I took my guitar out to a nearby 7-Eleven here in Tokyo and played Take it Easy by the Eagles. I wanted to try my hand at busking in Japan! No one seemed impressed, at all. In fact, they treated me like I was some kind of ghost! Completely ignored! I didn't think I was that bad. Maybe it was the bare feet? But seriously, I'll never forget the days when I first started busking on Water street in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. I was nervous as hell and didn't really know what I was doing so I just went for it. Later I realized I only needed about 5 or 6 really good sing along songs - because most people just stayed to listen to one or two and then move on. I also noticed that I shouldn't have too much- or too little- money (float) in the open guitar case, so I would stuff it into my backpack, which I wore to keep it all safe. The first night I went home I was thinking, damn, just coins. But when I lined all the quarters up into dollars…there was 450 dollars right there on the carpet for about 3 hours of work. I was over the moon.