London Busker

London Busker

About London Busker is a journal devoted to the street musicians and London Underground musicians of the London capital.

John is an 'official' London Transport busker. A busker is a street or public entertainer. John plays slide guitar, harmonica, keyboards in addition to doing vocals and songwriting. For some of John's songwriting just follow the links

John Vanek at Reverbnation

On this site are featured categories

Live Music

Buskers on Film

plus buskers' writings at

Longer Writings


From the Journal

Journal entriesPosted by John Vanek Sun, May 03, 2009 11:57:55


We all have dreams. Dreams that we can fulfil. Dreams we can lose. Dreams we leave behind. Dreams that make us sad because they remain only dreams. Dreams that nothing else can match or replace. We might wish to hide our dreams. They are the tenderest part of our soul's urgings. We are embarrassed to have dreams that haven't been attained. Yet still they haunt us and won't let us go. We may think our dreams are unreal but the fact is they are all too real. We may think our dreams are ephemeral, unreachable, impractical. We may lilke to stow away our dreams in the cabinets of our unconscious minds, but they have a habit of drifting up to the surface of our conscious minds, troubling and unsettling us.

Dreams are born out of mystery, out of the abstract, out of desire, out of yearning and aspiration. In spite of this, dreams more than anything need firm conscious strategies. Dreams respond to articulated intentions, clearly-stated aims and constantly reinforced goals. Dreams don't mind tough handling. They relish it. You can pick up your dreams with a forklift truck, drive them out of the warehouse and plonk them down on the floor, open them up, have a good look at them, see how they stand up in the clear light of day, shake them about, try them on for size, take them out for a drink, show them to your friends......on second thoughts, do everything with your dreams EXCEPT show them to your friends. That'll just make them jump straight back in the crate and disappear off into the storage vault, never to be seen again.

Just give your dreams a plan. Let your dreams know that you care. Set your dreams some goals. Call them by their names. Hold them close. Tell your dreams just what you intend to do with them, in what timescale and by what steps you mean to take to put them into action in the world. Your dreams won't mind. They'll love it and will repay you over and over.

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