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Tom Cutts
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I don't quite get that one, but I hope it's not the same brother that is the chef. Smile

I almost passed out trying to get through that run-on sentence. Smile

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[QUOTE]Semianimus,

You are agreeing with me 'perform when appropriate' but denying me the right to choose when is appropriate for my performance. A performance which may be nothing like yours.

Is that correct? [/QUOTE}

No, and I wouldn't "deny" you anything. This is why I said that your experiences may be a different case than the ones I generally think of when asked to perform "a little trick or two". As a full-time professional, I could see where you might be talking about different things. All I'm saying is that not doing a trick for someone just because you weren't being paid was off the mark. And the statements I made in your direction had more to do with your analogies (at least I intended them that way). We could argue over them forever, but I just felt that a magician showing a trick to someone (not a full performance), couldn't, not be compared to a chef cooking you a meal. A chef cooking you a meal would be more like you giving a full performance, etc, etc.

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Tom Cutts
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Ah, but the asker told the chef "nothin fancy just a quick little something" Sound familliar? Oh please, just a tiny little snack.

There in might lie the rub. Now we are gettin' somewhere.

The world sees chefs, dancers, plumbers, etc as doing complete things that would be out of place just off the cuff.

They see magicians as people who do these quick, disjointed, amusing, little tricks.

That cliché is exactly the image I work to avoid in my performances. Which is exactly why I want to dictate the parameters of my performance.
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This survey that Yak started seemed to turn into a rather heated debate as it were. Smile

I myself do not have a firm stance on the subject one way or the other. If someone ask's me to perform, and I feel like it, I do. Otherwise, I don't. Simple as that.

I had posted a different post earlier that might have been taken in the wrong light, so I moderated myself and removed it. Smile
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