhere, sometime. I came across it the other day and it got me thinking about how much I enjoy just hanging around NYC, doing, well, nothing and everything.

The photo is just an ordinary scene I captured in Grand Central Terminal and again, it's about nothing or everything - the couple appear to have their own story.

The overall sound is an attempt at something and nothing to try and describe what it sounds like, feels like just chilling and having a mellow day in the most vibrant city on the planet. I think it's the ying & yang of the city I enjoy the most...I enjoy doing nothing and taking it all in or being right in amongst it all, especially with friends.

Hope you get it.

Jim
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Instrumental - make up your own words and pictures...
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Uploaded: Sep 06, 2008 - 09:51:50 AM
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2008 - 09:55:21 AM Last Played: Apr 12, 2019 - 02:33:35 PM
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Skean said 4061 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Dreamy
And I like dreamy tunes thanks for this one.

Peace
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Kenta
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The Infinites said 4061 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Glad you like it K
Thanks for stopping by. Dreamy - nice one!

Jim
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TG said 4061 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Sweet
I love that you love New York, it has always had that edge of time feeling for me, last days of Rome etc...
this song somehow captures the fast paced city and the relaxing reflections one may experience as an observer.
Cool indeed!
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The Infinites said 4061 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
I'm addicted to New York!
I have a few recordings from around the city taken over my last 4 visits. I plan to go thru each one to see what feelings they evoke and put some music around these in whatever way inspires.

If my ship comes in - NYC would be where I land.

More to come on the same theme.

Glad you like it - means a lot from coming from you, Tom.

Jim
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lavalamp said 4061 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
NY, NY
Very clean, crisp production. Nice and fluid.

Glad I stopped by. Love the piano lines.

Dave
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c4rson said 4061 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Yay!!!!!!!
Oooooh..... i hear the hustle and bustle of Broadway cutting through Times Square...

All those stories... rushing around...

Quite a rush....

i love it Jim....

:-)
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Vic Holman said 4060 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
very...
... tranquil.
the piano melody is really nice. also, the intro was pretty cool as well.
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The Infinites said 4060 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Thanks all!
To be honest, all I'm doing is getting back in the zone after some time out. These soundscape ventures are just to fill the time between 'real' songs. So I guess I must be limbering up for something. I have collected some ad hoc NYC recordings that I think could be useful, so in my quieter moments, I'll continue to put short instrumental items together.

I need to find my lyric mojo, tho'...

Jim
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Feter said 4060 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
New York Day
wonderfull ...very dreamy and soothing ...
woudl imagen all these pictures about NY
my close friend from NY and we always share
these talks about the city and pictures ..
I have strange passion toward the city ..
thank yu so very much for sharin this
inspirational song ...!!!!
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Henke said 4060 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
I would have thought
New York to be a little more busy than this, but it also works nicely as the soundtrack for a sunny weekend in Stockholm ;-) I enjoyed it a lot and I'm looking forward to more of the same kind. So - no hurry on my account, dear lyric mojo... lol

Stay well!

/Henke
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The Infinites said 4060 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Yes - it does get busy
but this is first thing in the morning...heh heh!

Thanks for your continued support, H.


Jim
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cjdaley said 4059 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Nice piece
You make NYC sound like a cool, zen place, though you can hear the traffic pulsing through the window.
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The Infinites said 4059 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
That's the thing I dig the most
NYC is whatever you want. I can sit and people watch for days or go nuts bonkers for days with the rush. Calm is there, but so is wild. You just decide which bit you prefer on any given day.

That said, I don't live there so it would have to be different if I did.

The tune is me getting up and hitting a diner for eggs & bacon, coffee & OJ.

I wonder where I'll end up today?

Jim
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dajama said 4059 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Very cool
This is great. I love the beat, and the piano on this is sweet. The haunting arpeggio gives the piece a nice ethereal feel, but that insistent bassline holds it all down. Some nice keyboard sounds on those chords from around 2:20 onwards - kind of remind me of that lovely sound from Your Silent Face, the old New Order song. A great piece. Very evocative, and terrific arrangement. Nicely done. Peace.
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The Infinites said 4059 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Brilliant!
I love the fact you like this! I'm trying to fit my memories into tunes that are like pictures. Does that make sense?

Hope so. Thanks for tuning in.

