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Aisle View: "Down the Jersey Shore"

James Lecesne in The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Photo: Matthew Murphy The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a one-man show at the Westside Theatre written and performed by James Lecesne, chronicles the short life of a New Jersey orphan. Show More Summary

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James Murphy still working on 'Subway Symphony,' has backing from Heineken but MTA still says it'll never happen

While he's been busy with his Four Horseman wine bar/restaurant, James Murphy hasn't given up on his dream to change the sounds subway turnstiles make into something more symphonic. He's even got backing for it now: Heineken, who ar...

James Murphy & That Giant Beer Company Are Gonna Make The Subways A Better Place, Dammit

James Murphy has a dream he'd like us to hear, Heineken has beer it'd like us to buy, and the MTA has to move six million people every day with very little money. Like an impassive turnstile handling a slightly bent MetroCard duringShow More Summary

Seventy Years Later, Mitsubishi Apologizes for Using US POWs as Slaves During WWII

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Seven decades after World War Two ended, Japanese company Mitsubishi Materials Corporation has made an unprecedented apology to an American prisoner of war (POW) who was forced to toil in mines during the conflict. James Murphy, nowShow More Summary

Japan's Mitsubishi To Apologize For Using U.S. POWs As Laborers In WWII

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

A senior executive will personally say sorry to James Murphy, 94, who was forced to work in one of the company's copper mines, something he described as "slavery in every way."

Even The Subway Turnstile Thinks You're Blowing It

James Murphy is out there trying in vain to beautify your subway turnstile experience, and not only will the MTA not let him, it's also actively reminding you of the futility of your existence. Insufficient fare, insufficient life. Why do you even bother? [ more › ]

I Went to James Murphy’s New Wine Bar and All I Got Was More Confused About the State of the Music Industry

James Murphy knows where to see all of his friends tonight. When the former LCD Soundsystem bandleader announced he was opening The Four Horsemen, a Williamsburg wine bar, it seemed like an IRL manifestation of self-parody that Gentrified Brooklyn™ has used to skewer itself fictionally for years; the jokes to make here are just too easy. Show More Summary

For The Millionth Time: James Murphy Isn't Building New MTA Turnstiles

Recently, Heineken announced that they would be helping James Murphy in his ongoing effort to replace the current subway turnstile noise with whatever sound James Murphy finds more pleasant. His project is called Subway Symphony, and for years the MTA has said it's not gonna happen. Show More Summary

James Murphy Undeterred By MTA’s Subway Symphony Rejection

James Murphy has been working on his pet project of changing the sound of the New York City subway turnstiles to something nicer for a long, long time. He recently partnered with Heineken to make this so-called Subway Symphony a reality, but the MTA gave him a pretty firm, unequivocal “no,” saying that the harsh […]

James Murphy’s Quest to Make the Subway Sound Less Awful

For many New Yorkers, the subway is like the ninth circle of hell. On a bad day, it's a glorified rat tunnel. On a good day, it gets you to work on time. Erstwhile LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy is out to prove otherwise with his Subway Symphony project,... More »

Listen To How Much More Soothing The NYC Subway Could Sound

Noise pollution is all around us. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy wants to transform turnstiles into instruments. "Every time you swipe your MetroCard, the turnstile emits a flat, unpleasant 'beep'. Each turnstile emits its own beep,Show More Summary

James Murphy wants to make the NYC subway sing

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Heineken are embarking on an unlikely quest, to bring music to the turnstiles of the New York subway, and give each station its own unique musical signature. Read on to see how you can help...

Heineken, James Murphy Want to Reinvent NYC Subway Turnstile Tones

Since essentially “retiring” his LCD Soundsystem project in 2011, DJ/producer James Murphy, who’s also the co-founder of DFA Records, has indulged in a variety of somewhat offbeat efforts related in some way to music. Now that he’s collaborated with IBM to create music out of tennis match data during last year’s U.S. Show More Summary

James Murphy Begins New 'Subway Symphony' Campaign

Though NYC's MTA is being unsupportive, James Murphy has found a partner in Heineken and its Open Your City campaign that aims to make legendary cities even better. Together, Murphy and Heineken hope to launch a grassroots campaign to present to the MTA by the end of the year. "Subway Symphony...

James Murphy soldiers on with “Subway Symphony” despite opposition from NYC

LCD Soundsystem frontman wants to soundtrack subway turnstiles with unique musical chords.

James Murphy Partners With Heineken for Subway Turnstile Music Project, MTA Denies It Will Happen

Back in 2013, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy announced his dream of making the turnstiles at New York City subway stations produce sound. Then, last year, he previewed a snippet of what that music might sound like. Now, Murphy has announced an official partnership with Heineken to make the plan a reality (via Stereogum). Show More Summary

James Murphy Partners With Heineken On Unrealistic Subway Symphony Project

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

For a very, very long time, James Murphy has been trying to change the harsh sound that New York City subway turnstiles make when you go through them to something prettier. Last year, he debuted a preview of what his concept would sound like, and now he’s partnered with Heineken to try and make it […]

Dan Murphy goes Nude for Citizen Homme Cover Shoot

Dan Murphy goes nude for the premier cover story from Citizen Homme magazine. Photographed by James Demitri, Dan fearlessly stars in a story entitled Where the Wild Things Are. The post Dan Murphy goes Nude for Citizen Homme Cover Shoot appeared first on The Fashionisto.

James Murphy’s the Four Horsemen Offers Natural Wine, Rare Beer, and Serious Snacks

Roasted whole porgy, warm farro, shaved zucchini, and fermented radishes. When LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy told David Chang that he planned to serve food at his Williamsburg wine bar, the Four Horsemen, he says that the Momofuku chef yelled at him for two hours. Show More Summary

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