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oh look! it IS a random minidisc player. Silly street performers.
By Des, at 3:01 AM, September 19, 2005
Josh this is a great work, nothing else to say beacause I'm really disappointed
By Cuoredifango, at 4:45 AM, September 19, 2005
Oh, that is truly bizzare on so many levels. First: why Native Americans in Germany? Second: why lip synch? Oh, wait! I know! It's because that music is indiginous to the native peoples of CENTRAL America, not NORTH America! I think that creepy man bought those cds from one of the many bands that work NYC's subways. And they ain't the Cherokee Nation, dude!
By missbhavens, at 8:42 AM, September 19, 2005
Really interesting film.When you start touring in Europe with your Clog dancing you should team up with this man:http://dawafree.blogspot.com/2005/04/o-xiba-do-parati.html
By Kristian Nilsson, at 10:23 AM, September 19, 2005
The other thing that's interesting about the "Native Americans," is that the music they are playing is from Peru.
By Bev Sykes, at 2:23 AM, September 20, 2005
That music sounds more like music from Peru (?).It would had been fun to disconnect the MP3 player and see what would have happened... jeje.
By Juan, at 1:13 AM, September 21, 2005
Hi Josh,Nice vlog. BTW, I tried checking out your previous "livestock" vlog and when I clicked on the picture, it shows the native american vlog instead. Just thought I'd let you know.Also, do you use iMovie to create your vlogs? I'm using iMovie and exported one of my vlogs using the "Broadband" settings, but for some reason the picture's not showing up on some of my friends' computers. Any ideas why? Please let me know and if anyone else is reading this comment knows, please HELP ME!!! ~Thanks
By Dr. Suzuki, at 3:09 AM, September 21, 2005
Josh Leo is awesome. He would be slightly more awesome if he had visited his friends Beth and Dave in Germany, but he is still quite awesome.--dave--
By Big Dave, at 10:58 AM, September 21, 2005
this made me laugh out loud.WTFthose are the kind of people you are embarassed just to be near.
By ryanne hodson, at 8:41 PM, September 21, 2005
It sure looks like the same bunch of guy who show up in Downtown Crossing in Boston Ma. portraying being from Mexico, in the spring and summer here. go Figure, why would they do that?
By Martin L. Miller, at 11:25 PM, September 21, 2005
Josh... I got two questions for you.1. Was there a guy pretending to play an electronic drumset?2. If not, how do you know that it wasn't just the beats coming through the minidisc player?Missbhaven's probably correct that they were dressed up as indigenous people from North America, and the music is definitely from Peru, but I'm not convinced that the con goes behind dressing up in elaborate costumes and that they are really playing the instruments after all...
By Insurgent, at 5:44 PM, September 23, 2005
hahah! I have seen that here, somewhere in a mall years back. I wondered the same thing. And you got a good pic there of them playing their flutes. If they wanted to look real, they would have realized that in order to get any sound through their supposed powered microphones, they'd need to play the instruments with the side and or end near the microphone.. not by their lips. funny stuff! ;-P
By Natasha, at 11:40 PM, September 26, 2005
Bah! I keep meaning to do an expose on the street performer scams I see in Chicago.you should have interviewed them one at a time and asked each one which tribe they were from. :-)- Davehttp://www.davidmeade.com
By David Meade, at 5:52 PM, October 05, 2005
Gosh, they play the same cheesy synth-ethnic music that some street performers play here in the states! It is nice to know that cheese is universal.
By Mongo Brain, at 6:27 PM, October 22, 2005
Josh, I'm a South African who's lived in London, England for 7 years. I hate to break it to you, but those 'native americans playing pan pipes' were busking in one of the big casinos in Johannesburg more than 8 years ago, so they've certainly got around the globe,(and there was a pretty caucasian "groupy" dressed up in the gear too, playing a drum. Makes you wonder if she knew the truth, or if she was 'searching' ?). I have seen them in many cities in Europe, and they appear in Covent Garden every now and then too. Thanks to Bev who points out that they're playing Peruvian music. What a hoax!
By Anonymous, at 3:54 AM, October 26, 2005
The fact that these people are able to earn a living doing this reflects more on the audience than on the performers.I really dislike seeing "street performers" dumped on even when they deserve it because so many really talented people perform on the streets and in the subways of NYC.Maybe, so "moral" European will give them some blankets on a cold winter day and we'll all be done with them "the old fashioned way"!:)
By Randolfe Wicker, at 8:01 PM, November 25, 2005
Josh...I know this comment is quite very out-o-date...but I wanted to inform you that I'm fairly certain these exact same "Native Americans" were in Lorrach a couple weeks ago. I took an inconspicuous snapshot, but I'm not sure what happened to it.--big dave b--http://www.heraldrysociety.us/
By Anonymous, at 3:29 AM, December 02, 2005
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