One of the things I love about cities is the busking musicians in many public spaces. As a musician myself I think I am sometimes very critical of the street musician. Some of these people are truly talented and deserve your money for creating art in a space. Some not so much. This of course is for you to decide. And today I am deciding to drop 3 bucks in the banjo case of a musician at the Civic Center Bart station. This guy is good. He is singing old folky sounding stuff. It could be original…I don’t know. I am just glad he is not ruining some Nirvana song with his banjo. I am entertained. It is simple….but this is today’s gift. I think about setting out a case one day and doing this….just for the fun of it. Maybe if I weren’t so busy…I would love to play my ukulele for people. Someday.
This is a small and simple painting. This is the fourth painting that I have made on my mom and brother’s background. A gift that I am still very much appreciating! This little banjo is of course a tribute to street musicians everywhere. Let your music fill the subways, alleyways, bus depots, and parks. Thank you!