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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Good story (or bad I suppose)

What if you took a Gilbert or Vai and put him in a train station?

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That was interesting. Did you get a load of the reported price he paid for his violin? And I thought Jems were expensive.
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Ha! I used to work at L'Enfant Plaza but I missed this one. There was however a great guitarist who also used to setup there. He had a looper and he'd do all this amazing tapping and accompany his own loops. I always thought that he kicked ass. But I never gave up any money! But then I never carry a lot anyway.
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That was interesting. Did you get a load of the reported price he paid for his violin? And I thought Jems were expensive.
High-quality string instruments can get VERY expensive - a concert-grade cello can easily cost you more than a nice house. A couple mil for a Stradavari violin sounds about right...
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High-quality string instruments can get VERY expensive - a concert-grade cello can easily cost you more than a nice house. A couple mil for a Stradavari violin sounds about right...
No kidding. I've seen a classical guitar selling for $35,000 USD.

That was a cool article, but for crying out loud it was long.
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And the kicker is that if that was one of these 'pop-idol' types that mime to everything, you can guarantee they'd be swamped.

There's no justice in this world but I'm not telling you something you didn't already know.
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Yeah, it was pretty long, but an interesting concept. Guess it all goes to show that setting really can make or break a performance. He didn't have an audience, he had commuters, and apparently that made all the difference.

Cool article, thanks for sharing
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And the kicker is that if that was one of these 'pop-idol' types that mime to everything, you can guarantee they'd be swamped.

There's no justice in this world but I'm not telling you something you didn't already know.
Yeah, you're preaching to the choir.


I can honestly say that I would've stopped and listened. Anytime I've been fortunate to be in a large city with street performers, I usually stop. I love to watch people play music.
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I love street musicians, too, sick-boy. In Cambridge there was a guy who strung up a length of wire between two trees (about 15 feet apart, 4 foot high) and then balanced on it while playing pretty decent violin. I was amazed. I tried to give him some spare change when he got down, but he said he was only doing it to promote himself. I havn't seen him in about a year, so I guess street performing works sometimes.

$3.5M for a violin... wow. Is it hype or is it actually like, *the BEST* violin ever made?

I'd like to try Violin, but I think I'm more suited to Double-Bass.

Check his site out. There's some cool tracks playing.
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