Piano Player: This song from 1980 by Christopher Cross is my favorite song in the whole world. –Piano Bar, UES
Opera Fan: Well the best thing about it is, he’s the closest thing we have to a castrato today. –UES
Hipster #1: I’m really into Bossa Nova.
Hipster #2: I like her, too! What was the name of her hit song? The one that goes [starts humming] –Yuppietown
Guy on Cell: Have you ever tried to masturbate while Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” is playing in the background? Well, it’s more difficult than you think… –Port Authority Overheard by: Michael Roche
Indie kid: I’m a big Steve Albini fan. He’s to garage rock what Phil Spector is to Motown. –Party, Park Slope
Where: Diner in Williamsburg Yuppie on Cell Phone: You should come down! He’s giving a concert tonight at Luxx.
Businessguy: It’s a small world.
Businesschick: Especially in Astoria!
Businessguy: Ha, ha, ha!
Businesschick: Hee, hee. –Midtown office
Suit: Rock and roll? Rock and roll? What is that?! –43rd & Broadway Overheard by: Kaitlen
Businessman: There was a flatbed truck on 5th Ave. There were all these musicians in it with their guitars, and everyone was chanting Bone-o!.
Woman: That’s U2.
Businessman: Oh, OK. I wanted to say, “Which one’s Bone-o?”
Woman: Which one’s Bozo, you should have said.
Businessman: The little guy; is he Spanish?
Businessman: He said, “Buenos dias.” I wanted to know if that was him. –Burger Heaven, 49th St.
Customer: Do you have a recording of Astrud Gilberto singing, “The Girl from Emphysema?” –Times Square