Friday, August 21, 2009

Union Square Masked Accordion Player

This guy cracks me up, he wears this home made paper mache Darth Vader ish helmet and sits in the market playing his accordion for tips.

Every time I see him he makes me smile so I thought I'd share:


Kurt Brown said...

He's pretty good. I'd tip him.

And being the OCD nerd I am, I have to correct and say that's more of a Boba Fett mask, versus a Dark Vaderish one :)

Urban Food Guy said...

Thank you Kurt - having no idea who or what a Bobba Fett is/was I went searching and found this at Wiki Entertainment:

Boba Fett was a Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter. He was a clone of the famed Jango Fett, created in 32 BBY as the first of many Fett replicas designed to become part of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was raised as Jango's son. Jango taught Boba much, training the latter to become a skilled bounty hunter as his father-figure was before him. In 22 BBY, Jango was killed at the Battle of Geonosis, which opened the Clone Wars.

Just a boy, Fett was forced to grow up. He took assignments from beings such as Jabba the Hutt, and achieved notoriety despite his young age. When the Empire was formed in 19 BBY, it was the perfect environment for Fett. He became known as the galaxy's best bounty hunter of the next several decades, often working for the Empire. Fett collaborated with Darth Vader on several occasions, and the Sith Lord even developed a begrudging respect for the bounty hunter.

Fett made his most notable bounty in 3 ABY, when he captured Rebel Alliance hero Han Solo, and brought him to Jabba. A year later, during the Skirmish at Carkoon, Fett fought against the group of Rebels. However, he was knocked into the mouth of the sarlacc by Solo. Though no one in recorded history had ever escaped from the sarlacc, Fett was able to escape, although not entirely unscathed. Thanks to his iron will and Mandalorian armor, he was able to fight his way out of the beast's belly. Back in action, he continued his work as a bounty hunter. He had a wife named Sintas Vel, a daughter named Ailyn Vel, and a granddaughter Mirta Gev. After a promise made to a dying Fenn Shysa, Fett became Mandalore and eventually led the Mandalorians through the Yuuzhan Vong war. He later helped strengthen the people and the planet of Mandalore after the discovery of a large deposit of Mandalorian iron, which was ironically unearthed during the war by the Yuuzhan Vong's bombardment of the surface. Later, Fett trained Darth Vader's granddaughter Jaina Solo to kill her twin brother, Darth Caedus.

Rebelfish said...

Thank you Kurt for the identity clarification. And the helmet is not even as complicated as paper mache -- it's just cardboard and glue! Thanks for posting and check out Renegade Accordion on Facebook for recordings. _[|--}

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