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Forum: Rex Boyd 05-14-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,796
Posted By Rex Boyd
When to stop and when to go on.... It should...

When to stop and when to go on....

It should mostly be about your mood. Are you having a good time or not? Would you just like to practice some routines and are not really bothered about how big...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 10-17-10, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rex Boyd
Band playing iPhones on the train

I think it's more of a promo than actually being a busking group, but definitely worth having a look at the live music you can make on an iphone.

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Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 04-26-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,977
Posted By Rex Boyd
Sign spinning

After watching the video for the song "One day like this" by Elbow I was curious about the sign spinning guy in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQIdXKz4sE8

Then I found this news clip about...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 11-03-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rex Boyd
I've not done anything at the White House but...

I've not done anything at the White House but here is a promo photo taken at Buckingham Palace. I managed about 15 minutes before the police showed up and asked me to move on while holding back a...
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 09-30-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,881
Posted By Rex Boyd
Quite right Steven, "an ongoing struggle" for us...

Quite right Steven, "an ongoing struggle" for us all.
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 09-30-09, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,881
Posted By Rex Boyd
Using juggling or magic or whatever other...

Using juggling or magic or whatever other established routines are out there is an easy trap to fall into because it works well to get you started in an interaction with the audience, especially on...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 09-22-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By Rex Boyd
Haven't been in St. Louis since about 1996 but I...

Haven't been in St. Louis since about 1996 but I bet you can still work the 4th of July festival down by the arch and in the area of clubs and bars just to the north of the arch. It's a massively big...
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 09-22-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,378
Posted By Rex Boyd
Radio Program about "The School of Busking" with Gazzo and Mario

Radio 4 has just broadcast a 30 minute program about street performing that was put together during "The School of Busking" seminar in Cardiff last June. The program features school organizer Mario...
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 09-03-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,239
Posted By Rex Boyd
Well yes actually. And I'm still married to her...

Well yes actually. And I'm still married to her 17 years later. Never did it in the graveyard though.
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 09-03-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,013
Posted By Rex Boyd
Glad to hear that somebody is still working the...

Glad to hear that somebody is still working the streets in KC. I had some good summers on the Plaza and in Westport back in the mid '80's. I also did a show once in the City Market but when I threw...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 07-27-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,789
Posted By Rex Boyd
I got my copy through the post just fine....

I got my copy through the post just fine. Definitely glad to have my own copy to keep as a time capsule memento for one day when I'm old and doddery with the grandkids sitting on my knee, telling...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 07-14-09, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,669
Posted By Rex Boyd
I could definitely make use of some circuit board...

I could definitely make use of some circuit board lessons someday. Well done for a bit of ingenuity and resourcefulness.

You reminded me of when I was in ex-Soviet Georgia just after the fall of...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 06-24-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,365
Posted By Rex Boyd
Hi Mario, I've had a Samson Airline for a...

Hi Mario,

I've had a Samson Airline for a couple of years and I think it's awesome. I need to be able to take it off or put it back on quickly for switching over from handheld mike to the headset...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 06-11-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,682
Posted By Rex Boyd
Here are some ideas to start off with: 1)...

Here are some ideas to start off with:

1) What makes street performing different and/or better than indoor performing? Can you give any examples of specific shows where special moments occurred by...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-11-09, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rex Boyd
Rollerblading pensioner Geoff Dornan charged with...

Rollerblading pensioner Geoff Dornan charged with rollerskating dangerously in a public place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCWWX7HkJ4I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suCUpAzXexY

...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 06-11-09, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,242
Posted By Rex Boyd
I did a university tour years ago with a show...

I did a university tour years ago with a show called "We Can Make You Laugh". We would always try to arrive on campus in time to do a bit of promotion in the cafeteria at lunch time to encourage the...
Forum: Rex Boyd 06-09-09, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,563
Posted By Rex Boyd
Hi Robert I've never heard of that book but I'm...

Hi Robert
I've never heard of that book but I'm going to do some asking around now that you've brought it up. I'd like to know about it as well. In the meantime I've been looking at Wikipedia and...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-04-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,789
Posted By Rex Boyd
I'm on Chad's mailing list from the website for...

I'm on Chad's mailing list from the website for his movie. He's just announced that he's now selling DVD's of the movie from his site:

http://www.buskersmovie.com

I can hardly wait to see it. I...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-04-09, 04:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,789
Posted By Rex Boyd
I'm getting Chad's movie for my birthday I hope. ...

I'm getting Chad's movie for my birthday I hope.

In the meantime I've been enjoying this vintage clip of the Butterfly Man. I'm pretty sure that this same clip was one of the first juggling...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 05-19-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,799
Posted By Rex Boyd
very impressive stuff

very impressive stuff
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 05-19-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,803
Posted By Rex Boyd
Playing for Change - world-wide street music project

I heard about this collaboration on the Bob Harris program on Radio 2. It's a world-wide project using street musicians who have been recorded live on the street and edited together for some really...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 05-06-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,242
Posted By Rex Boyd
I'm hoping to see La Clique before the end of...

I'm hoping to see La Clique before the end of their current run which I think goes into June. They are in a superb venue in the centre of London and doing extremely well from what I can tell. They've...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 04-25-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,815
Posted By Rex Boyd
Grey-haired jugglers from Covent Garden on Television

This week on the Graham Norton chat show on BBC2 they had a woman who placed a lonely-hearts type add in the paper looking for a grey-haired juggler from Covent Garden. Watch this clip to see what...
Forum: Rex Boyd 04-14-09, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,563
Posted By Rex Boyd
I haven't lived in London for the past 10 years...

I haven't lived in London for the past 10 years so I'm not really up-to-date with the scene enough to write a new article. Surprisingly though whenever I speak to any of the performers down there...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 02-25-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,871
Posted By Rex Boyd
Windsor also reminded me of a book that he...

Windsor also reminded me of a book that he actually has read. It's by Hung Le from Melbourne ( former member of the Como String Quartet.)

Hung's book is called "The Yellow Peril from Sin City"...
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