Today, I'm going to be auditioning for the Church Street Marketplace people to see if I qualify for a busking/street performer's permit. If I get this, I will be able to "legally" make money performing on the streets all my original and cover songs on acoustic guitar. Truth be told, I'm a wee bit nervous, but I really hope that I will qualify for such a permit.
See, it's been one of my life's goals as a independent musician to perform on the Church Street Marketplace, and for as long as I could remember, I've worked really hard to get to where I am today, all because I was and still am truly passionate about the music that I have created over the years. All the bands I've been in, all the rap groups I've performed with, all the instruments I've played and all the songs I've written over the years.... it's led to this moment, the moment where you'll know for sure whether you'll be taken as a serious musician or move on to the next best thing as a indie musician.
And even if I don't get this permit, I do hope that I can continue to take it further than ever before and get some serious support along the way in my music career, because this is 20+ years of my independent music industry career. I've always wanted to do something on the Church Street Marketplace to get people to be TRULY aware of the world around them and all the issues we face as a nation together, and hopefully make them pay attention to local issues too, such as the trans community, the struggles we face here in Vermont and beyond.
But yeah, even with the money I'll be making performing on the streets, I still face the possibility that people may not truly listen to the songs that I've written or have been writing as of late and understand the message behind each song. Who knows? We'll see what happens from here on out. Until then, all I have to say is this: the music revolution will NOT DIE today. So....
Wish me LUCK!
Namaste, Talk Hard, Rock On and Never Let the Music Stop,