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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Grand Finale

There is no better way to end a trip to the Big Apple then with what I do in this video.

The Grand Finale
Music: Art Garfunkel - A Heart in New York


  • Wow - you saw a lot of New York. You've got some really great shots in there, I love it.
    I also see that you appear to have made your flight - you must have used one of those cabs that come when you call. I'm going to check into that next time.
    I'm so happy I got to meet you - can't wait till we can all be there again.

    By Anonymous Melanie, at 2:34 AM, July 13, 2005  

  • Josh, you've managed a little miracle with this one -- how something so simple -- seeing the sights of NY, could be so poignant -- truly amazing.

    By Blogger Chris, at 11:05 AM, July 13, 2005  

  • Jay seemed to really care that you were leaving. This one is very beautiful, flowing feel, I like it. You really have a good mix of humor, informative, and heartfelt videos here. Someday I am going to sit down and watch all of them in a row full screen and see the progression. Keep it up, because day after day, I wait to see what you will put up next. Awesome.

    By Anonymous joel, at 11:29 AM, July 13, 2005  

  • damn you! I was attacked on the plane for having my camera on during take off! but of course - still visually poetic with such an admirable sincerity from Jay. wonderful.


    By Blogger french/new/wave/nerd, at 12:01 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • Amazing... You truly capture the soul of New York. I'm glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    By Blogger Reg!, at 12:08 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • i'm glad you lingered so long on that subway shot. i was amazed that the camera was able to focus on individual people inside the moving train. very cool.

    the music was perfect, too. good work. :)

    By Blogger sara dk, at 2:01 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • beautiful! i felt a surge of sad reminiscence near the end. safe journeys, and nice to meet you at vloggercue. simon and garfunkel, baby, yeah!

    By Blogger Clark ov Saturn, at 3:35 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • oh, hey, is there a link with your feed so i can subscribe in fireant? i couldn't find it.

    By Blogger Clark ov Saturn, at 3:36 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • Great video Josh! It made me wish I could have been there as well. Great song choice also.

    By Blogger Chris Daniel, at 3:41 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • That just about sums it up, doesn't it? I'm surprised you made NYC so calming, esp. it being your first time there. I usually find it pretty chaotic...but Jay has that way about him.

    Really nice vid, Josh, and it was absolutely a pleasure meeting you.

    By Blogger schlomo rabinowitz, at 4:16 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • Josh, this video was stunning. Keep up the good work!

    By Blogger Carl Weaver, at 5:57 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • top video - you rule the roost with content and vision. you are the one.

    By Blogger bosh, at 7:39 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • Great post Josh, as a New Yorker I appreciate your great video. Nice job at the Apple Store presentation too.

    By Blogger Jason, at 8:18 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • A job well done, as always.

    Can't wait to see NYC for myself one day, and now I have FRIENDS to see while there, too! God the internet is awesome.

    By Blogger Scott Walker, at 10:46 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • You've captured so many tiny snapshots of whatever it is we seek in vlogging: "truth", "reality", "realness." Simple emotional honesty.

    But in three minutes and seven seconds--and at 320x240 pixels, no less--I recognize:

    - anticipation of the last stop on a trip one wishes didn't have to end
    - the raw, formal beauty of the NY subway
    - the quietness of being someplace bigger than one's self
    - the rhythms of the masculine farewell ritual
    - and the window seat reflection upon a trip that has left one changed

    Momentous, I'd call it.

    By Blogger Chris, at 1:52 AM, July 14, 2005  

  • whew, this is a beauty my man.

    that S&G tune gets me - can't go wrong with that.
    (tough call between that and my other sweet favorite NYC song - Harry Nilsson, "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City")

    also reminds me of when i was there for Vloggercon in january, and andrew baron took me up to the Empire and saw me off too... all in all that trip made a deep emotional imprint on me, and i know from this video the same thing happened to you.

    By Blogger Chuck Olsen, at 5:57 AM, July 14, 2005  

  • Lovely.

    By Blogger Rupert, at 8:02 AM, July 14, 2005  

  • REALLY nice video ... I added it to Richards Picks

    By Blogger Richard, at 1:27 PM, July 14, 2005  

  • This video isn't playing for me. It says that the page doesn't exist :(

    By Blogger Michael Tyas, at 6:04 PM, July 14, 2005  

  • I just watched this again and it gave my chills, thanks again Josh

    By Anonymous Joel Leo, at 11:39 AM, July 16, 2005  

  • i love seeing you interact with jay

    By Blogger Markus Sandy, at 7:35 PM, July 16, 2005  

  • I liked the long train shot too. Especially how you could see your reflection.

    Also liked the lights seen outside the train window.

    Jay should get a season pass to the Emire State Building.

    You had me at, "well I'm glad you came."

    Very emotional.

    You've shared a sweet story with sound and moving pictures.

    Couldn't have been done with just text or audio.


    By Blogger Steve Garfield, at 2:47 PM, July 17, 2005  

  • It was soooo great to meet you, Mr. Leo; and hope we will indeed meet again soon. This was the perfect wrap-up for the day that lasted.

    By Blogger The Faux Press, at 9:30 PM, July 17, 2005  

  • The relationships we vloggers share. Good stuff man.

    By Blogger Aaron Flores, at 1:11 PM, July 18, 2005  

  • Josh Leo is adorable

    By Blogger grooveadam, at 4:49 PM, July 19, 2005  

  • Hey Josh.. So what happened in NY? Do you know if anyone put of a summary of their experiences or things that went on there on blog/vlog?

    By Blogger Nick Schmidt, at 11:23 PM, July 24, 2005  

  • nothing much to say except cool video!!

    By Blogger karen, at 2:37 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • The existential moments in this one.
    Dedman in deep thought 90 stories, 1000 ft
    above NYC, and Leo taking off, heading home?
    I got weepy.

    By Anonymous bottomunion, at 12:36 PM, July 30, 2005  

  • Hi Josh, I'm a native New Yorker and I just loved how you depicted this beautiful city in your video. I enjoyed watching it, thank you!

    By Blogger JoJo, at 11:32 PM, October 02, 2005  

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