WTM #1133: NY Sin Phoney

wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 
Amsterdam ~ Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies
25.07.11 // 16.45-18.30
Midsummer New York > Yoko Ono
New York Is Killing Me > Gil Scott-Heron vs Mos Def
Sounds Building in the Fading Light [A] > Stephen Vitiello
+ Central Park > Nina Simone [My Baby Just Cares About Me / Black Box]
Nina Noo Yawk Sesame WTM > B/art
Sounds Building in the Fading Light [A] > Stephen Vitiello
New York USA > Serge Gainsbourg [Gainsbourg Percussions / Philips]
NY USA > Snooze vs Serge Gainsbourg [I ♥ Serge / Mercury France]
Super Subway Comedian > Suicide
Bole2Harlem > Bole 2 Harlem
Harlem Nocturne > The Lounge Lizards
+ The New York City  “Grid Plan” > Speed Levitch
Ballad NY > Tindersticks [Nenette et Boni & Mark’s Moods / Universal]
Fuck You NY Editor Norton > Amon Tobin vs Edward Norton
Love is a Losing Game (Dubstep RMX) > Amy Winehouse vs Moody Boyz
Saidisyabruklinmon > Dr. Israel vs Loop [Certified Dope vol. 1 / WordSound]
Rehab Live on David Letterman > Amy Winehouse
Down in Dear Greenwich Village > June Lazare [Folk Songs of New York City / Folkways]
Down and Out in New York City > James Brown
53rd & 3rd > Ramones
Harlem Yodel  > Dandridge Sisters & the Cats & The Fiddle
New York City > Django Reinhardt
No Sleep Til Brooklyn > Beastie Boys [Licensed to Ill / Def Jam]
New York > Paloma Faith
New York Telephone Conversation > Lou Reed
New York City  > They Might Be Giants
Harlem  > Suicide
Dirty Blvd. > Lou Reed
The September Dawn Shows Itself To Elizabeth & Her Lover On East 18th St. In Manhattan  > Kip Hanrahan
Fog On The Hudson (425 W 57th Street) > Moondog
She’s a Bombshell from Brooklyn > Xavier Cugat
Harlem Serenade > Visit Venus
Sounds Building in the Fading Light [B] > Stephen Vitiello [CGR]
Stephen Vitiello – “Sounds Building in The Fading Light” (2001) is a melange of sounds recorded with cheap contact mikes during a lengthy residency on the 91st floor of The WTC and has an eerie feel now after 9/11. As if the ghosts inhabiting the building are all we have left of the building’s life.

212. Cheap Jewelry Thief: An 18-year-old woman was walking to the Kate Wollman Skating Rink in Prospect Park Saturday afternoon when she was robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing half a beard on the left side of his face. The man, described as 18-25, thin-lipped & further wearing only a Hertz Rental Car uniform stole all her costume jewelry she said was from a cheap teen jewelry store chain and worth no more than $10 & her Timberland down jacket leaving her shivering in the cold until police officers offered her a blanket. 

• From NY Sin Phoney in Face Flat Minor – along with Paris Scratch form the diptych known informally as The Unloaded Camera Snapshots series, which consists of 365 zen blinks, pop flashes, heated moments, & satori-sloshed sidewalk haikus, was initiated to re-pollinate existence with the fecund details of the quotidian, ultimately registering the magnified thereness of the world’s unavailability. As A.E. Housman pointed out: “Having drunk a pint of beer at luncheon, I would go out for a walk. As I went along, there would flow into my mind, with sudden & unaccountable emotion, sometimes a line or 2 of verse, sometimes a whole stanza…”

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