var title = 'Busker Central Blogs Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:06:13 -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=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=44&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; 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'] = 'magic table addiction'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=993&b=115&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=993&b=115&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[1]['username'] = 'ProfGizmo'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '115'; data[1]['blog_message'] = 'Is anybody as addicted to their magic table as I am? I don't seem to be able to operate without it. I've gone out a couple times without it and sucked. I ususally do 3 shell game and a Benson Bowl type routine with the table. I don't seem to have the same confidence without it. I do sharpshooter and the misers dream and a signed bill into a nest of dolls which doesn't need a table, but my show isn't as good without what I do with the table. Anybody have any similar experiences??? I would like to ditch the table and stand and just work out of a Dr. bag which would be great if the quality of show was as high. Suggestions please!!!!

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http://blackbeltmagician.com'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:47:13 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'Philadelphia Freedom: The 10 Best Buskers and their videos'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=149&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=149&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '149'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':guitar: (PHILADELPHIA) Let's take a trip down the way to see the 10 best buskers Philly has to offer - at least that's the working theory.
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Although some are wondering where Gregory Underwood, the U of Arts students, and the B-boys-breakers are, it's a safe bet that these street-performers represent the city well.

Relax watching the "King of the buskers" featuring street-musicians doing what they do best - covers. But not all buskers featured fall into this category. There are rappers, guitarists, hang drums, and crooners. There is hip-hop, classic folk, and upbeat, jazzy wooden flute styles.

Songs include, "Eat, sleep, sh!t, work", "Smoke on the water", “A Change Is Gonna Come”, "Counting Your Curses", and "Fanfare" among others. But don't take our word for it. Go ...

[ Continued ]'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 01 Jan 2014 01:57:20 -0500'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Mystery busker turns out to be famous'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=133&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=133&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '133'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':guitar: (NEW ORLEANS) It's the same old story with a different twist. Just as most captive audiences are tough on buskers, the same held true recently when a busker decided to entertain passengers on a public streetcar in New Orleans.
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Being the birthplace of jazz, it isn't unusual to find buskers performing songs up and down the venues in the French Quarter which is quite famous for the impromptu entertainers. However, this time was to be different.

The busker pulled out his guitar on the trolly and started singing old Beatles tunes including "A Hard Day's Night". The passengers went about their business expecting the street-performer to soon pass the hat and be on his way. Much to their surprise, the busker just kept playing more Beatles songs having a seemingly endless supply of them on hand.

When...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:13:17 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'How to be a Tube Busker in London'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=150&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=150&sid=7fff6eb7eea3bcec6e30ebc9d46f744d'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '150'; data[4]['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...

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