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Oct 4, 2021 - 2:30:57 PM

Jimhand

USA

137 posts since 4/6/2012

Cool dude!??????

Oct 4, 2021 - 2:32:56 PM
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9468 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by Jimhand

Cool dude!??????


Yes. Cool.. This man had a super positive outlook on every aspect of life.. Not only did I admire him as a busker, I admired him as a person......Cool Dude!!

Oct 4, 2021 - 3:22:35 PM
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doryman

USA

223 posts since 2/10/2020

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Originally posted by TuneWeaver

Jesse Slokum, one of our local buskers recently died of natural causes.. He was his own man and a great busker who I admired a lot.. and a NICE GUY..!! Here is a nice video about him. Hope you like it.  His comments  reflect my own thoughts...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BXjfranpL8


Sorry for your loss, Lee. 

Oct 6, 2021 - 2:54:55 PM
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9468 posts since 3/19/2009

While busking today, I met a guy who had on a Rabbit Hash hat!! I asked about Rabbit Hash.. I came up with This likely story about Harry Hare's origins:
Harry Hare and me, Lee, have been partners for a long time..People ask where Harry came from...
Harry Hare's family hails from a little place called Rabbit Hash, Kentucky which is along the Ohio River. The family records, going back generations, were lost in the flood of 1937, but Harry's family survived by eating corn and dandelions....Harry had a happy life playing on the river banks with his child owner ...The child loved him but eventually that child grew up and left Harry in a closet..for years.. One day, he was found and taken to a Goodwill store with the hopes that he'd find a good home...Harry was 'rescued' by me from the stuffed animal shelf at the Goodwill store. When he was rescued it wasn't known that he could play a fiddle. I thought that he could just sit by me while I was Busking ( Busking=Sidewalk musician).. However, when he heard me playing my fiddle he perked right up and started waving his arms..Turns out that he and I know all of the same fiddle tunes. It is like a miracle... We are a perfect match..Harry now has a happy home and eats carrots daily......
By the way, Rabbit Hash got its name because after the big flood, all of the rabbits went to high ground where the Human survivors were.. Rabbits gave their lives so the humans could eat rabbit 'hash' to survive.  Hence, the name.    It was a noble thing that those rabbits did.. Ya can't make this up!...
Some of you readers may have more info about Rabbit Hash..Let me know if I need to augment this True story with Alternative  Facts..

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 10/06/2021 15:03:38

Oct 6, 2021 - 3:27:52 PM
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DougD

USA

10329 posts since 12/2/2007

I believe Rabbit Hash is located in the next county to none other than Groundhog Peggy. Little furry animals seem to rule up there (especially since the mayors of Rabbit Hash are traditionally dogs).

Oct 6, 2021 - 3:29:58 PM

9468 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by DougD

I believe Rabbit Hash is located in the next county to none other than Groundhog Peggy. Little furry animals seem to rule up there (especially since the mayors of Rabbit Hash are traditionally dogs).


Yes, I've heard about the Dog mayors... Funny.. Hopefully GHP will chime in.. When the guy was telling me about the place I was all ears.. of course, so was Harry..It was like Old home day to him!!!

Oct 7, 2021 - 12:28:21 PM
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9468 posts since 3/19/2009

Five year old Max, aspiring puppeteer and banjo player, asked his mother if she and he could go downtown busking. She said, 'ok', so she loaded the instrument and puppet into their car. Max said, "I thought we were going busking. Why are we taking the car instead of the bus?"
Kids!!! You can't get ahead of them.. This made me laugh..
So, buskers are bus riders.. I learn something every day from kids..

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 10/07/2021 12:54:46

Oct 27, 2021 - 1:06:04 PM
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9468 posts since 3/19/2009

After busking today I had a strong URGE to have a beer before going home.. As I walked through the restaurant (the one that I busk in front of regularly) to get to the bar in the back, the waitress stopped me..She informed me that her and her friend had been having trouble deciding what to dress as for Halloween.. Today, she said they decided to dress as ME and Harry Hare!!! I had to laugh.. Either we are scary or funny...or both..A couple of cardboard fiddles, some fake rabbit ears and string.. Ready to go trick-or-treating.


SO.. I sat at the bar having a beer and struck up a conversation with the man and his wife who sat next to me.. Lo and behold.. we had been neighbors a full 44 years earlier.. We hadn't crossed paths since.. It was a wonderful experience to chat with them after such a long time. I love the things that busking brings into my life.

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 10/27/2021 13:09:59

Nov 6, 2021 - 3:28:27 PM
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9468 posts since 3/19/2009

It is not all about making a buck.. Today, my friend Larry, went to Nashville, Indiana and made a 'killing' busking.. Goody for him.. he works hard.. I couldn't go but chose to stay in town and busk with a visiting niece. We made $12 after busking an hour.. We had a lot of fun.. Sure, I could have made a lot more in another town but family comes first... The time I spent with my niece busking is priceless.

Nov 6, 2021 - 5:28:28 PM

5486 posts since 9/26/2008

Good for Larry smiley good for you smiley

Nov 7, 2021 - 3:12:48 PM
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9468 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by ChickenMan

Good for Larry smiley good for you smiley


We made up for it today.. Won't post the amount but busking proceeds today were a lifetime record amount... I may buy Harry  (and Larry) lunch soon.... I've gone out busking 230 times so far this year.. Am I addicted?  Could it be FUN?  Only a busker would understand!!  

Nov 12, 2021 - 2:50:06 PM

9468 posts since 3/19/2009

By the end of next week my busking season will be OVER... What Will I do?? I think I'll take my Tips and invest in the homeless and save the world.. then, travel to every country in the world ..after which I'll eat Hot Dogs (on warmed buns) in every state of the Union...Who is IN with me? Ready for some road/air trips? I'll pay.........for ............your coffee on the first day.smiley  

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