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62 Responses to Bad-Ass Downtown Spokane, Wash. Street Musician

  1. Profile photo of MidoriBug
    MidoriBug Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Link: Bad-Ass Downtown Spokane, Wash. Street Musician - This guy always draws a crowd and it`s really amazing to see him create a big sound.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    At first i thought he was going to play the song from that crrepy commercial with the guy banging sheep..
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    FoSchizle Male 18-29
    323 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Loop pedals are awesome. Probably my favorite pedal for guitar
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    plastinum Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    I always wonder how many people on the street think musicians like this are playing to a recording and do not know they are using a loop pedal?- in this guy`s case probably a Boss RC2 or RC3?
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    that.was.awesome!!!
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    Kainonis Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Incredible.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Not nearly as amazing when it plugs into something.
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    icaruschild Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    just gone on his youtube account - violin2003 awesome stuff, he has an album on reverbnation if anyone is interested - name`s Bryson Andres. Thanks IAB for once again sorting me with new music :)
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    beardtats Male 18-29
    255 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    wow. i`ve seen it done before (owen pallet/final fantasy) but this guy has a unique style and beautiful writing skills too.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    as much as I like Yamaha electrics I wish they wouldnt use that cheap poo abs plastic for the `tradional shape`asthetics. dudes good.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Twas ok...
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Someone help me out here, because I really don`t know the name`s of many songs written after 1979. What is this guy covering? I recognize the tune, but can`t think of who sings it or what the name is.
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    Rizel Male 18-29
    213 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    I really, really enjoyed that.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    That was amazing. At first I didn`t realize what the pedal was, so I was thinking he was just some normal electric-violinist.

    Then he started with the loops, became a one-man-band and it was awesome.

    Not nearly as amazing when it plugs into something.
    Your loss.
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
    341 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    That is why I joined this site.. for videos like this one
  16. Profile photo of Bachi-Atari
    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    I hate the song, but I can listen to that guy play it all day.
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
    341 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    @dsp2003 "Secrets" by One Republc.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Here is his youtube page http://www.youtube.com/user/violin2003 Go watch!!!
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    thirrteen Male 40-49
    230 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    Righteous
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    MikeRotch Male 18-29
    63 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    WTF this is where I`m from, how come I`ve never seen this guy!!! I seriously thought I was on the wrong site by mistake when I read Spokane, Wash
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    As a musician, I don`t find it all that amazing, since it`s really the loop pedal doing most of the work. It`s entertaining though. I`d stop and give him a dollar.
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    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    What was that older lady doing in his case? She didn`t put anything in, and she didn`t actually take anything out. She just fished around in it.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    nothing about a person playing a $1200 violin in the street would make me want to give him money, it tells me he already has money.
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    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    @han5nah

    She covered the money up so it wouldn`t blow away.
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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    I think that old lady stole some of his cash.. the hand is quicker than the eye....
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    @WeePee: "nothing about a person playing a $1200 violin in the street would make me want to give him money, it tells me he already has money."

    So, because millions of people drive a car to work every day, their employers should not pay them?

    The guy plays. He needs an instrument to play. If he got a crappy instrument, he wouldn`t play as well. That doesn`t mean he`s got money coming out the wazoo.
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    549 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    I love to watch how musicians whole body gets into the music they`re playing
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    I agree he doesn`t look like someone who needs money, however I`d still toss him something for putting on a good show, well earned.
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    elhowell Male 18-29
    168 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    That guy was badass.
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    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    I would give him money for entertaining me, not because I think he needs it. The Rolling Stones don`t need 200 dollars a ticket, but they get it because they are entertaining (to old people with more money than me)
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    I love the OCD lady who straightened his money.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    If a street performer is good and I have cash or change on me, I will always give them money. I don`t care if it looks like they need it or not, if they`re good then they deserve it. You don`t just pick up an instrument one day and can play like that.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 12:02 am
    Onereplublic should hire this guy
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
    265 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 12:06 am
    "playing a $1200 violin in the street"

    $1200 for bottom of the line maybe, the fair ones go for $5000 to $15000. That being said, it seems that he`s there just to have fun and make enough for a free coffee instead of relying on that as his sole source of income.
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    jeffwright Male 30-39
    42 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 12:07 am
    That was really great to see. Thanks to whoever played, filmed and posted. You made my day.
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    PvtDeth Male 30-39
    74 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 12:13 am
    You pay people based on what their work is worth to you. If you feel like a street artist contributed $2.00 worth of enjoyment to your day, give it to him.

