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Rick Fielding Most lucrative songs for busking? (62* d) RE: Most lucrative songs for busking? 18 May 03


Well, I never "oozed sexuality", but I DO like to talk to people, and one incredibly valuable lesson I learned (long after I should have) was to NEVER wear sunglasses.

My experience was that the song was much less important than the "vibe" you put out.

Anecdote:

One day I reached into the pocket of a rather over the top fringed jacket that I used to own. I found a piece of paper that said "PLEASE phone....with a number. I thought "I wonder what or when this was from" and called the number. A guy answered and seemed quite surprised and as much in the dark as I was. I explained it was Rick the musician calling, and I had no idea why I had his number. He then enthusiastically asked if I "had long blonde hair and busked at Bloor and Yonge"? I realized the mistake. I had leant my coat to my "long blonde haired busker" friend Mark. Hmmmmmmmmm, I said, "I think YOU think you're talking to someone twenty years younger and fifty pounds lighter"! His dejection was palpable!

Cheers

Rick


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