Monday, December 10, 2007

Some questions for the ones still reading this blog

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. but it’s only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where’s that extra penny going to?

Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it’s in your butt?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the window?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

We won!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I mean, really, how dumb can you be...

In July, bankrupt Northwest Airlines begins laying off thousands of ground workers, but not before issuing some of them a handy guide, "101 Ways to Save Money." The advice includes dumpster diving ("Don't be shy about pulling something you like out of the trash"), making your own baby food, shredding old newspapers for use as cat litter, and taking walks in the woods as a low-cost dating alternative.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Simon Briggs writes in the Daily Telegraph:
"India used to be a deferential sort of team, and a soft touch on foreign soil. But that was before the arrival of Sourav Ganguly, the man with the thickest skin in cricket. He turned them into a more streetwise, self-confident crew, and in this series they have stood up to England's bullying tactics and then replied in kind."

Friday, July 27, 2007

Dadu's birthday

At Hard Rock Cafe. Copious amounts of alcohol, knicknacks and a few unfinished plans. And dreadlocks.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Bangla" performing in Germany

Check out the video of a band called Bangla, performing in some rock show in Germany. The first song is agit-prop. The real surprise is the second song. Don't miss it.

Thanks, Souvik for the link.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Why do people treat blogs like confessionals?

Why do we always seek adulation for our point-of-view?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Worst Movie Scenes Ever

...according to someone.

Bhut Jolokia

In September 2000, a military laboratory in the garrison town of Tezpur in northeastern India announced that it had identified the hottest chili in the world. Chili heat is measured in Scoville Heat Units (shus), from the American chemist Wilbur Scoville who invented the scale in 1912. Pure capsaicin, the main capsaicinoid in a chili, measures 16 million shu. A bell pepper typically measures zero. An Italian peperoncino, used to spice up pasta dishes in southern Italy, measures about 500 shu, while the spiciest Thai chilies come in at around 100,000. Most people are reduced to tears by eating anything above 200,000, and until now the hottest chili ever measured was the Red Savina, a type of habanero grown in California by a commercial chili farmer, which measured 577,000 shu.

According to the tests carried out by India's Defence Research Laboratory, pods from the bhut jolokia, or "ghost chili," a plant grown across northeastern India, had measured 855,000 shu. The chili world met the claim with skepticism, but in 2005 the Chile Pepper Institute in New Mexico finally grew enough bhut jolokia from seeds a member had collected in India to be able to test it. The results were stunning: the bhut jolokia, also called the Naga chili after a traditionally fierce local tribe that enjoys eating them, measured just over 1 million shu, the sort of heat you normally find only in the hottest chili sauces made from pure pepper extract.

On a recent visit to Tezpur, I met with the director of the Defence Research Laboratory, R.B. Srivastava, and the scientist in charge of cultivating the bhut jolokia, R.K.R. Singh. The two men explained that the bhut jolokia was so popular in northeastern India that it was known as "the king of chilies" and celebrated in a festival that coincides with the beginning of the chili season in April. The men discussed the possibility of using the bhut jolokia in antiriot weapons such as tear gas. (I wasn't allowed into the laboratories, Srivastava said, because I was a foreign national and clearance could take weeks.) The bhut jolokia might also make a good food for India's troops, he suggested. We joked about soldiers eating bhut jolokias to get in the right mood before going into battle. "A balanced approach has to be there," Srivastava said, half seriously, "or they will be running to the toilet all the time." The laboratory is contemplating applying for Geographical Indication certification, which would mean only bhut jolokias from northeastern India could be sold as such. "The commercial applications are there," said Srivastava, who mentioned using the chili in medicines and even, by smearing it on string encircling villages, to keep elephants away from crops and humans. "Chilies are packed with vitamins and just so good for you."

After some time, a colleague brought in a small saucer containing three bhut jolokia pods. The pods had been picked a few weeks earlier and were beginning to shrivel. They were about 5 cm long and a burnt orange color. They had an extremely pleasant smoky aroma — half the reason people in the region adore them, said Singh, who is from the nearby state of Manipur and found the bhut jolokia "horrible" as a child but now loves it in small doses. With a cup of milky tea on hand in case of an emergency (milk or yoghurt is a much better way to counter the effects of chilies than water or alcohol), I used my fingernails to tear off a tiny shard of bhut jolokia skin. The men warned me not to try the seeds or the ribs. "Just place it on your tongue, don't swallow," Singh said. The heat took a few seconds to register but quickly spread across my tongue and around my mouth. It was hot, but not unpleasant. I tore off a slightly larger piece of chili and placed it between my front teeth. As I bit down I could feel the chemicals burst out and begin to heat my gums and tongue and down into the top of my throat. I took a swig of tea. Singh smiled and suggested I stop there. "You survived," he said.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Do I really need My Space?

Well, Q thinks I do. Anyway, I have this vague plot for a sci-fi movie where corrupt politicians and urban planners in a crowded Indian city try to placate surging demand for affordable live-able space, by selling plots on MySpace to gullible middle-class folks. It's kinda revolutionary. And angsty.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Battle at Kruger...the awesomest wild life video you will ever see!

