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If James Murphy had his way, a NYC subway ride would be a more enjoyable experience

November 13, 2013

In a recent post I suggested that James Murphy is the coolest man alive. Need proof that this is true? How about his ongoing battle with the New York City to install music in the city’s subway turnstiles.

Murphy went on Chicago radio station WBEZ to explain that he’s been fighting this fight for 14 years now. He explained the his idea and the thinking behind it:

I’m trying to do music for subways. I’m serious, I’m trying to do that. I’ve been fighting for, now, 14 years to try and do this — to make all the subway turnstiles make music. I want to make every [subway] station in New York have a different set of dominant keys, so people who grow up, later on in life, they might hear a piece of music and be like, ‘Oh, that’s like Union Square.’

I can’t decide if I love this idea, or if it would be a disaster, where rush hour sounds like the slot machine area in an Atlantic City casino. With my headphones always covering my ears during my commute, I’ll probably never know. Kudos to Murphy though on trying to make music infiltrate and improve every moment of our lives.

Listen to the full Murphy interview below.

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