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Re: Busk a move moondog gramps

I'm smiling

Was Sid Small Professor Gizmo? He played washboard in the marching band at the country fair. Good friend. Good man

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

On 10-Apr-07, at 7:45 PM, samba - wrote:

I played moondog on the radio too. I first encountered Gramps in Pike st mkt in the early 80s. He's at least as strange off stage as on,it's not really schtick.If you know Gramps from the OCF we've prolly crossed paths,I've been going since 74-this will be my 33rd year. Last time I busked in Pike st mid 90s, Gramps gave me a decent tip. I made my liveing ,or at least the money I ate on w/ street music in the early 70s in my rambling days. Did really well in Canada,like 15US an hour in the mid 70s when min wage ws 2 ,but it was cause I was so bad they felt sorry for me. There was another guy in SF in those days,Professor Gizmo who had a washboard jug ,harmonica kazoo rack and varios slide whisltes,sirens bells etc. I recall him doing a fully orchestrated version of St Louis Blues.