Thought I'd try this new video editing movie maker on the internet called Animoto. It lets you do a 30 second slideshow for free. Pretty cool. NYC has no lack of talent on the streets ever, and most everyday is like watching American Idol, except most of the time we just walk by and take the talent for granted.
Well,the King tries to stop and watch the world sometimes, and you know what? It's pretty damn good.. That's one of the supercool things about a New York minute.
Looking forward to bringing you the best of the New York City streets and my humble Wall St opinions in the upcoming year, thanks for reading.
I took pictures of these first two musicians before I knew my digital camera could videotape with sound. My bad. However you will get to hear MIke Alaska's drum solo!
This dude was playing some Bob Dylan, and doing a damn good job of it !
Yes, musical brother tip your hat, it was good , and the King will get it on video next time!!
What's that ?? YES I GAVE HIM A BUCK !!!
In front of a hip city mural , my man was cranking some Bob Marley as I headed toward my Taxi garage, and I reflected on his version of Redemption song during these turbulent times.
The King will NOT miss the video of this musician next time !!!....and YES I GAVE HIM A BUCK TOO !!!!!!!!!!
And as I crept closer to my garage and switched trains, I knew NOW how to use the video record on my camera which I couldn't figure out , but Mike Alaska tore it up in Times Square as the holidays approached and the King made it to his train.
Mikey doing the ole foot balance drum tempo !!!
Hell yeah!!! Mike does the flying stick routine too !!
Mike told me he also does a flaming drums show and showed me some Kevlar coated drumsticks that he uses in his routines !! I WILL get that on video eventually !!
However for now, check out this cool solo, NOT just plastic buckets either which was more unique than most street drummers!! Sorry no flames.
I am no musician, nor am I the conductor for the rhythm of the talent that roams the underground of New York City, maybe I will be one day, but until then I will settle for being The King Of New York Hacks. Peace, and good luck to all in the year ahead.