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I'd like to see someone do a real television show on buskers. (Given the attention span of most television viewers, sorry to say the acts would have to be broken up.) Maybe with interview sessions in between. (We film the shows, then we go to Johnny Rockets and talk about the shows, then an editor screws it all up and we get angry at the television people for messing us up!)
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We? When did you become a busker? TURTLES!
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Still no turtles at the Mystery Lounge, oh well...
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Sorry Marty! It was great to meet ya' though!

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To Mandrake, I'm sure I've seen buskers featured on a number of news / variety shows.

To Danny........Okay, I KNOW I'm gonna regret asking this, but....what exactly do you mean when you refer to 'turtles' on these threads?
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For what its worth, I had to work in the same resort town as a guy who did hit and run magic. He knew invisible thread and pretty much nothing else, but he was a natural entertainer. He also had a couple of lines to get big bills. He could approach people do his show and collect while I was still building a crowd. Every once in a while I feel like the cartoon magician in the Idiots or the Dummies magic book. The middle eastern looking crowd is saying "The carpenters son is raising the dead and walking on water" and the magician says to himself "Oh great now who's going to want to see my disappearing date pit." This guy did it for me. People liked seeing my show after the Blaine specials because Blaine made street magic fashionable. On the down side, they asked me to levitate which I can't do. Bottom line, the hit and run works for at least one person and if it works for you, then you would be foolish to follow "approved street magic" methods. Tarbell often wrote that you have to follow your own path and the street magic vs busker approach is one example of the principle. Smile
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Flooglestreet,

Bravo,bravo,standing-o! Your post rocks!
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On 2008-03-05 13:34, The Mighty Fool wrote:
To Mandrake, I'm sure I've seen buskers featured on a number of news / variety shows.

Not as many as I'd like. And I'd like to see something more oriented toward them as opposed to just a 3 minute sound bite.
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To Danny........Okay, I KNOW I'm gonna regret asking this, but....what exactly do you mean when you refer to 'turtles' on these threads?

It's a Danny-thing. It's been decided by TPTB that it's "charmingly eccentric."

And Danny, I've come to the conclusion that I'm never going to be the 'busker' you and the others here are. I'm going to be a 'weekend warrior' for what's left of my ability to perform. And I'm OK with that.

But I am a member of this board and can say "we" if I want to.
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WEEEEEE!!!! TURTLES!!!!

I LIKE IT! Smile

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Mandrake, What the heck is "TPTB?" BTW, it's not just a "Danny thing." Notice that other people have turtled you also.

We all like turtles!!
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TPTB="The Powers That Be"

as opposed to

SMOF="Secret Masters of Fandom"

although here maybe it should be

SMOM="Secret Masters of Magic"

or even SMOB="Secret Masters of Busking"

And those other people are just jumping on Danny's bandwagon! The turtle thing is his and his forever!
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WEEEEE! TURTLES!!! Smile
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You win, you're much better and finding weird turtle stuff than I am.

Mind you, it's easy for you 'cause 'you like turtles!'

:D
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WEEEEE!!! TURTLES!
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On 2008-03-17 23:56, mandrake01 wrote:
Just for Danny...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRq3E2ylB4g&NR=1

Is it just me, or does Touche's sidekick look a lot like Danny? That might explain this weird turtle thing he has going. Smile
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I didn't notice. Does Danny sound like Fred Flintstone? 'Cause "Dum Dum" does.
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On 2004-11-15 09:17, MagiUlysses wrote:
The name of the magi who first moved magic indoors escapes me and is on the tip of my tongue but I cannot seem to translate that to my fingers and the keyboard; however, that event occured not more than a couple of hundred years ago.

It was Houdin.
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On 2008-04-22 07:37, Vangorn wrote:
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On 2004-11-15 09:17, MagiUlysses wrote:
The name of the magi who first moved magic indoors escapes me and is on the tip of my tongue but I cannot seem to translate that to my fingers and the keyboard; however, that event occured not more than a couple of hundred years ago.

It was Houdin.

I have a book, "The Art of Magic" by Carl Waldman & Joe Layden, it states; "Isaac Fawkes (ca. 1675-1731) of England originally was a fair and outdoor performer. [snip] Fawkes eventually rented a room to present his magic show in James Street near the Haymarket. He left his show to his son, Fawkes the Younger."
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