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Mark Ennis
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Seriously, what kind of biker bar serves corn dogs?
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Christopher Lyle
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Also...this is the FIRST New Years Eve where I HAVE NOT had a gig booked in well over 15 years! I can't believe it! NYE is a Wednesday this year so I guess I'll just go play my Wednesday Night Restaurant and be thankful. Hoping for a BETTER 2009.
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patrick flanagan
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I am booked for a new year's eve party....one hour strolling....outside....i'm in the chicago area....brrrrr
Eddie Torres
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On 2008-12-18 18:27, lylemagic wrote:
Also...this is the FIRST New Years Eve where I HAVE NOT had a gig booked in well over 15 years! I can't believe it! NYE is a Wednesday this year so I guess I'll just go play my Wednesday Night Restaurant and be thankful. Hoping for a BETTER 2009.


There's still time. My original one cancelled and I got a new one just a few days ago.

Eddie
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Hart Keene
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So Zach Waldman posts an ad here and then vanishes, hmmmmm....
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Christopher Lyle
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Hart,

I'm guessing Zach meant no harm with the original posting and when everyone jumped down his back he got scared away. Such a shame...Zach is an amazing talant. I've been a fan of his for years now.

Eddy...I hope your right! The month of December is usually what provides our "pad" for the first few months of the year since that's the deadest time usually for me. Now we don't have that pad for next year. Scary times lie ahead...
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On 2008-12-18 18:27, lylemagic wrote:
Also...this is the FIRST New Years Eve where I HAVE NOT had a gig booked in well over 15 years! I can't believe it! NYE is a Wednesday this year so I guess I'll just go play my Wednesday Night Restaurant and be thankful. Hoping for a BETTER 2009.


turn it to your advantage?

let them know how well they have treated you over the year and this is your way of thanking them by working the biggest night of the year!
when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth
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Wow, who knew there would be such a response to my silly announcement? I didn't vanish, I was working.

I'm so tired right now if I close my eyes it hurts. However, I know I'm blessed to have the gigs. My December has had fewer gigs, but for more money. Also, like somebody in an earlier post mentioned, I've had a lot more new business than old business this year.

Tonight, I performed in Bakersfield of all places. It was for a company called Bolthouse Farms and they were super cool.

The crazy part was the drive from Santa Monica to Bakersfield. I went through a desert winter wonderland. It was snowing in the friggin' desert. Luckily, I made it to my gig with no problems even though the roads had been closed an hour earlier.

I have a great story about an insane woman that I brought up to help me with a routine. I'll post it after I get some sleep.

It's funny, but I mentioned wanting to reconnect with old friends in the original post as well as announcing my new course. Wouldn't it be nice if people jumped all over you to say, "Welcome back," as opposed to finding something to complain about? Ah, wishful thinking.

By the way, nobody that does this for a living would be run off by one person's comments. To do this job at the pro level requires dealing with a lot of different people with a lot of different opinions. When I saw the thread emerging I didn't really know what I could add to it. Am I supposed to spend my time responding to every person that has an opinion about me or should I spend it being constructive?

I'd rather tell a funny story, share a piece of real world wisdom, or just lurk. I love helping people because I've found that the best marketing is simply giving as much as you can to make people's lives better. It may sound cheesy but I credit this one thing with much of my success.

For example, I saw a thread where somebody asked, "Do you tell other magicians your fees?" There was one comment where the poster basically said, "My friend is a magician and I won't tell him. Personally, we're friends but professionally he's the competition."

This is a small example, but it's indicative of the attitude many magicians have regarding their business.

It's not necessary. I've spilled my guts to magicians looking for advice and they're blown away by what I'm willing to share. However, every one of them appreciated it. I've gotten a ton of work as a result. I help them achieve their goals, they become successful, they remember me, and presto a new gig appears. Not only that, but they remember how I treated them and they do the same thing for the newbies they meet.

I also have a feeling our young friend doesn't know anything about me. Perhaps one day he'll get to know me and find that it's better to be my friend than to look for ways to express his insecurity.

