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Forum: USERS GUIDE / SUGGESTIONS / FORUM FAQ 03-20-16, 03:17 AM
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Views: 2,498
Posted By MagiCol
Sometimes not asking is the way to go

Hi. Since you have been busking there for months without being asked to leave, it may be better to just 'let sleeping dogs lie' and don't get involved in finding official answers when you don't need...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 03-19-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,156
Posted By MagiCol
I sell balloon models on the street along with...

I sell balloon models on the street along with working my Magic Show.
I make models to make money, not for the delight of showing how good I can make complex models.
I have a menu board, like a...
Forum: CURTAIN CALLS 10-08-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,114
Posted By MagiCol
Martin, I don't know if you get the magicians'...

Martin, I don't know if you get the magicians' magazine called "Magic", a monthly publication. Gazzo - a street performer - tells a story involving Butterfly Man. It's on page 64 of Magic 2002. ...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 03-11-13, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,403
Posted By MagiCol
Nick and Brent are far more experienced to give...

Nick and Brent are far more experienced to give advice than I am.
I think the problem of not getting a circle act going is primarily that you've got to have enough people at a venue to start with....
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 06-05-12, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,794
Posted By MagiCol
Wow, Mr. Taxi Trix, that is a whole lot of good...

Wow, Mr. Taxi Trix, that is a whole lot of good advice. Thanks for bringing it from the Library to this thread for our attention.
I'm finding that the more I'm understanding/performing Street Magic...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 05-29-12, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,473
Posted By MagiCol
Hi, Nick. When I said "sharp" and "fire" I...

Hi, Nick.
When I said "sharp" and "fire" I think the actual word is "dangerous" objects used on the streets.
Nick, if/when you get to Auckland or north of that, I hope to get to meet you.

Last...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 05-24-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,473
Posted By MagiCol
When I said "sharp objects" in my post...

When I said "sharp objects" in my post immediately above I should have also included "fire".
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 05-24-12, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,473
Posted By MagiCol
Hi, fellow performers. About the middle of 2011...

Hi, fellow performers. About the middle of 2011 the City of Auckland for administration purposes got extended away out into the countryside, so now it covers about and hour's drive north or the...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 05-24-12, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,794
Posted By MagiCol
Here's something I do to try to get a crowd: I...

Here's something I do to try to get a crowd:
I so some manipulation of objects/movement, sound, use colour. If it's magic gear, do something that can be repeated time and again and which is just a...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 10-04-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,070
Posted By MagiCol
Hi. I was editing an article of mine about...

Hi. I was editing an article of mine about Festivals and similar, and mention that one good area for busking or selling is close to fast food outlets, and that includes ice cream vans and the like....
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 01-23-11, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,380
Posted By MagiCol
"all participating artists sign a release which...

"all participating artists sign a release which makes it legal for CTW to use their image for promotion. I have additionally asked for a byline on the reproduction of my artworks.. I produce the work...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 06-05-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,853
Posted By MagiCol
New Zealand I just realized I should be doing a bit of...

I just realized I should be doing a bit of looking for myself, on the internet, and got some Google finds that should help.
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 06-05-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,853
Posted By MagiCol
Thanks for that, Jeep. Could you state some...

Thanks for that, Jeep. Could you state some suitable locations there, please?
And any contact names/photos of performers, particularly street magicians/balloons [my area of performing].
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 06-04-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,853
Posted By MagiCol
What's the current info on Washington DC

Im expecting to make a trip from New Zealand to Washington DC. Looking for info on busking venues, pitches, etc. Please.
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 01-23-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By MagiCol
cheap or long-lasting

I guess the alternatives for foot pads are cheap ones that dont cost much to replace, or long-lasting ones that probably cost more. I suppose the most important factor is that the pads give adequate...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 11-28-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,735
Posted By MagiCol
Is the home page bigger than the screen?

Hi, Dynamike.
A quick comment:
When I went to your site, on my computer monitor the bottom few lines - containing your phone number - needed to be scrolled down to. Is it just some computer...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 09-24-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,794
Posted By MagiCol
Smile Devin, Have you done a search on this site to...

Devin, Have you done a search on this site to find any other threads on the topic? My juggling is at the very low end of things, and I dont do it on the streets so I don't have experience of what...
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 08-15-09, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,025
Posted By MagiCol
Thanks, Nick for making time for write-up

I was interested to hear something of what's going on in Europe, and in your life.
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 08-05-09, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By MagiCol
lighter than a carpet

Since you are already doing it on the pavement, you don't need the thickness of carpet. Maybe you're using the word "carpet" in a general sense.
I'm sure there will be thin and lighter stuff than...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 07-12-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 25,529
Posted By MagiCol
Hi, Stephon. I'm a semi-retired primary school...

Hi, Stephon. I'm a semi-retired primary school teacher in New Zealand. Not many men nowadays still teach Primary school level, let alone the 5-7 year olds whom I taught for some 30-odd years....
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 07-10-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,760
Posted By MagiCol
Information for the North Island

All the above posts are probably still sound advice even 5 years later.
Buskers will sense from the pedestrian flow on public streets and possible pitch sites how worthwhile it will be to busk at a...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 07-10-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 25,529
Posted By MagiCol
A few flower petals

A few flower petals from a 1 year old todler boy. A gift is a gift...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 06-05-09, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,417
Posted By MagiCol
Shades of Snake Oil selling from the back of a...

Shades of Snake Oil selling from the back of a horse-drawn wagon!
Hmm, a parade down the street by the circus elephant and all, announcing the circus has arrived in town.
Forum: WHO'S WHO? 06-05-09, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,861
Posted By MagiCol
Hi, D. Thanks for your report of your first time...

Hi, D. Thanks for your report of your first time out. I wrote about my first time out busking, which happened about a year back. I've learnt a lot about being a Street Magician in the year or so...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 05-19-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,210
Posted By MagiCol
Here's a video of the brothers performing. Sure...

Here's a video of the brothers performing. Sure is entertaining:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/the_raspyni_brothers_juggle_and_jest.html
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