Thank you so much fellow NYC busker,¬†Ghsts N Guitars¬†for helping me relocate my courage today to brave the trains again. I ventured back under & miraculously got to sing uninterrupted! So many happy, smiling faces – moms, kiddies & flowers everywhere. Even had Cynthia Nixon run after me in the train car to give me a very kind tip¬†#buskinglovefrommoviestars¬†
This¬† has been the¬† hottest¬† summer here¬† in¬† NYC in¬† 9 years. Amp¬† that up¬† by a¬†¬† 10 –¬† 12 degrees and you get the feel¬† of¬† the underground in¬† this¬† heat.¬† it’s¬† beyond a sauna.¬† When¬† done¬† each¬† day I’m¬† soaked¬† from head to¬† toe –¬† hair drenched, shirt drenched poor¬† guitar¬† getting¬† dripped¬† on¬†¬† for¬† hours.¬† I¬† loose¬† so¬† much¬† fluid I¬† now¬† carry a¬† little¬† container of¬† salt¬† to¬† replenish¬† what¬† I¬† loose in¬† the 3-4¬† hrs in the heat.
Here’s a taste of the underground, on one of the hottest¬† days yet¬† courtesy of Melissa Donovan, superb¬† Cinematographer¬† who you¬† can¬† find¬† at www.melissadonovanproductions.com
I¬† was¬† gigging up in Harlem last week and this group of¬† five or six little girls passed by, maybe nine or ten years old, and¬† they became¬† transfixed.¬† Within a matter of¬† seconds we had a mutual¬† fan club thing goin’ on; I love the kids. They listened to the music, clapped, danced, stared at the money mixed in with the constant cache of¬† assorted candies I¬† keep in my guitar case, chit chatted, giggled and emptied¬† their little pockets of pennies, nickles and dimes into my case.
Once¬† done my¬† gigging for the night and back above ground I noticed there was a new voice mail waiting for me.¬†¬† Thought you might¬† want to¬† hear…
Sometimes ya have to come up for air and when you do look what¬† you find…
These wild¬† roses¬† live long¬† the Hudson River.¬† Here and there, the predominantly light pink have cross pollinated with the dark¬† pink and this one particular light pink rose ended up with just one dark pink petal,¬† in the shape of a heart!¬† – Magic