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Jun 29 2014

When I’m not underground busking…

When I’m not underground busking…

I’m above ground growing amazing green friends ūüôā

Below is Sunday’s Harvest


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Jun 27 2014

Monthly NYC Metro Card Art #Stop&FriskNYC


Jun 24 2014

The good, the bad and a Happy Dance !

For almost a month now my beloved guitar has been ‘under the weather’. She’s been in & out of the shop & just last week I got word from the one ‘Guitar-Guru’ who has ever been able to repair her that; “You need a new guitar”. I won’t lie. I’ve been beyond blue. Not just due to the fact that she’s been with me for over 10 years underground & above, through the living & writing of ¬†“The Subway Diaries” & so much more, but also because I’ve not been able to busk. I’ve been totally off kilter as I always am when I’m not connecting with humans through music beneath NYC on a regular basis & needless to say my piggy bank has become uber hollow sounding.
However, during this ‘in between’ time though, I turned my energies back to voice over & like everything I do, when I decide to do something , I do it full out. Now, after a lllll o-o-o-t-t-t of work….
 Today I  got signed by an awesome Voice Over Agent! Love good news! #HappyDance
Although I’ll be honest, it’s not been easy¬†coming to terms with not having my ‘best friend’ with me, slung over my shoulder, day after day beneath the streets of NYC, hopefully sooner versus later I’ll have booked enough voice over gigs to buy a new ax & get back to busking.
Keep sending the groovy vibes this way & I’ll post updates soon!
Jun 22 2014

People are funny!

My most favourite Subway maintenance worker came up to me today on the platform &, his words clothed in his thick Eastern European accent, said; “You. You were in the paper”

“What?” I said.

“You were in the paper.” He said, pointing at me.”The newspaper you know? The New York Post. I think not more than15 days ago”

“Ummm, I don’t think I was, really…”

“No, you were. I saw. Hold on’s…I be right back. I go upstairs”

“Ok” I said as I went back to my singing. Not more than five minutes passed & he was back, newspaper in hand.

“Here, see, it’s you” he said as he held up & pocked at the crinkled newspaper picture of …..Katy Couric. Omg,who knew Katie busked? It just goes to show, how we see ourselves is SO not how others see us #peoplearefunny

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Jun 18 2014

Favourite quotes of NYPD Officers to me since Bratton’s ‘reign’

“Oh those rules, yeah I know all about those rules, we don’t care about the rules”
“What rules?”
“Heidi, I thought we had an agreement? You wouldn’t sing & I wouldn’t bother¬†you?”
“Oh that that First Amendment thing again, we’ve heard of that, it doesn’t matter, you’re still getting a ticket”
(Lean in & Whispered) “This platform is actually a terrorist target”
“Technically you’re not doing anything illegal, but you still can’t do it”
“I’m gonna give you a ticket ’cause my supervisor wants to see I’m doing something useful, but once I”m gone you can start singing again”
“Have you ever thought of conforming?”¬†#seriously?


Jun 16 2014

This is not progress

busingcrimeBusking is NOT a crime #TheBuskingProject