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Re: OT: Busking--it's hard for everyone

Well you should try my experiment some time Jim. Get a bunch of folks with snazzy looking cameras and press badges and maybe a high end looking video camera down there with you and see what happens. Better still, go to your local paper and tell them about the Washington Post experiment and see if they're willing to support you. I'd LOVE to see the results and I suspect my hunch is right. And you can tell them their article would be circulated world wide by all the hungry musicians who've suspected this all along.

richard sales
glassWing farm and studio
vancouver island, b.c.

On 9-Apr-07, at 10:07 AM, Jim Goodin wrote:

Travis that is right and didn't mean to side bar this thread.  Actually had trouble getting the link to interpret and was sharing my experience @10 years doing it.  True many ignore but as echo'd a few good times plus for me it's another chance to gain some practice/performance time out of @45 min commute each day from Brooklyn to NY going coming.  In a sense it's made more sense than performing in some of the clubs for genre of music not really supported and generally cattle call bookings for 30-45 min blocks.  Still some good things from doing those and clearly they are essential, it's just the subway has given another opportunity.  As songwriter Martin Sexton said however about playing it in the ever popular among musicians Boston Metro, know when to come up... echoing if you stay down there too long you never will return.

On 4/9/07, Travis Hartnett <travishartnett@gmail.com> wrote: One of the problems of playing in a train station is that by