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Kozmo
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Oh doug....haydens getting all teary eyed.......

see you in 10 days dude!

lunch?.......

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Doug:

Thanks for bringing up the Busker's convention. That was indeed a splendid time, with Karl Norman, Frank Garcia, Rocco, Bob Sheets, Slydini, Cellini and the rest. I liked best that there were so many variations of the same classic tricks, like card under glass, card on ceiling, cups and balls, etc. It was such an education! The best magic get-together I have ever participated in. Oh, and don't worry about giving me a poke in the ribs. I will continue to try to smile through the pain. Gazzo is incomparably meaner to me than you have been, and I have managed to struggle on. Smile

Jim: Just because I included a little Neanderthal pre-history of the shell game in my routine, that doesn't mean I was actually there to see it...

I'm actually beginning to regret some of the old guy jokes I've used to needle McComb, Biro and all the other really, really old magicians. Not! Smile
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Whit,

Glad there's no hard feelings (considering the 'Gazzo factor' I didn't think there would be.) Side-note: if that promo shot / avatar is current, you haven't changed a bit since 1986! Whit Hayden: the 'Dick Clark' of magic! If it's not current, just stay close to McComb and Biro... you can jab them and look young at the same time Smile

Koz,

You're coming back eh???
Heck,
You shouldn't have left... ya missed a GREAT weekend last week... this town was PACKED (Sat: I had one of my best days ever.)

anyhay.. OK, lunch it is (since Gazzo is going straight to FL, my "ice cream soiree" is apparently cancelled... I have a free spot in my calendar.)

see ya soon,
Conn

PS: Eric Evans may be here when you are.

PSS: w/ You, Dante, Eric and Istawa working, I'll be hoping for lots of corporate gigs during the upcoming weeks. I'm sure you won't mind if I"m outta the 'scene'... though... so far I only have one gig booked for Nov.
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Doug,
theres room...trust me.....theres room.....

lunch ...you bet....gazzo does not like new orleans!...period!

I had to come home to watch my son play football...i don't miss that...money just isn't that important....but I'm broke now...so I will be after it when I get there...trust me...

lunch.....in case you guys don't know it....doug is frickin good!

koz
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Whit,
Your Neanderthal camp fire story is a great part of the routine. Betty Davis has the best quote on the issue at hand: "Growing old ain't for sissies." BTY, Gazzo has been nice enough to keep pointing out that my hair (in back) is thining.

Jim
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Whit Haydn
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Jim:

Gazzo always seems to have that same kind of genuine concern for other people's problems... Smile
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Hey, since when is thinning hair a prob?

Do ya know how much time us baldies save on grooming?

The way I figure it: the average guy w/ hair spends at least 5 minutes a day combing (etc.)...
that's 35 minutes a week,
140 minutes a month
1680 minutes a year!

that's one full day (+) of life per year gained from being bald!

Jim: go ahead & Shave it all off (why do you think Gazzo does it!?!)
Nick Alexander
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I'm a student in Australia, and although I don't rely on the money I make from street performing, it is my only form of occupation.

And I mean sure it's hard but isn't it gratifying when someone drops you a tenner.
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Hey- just curious- any of you guys ever do the Busker's Convention in Kingston, Ontario?

It's a gas, I've seen a number of acts over the last couple of years, but only 1 magician.

What's the scoop?
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I have been making a good living from the streets worldwide for years...at the momment am performing in Melbourne at Southbank at weekends...and yes I did Kingston years ago..Gatecrashed the festival and walked away with the peoples choice award....Nick
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I'm not currently doing any street performing, but I have done it. I have plenty of empathy for those who busk for a living. It's not easy.
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Kozmo
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Just do younguys know....nick nickolas is one of the very best if not THE best.....that includes gazzo...cellini....dante....and who ever else you put into this mix.....hes an amazing street performer THE BEST....

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I'd also like to say old Nick is one of, if not the best street performer on circuit.

I've seen him standing at the Edinburgh Festival doing the cups and balls, without a shirt, and a crowd of over 1000 people watching him.

Although he's a living reincarnation of Ossie Osbourne you'd learn a ton just watching 10 minutes of his show.

JACQUES
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Quote:
On 2003-09-18 17:38, Jason K. wrote:
I'm in m senior year of high school and all my money comes from actual street preforming.

Gazzo has been kind enough to teach me the basics and such, and I'm thinking of persuing Street Preforming as a career for a couple of years after graduation.


I first heard about Gazzo in an article on street performing from Magic magazine. The author of the article (I don't remember his name) mentioned Gazzo's stroke. How's he been since then? I'm glad to hear he's still working.
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Gazzo is more than still working. Gazzo is still kicking *ss!

I had the pleasure and privledge of watching Gazzo perform over a two week period, all week at the Castle and then twice in an actual street enviornment. People fall all over themselves to laugh, applaud, and stick money in the guy's bowler. I will never forget the great experience that Gazzo made possible for me. He is very generous and helpful to anyone who is genuinely interested in magic and/or street performing, and to anyone who has the sense to listen to the wisdom he has to offer.

He will be doing a lecture tour in England in March, I think. And he will have more publications coming out about that time. Besides Gazzo's own personal experience and performance style, he has seen thousands of other street shows. He knows of what he speaks.

Jim
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I've got a lot of respect and admiration for street performers.

Good on you guys.

You really deserve you're tax free income.
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ed rhodes
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Gazzo. Does he still have the "dark side?" The author of the article mentioned him throwing a plastic bag at a kid and saying; "Here, free space helmet." or telling a really filthy joke.
"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." - Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche
Kozmo
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Gazzo does not tell filthy jokes...but the space man helmet is real...and its FUNNNY!

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nick nickolas
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Just for the record that line was written by the Butterfly Man (King of the Eighties).....

Cellini was the first street magician I saw when I was a kid ....amazing...

Gazzo and I have been friends for years, he has helped me loads, and doesn't like spiders...

Dante is super slick...

Sunny Holiday cracks me up..

and.....thanks for the compliments guys

Nick...
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Gazzo introduced me to Butterfly Man (Robert Nelson), who has since become a friend. We're planning on sharing a pitch next year.
About Gazzo's "dark side," the thing to remember is that Gazzo personally is not Gazzo the street persona. Also, many people tend to "type cast" a performer or other types of artists, thinking they can only do a certain type of work. But I have seen Gazzo in performance on the street, adapt his style and character for a family crowd and putting on a charming interplay with a 5 year old boy like only the best children's performers could. The crowd loved it and loved Gaz.

Jim
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