The smackdown took place at an ordinary watering hole at Kruger national Park, where a small herd of cape buffalo were drinking and idling, wandering dangerously close to a pack of concealed lions that either did not smell very lion-like or, more probably, were crouching deliberately upwind. On the other side of the hole, six tourists and a guide watched in a parked range vehicle. The lions waited until the buffalo got close enough and then pounced, seizing the baby and scattering the adults. That's usually a game-ender for a baby buffalo, but things got even worse for this one as he struggled backwards, splashed part way into the water, and got his hind legs snagged by a pair of crocodiles. He somehow yanked free of them, but remained in the jaws of the lions until suddenly the adult cape buffalos stormed back in much greater numbers, dispersed the lions and made off with the remarkably unharmed baby.

This is not wildlife video. This is a thriller. This is Tarantinoesque! The video was shot by Dave Budzinski and his friend Jason Schlosberg while on vacation at Kruger.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Adventures of Tintin: Breaking Free

The Adventures of Tintin: Breaking Free is an anarchist parody of the popular Tintin series of comics. The book was written under the pseudonym "J. Daniels" and published by Attack International in April of 1988 and then republished in 1999. The story features a number of characters from the original series, notably Tintin himself and Captain Haddock (referred to only as 'the Captain'), but not the original themes or plot. The characters themselves have been changed, practically beyond all recognition. For example, Wolff from Destination Moon makes an appearance as the ineffectual "Mr. Jones, the Union Representative," while Thomson is converted into the revolutionary firebrand Frank (see image below). Tintin himself quite uncharacteristically uses a great deal of violence and profanity.

While anarchist themes and ideas are strongly expressed throughout the comic, none of the characters explicitly refer to themselves as anarchists. Some have criticised the comic for this, regarding it as contrived. While the ideas therein are those held by anarchists, some Marxists and left communists hold these ideas as well.

From Wikipedia.

Read the comic here.

Original Sins

As part of our series on how Indian movies have 'influenced' pop culture across the world, I present a few instances.

Before MTV broke the air-wave ceiling with Rancid's "Video Killed The Radio Star", the English music video was an idiom we called our own. Edgy editing techniques, captivating choreography, we showed the world how to put the funk in funkadelic.

Today the Superhero genre has seen a plethora of proliferations, from Christopher Reeve's simplistic Superman to the dark, confused Batman Begins. But has anyone thought of a musical Superman? Saving the world one pelvic thrust at a time?

Move over Whacko Jacko! Now we know what George Romero's inspiration was. This is what I don't like these Hollywood types. It's ok to get inspired by Indian auteurs. But at least have the decency of paying a homage to Chiranjeevi.

And finally, the Fab Four! Well, it looks like they were preceded by the Panch Pandavas. Led by Mr Paunch, good 'ole Shammi Kapoor. Now we know where those helmet-haircuts and those drain-pipe trousers came from!

South Indian "English" Video

Indian Superman

Indian Thriller

Indian Beatles

Monday, May 14, 2007

Live from Pak Steet!

Normally this blog is not in the business of yellow journalism. Nor is it a card-carrying member of the penny press. But once in a while it manages to put the likes of Stardust, The Sun and Hello! to shame with it scoops. Here is one!


Yes. Remember, you saw it here first. Exclusive photographs from Soumik Sen's (top) "No Poblem". The scriptwriter of the Bollywood potboiler "Anthony Kaun Hai", now turns his eyes towards his hometown - Kolkata. His maiden directorial venture, "is a film about middle class Bengalis finding confusions and conclusions to their existence in the metropolis. It's experimental in its narrative, but overall an intelligent riot of a comedy."

So what is the debutant film-maker trying to get across...a message, is there one? Yes, it seems. Sen thinks, "amidst the technological upheaval, Bangaliana survives with immense confidence. No Poblem is Park Street, about the characters we have seen and have grown up with around us and about experiences that are uniquely Kolkata... like 'pestige and Pem'".

No Poblem stars Kanchan Mallick, Mumtaz Sorcar, Aditya Vikram Roy Chowdhury, Pradip Dhar, Dr. Kaushik Ghosh, Dr. Ramaditya Roy, Pritha Deb Moulik, Debika Mukherjee, Subhomoy Chatterjee and Biplab Ketan Chakraborty.
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Sunday, May 13, 2007


Spiderman, Spiderman
Dori dhoira jhuilo kyan
Poira gele bhangbe thyang
Spiderman, Spiderman.
Spiderman, Spiderman
Octopus er 8 ta thyang
Tomare dhorte aase kyan
Spiderman, Spiderman.
Spiderman, Spiderman
Biya korte dorao kyan
Mary Jane je tomar jaan
Spiderman, Spiderman.
Spiderman, Spiderman
Mukhosh feilya palao kyan
Dont be coward, be a man
Spiderman, Spiderman.
Tumi na thakle Spiderman
Mon-ta kore aan-chaan
Duniyar joto polapan
Tomare je chaay Spiderman.
Abar tumi aaila fire
New York City r ghore ghore
Box-office re korle maat
Spiderman jindabaad


I am back. Tata Indicom rocks!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Fear and Loathing in Maximum City

It has not been scientifically proven whether using two seminal works of literature by two popular writers of our generation, in the post headline, will lead to a microscopic increase in the hit rate of my blog, but then I am too desperate to not try.

