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A New York Moment

April 13, 2017
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A New York Moment

I was packing up my street performing gear at the end of my busking day at the Union Square subway station. A lady came up to me saying “I was just talking about you!” She motioned to a few friends who were with her and said: “I was just telling them how mesmerizing your...
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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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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 I playing this song now?...
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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 at the right time or were you not playing in the subway?” I explained it was too cold to play...
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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 playing with me on January 23rd at the http://www.spikehillmusic.com/event/198839/?utm_source=fb1 ). I set on the bench next to a homeless man...
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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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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 come & go & stop to talk with me, some of them friends, many strangers and interesting. Photographer: © Puneesh...
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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 I got to my busking station for the day, a guy was playing electric guitar and singing on the platform....
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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 train. It said: 11:51. A few minutes later, as I was setting up to play, the time announcement on the...
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