var title = 'Busker Central Blogs Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:57:06 -0400'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Re-imagining Times Square'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=194&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=194&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '194'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':knight: (NEW YORK) Times Square, the self-proclaimed "Crossroads of the World," is the top destination for tourists hoping for the quintessential Gotham experience. An article by John Tierney in City Journal magazine takes us through a 2+ decades trip of Times Square. Recent developments have converted automobile traffic lanes into lanes for street-performers and street-vendors.
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"Fake Buddhist monks begging for money, living statues, the Naked Cowboy, topless women, and a horde of costumed cartoon characters are all pressuring tourists to pay them for a picture - because nothing says New York like a selfie with the Incredible Hulk."

"A remade Times Square could start taking shape at the end of this year when the new plaza is supposed to be finished. By then, city officials hope to have...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:20:10 -0400'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Parents dislike their kids noticing buskers'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=68&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=68&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '68'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':therapy: Violinist Joshua Bell was left shocked and disappointed when he realised parents don't like their children paying attention to street musicians during a recent busking experiment.
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The acclaimed classical musician dressed down and wore a disguise for his odd free show at the Washington D.C. Metro (subway) station - and was surprised no one recognised him.

Reporting back to editors of the Washington Post newspaper, who came up with the ruse, Bell confessed he was appalled to discover so many adults don't like their children to stop for buskers.

He tells WENN, "I had a baseball hat on and tattered clothes, so, if there was anyone who had been to my concerts, they would not have known it was me.

"It was sad and interesting because children tended to want to stop and listen and parents...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Sat, 09 Jan 2010 04:30:02 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'How to be a Tube Busker in London'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=150&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=150&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '150'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':therapy: (LONDON) It seems there simply aren't enough buskers in London's tube these days to satisfy the growing masses.
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Also known as the underground subway, a clear and present message to the "powers that be" is rumbling around the tube. Buskers believe many more should be permitted to display their art form in the nation's capital.

As it turns out, you can now take a quick internet lesson on How to be a Tube Busker with a recent article at the Londonist.com.

There's only one thing standing in the way - "the system". Tube busking has now been legal for 10 years. The article goes into a step-by-step process that may, in the end, prove the licensing procedure to be entirely futile.

You will be judged by a 3-person jury that may or may not be qualified to determine what is art and what...

[ Continued ]'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:28:13 -0500'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Space Cowboy sets new Guinness record'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=73&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=73&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '73'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':spotlight: (AUSTRALIA) Chayne Hultgren a.k.a. "The Space Cowboy" has just set a new Guinness worlds record by swallowing 18 razor-sharp swords.
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The brave performance artist acomplished the feat by swallowing the 72cm swords in Sydney. "The Space Cowboy" beat his own 2008 record of 16 and used different throat stretching methods to perfect the art.

More...'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 14 Feb 2010 21:16:06 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Drum Machine T-Shirt Perfect For Buskers'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=113&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=113&sid=a65dafea027e5097880ef79681c9412a'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '113'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':tiphat: Buskers, especially muses, will benefit from the world's first drum machine in a real wearable t-shirt.
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Now you can actually wear your instrument thumping out sweet digital rhythms as you perform your new routines. With an amazing 7 voices, drummers can create loops with unlimited tracks through 9 different drum kits for up to 3 minutes in length. The drum machine shirt is, of course, machine washable.

Thanks to ThinkGeek - Stuff for Smart Masses, also available for muses are 2 other interactive t-shirts including the Electronic Rock Guitar shirt with programmable guitar. Then there's even the the Electronic Music Synthesizer shirt with which you can program synths to untold of levels.

Musicians wanting a cutting edge performance can now band together and pitch their show by simply wearing their guitars,...

[ Continued ]'; data[4]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:09:28 -0500';