Part two of our tribute to tape hobbyist, media guru, sound designer, and pioneering advertising theorist,Tony Schwartz.Mr. Schwartz would have celebrated his 89th birthday this past weekend; he died in 2008.
Sounds of My City by Tony Schwartz
We'll hear an agoraphobic expressing his love for his zip code. Released on Folkways Records in 1956, Sounds of My City was an audio snapshot of NYC; full of vivid scenes that documented modern life. Tony narrates the album parsing into loosely organized sections and painting us a portrait of urban splendor and diversity. At the root of the album, it's an aural love letter.
"The best thing about radio is that people were born without earlids. You can't close your ears to it."