They Could Rule the World

Seriously. Who can resist a man playing a piano with a puppy on it?? No one. I walked away before I could be tempted to hand over my bank card and all my charge cards.

New tv update: I’m losing interest in A Gifted Man and Person of Interest, alas. I don’t have a new favorite show yet. Any suggestions? Maybe I’m missing something great.

Man playing piano in Union Square with Puppy

I Imagined the Walkman/iPod in 1972

Kinda. I was walking down this lawn, towards an orchestra playing, the music was all around me, and I though how wonderful it would be if I could hear music of this quality outside whenever I wanted, as I walked around. Something about walking and hearing the music triggered it for me. The walk was long enough for me to revel in the pleasure of it and to want more.

The walkman was developed in Japan in the late 70’s I believe. I was listening to friends of mine who had a band rehearse in a loft in Tribeca, and one of the band members had one. It was 1980 I think, it could have been 1979, and I found and bought one the next day.

This is behind the Vanderbilt mansion by the way, looking towards the water.

Lawn behind Vanderbilt Mansion