Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Birkenhead Cellist

We lowly bargain hunters at Birkenhead Point were graced one Sunday morn with the presence of "Australia's Leading Cellist" - whew! Though, if I'm being upfront, I wouldn't go so far as to describe his tones as all that dulcet. He was in danger of being swamped by all his marketing bumpf and drowned out by his backing track. ALC seemed much more concerned with image than performance - dressing way too obviously decades younger than he could get away with and sporting a painfully apparent dye job. On top of that, his heart was clearly not in it - his rendition of The Shadows classic was rather 'A-patchy'. [space for scathing pun comments below]
All in all - a sad representative of the busking fraternity.

Friday, July 5, 2013

World Square Rocker

This guy fuckin' rocked! If I was an A&R man, I'd have whipped out the contracts on the spot. I think the song's called 'My Girl' - he seemed to be mostly dreaming it up as he went - but the totally unself-conscious self-belief - awesome. Liked how he wove a 'thank you' seamlessly into his riff. And he's patriotic.