Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time Capsule

Confused locals and tourists
Round table chic in the second carriage
Hatpins, straw boaters, skinny ties
Dancing to swing vocalists
New friends watching you groove at Queens Plaza
Breaking out the ukelele
Whine of the motors reverbrates through carriage like a bad Jennifer Holliday impression
Joyous snatches of 'Stairway' and 'Rubber Ducky'.

"Let's do a duet of When I'm Cleaning Windows!"
"I only know half the notes!"
"That's alright, I only know half the lyrics."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Notes from Midtown

Slow moving masses of Asian tourists in Herald Square.
George Carlin look-alike pushing a dolly-cart on the 9th floor of Macy's.
Ambulances on Lex & 59th. Stretcher loaded in, crowd of onlookers, horns, traffic.
Policeman leads drunken woman away from Radio City Music Hall.
Mass exodus on the F at 14th Street due to train traffic ahead.
West Indian conductor repeatedly urges passengers to 'please be patient'.