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Thursday, March 04, 2004

The next Ringo

Tube tub thumping

I would have loved to see this busker get on the tube. It's the first time I have ever seen somebody busk with a drum kit.

He was trying to do lots of clever juggling with his sticks which he almost carried off although I managed to catch him ....well not catching.

Tube tub thumping busker at Piccadilly Circus


Still good luck to him though, he had a little collection of CD's which he was selling at seven quid a pop.

About the only interesting tube thing in yesterday's
The Londoner (with the exception of what might had led to the derailment in Camden - "The Camden Town derailment was the result of a very rare combination of factors, including a design weakness in the set of points at which it happened, according to a London Underground report.") was a feature on our new licensed buskers. The impression the article gives is that the licensed buskers are probably all on nice little earners and doing lots of weddings and family functions:

"Angelina Kalahari is one of more than 400 licensed buskers. Classically trained, she sings arias and classical songs three times a week in two-hour slots.
'I started busking as soon as it became legal, and this is how I make my living, ' she says. 'People are always taking my business cards because I also do parties, weddings and corporate functions.' "

Well, maybe the opera singing ones are, but I don't think tub thumping matey boy this evening will be doing too many weddings.


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