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

At 11:14 AM -0400 4/9/07, Jim Goodin wrote:

>Most times the experience is more about doing it than income

I agree.  That's why I play the Farmers' Market near my home, which 
is a scheduled gig but pretty much the same as busking because almost 
no one is there to hear me play.  (I do have a few fans who show up 
when they know I'm going to be there, but still.)

>  however I have had a few nice things over the years.  A few years 
>ago a guy was watching me and appeared to be sketching.  He put a 
>caricture and a note down in my case to call him if I played 
>weddings so that led to a booking.  Have sold a few CD's and got a 
>few bucks.  One neat personal experienced happened one evening.  I 
>had quit and was walking out of the subway in Brooklyn.  About a 
>block later a woman passed by me and said, 'that was really lovely 
>what you played...'  Though those don't pay the rent in a sense 
>that's why we do it...

Nice stories.


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