Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New York Station

My friend Pat is running in the New York City Marathon in November. If you would like to sponsor him by donating to the American Cancer Society, here is the link to his page.

We were talking about running music a couple of days ago, so I put the playlist below together--all songs about New York in some way. I tried not to use the songs already familiar to everyone, and I'm pretty pleased with the result. Here is the link on Spotify. Skyscrapers. Everything.

Guru's Jazzmatazz – Transit Ride
Grandmaster Caz – South Bronx Subway Rap
Lloyd Cole – Radio City Music Hall (single-b-side)
Bob Dylan – Hard Times In New York Town - Live
They Might Be Giants – New York City
Beastie Boys – An Open Letter To NYC
Digable Planets – Pacifics (Sdtrk "N.Y. Is Red Hot")
A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime
De La Soul – Wonce Again Long Island
Jill Sobule – Karen By Night
Lloyd Cole – NYC Sunshine
Freedy Johnston – Responsible
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2
Prefab Sprout – Hey Manhattan!
The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Kurtis Blow – 8 Million Stories
Steely Dan – Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)
Stevie Wonder – Living For The City
3rd Bass – Brooklyn-Queens
RUN-DMC – The Ave


  1. I guess you can tell now that I don't get to the blog as regularly as I could. Thanks for the playlist. I have gone through it several times and I even purchased 3rd Bass Derelicts of Dialect as a result. More purchases are pending. The Ave, 8 Million Stories and Living for the City are, required, as well as TMBG's NYC. I now need to find a way to get this on an iPod as I don't own all the songs. I suppose I could just buy the missing ones, but that will take time

  2. I will send you the ones I own, which is most of the songs listed in your comment.