My time in New York ended just a little over a week ago and I miss it. London is a great city but Gotham just outdoes it
I’m slowly settling back into “normal” life is and will be back with two posts a week on Cougar Microbes. In the meantime here are two tracks that remind me of this visit.
This song captures the alienation felt when travelling in any big city. There is a mix of opportunity and paranoia felt around and Nathan Asher’s lyrics describe this mixed emotion to chilling effect.
For some reason I was constantly humming this Leonard Cohen tune whilst in the US. All around me the kids were spontaneously writing and directing films, holding last minute fashion shoots and generally having a care free time. I sensed camaraderie between the various New Yorkers and adopted New Yorkers which was enviable. They could easily take Manhattan (and Brooklyn) and this could be their anthem