Another macrotome looms ahead. I have nothing to do except drown myself in mindless decastich, voice-less cyber loitering and perhaps even in a fit of quiet desperation, an India-less Super Eight matchup.

It's been a promising weekend gone wrong. Taffrail will be somewhere in California, another friend is off to Delhi, others are busy with their life. I was toying with the thought of going to Ursula Major over the weekend but the tickets were coming to be too expensive.

Perhaps I will discover newer depths of solitude, perhaps I will conquer a phobia, perhaps I will cook a new dish and throw it into the dustbin, perhaps I will find a cure for insomnia, perhaps I will renegotiate my contract with humanity, perhaps I will pay the telephone bill.

It can only get better from here.

NOTE: If some of this does not make sense, replace the word 'macrotome' with 'weekend', decastich with 'television', 'Ursula Major' with 'Calcutta' and 'taffrail' with 'wife'. If it still doesn't, you are welcome to join me this weekend. Together we can go mad.


List of Honorary Spartans and their Probable Occupations.

1. Chuck Norris (Runs pre-natal training classes)
2. Jean Claude Van Damme (Wolf Wrangler)
3. Sunny Deol (Runs a Method Acting School that trains upcoming Spartan sissies also known as 'actors')
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger (War Reporter)
5. Sylvester Stallone (unemployed)

Inspired by VinodG.

The Secret Diary of Greg Chappell

This is a post by VinodG. It's brilliant!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The MadGirl and the City


"A Heart in New York" by Art Garfunkel

"Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack

"Alice" by Mott the Hoople

"All Alone on Christmas" by Darlene Love

"All My Friends in New York" by NOFX

"An Old Fashioned Christmas" by Frank Sinatra

"An Open Letter to New York" by The Bamboo Kids

"An Open Letter to NYC" by The Beastie Boys

"Angel of Harlem" by U2

"Another Hundred People" by Stephen Sondheim

"Another Lonely Night In New York" by Robin Gibb

"Another Rainy Day in New York City" by Chicago

"Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross

"At The Zoo" by Simon and Garfunkel

"Autumn In New York" composed by Vernon Duke and performed by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Harry Connick, Jr., and many more

"Avenue A" by Daniel Cartier

"Avenue B" by Iggy Pop

"Avenue C" by Barry Manilow

"Back In N.Y.C." by Genesis

"Back of a Truck" by Regina Spektor

"Back To The Bronx" by 2 Live Crew

"Bad New York Band" by Jim Testa

"Bedstuy Parade & Funeral March" by Mos Def

"The Best Of Queens (It's Us)" by Mobb Deep

"Big Apple" by Kajagoogoo

"Big Apple Boogaloo" by Brooklyn Funk Essentials

"Big Apple Dreamin'" by Alice Cooper

"Bin Laden" by Immortal Technique and DJ Green Lantern

"Black History Month" by Death from Above 1979 (inspired by a ride through the New York subway)

"Bleecker & MacDougal" by Fred Neil

"Bleecker Street" by Simon and Garfunkel

"Blue Belles O' Harlem" by Duke Ellington

"Boogie Down Bronx" by JVC Force

"Boy From New York City by The Manhattan Transfer

"Born in New York City" by Michael Packer

"The Boxer" by Simon and Garfunkel

"The Boy From New York City" by The Ad Libs

"The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions

"Broadway (So Many People)" by Low

"Broadway" by Old 97s

"Broadway Melody of 1974" by Genesis

"Bronx" by Kurtis Blow

"The Bronx Is Beautiful" by Robert Klein

"Bronx Keeps Creating It" by Fat Joe

"Bronx Tale" by Fat Joe

"Bronx War Stories" by Wu-Tang Killa Bees & RZA

"Brooklyn" by Jesse Malin

"Brooklyn" by Mos Def

"Brooklyn" by They Might Be Giants

"Brooklyn Blues" by Barry Manilow

"Brooklyn Bound" by The Black Keys

"The Brooklyn Bridge" by Sammy Kahn (Performed by Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, & Others)

"Brooklyn Girls" by Black 47

"Brooklyn Movements" by Da Bush Babees

"Brooklyn High" by Jay-Z

"Brooklyn Is Burning" by Head Automatica

"Brooklyn Roads" by Neil Diamond

"Brooklyn Queens" by 3rd Bass

"Brooklyn Sky" by Digable Planets

"Brooklyn Stars" by Matt Pond PA

"Brooklyn Steakhouse" by Bumblefoot

"Brooklyn to T-Neck" by Das EFX

"Brooklyn Zoo" by Ol' Dirty Bastard

"Brooklyn's Finest" by Jay-Z ft The Notorious B.I.G.

