Shooting Up, in True AS Style

By Matt Van Hoven 

We’re shooting part of the intro for “The Week in Advertising” this a.m., so I’ll be preoccupied somewhat. Please for to forgive.

I’m in a particularly good mood this a.m., because as I strolled from the S train to connect with the 6 at Grand Central, I was serenaded by the vocal sensations of the lady in the tunnel. You know who I’m talking about. She’s there a few times a week, just sitting on the tile bench, comfortably painting the tunnel with her lavender voice.


What makes her distinct are her song choices. Each tune has a markedly eerie tone; and while overall they’re soothing, her voice reminds me that nothing is perfect. Her singing is truth, scant of idealism yet comforting &#151 stopping just before the point of aural naivete.

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