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As a Boston resident I can also attest for the quality of Gazzo in each and every performance, and I still laugh every time I hear a joke that I heard 20 x already. I am especially happy that I will have the pleasure of driving with him to the CEMK convention in upstate NY next month. It should be an interesting tripand I amdebating on how to wire my car so that I can get all of it on tape.
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$20 to send one of the videos to the UK. Ouch.

I had the pleasure of watching Gazzo's act a few times when he made a fleeting visit to my home town this year. He's an absolutely superb performer. I spoke to him for a while and his knowledge about magic and street performing is amazing.
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Just got the Gazzo on Cups and Balls, and the Gazzo Uncensored tape from the School for Scoundrels today!

This is some really good stuff!

I will be posting reviews on these as soon as I get through them and can reflect on what I have seen.

I got through the performance on cups and balls today, (I knew I could not spend the time on the eplanation today that I wanted to spend so I stopped before it.) and I watched about 2/3 of the Gazzo Uncensored tape. All I will say so far is, I think I got my money's worth!

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Okay, BANNER weekend for me here in Harvard Square.

I started learning Gazzo’s cups and balls a few months ago from the booklet. I’ve since become pretty friendly with Gaz and he gave me some of the inside stuff on the trick and I was doing pretty well with it on the street.

At the end of September I was able to get an advanced copy of a rough cut of the tape now for sale.

I’ve spent the past month and half working on the routine at home. Really doing the work on it, writing bits, really giving it a good going over. I figure if the guy gave that much information, I would be a moron not to apply it.

So, this weekend we had some very nice weather here in Cambridge. I took to the street and I was shocked when I found I tripled my per hat take, every show, all day long.

I went home feeling like I robbed a bank.

The stuff on this tape can be applied to everything you do on the street. It is all covered. With this tape and the Cellini tape you will have the ability to go anywhere in the world and make a living as a street performer if you put the work in.

This routine is a moneymaker of the highest magnitude. Just flipping brilliant. I don’t know what else to say.

If you want to make money and have fun on the street go to the scoundrel store website and buy the tape, the pouch, the cups, and spend the winter learning this routine. You will not regret it.

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Outstanding report Danny!

Tripled your HATS????? That is truly amazing!

Being in cold weather country also, I am working on my street routine all winter - just as you suggested!

I have the Cellini Rings tape, along with his Lecture tape, the "Art of" tape, and these two Gazzo tapes.

Like you said Danny, armed with this arsenal of knowledge, how can you fail to improve, if not excell!

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I know how.
If your VCR broke a few months back and your parrent (whom you are living with until you get out of college) got a DVD player of a new VCR.
Even though I like DVD's and all the site of this just beyond my reach is hard.
:bawl:

If I could find a job, then I may be able to get one from goodwill...
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MOTO,

Job? Job? Take a page from Danny’s book and build a street act and go to work! Make this magic hobby pay for itself (and maybe even give you a living!). With a good act and a good pitch you can earn as much money in a couple of hours as you would working for McDonalds.
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I couldn't agree more with Harry more. I'm trying to get my kids into the art, so that they can earn a living anywhere they go in the world. Working in McDonalds here only pays $3/hour. Can't live on that.
Let us know how you get along Moto,,,give it a shot!
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You know what, that's a good idea. Of course being able to put on a GOOD show is still a ways off, as I know exactly 2 tricks. And am not to good at those just yet. It's time to hit the sleights and hit them hard, I guess.

(On another note, if push came to shove, I could get a job at the local pizza place in under 10 minutes if I wanted it. It's not unpleasent work, and the folks there are great, but I was there for four years and I'm burned out.)
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On 2002-11-15 13:19, MOTO42 wrote:
You know what, that's a good idea. Of course being able to put on a GOOD show is still a ways off, as I know exactly 2 tricks. And am not to good at those just yet. It's time to hit the sleights and hit them hard, I guess.

(On another note, if push came to shove, I could get a job at the local pizza place in under 10 minutes if I wanted it. It's not unpleasent work, and the folks there are great, but I was there for four years and I'm burned out.)


I watched Sonny Holiday knock out show after show last weekend with only three tricks.

