<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:35:42 -0400 <![CDATA[Curious - but don't know where to start?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=204&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=204&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de (WWW) Contrary to popular belief, it's probably better to have no talent whatsoever when first starting off busking. This is great news for those just starting.
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If you want to get involved with busking but don't know where to start, this information will prove invaluable to you. However, if you're a musician of several years, you'll probably want to use your talent to produce music.

Musicians are the most popular, the most talented, and least paid. Unless you have professional tapes and cd's produced ready to sell, the muse faces the task of entertaining a walk-by audience for tips then selling cd's. The best pass the hat. Musicians take years to perfect their craft. Some stay with it and become excellent artists while many give up and pursue other venues. Musicians also usually sing so they must...

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:19:53 -0400
<![CDATA[Busker now a fashionable title]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=26&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=26&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de (BUSKING) It seems as little as ten years ago, the term "busker" or "street performer" was looked upon with disdain. Suddenly, now it's the "in" title to tell new-found friends and acquaintances. Strange as it may seem, public perception has shifted in favor of said buskers. The internet has seemed to have had a positive impact on the perception of street performers world-wide.

Wannabe buskers abound on the internet. Some sites have sections dedicated to busking. Unfortunately, once entered, one finds several performers that have only been thinking about busking but somehow never found the backbone to discard their day job to busk full-time. This may be a good thing, however, as some may not have what it takes to begin with. It would probably only add to the long lines at the unemployment office.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2008 01:01:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Top 10 cities for busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=199&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=199&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de (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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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:05:54 -0500
<![CDATA[The Buskers Guide to the Galaxy]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=196&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=196&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de :busker: (AUSTRALIA) Two inexperienced street performers attempt a world tour with no shows, no money, and no contacts. Along the winding way, they are compiling helpful information for fellow buskers who want to travel predominately through music. This includes permit information, busker-friendly hostels, and cheap eats.
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The Buskers Guide to the Galaxy also includes a link to their facebook page featuring busker jobs - a space where people can advertise and apply for all kinds of buskers and musicians.

Interested in a busker's guide to Malaysia, Brisbane, Adelaide, or Wales? How about some video on the Rundle Mall or sleeping in a car? Busker interviews include Olayo Reynaud, Chris Gun, and Kung Fu Jesus among...

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:11:52 -0500
<![CDATA[Your future as a Busker]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=188&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=188&c=2&sid=5e1f021631f075bd405c3d08646d32de (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...

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Tue, 03 May 2016 00:30:03 -0400