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Busking memories

GUEST,Working Radish 24 Mar 10 - 09:57 AM
olddude 24 Mar 10 - 10:04 AM
alanabit 24 Mar 10 - 10:37 AM
Phil Edwards 27 Mar 10 - 09:15 AM
The Sandman 27 Mar 10 - 09:42 AM
Deskjet 27 Mar 10 - 01:42 PM
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Subject: Busking memories
From: GUEST,Working Radish
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 09:57 AM

Instrument: solo flute
Most satisfying number: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Most profitable number: Annie's Song
Least favourite number: Annie's Song
Regular set-closer: Telstar

Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Busking memories
From: olddude
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 10:04 AM

Well I don't really do Busking but I play in the Park for free to practice in the summer and lots of people stop over to listen.

People seem to like most:
Wayfaring Stranger
St. James Infirmary Blues
Blue Mountain (Thank you Art Thieme for teaching me this one)

Least Favourite:   any long drawn out downer song


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Subject: RE: Busking memories
From: alanabit
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 10:37 AM

Playing in front of the big cathedral in the centre of Prague in 1990. It was the night of the coup in Moscow, although I did not hear about it until the following day. I had a huge crowd and I got them singing all sorts of nonsense, but the most fun was getting them to sing the Beatles "Back in the USSR" along with all the harmonies and aeroplane noises too. I made loot in several different currencies and over twelve hundred Czech Crowns, which I never spent. My son has the tin of money now. I was told at the time that a Czech worker earned ca.2,000 in a month. The actual money meant less to me, but boy was the show fun!


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Subject: RE: Busking memories
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 09:15 AM

Refresh (I can't be the only ex-busker posting here!)


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Subject: RE: Busking memories
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 09:42 AM

Dick Miles,heonce got afiver[not abunch of five from Ronnie Drew,I always got money for singing.
Tunes, bluebell polka,generally goes down well,Beatles tunes on the concertina, and Hornpipes seem to go down well too


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Subject: RE: Busking memories
From: Deskjet
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 01:42 PM

I once busked and hitch-hiked the length of France, ending up sleeping nights on the beach at Setes. One recurring memory of the trip is going to sleep in what I thought was a field, but on waking I discovered to be someone's back garden!
Another memory is having a good crowd around me, and a fair few bob in the case, when a nosey parker approached from the crowd with the sole intention of checking out how much I was earning.
It so happened I was just starting to sing 'It Ain't Me Babe', so was able to sing 'Go away from my money.....'.
The crowd (this was in Holland) got it and broke out laughing.
Memories.


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