Notepad on Life

February 17, 2010

Busking the new cultural battleground

Filed under: Family,Kids,music,Religion — - @ 12:41 am
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Day 092/365 - Guitar Hero
Image by Tiago Rïbeiro via Flickr

Say it ain’t so.

Older son plays his new guitar in a Birmingham high street. Favourably received in the main, he collects £18 in his equally new guitar case.

The sole conscientious objector, he tells me on the ‘phone later, is a gentleman of Arabic origin who rants at him in a foreign tongue for a few moments, shakes a fist and nods contemptuously in the direction of the lad’s musical earnings, before wandering off.

I hope he was either drunk, disturbed, or simply having a bad day.

I hope he was anything other than a glimpse of the future.

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