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Aug 07 2013

Bye Bye to a pair of steadfast friends

Bye bye to another pair of busking boots … together we’ve had the most awesome collection of adventures ๐Ÿ™‚

Jul 18 2013

“Oscar” the hungry NYC Sinkhole gets his own spot on PIX11 News

For the past two weeks I’ve been tracking, on my way to busk, the growth of what began as a rather small, sudden sinkhole here on 43rd St in NYC to what I now have named “Oscar” as he threatened yesterday to swallow the back wheel of a Mercedes. Tonight reporter Greg Mocker of PIX 11 News contacted me to step in & speak on behalf of my new, ever expanding friend, Oscar on the 11 o’clock news. Here’s Oscars photo album from birth to the present & Greg’s clip on NY’s PIX11 News. Nice to be a sinkhole & get your own spot/cameo! ๐Ÿ™‚



NYC attempts to 'fill' Oscar

Oscar swallows two Orange Cones

Oscar gets 'hungry' for a Mercedes ๐Ÿ™‚

"yummmm...dinner" says Oscar ๐Ÿ™‚






Oscar the Sinkhole gets a Cameo on PIX11 News

Reporter Greg Mocker takin’ a break w/ my ax ๐Ÿ™‚

Greg’s cameraman’s glasses get eaten by Oscar

Greg Mocker rescues his cameraman’s glasses from the jaws of Oscar ๐Ÿ™‚



ย Look – wood under the Streets of NYC! #cool


Jul 14 2013

“Heidi Kole Busking Academy” :)

This morning’s Facebook post from Columnist & Blogger at NBC Latino – Rachel Figueroa &ย  her daughter Adi of course : )

“Mariachi duo performs on the subway. Guy next to us gives them change. Adi sings the alphabet. Turns to guy and says “now give me money”
I ended up giving Adi a quarter because I didn’t want the other guy to (he probably would have). I told her no busking until she’s 16 (when she goes to the Heidi Kole busking academy :-P)”

Jul 14 2013

Busking Buddy d’jour

My ‘busking buddy’ from last night. His name, Paul Newman, of course ๐Ÿ™‚


Jun 29 2013

Blink Please Blink

So there was this guy on one of the cars this evening who looked so angry every time I glanced over I swear I thought he was gonna kill me before I finished the tune. His face never changed & eyes never blinked. He just stared with this crazy intense look. As I got to the close of the song I was trying to figure out how to walk that part of the train & avoid whatever he had planned…ugh. But I got brave & walked past & he actually, still without blinking, eyes still pinned on me, held out a bill…a $20. One never knows (note to all humans…BLINK! It’s freaky when you don’t : )

Jun 01 2013

Why I busk

When I step onto a train car here in NYC with my guitar, no matter who is sitting in that car, no matter what scrunched up face they are wearing at that moment, no matter how heavily their shoulders hang from their body, or how audible their sigh of disdain or anger at seeing me there is, all I see is love – that’s where I sing from. And the greatest joy is seeing all that energy transform in front of my eyes within the 2 1/2 minutes I visit that car. Seeing the most angry, stressed, pissed off-about to explode souls soften & smile in front of my eyes just through music, energy & intention. You may see me as separate from you, not knowing you, apart from you. I see the opposite. I see you as me, your pain as mine, your joy as my joy. That’s where I sing from. That’s how I reach you. That’s why I busk <3

Photo – Tolga Adonali

Jun 01 2013

Yo – Yo & more

Tonight I moved a whole lot of energy under New York – so much fun! When I was done singing this one car I passed a young guy, a teenager named Tyrone, who leaned in & asked quietly; ‘Can you sing that again?’ I said.I wasn’t sure everyone else would want to hear it again to which he responded …’Ill give you $20. Please?’ I said if he really wanted to hear it again he could hop the cars with me which he did. #toocutesubwaylove

It was definitely a good night for busking – we were all out! ๐Ÿ™‚

And as I was headed home, a guy on the street yelled out: “Yo yo yo….I got a guitar at my house but I dunno how to make it wotk. Maybe you can show me. Yo”

May 23 2013

On in5dRadio this week – Ley Lines, Earth Grids & Breasts

This week n in5d Radio we had Ley Line & Earth Grid expert Peter Champoux as our guest on the show. Here’s the replay as well as my intro to the show which you may enjoy reading/sharing:

And my intro story on breasts…etc


May 22 2013

Really not sure what NYC’s smokin’ tonight & Payin’ it forward on 42nd St :)

Tonight I almost got accosted with kisses by a drunk dude who decided to do an impromptu strip tease to “Son Of A Preacher Man”….luckily I’m a stunt person with super quick reflexes & can usually dance around any drunk dude on a subway platform ๐Ÿ™‚

So then I wrap busking, surface to the street & some random guy asks; “Are you the naked cowboy? I mean the girl version…” No I’m a fully clothed busker thank you” What the @#%! are you smokin’ tonight NYC? Then he just kept tryng to give me his number….”I wanna take you out…I really like you. Please take my number….” And all I kept thinking was … geeze what the heck is different today than every other insane day in NYC? All I know is I’m definitely going back to my old laundry detergentย  ๐Ÿ™‚

And finally, homeless one legged vet Douglass, who I pass every day, had no strings left on his guitar tonight when I passed by, so I dug in my case &,gave him a pack of Martins …he was so happy! “This is the best tip I’ve gotten all day!” he shouted across 42nd St ๐Ÿ™‚

May 12 2013

A very special Birthday :)

Birthday gift from an uber creative friend! Love artists! <3