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Topic: The Magick & Madness of Geoff Crozier
Message: Posted by: MagicMan1957 (Jan 19, 2015 08:29PM)
Yikes....

http://tinyurl.com/lyo3hme :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Jan 19, 2015 10:11PM)
I, always thought I liked the FREAKY stuff ... I, just found out I don't care for some !
Message: Posted by: Pasteboard Alchemist (Jan 19, 2015 10:56PM)
I'm [i]so[/i] getting some roman candles for my next performance...
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Jan 20, 2015 06:35AM)
CAREFUL OF THAT LINK. SOMETHING AT THAT SITE DISABLED MY MALWAREBYTES SECURITY SOFTWARE REALTIME SCANNING. YOU MAY NOT REALIZE THAT YOU JUST DOWNLOADED A VIRUS OR TROJAN OR SOMETHING. Anyway, I'm running a scan now and will try to remove whatever little present I just got from that website.

Crozier was the original Goth magician of our times.

I saw him twice in the late 60's in NYC with his Moon Rock Circus band at the World Festival of Occult and Magic. Richardi Jr. was the closing act.

The guy was crazy, in a sort of fun way.

Here are some sites about him that are not going to download a virus to your computer.

http://www.dunkworld.com/Crozier_2.htm

http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/entry.php/82-Geoff-Krozier-%C2%96-A-Magik-Story (you'll find some rare videos of him "performing" here)
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Jan 20, 2015 07:24AM)
A correction to the last post. "The World Festival of Magic and the Occult" and the date was probably sometime from 70-73 (not late 60's). I'm getting old. Anyway the whole show was staged by Richardi Jr. And as much as Crozier looks like a mad man on some of those videos, I know he was capable of doing a well-rehearsed set. The two times I saw him at the festival, his act was note-for-note the same each time. About 20 minutes long. Music the same, stunts the same, as I say well-rehearsed.
Message: Posted by: giro doro (Jan 20, 2015 01:08PM)
The look of his hole extravaganza was fantastic - surely one possible answer for the question bizarre magic!
Message: Posted by: barneyfife (Jan 20, 2015 09:06PM)
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GICW3ZOeRfc
Message: Posted by: Lo Pan (Jan 20, 2015 09:41PM)
[quote]On Jan 20, 2015, Al Desmond wrote:
A correction to the last post. "The World Festival of Magic and the Occult" and the date was probably sometime from 70-73 (not late 60's). I'm getting old. Anyway the whole show was staged by Richardi Jr. And as much as Crozier looks like a mad man on some of those videos, I know he was capable of doing a well-rehearsed set. The two times I saw him at the festival, his act was note-for-note the same each time. About 20 minutes long. Music the same, stunts the same, as I say well-rehearsed. [/quote]


Thanks Al - This is great stuff!
Message: Posted by: Darkness (Jan 20, 2015 11:22PM)
Man that second video was awesome like Doug Henning on acid.
Message: Posted by: Brynmore14 (Jan 20, 2015 11:29PM)
That would make him an early pioneer of bizarre magic, and quite probably the godfather of Australian bizarre magic.
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Jan 21, 2015 07:24AM)
[quote]On Jan 20, 2015, barneyfife wrote:
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GICW3ZOeRfc [/quote]

Thanks for that one. That's one I hadn't seen yet.

As I said up thread. I don't think he was as "wild" as he appeared. On stage that is (I heard he was a bit batty around the house and around friends). That's a rehearsed act. And at the festival I mentioned, he went on for 20 minutes doing stuff like this, but the two times I saw it, it was basically note-for-note the same.

Makes you all long for those square circles you tossed out or sold.

Actually there is a lesson to be learned here. A good bizarrist can appear to be, well, bizarre if he/she has developed a well defined character and holds that character. From the stuff I've read about Crozier, he stayed in character a lot off stage as on. Otherwise know as a method actor.

And evidently it worked for him. Over 40 years later, people still remember the bizarre character more than the "normal" man.

Food for thought.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 23, 2015 04:23PM)
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awULfkegm2c

Just for fun.... Now back to your regular show ... ;)
Message: Posted by: fraughton (Feb 7, 2015 05:40PM)
I have been studying Geoff Krozier's recorded works for some years now.

Rob Greaves of the Rainbow Generator is a dear friend to me. He said performing with Geoff was a wild ride resulting in various pyrotechnic misadventures, sometimes fun, and sometimes frightening. In the youtube video "the Man, Magik, and Madness" you get to see him deal (very well) with lighting himself on fire during his performance.

Honestly my friends, I think there is a remarkable degree of genius in his work. While his performance isn't accessible to every mind or taste, I wonder if he might have been the best of bizarrists. His work is the purest bizarre magic I have ever seen, distilled from magical madness, focusing chaos like a laser.