Thursday, August 29, 2013
Busker street musician playing for tips
I do not reveal names of family members on this blog, nor friends names much either, unless they are somewhat of a celebrity, such as the artist Tom Bintz. Anyway, there is a young violin student in the family. This morning he had his mother drop him off at Musicology in Watertown. His mission was to play outside the store for tips. He is 12 years old. (or is he 13?) No matter. Anyway, he played the few melodies he knows off and on for about three hours and collected well over $10.00. I was teaching guitar inside the store today and when he hit the $10.00 mark he interrupted my lesson with the exclamation, "I hit $10.00. I am going to Burger King!" and he throws his arms out wide as he says it. Then he points a finger at me and asks,"Do you want anything?" I say no and he turns to my student (a woman that has teen age kids) and asks her the same thing. She smiles and says no. One of the guys that works at the store said to me, "That kid's got balls!"