"Brooklyn's In The House" by Busy Bee

"The Brooklynites" by Soul Coughing

"C.R.E.A.M." by Wu Tang Clan

"Cab" by Train

"Cabbies on Crack" by Ramones

"Cali To New York" by the Black Eyed Peas

"Camera Eye, The" by Rush

"Canal Street" by Love as Laughter

"Central Park West" by John Coltrane

"Central Park 'n' West" by Ian Hunter

"Chelsea" by Counting Crows

"Chelsea Avenue" by Patti Scialfa

"Chelsea Girls" by The Velvet Underground

"Chelsea Hotel No 2" by Leonard Cohen

"Chelsea Morning" by Joni Mitchell

"Chicago, New York" by The Aislers Set

"Christmas in the City" by Mary J Blige

"Christmas in Hollis" by Run D.M.C.

"Christmas in New York" by Loa Falkman

"Christmas in New York" by Kelley Vice

"Christmas Night in Harlem" by Mitchell Parish and Raymond Scott, performed by Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, and others

"Christmas on Riverside Drive" by Kid Creole

"Church on White" Pavement

"City of Blinding Lights" by U2

"Coming Home" by KISS

"Coney Island" by Death Cab for Cutie

"Coney Island" by Mel Torme

"Coney Island Baby" by Lou Reed

"Coney Island Baby" by The Excellents

"Coney Island Baby" by Tom Waits

"Coney Island Girl" by Fun Lovin' Criminals

"Cotton Club Stomp" by Duke Ellington

"Cradle and All" by Ani Difranco

"Crooklyn" by The Crooklyn Dodgers consisting of Masta Ace Special Ed & Buckshot Shorty from Black Moon

"Cuckoo Cocoon" by Genesis

"Daddy Don't Live in that New York City No More" by Steely Dan

"Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan

"Detachable Penis" by King Missile

"Date With Baby" by Brooklyn Funk Essentials

"Debbie Loves Joey" by Helen Love

"Deee-Lite Theme" by Deee-Lite

"Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez

"Dirty Boulevard" by Lou Reed

"Do It Right" by The Slaughterhouse Four

"Do You Miss New York?" by Dave Frishberg

"Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor" by Cole Porter

"Down and Out In New York City" by James Brown

"Downtown Train" by Tom Waits

"Dreaming of Manhattan" by Echo Brain

"Drop Me Off in Harlem" by Duke Ellington (covered by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Frishberg, Johnny Hodges, George Shearing, and many more)

"Dropping Some NYC" by Blues Traveler

"Dream Like New York" by Tyrone Wells

"East Side Beat" by The Toasters

"East Village Rocker With A Missed Connection" by Jason Trachtenburg

"Easter Parade" by Judy Garland

"Echoes of Harlem" by Duke Ellington

"Egg Cream" by Lou Reed

"88 Christopher Street" by Dirt Bike Annie

"Eleanor Put Your Boots On" by Franz Ferdinand

"11:35" by Aesop Rock

"Empire State" by Fleetwood Mac

"Empire State Building" by Randy Newman

"Empire State Express" by Son House

"An Englishman in New York" by Sting, said to be inspired by Quentin Crisp

"Everybody's Talkin" by Breakaway

"Every Street's a Boulevard (In Old New York)" by Jule Styne / Bob Hilliard, From the Broadway musical "Hazel Flagg" (1953) covered by Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis & others

"F Train" by Babe the Blue Ox

"Face Down At Folk City" by The Roches

"Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

"Famous Blue Raincoat" by Leonard Cohen

"53rd and 3rd" by The Ramones

"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" by Simon and Garfunkel (covered by Ernestine Anderson)

"Fighting 69th" by Dropkick Murphys

"First Snow in Brooklyn" by Jethro Tull

"First we Take Manhattan" by Leonard Cohen

"5 Boroughs" by KRS-One with Bounty Killer, Buckshot, Cam'Ron, Keith Murray, Killah Priest, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Redman, Rev. Run, and Vigilante

"Frank Mills" by James Rado/Jerome Ragni/Galt MacDermot, from the musical Hair

"Folk Song" by Bongwater

"42nd Street" by Ruby Keeler

"14th Street" by Rufus Wainwright

"14th Street" by Laura Cantrell

"Fuego En El 23" by Fania All-Stars

"Fuel" by Ani DiFranco

"Get Ready Here Come the Knicks" by Paulette LaMelle

"GG Train" by Charles Mingus

"The Girl From New York City" by The Beach Boys

"Girl From NYC (Named Julia)" by Of Montreal

"Give It Back to the Indians" by Rodgers and Hart, performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, et al.

