Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Clarence Eckerson does it again. He edited together a bunch of shots into a great new Streetfilm showcasing the transformation of New York City’s streets under Michael Bloomberg. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here. (h/t Daniel Hertz)
I also wanted to share what appears to be an art project type video by Adam Magyar. It’s some sort of ultra-slomo scene of the passengers waiting for the subway at 42-Grand Central. I just love seeing the people of the city. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here. (h/t Likecool)
This week’s music comes out of Indianapolis. Teenage sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz has one of their You Tube videos go viral and got signed to Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty Records. I’m a sucker for harmonies, so unsurprisingly I like it. They’ve got a ton of You Tube videos you can explore, and also an album and EP on iTunes. Here’s a live acoustic version of “Sounds Like Somewhere” (if the video doesn’t display, click here).
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