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Jan 04 2012

Better than a ‘Mic-Check’ :)

Chase really dislikes when I pay my credit card bills at Banking ‘rush hour’ in Busking $1 that eternally jam the electronic bill counter

It’s better than a ‘mic-check’ when I go in every month – it disrupts the entire ‘flow’ and sends all the managers into a tizzy as they’re all at my window frantically counting $1’s just to get the line moving…

Oh well JP Morgan 1% – suck it up : )



Handing 10's of these to Chase Bamk @ "Rush Hour' is better than an #OWS Mic Check 🙂

Dec 01 2011

Ever wondered why all the summons & arrests of Subway musicians & innocent civilians…?

Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg (or ‘Emperor Bloomberg’ as we have aptly named him here in NYC) showed his true colours at a speech he gave at MIT. In the wake of my 6 years performing underground in the NYC Subways and a how he has brutally handled the peaceful members of the Occupy Movement here in New York – I believe the following quote from the speech below will clear up any questions you might have as to where his head is at…

Bloomberg: “I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world.”

'Emperor' Bloomberg

Occupy Wall Street / We Are The 99%

Nov 30 2011

Busking w/ the President & Your America

Today Obama is town to raise money & although the NYPD considers me a serious threat to National Security when I’m singing in the subway, I’ll be singing anyway. It’s what I do, it’s who I am. It’s my job, my life, just like yours, Mr President, is running the country I making this a better, safer, more joyous America for us all…

On that note – if I had three minutes with The president I’d beg him to turn the course the country is on around before it’s too late. I’d remind him that countries have notoriously followed our lead and all we stand for; freedom, democracy, that ‘anything’s possible’ attitude America’s been built on, but all of what we stand for is fast being eroded.

I’d then show him the photos of what he allowed to go on in LA & Philadelphia last night, the same thing he’s allowed to happen here at our Occupy Camp here in New York on the 15th. I’d have a copy of the US Constitution in my hand and remind him of the Amendments that allow peaceful assembly and freedom of speech – both of which are being violated daily here in America

Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Image

Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Image

Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Image

Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Image

Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Image

I’d then beg him, with all my heart to use this $35,000 a plate dinner he’s hosting to raise the consciousness of those who will listen in an attempt to please not pass the bill that’s currently being voted on on the Senate Floor:

The United States Senate is set to vote this week on a bill that would categorize the entire USA as a “battlefield,” allowing law enforcement duties to be dished out by the American Military, who in turn could detain any US citizen as a war criminal — even coming into their own homes to issue arrests.

The National Defense Authorization Act regularly comes before Congress for changes and additions, but the latest provision, S. 1867, proves to be the most powerful one yet in raping constitutional freedoms from Americans. Move over, Patriot Act. Should S. 1867 pass, lawmakers could conjure the text to keep even regular citizens detained indefinitely by their own military.

I would beg him for sake of all of us and especially the children, future generations who deserve a chance to live in a free America, not to pass this bill – to block it with all the power he has.

In fact, I’d probably beg him to leave the fundraising  dinner & go and take care of this looming and imminent threat to our personal freedoms as human beings on planet earth.

Fundraising can wait – our lives cannot Mr President – your children’s lives cannot

Please help the 99% Mr President. We are your people, we are you, we are your children, we are your vote. Please help us be free & you will need no fundraising as we will be behind you – instinctively

That’s what I’d say if I had 3 minutes with The President – but I probably won’t, I’ll instead sing & run the very real risk of having way more than 3 minutes with the NYPD

If you have a few minutes – please contact your Senators & urge them to oppose these outrageous provisions. The time to do is is short but we can, as you’ve seen with the Occupy Movement now in 1000 cities, make a difference if we all speak up, in unison for what we want.

PS ~ And only 3 hrs after I wrote this blog the deal was sealed:

61 senators betrayed you today, they authorized the indefinite suspension of habeus corpus

Peace,  Creativity & Freedom ~ Heidi Kole & The Subway Diaries

Nov 19 2011

New #OWS 30 second TV Add so you can see what we’re all about

Oct 31 2011

As we move towrds 11/11/11 & beyond #OWS

If you are still wondering about Why Occupy Wall Street is … this  list which Occupy Wall Street released one month ago, remastered into this short Youtube video pretty much says it all:


Oct 28 2011

Occupy Wall Street & Occupy Music

Hi all. As many of you know, I’ve been spending a whole lot of time supporting The Occupy Movement both in person and virtually online.

Just a quick update to let you know my tune “Walk On Through The Rain” is now featured on #OccupyMusic!


And the following album is constantly updated with each march, rally,  & #OWS event so keep scrolling through 🙂

Next post will have even more fun news so stay tuned 🙂

Occupy Wall Street

Oct 06 2011

Above Ground @ Occupy Wall Street 2011

As most of you know, despite the two weeks of media blackouts by mainstream, we, @ Occupy Wall Street have taken over what was formerly known as Zucotti Park  – now re-named, Liberty Park and holding numerous marches and protests throughout the city. The largest of which was yesterday and was host to a dozen major US Labour Unions and over 10,000 demonstrators.

I spoke of this happening in “The Subway Diaries”  – I foreshadowed it a few times as I observed the “Cracks in the Economy” and saw what it would lead to.

The movement has grown to include over 200 US cities and globally in multiple countries.

You can get more information on the movement and events in your city here:

Yesterday’s march was filled with enormous energy and love until the cops did what they’ve been doing, relatively randomly and without much warning to us, a group of peaceful protesters. This particular incident was police violence against reporter Luke Rudkowski and won’t be shown by your local stations, of that you can be sure:

If you can’t make it to NYC and wonder what it’s really like down @ Occupy Wall Street – watch this video

And here are some photos from the march & rally singled out & on my Facebook Page:

Namaste & support @Occupy! Heidi & The Subway Diaries

Oct 02 2011

Taylor rocks the “A” train & singin’ 4 @OccupyWallStreet

So, tonight, before the cops messed me,the father of this little 8yr old girl named Taylor asked me “What should she do if she thinks she wants to sing?” My answer; “If she wants to sing, she should sing. Kids always know their calling. There’s rarely a question mark with them” – at which point I called Taylor up & handed her my mic & guitar (which she does not yet play btw) & let her have at the audience @ 42nd St. I was so proud of her! 🙂 #goTaylor!

Tonight, after Taylor (featured above: ) handed me back my guitar & mic I sang…I sang for Occupy Wall St. & our all-connectedness and though I was far away from Wall St there @ 42nd, every time I spoke the words “& this one’s for @Occupy Wall Street “- the platform erupted in cheers. It let me know and you should too @Occupy Wall Street , that this city is 100% behind you. Even if they are not all physically down there @Liberty with you, they and their energy are with you. Know that, feel that & let it propel you forward @Occupy!

I’m sure at this point, even though it’s taken over two weeks for the press to cover, you’ve seen some of the footage – but if you’ve not, here are a few links to fill you in on what’s going on here in NYC

& Finally, on my way home, I always pass these guys, but tonight the irony just smacked me in the face …

“They must find it difficult…Those who have taken authority as the truth, Rather than truth as the authority…” ~G.Massey – Egyptologist

Peace, Love & Namaste to all of us in our peaceful protests that one day soon we WILL have a voice & we WILL be heard ~ Heidi & The Subway Diaries