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Politician suggests auditions for buskers. Far right city council member in effort to avoid repeats. Music and politics have always been mixed together. Now, a far right member of Oslo city council has come with a potentially unmusical suggestion of auditioning buskers before giving the licenses to play in public.“Play it again, Sam” Is a misquote from the film Casablanca. How many times have you walked around in Stavanger to hear the same song played many times, even if it is by different musicians? Jøran Kallmyr from Fremskrittspartiet (FrP) wants to use auditions to do something about it in Oslo.

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Politician suggests auditions for buskers

Published on Friday, 8th May, 2009 at 00:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Far right city council member in effort to avoid repeats.

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Music and politics have always been mixed together. Now, a far right member of Oslo city council has come with a potentially unmusical suggestion of auditioning buskers before giving the licenses to play in public.

“Play it again, Sam”

Is a misquote from the film Casablanca. How many times have you walked around in Stavanger to hear the same song played many times, even if it is by different musicians? Jøran Kallmyr from Fremskrittspartiet (FrP) wants to use auditions to do something about it in Oslo.

“Of course we shall still have buskers, because they make a nice addition to the urban landscape” he tells aftenposten.no.

According to Kallmyr, the same technique is used both in London and Paris.

“I’ve heard that song before”

A piece of music that has the same theme appearing several times during the course of it is called a Rondo. In an effort to spare the (paying) public from having to hear the same song played many times, badly, he suggests that the auditions be held by a panel of businessmen and musicians. Aftenposten asks him if the group’s musical taste won’t be what decides who is allowed to play.

“Yes, but it shouldn’t be that this group has to like the music for it to pass. The most important thing for me is to stop buskers who actually are only bothering people around them with noise” he says.

Kallmyr’s suggestion has fallen flat with some other politicians.



Published on Friday, 8th May, 2009 at 00:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: stavanger, oslo, buskers, city, council, frp, far, right, politician, music, politics, fremskrittspartiet.





  
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