I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

The Razzle-Dazzle of New York!

I've finally got my best images of NY sorted out! I've put them together with one of my original piano compositions, an improvisation on a standard jazz, bass riff.
Make sure your volume is turned up, click the play button (sometimes twice) and then sit back and enjoy!



Please feel free to send a link for this video to your family and friends. You can also embed this video on your own blogs by getting the code off the YouTube page, or you can email me - see contacts - and I will email you the code with an explanation on how to do it.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so much better than the typical way of posting pictures... makes mine look like I'm a neanderthal, lol. Thanks for sharing!

Shameless said...

Zorak,
I used to clog friends' inboxes with large photos! When people come round to visit it's also nice just to push play and sit back. Clicking clicking clicking is just downright painful!

Anonymous said...

That's pretty nifty!

Shameless said...

Thanks Nancy,
Did you seen the Portugal photos a few posts back? These were my two major trips this year. I do worry that our photos are electronic now though; will they last for years and years, like old photographs did? Maybe I should print all of these off onto paper!

dovegreyreader said...

That is awesome!

Shameless said...

Thank you dgr. :)

Saaleha said...

Made me think, Someday...

skint writer said...

luvverly jubberley shameless

Shameless said...

Saaleha,
It's funny because I always thought "one day"! I finally went to NY at the age of 38 (to actually celebrate my birthday), which I feel was way overdue. I'm glad I went and look forward to going back and really discovering all the nooks and crannies.

Skint,
Thanks.
And to those who've been asking, I have no comment to make about whether that's me with no shirt, or whether that's me covered in white body paint!

Anonymous said...

Really clever shameless - well done. Again, Gwion's been watching over my shoulder and likes your music (he's learning piano, and I like to expose him to wide and varied influences!)

So cool and inspiring!

Shameless said...

Cailleach,

I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I hope Gwion sticks with the piano. The main thing is to enjoy it and play what he enjoys playing.

I'm lucky to have had teachers who let me play my own pieces all the time, instead of sticking to the "regime". It's funny with this video because a jazzy effect isn't my normal style; that was just for New York. I usually like creating pieces more atmospheric and tonal.

Anonymous said...

Great musical and visual tour of a city with many moods and faces - beautifully captured in every way.

Shameless said...

Atyllah,

Thanks for your nice words. Next time I want to go a little more underground and outside of Manhattan. There is so much more to see there!