Old_Zircon The only instrument I've spent any time with that's more challenging than the theremin is tabla.
Jet Bin Fever My friend is a tabla player, and that shit is a fine art.
Old_Zircon Yeah, I studied it for a while and apparently took to it really well, and even after 7 months of weekly lessons from likely the best tabla player in Boston I still hadn't advanced far enough to be able to produce a clean enough tone to tune them. Absurdly challenging.
Jet Bin Fever Oh yeah. I heard all about how ridiculously hard those are to tune. Sounds hellish.
spikestoyiu Not being a hipster is the most hipster thing you can do.
chairsforcheap no, complaining about hipsters is the most hipster thing you can do
chairsforcheap people have short memories too... we used to be called slackers... same schtick, more plaid... (or less plaid? fucking kids these days)
Jet Bin Fever Just give her some thick plastic frames.
And I'm one of the first to call someone a hipster if its deserved, but how does busking by default make you one? What if you're just poor and don't have rich parents but are good at music?
chairsforcheap Because of the geographic location aka Manhattan subway?
Old_Zircon The Manhattan subway is one of the few places in the US where you can actually support yourself busking.
papercut_junky Five stars for the look on the two guys in the crowd who can't quite figure out how this strange Chinese magic works.