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Busking With Bauls and Bards

by Chai Is the Warmest Beverage
…gather ’round… TRAVELING PERFORMERS ON FILM Tightrope (Nuria Ibáñez, 2009) This is a synthesis of two excellent lists, Kenji’s On the Road and Rohit Apte’s Life Is a Stage…, both of which I borrowed from shamelessly. Highway (Sergei Dvortsevoy, 1999) if you were an alley violinist and they threw you money from three windows and the first note contained a nickel and said: when you play, we dance and sing, signed a very poor family and the second one contained a dime and said: i like your playing very much, signed a sick old lady and the last one contained a dollar and said: beat it, would you: stand there and play? beat it? walk away… Read more

…gather ’round…

TRAVELING PERFORMERS ON FILM


Tightrope (Nuria Ibáñez, 2009)

This is a synthesis of two excellent lists, Kenji’s On the Road and Rohit Apte’s Life Is a Stage…, both of which I borrowed from shamelessly.


Highway (Sergei Dvortsevoy, 1999)

if you were an alley violinist

and they threw you money
from three windows

and the first note contained
a nickel and said:
when you play, we dance and
sing, signed
a very poor family

and the second one contained
a dime and said:
i like your playing very much,
signed
a sick old lady

and the last one contained
a dollar and said:
beat it,

would you:

stand there and play?

beat it?

walk away playing your fiddle

- Robert Lax, Alley Violinist


Yellow Sheep River (Liu Soung, 2009)

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