Here’s an article from The Washington Post. Apparently these guys thought they weren’t annoying enough simply busking. They had a repetoire of exactly two songs, the kept playing over and over again.
You would think they got the hang of it after a zillion times, but the article says they still sucked!
I can’t stress this enough: expand your repertoire!
I’ve mentioned it a few times in this blog, so look up these posts for usefull hints and tips (I’m to lazy to link ‘m here myself).
2 bothersome buskers banned in English city
The Associated Press
Friday, August 21, 2009 1:18 PM
LONDON — A city in central England says two buskers who plagued a suburb by repeating the same two songs have been banned from performing for two years.
Birmingham City Council said Friday that the men angered residents with late-night and out of tune renditions of two tracks – “Wonderwall” by Oasis and “Faith” by George Michael.
Acoustic guitar player James Ryan, a 40-year-old, and 39-year-old Andrew Cave – who used garbage can lids to accompany Ryan – were banned from busking by a judge at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
The pair are barred from entering the Birmingham suburb of Moseley Village and from playing musical instruments there.
The council says both men are also banned from begging anywhere in England or Wales.
© 2009 The Associated Press