Sunday, October 05, 2008

Orange Pan of the Library Mall and the Dane County Farmers' Market (with his banker)

Orange Pan of the Library Mall and the Dane County Farmers' Market
One of Madison's best-known street musicians, piccolist extraordinaire Tom Ryan, the "Orange Guy" of the UW Library Mall and the Dane County Farmers' Market. He also plays with the jazz quartet Piccolissimo. (Note his diminutive banker on the right).

2 comments:

Dr Bud Diablo, LFH Sports desk said...

While we're on the subject of Ryans, we will note that the Packers fell 27-24 to Matt Ryan and the lowly Falcons at Lambeau, inspiring the crowd to chant for Brett. The Packers have now equaled their loss total for all of '07, and they did it in a game for which they had doubtless already circled the W. We didn't need a rookie QB to lose; a hobbled Aaron Rodgers was enough.

Anonymous said...

I always loved this guy, who's been a regular for almost as long as Scanner Dan, but a few years ago my good friend was getting married outdoors & his piccolo playing was extremely loud. I told him I loved his music, but hoped he might find a different spot or stop for a little break so we could get a good recording. He went off on me with an expletive-filled tirade and played defiantly for the next few hours without moving or ceasing. Cool music, but this guy is a prick.