We here at Gigdoggy like buskers and their love for the most primitive form of musical public performance. We had already written two posts on the matter with How busking can be used as a promotional stunt for your shows and Why busking could be a good option to get your band some gigs, new fans … and CD sales.
Now I am proud to introduce Busker Du, an ingenious service that enables anyone to record street musicians, provided the performance is taking place near a public payphone.
Very simple concept. If you wish to immortalize some busking and have a public phone near-by, call 1 (646) 862-7829, introduce yourself and your location, and Busker Du will start recording for 3 minutes and hang up automatically. The audio is uploaded to their audio blog/website and is made available via a podcast.
Don’t expect much from the sound quality though, it’s pretty darn awful of course but the whole idea is just plain excellent.
Bravo Busker Du