PIM Project 4 Sketch: Hotel California

This is the first sketch where I interviewed the subject, a Japanese busker playing on the corner of Little Lonsdale Street.

The immediate question this sketch raises is copyright. The subject is singing Hotel California. Can I use this? If not, as I discussed in my busker sketch it rules out quite a lot of work that goes on in the CBD streets. It was good he was actually singing this all the same as he said it is the most popular song in his repertoire.

This was a really positive first experience of doing an interview. The subject was very happy to talk and to be filmed. I filmed him giving permission to use the clip. A big part of his enjoyment of his work is talking with people who ask him a whole range of questions. I did find the interviews open up a rich vein for this story giving an insight to working in public on our city streets.

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