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

ahhh yes, true... but you don't have to look at them... you can just  
look the other way. Audio is harder to avoid.

one man's art is another's annoyance... some people like ads better  
than classical music. not me... just some people.

also, we live in a capitalist society last time I checked... so if  
you have money you can get things done. That's just how it works.
I ain't saying it's good... but it's where we live... complaining  
isn't going to change that.


On Apr 9, 2007, at 4:22 PM, Daryl Shawn wrote:

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