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Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 08-28-12, 12:18 PM
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Posted By GlassHarper
As of Oct. 31 FMC apparently has control of...

As of Oct. 31 FMC apparently has control of everything in and around J. Sq. I continue to. See I unamplified musical acts there.
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-05-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,953
Posted By GlassHarper
David -- Several years ago NPR sent a reporter...

David -- Several years ago NPR sent a reporter from Austin to shadow me for an entire day at my pitch on Jackson Square in New Orleans. He edited all of that tape down to a five-minute piece that...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-05-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By GlassHarper
What keeps me going?

Tourists who seek me out to tell me how much they've enjoyed my show (sometimes ten years later). Kids with obvious musical skills who get wide-eyed when they draw a note out of my low "A" goblet....
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 06-05-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,753
Posted By GlassHarper
New Orleans

The French Market Corporation (quasi-public for-profit institution) has "soto voce" taken control of almost every available pitch. They require a license (free from the FMC main office on North...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 04-11-12, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By GlassHarper
Jim, thanks again for your invaluable...

Jim, thanks again for your invaluable contribution to the art and science of busking. The p.net site was crucial to my development as a street performer. When all seemed bleak and incomprehensible I...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 02-27-12, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,451
Posted By GlassHarper
I started out busking at a weekly farm market in...

I started out busking at a weekly farm market in a bank parking lot on Salina Street back in the '90's. They were always able to find a pitch for me and I appreciated it even though the hats were...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 01-27-12, 04:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,260
Posted By GlassHarper
"Rulesw for N.O. street performing

... Is there any rule now about having a license to play music in NOLA . If I make it I only plan to be there a couple weeks.[/QUOTE]

So far no specifics. We are actively fighting a new "noise"...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 01-19-12, 03:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,260
Posted By GlassHarper
[QUOTE=jeep caillouet;59691]"I built the ultimate...

[QUOTE=jeep caillouet;59691]"I built the ultimate human jukebox last year...."
Holly s***, Jeep, I can't wait to see it. You've been talking about it for some time and I had no idea it was going to...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 01-16-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,260
Posted By GlassHarper
Who taught me?

Sorry to be so late on this response, but I've been off line (in several senses) for well over a year.

Reading thru this extensive list of mentors I find a number of folks who have inspired me,...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 01-16-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By GlassHarper
The only person I've known who actually went to...

The only person I've known who actually went to the hassle of getting a fire permit for the street was Dr. Eric VonKnownothing. He was successful and probably only used it once. I do believe the only...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 02-09-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,058
Posted By GlassHarper
It appears the "Task Force" has backed off it's...

It appears the "Task Force" has backed off it's demand that musicians get a license. I suspect they were reminded by counsel that this would be seen as an infringement on our First Amendment rights,...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 02-07-11, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,058
Posted By GlassHarper
Angry Performer Hassles in New Orleans

This is a slightly edited e-mail sent out by Roselyn Lionhart, a politically active long-time street entertainer (with her husband David). This is the first volley in a sea-change battle that may...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 01-07-11, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By GlassHarper
Look forward to seeing you, Dallas!

Look forward to seeing you, Dallas!
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 01-06-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By GlassHarper
A primer on the French Quarter

Actually the one in Mobile may be more famous in the South, it was, allegedly, the first one over a hundred years ago.

To answer your question will require a great deal more information. What is...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 01-05-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By GlassHarper
Mardi Gras in Mobile, Ala? Cajun Mardi Gras in...

Mardi Gras in Mobile, Ala? Cajun Mardi Gras in Lafayettte? Mardi Gras in Rio? Faux Mardi Gras in Cambridge? There's so many -- you've got to be more specific!
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 11-22-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,325
Posted By GlassHarper
Jeep's Juke Joint

Allright Jeep -- always forging ahead!
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 04-12-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,477
Posted By GlassHarper
Clown Still here!

Yeah, Jeep, I'm still in N.O. and (at least during this gorgeous spring we're having) happy as a clam in unpolluted water.

I keep telling myself I should visit you folks, but the several...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 04-03-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,477
Posted By GlassHarper
Drunk lady won't stop talking. Usually if I can...

Drunk lady won't stop talking. Usually if I can get a disrupter to try to learn the "trick" of playing the glass harmonica they shut up. This one didn't. Finally she asked "should I use one finger or...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 04-03-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,503
Posted By GlassHarper
NOLA

Hey, Dr. E -- Nola was cold and crummy for most of the winter, but spring has finally arrived. Lots and lots of punk kids in town (some of them VERY good musicians) and lots and lots of magicians...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 09-30-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,314
Posted By GlassHarper
Lightbulb Regulation of street performance: the best compilation of info yet.

Community Arts Advocates of Jamaica Plains, MA, was founded years ago by Stephan Baird, a chemical engineer and street performer in Boston, Cambridge and points East, West, North and South.

When...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 08-27-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,726
Posted By GlassHarper
Ass Free Speech?

"Free Speech" isn't free if you have to pay for it!
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 06-21-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,754
Posted By GlassHarper
1) Do you travel or do you stick to one pitch? ...

1) Do you travel or do you stick to one pitch?
2) Do you book festivals &etc. ahead of time, or do you just show up and set up?
3) How has your show evolved over time?
4) Who are your heroes, from...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 01-15-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,554
Posted By GlassHarper
Frozen NOLA

Hey, Dallas --

Sorry you didn't give me a shout-out when you passed thru NOLA. Its been (and will continue to be for the immediate future) to dmnd cold here for the Glassharper to hit the street...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 09-03-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,679
Posted By GlassHarper
Double Hatting

I have one empty goblet on my instrument seeded with a five dollar bill and a bucket on the ground with a bill glued inside. When someone hesitates, wondering where to put the tip I say, in stage...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 08-05-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,504
Posted By GlassHarper
Thumbs Up Lower hats?

I've been busking for about 18 years now. When I first started out my hats were light and mainly pocket change. As I began to figure out how to entertain folks on the street (with the help of...
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