Skip to comments.Busker attacked critic with guitar (...smashing a perfectly good guitar...)
Posted on 09/14/2010 9:16:26 AM PDT by raccoonradio
A US busker called Bongo Jesus has been arrested after hitting a man who criticised his playing over the head with his guitar.
The busker, whose real name is Brandin Hochstrasser, 31, was playing in the street in Madison, Wisconsin, when his critic approached him.
Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the 54-year-old homeless man had been unable to keep his thoughts about the guitar playing to himself.
"The dispute started over some questionable guitar playing," Mr DeSpain told the Cap Times.
"He went over to Bongo Jesus and provided some sort of critique which did not sit well.
"When police were called, we were advised that the musician was hitting the victim over the head with the guitar.
"At one point, he said the victim who commented about his guitar playing had been his friend... up until the time he made the comment about the guitar playing."
The dispute escalated with the busker allegedly charging at his victim, slamming a student into a wall and then wrestling with the police sergeant trying to arrest him.
Hochstrasser was eventually tasered before being arrested and charged with battery, battery to a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Boston talk host Howie Carr, on subway buskers: "Bob Dylan has a lot to answer for..."
Laura Ingraham listeners should know this song. John Hiatt,
“Perfectly Good Guitar”
Dr Cox in Scrubs smashed the guitar of the guy from Men at Work...very similar apologies..
Homeless guy hit in head, hippie tazered. Sounds like a win win.
There oughta be a law, with no bail ...
John Blutarsky (future US Senator), music critic
Stephen Bishop, who did the theme for Animal House, is the folksinger.
This story needs only a midget to be perfect.
In Mexico the guitarist is better known as “El-Kabong”.
American Idol of the ‘leisure’ set. Watch out Simon ...
Whoever wrote this sentence should be hit over the head with a guitar. Preferably an electric guitar. Also, what the heck is a "busker," anyway?
Took place in a well known liberal haven...
Whadda ya know? Not much...you?
Musician who plays on the street, often for money (toss change or bucks in the guitar case)
Maybe the journalist who typed that sentence was in over his head.
I was armed only with my long scale Electric Bass, and I won.
G string a bit too tight.
"No one told me this was going to be an 'electric' set!"
I dunno, I'd have to see the guitar.
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