A strange man danced in front of me
Everybody said it was very slow this week. One musician who plays with another Andean music group said he thinks it’s because everybody is going to the West Side to see the fleet that arrived for ‘fleet week’, and that things will probably pick up in the weekend. Indeed, I saw two sailors in white uniforms pass by.
Frank, the guitarist/singer/whistler thought it is the immigration’s fault for it being slow for street musicians. He said because of the immigration there are now many more poor people in NYC than there used to be. Frank is from Puerto-Rico, I think.
As I played the theme from ‘Star Trek’ 3 policemen stopped a guy wearing a cape and a mask. They had him take off his mask. I couldn’t hear their conversation. When they let him go he put his mask back on and then I saw that he was a character from ‘Star Trek’! He recognised what I was playing and waived to me.
There were 15 police officers gathered on the mezanine where I was playing. A strange man danced in front of me, tried to light a broken cigarette, dropped the match book, tried to pick it up and dropped other stuff, picked it up, moved a tissue that was on the floor to be next to me, put a quarter on the floor next to me, and was generally behaving in a strange way. The Police told him to go upstairs. I wanted to pick up the quarter that he left on the floor, but some lady picked it up, and walked away. I was sad that she took it. Then all of a sudden I saw a dollar bill on the floor in front of me, a few feet away from my donnations bucket! God works in misterious ways.
‘Saw Joke’ of the day: A guy came up to me and asked “are you going to cut this train station with the saw?” Isn’t it cute how people try to say something funny about the saw?
Nicest gesture of the day: Some kids were gathered around me. One kid put a huge $100 (fake) bill in my donations box. It’s an ad for a cell phone texting game. I enjoy fake bills – I glue them inside my donnations bucket for decoration. That’s where this bill is going
At 3pm Delphin showed up with his electrick guitar. He said he wants to go to Denver, Colorado – he heard busking down town there is really good.