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Last Wassailing Day in the NYC Subway

December 24, 2016
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Last Wassailing Day in the NYC Subway

Today was my last wassailing day of 2016 in the NYC subway: ╰☆╮A guy told me it is 3 years now that I have been putting a smile on his face. ╰☆╮A guy from Texas told me last time he visited NYC I was his favorite NYC subway busker. He has been telling his...
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Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving

Yesterday, the day before Thanksgiving Day, I played at the 34th street subway station. The closest piece of music I could come up to for matching the theme of the Thanksgiving turkey was… the ‘Swan’ by Saint Saens Three people said they missed me – they noticed I wasn’t at my usual busking spots....
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Just Like Marlene Dietrich

June 30, 2016
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Just Like Marlene Dietrich

They say if you sit in one place long enough in the NYC subway, eventually everyone will pass by you. Today it felt true: I just started my day busking at the 34th street subway station. A man came over, put a dollar in my donations’ bucket and said: “my grandmother played the musical...
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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 today. They said they will listen for me as they change train cars there throughout the day. When I got...
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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 his bag and he stood by me. While I played he made golf playing motions… He accidentally dropped his sun...
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20 People Together is a Lot

January 17, 2011
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20 People Together is a Lot

As I waited for the subway train to take me to my busking spot at 34th street, there were MTA workers taking a break on the platform. One leaned a ladder against the wall. Then I saw what they were doing – new white speakers were placed by the ceiling every 10 feet. This...
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Nobody Feels Like Being on Time on Monday

October 1, 2010
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Nobody Feels Like Being on Time on Monday

As I was riding the subway train on my way to busking in the subway, three guys singing ‘This Little Light of Mine’ said ‘hi’ to me as they transferred to the next car. One of them told me that he’s trying to battle a cold, and he’s singing with a soar throat. “Drink...
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I Don’t Believe in Miracles – I Rely on Them

September 21, 2010
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I Don’t Believe in Miracles – I Rely on Them

At the elevated subway station a lady who walked down the stairs and was already on the street saw me approaching the subway stairs. She turned around and volunteered to help me bring my busking gear up the stairs, even though she was going in the opposite direction. First miracle of the day. At...
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She Probably Doesn’t Remember Me

August 28, 2010
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She Probably Doesn’t Remember Me

Making my way to my busking spot in the subway, as I was climbing up the subway station’s stairs, an elderly gentleman who was going DOWN the stairs volunteered to reverse his steps and help me carry my busking gear up the stairs. He must have been at least 70 years old. He then...
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Words, Images and Music

July 2, 2010
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Words, Images and Music

When I got to the 34th street subway station I heard a voice saying “Saw Lady”. I looked around and saw two ladies talking but it didn’t look like it was them calling my name. I kept walking and I heard the voice again. I looked around. From a dark corner a homeless man...
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