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A few good photo's of a show can tell two tales it can make one look like a good busker, look at the crowd does it have money if it does not then this is not a busker but a joker

you can bet that you wont see me with too many bad audiences...the ability to evaluate passer bys is surely part of the art but you can never tell truly can you...

I love this forum and encourage the pros to stay and the not pros to contribute....i don't think the guys who don't live it should give out advice that's untested by them, however when a new guy goes out and works for the first time it wont take him long to figure out which advice was real and which advice wasn't....

the best way to learn to do this wonderful that we do (although I haven't worked in 3 months and currently out of cash) is to go out and do it. read, tke the pros advice...we no who we are don't we and go and do it


by the way mario, I"M A BUSKER Smile

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I must say as Steve Santini. During the summers I pretend. Sweden is far to cold during the winter (even though I will try the winter streets this weekend.) I work as a teacher when I don't entertain. I take as much ordinary bookings during winter as posible to keep up the feeling. But my character, my show, my jokes and everything I stand for is evolved on the streets. I yearn for summer all winter, and work on new tricks and routines every evening after my work. I guess that doesn't qualify as a busker, but who cares? I like this forum and enjoy the posts. Since I regard myself as a pretty inteligent young man - I can sort the crap from the good advice. So there's really no harm done by the "Internet buskers". Still I must say that Mario's got a point about amatures giving some one elses advice as their own. But then again, haven't we all done that at some point? I don't know, perhaps the "real" entertainers haven't stolen a single hat line, a single joke and a single advide.

Who am I to judge?


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Good to hear from you
I shut down for winter I call it end of season.
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Ark just to add
I take on bookings, sell magic, do the odd lecter, I am developing a side show act, I will do kids Events, comedy acts and Church event’s As Koz would say, I am a Busker. Being diverse is a gift of most busker’s.
I don’t know any Busker who does not tack on Bookings or have there fingers in different pies. Each year I will tack time out from busking. These days I ask for 25% more than what I would average busking plus travel. If I get a period where I am doing more bookings than busking that does not change a thing. When I am doing a show I can’t do any thing else but think like a busker. When I see one perform on stage say stand up, you know it because they have that edge that they learned of the streets.
That’s why street theater is so admired, because it is the hardest and most honest theater in the world. Most other performing situations become a walk in the park to the average busker my guess that includes you.
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How many of you guys had a teacher? My teacher was the best thing that ever happened to me, but even after he taught me I was reading all the latest one liner books and watching dvd's on the subject to continue learning while going out every day and trying the stuff.

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Does anyone know if koz is a busker?
Eric Evans
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Yeah, Ted is a busker. He shares some attributes in common with some other busker's I've met, and other's I've not met, just heard about. For example, Ira I understand was similar, he used to be in New Orleans as well.
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What does that mean eric?
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Hi Ted,
You both work strong. Other than that, and the fact that you both seemed to have found your way in New Orleans, I guess the similarities end -- he was a Mime.
BTW, how's that Slydini dvd coming? Jim getting his soon?
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well strange as it might seem the distributor got theirs before I got mine...actually hocus pocus got theirs before the distributor so there ya go...hopefully by end of the week I will have sent all that needs to go out....

I think jim will be proud
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Steve V
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Hey! I know who Eric Evens is! He's a busker like Ted!
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I'm a noob busker but I'm a busker.at elast I think.
they thought it was impossible until they met me.

theres no reality in magic

did the magician come before the assistant or the other way around.
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I am not a busker, I am not a full time entertainer. that said I have been involved in entertainment for over 30 years, I have done hundreds of shows. learned hundreds of tricks , routines , bits of business.

I have little interest in ever busking but I must say I have the greatest respect for those who do. I read these threads in the side walk shuffle and often find stuff I can use in my entertaining as I do in other threads in this Café.

I am sure those of you who are real buskers visit other areas that may be out of your specialty and find stuff you can use as well

Mario I agree with you it is a shame when these threads are peppered with less than honest advice. but I hope you don't meen to qualify only true buskers as worthy of posting in this forum

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Quote:
On 2005-11-29 13:51, Steve V wrote:
Hey! I know who Eric Evens is! He's a busker like Ted!
Steve V


Wow! Now I've got two more things to include in my bio.
Dave V
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Ted? Oh yeah, he's a busker isn't he?
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Some of the best entertainers I've seen are buskers and some of the worst I've seen are also buskers. They all give advice, again some bad and some good.

I guess Mario they all have a right to their say (unless of course they use a bloody Dippy Duck in their act, then they need to keep quiet).

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I haven't done it for a long time, but I did do it for a living once upon a time. So do I count?
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Your @#$%^& on a money spinner, leave Dippy alone he has made me Thousands on the streets and I have sold a fair few as well.
Any way who are you, I bet your fat.
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Starry,
Your a legend.
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I'm a newbie busker too, coming up to the end of my first year!

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