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(Metro)   Apparently busking is now a religion   (metro.co.uk) divider line 38
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2014-03-27 08:20:19 PM  
Everything is a religion now.
 
2014-03-27 08:33:26 PM  
Is is a religion that doesn't believe in going to see doctors?

If it is, I can see it taking off at light speed in the corporate world.
 
2014-03-27 09:43:41 PM  
Just don't try to lay no boogie-woogie on the King of rock and roll
 
2014-03-27 10:29:02 PM  
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Burn in hell, Dumb-dums!
 
2014-03-27 10:45:45 PM  
They can shove that right in their kazoo's...
 
2014-03-27 10:46:22 PM  
Amen.

You may now shuck and jive.
 
2014-03-27 10:46:29 PM  
Kazoo is some girl's porn name on 4chan
 
2014-03-27 10:50:08 PM  
The same thing worked for Hobby Lobby.
 
2014-03-27 10:51:22 PM  

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Burn in hell, Dumb-dums!


Gazoo, sir. Gazoo...
 
2014-03-27 10:58:26 PM  
Boy, that's going to put the mendicant orders' noses out of joint. Don't be surprised if you see Buddhist monks ganging up on mimes and Franciscan friars attacking unicyclists. The Salvation Army may have to be called in.
 
2014-03-27 10:59:23 PM  
I'm sure Jesus would prefer these guys to.the superchurches.
 
2014-03-27 11:02:58 PM  
That's me in the corner....
 
2014-03-27 11:04:04 PM  
Busker must be one of those charming british words, like lorry and chav.
 
2014-03-27 11:45:40 PM  
FSM is not impressed.
 
2014-03-27 11:48:17 PM  
Will they sometimes stop and show me what she bought?
 
2014-03-27 11:51:35 PM  
And lo did some receive just reward for their hymns so holy. And others did receive the same that they should cease their worshipping.
 
2014-03-27 11:52:02 PM  
I'm all in favour of anything with a sub-plot of Lets Point Out How Silly Religions Are
 
2014-03-27 11:54:21 PM  
Were Dave Gilmour and Syd Barrett there, too?
 
2014-03-28 12:29:43 AM  

2chris2: Busker must be one of those charming british words, like lorry and chav.


We used to have a Busker Festival every year here in Denver. So no.
 
2014-03-28 12:30:55 AM  
This is why I carry a taser.
 
2014-03-28 12:43:33 AM  

2chris2: Busker must be one of those charming british words, like lorry and chav.


No, it's used all the time by street musicians.  The harmonica site I belong to even has a 'Busker's Corner' for videos of busking, and the site is run out of Mississippi... although, now that you mention it, it might have been one of the Aussie's who started the thread, but busking definitely is a word used by American street musicians too.

Rhaab: 2chris2: Busker must be one of those charming british words, like lorry and chav.

We used to have a Busker Festival every year here in Denver. So no.


I know a blues harp player in Denver.
 
2014-03-28 12:56:15 AM  
This is silly, I like this.
 
2014-03-28 01:21:57 AM  
 
2014-03-28 01:26:05 AM  
If they're going to go through all the trouble of incorporating and getting registered/verified as a religion, I say let 'em have it on this one; it's not worth the city's effort to shut them down if they're legitimately staying in the spaces reserved for soap-box preachers.

HoratioGates: I know a blues harp player in Denver.


The bloody hell is a blues harp?

*wikipedia'd* Oh, a ten-draw diatonic harmonica.

You know, that's quite literally the most common harmonica type in the world, you could have just said "harmonica" without any loss of detail there.
 
2014-03-28 01:40:23 AM  
Came for the Great Gazoo, leaving satisfied.

Jim_Callahan: If they're going to go through all the trouble of incorporating and getting registered/verified as a religion, I say let 'em have it on this one; it's not worth the city's effort to shut them down if they're legitimately staying in the spaces reserved for soap-box preachers.

HoratioGates: I know a blues harp player in Denver.

The bloody hell is a blues harp?

*wikipedia'd* Oh, a ten-draw diatonic harmonica.

You know, that's quite literally the most common harmonica type in the world, you could have just said "harmonica" without any loss of detail there.


Actually a fairly common name for a harmonica.

/blues harp player
 
2014-03-28 02:21:16 AM  
Evidently, selling craft supplies and picture frames is a religion.
 
2014-03-28 02:29:12 AM  

Mors: Is is a religion that doesn't believe in going to see doctors?

If it is, I can see it taking off at light speed in the corporate world.


