Hey Now-Magic Words to Guide Your Life

Nicole Martensen
2 min readFeb 15
Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash

A blast of jazz horns through headphones sends a shock up my spine. These first notes I know well, and my eyes lock to the ground in search. As a crescendo of coins appears before me, I can’t help but dance in the serendipity down the street.

“Hey Now” is a song originally written by Cab Callaway and later revived by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The lyrics differ slightly between the versions, but…

Nicole Martensen

Performing artist and anthropologist-writing about culture, technology, and performing arts.