30 January 2008

Mister Trumpet Man

Streets musicians have a soft spot in my heart. Especially this one.

He plays in the alleyway by my work everyday winter, summer, it doesn't matter, he's always there. Even this afternoon, and it was cold: -2 with an even colder windchill. He plays Johnny Cash (Walk The Line) to Frank Sinatra (My Way). Every day I give him a little money and he always pauses and says, "Thank you baby," and I say "Thank you for playing!" He grins and continues to play.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! When I was in NY recently, one of my favorite things was this old man grocer unloading cabbages from a truck and singing opera at the top of his lungs :) You gotta love someone willing to wear their emotions on their sleeve.