Another Lovely Busking Night @Usquare NYC!! 02/03/2017

Busking in NYC is something else! Its not always the same Ha. Sometimes you lug all that equipment.. down the stairs, up the stairs, into the subway, out of the subway and ready to play some music! Only to find the spot you want is taken. You either get lucky and find another spot, wait it out, or lug all that equipment back home.. Womp Womp lool. I usually get pretty lucky on a Friday or Saturday night though, at Union Square:) 

Sometimes I am eager to play for a pretty exciteable late night crowd, connecting with them, conversing and having fun. Sometimes I am more introverted and into the music, hoping that it touches someone in some way as I express myself. But its Always Worth It and meaningful for me. Getting to do what I love, connecting with people, practicing and earning some money. I especially love the magical moments. Its a High for me. 

This past Saturday was awesome! Felt so much love, and positive Vibes and got new Nessa Dove supporters:D Also, I noticed something that especially touched my heart. I am always greatful for all support, donations etc. But when I see someone who clearly doesn't have much, but is moved so much by the music they feel compelled to give a dollar or whatever they have in their pockets.. I smile. Got a pic of this lovely man below, not sure if he was homeless.. but appeared so. He was grooving and singing along to "Stand by Me".. he just had to make his contribution. Thnx Dude. Appreciate you. Keep shining. 

Love

Also; If you click the bottom pic in B/W with the crowd, it will direct you to a small Video Clip of Crowd and Performance from Mikiya, the drummer's, instagram page.

Xx

"HOW IT LOOKS WHEN YOU STOP CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK"

This Video is Random but made me Soo Happy!! Hahah.. Its my Mantra for life right now. "How it looks when you stop caring what people think". Look at that freedom and expression! Seriously want to live my life more and more like this! Great, hilarious example. Be yourselves. Be weird! Love life! Dance like you don't give a ****** 

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- Saw this video on Facebook. Posted by "Viral Thread"

**CLICK THE PIC TO BE DIRECTED TO THE VIDEO**

German Daily News- Online Mag Feature!!

Check out this story that was published about me and my busking experiences in online magazine "the German Daily News"!! Originally written in German by Mario Grass, there should be the option to translate it to English on the website! Mario came across Cajon player Mikiya and I while busking at Union Square a few weeks ago. He took a few pictures and managed to get the poster with my contact info captured in one of the pictures. He reached out and we found time to meet, take pictures, play music and hang out before he left back for Germany. Very grateful for the feature:)) Thnx Mario! Hope y'all enjoy!

„In der Subway triffst Du auf jede Art von Mensch und in manchen Momenten werden sie alle durch die Musik miteinander verbunden.“ (Nessa Dove)
Mein Porträt einer New Yorker Straßenmusikerin unter:
http://mariograss.germandailynews.com/bericht-81504/die-new-yorker-strassenmusikerin-nessa-dove.html

Love love love-Needed *U.S.A Elections Nov 8th 2016*

Oyy, moods are low, people are scared and divided. We need more positivity and love being spread right now that's for sure. "You can't drive out darkness with darkness, only Love can do that" -MLK. Not to understate what's going on, but we have to live with this, make the best and not worry ourselves sick. Let's find ways to see the positive and do what we personally can do to initiate the change we want to see in this country and world. Whatever that means to you. If Trump can become president, You can do and be anything! Don't take "No" for an answer! He is 1 person. You are 1 person. You CAN make a difference. Be the light in someone's day. Smile, laugh, tell a joke, share art, share music, share love. We need you ️️🏽<3

#cometogether #elections #elections2016 #usa #hilaryclinton #donaldtrump #nyc #love #spreadmorelove #loveneeded #light #positivity #dove #music 

Lessons on Love from the "Crazy" Homeless Guy:

We often stigmatize and fear the homeless and the seemingly "crazy". I am guilty of this myself if I am to be honest. A few weeks ago I was blown away by a man I encountered while busking. We started playing music for the Saturday night crowd at Union Square. I was feeling a bit low and dealing with anxiety, but was getting into the music and feeding off of the love and enjoyment from the people around us. I was also feeling pretty spiritual and asked God to take control and use me in whichever way He wanted. We played music for a while, then this man started shouting randomness,and was directly above where we were playing on the staircase. He appeared unkept, homeless and very disturbed. He threw down some type of stuffed animal and some other object, and seemed as if he was going to jump from the staircase. He didn't jump. Thank God. I tried to keep playing while watching him from the corner of my eye. He made his way down the stairs, directly at us, trying to engage with us and the music. He at first seemed very erratic and unpredictable and it was sweet to see some of the other people who were listening to us try and protect us by shielding him away. But as time went on, it was clear he was harmless. He was banging his pot (I think that's what he had.. haha.. something metal) he was banging something on the ground and on the pole etc to the music and dancing freely, jerking around the platform in enjoyment. We then covered one of our Fave's to play "Come Together" by the Beatles. He was dancing right in front of me, and I was thinking of him the entire song as I was singing. Lyrics were perfect. In that moment, he, us, and the other people listening were all together. And he seemed so freaking Free!! "One thing I can tell you is you've got to be free, come together, right now, over me" He actually seemed the most free out of all of us! Not giving a damn, nothing to hide or protect, jst free! Dancing "how the music made him move" as he somehow put it later when we talked. We kept playing. Different songs. Some slower, some instrumental jams. He went from erratic to sitting crossed legged directly in front of us peacefully and now adding his metal object banging very musically and in rhythm to some of the stuff we were playing. Haha. In sync. People no longer seemed threatened by him. At one point, he got up, I'm a little tired by now, and I had noticed one of my flyers that I give away to people jst stray there on the floor by the train tracks. Prob would have been tossed or walked over/crumpled etc. I wasn't too upset by this, it happens, but then I watched the cutest thing. This seemingly incoherent, perhaps drunk and  "crazy man" walks up to it, folds the paper in half, folds it again, and puts it so delicately in his pant pocket. I was so touched by this. I had seen him sip a little bit from a small alcoholic bottle earlier so I was a bit wary, but he clearly knew exactly what he was doing. He then made his way back and ended up crossed legged in front of us again. 

