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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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frankwilk
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Posted - 01/07/2011 : 20:57
Busking is a problem, it serves no useful purpose only for the Busker to collect ( beg ) money from the public. It also causes blocked pavements, In the Underground it is an offence I believe.
Why would anyone busk it's bizarre.



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belle
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Posted - 01/07/2011 : 21:30
What a shame you don't like music Frank...living in Harrogate, and visiting York from time to time Buskers are part of the scenery, just as they are in Edinburgh. i know many people get as much pleasure out of them as I do myself, and I think it is lovely that talented people are prepared to share their musical gift in this way. Here, many are competant musicians or school students off to music college, they just want augment their savings, and enjoy performing to boot. I hope there will always be buskers, and pavement artists in the world, any street performer can brighten up a dreary day.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 01/07/2011 : 21:58
You need to listen to the guy who plays the pipes in Union Street he is out of tune and it can only be described as bloody awful. Why should people have to put up with it, when going about their shopping etc ??
I do like music I pay to go to Concerts, because I decide what I want to listen to and then pay to listen. Or I turn on the radio, or turn it off if I don't like what they are playing, you can't do that with buskers !!!!
It's your choice to listen to and pay buskers it's not mine.



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belle
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Posted - 01/07/2011 : 23:02
I listened to the piper in Edinburgh ..in fact when i lived in the locality there was nothing I liked better than to go to the pipe band competition in Princes st garden on the last sunday of the festival, bands from all over the world, practising and competeing and often playng over each other in different parts of the gaden.. are you a Scot Frank?


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Stanley
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Posted - 02/07/2011 : 05:03
Simpsons at Bancrofts baled three meadows yesterday. Old fashioned hay'making is alive and well on at least one farm in Barlick. Nice hay as well but the crop is a bit light in the two remaing meadows.


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Posted - 02/07/2011 : 08:02
I like buskers and I believe they continue a centuries old tradition. Very eclectic mix in Manchester around St Ann's Square and Market St. My two favourites are a guy in the square who plays a lot of Neil Young and a couyple of African drummers who play at the other side of M&S - the souynds and rythms they create are wonderful. Nolic


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Bodger
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Posted - 02/07/2011 : 09:28
Maybe it should be in the other thread, but where does the word "busker" come from ?


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Bradders
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Posted - 02/07/2011 : 23:53


quote:
frankwilk wrote:
Busking is a problem, it serves no useful purpose only for the Busker to collect ( beg ) money from the public. It also causes blocked pavements, In the Underground it is an offence I believe.
Why would anyone busk it's bizarre.
Another comment that "beggars" belief ....

Followed later by a complaint that a piper plays "out of tune "......

Poor Pugwash is tormented at every turn...eh .

(.....reminds me of that city woman who moved to the country  and "went to law"  about the smell ..,,,,.cows wasn't  it ?)

PS Noticed I haven't had an apology about being described as a beggar and "simple " yet....

And I think Stanley's waiting for one too .

 


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Bradders
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Posted - 03/07/2011 : 00:49
By the way .... This week I helped to raise some money for the Awareness of Myeloma Campaign....

And Thankyou Colin ,for pointing out that Buskng is an ancient  tradition....

I was a Morris Dancer and Musician for many years in the Thames Valley and Derbyshire ,before returning to my interest in The Blues.

I have no fear of offering my music to the public , for a fee or a donation.....but I will NOT  be called a beggar.

Look at this Frank......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_performance


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belle
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Posted - 03/07/2011 : 01:00
I suppose if you have no ear for music you may come to the conclusion buskers are begging but it's a very narrow viwpoint that I don't think many would share. I once castigated a socialist/communist friend of mine for saying the Tories always cut money to the Arts because they didn't have the ability to appreciate them! I am now thinking there may be some truth in this.


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Bradders
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Posted - 03/07/2011 : 01:40
Lord Eyewash of Grumpianshire  is a prime example ........eh !


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Stanley
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Posted - 03/07/2011 : 05:13
Three meadows baled at Simpsons and the other two meadows felled. Thin crop but they will have enough hay for winter. They could bale the remainder late today as it is thin and will dry quickly, if not, certainly tomorrow.

I was once ten minutes late for a meeting at the Science Museum because I stopped to listen to a violinist in the subway from the Tube station to Exhibition Road. Brilliant! Next best I think were the didgeridoo players in Perth. I sat and listened to them while I smoked my pipe. Lovely stuff but of course they reckon there's some Aborigine in the family way back. Don't know whether it's true but the music always sends shivers up my spine. (Seel out Yotu Yindi)


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Posted - 03/07/2011 : 11:24
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Bradders wrote:
(.....reminds me of that city woman who moved to the country  and "went to law"  about the smell ..,,,,.cows wasn't  it ?)
Thank you Bradders for giving me another opportunity to relate this story. I'll never forget it. I think you are referring to the wife of the man who owned the UK BMW franchise and also raced the cars, Frank Sytner. He and his good lady moved to a house in the country in the 1990s and promptly took the local farmer to court because his cows messed up the country lane with their dung. While in court giving evidence she said the cows made a lot of noise. The judge (bless him) said something like "Madam, cows are animals, they do make noises". The story stays with me because we regularly get people like them here. They buy a house right next door to a farmyard and then start proceedings to get the farm to clean up and make less noise (or next to the church then want the bells silenced). What makes it even worse is that these people often make more and louder noise than the cows when using their ride-on mowers for hours on end to mow their acres of manicured `orchard' or `meadow'.


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Bradders
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Posted - 03/07/2011 : 13:37
Ah ,yes.......Mrs Sytner !

I wonder if she likes bagpipes ......


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Bodger
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Posted - 03/07/2011 : 15:03
The topic is developing well, i was born and reared next door to a farm and i find the smells, sounds, and sights quite comforting, but my wife born in a town detests the smell of spreading manure, silage etc. we have donkeys, chickens roosters, dogs & cats , when we moved here the nearest neighbours were in the grave yard, now during the "Celtic Tiger" houses were built and people from the city moved in, so far no complaints, but light mornings do get the cocks crowing, i don't hear them but apparently the neighbours do !


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