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Topic: New Blog On Street Performing
Message: Posted by: Tom Frank (Jan 11, 2014 11:46PM)
I usually don't do New Years Resolutions, but this year I thought it would be fun to start a blog that provided a "Street Performer, Tip Du Jour" one a day for an entire year. Hope you all like it and find an idea or two that might help out in your own pursuits on the streets.


[url=http://streettips.blogspot.com]Turning Tricks on the Street for Fun and Profit[/url]
Message: Posted by: inhumaninferno (Jan 12, 2014 03:57AM)
Just read the whole blog and I like it. Thanks much for your efforts. I'm looking forward to more installments.
Message: Posted by: Lundonia (Jan 12, 2014 02:43PM)
Nice! Keep it up! :)
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Jan 12, 2014 03:19PM)
A great mix of personal experience, advice you been given a visuals of what were all talking about. Something that was said in your getting a crowd post was how you feel it changed. Barking at people might not work as well as it once did. I t would be great to follow up on things that have changed over your years of busking. For example one topic here in the Café cover that people don't carry cash as they once did.

These are just ideas I think what ever you have planed is going to be great thank you for your hard work.
Message: Posted by: Nick Broad (Jan 12, 2014 06:47PM)
Absolutely wonderful. Great writing, great visuals. Thanks for this
Message: Posted by: Tom Frank (Jan 13, 2014 04:51PM)
Thanks for your feedback! Please feel free to leave comments on the blog as well!

Happy Busking!


Message: Posted by: tboehnlein (Jan 13, 2014 07:58PM)
Nice job Tom, your insight is great.
Message: Posted by: D. Yoder (Jan 13, 2014 08:15PM)
Wonderful stuff! I hope you also write about the ways of making living on the road work as well as the ins and out of doing shows.
Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Jan 14, 2014 11:53AM)
Nice work, Tom. And a great NY resolution.

Long may your resolve stay strong!

Message: Posted by: Devious (Jan 14, 2014 12:20PM)
Frankly, a wonderful and highly informative read Brother Frank!
Please be sure to include a few golf tips along the way for us eh?
Message: Posted by: Endless West (Jan 14, 2014 02:25PM)
Go to work hungry, I like it!
Message: Posted by: Endless West (Jan 17, 2014 06:55PM)
Love the practice footage!
Message: Posted by: troppobob (Jan 22, 2014 05:32PM)
G'day Tom
I am enjoying reading and viewing the videos.
Thanks for sharing your insights.
Bob Latta (aka Troppo bob)
Message: Posted by: MR Effecto (Jan 23, 2014 09:34AM)
Love the videos. Great reading.
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Jan 23, 2014 10:25AM)
Nice one Tom keep up the great work.
Message: Posted by: Iron Butterfly (Jan 25, 2014 11:33AM)
Wonderful Blog.

I live in Northern Manhattan. I started street performing last Summer in Central Park. I have been a children s performer since 2004. Due to the economy I started busking for extra income with no expectations. While last Summer I put my toe in the pool this Spring I plan on giving it all I have.

I have to let go that I started so late in life doing this as I am 50. I have always loved performing. Last year as I was packing up a women came up to me and said,"I loved watching you interact with those kids and family. You really put a smile on my face."

I also had days where I packed up because my energy was BLAH and my head was not in the game.

Anyways thanks for your words of wisdom.

(My stage name)
Message: Posted by: WilliamMckeehan (Jan 25, 2014 09:22PM)
Great blog. I look forward to it every day.
Message: Posted by: Tom Frank (Jan 26, 2014 11:30AM)
Glad you guys are digging it as I'm living it. It's a roller coaster ride, but a lot of fun. Thanks for tuning in!

Message: Posted by: ROBERT BLAKE (Jan 26, 2014 01:09PM)
Keep having fun Tom. thanks for charing.
Message: Posted by: inhumaninferno (Jan 27, 2014 08:30AM)
Been reading the blog religiously. Always look forward to it and enjoy it.

For some reason, my comments don't show up. Maybe that's a blessing for others...
Message: Posted by: Tom Frank (Jan 28, 2014 10:52AM)
Not sure why your comments wouldn't be coming up? Are you hitting save?
Message: Posted by: inhumaninferno (Jan 28, 2014 12:27PM)
Maybe it's a mobile thing. Will try using my desktop instead of smartphone and insure I do all properly.
Message: Posted by: Tom Frank (Jan 28, 2014 12:32PM)
Sorry for the inconvenience

Message: Posted by: inhumaninferno (Jan 28, 2014 12:38PM)
Hey, no problem. Pie easy.

Love your Blog!
Message: Posted by: evbromfi (Feb 18, 2014 10:12PM)
I've been a huge fan of your blog. Thanks for keeping it updated.
Message: Posted by: dmoses (Feb 20, 2014 09:09PM)
I love this blog Tom, thanks so much.

Message: Posted by: gallagher (Feb 23, 2014 04:21PM)
Hey Folks,
..Tom's posting again!

Thanks Tom,
I had my fingers crossed for you.
,..man, nö pressure,..
but if it helps any,
" your writings are appreciated,.. and valued."

a partner in time,
Message: Posted by: MagiCol (Feb 23, 2014 10:09PM)
I've just caught up on my reading of your blog, Tom. Some good reminders there of how we should be thinking and behaving on the streets. And some reminders of things I've experienced. Street work is about developing and maintaining relationships with others and mostly about sharing fun while doing that Thanks.
Message: Posted by: ChrisPilsworth (Feb 27, 2014 09:33PM)
Thanks for sharing Tom.
Message: Posted by: Iron Butterfly (Mar 4, 2014 11:27AM)
Ohh ohh...two days since post.

I LOVE that Pic.
Message: Posted by: Iron Butterfly (Mar 22, 2014 07:48PM)
Message: Posted by: troppobob (Apr 9, 2014 06:42PM)
G'day Frank

I continue to enjoy you posts - the video of Paul David Carpenter in the UK is a typical gem (April 10).

I was intrigued by his idea of using 3 suit cases inside each other to create his table set up - looks like an interesting idea that I have not seen before.

Thanks again for taking the time.

Bob Latta (aka Troppo Bob)
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jun 23, 2014 02:40AM)
Folks check out Tom's latest post about a guy who became a millionaire.
from pitching potato peelers on the corner. He has since passed away.


Message: Posted by: Atte (Jun 24, 2014 03:40AM)
Tom you have a really interesting blog, I just read the hole thing, thanks!

Message: Posted by: Devious (Jun 25, 2014 09:20PM)
I really enjoyed your performance at The Magic Castle recently Tom!
I also hope that you don't mind me posting it here for the gang!

I was completely sucked in and immersed with the 'Smash n Stab'.
The comments in the audience really added to the tension. Bravo!

Message: Posted by: Tom Frank (Jun 26, 2014 11:40AM)
Thanks for the kind words Devious! Glad you enjoyed it!

Message: Posted by: gallagher (Aug 24, 2014 05:47AM)
Ja,.. I kinda enjoyed this,..
I kinda HOPED to enjoy it more then I actually did,..
I DID learn some stuff,.
but mainly,..."be carefull with New Year's Resolutions!"

Humans sometimes do legendary things,
..Legends are sometimes human.