20-something hipster girl: They’re making a mix tape, and to be honest I’m a little jealous I’m not a part of it.

–Union Square

Overheard by: ttench

Very pretty and petite, professionally-dressed coworker: The cover band didn’t perform Incubus very well, which was highly disappointing.

–W 38th St

Dad to eight-year-old: UC Santa Cruz, Sophie, I think is where the Grateful Dead archives are kept.

–Sterling Place, Park Slope

Overheard by: Chloe

Clueless yuppie-cholo singing Let It Be): I could have been the fifth Beatle. If I was 30 years older. And dead. Like John.

–N Train

Overheard by: erkal

Teenage girl: Why does Santa Claus remind me of John Denver?

–L Train

Chick, reading laptop: Oh man! Ke$ha and I have even more in common than I thought: “Right before I go onstage, I lather my body in baby oil and cover my entire body with a shield of glitter. Because it just pops!”

–Mercer & 4th

Overheard by: Hunter Freyer