Crazy Boy Towed by Motor Bike

Crazy Boy Towed by Motor Bike

The Dare Devil in this video must remain anonymous. Not even the licence plate on the scooter can be revealed in this video due to the many infractions of law as the governments feels it must protect us all from ourselves. This young dare-devil will not be deterred.

But what about safety?

The best part about being a Young Daredevil…

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Top Street Culture News Stories for 2014

Top Street Culture News Stories for 2014

Top Street Culture News for 2014

Top Street Culture stories worldwide   —
Street I Am picks from USA, China, UK, Russia more  –

Street I am picks important top street culture news items that shaped the horizon of street culture and entertainment on the planet.

Culture Clash of government of the people vs government of rulers
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Important top street culture…

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STREET ENTERTAINMENT TV; Hollywood

STREET ENTERTAINMENT TV; Hollywood

Street Entertainment TV Begins  –
Look for live broadcasts every week  –

Street Entertainment TV is going live on street I Am every week on the streets of Southern California to bring you a daily dose of the amazing talent on the streets of LA LA Land. street Entertainment TV will not rest untill we have found every talented street performeran d broadcast them live as they are performing, for…

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Auckland; Trouble in a Street Performer Paradise?

What is paradise for street performers?

Well as with everything else in this world there is no perfect paradise but for street performers, New Zealand comes very close. Both New Zealand and Australia have a ton of busking festivals and competitions all the time. Kids 14 and over sometimes younger can be found in New Zealand out busking on the weekends and it is not looked down on in as great a numbers as other places in this world. A good busker is more often encouraged and appreciated in New Zealand than looked down upon.

MWSellwood MWSellwood is a multi talented Featured Videographer for Street I Am, an established guitar busker in Auckland and has been documenting the talent on the streets there and elsewhere for a while. As you will hear in this video the talent in Auckland is substantial.

So what’s up with Auckland?. The New Zealand Herald reports today that the City is deciding whether or not to limit busking and increase the fines for infractions. Now MK Sellwood is leading a discussion in Auckland to revisit the busking law and create a more socially optimized solution.

There is a general appreciation of Street Artists in Auckland. There is no permit fee for talent exhibition on the street. When complaints are raised with the authorities they are usually very reluctant to issue more than a warning and seem to use highly admirable discretion in presenting citations. Another positive is, if someone complains about the performers the authorities often let the performer know, and log it dutifully every time. Rarely does it get to the point of a fine for the performer as buskers generally move on and come back later. So that is good for the trust of the whole community. Apparently you have to be quite a bother before anybody in Auckland is going to raise a fuss.

But some apparently do complain repeatedly and seem to get no solution. So it is incumbent upon the good offices of the government in Auckland to find which of these complainers are just cranks. People who want to impose their own sense of order over others unwilling to embrace any compromise. They also need to see if some complainers raise a genuine point which will be useful in locating the places where greater than 65db may be appreciated at certain times and where less than 65db is appreciated all the time. Why? Because sound carries differently in different places and sometimes a stakeholder has to think without being subjected to the same song they’ve had to listen to 3 times a day every day, at just a bit to loud a volume, right outside their door.

Sometimes the ability of the stakeholder to think helps keep that street a profitable place to busk. Sometimes your personality or business model just might not work for certain neighborhoods. Sometimes the culture in a place, is what gives it the prestige you want for your business or residence. So you might think before you move in and change the culture if it results in damage the desirability of the place.

Street I Am is based in the Los Angeles area and I can give you 2 examples of 2 different policies one mile apart.Venice Beach is a world famous destination where you do not even need a permit to perform or recite poetry or play a radio and ask for money. It is one of the last places in the USA where free speech of this type is still available and Google as well as other tech firms have offices. Other high end money and residents live and work here and the culture keeps them coming. Performers need to pack it up at sundown. The performers talent runs from spotty to eccentrically brilliant.Santa Monica 3rd St Promenade and Pier is a different affair. It is wealthy to solid middle income heaven and the performers all pay a reasonable fee for a permit. The talent is more professional and have cards and contact info and  often of the big stage and pre big stage level. This video, songwriting street star and busking beauty NAIA KETE performs on the 3rd St Promenade in Santa Monica California USA.

