An old friend from Paris days, a longtime Irish expatriate musician named Peadar, sent me this link from the French music blog, La Blogothèque. It's a collection of videos of mostly the current crop of Indie musicians playing in the streets of Paris. But it's also a long tradition, the street musician in Paris. Some make an intentional career of it. And I know of at least one current well-known musician who came up through playing in the Parisian streets and rather accidentally found fame and fortune, Peadar's friend and former playing partner, Madeleine Peyroux ("Maddy").