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Monday, June 1, 2009

On the Subway Platform and Late Night TV

Drummers, Times Square
Photo by myself on the subway platform in Times Square.

It's funny to think that drumming could amount to much music, but it can. A group of West Indian musicians captivated a small group of onlookers recently. Everyone just stood around, bobbing their heads to the beat.


Among New Yorkers, the news on the street has been quiet. The only large-ish item of interest is the fact that our Conan O'Brien has been transplanted to the West Coast.

New Yorkers are proprietary about their people, and Conan is considered one of them. Both he and Dave (Letterman) have that special combination of snarkiness and goofball charm that represent our view of life.

Can Conan maintain his intensity out yonder in the bright sunshine? Only time will tell.

Monday night marks the first episode of the Tonight Show with Conan as host. Guests for the first show include comedian Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam.

Related posts: Pulling Strings on the Subway Platform, Live Music, Union Square and Subway Jam Session.


spandrel studios said...

Maybe Will Ferrell will ask Conan how he makes his hair do that pompadour-thing it does?

Babooshka said...

Living on a island now this is something from city life I miss spontaneous burst of busking. Great image.

Ken Mac said...

good shot. glad Dave's here, glad Conan left