Do You Like Good Music? Yeah, Yeah

The street musicians are becoming more regular outside our windows and around town. I’ve already witnessed some great performers. I recorded a high-energy, talented jazz combo one day down by the marina. The video is very large; one of these days I’ll load it and share it. In the meantime, I’ve decided to share a couple of very brief clips. No need to thank me now. After you hear them, you probably won’t want to.

Loungeless Act
This first performer actually has quite a voice. But he reminded me of some of the lounge acts I witnessed in places like Palm Springs, California. He puts his “lounge” on the back of his scooter and walks the paseo in the evening.

THE LOUNGE LIZARD.

Oh, Bring Back My Bonnie [Raitt] to Me
As for the next guy, who arrived moments after Loungeless Act departed, he pretended to play “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.” I was tempted to toss him money from the terrace if he would simply go across the sea to find his Bonnie instead of waiting around for someone to bring her back. But the next time I see him, I’ll give him something as a thank-you for the video clip and photo. At the very end of the brief clip, you can hear the best of what this guy had to offer. And that’s all I’m saying.

“THE SEA” IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. SHOULD I TELL HIM?

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

22 thoughts on “Do You Like Good Music? Yeah, Yeah”

  1. I can't imagine living in a place where you get serenaded directly under your window on a daily basis. How wonderful and how terrible!

  2. Reminds me of one of the Laurel & Hardy shorts.
    L & H have set up their act in a street and Hardy has only just started crooning.
    Lady shouts from upstairs window (something like):-

    "Excuse me. How much do you make in one street?"
    Hardy: "Why, about 50 cents."
    Lady: "I'll give you a dollar. Now please move yourselves two street away!"

  3. It strikes me as odd that a street performer in a tourist area would be singing a Scottish song. Wouldn't a local song attract more pesos (or whatever the local currency is)?

  4. Hopefully as the season progresses the 'talent' will improve!! Can't wait to follow this, Mitch. How can the second guy make $$$ if he just ups and leaves?

  5. As Maria says, wonderful and terrible. And more to come! Oh dear! The first guy was pretty good, but as for My Bonnie…no thanks!

  6. After a summer of that I will be interested to see how your posts are 🙂 or, maybe, the street artists of Seville have, one by one, mysteriously disappeared!
    Ho hum!
    Di
    xxxxxx

    1. Di:
      We had "musicians" performing below our windows in Sevilla, too. Sometimes, we liked them. And, other times, they caused us to use really bad language. I'm sure it will be the same here.

  7. Oh, my. 🙂

    Minneapolis has street musicians, some of which are actually street "musicians" — there's a guy that pounds an electric piano without regard to key, meter, audience or good taste — but so far no one's amplifying their voices.

    🙂

    Pearl

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