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#1491160 - 01/06/11 10:50 PM Are you too busy?
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This is such a shame
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html

a brief synopsis as it is a long article - but well worth a good solid read:

Guy starts playing bach in a washington dc subway. for about an hour
total of 6 people stopped and listened for a minute or two and 20 people dropped a total of 32 bucks in a hat.

It was Joshua Bell( if you are not familiar, easily considered to be one of the most talented classical musicians of recent rimes) playing one of bachs most intricate works on a 3.5 million dollar violin. He had sold out a theater in boston where seats averaged 100 bucks just two days before
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#1491183 - 01/07/11 12:40 AM Re: Are you too busy? doobydoobydoo
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Hahaha, he's lucky he got that. I always give them coupons...
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#1491208 - 01/07/11 02:32 AM Re: Are you too busy? Spivol
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Thanks for sharing this. What a virtuoso. We don't have subways or places where musicians set up like this, especially for at least half of the year.

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#1491230 - 01/07/11 01:11 PM Re: Are you too busy? Truffle Royale
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Thinks fondly of recent rimes....

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#1491238 - 01/07/11 01:24 PM Re: Are you too busy? doobydoobydoo
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#1491241 - 01/07/11 01:27 PM Re: Are you too busy? A_G
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That is very true. Yet he hides it so well. smile
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#1491317 - 01/07/11 02:57 PM Re: Are you too busy? kitten
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THis article blew me away. This man is insanely talented... Just makes you think.

My boss said - "well they shouldnt have done it in the morning - who's gonna be late for work"

sorry, if i caught this guy playing I would absolutely be late for work for a once in a lifetime opportunity. But I am just a music junkie so
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#1491332 - 01/07/11 03:11 PM Re: Are you too busy? doobydoobydoo
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The author, Gene Weingarten, won the 2008 Pulitzer in feature writing for this article. He also won in 2010, but with a much more disturbing topic. Very talented writer.
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#1491414 - 01/07/11 04:13 PM Re: Are you too busy? Bartman
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Reminds me of a great movie I saw about a year ago. Can't remember the name but it was of a great musician that ended up with some type of mental illness and playing on the streets. A reporter helped him out. It was a great movie.

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#1491423 - 01/07/11 04:18 PM Re: Are you too busy? Queen Mum
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QM, i believe that was the soloist

However, this man is not mentally ill, just an experiment - that may be evident, just wanted to make sure that was clear
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#1491425 - 01/07/11 04:19 PM Re: Are you too busy? Queen Mum
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The Soloist.

I also agree that it would have been quite different if they did it in the afternoon rush.

(I guess I type too slow laugh )
Last edited by Rie A; 01/07/11 04:20 PM.
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