Looper's Delight Archive Top (Search)
Date Index
Thread Index
Author Index
Looper's Delight Home
Mailing List Info

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

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

Possibly true, but how presumptuous and narcissistic it is of companies 
to plaster every inch of a transit station with their marketing 
materials to bombard my eyeballs? When I lived in San Francisco I'd see 
advertising campaigns that would, literally, buy the entire station so 
that every frame was filled only with their stuff. I certainly never 
asked for THAT.  The public is the public, and adding something remotely 
artistically worthwhile to the space is as valid as all the other stuff 
one must put up with.

My life has been enriched numerous times by the music played by brave 
individuals in unendorsed spaces.

I'm still laughing at this: "the most annoying busking instrument 
imaginable, large purple tuba.."...not just a tuba...but.....a PURPLE one!

Daryl Shawn

> How presumptuous and narcissistic it is of us musicians to think that 
> people actually want to hear music on the way to work anyway