"Give My Regards to Broadway" by George M. Cohan

"Glad Tidings" by Van Morrison

"Go Brooklyn" by Stetsasonic

"Go Harlem" by Chick Webb and his Orchestra

"Go New York Go New York Go" (Knicks theme song) by Jesse Jaymes

"(I Don't Want To) Go to Chelsea" by Elvis Costello--false, this is Chelsea in London not NY

"Goin' to New York" by James Blood Ulmer

"Good Fortune" by PJ Harvey

"Goodnight, New York" by Julie Gold

"Gotham City" by R. Kelly

"Gramercy Park Hotel" by Edwin McCain

"Grand Central Station" by Mary Chapin Carpenter

"Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman" by Lee Hazlewood

"Ground Zero Brooklyn" by Carnivore

"Hard Times in New York Town" by Bob Dylan

"Harmony in Harlem" by Duke Ellington

"Harlem" by Duke Ellington

"Harlem" by Edwin Starr

"Harlem" by Bill Withers

"Harlemania" by Duke Ellington

"Harlem Air Shaft" by Duke Ellington

"Harlem Congo" by Chick Webb and his Orchestra

"Harlem Fuss" by Fats Waller & His Buddies (covered by Eddie Condon)

"Harlem Heaven" by The Rance Allen Group

"Harlem Holiday" by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra

"Harlem Hospitality" by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra

"Harlem Joys" by Willie "The Lion" Smith & His Cubs

"Harlem Lullaby" composed by Margod Millhane and Willard Robison, performed by Mildred Bailey, The Dorsey Brothers, and Junior Mance

"Harlem Madness" by Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

"Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen (covered by Ray Anthony, Earl Bostic, Martin Denny, Les Elgart, Esquivel, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Johnny Otis, Mel Tormé and many more)

"Harlem on Parade" composed by Benny Carter and Ray Evans, performed by Gene Krupa & his Orchestra, Anita O'Day, and Roy Eldridge

"Harlem River Quiver" by Duke Ellington

"Harlem Shout" by Eddie Durham and Jimmie Lunceford

"Harlem Shuffle" by Bobby Relf and Earl Nelson (covered by The Rolling Stones)

"Harlem Twist (East St. Louis Toodle-oo" by Duke Ellington

"Harlem Women" by Hank Kilroy

"Harlem Woogie" by James P. Johnson

"Hats Off To Hawaii" by Kung Fu Monkeys

"A Heart in New York" by Gallagher and Lyle (covered by Simon and Garfunkel)

"Heartbreaker" by The Rolling Stones

"Hell in New York" by Slaughter and the Dogs

"Hello, Dolly!" by Jerry Herman (about 14th Street)

"Hello New York" by Silverhead

"Here Come the Yankees, New York Yankees

"Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's

"Holiday in Harlem" by Chick Webb (featuring Ella Fitzgerald)

"Holland Tunnel" by I Am the World Trade Center

"Holland Tunnel" by John Phillips

"Hot in Harlem" by Tiny Grimes (covered by Indigo Swing)

"Hover" by Rhett Miller

"How About You?" composed by Ralph Freed and Burton Lane, performed by Chet Baker, Rosemary Clooney, Tommy Dorsey, Bill Evans, Judy Garland, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Maxine Sullivan, and many more

"I Am, I Said" by Neil Diamond

"I Can't See New York" by Tori Amos

"I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem" by Glenn Miller & his Orchestra

"I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City" by Harry Nilsson (covered by Sinéad O'Connor)

"I Happen to Like New York" by Cole Porter

"I Just Wanna Have Something to Do" by The Ramones

"I'll Take New York" by Tom Waits

"I'll Sink Manhattan" by They Might Be Giants

"I Love NYC" by Andrew W.K.

"I Love New York" by Madonna

"I Run New York" by 50 Cent featuring Tony Yayo

"I'm a Knicks Fan" by Jesse Jaymes

"I'm Waiting For The Man" by The Velvet Underground

"Idiot Kings" by Soul Coughing

"If You Were Here" by Unlovables

"Illume" by Fleetwood Mac

"In the Cage" by Genesis

"In the City" by Milton

"Incident on 57th Street" by Bruce Springsteen

"Into the Fire" by Bruce Springsteen

"It's a Long Way Suzy To New York City" by The Subsonics

"It's Nice to go Trav'ling" by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen

"I've Got New York" by The 6ths

"Is It Raining in New York City?" by Cashman & West

"Janine" by Soul Coughing

"Jesus Went To N.Y.C." by Five Fifteen

"The Joint Is Really Jumping Down At Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland

"Just Over The Brooklyn Bridge" by Art Garfunkel

"JFK To LAX" by Gang Starr

"Jamaican In New York" by Shinehead

"Keyornew" by Mathieu Boogaerts

"King Of New York" by Fun Lovin Criminals

"King Of New York" by Schooly D.

"King of New York" from the soundtrack to Newsies

"King Of N.Y." by Fat Joe

"King of the New York Streets" by Dion

"La Maleta" by Rubén Blades & Willie Colón

"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by Genesis

"Leaving New York" by R.E.M.

