Saturday, May 3, 2008

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes The MTA To Make You Cry



















































Here's a few songs for the New Yorkers among us to listen to on your ipod while you are cursing the MTA this weekend.

Download:

"Subway Train" mp3
by The New York Dolls, 1973.
available on New York Dolls

"Coney Island Steeplechase" mp3
by The Velvet Underground, 1969.
available on Another View

"Bled White" mp3
by Elliot Smith, 1998.
available on XO

"Downtown Train" mp3
by Tom Waits, 1985.
available on Rain Dogs

" 'A' Train Lady" mp3
by Mink DeVille, 1978.
available on Cabretta/Return to Magenta

"New York City Serenade" (no strings) mp3
by Bruce Springsteen, 1973.
available on The Geunine Tracks
bootleg

"It Take A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" mp3
By Bob Dylan, 1965.
Newport Folk Festival
bootleg

all photos: © Ted Barron, 2008.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

those pictures are lovely.

tb said...

thank you, anonymous.

C. said...

are they shutting down the outer boro trains again, ted? The last winter I was in NYC, the 7 train wasn't running seriously almost every single weekend for the whole winter...

tb said...

it's been chaos every weekend for the last three months. service interuptions sometimes in every borough all at once. but as the old timers say "whaddya gonna do?"

Anonymous said...

sure. anyway, the only thing you CAN do. is curse. and try not to rub up against the creeps next to you. just sayin.

Anonymous said...

runaway train
too obvious
too depressing
20 days later?