var title = 'Busker Central Blogs Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:56:16 -0500'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Ocean City's boardwalk to limit pitches'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=44&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=44&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '44'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':surprised2: Ocean City, Maryland city council passed a resolution limiting it's boardwalk buskers and street performers to two pitches "so everybody can co-exist a little bit better", said Mayor Rick Meehan. The performers lobbied against the the ordinance which would keep them away from store-fronts and benches.
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In a written statement that was evidently read to the council, "If it is the intention of the council to eliminate street performing, then I urge them to pass this new ordinance", said busker Alexander Osborn whose reverse-psychology probably didn't help.

The law was passed unanimously by council members. The boardwalk is a well-known beach hangout and visited by over 2.4 million tourists a year. The performers were successful in making one change, however. They can...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 20 May 2009 23:56:31 -0400'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Free eBook: Magic in Mind'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=161&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=161&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '161'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':tied: Joshua Jay has made available an online ebook containing over 500 pages of blessings from the "Father" of magic Robert Houdin to the Las Vegas style of Penn and Teller.
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Taking over 3 years to assemble some of the most important, influential, and helpful essays on magic ever written, Joshua has now made them available to all serious students of magic for free.

Continuing the Busker Central book review series, the list of worthy contributors is truly staggering:

Tommy Wonder
Charles Reynolds
Simon Aronson
Paul Harris
John Carney
Jamy Ian Swiss
Dariel Fitzke
Peter Samelson
Derren Brown
Michael Close
Pit Hartling

Eugene Burger
S.H. Sharpe
Rene Lavand
Robert-Houdin
Henning Nelms
Juan Tamariz
Rick Johnsson
Tom Stone
Darwin Ortiz
Milt Kort
Arturo de Ascanio

David Regal
Doug Conn
Ken Weber
David Kaye
Roberto Giobbi...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:19:22 -0400'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'Busker inflates balloon with eyes'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=23&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=23&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '23'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':pointlol: 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.

(China Foto Press)'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 30 Nov 2008 03:18:09 -0500'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'With busking, pay to play has it's benefits'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=186&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=186&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '186'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':spotlight: (BUSKER ALLEY) Buskers sometimes avoid cities where licensing is required. To them, it doesn't make sense when the hat may be too small to consider a permit. This creates a dilemma.
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When you think about it, the pay to play scheme actually has it's own valuable benefits. Consequently, it sometimes leaves the door wide open to busk a city where little if any busking is occuring. By asking how many busking permits have been issued, buskers can get an approximation of the competition to be expected.

By being permitted, the busker may also have a selection of top pitches from which to choose.

Since busking is always weather permitting, warm sunny days year-round really helps the tourism industry as well as the busker's pocketbook.

When all the factors are added up, it may make perfect sense to have...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 03 Apr 2016 13:04:53 -0400'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Worlds largest busk breaks Guinness Record'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=104&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=104&sid=111b08e1e4dae13612a806dd23602251'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '104'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':hot: (SYDNEY) From hulahoops to didgeridoos, over 260 buskers turned out to break the Guinness World's Record of 230 set in the UK for the world's largest busk.
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Although not all were authentic buskers with the youngest being 4 years old, they were officially registered as performers who came out to busk for a worthy cause and break the record at the same time.

Performers played for two hours in 100 places as part of the Bondi Winter Magic Festival donating their day's earnings to SoundSchool which teaches music to disadvantaged children.

Full Story'; data[4]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 02 Aug 2011 02:27:03 -0400';