Sunday, October 28, 2007
you learn a SET SHOW, so it's yours, so where ever you go you have it as a tool to provide for you.
what do you do when you can't street perform as a busker?
what if it's snowing or busking is illegal where you're at or what ever, what do you do?
i worked for years in doors all venues from walk around to stage and was paid.
but busking indoors?
i saw an old street performer's video called "doing magic all the time and anywhere people will watch it."
great tape, sorry the name of the guy escapes me.
this guy's tape really had an impact on me.
you can busk any where you go, heck look at amway....ok maybe a bad example but it's true if you want it, you can make the money and and make the dream happen where ever you are, you just need alot of drive.
cellini told me a story;
him and his wife had got to the hotel she told him they were out of money it was late and snowing, so he told her,"i'll be right back" and he headed to the restaurant in the lobby.
he walked in picked up a glass and a butter knife clanged the glass got everyones attention and began his show. he hatted em at the end went back up to the room and dumped the money on the bed infront of his wife.
they had enough money for thye room and the rest of their needs......that's another reason why he's the master.
remember it's your show it's there to take care of you when you believe in it.
i asked cellini how he gets permission to work and he says he just tells the guy in charge, "hey i'm a travelling magician and i'm gonna entertain your guests" and when the guy asks how much, cellini tells him "nothin!"
after he does his show or shows the guy in charge might ask him to do this on a regular basis on certain nites, thats when cellini would hit him with a fee and stips.
you see it's like a paid audition.
cellini would also keep a book or a log with all of the places that would alow him to busk them and also the places that would pay him.
my friend peter at http://www.buskerscafe.com wrote this;
-Bro. Paul West in his DVD "X Marks the Spot" talks about working indoors. He tells the story of a guitar player that walked into the bar and passed around a half page flyer stateing he was going to play 3 songs and ended with the phrase "No Drinks Just Tips." He did his 10 minute show, passed the hat and walked out to the next bar.
Bro Paul then describes how he did the same thing with just 3 quick magic effects and supported himself just doing several guick 10 to 15 minute shows in different bars per night.-