Dr. Obvious: If you want to be a label band, you have to play like a label band.
–Bar basement, Williamsburg
Subway performer: I would like to sing you a song now, one that I wrote and I am very proud of. It goes like this, “Lean on me, when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend…”
–Brooklyn bound L train
Overheard by: Meg
Guy to girl: I don’t mean to be pretentious, but I have seen the Palominos live.
Karaoke singer: I realized early on that I wasn’t being sexy enough with that song, and then suddenly I was humping the air.
–Fat Black Pussycat, 3rd St & 6th Ave
Stoner: Dude, what is this band playing? Is this Phish? No, seriously. I’m really confused.
–Dave Matthews Band concert, Randall’s Island
Overheard by: Sober at Randall’s Island
Black guy: I don’t give a damn what the black people think! I want Evanescence!
Overheard by: Kimmie
Waiter: I had to get out of there. I’m sorry, but I just can’t listen to Tom Waits as soon as I get into work! It’s too early for Tom Waits! Let me ease into my day first. Jesus!
–Outside Life Café
Overheard by: daile