Jim
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lengold said 4058 days ago (September 9th, 2008)
I think that
you have captured the essence of a big city perfectly. could be the opening to a film with everyone rushing around. Lovely piano.
Cheers
Len


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The Infinites said 4058 days ago (September 9th, 2008)
Thanks Lenny G
It could be a bit more hectic, but I hope this describes a quieter moment away from the crowds -maybe downtown around the West Village as opposed to the main drags...

Maybe one day I'll do a film score like my namesake Craig Armstrong, LOL!

Cheers for tuning in and your comment is valued as always,

Jim
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jie said 4044 days ago (September 23rd, 2008)
cool
enjoyed the feel of the piece sounded like the soundtrack of a film. some nice piano work. thanks for sharing
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The Infinites said 4042 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
Thanks!
Film score - that's juicy. If only!

Cheers for listenin' & commentin'

Jim
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bud said 4042 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
I get it completely
my wife Lisa is big into nothingness - so I live with the concept on a daily basis. Nothing will keep us together. Heard that before - right?
Really missed you last night at dinner with CJ - sorry my scene was so touch and go.
Your arrangement and voices here are beautiful and very inside/outside. If I weren't working so much I'd be doing the same thing here in Paris - nothing.
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The Infinites said 4042 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
Doing nothing = doing something
Going for a meal with friends, just a normal everyday thing, something and nothing. Me & Jake doing it in NYC - now that is a whole diffren't thang!

Paris will still be there when I'm not. See you in Brooklyn!

Jim


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Char said 4042 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
I like your thinking that
... such as this was your limbering up. Wake up, wake up! Good morning world! Thank you.
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The Infinites said 4034 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Ta Cha!
Yes, it's the sound of the beginning of a new day....glad you got it!

Thanks for tuning in.

Jim
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RazorsKiss said 4041 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
the plucking
gave it an old school synth feel, but i think you were successful in bringing it into our decade. i liked the piano hits as well. they were simple, but neat enough to engage the listener. kind of reminded me of schroder( sp?) fomr the peanuts, banging on his toy piano, throwing down some chopin, or Beethoven.. great post.
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The Infinites said 4034 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Funny you should mention Peanuts
I am a big fan of Vince Guaraldi that did the music for Charlie Brown et al. What a cool sound his trio produced - try and listen to a track of his called "Skating" and that will transport you back to your childhood. I love when a tune paints a picture - that's what I have attempted here.

Thanks for taking time to comment. Appreciated.

Jim
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egobandit said 4041 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
new york
Ahh #5 years I thought I had enough but now all I want to do is go back. Im glad to see it inspired this in you. What a wonderful song! LOve the down ward piano reminds me of summer in siam... Excellent!
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egobandit said 4041 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
I
ment 35 years
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The Infinites said 4034 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Summer In Siam
The Pogues - nice.

That downward piano reminds me of descending into the subway at Christopher St, just to jump a train to, well, anywhere. I like the surprize of getting up to street level and not knowing exactly what's around. A small adventure in the big city!

You must go back ASAP!

Thanks for listening / commenting.

Jim
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five_extra_arms said 4035 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Patio Version Of The 5 Ninth Meltdown
Jim this is great!

What a wonderful vibe it has. I especially love the piano parts.

Has it been 5 months already?


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The Infinites said 4034 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Cheers, Bob!
i think of us, Tom, Bud and the guys n gals when I hear this. Ahh, that long table at the back of 5 9th where we chewed the fat and got down to some cool conversations. Brilliant spot for eats & drinks.

Just great!

Jim
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BigFinish said 4034 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
never been to NYC
but would love to be at this place and time ... very cool1
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The Infinites said 4034 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Thanks for tuning in, Jack
I'm sure you'll get there some day - it's a magnet for artists such as yourself.
I must say, the 'BIG' project is an outstanding addition to the MJ catalog - thanks to all for the work that has gone into the event.

Jim
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SISTERS said 2967 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
real nice......
EXCELLENT limbering up job!
neat piano! lovely moodscape you've created.
i enjoyed the fruits of your labor,
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SISTERS said 2967 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
?
i could swear i heard a little bit of "Polly put the kettle on..."
8)
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say said 1520 days ago (August 22nd, 2015)
New York Day
Really cool & the beginning is just awesome! gets the imagination going...Sweet !
love your description aswell : )

Thankyou
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