Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Joshua Bell in L'Enfante

I got a helpful comment on my post yesterday on the Washington Post article about Joshua Bell playing in the DC "subway." It lead me to Saw Lady in NYC, who has a great read on why Mr. Bell's performance was not a show stopper. Saw Lady is a NYC subway musician and musical saw player. She's been around the platform.

Saw Lady's thinking about the art of "busking" has its merits. But, NYC is such a different environment than the, ugh, DC environment. I would challenge Saw Lady to try her musical saw in DC. The experiement could be a very different experience, unrelated to how the musician relates to the mobile audience, as Saw Lady suggests. Better, yet, she should try out her "busker theory" here in Baltimore's underground-above ground-underground. Oh, yeah, Hon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel