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Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 07-02-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By Chris Griffith
I'm just now seeing this post, so not sure if...

I'm just now seeing this post, so not sure if anyone's still planning on MN in July. but. . . my best busking has been at festivals -- go to citypages.com and check their events calendar there are...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 06-26-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,311
Posted By Chris Griffith
I went through his free intro session awhile back...

I went through his free intro session awhile back -- good stuff, practical advice. He impressed me with how engaged & personable he is. I didn't follow through with the full program mainly because...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 06-23-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 986
Posted By Chris Griffith
Merchant Accounts?

Anyone else sell mechandise at shows? I'm looking to start accepting credit cards, and am a bit overwhelmed by all the options out there -- what have others used?
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 06-23-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,517
Posted By Chris Griffith
Mini DVDs vs full sized DVDs

ANyone have any direct experience with mini DVDs? The 3" size is much cheaper to replicate in big quantities and I'm curious if they actually work, or if they are an annoyance and get stuck, or...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 01-09-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,706
Posted By Chris Griffith
Love 'em!

I've been using Zoho for a little over a month now. I LOVE the CRM, it works well at what it does, but it does have some limitations. It's not fully customizable, which means that it can't do...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 11-21-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,853
Posted By Chris Griffith
Coincidence?

Two-Faced Kitten Born in Perth (http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/twofaced-kitten-born-in-perth--a-hrefhttpwwwsmhcomauphotogallery200703071173166769017html-bphotosb/2008/11/20/1226770635862.html)
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 06-27-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,601
Posted By Chris Griffith
Mailing Lists?

Can anybody recommend a place to buy targeted mailing lists for festivals & fairs? I'm looking to send out some promo & wondering who else has tried this approach/has any ideas. Thanks!
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 06-01-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,118
Posted By Chris Griffith
giant uni

One of the best shows I've seen was all about trying to get on the tall uni. (Everyone asks & wonders - why not make a whole show around it?)
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 05-18-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,525
Posted By Chris Griffith
re: shyness

First of all, the more relaxed you are, the more relaxed the audience will be. Breathe out and they will breathe out with you. Hold your breath, and they will hold their breath as well. Feel an...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 03-08-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,633
Posted By Chris Griffith
psychology

I think applause & laughter both are very important, psychologically, for your crowd, for a number of reasons:

1. DOing something together like clapping, laughing, etc. bonds individuals together...
Forum: WHO'S WHO? 11-17-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,160
Posted By Chris Griffith
Chicago Busking

Choose your pitch carefully, then take the time to get to know all the possible antagonists in the area: other buskers, vendors, owners, etc. Do everything you can to get them on your side.

15...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 11-14-07, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 378,478
Posted By Chris Griffith
Sore Loser with a good point. . .

http://www.foundmagazine.com/images/finds/full/papercantwin.jpg
Forum: CLIENT/AGENT/AGENCY ISSUES 11-01-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,412
Posted By Chris Griffith
gigmasters.com

Has anyone used them before or heard of them? Looks to me like it's not worth it, but would like feedback. . .
Forum: CLIENT/AGENT/AGENCY ISSUES 10-28-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,871
Posted By Chris Griffith
I would wait 12 months, then send the promo with...

I would wait 12 months, then send the promo with a nice card.
Forum: GIGS - FESTIVALS 09-09-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,943
Posted By Chris Griffith
. . . or not

actually, the May Day Parade is produced entirely by one non profit theatre, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre. Each year they struggle to make enough money passing their own hats to...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 03-30-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 378,478
Posted By Chris Griffith
has it come to this?

MC Rove, sign of the apocolypse

http://www.afro-netizen.com/2007/03/mc_rove_the_las.html#comment-64812770
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 03-04-07, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,312
Posted By Chris Griffith
tag at the end

not necessary. .. the logo is right above it and the small vids are too small to be seen. . .

I love that triplets of bellvue soundtrack, though. ...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 03-04-07, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,110
Posted By Chris Griffith
Hey, Allison -- good to see your video & website...

Hey, Allison -- good to see your video & website up!! I don't know what to think about the whole "you tube" question -- I know a lot of people are also using "myspace" -- but too often the pages...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 03-02-07, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 378,478
Posted By Chris Griffith
word.

Bjork & Diddy have a conversation (http://www.negrophonic.com/2007/bjorkdiddygif/)
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 01-26-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,992
Posted By Chris Griffith
tried that once. . .

When I was starting out, I strapped three juggling clubs to the back of my bicycle, pinned a sign on the back of my t-shirt reading "juggler for hire" and rode from Minnesota to Winnepeg, across the...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 01-14-07, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,295
Posted By Chris Griffith
worst weather

Living in MN, I've performed in subzero conditions. . .

I used to stilt in a nighttime parade in December in DT Minneapolis through sleet and snow, with sudden gusts of wind bursting through the...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 10-29-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 378,478
Posted By Chris Griffith
swiss?

or is it Swiss? Clearly, I speak neither.
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 10-29-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 378,478
Posted By Chris Griffith
german link

got this interpretation from a german speaking friend:

Campaigners from the Swiss faction of the Animal Liberation Front had earlier told Circus Royal director Oliver Skreinig they planned to...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 10-29-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 378,478
Posted By Chris Griffith
wheee!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/86474756@N00/sets/72157594346059472/
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 07-31-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 378,478
Posted By Chris Griffith
ukes for peace!

http://www.sideshowworld.com/UPFM-U4PEACE.html
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