okay, so today it was cold, although not really too cold to perform-I almost couldn't play anyway as an MTA rep first told me this was no longer a sanctioned spot, then when I resisted, make numerous calls and threatened to have the cops come and arrest me. I held my ground showed my permit, called Tim at MUNY just to be safe, and to be sure that the spot was still okay, and it was, so I set up anyway. And that was that. Not only did it go okay, but the same MTA rep later came over and apologized for the inconvenience and then went as far as to say that she liked my music. Apparently some groups at this location are just so loud the booth worker can't hear themselves think, I can understand.
I got a chance to see the next group Tin Pan who performed after me with Jesse Selengut a trumpeter I've known for many years-they sounded great!