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Busker attacked critic with guitar (...smashing a perfectly good guitar...)
Orange UK ^ | 9/14/10 | Orange UK

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.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bongojesus; busker; busking; critic; elkabong; folksinger; guitar
Remember the scene in Animal House when a folk singer (Stephen Bishop) is singing "I Gave My Love a Cherry" and Belushi/Bluto grabs the guitar and bashes it against the steps? Bluto: "...sorry..."

Boston talk host Howie Carr, on subway buskers: "Bob Dylan has a lot to answer for..."

1 posted on 09/14/2010 9:16:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Laura Ingraham listeners should know this song. John Hiatt,
“Perfectly Good Guitar”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5begHSoQ1s


2 posted on 09/14/2010 9:17:03 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Dr Cox in Scrubs smashed the guitar of the guy from Men at Work...very similar apologies..


3 posted on 09/14/2010 9:22:54 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: raccoonradio

Homeless guy hit in head, hippie tazered. Sounds like a win win.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 9:23:51 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: raccoonradio

There oughta be a law, with no bail ...


5 posted on 09/14/2010 9:25:34 AM PDT by Wolverine83
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To: raccoonradio

John Blutarsky (future US Senator), music critic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0QqbukAlKQ

Stephen Bishop, who did the theme for Animal House, is the folksinger.


6 posted on 09/14/2010 9:27:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

This story needs only a midget to be perfect.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 9:27:05 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: raccoonradio

In Mexico the guitarist is better known as “El-Kabong”.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 9:28:09 AM PDT by gigster
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To: raccoonradio

American Idol of the ‘leisure’ set. Watch out Simon ...


9 posted on 09/14/2010 9:29:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: raccoonradio
A US busker called Bongo Jesus has been arrested after hitting a man who criticised his playing over the head with his guitar.

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?

10 posted on 09/14/2010 9:30:12 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: gigster

Took place in a well known liberal haven...

>>Madison, Wisconsin

Whadda ya know? Not much...you?


11 posted on 09/14/2010 9:30:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Disambiguator

Musician who plays on the street, often for money (toss change or bucks in the guitar case)


12 posted on 09/14/2010 9:31:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
The Unknown Busker


13 posted on 09/14/2010 9:32:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Disambiguator
Jimi Hendrix used to play guitar behind his back. But I think this street performer wasn't doing anything like that.

Maybe the journalist who typed that sentence was in over his head.

14 posted on 09/14/2010 9:33:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: raccoonradio
El Kabong is MY Handle, due to a dustup I had in a County park with Four Youts Who had Baseball bats.

I was armed only with my long scale Electric Bass, and I won.

El Kabong




ML/LTOS

15 posted on 09/14/2010 9:34:07 AM PDT by left that other site (Your MiQ-MaQ Paddy Wacky Bass-Playing Biker Buddy(El Kabong))
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To: raccoonradio

G string a bit too tight.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 9:34:22 AM PDT by Leg Olam (A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.)
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To: raccoonradio
Maybe he's REALLY El Kabong!


17 posted on 09/14/2010 9:38:51 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: raccoonradio; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

18 posted on 09/14/2010 9:41:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: raccoonradio; The Comedian; Revolting cat!; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; ...
Hochstrasser was eventually tasered before being arrested

"No one told me this was going to be an 'electric' set!"

19 posted on 09/14/2010 9:44:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: raccoonradio
(...smashing a perfectly good guitar...)

I dunno, I'd have to see the guitar.

20 posted on 09/14/2010 9:47:04 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: left that other site
LOL!

On the bright side. Maybe it was this guy's only guitar. The homeless guy probably did everyone a favor.

21 posted on 09/14/2010 10:02:09 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: a fool in paradise

Winner in my boot!


22 posted on 09/14/2010 10:21:24 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Winner in my booK!
23 posted on 09/14/2010 10:22:00 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: P8riot; Slings and Arrows
On the bright side. Maybe it was this guy's only guitar. The homeless guy probably did everyone a favor.

How do you think Bobby McFerrin got started?


24 posted on 09/14/2010 10:28:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: P8riot

El Kabong






The Youts were Lucky I was not armed with some of My Other weaponry.

El Kabong




ML/LTOS

25 posted on 09/14/2010 10:45:44 AM PDT by left that other site (Your MiQ-MaQ Paddy Wacky Bass-Playing Biker Buddy(El Kabong))
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To: a fool in paradise
How do you think Bobby McFerrin got started?

Hitting critics over the head with guitars?

26 posted on 09/14/2010 10:51:17 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: raccoonradio

Bongo Jesus

Must not post picture of....the Zero.


27 posted on 09/14/2010 10:56:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Hummm hummm hummm hummmmmm hummmmmm
“Don’t worry, be happy”
whistle whistle whistle whistle
“Don’t worry, be happy”
Moaaaan moaaan moaaan moaaaan moaaaan
“Don’t worry”
“Be Happy”


28 posted on 09/14/2010 10:58:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: mrreaganaut

waste of a guitar ping.


29 posted on 09/14/2010 11:33:24 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

What would Jesus do?

...oh, wait.


30 posted on 09/14/2010 11:39:39 AM PDT by mrreaganaut (Coolidge for President!)
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To: raccoonradio

That clip never gets old.


31 posted on 09/14/2010 11:40:25 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: left that other site

Exchanged your axe for a bat’leth?


32 posted on 09/14/2010 12:37:18 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: P8riot

Don't Mess With LTOS


Graphic by LTOS



I handle Both with equal aptitude!

El Kabong




ML/LTOS

33 posted on 09/14/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT by left that other site (Your MiQ-MaQ Paddy Wacky Bass-Playing Biker Buddy(El Kabong))
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To: left that other site

I’ve been playing guiitar since 1968, and have been teaching Tae Kwon Do since 1977. So I guess if we were ever in a band together we could knock ‘em dead more ways than one.


34 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:11 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: P8riot

Amen! let’s Join Forces, FRiend!


35 posted on 09/14/2010 7:05:22 PM PDT by left that other site (Your MiQ-MaQ Paddy Wacky Bass-Playing Biker Buddy(El Kabong))
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