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Nope, although I can now do long division with a caculator
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On 2009-06-22 14:26, Magicman97 wrote:
And the great voice of Wayne Kaiser(Ross M) is always a pleasure to hear. he does a terrific job with those grind tapes on his ballycast Cd. GET one if you don't have it.


Awfully nice of you, but I'm helpless without a script in front of me. The real pro's would leave me in the dust.
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Hello Wayne:

I don't agree !!!! Your bally for EEKA is one of the best I ever heard . ANYWHERE!!! You are a PRO ..Your work is first class,... always!!!

ROD
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Well I'm partial to Ward Hall and C.M. Christ (Neandro-Man!) I have also heard Marshall Brodein do a really good pitch for the reversable girl. I have to agree with the Curator, no one puts up a tent like Jimmy Long they don't. LOL!
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On 2009-06-24 17:14, Magicman97 wrote:
Hello Wayne:

I don't agree !!!! Your bally for EEKA is one of the best I ever heard . ANYWHERE!!! You are a PRO ..Your work is first class,... always!!!

ROD


Rod, God bless ya, but that bally is a long way from original ... I just thought the one in all the books needed some trimming down.

But maybe people could comment on this (and truly, I'm not trying to 'put on airs.') Many of you already know the (authentic vintage grind tape) segment on my 'Bally' CD where some bored guy seems to be fighting off sleep mumbling (with as little energy as a human can exhibit) "Alive. Alive. Alive." (Absolutely no italics or exclamation points deserved). And Scott Warmuth just alerted me to a web page that plays a few minutes of a grind tape that drew 'em in to Hubert's Museum on Times Square in days gone by ... hear it HERE. And when I heard it, my impression was that it was loaded with vintage flavor, but any one of us (certainly anyone who has ever spent 5 minutes on a stage) could give a more compelling delivery in their sleep. How this tape attracted anything like the crowd the owners hoped for, I can't imagine.

Am I missing something here?

AND YET... there are two cuts on the CD that feature "tiny animal" ballys, and the talkers make no effort to dramatize the attractions, these people could be your next door neighbors from the farm down the road a piece, but I find the appeals quite magnetic. I'd pay to see Tiny Cappy, the horse too small for even a child to ride ... nobody claims it's the weirdest or most extreme, but they sure convinced me that the animal is so cute I've just got to buy a ticket and go in.

Discuss?
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Here's another Shot of C.M. playin around...My Girlfreind shot this unique shot of C.M. at the Florida State Fair....

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Gotta love the sunglasses on that pic Jim!
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He's SO dreamy in those Foster Grants.

And has anyone notices that as Christ is getting older he is looking more and more like P.T. Barnum?
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Barnum's quite a bit moldier, at this stage.
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On 2009-07-01 13:40, Harley Newman wrote:
Barnum's quite a bit moldier, at this stage.


That's debatable.

And while we are on the topic of talking, I did a grind recording for Sideshows by the Seashore. It is a bit goofy because Dick Zigun wanted a train whistle in the thing. I took the idea from there, added in a bunch of sound effects, band organ music and the sound of Laffin' Sal. It cuts through all the din out there and has made some coin for the show. It is a blind grind in that no specific acts are pitched. If you email me at coneyislandtodd@aol.com I will send it to you. So there.
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On 2009-07-01 16:02, Doug Higley wrote:
Can I have a Helicopter...or maybe a Fire Engine instead?


For you Doug...anything.
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HEY! I just recieved Todd's Pitch...Its EXCELLENT!....If you want a "Boot-Leg" copy and don't want to suck-up to Todd...Send $9.99 to The Curator (prompt Delivery)....
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There is a local magician who has a great voice. He used to pack his shows just by shouting. He went to other peoples' shows and had this booming laugh that made people come see them too.
He was a fantastic Hawker, but a terrible performer.
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Speaking of Outside Talkers, where did the term, "Barker" come from? Smile
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Dpe666...Barker?, it came from Bob, He is a Tree Hugger that Hosted a semi-popular Game show...I am waiting so I can send Flowers....
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I've heard a few stories of where the term barker came from.

I believe Todd has done a fair amount of research on this. Hopefully he'll weigh in on this.

I've always heard that it was kinda created by journalists, to describe what the talker was doing. I've also heard that "barker" was on old carny word for dog.
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The term "barking" was an everyday word in the early 20th Century to describe the rhythmic spoken come-ons of street vendors (who were quite common in that day). "Come on we got tomatoes today girls, a tisket a tasket, I sell them by the basket." Used primarily by vendors at a stationary spot, such as a vegetable stand or the doorway to a show (perhaps most recently heard from the doorways of Times Square sex shows.) It's easy to see how the general public applied the term to the carnival talker.
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I couldn't find anything fun about the entymology.

"the English word barker
derived from the English word bark
derived from the Proto-Germanic root *berkanan
using the English suffix -er
derived from the Proto-Germanic root *-arjaz
using the Latin suffix -arius (-ar)"
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There are those who bark,
those who woof and a few
who yip and yap.
But I'd rather be a talker
'cause a barker's full of crap.
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