Monthly Archives: January 2016

the Magic of 12 String Guitars

 I managed to get a Yamaha 12 string guitar in 1981 and traveled the country busking with it for over a decade. You could pick up all sorts of work traveling in those days. fruit picking one day and guitar … Continue reading

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Recording a Covers Band Album

 The Great Cover Up, great cover songs done by pub bands. This CD Album is a virtual band, recorded one track at a time on my computer. I learn and practice every part of each song before recording. Many of … Continue reading

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Name Announced for New CD Album

 A busker with a mini recording studio on a home computer, is making his own backing tracks by learning, practicing, then recording each guitar, vocal, piano and bass tracks, one at a time. Mark and the Mp3’s is best known … Continue reading

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What Busking Boom?

Bus Tunnel Studios – the issues A Busker’s Viewpoint on the previous post, about an alleged boom in the number of buskers in Wellington. by Mark G. Hayes There is no Boom in Buskers, they are Bludgers trying to cover their … Continue reading

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Busking Boom in Wellington

Boom of buskers in Wellington Last updated 12:42, January 9 2015 ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff.co.nz [ Dom Post Story with video ] Busking is at an all time high on Wellington’s Cuba Street as the fine weather draws large crowds. There’s a … Continue reading

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$5 Lost Opportunity

 The Government makes such a big thing out of changing the flag (so people will not notice little things like massive health funding cuts), but not a word was spoken in the media before they changed the currency. I guess … Continue reading

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Busking v Bludging

There are some people who think that all are street hustlers and pay little attention to what is happening to New Zealand over the past 2 years or so, since the benefit reforms. The fact is that a lot more … Continue reading

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