"A Letter to the New York Post" by Public Enemy

"Let's Fly Away" by Cole Porter (performed by Anson Weeks, Lee Wiley, Doris Day, Jeri Southern, Bobby Short, and others)

"Let's Go Mets" by the New York Mets

"Let's Take a Walk Around the Block" by Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg and Ira Gershwin

"The Light Dies Down on Broadway" by Genesis

"A Light Shines on the Other Side of Brooklyn" by Pain Hertz

"Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice)" by The Clash

"Live From New York" by Raekwon

"Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin

"Living in America" by Black 47

"Lost In the Flood" by Bruce Springsteen

"Lower East Side" by U.K. Subs

"Love Is My Decision" by Chris DeBurgh

"Lua" by Bright Eyes

"The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" by Magnetic Fields

"Lullaby of Broadway" from the musical 42nd Street

"Lullaby on New York" by Aztec Two-Step

"MacDougal Blues" Kevin Kinney

"Macy's Day Parade" by Green Day

"Made In NYC" by The Casualties

"Marching Bands of Manhattan" by Death Cab for Cutie

"The Man from Harlem" by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra

"Manhattan" by Louise Attaque

"Manhattan" by Eric Johnson

"Manhattan" by Rodgers and Hart and performed by Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Blossom Dearie, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, John Pizzarelli, and many more

"Manhattan Avenue" by Nellie McKay

"Manhattan Cowboy" by Susan Cagle

"Manhattan Island Serenade" by Leon Russell

"Manhattan-Kaboul" by Renaud with Axelle Red

"Manhattan Madness" by Irving Berlin

"Manhattan Skyline" by David Shire

"Manhattan Skyline" by The Cocker Spaniels

"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon

"Meet the Mets" by Ruth Roberts

"Meet the Mets" (organ version) by Jane Jarvis

"Meeting Across The River" by Bruce Springsteen

"Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)" by Billy Joel

"Mi Barrio" by La Casa

"Miss You" by The Rolling Stones

"Mizz Bed-Stuy" by The Brooklyn Funk Essentials

"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" by Elton John

"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, pt.2" by Elton John

"More Shine" by Si*Se

"Morning Glory" by Loey Nelson

"My Apartment" by Ben Kweller

"My My Metrocard" by Le Tigre

"My New York" by Reclinerland

"Native New Yorker" by Odyssey

"Ne Me Quitte Pas" by Regina Spektor

"Never Enough Time" by Nate Borofsky

"New Killer Star" by David Bowie

"New New York" by The Cranberries

"The New New York" by Tru-Life

"New York" by AZ

"New York" by Continental Drifters

"New York" by Eskimo Joe

"New York" by Norah Jones

"New York" by Rhubarb (band)

"New York" by Richard Ashcroft

"New York" by Ryan Adams

"New York" by Sex Pistols (covered by Opium Jukebox)

"New York" by Stephen Fretwell

"New York" by The Crash

"New York" by The Templars

"New York" by U2

"New York" by Vennaskond

"New York avec toi" by Téléphone

"New York As A Muse" by Yoko Ono

"New York Baby" by Leona Naess

"New York Blackout" by The Mighty Sparrow

"New York Belongs to Me" by Roger Miret and the Disasters

"New York Boy" by Neil Diamond

"New York Central" by Son House

"A New York Christmas" by Rob Thomas

"New York City" by Cub, covered by They Might Be Giants

"New York City" by The Demics

"New York City" by The Cult

"New York City" by Evergreen

"New York City" by Gil Scott-Heron

"New York City" by Hanoi Rocks

"New York City" by Keith Caputo

"New York City" by Madball

"New York City" by Mason Jennings

"New York City" by moe.

"New York City" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

"New York City" by Stisism

"New York City" by T. Rex

"New York City Blues" by Duke Ellington

"New York City Boy" by Pet Shop Boys

"New York City Rhythm" by Barry Manilow

"New York City" by Peter Malick and Norah Jones

"New York City Blues" by The Yardbirds

"New York City Cops" by The Strokes

"New York City Pakistan" by Terre Roche

"New York City Serenade" by Bruce Springsteen

"New York City Streets" by Triumph

"New York Crew" by Judge

"New York Fever" by The Toasters

"New York Giants" by Big Punisher

"New York Girls" by The Mooney Suzuki

"New York Girls" by Morningwood

"New York Groove" by Ace Frehley

"New York, Hold Her Tight" by Restless Heart

"New York Minute" by Don Henley

"New York Minute" by Zoetrope

"New York Mining Disaster 1941" by The Bee Gees

"New York, New York" by Bernstein-Comden-Green from the 1946 musical On the Town

"New York, New York" written by Kander and Ebb; originally recorded by Liza Minnelli; famously sung by Frank Sinatra

"New York" by Ja Rule featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss

"New York, New York" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

"New York, New York" by Ryan Adams

"New York, New York (So Good They Named It Twice)" by Gerard Kenny

"New York, New York" by Johnny Winter

"New York, New York" by Moby

"New York, New York" by Nina Hagen

"New York, New York" by The Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg

"New York, New York Stealing My Way" by Back Street Crawler

"New York, NY 10009" by Black 47

"New York Police State" by Agnostic Front

"New York Shit" by Busta Rhymes

"The New York Shuffle" by Graham Parker

"New York Skyline" by Garland Jeffries

"New York Slave" by The Blood Brothers

"New York State Of Mind" by Billy Joel

"New York State of Mind" by Nas

"New York State of Mind Pt. 2" by Nas

"New York State of Mind" by Alicia Keys Nas and Rakim

"New York State of Mind" by Mel Torme

"New York Strait Talk" by Gang Starr

"New York Taxi" by Harry Belafonte

"New York Telephone Conversation" by Lou Reed

"New York, USA" by Serge Gainsbourg

"New York Wakes" by Horslips

"New York Was Great" by The Raveonettes

"New York (Ya Out there?)" by Rakim

"New York's A Lonely Town" by The Trade Winds

"New York's Alright (If You Like Saxophones)" by Fear (covered by Enon)

