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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

6:24pm, Below Times Square

Drummer, Times Square
Photo by myself, on the Times Square subway platform.

A man played a steel drum at the Times Square subway stop, Tuesday night. It made for a lot of clanging. Meanwhile, trains were pulling up and the announcers were making their announcements.

As usual, there were tons of people about. If you live long enough in New York, you know exactly where along the platform to stand, so you're next to the exit at your destination.

It's been crazy busy for me at work. You wouldn't think it with the economy, but people are purchasing apartments and renovating them.

I am working on a fancy kitchen in a townhouse, two condo apartments being merged into one giant apartment, a tiny baby's room, and a duplex on Fifth Avenue. And I am helping a coworker with her project on Park Avenue. And a neighbor just asked me to help her with her plans to open a day care (!!!).

I'm usually at work until late but I had a meeting on Tuesday. Rush hour is something you want to avoid in the city. Just getting into a subway car can be a hassle.

Drummer, Times Square

Drummer, Times Square

Related posts: Strumming a Tune, Below Ground, Busking, Below Union Square, and The Morning Serenade.


Olivier said...

belle serie, le metro new yorkais est tellement vivant. Et cela semble bien marche pou r le musicien

s.c said...

This kind of music has not yet reached the underground in amsterdam. We have to do with violists, guitarists and some kind of gipsy music.

biebkriebels said...

That must have been quite a noise.

SRQ said...

Seems like steel drums in the subway would be cacophonous. Good to hear you have lots of work right now.

David Minor said...

Back in June of 1972 I listened to an above-ground steel drum player, at noontime in City Hall Park. A little kinder to the ears.

Banjo52 said...

It seems it would be unpleasant in an underground tube, but what do I know.

Design question: what would you advise for a client who spreads stuff all over the place, whether it's a closet or a 1,000 sq. ft. room? Murdering the client is not an option.