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mikeypresto
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Looking for something new and visual in the 30 dollar range that will be a nice simple opener for birthday parties in the living room.
Magically,


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Way back in the old days Jay Marshall would say:
“don’t ever ask what’s new…. ask what’s old!”

You’ll find a treasure-trove of effects that have fallen out of fashion,
are wonderful and visual, and not done by everyone.

I’d explore the old books and old catalogues and see what you find.

I’ve been able to add inventive and seldom seen things to my shows,
but delving into the past, rather than looking for the newest fads.

My thoughts,
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I agre with Walt......Then again, there are some cool new things! I've been having lots of fun with "In Your Face" by Wayne Rogers
http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/
find it there.
Not a great opener, because I think openers shouldn't involve helpers - but at least for near the start of your show.
Potty Smile
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I get a lot of mileage out of the color changing ball to square. Used as a guessing game, it gets the kids pointing and involved. The climax is a great visual.
And it sells for about $6!
You can buy 5 of them!!
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$30.00 will get you a great beginner Ukulele. One of the most useful of the 2008 investments. Actually my wife got it for me last Xmas. It is very useful as it can be used in many venues...from preschool to Jazz club.

Songs help me personalize home birthday parties as well as change themes.

December 12th, "Yellow" and my nearly normal harmonici will be making an appearance in Kansas City. (going to Kansas City...12th street and Vine..actually the club is on 18th and Vine)
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mikeypresto
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On 2009-11-24 13:56, Harris wrote:
$30.00 will get you a great beginner Ukulele. One of the most useful of the 2008 investments. Actually my wife got it for me last Xmas. It is very useful as it can be used in many venues...from preschool to Jazz club.

Songs help me personalize home birthday parties as well as change themes.

December 12th, "Yellow" and my nearly normal harmonici will be making an appearance in Kansas City. (going to Kansas City...12th street and Vine..actually the club is on 18th and Vine)


Music is already a big part of my show..
The uke could be fun though!

my site: http://www.balloonanimal.com
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The ukelele is inexpensive enough to gimmick so it can not only be played, but can be made magically playful. I suggest having two- one untouched so you can actually play it and get full sound from it, and the other gimmicked with "breaking strings," spring snakes that jump out when you "tune it", cans of squirt string hidden inside, the multiplying plectrum (sort of like a miser's dream with plectra), and loads of various rubber frogs, snakes, mice, bats, etc. And when you finally play "Tea for Two" as one MUST when playing the Ukelele, be ready to pour out some hot tea as a finale.
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Spellbinder - You are one creative dude!
From the Encouraging Magic of...
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Excellent idea spellbinder...

Last month I got a yellow sport coat to match my yellow ukulele.

What's a plec? ...anything like a pic?


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Colour changing sponge balls from Bizarro would fit the bill. It's something old/new and visual at the same time.

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On 2009-11-30 09:38, Harris wrote:
Excellent idea spellbinder...

Last month I got a yellow sport coat to match my yellow ukulele.

What's a plec? ...anything like a pic?

Harris



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