    You donʻt refuse to pay your dentist $500 because he lives in a million dollar house.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 3:11 am
    Busking isn`t just for the homeless...
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 4:16 am
    What PvtDeth said. Since when do we refuse to pay people when they have enough money already? Do you only buy things from homeless dudes? If this guy was playing in a concert hall I`d probably pay more than two bucks to see him, so I`d gladly drop some change to see him on the street.
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    JahLiveChild Male 18-29
    16 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 5:05 am
    From one guy to an orchestra in 4 minutes. Beautiful. I`d love to eat lunch outside listening to him play everyday.
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    daroofa Male 40-49
    132 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 5:09 am
    Like a one man band without the effort.
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    bauerpimp Female 40-49
    43 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 5:47 am
    That was just beautiful.
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 6:09 am
    Wait a sec was that a mouse that ran across at 1:25
  43. Profile photo of lifeavoidit
    lifeavoidit Male 30-39
    267 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 6:10 am
    Wow he has skills. Where was this?
  44. Profile photo of andybme
    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 6:10 am
    nevermind it was a can
  45. Profile photo of PinkRhoid
    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 7:19 am
    "Like a one man band without the effort."

    I`d like to see you drag the bow across a violin once without making a sound hideous enough to induce wretching in those around who hear it. It takes years of practice to become okay at violin let alone great. It is an oxymoron to suggest playing the violin in any manner is without effort.
    I feel sorry for people like you who can be slapped in the face by something beautiful and all you can do is babble some nonsensical criticisms.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 7:20 am
    "Where was this?"

    Title says he was in Spokane, Washington.
  47. Profile photo of MikeRotch
    MikeRotch Male 18-29
    63 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 7:20 am
    @lifeavoidit - Spokane, Washington. It`s a pretty big town in the northwestern United States, about two hours from Canada and 4 hours from the pacific ocean.
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    panzerlancer Male 18-29
    130 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 8:07 am
    @WeePee

    what a retarded comment its like turning up to work in a new car and your boss saying im not paying you this week as it looks like u already have money.
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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    955 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 8:33 am
    I remember when I tried to play violin, it was not nearly as easy as piano... But when you get it right damn it is a helluva instrument...
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    DubleU Male 18-29
    165 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 10:40 am
    "I love the OCD lady who straightened his money."

    I think she was putting all the bills under the cards so the money doesn`t blow away.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Who is this guy? He`s obviously a professional, he must have other stuff. I must see it. I must see it.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Can`t go wrong with I-V-vi-IV; that being said, Damn.
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

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    bobert54321 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    His name is Bryson Andres. His youtube account is violin2003.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    Like a one man band without the effort.

    Apart from the hundreds, probably thousands, of hours training. The backing music is also his playing - he simply records it to play the main melody over it afterwards.

    A line from a violinist has stuck in my head. He said that after 10 years of training almost every day, he thought of himself as being competent.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    talented chap
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    gibb0 Male 13-17
    192 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Damn wish I could afford a decent electric violin...
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    A line from a violinist has stuck in my head. He said that after 10 years of training almost every day, he thought of himself as being competent.

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    Most musicians say that sort of crap to make them look better than they actually are. learning an instrument is very easy. You just have to understand the mechanics of how it works.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    Most musicians say that sort of crap to make them look better than they actually are. learning an instrument is very easy. You just have to understand the mechanics of how it works.

    Strange how he trained for 14 years, then. Why did he bother?

    I understand the mechanics of chess. I know the rules, I know how the pieces move. I suck at chess. Learning chess is very easy. Learning to be any good at it isn`t. Like a lot of things.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    February 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm
    "Most musicians say that sort of crap to make them look better than they actually are. learning an instrument is very easy. You just have to understand the mechanics of how it works."

    I know for a fact that you cannot replicate what that man just did even with a year of practice and are clearly degrading his incredible talent to make your own shortcomings seem less obvious. However the more you rant, the clearer it is how little you understand what you are talking about.

    And that`s all I have to say to you, sir.

    Oh, and thanks Bobert!
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    mrsdoctorwho Female 18-29
    14 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 1:53 am
    I live in Spokane and this stuff never happens when I`m downtown. This video makes this place seem cool. It`s not.
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    teknollag Male 18-29
    164 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 3:56 am
    Props

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