var title = 'Busker Central Living the Life Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:41:04 -0500'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Venice Beach, the Naked Cowboy, and "Mad Chad" Taylor'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=109&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=109&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '109'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':guitar: (VENICE BEACH) It seems Venice Beach is the starting point for some busker's fame. Such is the case of the Naked Cowboy's forthcoming revelations.
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Ironically, he joins another famous busker who first started juggling real chainsaws on the famous California boardwalk.

In his new book, author Bob Burck a.k.a. The Naked Cowboy, exposes his rise to busker fame and unveils a life goal in his autobiography "Determination: The Legend of the Naked Cowboy".

"I want to be the most famous man on the face of the earth," Burck tells a reporter from the The Daily Free Press. Because he was a model and a bodybuilder, a photographer suggested Burck play guitar in his underwear to gain the attention he was sorely missing while busking on Venice Beach. The rest is history.

Well on his way, Burck is also...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:15:58 -0400'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Your future as a Busker'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=188&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=188&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '188'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':therapy: (BUSKER CENTRAL) Most buskers are past coming of age and well into their mid-life when they begin to ponder their future. Although the oldest busker was 70+ years old, he had other sidelines such as children's and company parties to see him through. We don't want to think about it but need to ponder this same question. What will you be doing after your busking career has ended?
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It may seem scary now to think of such matters but just imagine how scary it would be if you hadn't made plans for your senior years. Many have continued their performances by going to the private and commercial sectors. Magicians and clowns are easily able to make this transition. But what about, for example, jugglers and musicians? Will they be able to do the same?

Fortunately, there are many new approaches to said problem...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 03 May 2016 00:30:03 -0400'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'The story of legendary busker "Brother Blue"'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=58&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=58&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '58'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':lampshade: (CAMBRIDGE) - He's Brother Blue - the street performer who hoped to change the world one story at a time.
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But his wife of 60 years still recalls their first encounter, long before Hugh Morgan Hill became known as the father of modern storytelling.

Full story and video'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 08 Nov 2009 03:55:19 -0500'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Busking Berne and beyond'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=176&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=176&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '176'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':violin: (SWITZERLAND) An interesting page at Swiss Info has many busking attractions, pictures, and related stories starting in the nation's capital with the Berne Buskers Festival.
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Celebrating its 12th year this summer, the three-day event featured 42 acts with 145 performers from 18 countries. Half of the acts were musical with the rest involving clowns, dancers, human statues, and other artists.

Related busking stories and pictures take us around Switzerland to Basel, Biel, and Montreux as well as podcast on what it's like to be a busker in Berne.

A reporter for Busker Central entered a Buskerfest contest in Luzern back in 1992. Unfortunately, the city was given a bad reputation when the contest was found to be "won" by a professional opera singer who had stumbled outside. Her father also happened...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:29:09 -0400'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Taiwan Buskers Development Association'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=108&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=108&c=2&sid=410cf358a917d6dfab1700d8c1d2baa3'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '108'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':sax: (TAIPEI) Busking is a thriving art in Taipei - a city that is busy promoting Taiwanese street performances featuring modern and traditional elements.
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In Taipei City alone, there are 59 public places now open to street performers including parks, commercial plazas, and a number of metro stations.

Besides Vieshow Square, the Ximending area in western Taipei and the Tamshui Metro station near the northwest coast of New Taipei City are also renowned busking sites.

Born from this success, the Taiwan Buskers Development Association was created whose mission is to fight for more street performance space, advocate buskers job rights, and keep the traditional arts alive.

The talents of these street performers range from portraiture, singing, acrobatics and juggling to posing as living statues, magic tricks, street dancing,...

[ Continued ]'; data[4]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 02 Oct 2011 22:02:05 -0400';