var title = 'Busker Central Blogs Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:12:42 -0500'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Bagpipe busker arrested for "distressing" music'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=28&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=28&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '28'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':bagpipe: Police told Shaun Cartwright, 38, his piping had annoyed members of the public and detained him for a breach of the peace.

His bagpipes were seized as he was handcuffed and driven to a police station, although he was later released and told it was not in the public interest to press charges.

Mr Cartwright, who has been playing bagpipes for more than 25 years, was busking in Bridport, Dorset, when he was arrested.

He said: "I'd been playing for almost an hour outside Superdrug on the main street and had made about 50 pounds, so it clearly wasn't causing that much offence.

"But a shopkeeper called the police and two officers turned up saying they had a complaint and they had to respond to it.

"They asked me to move on but I wanted to finish my hour of playing and put the blow stick to my mouth and that was it.

Mr Cartwright, from Bristol, was released after...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 23 Dec 2008 19:17:02 -0600'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'World's best & worst street musicians revealed'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=110&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=110&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '110'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':tongue: (ENGLAND) According to some crazy person over at Asylum.co.uk, the best busker in the world (along with the worst), the best busker ever (along with the worst), and a few other "beautiful", "amazing", and "great" street-musicians are featured in a review for all buskers to relish.
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Going ga-ga with five videos of incredible street musicians and five not-so-good ones, we find one guitarist actually serenading passersby without any strings! A cross between comedy and mime, he then throws his spinning guitar into the air.

Real steel hang drums, a bass player, and a harpist also get into the act. What would an really insane busker review be without the traditional bagpiper honking away?


Someone left the door open. ...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 06 Nov 2011 00:30:51 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'A cat named Bob saves busker's life'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=127&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=127&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '127'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':spotlight: (LONDON) James Bowen and his cat Bob have sold over 250,000 books depicting their strange tale. It just so happens Bob saved the poor busker's life.
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Based on a true story, Bob and James may be heading to Hollywood to film the street-performer's enchanting account.

Bob isn't any ordinary orange tabby. It seems he was tired of people wasting away and set out one day to bolster his good karma. While walking down the alley, Bob spotted a street-performer with issues. Now was his chance to make a difference.

Bob immediately took to James and saw great potential withering away - perhaps even dying little by little each day. With the patience of a saint, Bob endures several trials and tribulations as the busker overcomes his addiction.

It's an selfless tail helping an artist get back on track creating...

[ Continued ]'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 05 Nov 2012 03:47:44 -0600'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Festival Internazionale Teatro di Strada Calabria Buskers'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=3836&b=185&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=3836&b=185&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[3]['username'] = 'CalabriaBuskers'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '185'; data[3]['blog_message'] = 'Il Calabria BusKers è un Festival Internazionale di Artisti di Strada, un grande evento che racchiude in sé la magia del teatro di strada: clown, musicisti, danzatori, mangiafuoco, acrobati ed altre personalità artistiche locali, nazionali ed internazionali che si ritrovano per le vie di Reggio Calabria, esibendosi nelle splendide cornici offerte dalla città dello Stretto, favorendo socialità e civismo,valorizzando il territorio, condividendo l'arte e coltivando la meraviglia e lo stupore.

La strada che diventa incontro e palcoscenico indiscusso di un evento che coinvolge una città intera e la sua provincia, catalizzandone l'attenzione. E il Festival non è solo un'occasione unica per trovare, in tutte le sue forme, l'arte nella strada e tra la gente, ma è anche il modo per farla esplodere in ciò che è capace di portare con sè: la libertà, la condivisione, il viaggio.

Guardare oltre i muri, vedere la bellezza e diventarne protagonisti.Un contenitore dentro il quale sviluppare diverse azi...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:03:05 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Ten best cities for busking fun in the USA'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=171&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=171&sid=ccc95dbb6842bea415dbcfe7b0ce7243'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '171'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':party: (USA) It's that time of year again when a young man's thoughts turn to busking. It's all about sun, people, and shade as we take a look at some of the hottest performing venues the United States has to offer.
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An article in USA Today features David Michael, a former street musician and author of Busker: Tales of a Renegade Harpist. The article mentions Michael's insight into the wide world of busking. Waxing philosophical, he elaborates about the different venues some buskers take that, were it not for street-performing, the talent would go to waste. Crowd gathering is also discussed.

Some cities are obvious. New York, Boston, and San Francisco are considered the centerpieces of American culture. Yet, we find some surprising "off-the-beaten-path" pitches that, normally, one wouldn't think there...

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