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Hexagon
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I would also like to thank you Slim Price, you gave me some very good advice and information on strongman stunts. Thanks again matey.

from Jack
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I would also like to thank Slim for his notes on some specific acts. They are very helpful!

Yours,

Paul
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Hey Slim, thanks for the pincusion notes and your opinion on a couple of stunts that I'm going to try to attempt. I should start drawing up plans for some more projects (Half my house is a welding shop so why not)

Thanks again

John
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Thanks a million times over Slim!!!!!
Fantastic Notes and GREAT Advice.
I can't thank you enough.
You Rock!

-Albert
"It has always amazed and baffled me that audiences will wait patiently in line and pay good money to have the wits scared out of them." - William Castle

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Thankyou Slim for giving me notes on a nice sideshow act, very quick to reply and a lovely man, very detailed notes too, a lot of time gone in there, but not wasted by no means!

I will remember this....

daz
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Have said thanks before, doesn't hurt to say thank you in the correct place.
Slim you're a star.

Thanks,
Kevin.
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Keep the candle burning !
Please accept my immense gratitude!

gratefully,
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Quote:
On 2004-11-22 12:00, sanscan wrote:
A. My take on this is, that the sideshow art, whether it is performing, banner painting, or gaff building is definitely a coveted art form. It's like the skills and secrets of a magician. They should never just be given away randomly to whomever. They shouldn't be sold, it's something that should be definitely passed down to someone as an apprentice, a person should seek out someone to instruct them and help them as a mentor. Then the mentor can see that they are genuine, See that the individual isn't there for the wrong reasons or just because they think it’s cool and they think they are going to be hip if they know how to do these things and can impress their friends. If a person wants to continue the art form they should do it because they believe in its historical legacy and are doing something personally to ensure that it is not going to die out. It has been passed on in this manner from one person to another, much like some cultures have done for many years to preserve their history. This is how it should be done.


I can't believe I just read this - Slim, you have restored my faith in the future! Everyone should re-read what he said there. I didn't think people like you still existed and I must confess ... I am now rethinking some of my future plans for the magic I've invented.

Thank you so very much for the info you sent me, it was most helpful ... you are now at the top of my list for "Most Respected"! If you ever need anything from me Slim, I'm just a PM away. If it's something I can do, consider it done! If it's something I can't do, I'll figure out a way to get it done!

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Slim Price
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Just car about what you do, and remember you're part of a legacy who owes success to the audience. Entertain them, listen to them, and most of all, respect them... Thanks to all for reading and responding to "the notes."
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I may be late,but better late than never,,,,,yes we all owe Slim a song of praise for without his like this love of ours would soon become extinct.

Accurate advice (In book form) For the stunts we pull is very rare,the dangers although real are not often put to the fore, Slim has done this and proberly saved more than one novice from a trip to A&E.

Ken.
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Kondini,
That's right,remember guys,there is no something like "PenguinSideshow" like what Penguinmagic brought to the magi the ease to learn the magic.Getting to learn sideshow is something still underground (at least the real work and secret is unbeknown to most people including magi),so Slim is the guy.

Keep it up,
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Stephon
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I posted this under the "Strange Secrets" thread, but thought it would make more sense to put it here:

Slim, maybe I missed the answer to this somewhere else, but are your notes compiled and available somewhere? Or are we talking about the notes you've been generous enough to send to individuals asking for information?
~Les S. Moore, The Dapper Dipper
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Slim Price
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Because of other issues the notes are only notes. If you need something specific about a sideshow act, (and some other things as well) you can just ask me...
Slim
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Stephon
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Good to know.

Thanks, again, for your generosity.
~Les S. Moore, The Dapper Dipper
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Slim
Have you ever thought of compiling your knowlegde of sideshow and put them in a book(s).I am sure this book will be one of a kind that will be sold out in no time.If you ever think of publishing a book,please keep me informed, I will be the 1st to buy.Keep it up!

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Slim Price
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There are far too many idiots out there, who will not realize the many dangers inherent in almost any of the sideshow acts, as well as those with proprietary interest in the methods. I wish I could share more but I still care about my fellow man! This way, I have a little control.You can glean a little of sideshow history by going to Sideshow_World and seeing The Slim Price Collection... There are other history posts there that are much more interesting than mine...
Slim/Howie Diddit/sanscan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sideshow_World/?yguid=108635
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Slim's being modest.

And what he says about publishing is right. There are too many foolish people out there, and this information should not be generally available.

We've recently run into a person who is proud of knowing "secrets", who says he knows the "Man Who Can't Be Hanged" act. The guy tied a noose to a swingset or something, and jumped off. He wrenched his neck. He's very lucky that he didn't get hurt worse, but he's too foolish to accept it.

I expect we'll be reading his obituary soon. And whoever told him the "secrets", is partially responsible.
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Slim Price
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Wade found the method, he says, in a book at the library... ? Makes my point!
Slim
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MagoStevo
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Now I see the point of not publishing these materials,but if we put this another way,that publishing methods (or secret)in a safer manner is better than letting those learner learn it a hard way (i hope he is okay that his obituary won't be seen in years to come).I mean a book (that's testified by pros in this business) is more reliable than someone who claim to know "secrets" and "teaching" other learner irresponsibly.
Just a thought.
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Slim Price
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Whatever...
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"The people who were dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music"
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