"New York's In Love" by David Bowie

"New York's Not My Home" by Jim Croce

"Next Exit" by Interpol

"The Next Ten Minutes" from the musical "The Last Five Years"

"Nights in Harlem" by Luther Vandross

"Nights on Broadway" by the Bee Gees

"No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" by The Beastie Boys

"No Woman, No Cry" by The Fugees

"Noche En Down Town" by Fito Páez

"N.Y." by Doves

"NY Electric" by Aesop Rock

"NY Nightmare" by Phoebe Legere

"NY Song" by Modern Skirts

"NYC 1999!" by Pussy Galore

"NYC-25" by The Olivia Tremor Control

"NYC" by Interpol

"NYC C--T" by Princess Superstar

"NYC Everything" by RZA

"NYC Man" by Lou Reed

"NYC (No Need to Sleep)" by The Charlatans

"NYC Song" (Sample 'What it's Worth' of Buffalo Springfield) by Charles & Eddie

"NYC Tonight" by GG Allin

"NYC's Like a Graveyard" by The Moldy Peaches

"Not So Soft" by Ani DiFranco

"Oh Oh I Love Her So" by The Ramones

"Old Man Harlem" by Hoagy Carmichael and Rudy Vallée (covered by The Dorsey Brothers, Dave Frishberg, Ethel Waters, and others)

"Old New York" by Luke Temple

"Old Soul Song (For the New World Order)" by Bright Eyes (about the anti-war protests held in New York City on February 15th, 2003)

"Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York" by Frank Loesser from the 1950 musical Guys and Dolls

"Olympia, WA" by Rancid

"On Broadway" by The Drifters

"On My Way to Harlem" by Coolio

"On the Drag" by They Might Be Giants

"On The Streets Of The Bronx" by The Moonglows

"Once Upon A Time In New York City" by Huey Lewis

"One Day You´ll Dance For Me New York City" by Thomas Dybdahl

"Only In New York" by Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan for the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie

"Out of Habit" by Ani Difranco

"The Only Living Boy In New York" by Simon & Garfunkel

"An Open Letter to NYC" by The Beastie Boys

"Our Lady of the Bronx" by Black 47

"Pacifics" by Digable Planets

"Paper Boats" by Nada Surf

"Paranoia Blues" by Paul Simon

"Park Slope" by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips

"Pedro Navaja" by Rubén Blades & Willie Colón

"Penthouse Serenade" by Marianne Faithfull

"Perfect Day" by Lou Reed

"People Who Died" by Jim Carroll

"Piazza, New York Catcher" by Belle and Sebastian

"Planet Williamsburg" by Jim Testa

"Poses" by Rufus Wainwright

"Positively 4th Street" by Bob Dylan

"Punk Rock Club" by Unlovables

"Puttin' on the Ritz" by Irving Berlin

"Q.U. -- Hectic" by Mobb Deep

"Queens" by Pharoahe Monch

"Queens Boulevard" by Kid Casanova

"Queensboro Bridge" by David Mead

"Que Pasa, New York?" by Elephant's Memory featuring John Lennon

"Real Rock & Roll Don't Come From New York" by The Gizmos

"Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War" by Paul Simon

"Respiration" by Black Star featuring Common

"Rhapsody In Blue" by George Gershwin (inspired by the sounds and motions of a locomotive leaving Grand Central Station)

"Rhode Island Is Famous for You (aka Coney Island)" by The Lascivious Biddies

"Rikers Island" by Cocoa Tea

"The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen

"Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones

"Rockin' Around in NYC" by Marshall Crenshaw

"Rockin' the Bronx" by Black 47

"Romeo Had Juliet" by Lou Reed

"Safe In New York City" by AC/DC

"A Salute to Harlem" by Boots Douglas (covered by Girls from Mars)

"Savoy" by Lucky Millinder

"Savoy Strut" by Duke Ellington

"Sci-Fi Wasabi" by Cibo Matto

"Self Evident" by Ani Difranco

"Seventh Avenue" by Rosanne Cash

"Shattered" by The Rolling Stones

"Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" by The Ramones

"The Sheik Of Avenue B" by Frank Crumit

"Sherry Darling" by Bruce Springsteen

"Shy" by Ani Difranco

"Sidewalks of New York" by James W. Blake and Charles E. Lawlor (1890, used as a presidential campaign tune in the 1920's [1]), performed by Duke Ellington, Cannonball Adderley, and others

"Six" by Darlington

"Six Queens" by Larrikin love

"Sixth Avenue Heartache" by The Wallflowers

"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"by Mick Ronson

"Slum Goddess" by The Fugs

"Slumming on Park Avenue" composed by Irving Berlin, performed by Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, Mildred Bailey, and others

