It started with a simple Rogers-esque tweet from Kin
Beautiful day in the hood! pic.twitter.com/oQ1GYrgNr4
— Kin Lane (@kinlane) April 21, 2018
And as I looked through the photos, I noticed some were at the intersection of Amsterdam and a street named in honor of our very own ds106
So I felt compelled to respond
It's always a beautiful day on 106 St. #ds106 https://t.co/ibXnjou2WF
— paul bond (@phb256) April 21, 2018
And the Jim put his little twist on it
Across 106th Street… https://t.co/qid1uMJLA1
— Jim Groom (@jimgroom) April 21, 2018
referencing the 1972 NYC crime drama. I immediately thought of the Bobby Womack theme song, and wondered if there was a way to make something of it. I don’t have Cogdog-level lyric-writing skills though. But I thought if I could find an instrumental version (YT), I could also do an image search of 106 St. and make a slide show video. Then I remembered that there are tools to turn Google Street View trips into GIFs, like this one. In addition to going down a street, it has an option to do a 360 view from a spot, which sort fits the “across” idea. I found a suitably urban font on Da Font and slapped it all together into a video
Just another day on 106 Street.
This came out brilliantly! I love it…
Maybe I should do an NYC-themed ds106. I wonder how that would go?