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Old 01-11-2017, 12:48 AM   #1
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:40 AM   #2
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There's several clips of this guy on Youtube. He's one of those gypes that wears full No.1 uniform, with P/M's stripes, that can't play or tune his pipes.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:02 AM   #3
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Here is one of the YouTube clips, just showed up this morning:

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Old 01-11-2017, 10:45 AM   #4
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Well I guess we won't be reading that in the Sun.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:56 PM   #5
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He's one of those gypes that wears full No.1 uniform, with P/M's stripes, that can't play or tune his pipes.
Or is this case, a red Prince Charlie and super-high laced ghillies!

Much about this case is foreign to my American ears, and I don't quite know what to make of it. Is it perhaps equivalent to a guy with a Salvation Army banner on his pipes and a big bucket in front of him similar to what the Salvation Army uses? Everyone would assume such a piper was raising money for that charity.
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In terms of emotional resonance , this is perhaps akin to busking in Times Square with a 9/11 memorial flag and a bucket in front of you, then pocketing the cash.
He's probably lucky that the police got to him first.

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Old 01-12-2017, 06:35 AM   #7
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Unfortunately, he gives honest buskers a bad name and I am guessing it makes life a bit uncomfortable for other street pipers in Liverpool. To be warned several times not to do what he was doing and then continue to do it, he deserves the consequences.
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In terms of emotional resonance , this is perhaps akin to busking in Times Square with a 9/11 memorial flag and a bucket in front of you, then pocketing the cash.
He's probably lucky that the police got to him first.

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That's a very good summation, IMHO.
There were videos of him on Youtube in full no.1 army uniform, collecting cash with a bucket. These seem to have been removed since my first post, but the standard of piping was about the same as in this video here.

I've never understood why some people that have been playing a short while decide the world is ready for them, and they are going to make money. There are plenty of buskers like this. This fellah set out to deceive and cheat, however, so that's a different matter.
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In terms of emotional resonance , this is perhaps akin to busking in Times Square with a 9/11 memorial flag and a bucket in front of you, then pocketing the cash.
Wow.

And as the article points out it's a timing thing too, so it would be like your hypothetical busker with the 9/11 Memorial banner and bucket, playing on or about the date 9/11.

Yes here's your Full Dress and PM stripes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5AoVPTb_Gg

I wonder if he ever ran a band. Certainly he has enough grey hairs to have done. (You get a hundred grey hairs for each stripe.)
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