"Snowin' in Brooklyn" by Ferron

"Soft Smoke" by The Pink Spiders

"Song for Myla Goldberg" by The Decemberists

"Song for Sharon" by Joni Mitchell

"South 2nd" by CocoRosie

"South Bronx" by Boogie Down Productions

"Spanish Harlem" by Ben E. King (covered by Aretha Franklin)

"Spanish Harlem Incident" by Bob Dylan

"Spring Street" by Dar Williams

"Springtime in New York" by Jonathan Richman

"The Start Of Your Ending (41st Side)" by Mobb Deep

"Staten Island" by Johnny McEvoy

"Staten Island Baby" by Black 47

"Statue of Liberty" by XTC

"Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees

"Stickman Crossing The Brooklyn Bridge" by Brooklyn Funk Essentials

"Stock Exchange" by Miss Kittin & the Hacker

"Stompin' at the Savoy" composed by Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, and Chick Webb

"Streets of New York" by Alicia Keys

"Streets of New York" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

"Streets of New York" by The Wolfe Tones

"Streets of NY" by Terror Squad

"Subrosa Subway" by Klaatu

"Subway Train" by the New York Dolls

"Suicide (A Better Way)" by Choking Victim

"Sullivan Street" by Counting Crows

"Sunday at the Savoy" by Count Basie

"Sunday in New York" by Carroll Coates and Peter Nero, performed by Ernestine Anderson, Bobby Darin, Mel Tormé, and others

"The Sun Will Rise in Queens" by The Exit

"Sunkeneyed Girl" by Mike Doughty

"Take Me Back To Manhattan" by Cole Porter (from the musicals "The New Yorkers" and "Anything Goes)

"Take that Look off Your Face" by Andrew Lloyd Webber (from the musical Song and Dance)

"Take the A Train", written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

"Take the L Train (To 8 Ave.)" by Brooklyn Funk Essentials

"Take the L Train (To Brooklyn)" by Brooklyn Funk Essentials

"Tarzan of Harlem" by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra

"Taylor, the Latte Boy" by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler

"Talking New York" by Bob Dylan

"Tell It To Your Heart" Lou Reed

"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" by Bruce Springsteen

"Thank You, Lord, For Sending Me the F Train" by Mike Doughty

"That Time" by Regina Spektor

"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York" from the opera Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and Dubose Heyward and recorded by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae & Sammy Davis, Jr., Ernestine Anderson, Miles Davis, and many more

"There's a House in Harlem for Sale" by Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen, performed by Henry "Red" Allen & his Orchestra and others

"This Island" by Le Tigre

"This Mess We're In" by PJ Harvey (with Thom Yorke)

"Thousands Are Sailing" by The Pogues

"Three Buroughs" by X-ecutioners

"Times Square" by Marianne Faithfull

"Times Square Go-Go Boy" by East River Pipe

"Token Back To Brooklyn" by They Might Be Giants

"Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega

"Train Under Water" by Bright Eyes

"Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy)" by Big Punisher

"Trial of Tears" by Dream Theater

"Tribeca" by Kenny G

"Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)" by The Mamas and the Papas

"Two Little Girls" by Ani DiFranco

"Two Nobodys in New York" from the musical Title of Show

"Underneath the Harlem Moon" by Don Redman and his Orchestra

"Union Square" by Tom Waits

"The Vampires of New York" by Marcy Playground

"Venezuelan In New York" by King Changó

"The Village in the Morning" by The Magnetic Fields

"Violets For Your Furs" by Frank Sinatra

"Visions of Johanna" by Bob Dylan

"Wake up in New York" by Craig Armstrong

"Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed

"Walkin' In N.Y." by The Manhattan Transfer

"Washington Square" by The Village Stompers

"Way Out West (On West End Avenue)" by Rodgers & Hart (Performed by Ray Charles, Bobby Short, & Others)

"We're A Happy Family" by The Ramones

"We Are New York and We Love Basketball" by Paulette LaMelle

"We Live In Brooklyn Baby" by Roy Ayers

"Welcome to Brooklyn" by Lil Kim

"Welcome to New York" by Tim Mahoney

"Welcome to New York City" by Cam'Ron featuring Jay-Z and Juelz Santana

"What More Do I Need?" by Stephen Sondheim

"What New York Couples Fight About" by Morcheeba featuring Kurt Wagner

"When New York was Irish" by Mary O'Dowd

"When I First Kissed You" by Extreme

"Whizz Kid" by Mott the Hoople

"Why Should I Worry?" by Billy Joel (from the film Oliver & Company)

"Wimpy Drives Through Harlem" by The Queers

"The World I Know" by Collective Soul

"Yeah! New York" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"You and Me and New York City" by Brad Hopkins

"You Can't Live in Harlem" composed by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin, performed by Sidney Bechet with Noble Sissle & his Orchestra

"You Don't Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce

"You Said Something" by PJ Harvey

"You Get High in N.Y.C." by Revanche

"You've Seen Harlem at Its Best" by Ethel Waters