<![CDATA[Busker Central Odds and ends Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:17:26 -0400 <![CDATA[2013 Summer street performance tour]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2369&b=116&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2369&b=116&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d I'd like to know if anyone else is interested in tagging along or maybe would like me to come through their town. Discovery passes are aroung $560 before tax and are good for 2 months. i feel this is an interesting way to tour, see the country, meet people, and have a good time. Be aware that you can only bring two bags without having to pay an extra fee and your instrument case will count as a bag.]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:05:28 -0500 <![CDATA[Busker inflates balloon with eyes]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=23&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=23&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d A man attracted scores of curious onlookers when he performed the highly unusual stunt of inflating balloons with his eyes during a special show in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, last Thursday.
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Pin Zui (stage name) wore a pair of glasses with a plastic pipeline linked to the balloon and drew wild applause from the crowd after fully inflating it.

Pin, a member of China television Guinness art troupe, performs his stunt in public in many cities around the country.

He is said to be the first person able to use his eyes to blow up balloons on the mainland.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2008 03:18:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Calling their bluff]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=18&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=18&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d I remember I was busking on a popular outdoor mall at a commonly used pitch. As a muse, I played and sang between an outdoor cafe and restaurant. Buskers had used the stage for several years. I usually got a coffee at the cafe while on breaks and was familiar with the staff.

One day, a new staff member came outside and asked me to move down the way. When I asked the blond middle-aged woman why, she simply said she didn't appreciate me singing outside on a beautiful day while she slaved away inside. I told her it was my choice in life to busk rather than being a server and I really couldn't help her. She again requested me to move on and left with the satisfaction of having told me 'what for'. I ignored her request and continued performing.

As a mature busker, I had seen the like before. They have a problem with someone busking because they can't do it. After several other altercations, I had...

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Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:43:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Top 10 most popular streets in the world]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=93&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=93&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d (TOURISM) Museums, theaters, galleries – The world’s cities are full of attractions they promote to lure visitors.
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However, even streets can become important landmarks attracting tourists from afar. The very least we can do is try to busk them all.

Below is a list compiled by Tourism-Review.com on their top 10 most popular streets in the whole wide world.

Champs Elysées - Paris
La Rambla - Barcelona
Fifth Avenue - New York
Appian Way - Rome
Magnificent Mile - Chicago
Gran Vía - Madrid
Wall Street - New York
Lombard Street - San Francisco
Zeil - Frankfurt
Váci Utca - Budapest


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Mon, 01 Nov 2010 01:18:30 -0400
<![CDATA[Film: "The Giant Mechanical Man" features human statue]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=99&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=99&c=8&sid=412d31e45101dfa62a399b0ae0a6958d (HOLLYWOOD) The film "The Giant Mechanical Man" tells of a human statue street-performer (Topher Grace) who falls in love with female zoo worker (Jenna Fischer). Each of them resists pressure from friends and family not to get together.
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A romantic comedy, it's yet again another love story featuring the performers. A tried and true story-line, it dates back to the silent cinema era with "The Blue Angel".


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