Archive for Street Performing

Busking at the olympic village!!

I found this photo of us though a friend of a friend! That means we are famous right!

Thanks Mr. 604homes http://instagram.com/p/OXwZKtwJEz/

My Friend Lisa – Busking video!!

My Friend Lisa (Minis the everlovley Renee) hits the streets of Vancouver to rock out!

That drum unit thingy is a Gigpig from sweden  and well as you can see it is super AWESOME!!!

A super special, super loud shout out to thank Noah for filming our antics and running interference with the drunken bums.

Busking

Yup. We were at it again! It was street performing time for My Friend Lisa again this afternoon/tonight.

We all met up on Granville Street and found us a sheltered spot out of the rain and we played a bunch of songs. In fact we played a bunch of songs for nearly 4 hours at various spots along Granville street. We had an awesome visit from a man named Arnold. He was really drunk, and he had an upside down cross tattooed on his forehead. Thankfully Lani who is very experienced at dealing with the drunkin Arnold’s of the world was able to get him to not sit down smack dab in the middle of our circle.

We sort of had a nice rotating cast of performers that came and went as their schedules allowed, and worry not Renee for next time we will totally remember to bring out the awesome Casio of DOOM!!! for you to rock out upon. Although I have to say you were doing pretty good with the making up songs as we went!!

Busking is fun!

In this photo (from left to right) Jenna Mack (www.jennamackmusic.com)  Lani, Some Jerk, & Gabriel (www.myfriendlisa.com)
Being that it was such a beautiful freaking day out today, a bunch of us decided that working in that new street entertainment permit would be a great way to spend some delightful time out in the sun! It was awesome, we made up all the songs on the spot and we made some of the local community gardening folks super happy! They even insisted that we return again next sunday! I somehow managed to break a guitar string… on an acoustic guitar… like not on purpose….. that shit doesn’t really happen…. ever…. i wasn’t even playing smoke on the water….To be really honest I have always been curious about why you would find random missing strings on random acoustic guitars that you see out and about. Anyone who has seen my acoustic guitar and, perhaps more importantly, me playing it knows that I play it really really hard, I always have, yet in all my years of playing I have never ever broken an acoustic guitar string.  In fact I have carted an extra pack of strings around in my guitar case for years with the belief that one should always be prepared, and today with this unlikely scenario actually popping up, I was for the first time ever with out an extra set of stings in my case! :)

Such a clean string on a dirty guitar

looks like it was time to change strings anyway :)

Super Awesome