Posts Tagged ‘ blues ’

Cops Photographing Buskers

April 21, 2009
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Cops Photographing Buskers

I held the elevator doors at the Times Square subway station for a slow walking oriental gentleman. He said to me: “you play the musical saw”. Saw Lady: “You’ve seen me?” Gentleman: “Yes. I play violin”. The elevator doors opened and we said our goodbyes. I sat up at the Music Under New York...
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Building with Many Numbers

March 24, 2009
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Building with Many Numbers

As I got to the turnstile at the subway station near me, I could hear the train pulling into the station. I still had to go through the turnstile and climb up two flights of stairs, with my heavy busking gear. As I rushed up the stairs I could hear the announcement “Stand clear...
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Without Them I Can’t Smile

September 23, 2008
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Without Them I Can’t Smile

It was 99 degrees. I was sweating buckets just walking to the subway. A nice guy helped me carry my busking gear all the way up the four flights of stairs to the train platform. He told me that he is a musician, too – he plays guitar, and he knows how hard it...
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You Belong Here

May 24, 2008
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You Belong Here

It was raining. If I didn’t have the subway near me, busking wouldn’t be a possibility today. Traveling to my busking spot I saw a Chinese musician playing a dulcimer like instrument on the platform at 59th street. He was playing the theme from the ‘Godfather’ movie. Calebe Arruda was playing the violin at...
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Woman Playing a Weird Instrument

May 19, 2008
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Woman Playing a Weird Instrument

I arrived at the Music Under New York spot at The Times Square subway station at 11:30am. There was nobody at the spot, and loud music was coming from the record store next door. I went into the store and asked a guy working in there if they could turn their music down, because...
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No Gallstones

March 4, 2008
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No Gallstones

At 11:40am there was a Chinese lady on the subway platform at Union Square, beating on her two-toned drum. Upstairs at the Music Under New York spot there was a freelancer, a young guy with glasses, playing acoustic guitar and singing the blues. Both benches were empty and remained empty for the 20 minutes...
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