tunes for my cities

tunes for my cities

Variation on a style

Particular tunes are inextricably linked to the cities I have actually resided in, either due to the fact that they have to do with that location, or due to the fact that I listened to them a lot while living there, or due to the fact that they have a noise that quintessentially comes from that city, or some mix of all 3.

Here are my preferred tunes about the cities I have actually called house, whether for a couple of months or several years:

New York City


Here’s why.



Los Angeles

Soon after I transferred to L.A., The O.C. premiered and it became my guilty satisfaction. I utilized to see it weekly with my roomies and we would sing-shout along to the lines of the opening signature tune by Phantom World: “California here we come, right back where we began with, Californiaaaaaaaaa, here we cuuuuuhhh-ummmmm.” Now whenever I will go to L.A. I listen to this tune en route to the airport, sing-shouting along. Its 100% pertinence– I’m returning to where I began my adult life to the soundtrack of this tune– offers me goosebumps every time.

And I need to include this one, too, which feels SoCal in a nearly synesthesiac method.


And for 100% classic factors:


All of these are plainly extremely emotional options.


No concept why, however whenever I hear this tune I feel visceral fond memories for my 5 year-old self who resided in London. I do not keep in mind ever hearing it there, however it was launched as a single in September, 1985, which is when I existed, so possibly I did hear it and housed it someplace in my subconscious, to make me teary-eyed at that distinct guitar riff years later on.

This one is more on-the-nose London proper:

And simply for excellent procedure, here’s my preferred tune that, though not always about my house state (although it extremely well might be), is by the band I most highly relate to New Jersey(and whom I love).