The Cambridge Busking Festival is next week end and Tom Roddis is hoping that you will show up and give him a nod.It won’t be the 11-year-olds first performance in the city, having performed in the Grand Arcade as part of the venue’s fifth birthday celebrations and more recently played at the Saffron Walden Jubilee Gardens charity music festival in May.
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, 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.