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She Probably Doesn’t Remember Me

August 28, 2010
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She Probably Doesn’t Remember Me

Making my way to my busking spot in the subway, as I was climbing up the subway station’s stairs, an elderly gentleman who was going DOWN the stairs volunteered to reverse his steps and help me carry my busking gear up the stairs. He must have been at least 70 years old. He then...
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Buskers’ Game

August 28, 2010
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As a busker (street musician) I find this busking computer game amusing: it teaches buskers to avoid falling washing machines and chairs thrown at them by people living above their busking spot, who don’t enjoy the music: Hosted by Daily Free Games Share
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Bend for String Quartet and Musical Saw

August 28, 2010
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Subway buskers also perform above ground, in “legit” venues…: I was interviewed for WNYC radio. Here is a piece they played – ‘Bend’ by Scott Munson for string quartet and musical saw (my playing). I recently played this piece with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra at Symphony Space and it got reviewed in the New...
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Why I Play Music on the Street

August 28, 2010
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Why I Play Music on the Street

Every now and then I come across poetry about busking – the art of performing on the street. Here is a poem by JIMMY ISAMBARD, who is an artist and musician living and busking in London, UK: Photographer: © Rachel S. Geylin Why I Play Music on the Street/Jimmy Isambard I’m a street musician,...
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Drawing Portraits on the Train

August 28, 2010
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Drawing Portraits on the Train

While busking at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, a guy who works on the ferry-boat asked me if I’ve lost “one of those” – he said as he pointed at my musical saw. He said that he found a musical saw on the ferry boat, together with a bow in a brown case....
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Homeless, Haikoo & the New York Times

August 28, 2010
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Homeless, Haikoo & the New York Times

When I was busking at the 14th street subway station, Joe, the homeless man who has an artificial hook hand, sat on the bench for more than an hour. He told me that he could hear the sound of my musical saw from upstairs, so he knew that I was here. He remembered that...
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