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Playing For Pocket Change

Postby Yogi » 16 Mar 2010, 13:45

From Suddenly Tragic Productions comes a brand new mini series entitled "Playing For Pocket Change" which features musicians playing on the streets and in the subways of New York City. Often overlooked and ignored, we find out who these people are and what makes them want play in the world's strangest venue.

Please watch the first episode and let us know what you think!

http://www.facebook.com/l/6c45f;suddenl ... cket1.html

Mark is a co-founder of Brainformation forums and has been studying cinematography in New York. Let's show our support for his efforts. Watch the film clip and leave some comments here or on his STP web site.
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby markhimself » 16 Mar 2010, 16:48

Thanks for posting this! You can also watch it directly on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/10121780 or YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VltXGIp6k7A
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby pilvikki » 17 Mar 2010, 00:35


it's a fabulous idea! i often wonder about these people and usually keep some change on hand when i go into the subway. unlike my chatty daughter who'll even talk to the steel columns, i'm a bit shy to butt in while someone's working.

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the only think you could have added was an explanation why frank had nothing to say.
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby markhimself » 17 Mar 2010, 21:29

pilvikki wrote:the only think you could have added was an explanation why frank had nothing to say.

A lot of people have said the same thing. I'm debating whether or not to add in a bit of text explaining why. I plan on going back soon and interviewing him, so he'll be featured in a later episode. Problem was he only spoke French and we couldn't communicate with him. Not even Erich spoke French very well, so he couldn't translate for us either. We hope to find him again and have our interview questions written out in French so he can read the questions and then answer in his language.

Thanks for watching!
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby pinky » 19 Mar 2010, 20:36

Yes wondered about Frank and the fact he lives with Eric how do they communicate. Nice video.
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Episode 3

Postby Yogi » 13 Apr 2010, 06:35

You are keeping up, aren't you? http://vimeo.com/10884007
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Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 4

Postby Yogi » 25 Jul 2010, 23:20

Now available for viewing: http://www.vimeo.com/13626838
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby mamie » 26 Jul 2010, 04:48

Of the three that I watched, I think the Erich and Frank clip was the most interesting; living together, quitting a restaurant job because they made more money playing in the subway (!), and Erich's philosophies of life.

There are lots of South American bands like the one featured - some make it, some don't. I noticed that their equipment was quite shiny and new and extensive. They must do VERY well. Do they earn all that on the street - or do some have day jobs?

The lady with the saw was only rowing with one oar - IMHO.
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 02 Aug 2010, 18:07

Very good actually. We get a few street bands like that over here, but mainly buskers on their own. They seem to do alright though - and as mamie's just said, all their instruments seem in very good condition, so the money must be coming in from somewhere.
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby pinky » 02 Aug 2010, 22:03

aww that one was a bit sadder to think how that girls life may have been of she kept dancing
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Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 5

Postby Yogi » 08 Aug 2010, 19:20

Episode 5 has just been released. http://vimeo.com/13980932
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 08 Aug 2010, 23:46

Great! Where do those guys get their electricity supply from though - or how do they power their mics and so on?
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby pinky » 09 Aug 2010, 15:17

these are great Yogi

great these brothers are recognised out side the subway where they play also
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Episode 6 Just Released

Postby Yogi » 21 Aug 2010, 19:59

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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 21 Aug 2010, 21:48

Seems like he was doing quite well!
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Episode 7 Now Available

Postby Yogi » 30 Aug 2010, 11:59

PLAYING FOR POCKET CHANGE 7: http://vimeo.com/14533192
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Re: Playing For Pocket Change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 30 Aug 2010, 20:58

Awww.... that was a nice relaxing sound.
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Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 8

Postby Yogi » 18 Nov 2010, 16:45

Wow - they are up to episode 8 already. Have a look-see: http://vimeo.com/16966413
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Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 9

Postby Yogi » 28 Nov 2010, 15:33

EPISODE # 9 Just releases: http://vimeo.com/17252188
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Helping Mark

Postby Yogi » 02 Dec 2010, 09:11

Please vote 7 stars and keep PFPC Episode 9 in the top spot! http://bit.ly/eJof9u (Click the 7th star under vid)
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