Learn them well and you will make money and have a lot of fun!
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Hey Danny, I just noticed that on the Gazzo Cups and Balls tape you are listed as a Technical Advisor!

Now I have to list Danny Hustle as a Street Performer that I want to see perform live!

Way to go mate!

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Hey Danny, I just noticed that on the Gazzo Cups and Balls tape you are listed as a Technical Advisor!

Now I have to list Danny Hustle as a Street Performer that I want to see perform live!

Way to go mate!

BroDavid


Thanks David,

Yup, that's me. I was told from my inside source (Hi Koz) that I may even make a small apperance in the next Cellini video.

Probably on what NOT to do! Smile

They taped my whole (8 min) show when Cellini and his crew were here in Boston. I was having a BAD day. But I didn't want to miss the chance to have dinner with Gazzo AND Cellini!

That was something.

Our own Kozmo is the guy who shot the performance section of the Gazzo tape as well! GREAT JOB KOZMAN!

It was great working with Gazzo on that project. Gazzo has had me busy lately finding stuff for his new project which is a mind blower.

He is putting together a new act that is something I've never seen done before and is quite brilliant. I can't give out any details as it is still quite hush hush.

I can say, it is nothing like his street act and he is gearing it to be indoors.

Best,

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How come all the good guys hang out in Boston??

What a kick that must be to be around that bunch! Cellini, Gazzo, Sonny Holiday, Kozmo.... how do you keep from tripping over your jaw!

But I guess I should just put Danny Hustle right up on list with these guys - because he is already there!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

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On 2002-11-15 21:56, BroDavid wrote:

But I guess I should just put Danny Hustle right up on list with these guys - because he is already there!



Nahh. I'm as green as grass David. I'm still out there learning.

I was just fortunate this summer that these guys were in town, and they are both very gracious and giving guys.

Best,

Dan-

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who says i'm good?....lol

i'm a hacker....

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Just to add my thoughts,

I was in Boston not too long ago and stumbled about the area where the street perfromers do their thing. After watching some average performances, I saw Gazzo.

I have to say, you could tell you were watching a different level of perfromer. He is bold, wild, edgy, and the audience loved it. I was surprised with what he got away with. My wife was laughing out loud.

I watched his show twice and then introduced myself. What a charming and freindly guy. I would imagine that most of the magicians would not have liked his act. (this based on what I read here about Blaine, Angel, and WGM specials) As a magician you are not going to be fooled by his show. But, as an entertainer, it was fantastic. I seriously, doubt that the people who would be first to bombast the man could entertain so fully as he did.

What a pleasant surprise it was for me to enjoy this entertainment. If you are in the Boston area, I highly suggest you take in his show. It is an education.

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Sergeant,

You hit it right on the nose! On the street, it is not so much about people being fooled as people being entertained.

It is easy to criticize, and people often criticize things they don't understand. Street performing is not like stage, or even closeup, where the audience buys a ticket, and gathers before you begin, and leaves after you are done.

You have to cast a net, and bring them in, and then hold them, and finally have them pay for your performance after you are done.

It is really like "magic on approval". You dont get paid until the audience approves of your perfromance. And the level of approaval dictates the amount you get.

So often, folks just measure the Street performers with the wrong standard. Technically, I have no doubt that Cellini and Gazzo are top of the heap. But they aren't out trying to fry magicians. So the technical excellence isnt flaunted - but it is there!

When push comes to shove, my response to those who don't like Gazzo, or Cellini (he got absolutely panned at the Magic Castle), I just say, show me something you do that gets the same response!

Personally I would take a small peice of Gazzo's hat over the whole hat on most "street" performers and the others wont know what it is like, until they walk in Gazzo's hat!

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In my show I rarely juggle more than 3 things at once, as far as juggling gose this is nothing, but I can pull a crowd, and thay stay with me till the hat. (and then run away Smile )

I don't understand doing magic for other magicians, it is a dead end street. lots of work for less responce. give me a quarter out of a kids ear any day, magicians will be loking at the quarter, I'll be looking at the kids face Smile thats real magic.
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You know I posted this nearly 10 years ago, and just watched this on You Tube, Gazzo you still are the very best and I was just thrilled to see this, you look great!

Best,

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