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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Nouveau Pauvre, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Distinguished Member

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    China, right?
    2009 in Beijing is still on. It was 2008 in Bulgaria that ended up being canceled - it was a bit of a scandal for the board.
    Do you perform in DC?
    My only current weekly gig is for Clyde's of Columbia (in the MD suburbs) though I perform throughout the area. I was at the Red Rock Canyon Grill in Silver Spring for some time. I'm also talking to the Comedy Mystery Society in Gaithersburg/ Kentlands about performing there.
    Do you use magic tricks to attract women like Mystery? [​IMG]
    This is a rather sensitive subject I could write a huge amount on. Do I find Mystery and his ilk incredibly tasteless? yes. Does this mean what he does doesn't work depressingly well? no. Have I had surprising personal success in this area? yes.
     


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    Nouveau Pauvre Distinguished Member

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    Did Magic's unwillingness to stay retired ultimately diminish his legacy?

    Not surprisingly as a magician I know almost nothing about baseball.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    This is a rather sensitive subject I could write a huge amount on.

    Do I find Mystery and his ilk incredibly tasteless? yes.
    Have I had surprising personal success in this area? yes.

    You must have used it. Your gf seemed prettay hot.
    Not surprisingly as a magician I know almost nothing about baseball.

    ROFL!! Basketball.
     


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    DNW Stylish Dinosaur

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    Did you ever do your assistants back stage?
     


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    What one trick (if I were to learn just one) works best with the ladies?
     


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    Did you ever do your assistants back stage?

    I prefer the trapdoor. Just don't ask about the vanishing wand.
     


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    What one trick (if I were to learn just one) works best with the ladies?
    Something cute that involves plenty of tactile contact. Many self styled magic pick up artists would use these. (and I would agree)
     


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    You perform at Clydes in columbia I go there from time to time. used to work right over in jessup
     


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    Nouveau Pauvre Distinguished Member

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    You perform at Clydes in columbia I go there from time to time. used to work right over in jessup

    Cool, yeah. I'm right in that area. I'm there every Friday night as long as I don't have a conflicting performance. Just let me know in advance when you're coming by so I can say hi.
     


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    Will do. Where did you learn the skill? or is it just one of those things you did in your spare time. I knew a kid in elementary school who was really good, He amazed us all when he made his sister disappear in a class talent show.
     


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    Since Magician is in Washington D.C, do you do any shows or anything like that? I wouldn't mind seeing a magic show...haven't been to one in a very, very long time.
     


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    Will do. Where did you learn the skill? or is it just one of those things you did in your spare time. I knew a kid in elementary school who was really good, He amazed us all when he made his sister disappear in a class talent show.
    I've been doing it ever since I was young - 5th grade I think. I was kind of one those melodramatic youths as a young kid so that probably contributed. I'm largely self taught from books and videotapes, but I've had some help from more established magicians in the area. It's something I love and I'm quite proud of my progress in. If you add it all up and take an average I've probably put in at least an hour of practice a day for the last several years. (There was of course the requisite lull when I discovered girls, rock 'n roll etc.) You're in Annapolis right? I performed for the Annapolis New Years/ First Night thing last year and am hoping to do it again this year - it was a great gig.
    Since Magician is in Washington D.C, do you do any shows or anything like that? I wouldn't mind seeing a magic show...haven't been to one in a very, very long time.
    See my earlier post about this at the top of this page. I don't do too many public gigs now but have some odds and ends in the works, I'll definitely keep everyone posted. Of course I will be performing at the grand opening of Farinelli's.
     


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    Killer. Yes i am in Annapolis. I never went to the new years events down here I need to get out more . Do you have a particular specialty cards, coins, illusions ...
     


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    I cut my teeth as a close-up sleight-of hand performer (Which is what I do at the restaurant every weekend) but now I am focusing more on my stage act (which i'm beginning to get more bookings for) which has a big emphasis on mindreading and hypnotic technique.

    Still cards are my first love and some of my strongest material is with 52 pasteboards.
     


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    Nope. Like most magicians, Harry Potter goes right through high school a virgin while harboring a borderline unhealthy attraction for petite Asian girls.
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    And then posts photos about those petite Asian girls incessantly in SF. Wait, no that is . . . .
     


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