10/29/2014 0 Comments
Push Through The Fog
Today I started out with business to take care of. Since I'm still homeless qualified for section 8. Well at least I am eligible to apply for it. I got the tip from a lady in the shelter named Renee. We hung out most of the time together today. I got to see a part of the Bronx that I've never been to. Kingsbridge station is where we got off. The first thing I saw when I got off the train is this huge red building. I didn't pay too much attention to it. It wasn't until I got up the street and looked back and realized this was no ordinary building. Renee told me it was a fort and there were several forts around New York in different boroughs. I'm going to have to do some research. I love a bit of history. When we parted I headed to Battery Park In in search of a place to sing. Its gated off so much that I found nothing but I did get a chance to test out my new equipment. I was going to try the Staten Island ferry from there but I'm older acapella group already had that on lock down. My only choice then was to go to I thought that place which is 14th Street Station on the blue line. I made a huge mistake of not drinking water all day so I felt a little out of sorts. I sung on the Uptown platform by the a train. It was still early maybe around 2 p.m.
I must admit that I was a bit nervous. Well, maybe not nervous just concerned about the outcome of being alone. Before I finished the first verse of Celine Dion's "Because you loved me" I got my first tip. After that all I can do is sing and smile. I was doing it! I am asserting my own musical independence. A couple of guys even miss the train on purpose just to hear me sing. That felt good. I love to see the kids walk over to me with change in their hand looking all nervous and excited. I added the Disney song from frozen, let it go. Unfortunately I had to read it off of the karaoke screen on my phone because I wasn't sure of all the words. No one else seemed to notice or care I was reading because the tips start to come in even more so. I can't wait to do this again tomorrow. I stopped when I felt the strain on my voice. I was going to push it and go to Times Square but it was drizzling outside. This time I made it back in time to eat because yesterday I was denied a hot meal and was given a bag lunch for dinner. Even though I called in enough time for them to set a plate aside for me. I want to file a complaint but what's the point? I'll be leaving soon to rent a room and will no longer have to put up with this foolishness and the sad pathetic women. Good night world. I'm exhausted. early to bed for me. 8:51 pm.
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