Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Loud Accordion

This guy was entertaining passers by on the High Street. Well, he was trying to entertain. He was putting on a good performance; moving around, playing well, talking to the passing shoppers, but nobody seemed very interested. It was probably due to the fact that it was so hot yesterday or that the music was so loud. The sound from the accordion was being pumped out of that large speaker and you could hear it all the way down the street. When I passed by a bit later he had gone. More than likely the surrounding shops had something to do with it! I guess Cheltenham wasn't quite ready for a little accordion music!

15 comments:

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

That's a wonderful street photo. I like the posture and the expression you captured of this musician.

• Eliane • said...

His expression is too funny.
Yeah, what's with the loudspeakers? Unecessary, indeed. Glad to know that you are "enjoying" a weather slightly more summery.

Hilda said...

Or maybe he can just leave the loudspeakers at home. Ugh. I hate loud music when shopping or eating out.

brian said...

i always wanted an accordion! i play piano and organ and always wanted to learn the accordion, i guess i should get busy =) nice photo!

Murphy_jay said...

Guess if the weather was a little more pleasant, the public won't mind a little entertainment.

Hot sun always makes people irritated easily.

Ming the Merciless said...

Was he asking for money/donations?

We have a lot of street musicians in NYC too. Some even "invade" the subway trains.

babooshka said...

I love buskers, but we seldom get them here. The accordian sounds best in the South of France, those were the days,my friend we thought they'd never end. My cousin sold her piano for an accordian years ago.My aunt still no idea why, she never did earn to play it.

Jim said...

Playing that thing just looks hard. Where is the kazoo? I can play that.

Knoxville Girl said...

He looks like he's a legend in his own mind. Hee. I'll bet he'd still be there if he wasn't amplified.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog yesterday. I tend to agree - most people are good, especially the CDPBers I've "met" in my comments box.

Mo said...

Oh such a pity. I love street buskers. They add such colour to a city. It can't be easy earning a living this way.

Lori said...

I love the expression on his face! He looks like he's enjoying himself. I think he could probably dispense with the amplifier though and passers by would be happier. Maybe you'll run into him again. (I tend to see the same musicians over and over in certain spots here.)

Bibi said...

I love accordions--such a cheerful instrument, though they can produce melancholy tones. Here they're quite common. I love your photo!

Thanks for visiting my blog. There are so many similar streets on Corfu, but not all with dogs. I spied one white dog at the doorway, but by the time I had adjusted my camera, he had disappeared. I whistled, and he came back with his friend!

"Radovan's" last Greek adventure day will be on August 3rd, then it's back to Belgrade. Hope you'll drop by. I have a housefull of guests now, so I haven't been able to visit blogs as much as I'd like.

Dusty Lens said...

Maybe it would be better to do without the speaker attachment. Fun to see these street entertainers.

Jackie said...

That's a brilliant portrait - such a lot of character! I agree with dusty lens - I don't think accordions need any loudspeakers!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments while I was away. I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone again now I'm back!

Bergson said...

A street with an accordionist and the festival insalle

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