One of the things I loved about New York was the apartments. Those grand old doors, and stone stairs that lead up to them. Who lives/lived inside? Was this a scene straight out of You've Got Mail or Seinfeld? I normally don't get very star struck about anything, but I was a bit star struck by NY. We were only there for three days, but we walked all over the place, saw everything from the Museums to Central Park, to the classic New York Diner. Loved every minute!
It is the sort of city where you can become very inspired. I wrote a lot of music when I got back from being overseas. Fall Too Hard is probably the best example of my post traveling inspiration. I think it puts your life into perspective, when you go away, and then return again.
It's not that I wrote about being in big yellow taxis, (already been done eh!) but it puts you at a higher state of awareness of self and situation. I just felt clear, and inspired when I got back home and sat down at the piano...
Speaking of which, it is calling me from the other room, I'm thinking of a composition about NY - now I know why there are so many song written about the place!