Category Archives: Live Music

New Busking Amplifier

This morning I got up early to grab digits out of the bank, and got my but down to the shop to buy a brand new 12 volt slave amplifier. It was from an auto shop. Boy racers have very … Continue reading

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Re-Vamp the Pre-Amp

Last week my busking amplifier blew up. This week I have been using an acoustic guitar to do the busking song and dance show without the amp. Suddenly I get to remember how much harder work it is to do … Continue reading

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Busking Amplifier

Well it has been quite a week, starting with the greatest earthquake in ages and all the aftershocks. The next days Wellington also had some quite bad flooding (cutting off the city for a while) so I was jokingly saying … Continue reading

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Blast From the Past

Following some recent debate about New Zealand’s marking of Labor Day at the end of October, so I decided to show you an old video I shot and Edited back in the early days of underground music at Bus Tunnel … Continue reading

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Busking Rig in 2016

Live on Guitar and Vocals with a prerecorded Backing Band The Mark and the Mp3’s show Amp and Speaker Over the years a few things have changed. The red car booster amplifier is 50 watts bridged into mono at 8 … Continue reading

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busking .v. begging

 Yesterday I had a meeting with two council officers to discuss the proposal I gave to the council on how to manage the huge increase in the number of people begging on the streets. At the end of the meeting … 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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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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