Friday, September 01, 2006

I Saw the Saw Lady


Today in the Columbus Circle subway station, Chloe and I both heard an ethereal sound floating toward us. I thought is was a slightly off-tune opera singer wannabe, Chloe thought is was a ghost. We were both wrong. It was the Saw Lady. Apparently this woman is fairly well-known around the city subway stations, where she plays a carpenter's saw with a violin bow. It makes a high pitched woo-woo sound (think Scooby Doo ghost sound, not Pretty Woman "Woo woo woo!"). She accompanies her saw with some recorded background piano music. The selection we heard was Josh Grobin's "You Raise Me Up."

3 comments:

Loie said...

I'll bet Steve remembers Jake Jonkman playing his saw at WSCS. He's retired now, but I'll bet he's still playing that saw!

chelle said...

saw lady is relatively weird, but in a good way. :)

missing bolt said...

thank goodness it really wasn't a ghost!!!