Bond had only been living in town for a year or so, but his brother, Pancho Romero Bond, was already established as the frontman of local “absurdist, gypsy, folk, funk, punk” band
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The summer of 2010 was one of the most fun eras of the Busk Break project thus far. It was the first year the city was truly inundated with street musicians, and the novelty had yet to wear of for most of the downtown set. Many of the buskers from that time weren’t local musicians looking for a place to play and earn a few bucks, rather than the turf-guarding professional buskers that now reign in the city.
PJ Bond wasn’t one of those professional buskers. He playing for tips, but he didn’t need to. He was already a touring musician at this point, and had a studio album under his belt. There’s a lot to like in his work, and I highly suggest checking out his album
Now, about that video. This is also a recording from the very early days of Busk Break. The pre-video days present an interesting challenge, as we’re now a video rather than a podcast-based project. So, I’ve decided to set the song to a film called