Wednesday, May 9, 2007

street music

The guy on the left is playing a washboard - they drew a good size crowd with this music. Very interesting sound.
I was thinking this would be a good future 'theme day' - I think most cities have someone playing music somewhere, don't they?!

6 comments:

Dan said...

I love street performers. Unfortunately, I have to go to downtown Denver to see one, usually.

Kate said...

I, too, love street and subway performers. Have you heard about the experience of Joshua Bell, a classical violinist whom I have heard often with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra? Recently he play anonymously in the DC suburb and earned a grand total of $39.00. Guess I'll pay more attention to the performers from now on!
From the Washington post:
"Monday, April 9, 2007 1 p.m. ET
Post Magazine: Too Busy to Stop and Hear the Music
Can one of the nation's greatest musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Gene Weingarten set out to discover if violinist Josh Bell -- and his Stradivarius -- could stop busy commuters in their tracks."

Curly said...

You are right, of course Chris, but you can guarantee they won't be around when we have a theme day!

jb said...

Here's the WP link to the article and the video.
So reminscent of Joni Mitchell's "For free"

Chris in Madison said...

Thank you, JB, for posting the link to the Joshua Bell story. I wrote back to Kate that ever since reading that I've been really conscious about stopping with my kids when we're out & about to listen to music when we come across it. The article said every single child who stopped to listen to Joshua Bell was pulled along by their parents!

Anonymous said...

who are they?