65db is the sound limit everywhere in Auckland, no matter where you are no matter what the time. This one size fits all approach by government entities is not exclusive to Auckland. It is simply the way that bureaucrats who are lazy and/or opportunistic govern and as usual we find that it may not be useful for street culture. Unfortunately now the City Council of Auckland wants to double down on this current inefficiency and make fines unbearable and start giving themselves the power of police judge and jury over any complaint. They seem to some to seek the power to decide what is art.

Performer Edward Harcourt reckons stressed Aucklanders might need a quirky street magician to slow them down. Photo / Michael CraigLearn more about the performers in Auckland in

Muffled: a city’s musical heart

By Rhiannon Marley, Joanna Mathers

 

New Orleans Photo Essay

french quqrter essay=digital journal A walk to see the many sites of the French Quarter in New Orleans becomes a photo essay if the street performers busting their busk  on a beautiful day.

the work by

By Kay Mathews

Apr 15, 2013 – yesterday in Digital Journal
will give you one more reason to visit New Orleans this year.

Making a mural Oakland style

Street artists

GraffHopperFilms.com
TheArtofSkinner.com
GriffinOne.com
ErnestDotyArt.com offer a new video called

Upon The Closing Of The Childs Eyes, Sleeping Giants and Titans Rise

It documents in fast motion the steps involved in a mural recently created.in Oakland California USA

GriffinOne will be exhibiting  indoors as well in LA as this poster indicates. hopefully more info to come.

 

Street performer Super Site set for April 18th Launch

tbp_logo_v2WE WILL MAKE IT ON TIME

The first of its kind site for street busking performers will be launched by the Busking Project in 2 days.

Featuring web sites for performers and online marketing  the site will serve the needs of performers everywhere. Launched 9 months ago the Busking Project has begun the process of documenting the talent available on the streets of the world. Now they want to take it to the nest level with more opportunities for buskers to make a living with their art.busqr“BUSQR”
Next up, the Busking Project has joined forces with a unique new mobile web service created especially for buskers.  Busqr uses QR code technology to bridge the gap between your street performance and the power of e-commerce and social media by providing you with a custom mobile optimised website that your audience can visit while they watch you perform!  With Busqr you can:

a) accept online payments via Paypal, iTunes or your webshop
b) capture new fans through your social media and mailing list
c)  be a part of a growing community of like-minded professional street artists.

All while you’re doing your thing in the street!  Curious?  Visit www.busqr.net now to sign up to the mailing list and receive an InfoSheet explaining exactly how the service works and how valuable it can be for you!

This is just a taste of what the Busking Project is up to

Cambridge Street Trash Performer Unknown

Documented on the web as some guy in a trash can playing music, the trashy tunester makes his living on the pathways of Cambridge serenading tranquil tourists and scholastic strollers.

Is this some bold statement by a trashy troubadour on the education to be found today in that hallowed institution? Perhaps it is a bold personal self-observation on the performers behalf? Or or is it just some cheap trashy trick to get as much money as possible from tourists and scholars in stride?  Watch this video by Ryals Stone Ryals Stone, and decide for yourself.

This video pretty much sums it up. I do not know if this video was shot at Cambridge as it was posted long ago but I do think it sums up the entertainment value perfectly. Nice rendition to an Elvis classic. One can imagine spending a carefree minute or three, watching and listening to this guy who allows you to forget about the world on your way to someplace in it. I hope he is sitting down in there not kneeling. More comfortable I think.

 

Street Performer Rasmus Album Release

Are you ready for Rasmus?  He has just released his new CD “incessant on its way”

and is currently featured performing a song off of his new CD titled “What about You” in a new video just released by

The German singer songwriter plays and sings in English but so far all of the interviews and background information published on him are written in German. This is his first release, however he has been performing in clubs on stage and busking on the streets of Germany for a number of years now. If you understand German you can see  a couple of interviews he has done on TV on his website; http://www.rasmus-song.de/homepage-rasmus-schumacher.html.

2012 favorite videos from San Francisco

These are some of our favorite videos from San Francisco of buskers in 2012.