As I was playing at the Music Under New York spot at the 59th street subway station I could hear the sound of singing faintly drifting in the subway station. I wasn’t sure where the sound was coming from.
Chill, Bow and two friends were “doing the trains” – walking from train car to train car, singing. They have been concentrating on the ‘6’ line recently. It wasn’t their sound I was hearing, though.
One of the singers of the group that was singing elsewhere in the station came to see how I was doing. It turned out that the singing sound I heard was the 3 singers + keyboard player. They were at the other end of the same platform I was on. I asked the singer how he’s doing, as I remembered last time I saw him he was starting to have a cold. He told me today was the first time in 2 weeks that he is singing. He had a severe cold and had to stay in bed taking antibiotics.
A toothless guy told me how his teeth were pulled out without his dentist letting him know how many teeth she was pulling out. He said he is a salesman and without teeth he doesn’t look presentable for his job.
Going home I saw a young guy I haven’t seen before singing and playing electric guitar. It will be interesting to see if he will last in the subway.