var title = 'Busker Central Odds and ends Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:41:47 -0500'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Radio 1 star goes undercover as a "Secret Busker"'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=168&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=168&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '168'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':sing: (LONDON) Radio 1 star Olly Murs has received his makeunder as a homeless guy with head lice. His mission was to perform in Covent Garden and see how well he does.
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The trend of stars busking on pitches around the world seems to have manifested itself. Whether for a commercial, skit, or social experiment, the stars are coming out at all hours. The celebrities over the years include Sir Paul McCartney, Joshua Bell, Guns & Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Murs, and more yet to come.

You'd think Murs would be releasing some fantastic new album but this social experiment was at the top of the list. He demonstrates how important professionalism can be when busking in the real world. Even in his condition, it was more of an audition than a handout.

Murs performed 45 minutes of his own songs and even has the video to prove...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:33:56 -0500'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Calling their bluff'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=18&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=18&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[1]['username'] = 'guitarman'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '18'; data[1]['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[1]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:43:04 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'Re-imagining Times Square'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=194&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=194&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '194'; data[2]['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[2]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:20:10 -0400'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Drum Machine T-Shirt Perfect For Buskers'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=113&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=113&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '113'; data[3]['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[3]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:09:28 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Mystery busker turns out to be famous'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=133&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=133&c=8&sid=1f8364d969805289560ae51e6004c335'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '133'; data[4]['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...

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