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If I go play guitar on the street for money, do you suppose it's a good thing or bad?

I say that playing guitar is a very selfless job. As opposed to fast-food or sales, you're providing a service to people, whether or not they pay you. If you're just one of the people walking by who don't give money, I'm still going to play for you. Some people say it's bad cause you rely off other peoples kindness, but I say its great because they only give you money if they want. What do you guys think?

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A musician finds a stage..
Good luck

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I always think about doing stuff like that so basically if your gonna dream, dream big! But I live in a small town sooo

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I don't live in too big of a town. I really want to travel north to Salt Lake city and play there just to see what it would be like. I bet I'd make a lot there. I got $54 in 20 minutes just yesterday.
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Yeah I live like in a small little town population:redneck sooo my dream of singing probably ain't gonna happen but ya u probably would make a lot of money there
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I think it's GREAT. After all, if you play professionally, you play for money.
What's the difference? And people don't have to pay YOU.
Good luck!

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I love buskers, go for it.
I hope you make a fortune.

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wanna find a street corner gig with me... listen to some raw music? :)
have a fun story about sydney.. i think you would like it?
great day there Shaz :)
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For sure, lets go. Then we'll have coffee & you can interest me with your story.
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oh oh.. i have two stories about OZ
one has nothing to do with me.. my fave testimony of all time
never had a cup of coffee :).. juice or water for this kid
but love me some coffee shops and talkin stuff :)
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What!!! You've never drank or had coffee. I feel tainted before you.
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i love the smell of it.. does that count? gma used to always have a pot on. .mmmmm
how far is that spot for the fire on the beach??
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Close, a 10min walk. Grandma's coffee aromas are amazing, aren't they ?
Have you ever been tainted by this world ? Man, I'm a walking disaster.
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second best aroma eva chica

not tainted.. but cut in half a couple times.. :(
the hard makes for the deepest

someday read "dark night of the soul" (i had to read when i came along side a friend who was umm doing a project)
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Dark night of the soul, ok another one added now.
What's your favourite aroma, if grandma's coffee is
second ?
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skunk.. grew up on a ranch.. love that aroma
takes me back to the age of innocence
yours?

there's a perfume that gets to me. dont know it.. last time i smelt it i was at a blues festival with a bunch of hippies
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Skunk ? really ? That sounds tantalizing.
I love natural oils. But my fav scent is a hippy oil, Krishna musk, it drives me insane.
I'm so interested to hear about the hippy festival, please share. They are my fav people in the world, my dream is to live on a commune.
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ya.. is there a cologne of skunk? :)
you do? hmmmm there is a community here that specializes in oils and other
it is a hippy-ish community.. actually clothing optional (rare and respect i guess?).. and yet it holds the shakespear festival too.. just a crazy fun community

i visited a commune last summer.. was way cool
idk.. i went to the festival randomly.. no plans.. had a hotel. didnt use it much.. let a few use it to hang out
but we hung out on the grass and in tents
there were like 20000 there.. all dif types.. def have to watch for the kind that match up to me
drove the next weekend to an art festival
then an indie film thing..
then ill stay around home for weeks.. idk.. the hippy time was a fave memory for sure.. have offers to hang.. but there are inherent.. umm ways of life that im not sure about :)
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Oh I am so jealous. I dream of their lifestyle. Its sort of the farmlife with extras attached. Would love to experience it. The closest I've been is the Nimbin Mardi Grass. That was a blast too.
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really? do tell. one part..
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Ok, only one part.... they were handing out.......BROWNIES.
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i "see".. so you DID have fun :)
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Lol, I did. Stayed in a backpacker, which I didn't stay in, I met some hippies & crashed at their tree top house up the hill. They dance so cool.
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way....... im ready.. napsack packed.. and my backpack.. yes they dooooo.. freeeeeeeeeee and liberated from it all
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i have a very long story.. (abridged version). about a special friend who is in his late 60's
he is a genius (iq over 180) and had a full ride to stanford (later oxford) for both education and sports (football)
but he was known as one of the top five violinists in the world
(cutting out lots of story here)
he ended up on a street corner in london after shattering his wrist playing football... he played his violin for passers by there for 1.5 years. then in ethiopia, israel, iran, syria.. then in the halls of europe for 20+ years.
he chose to live homeless.. and then moved back to the US and remains homeless (with and for purpose).
he tells me that he has never been so "rich" as when he first played on the street corner after being the youngest (age 13) violinists in the san francisco philharmonic and playing for perfection he then learned to play for JOY... **continued**

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he is still homeless and works with over 8000 homeless in NV.
he met me when i had a hard time 5-6 years ago (was sent by a friend).. still takes a bus to see me every three weeks as a special "brother" (i connect to these kinda gypsys it seems).
play wherever you can/want.. do it for the love of it!.if that translates to a street corner or a coffee shop.. play.
btw.. he is also the current director of the NV state orchestra..
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That touched my heart, I'd love to hear the long version of that someday.
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ya.. i wanna write about it someday too
ok.. bomfire on bondi.. or mandalay bay coffee shop
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Both sound amazing, but the bonfire is illegal so we'd have to got somewhere exclusive, like the beach 5 mins walk from me. lol
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im there.. bring a blanket.. and lots of snacks..
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Done. I love the beach after dark.
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my beach or yours?.. :)
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I'd love to visit yours, but then again, yous probably love to visit mine. We can always do both.
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ha i dont have 4 chirpin birds askin for a worm
i may have been to yours a couple times?

im all about goofin and God.. the best of combo
oh and chips.. onion and vinegar too.. oh and.. well lotsa ands
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I bet you haven't been to mine. & onion & vinegar ? is that even a flavour ? Lmao. You are good value, my friend.
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no but my dendrites are waning.. so i made it up

hey ive been "around".. but perhaps not
tasmania.. brisbane, perth, adalaide, sydney, darwin, hamilton, mandalay, ummm ok fine. a few beaches
have a friend in NSW i need to visit.. hard stuff stuff
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I seen that earlier, I'm sorry it sounds devastating. We can always meet up for a walk along the beach to soften the blow.
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naw.. im good.. well until im not :)
ive seen nuf life and death.. to be ok.. this one gets to me though
will be nice to know she's ok.. or not
and long walks on the beach happen to be my specialty .. have a black belt in it
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im a recruit in them, I've never met a man who's interested.
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hmm what's a recruit in them mean?..
what.. never met a man that wants to walk on the beach?
dont they know that there's water and sand and star fish and random moments.. and star gazing and stuff? hmmm (confused?)
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I know right. I guess I attract opposites. A recruit, I have hardly done it (beach walking), at least since I was a teen. I may well be a loser magnet. LOL.
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psssst reverse the magnet
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lol
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js.. might work..
ever hear the song "you are the magnet and iiiiiiiiii am the steeeeeele"
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Not ringing any bells. Maybe one-day you'll play it for me.
I've got work tomoz, so I'll be MIA for the day. I'll pop in tomorrow night to laugh at your answers. bwwhahaha.
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Enjoy your eve & day.
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