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Chicken on the head

Lacey leaping through her hoop for a doggie biscuit

The Godzilla of guffaws, the legendary Carl Reiner passes over to the other side where he’ll be opening for George Burns and Gracie Allen playing to the better angels in the longest running show … eternity. 214 more words


The weekend we should've been at Glastonbury

Well this weekend we hoped to be playing at Glastonbury at Crooners Corner. That was before lockdown. So here are some clips of me, standing on the tail lift of our converted truck, singing some of the songs I would have sung…. 17 more words


25 June 2020 = Covid-19 Blitherings Of A Silly Middle Aged Woman

I bought myself some flowers today.

I don’t know what they are called. They’re like a cross between a daisy and a carnation. They have no scent other than “plant” smell. 673 more words

My Own Private Train Wreck

RIP Bob: The Street Cat Who Saved Lives

Back in 1 AB (that’s After Bud, for those of you who don’t use the Buddesian Calendar) my mom got me a copy of A Streetcat Named Bob… 944 more words

Feline Overlords


Busking was a term I first learned in Singapore when its Buskers’ Festival was underway. Street performers – musicians, acrobats, dancers, and mime performers – from various countries –– were to be found in the popular tourist areas in Singapore with their official licenses to perform prominently displayed or risk getting arrested. 432 more words

Here & There

An End Resolved by Hope Matyas

You feel it in your soul when the notes swing low and tumble over themselves after a hovering vibrato. The brass sax breathing warm air from wet lips, waiting to create a new feel. 2,376 more words

All Stories

How has COVID-19 affected you as a busker? Share your story!

A message from Cameron Orr:

Dear fellow buskers,

I have been busking on and off for many years, and am writing an article for… 208 more words