<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers <![CDATA[Naked Cowboy drops out of mayor race]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=54&c=2&sid=f53106d115740e9221fef8a06343e7c9 NEW YORK — The Naked Cowboy of Times Square says he's dropping out of the race for New York mayor.
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Robert "Bob" Burck is a tourist attraction known for strumming his guitar in the square while wearing only briefs and a cowboy hat.

He entered the mayoral race in July with the slogan, “Nobody has done more with less.”

But now, he says he's had enough of the red tape that goes with a mayoral run.

He says the last straw came when the city's Conflicts of Interest Board fined him $250 for failing to file a required financial disclosure form.

Mr. Burck says the only way to be taken seriously is to appear in a suit and tie.

:pointlol: "And away he goes...skidmarks and all," said a Times Squar...

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<![CDATA[1000+ compete for Métro busking licences]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=89&c=2&sid=f53106d115740e9221fef8a06343e7c9 (PARIS) Some 1,000 people are expected to compete for 300 prized permits to busk the Paris métro. The auditions, which started Tuesday, are organised by the Paris transport network, the RATP.
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The 300 successful candidates will be given permission to perform in the underground passages of Paris's underground stations for the next six months, although many more do so illegally.

Interested musicians can apply at 102, rue de Charonne or by emailing RATP at musiciensdumetro@ratp.fr.

Métro busking has sometimes marked the beginning of distinguished musical careers. Keziah Jones, Manu Dibango, Ben Harper all started as buskers.

The auditions continue until the end of October.

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<![CDATA[Venice Beach, the Naked Cowboy, and "Mad Chad" Taylor]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=109&c=2&sid=f53106d115740e9221fef8a06343e7c9 (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...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 cities for busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=199&c=2&sid=f53106d115740e9221fef8a06343e7c9 (USA) Yes, folks - It's time to start planning where to perform for Spring, Summer, and Fall this year.
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While it seems more and more cities are actually encouraging busking and street performing these days, there are some staples in the USA that are guaranteed to please.

New cities allowing busking include San Antonio, Cleveland, and Chattanooga among others. Honorable mention includes Santa Fe, Aspen, Clearwater, and Key West.

:police: There are bound to be some rules and regulations along the way so be on the lookout and be sure not to get caught!

These are the top 10 cities featured on the busker trail. They are expecting to be entertained so don't let them down. ...

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<![CDATA[2013 Summer street performance tour]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2369&b=116&c=2&sid=f53106d115740e9221fef8a06343e7c9 I'd like to know if anyone else is interested in tagging along or maybe would like me to come through their town. Discovery passes are aroung $560 before tax and are good for 2 months. i feel this is an interesting way to tour, see the country, meet people, and have a good time. Be aware that you can only bring two bags without having to pay an extra fee and your instrument case will count as a bag.]]>