Wednesday, 19 August 2009


From the home-to-work-email-lines-of-communication-vault:
(ignore the change in the underwear drawer bit... too much information!)

Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:32 AM
Subject: Busking!

I foolishly said something to Fergus this morning as he played the guitar with his hat on the floor beside him, about turning it over so people could put money in it.

He ran downstairs and set up shop busking in the living room! He came upstairs twice, once after each song, to complain that he had finished a song and no one had put any money in his hat!

So off Effie and I went in search of coin. (NB I can't find the change usually hidden in your undies drawer???!!! Help me out!)

We have now paid him quite a bit and enjoyed many songs. Effie is out of pennies and my purse is considerably lighter.

Please come home adequately prepared to be fleeced!

PS He plays as if he were playing bass, with the guitar upright between his legs, playing the strings all the way up the neck. He is beyond adorable, but when I asked if I could kiss/hug the musician I was told no. Apparently even paying doesn't get me any special privileges!

Now everyone plays with their hat out...


Zenmomma said...

I would totally tip that kid!

Zenmomma said...

Oh and I love Effie's leg art.

Rachel said...

I love that Fergus is happy to busk in your living room. Max recently decided to busk on the street in Lincoln Square. He laid down his open up violin case on the sidewalk, as he had seen others do, and he played some "notes" as people walked by. No one tipped him, and he was very disappointed. I didn't have the heart to tell him that people might have expected him to actually play music (since we don't even have any of the specific notes down at this point). If I could have secretly run and given someone some money to throw in, I would have done so, but Max would definitely have caught on to that.

And I know you said we should ignore the bit about the change in the underwear drawer, but come on, that's just too interesting to this another form of busking in your household? ;)

anna kiss said...

The inclusion of the email is lovely. So much more intimate than the endless narration I tend towards. Love it. Including the underwear drawer bit. It gives the whole thing depth and reality.