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Spirituality in the NYC Subway

August 1, 2014
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Spirituality in the NYC Subway

At one moment when I busked at the Times Square subway I intended to stop my play-list and go back to the beginning. But before I was able to do so, ‘Moon River’ started to play, and I found myself playing it. I was thinking to myself: “why am...
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One’s Measure of Success

January 30, 2013
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One’s Measure of Success

When I played at 14th street subway station today a lady came to me and said “I haven’t seen you in two weeks – is it just that I wasn’t in the right place...
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Vox Humana

December 22, 2012
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When I got to the Union Square subway station today I had a few minutes to wait before taking over the busking spot from musicians Zack (banjo) and Scott (violin) (who btw will be...
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Three Musical Saw Players in One Family

April 12, 2012
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Three Musical Saw Players in One Family

On the train on my way to busking in the subway, three singers busking on the train said ‘hi’ to me. I told them that I’ll be busking at the 34th street subway station...
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The Pleasures of a Hostess

January 14, 2012
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The Pleasures of a Hostess

One of the reasons I enjoy busking in the NYC subway (or anywhere) is that I have many of the pleasures of a hostess, without the bother and expense of entertaining: to have people...
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Petals in My Donations Box

August 21, 2011
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Petals in My Donations Box

Travelling on the subway train, on my way to busking at the 14th street subway station, a guy told me that he has seen me in the movie ‘Dummy’ with actor Adrian Brody. When...
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Music Under New York Audition 2011

May 19, 2011
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Music Under New York Audition 2011

Every year subway musicians who are members of Music Under New York help with the annual audition for musicians who wish to play in the subway under the Music Under New York umbrella. While...
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Very Soothing

May 5, 2011
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Very Soothing

Riding the subway train to my Music Under New York busking spot at Union Square, I realized that my watch’s battery was dead, so I looked up at the time announcement strip in the...
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Wrong Turn in Life

April 22, 2011
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Wrong Turn in Life

On the subway train, as I was traveling to my busking spot, a guy with a bird on a leash sat next to me. He told me his bird was three years old and...
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What Does Golf Have To Do With ‘Star Trek’?

April 2, 2011
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At the 34th street subway station, after I finished playing the ‘Star Trek’ theme, a guy who was video-taping me on his i-phone asked me to play it again. He placed his i-phone on...
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Star Trek

March 31, 2011
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Star Trek

A couple of weeks ago film maker Michael Tapp posted a video he took of me playing the theme song of ‘Star Trek’, the TV show, at the Union Square subway station. Within a...
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Subway Music Telepathy

March 11, 2011
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Subway Music Telepathy

Going up the subway station’s stairs, a guy refused to help me bring my busking gear up… While setting up to play at the Music Under New York busking spot at the 14th street...
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Battle of the Boroughs – WNYC Radio

March 9, 2011
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Battle of the Boroughs – WNYC Radio

I had the good fortune to be amongst the 9 musicians and music groups from Queens who were chosen out of some 500 musicians to perform at the WNYC Radio’s ‘Battle of the Boroughs’....
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Is That Made of Cat Intestine?

February 25, 2011
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Is That Made of Cat Intestine?

When busking at the St George ferry terminal in NYC I know to go directly to the guard with the bomb-sniffing dog first, before venturing further into he space. If you don’t do it...
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My Grandad and His Musical Saw

February 19, 2011
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My Grandad and His Musical Saw

Every now and then I come across poems about the musical saw. It gives me great pleasure to share with you this poem, written by Mark Abraham, a Manchester based poet, whose work is...
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