Doctors are unnecessary. The Great Kazoo provides.
 
2014-03-28 02:45:56 AM  
This is getting amusing.
Why not incorporate all clubs as such?

I mean, we already have the church of the Fonz.
 
2014-03-28 04:29:35 AM  
"You got a Benz, I got a Buskett"
"A buskett? Gimme the buskett"
"Naw, gimme a dollar"
"This is $1,000. Put the bottle in the buskett, put the rag in the buskett and gimme the buskett. Get a hotel room, get a suit, get off the sauce and get a job."
"God bless you man!"
"I catch you out here with a buskett again I'm gonna shoot you in the farking head"

/from memory so it might be a little off
 
2014-03-28 05:20:16 AM  
Seems as legitimate as the rest of them.  All hail the Kazoo.
 
2014-03-28 05:42:31 AM  

HoratioGates: I know a blues harp player in Denver.

Jim_Callahan: You know, that's quite literally the most common harmonica type in the world, you could have just said "harmonica" without any loss of detail there.

JonnyBGoode: Actually a fairly common name for a harmonica.

A fairly common name used by people effecting pseudo-folksiness. These people also tend to use the words 'critter' or 'contraption' or 'rascal'. These terms are best avoided altogether unless you're stuck in a community college creative writing course, and the class instructor is not really talented.


Or perhaps, if you're a city-slicker with a master's degree who's now married to the daughter of a small-town newspaper editor, and everyone thinks you would do an excellent job writing a weekly column about your amusing fish-out-of-water experiences of having to contend with the antics of the local rascals who punctuate your dreary existence of being a city-slicker with a master's degree who's now married to the daughter of a small-town newspaper editor, and you drink a lot more now that you did in the big city, and critter critter rascal critter this shiat writes itself.

 
2014-03-28 05:57:19 AM  

letrole: HoratioGates: I know a blues harp player in Denver.
Jim_Callahan: You know, that's quite literally the most common harmonica type in the world, you could have just said "harmonica" without any loss of detail there.
JonnyBGoode: Actually a fairly common name for a harmonica.A fairly common name used by people effecting pseudo-folksiness. These people also tend to use the words 'critter' or 'contraption' or 'rascal'. These terms are best avoided altogether unless you're stuck in a community college creative writing course, and the class instructor is not really talented.
Or perhaps, if you're a city-slicker with a master's degree who's now married to the daughter of a small-town newspaper editor, and everyone thinks you would do an excellent job writing a weekly column about your amusing fish-out-of-water experiences of having to contend with the antics of the local rascals who punctuate your dreary existence of being a city-slicker with a master's degree who's now married to the daughter of a small-town newspaper editor, and you drink a lot more now that you did in the big city, and critter critter rascal critter this shiat writes itself.


Actually, a blues musician. Also a vocalist and play keyboards, trumpet, and am working on Appalachian dulcimer and mandolin. And the words "rascal", "critter" and "contraption" are not in my general diction; my expression tends to be less rustic and more erudite. Apparently you have some disaffection with musicians who have a larger vocabulary than what you are generally accustomed to. My condolences on your provincialism.

/also not a city-slicker with a master's degree
 
2014-03-28 06:25:07 AM  
That's really farking stupid
 
2014-03-28 07:31:02 AM  

abhorrent1: That's really farking stupid


No, it's resourceful. Out on the streets you need to do that. It's a hard life being a busker. I've got a day job but I still pull shifts at it. It's work. You're lucky if the cops are sympathetic to you. It helps if you don't suck and are respectful. Don't do hard rock and metal for kids and old ladies. Don't be loud in front of a fine dining establishment. Also, tune, don't look homeless, and for fark's sake don't beg. Stand up and be proud. Sing and play like you mean it. It should be damned indistinguisable from worship if you're doing it right.
 
2014-03-28 08:18:53 AM  
*blink* Is Le Surname really trolling a busking thread over harmonica terminology, or am I just having a stroke?

/Blues harp playing is learned behavior...
 
2014-03-28 08:58:58 AM  
The more we abuse the laws enabling religion, the better.
 
2014-03-28 03:10:13 PM  
JonnyBGoode, got anything up on the web?  Always looking to find something good to listen to.  (That goes for any of you other buskers and or bluesmen (or women) in the thread too, I have a pretty eclectic ear.)
 
2014-03-28 03:25:06 PM  

JonnyBGoode: Apparently you have some disaffection with musicians who have a larger vocabulary than what you are generally accustomed to.

Not really. I recently found a musician who provided immense satisfaction.

 
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