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Started by Agaliarept on Dec 4, 2018 3:02:18 PM
'Busking might die out': musicians fear for future as councils crack down

As Chelsea and Westminster council’s lead member for streets, planning and transport, Will Pascall’s in-tray is always full of complaints about one issue in particular: busking. He says residents in this, the most densely populated area in the UK, shouldn’t have to be disturbed by excessive noise from street performers.

Pascall says he has to consider the views of the 70% of respondents to a survey of the borough’s residents, businesses and visitors who supported controlled busking.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/dec/04/bus
king-might-die-out-musicians-fear-for-future-as-councils-crack-down

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Agaliarept - 04 Dec 2018 15:02:43 (#1 of 68)

A good or bad thing?

If busking was banned about 20 years ago, we might have avoided Ed Sheeran.

Lawlsie - 04 Dec 2018 15:04:52 (#2 of 68)

I always give money to busking guitarists.

DesEsseintes - 04 Dec 2018 15:06:45 (#3 of 68)

There are worse people in Chelsea and Westminster.

TheExcession - 04 Dec 2018 15:07:55 (#4 of 68)

"If busking was banned about 20 years ago, we might have avoided Ed Sheeran."

This needs to be the plot of the next Terminator film.

Rendered - 04 Dec 2018 15:09:25 (#5 of 68)

I don't mind buskers but there should be a noise limit on their amps. Or they should only play nice things, like classical music.

HorstVogel - 04 Dec 2018 15:09:30 (#6 of 68)

What has busking got to do with Ed Sheeran?

carterbrandon - 04 Dec 2018 15:16:21 (#7 of 68)

Things that are never busked but should be: Early Music, The Rite of Spring, the harp, fingerpicked guitar of all kinds, string quartets.

Things that are busked but shouldn't be: Strummed guitars, trad jazz by old men in straw hats, bagpipes, well known carols, brass bands.

Things that could be tried out: minimalism.

Ricolas - 04 Dec 2018 15:18:18 (#8 of 68)

How he started.

Ed Sheeran learnt his trade and pays UK tax. millions of it. worth more to the UK than, say, Amazon or Starbucks.

And we want to throw this training ground for musicians away?

Along with all the music venues closing we are in danger of killing the breeding ground of the golden geese that have contributed so much to the UK economy - the music industry.

Rendered - 04 Dec 2018 15:19:28 (#9 of 68)

I can't imagine having a strong opinion about Ed Sheeran.

thePiMan - 04 Dec 2018 15:19:37 (#10 of 68)

I fucking hate buskers. It’s impossible to walk through Liverpool city centre without listening to some poor, deluded twat thinking they’re the next great discovery. Just fuck off and sing at home you fucking annoying twat.

Agaliarept - 04 Dec 2018 15:20:16 (#11 of 68)

Along with all the music venues closing we are in danger of killing the breeding ground of the golden geese that have contributed so much to the UK economy - the music industry.

Not true at all. We are just rejigging it so as not to make the music industry an avenue any pesky poor people can use to improve their lives.

Now in the UK the music industry works fine for the children of rich people.

Lawlsie - 04 Dec 2018 15:20:28 (#12 of 68)

I fucking hate buskers. It’s impossible to walk through Liverpool city centre without listening to some poor, deluded twat thinking they’re the next great discovery. Just fuck off and sing at home you fucking annoying twat.

I LIKE THEM!

FrankieTeardrop - 04 Dec 2018 15:20:46 (#13 of 68)

10 points for me.

FrankieTeardrop - 04 Dec 2018 15:21:42 (#14 of 68)

The buskers in Leeds have clearly experienced a lot of pain, and feel compelled to share this through the medium of singing, playing acoustic guitars and wearing checked shirts.

Whatever one may think about their music, they are very good at sharing pain.

HorstVogel - 04 Dec 2018 15:23:19 (#15 of 68)

Busking depends, loud amps fuck off

Tagyourit - 04 Dec 2018 15:25:34 (#16 of 68)

We had a bagpiping busker on our high street a few weeks ago, until the local shop keepers complained and he got moved on by the police.

limegreen - 04 Dec 2018 15:27:45 (#17 of 68)

I quite like them, but wish they would be less loud. That might reduce the complaints too.

Also the chap outside the pub by Blackfriars needs to expand his repertoire.

TommyDCMBR8 - 04 Dec 2018 15:28:35 (#18 of 68)

"A lone piper on a Scottish hillside is a marvelous thing.

Largely because we can't fucking hear him down here."

Agaliarept - 04 Dec 2018 15:28:40 (#19 of 68)

Also the chap outside the pub by Blackfriars needs to expand his repertoire.

There was a guy in Brighton who played a bass guitar with a delay pedal, just did the same hammering riff all day.

I can still hear the tune.

Agaliarept - 04 Dec 2018 15:28:57 (#20 of 68)

I like the bagpipes.

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