Greenpoint, October, 2015

Monday, February 13, 2012


Last of the Checkers
You don't see many yellow cabs in my neighborhood. When you do, the drivers are usually on their way home from or on their way to a shift in Manhattan. But there's always a taxi waiting for you between 82nd and 83rd Streets on Roosevelt Boulevard. It even talks! One of the charming things about Jackson Heights is the persistence of old-fashioned coin-op children's rides. Look closer, you'll see this one is in front of one of our bars!

Room for one more?
This little cab gets lots of fares. It reminds me of the taksi (or is it a bus?) on the cover of Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics, a great compilation from Nublu--a record company so cool it doesn't even include this new release on its own web site, which is why I'm linking to Amazon.

Among many other terrific songs--all without any translation--is "Ayrilik Olsa Bile" from 1974 by Esmeray. I have no idea what the words mean. You can check it out on YouTube below. It might just make your Valentines Day.

No comments:

Post a Comment