gitr52639 wrote:Speaking of filthy rich....I do miss those afternoons when I would stop by to listen to a couple of early bird guitarists who would stake out a vantage point in Grand Central Railroad station, New York City, and play classical music for commuters who didn't mind stopping to hear a good tune. They often showed their appreciation by placing dollar bills in the open guitar cases. That was sometime ago. If those artists are still at it, I'm sure they are doing OK, even if they are not rich. So hear this guitarists..... if times do get really rough, forget your pride and let your talents be heard in public. You just might get discovered by some filthy rich passerby who appreciates your musical talents.
Did you hear about this amazing (and saddening) story? http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/bell.asp
One of the world's greatest violinists went undercover as a busker in the subway, and the only people who were even willing to stop and listen to his marvelous playing were children! I think this says something very poignant about us as a culture...even extreme beauty is overlooked when there is a schedule to be met or a train to be caught!