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Dec 29 2013

Musician doing laundry :)

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Dec 24 2013

Christmas Eve Under NY

Favourite face of the night: I noticed him with his cup in hand about half way through my tune. His eye’s were so sparkly & calm when I smiled at him. It was as if he was nodding with his eyelids. After my tune I walked the car & went up to him & said: “Where’s your cup?” He pulled it out from beneath his coat where he’d stashed it & I dumped the money I’d made into it. His eye’s smiled again. ¬†#ChristmasEveUnderNY

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Dec 22 2013

Busker’s Dream

I wish I had a million dollars so I could, instead of passing the hat for tips while busking at Xmas, I could pass the hat & hand out $100 bills. How amazingly fun would that be? ‪#‎BuskersDream‬

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Dec 19 2013

What you see isn’t always…

There’s this violin player on the 7 who is always happy & always cheerily fiddlin’ away despite his accompanying sign that pleads for help for his wife who, apparently needs a liver transplant & has for a very long time… He’s there every¬†afternoon as I hop on & off the 7 train while busking. Today he motioned me over as he was counting bills, big bills, $20’s $50’s etc & in English/Italian said; “You know how much I make?”
“Ummm, no” I said
“$300-$500 in 2-3 hours”
“omg!!!” I exclaimed wondering if the sick wife thing was real or merely the ‘lucrative part of the act’ at which point he grabbed my hands and flipped them both over saying; “No ring?”
“Oh no, no, no, no…” I heard myself repeat many times (another story) Then he looked straight at me & pointed to himself & to me & back to himself again & asked: “You? Me? Italia? Marry?”
Well that mystery got solved super fast! And I’ve obviously been workin’ this Subway thing totally wrong¬†¬†#humanpsychology101

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Dec 18 2013

Busking Love ~


Email from my dear friend & rockin’ photographer –¬†Ester Jov√© Soligue¬†–¬†www.esterjovesoligue.com¬†

“Today i took the subway after a couple of weeks. I thought about you and yes Heidi, I ¬†could figure out all the strength it needs to busk down there. With all these faces of people. Very grey. I can not be more proud of you – you are making a better world with your music, your voice and being yourself. Thank you.”

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Dec 14 2013

Busking …

Busking fixes well…almost everything ūüôā

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Dec 11 2013

SIng From Your Heart <3

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Dec 11 2013

Awesome day underground :)

Woman to me on 1st car of the day as she handed me a dollar: “Oh, please stay & sing another would you?”¬†#SubwayLove¬†

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Conductor today on leaning out of his window as I hopped off the “N” train: “Hey, when do I get to hear a tune?”¬†

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As I walked through Port Authority on my way home, these two soldiers stepped out, leaned over & asked in a whispered tone: “Could you play us a tune please?” Which, after a lot of bargaining to make sure they’d have my back if the NYPD got¬†all weird on me me, I did & they were so grateful! Then, the three of us proceeded to talk for an hour about, well, basically everything – from Government to Religion, ‘Education’ to the Illuminati, Vibrational Healing to Bloodlines, even up to & including Shape Shifting Reptilians, after which one turned to the other & said “Man, she knows everything”
“Yeah” I said, it’s my last time around. And for some reason I see it all” : )#Awesomedayunderground

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Dec 07 2013

Blows me away ~

Blows me away when out of all the people on those platforms, it’s the homeless guy wearing everything he owns who smiles when I make eye contact, grooves to the tunes & drops one of his hard fought for, crumpled dollars into my case. Moves me every time¬†

homelssnyc

Dec 03 2013

Stuff to ponder …

As a busker, to make my job work – I mean really work, I must consistently move myself to a place where I have love for every single person surrounding me in the NYC subways, no matter the anger, resentment or hatred their faces & body language display. I often wonder what our world would look like right now if everyone had to, without question, be in that place of unconditional love to actually make their job work… <3 ‚Ä™#‚Äéstufftoponder‚Ĩ

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