Ted had a mental breakdown 17 years ago and has a partial pension.
He plays percussion instruments on the street every day, and calls his music Prosperity on Water Jazz Machine.
He says he is not on any drugs at all; he lives in an apartment. He is not a street person – he is an apartment person.
Ted says it is quite beautiful on the street, and he often meets people who are very kind. One woman gave him an omall cow bell which he now wears.
His food often comes from a place called the 44 club where hot meals are available.
His dream is to be part of the Jazz Festival.
Advice to young people thinking of a life on the street:
“Follow your taste buds and have adventures.”