Omer, Bard of Valencia Street

Omer is that street musician you always see in an alcove as you’re leaving We Be Sushi or Amnesia or something. He plays angry versions of “Blue Suede Shoes” and other rock’n'roll standards, as well as politically charged originals, attacking his busted acoustic guitar like a man possessed. Omer’s a great conversationalist too; ask him about current events or music and he’ll talk your ear off. Sometimes he even has CDs for sale. My favorite is “Democracy is a Good Thing”. I thought about putting some Omer on imeem, but I dunno. I did start an Omer Flickr group though.

omer, originally uploaded by allanhough.


3 Responses to “Omer, Bard of Valencia Street”

  1. [...] block later we ran into Omer who was jabbering about how an hour earlier, he’d predicted there’d be a beautiful [...]

  2. joeys pal says:

    trhis creep spit at someone i know when the tried to lay a quarter on him..dont be very surprised when he gets found knocked out one of these dark rainy nights;with his teeth kicked out..heard he does that quite often;also was seen spitting on the window of the local taqueria on 18th/valencia;piece of garbage..yeah ..”real musician”..piece of low life garbage

  3. marlon says:

    omers song list:gaw-k-k-k-!!! grug-h-h-h- twang/boop(spit at tourist walking by) grug-g-g-g-hhh!! grooo-o-o-o!!!! urg-h-h-h-h!!!! grah-h-h-h!!(spit at lady walking by)f—-ng class act man!!!!

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