Times Square Subway Station

Saw Lady for President

January 4, 2009
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Saw Lady for President

When I arrived at the Music Under New York (MUNY) spot at the Times Square subway station Moses was freelancing there. His wife suffers from some form of dementia and he is taking care of her. He told me that he finally got a care-taker to come, so he can be free to leave...
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The Legal Size of Carving Knives

January 1, 2009
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The Legal Size of Carving Knives

When I got to the Music Under New York spot by the Mosaics at the Times Square subway station there was nobody there. The whole space was kind of empty – no people, which is a bit unusual. The only person around was a homeless guy. “What is it?” he asked Saw Lady: “It’s...
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Norwegian Christmas Drink

December 22, 2008
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Norwegian Christmas Drink

On Halloween, while busking at the Times Square subway station dressed as a witch, I was approached by an unusual man. For more details of what happened back then: see the Halloween post. Out of the blue, a Norwegian angel by the name of Tore e-mail to let me know there is a video...
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Thanksgiving Day at the Times Square Subway Station

November 28, 2008
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Thanksgiving Day at the Times Square Subway Station

When I got to the Music Under New York spot at the Times Square subway station at 11:30 this morning, there were two police officers standing right at the spot, one of them with a police dog. There was yellow police tape and police barriers blocking the way to the escalators. As I showed...
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Sending ‘Love Letters’ on My Pants

November 20, 2008
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Sending ‘Love Letters’ on My Pants

When I got to the Music Under New York busking spot at the Times Square subway station there was a cup and spilt coffee on the floor… As I was setting up to play a sanitation lady came to clean the cup away, but the spilt coffee was left on the floor next to...
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The MTA’s Jingle

November 17, 2008
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The MTA’s Jingle

On the platform at the Times Square subway station there were two tap dancers. The sound coming from their hoofing was too echoee. Probably because the board they were dancing on was not flush against the floor. This reminded me of the time I used to tap dance in the streets many years ago....
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Just Keep It Down

November 11, 2008
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Just Keep It Down

A nice lady helped me carry my busking cart up the stairs at the subway station, even though she herself had a load of bags to carry. Some people are so kind! There were three Nortenos on the train, playing bass guitar, regular guitar and accordion. They were wearing white straw hats that had...
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Leontyne Price Singing on Your Lap

November 7, 2008
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Leontyne Price Singing on Your Lap

The train wasn’t working in the Manhattan direction. On my way to play in the NYC subway today I had to take the train going away from Manhattan, then transfer to one heading to Manhattan. Professor Eduardo Alvarado was playing on the mezzanine at the Times Square subway station. His son, Louis, was listening...
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The Art of Freezing Gatorade

November 3, 2008
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The Art of Freezing Gatorade

A guy helped me carry my busking gear up the stairs at the subway station. “Thank you, you’re my angel!” I said. He laughed as he said “You’re welcome”. Geo was playing guitar at the Times Square mezzanine busking spot but nobody was at the Mosaics spot. Delta Dave was on his way to...
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Halloween at Times Square

November 1, 2008
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Halloween at Times Square

Juan Castillo was playing the mandolin at the Music Under New York busking spot at the Times Square subway station. He had a friend with him, helping him to sell CDs. In the store window some movie was playing on the big screen right by our spot. Juan was watching the movie while playing....
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