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

(About a block later a woman passed by me and said, 'that was really 
what you played...')

Can you met chicks that way? If so, I may start busking myself!

Paul Richards

---- David Gans <david@trufun.com> wrote: 
> 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.
> -- 
> David Gans - david@trufun.com or david@gdhour.com
> Truth and Fun, Inc., 484 Lake Park Ave. #102, Oakland CA 94610-2730
> Blog:  http://logblog.gdhour.com
> Web site: http://www.dgans.com