As we were almost wrapping up our busking sesh for the night, he was with us for more than an hour I'm sure, I noticed him trying to connect with people. He seemed way more stable at this point! No longer stigmatized, at least not as feared as before. His eyes seemed honest and loving. He jst wanted to connect, talk and belong was the feeling I got. He was conversing a bit and saying some spiritual things out loud. I was like mm.. so I was listening to him. I noticed he had an accent.. didn't really speak English too well. I think he was Spanish or maybe Italian.. lol not sure.. but I heard him telling this sweet couple how his name was Bruce, he was 58 years old.. and how he had some struggles.. he then was trying to communicate how the music really moved him.. and made his body move and made him so happy. Then he said things like he used to know God but didn't really Love him before. More messages spewed from his mouth and he was having his own spiritual moment and being used to touch the people around Him. He said things like "you want to make God laugh, tell him about Your plans" he kept saying "let it be" "fly" and "you've got to be free" which really spoke to my spirit. By the end of the night he became a magnet. So much love he exuded. Eye to eye and genuine connection. What if we had stigmatized him, not opened our hearts and allowed him to Be with us? What a different night it would have been. The "crazy man" would probably have continued his "crazy" antics, probably angry at a world that didn't seem to love him back. This is not to say that a homeless, mentally disturbed person shouldn't be handled with caution, but at the end of the day we all have a soul and we can all connect to Love. I watched him talking with these 2 other commuters. They talked for a while and I managed to get some video footage. They were handshaking, telling stories, loving, connecting. The young couple gave the man money which he gratefully accepted, but they all seemed to be on the same playing field, just having a conversation. Interesting sight to see. Him still on the floor cross legged, scantily dressed, unkept, stuffed animals with him, etc. I was deeply moved by the whole thing. I had watched this guy's transformation throughout the night. From loud, dangerous man who could possibly jump from the staircase and hurt me, to witnessing just how much love and wisdom he had to offer. And then understanding how the same we really are.Other random commuters witnessed and got to experience what was going on too. By the end of the night I talked to him, held his hand, thanked Him, gave him some money and learned more. He offered his love, advice, wisdom, spiritual connection and validated what I do with music and everything I'm about. I got my Cajon player and friend Mikiya to take a pic of us. Lol. Telling him how moved I was and almost in tears as I took the train back home. 

I acknowledged that whatever happened that night had nothing to do with me or "Bruce". It was a reminder. It was God, love, light, beyond us working through us. Was magical. A perfect demonstration of our connection to each other and the bigger picture. It's Love people! ️️️We need it. The power of music was the catalyst that brought us together and brought us joy. Grateful I get to use my gifts and I pray God continues to use me. Love to you Dude!<3  Wherever you are. Never forget you️️! Hope you kept your Nessa Dove flyer :))

Xx

Last night Busking Union Square- Great Vibes

Last night was such an electric and magical experience busking at Union Square!! Cajon Player Mikiya and I were there with the Saturday night crowd. Full of energy and fun. Felt so much love and genuine soul connections with people. Music High is def a real thing lol. I got a little dazed and euphoric by the end of the night. Haha. Feeling grateful. Thnx for vibing with me and for the positive vibes. Follow this Instagram link for a little clip @mikiyapercussion took at the end of the night.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ7SZKpAXaR/?taken-by=mikiyapercussion

If you are reading this and got some footage too, please send it my way:)) 

Loveeee

xx

 

Busking- NYC- Connections

This video clip is from last weekend at Union Square, NYC. Thnx@1preston_ for sharing this on Instagram! Always a great time connecting with people and meeting new people busking, playing music. This guy was such a character! Lol. But gotta love his enthusiasm and spirit. He also had very encouraging words✊ Shout out to you dude. Jamaican and proud you are. Fellow Singer. 

#BuskingChronicles #UnionSquare #Nyc #connecting #love #music #passion #oneness

My Blog

I've wanted to start a blog for a while now. Excited to share my thoughts, experiences, and journey. I write in a diary daily so expressing myself and writing about it here will be a sort of extension of that, but with more pics and videos!! Super excited. I hope you will enjoy. Thnx for reading. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. Xx