I just witnessed one of the more curious subway performances that I've ever seen (well, mostly heard). Since there's not much else to do while standing on the platform I took some notes for y'all... YOU'RE WELCOME:

  • Subway performer is strumming a guitar and singing about stem cells/the need for more geography to be taught in schools.
  • Subway performer seems to be confusing "geography" with "geology." Also, "archeology." Perhaps what we actually need is for more vocabulary to be taught in schools.
  • The chorus: "We are the common folk, we sleep with eyes closed, ooooooooooooooooh." Does this mean that uncommon folk sleep with eyes open? Well, I guess that is fairly uncommon. Ok, subway performer, you win. Carry on.
  • A second song begins: "Sometimes when I cut my hair..."
  • "I used to not take many showers, sometimes that's the way it goes." Preach.
  • "And the sun don't shine and the grass don't grow when you're alone and I find myself in the darkest hour of the night." Wait, what happened with the showers and the haircuts? See me after the show for some notes, this transition could use some work.
  • "CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME" (repeat x 10)
  • A single, enthusiastic whoop from a lady standing about 15 feet away. Awkward silence follows.
  • The train is coming now, nooooo, how will I ever know what happened with the showers and the haircuts?!?!?