Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Mimi taught me a new vocabulary word when she moved to Portland. Over the holidays she rented the movie Once bringing it home, telling me to watch it so that I could better understand busking.

While I had seen/heard street performers in D.C., N.Y., and other major cities, it isn't something so common in Atlanta and I have to admit that I had never heard the term busking. Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Buffett are examples of performers who got their start busking. (Read more about busking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busking).

Portland is full of musicians, open mic venues and apparently opportunities for street performers. Today the temperatures were in the low 30s and Mimi was out on the street, busking.

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