|I am a fan of Michael Bublé-–by Curling Zone via Flickr|
They say that ‘life is all about timing’ and I have to agree. Sometimes we hit it right, other times we miss it by seconds, and still others, we aren’t even in the same time zone. There is no place where time is more of the essence than in New York City. A few minutes or a missed opportunity can make or break a future; change a life forever.
A few days ago, it was all about timing near Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. Michael Bublé performed on the subway platform at 66th Street, just a five-minute trip from my apartment –– a station that is in my own New York backyard. I rode that train line on Thursday, but my timing was off and I missed him.
|Michael Bublé sang on this platform on Thursday.|
For New Yorkers commuters and a random group awaiting the next 1 train, April 25 was their lucky day. Riders stood and listened attentively to the a capella rendition of the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Lovin’ You” crooned twice by Bublé and the group, Naturally 7, who has opened for him on tour. Observers videoed and photographed the four-minute song, followed by applause, a round of hugs and a few words from the singer himself.
Most of us can recall musicians or performers in the NYC subway at some point, and we might even have a few tales to tell about these somewhat expected New York experiences. But this? This doesn’t happy every day.
So, when sentimental New Yorkers (ahem, like me) romanticize and say that anything can happen here, well, a spontaneous song is only one tiny possibility.
In the video shown below, the music is entertaining, but Bublé’s words after the song are priceless. This was a true New York moment. In the future, maybe time will be on my side and I’ll be lucky enough to be living in the moment instead of reading about it.
Michael Bublé’s sixth studio album, “To Be Loved” was released last week.