Favorite Articles About Music

Screenshot 2014-02-15 14.27.10 This article was published on my 47th birthday in 2007 – which has absolutely no significance – nonetheless, it remains one of my favorites. If  this “social experiment” got under your radar,  you’re in for a fascinating treat.

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Can one of the nation’s great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let’s find out.

By Gene Weingarten

Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, April 8, 2007

HE EMERGED FROM THE METRO AT THE L’ENFANT PLAZA STATION AND POSITIONED HIMSELF AGAINST A WALL BESIDE A TRASH BASKET. By most measures, he was nondescript: a youngish white man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a Washington Nationals baseball cap. From a small case, he removed a violin. Placing the open case at his feet, he shrewdly threw in a few dollars and pocket change as seed money, swiveled it to face pedestrian traffic, and began to play.

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1 Comment to Favorite Articles About Music

  1. I had to good fortune to see a five to minute version of this on, I believe the PBS News Hour, but could be wrong as to that. Much was shown in quick motion but the article articulates it so much better and with much more depth, thank you for posting it.

  2. michael K. on February 16th, 2014