I love you all more than chocolate cake,

Zach
The Restaurant Magician
http://www.the-restaurant-magician.com


PS - How do I turn on links in my sig?
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Your one freaken cool guy...
gsidhe
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On 2008-12-18 17:57, Mark Ennis wrote:
Seriously, what kind of biker bar serves corn dogs?

The Kick'n Horse Saloon in South Carolina. Big outdoor bar with some food stands (Including the now infamous corn dog stand).
We did a big weekend long music festival there in 2005 (Stage show, not walkaround)
Couple thousand bikers.
We had a lot of fun!

Zach- We've never met but I have heard of you.
Glad to have you back!
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I had to google corn dog, but recognised them straight away.

We call them Dagwood Dogs.

I'm reasonably certain our bikers use other things to inflict punishment.

In fact ours are probably far too busy producing and selling speed to bother with such diversions.

Destiny
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But you have to admit there is a certain artistic flair to it.

"Hello, 911? I would like to report....ummm...well, you see.... oh, nevermind."
If you can pull it off in a biker bar without being violated by a corn dog, more power to you.
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[/quote]

Loyal supporter of the second amendment [/quote]

Is that the amendment that gives us the right to bear fried foods?
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On 2008-12-19 13:15, Daryl -the other brother wrote:


Loyal supporter of the second amendment [/quote]

Is that the amendment that gives us the right to bear fried foods?
[/quote]

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Hart Keene
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Hey Zach!

Good to have you back! I'm sure you can appreciate me wondering where you went after your first post back was an ad of sorts.

No harm no foul?

So what restaurants are you currently working down south? What style of restaurant are they?
-Hart

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On 2008-12-18 18:27, lylemagic wrote:
Also...this is the FIRST New Years Eve where I HAVE NOT had a gig booked in well over 15 years! I can't believe it! NYE is a Wednesday this year so I guess I'll just go play my Wednesday Night Restaurant and be thankful. Hoping for a BETTER 2009.

Buddy, if you were in Michigan with me, I would give you one of my shows for tomorrow. I have only three bookings, but the snow over here is 10". I hate traveling around in that tight traffic trying not to be late.
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On 2008-12-19 19:32, Dynamike wrote:
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On 2008-12-18 18:27, lylemagic wrote:
Also...this is the FIRST New Years Eve where I HAVE NOT had a gig booked in well over 15 years! I can't believe it! NYE is a Wednesday this year so I guess I'll just go play my Wednesday Night Restaurant and be thankful. Hoping for a BETTER 2009.

Buddy, if you were in Michigan with me, I would give you one of my shows for tomorrow. I have only three bookings, but the snow over here is 10". I hate traveling around in that tight traffic trying not to be late.


This is a nightmare. Be safe. Many a worker has had trouble in the midwest with horrid weather. Just know being on time is not worth your life.
Danny Doyle
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ZachWaldman
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I used to live in Chicago, so I know what you mean. You just don't expect snow in the desert is all.

No worries Hart, I'm not fragile. To answer your question, I work Crustacean Restaurant in Beverly Hills, Busby's (two locations - Santa Monica and L.A.), and Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica.

Regards,

Zach Waldman
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Dannydoyle
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I was fully prepared to tell everyone how full of it you are, question your age as you look young, and so forth.

BUT I saw the endorsement from Doc Eason. Impressive. Truthfully.

I have to say the "get rich quick" sort of look to the web link bothers me. I know these things have to be done and I know what it is you are doing and why, it is just a matter of personal taste to me. If I have to scroll down that many times, and then I get the "wait if you order now" crap it really has "come on" written all over it. BUT again I must say the Doc Eason testimonial seems to dissuade this attitude from me.

We are speaking of the same Doc Eason right? Used to work at the Tower?

So instead of jumping on you I will simply let the endorsement of a great knowlegable worker such as Doc, speak for itself. I would like to see some of the "infomercial" aspects of the site taken out, but again I know why they are there.

Good luck with it.
Danny Doyle
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One time I worked a bar that was so tough I threw a beer bottle at MYSELF! .....
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