var title = 'Busker Central Odds and ends Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:39:49 -0400'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Busker trading cards - Collect them all!'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=148&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=148&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '148'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':tiphat: (ST. LOUIS) Remember collecting baseball cards as a kid? Now you can collect busker trading cards of all the wonderful street-performers in St. Louis.
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Thanks to Board Bill #181, busking and street-performing is now legal in St. Louis. They are now buskers to be memorabilia-ized! And collected! And traded!

It all came about when the city raised the busker fee in order to monitor buskers. Huh? That's exactly what buskers Fred Walker and Nick Pence said - along with the ACLU when it heard of such a preposterous notion.

Now that a wrong has been righted and the laughter has subsided, the buskers may be memoralized as a collector's card. The busker game includes finding each artist performing and having them sign their card. The winner gets featured in an upcoming street-performer festival.

It's a fun idea....

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:10:51 -0500'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'A cat named Bob saves busker's life'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=127&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=127&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '127'; data[1]['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[1]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:47:44 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'Calling their bluff'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=18&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=18&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[2]['username'] = 'guitarman'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '18'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':sing: I remember I was busking on a popular outdoor mall at a commonly used pitch. As a muse, I played and sang between an outdoor cafe and restaurant. Buskers had used the stage for several years. I usually got a coffee at the cafe while on breaks and was familiar with the staff.

One day, a new staff member came outside and asked me to move down the way. When I asked the blond middle-aged woman why, she simply said she didn't appreciate me singing outside on a beautiful day while she slaved away inside. I told her it was my choice in life to busk rather than being a server and I really couldn't help her. She again requested me to move on and left with the satisfaction of having told me 'what for'. I ignored her request and continued performing.

As a mature busker, I had seen the like before. They have a problem with someone busking because they can't do it. After several other altercations, I had...

[ Continued ]'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:43:04 -0500'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Buskers melt in 117° desert heatwave'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=140&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=140&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '140'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':scrooge: (LAS VEGAS) Let's take a trip down the Strip in Las Vegas and see how the buskers are melting. No, it's not that kind of trip. This is for reals.
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It's never been hotter in Sin City which just tied an all time record of 117 (47.2 C) degrees in June. Regular street-performers seem to be gravitating towards the Fremont Street Experience where it's a tad cooler. But anyone in an enclosure or costume almost has to have a whole thermos of cold water with them.

Cupid has the right idea. This short, chubby busker runs around in his wings sporting a white g-string. Mix in a few drunks and it makes for a good time - assuming you drink. This is, after all, Las Vegas - home to over 400 Elvis'.

Off to the left is a Golden Statue, to the right is Gold Man. In the center is Golden Girl. Down the way is Sponge Bob...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 02 Jul 2013 02:05:44 -0400'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Build your own Busker website free!'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=179&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=179&c=8&sid=dff5d1dea6bc152af26ad2904745e9e1'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '179'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':horn: (WWW) Ever wish you could easily build your own website for free? Now there's a way to promote yourself and your show with pics, text, music, and video. You can even pass your virtual hat.
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Without the need for learning webpage coding, you can simply drag and drop content into the page builder editor and have your site up and running in a matter of minutes. Select a style from the 100s of fully customizable HTML5 templates available in every category including the creative arts, music, store, and business. Choose your template or create something totally original.

Post your schedule, events, and plans for everyone to know. Sell your busker wares and whatnot online with an internet store. Create an special email address. Print your website address...

[ Continued ]'; data[4]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:00:50 -0500';