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Poetry and Art

July 17, 2010
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Poetry and Art

If I didn’t play the musical saw in the NYC subway, I would miss out on meeting some of the most wonderful people in the world whom I’ve met in the subway. One such gentleman is Jeffrey Dayton, who surprised me with a beautiful poem he wrote: You are the saw lady Natalia Paruz...
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I AM A BUSKER

June 16, 2010
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I AM A BUSKER

Every now and then I come across poetry about busking or about musical saw playing. This time a poem was sent to me. And not only was it sent to me, but it was writen especially with me in mind! I AM A BUSKER/Janina Jayme I AM A BUSKER..WITHIN MY HEART AND SOUL..TO BUSKER...
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Pass the Hat

January 25, 2010
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Pass the Hat

Every now and then I come across poems about busking. I really like this one: Photographer: © Nicholas Loomis Pass The Hat/DubbleX You stand in hot uncomfortable noisy subways Underneath the city Musical notes intermingled with your passing jingle Dollar bills and spare change find their way into your hat You play and play...
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The Saw Lady and the Sound of Music

January 14, 2010
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The Saw Lady and the Sound of Music

The Saw Lady and                                 the Sound of Music/Alex Cigale For Natalia Paruz How a piece of steel                             can sound so human The wooden handle                           goes between the legs The serrated side                         dangerously close The bow runs along                           over the steel edge Ever so slowly                   bending its body The greater the bend                             the higher the...
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Musical Saw Lecture/Demonstration at Lincoln Center

May 29, 2008
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Musical Saw Lecture/Demonstration at Lincoln Center

I was invited to give a lecture/demonstration about the musical saw at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. My lecture was part of a series about unusual musical instruments (the other instruments in the series were the theremin and the glass armonica). Alexander Calder’s statue ‘Le Guichet’ (The Ticket Window), 1963, sits...
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A Busker with a Broken Guitar

March 2, 2008
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From time to time I come across cool poetry about busking. Here is such a poem by Elphyon that I found on the blog ‘Grounds for Fiction’ (printed with permission): A Busker with a Broken Guitar/Elphyon A busker with a broken guitar sings tonight a cure for misery. Between neon stars made up of...
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The Subway Musician

January 14, 2008
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On one of my Internet excursions I came across the blog of John Stevens, a Canadian poet. Here is a beautiful poem he wrote about a subway musician, inspired by a guy he used to see in the London Underground almost every day (printed with permission): The Subway Musician/John Stevens I hear the approach...
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