Metro Music?

I remember visiting London a few years back, and being amazed at the quality of the musicians that played in the Underground. Here in DC, the best I could get was the guy who played the Chinese violin on a cheap tinny amp at the top of the escalator at Metro Center. The guy was just awful. Well, perhaps things are going to get better in the not distant future.

WMATA is considered allowing artists approved, and paid, by local arts councils at what is likely to be 25 of Metro’s 86 stations, from the months of April through October, and generally during lunch and evening commutes.

I welcome the idea of good music in the Metro, I just hope they’re ready to cope with the acoustical nightmare that is most Metro stations.

2 Comments so far

  1. Brock (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    The Chinese Fiddler (I gave him a name) is by Crystal City once in a while these days. Thankfully, I don’t need to wait there for a bus or anything, because he drives me batshit crazy in the time it takes me to walk by.

  2. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

    They’re proposing mimes as a part of the deal. No, no, NO! Petition Metro to reconsider this at once!

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