musings of a subway performer and lifelong troubadour

When subway heats up

Added on by NYC Subway Girl.

hotter than Hades 34th st platform.  Need to get to ferry terminal for 2:30 ferry

Service cuts no more W line need to rely on R or switch to 5 at 14th st for Bowling Green.  Another train comes it's an N.  My back is dripping sweat, very hot.  Door stays open longer than usual so I hop in.  It's cooler, I can decide at 14th st if I want to switch to an R or go upstairs lugging my stuff to the 5.  Subway musicians spend a lot of mental energy figuring out where escalators and elevators are.  Unfortunately we don't know when they are running. Life with the subway is a series of decisions to move closer to where we need to go. Rats, just realized the N is local meaning I could miss the R connection, so I look out the window to see if an  R speeds by at 23rd st.  So far so good.  Hedge my bet at 14th st no matter what.  At least it's cool.

Earlier  I walked past the MUNY spot at 34th st a solo pan flute player played a mournful sound fit in with the oppressive heat.

Today is my last booking for July and August but quite a commute to be able to perform in an air conditioned terminal on Staten Island.  Off at 14th st sounds like Natalia (Saw Lady) is playing.  Wow it's too hot for this spot.  We ARE a crazy bunch.