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ROBERT BLAKE
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MICHEAL Ammar said:"everybody needs a place to be bad". for him it was the old people homes for others it is the street.
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Ha! Bob! Mark Leddy (booking agent and talent "coordinator" for the old Ed Sullican Show) said (40 + years ago)::: "There's no place left to be lousy in!" Hee Hee
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This spring (if it ever gets here in the Midwest) will be my first attempt at busking. I've been performing for many, many years. But being hired to do a show and street performing are 2 different beasts. I'm excited, nervous, scared all at the same time. But, I figure....what's the worst thing that can happen? If I suck, people will just walk away...odds are they won't kill me. So, all in all, that's not so bad. I have a complete set worked out and rehearsed. I'm just waiting to see how long it will take for me to be thinking...."ok this routine doesn't work here....this line is flat....I need more scripting here.....lol. probably will happen just after the first gathering...lol.
oh well, I'm hoping to get out in 2-3 weeks....so I will report back and let you know how much I sucked....lol.
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Hey Robert! Think POSITIVE!

Yes! a club date is a 'different beast'. But, if you understand that, you're already half way there!

Yes, you may get a "fleeing ovation". But, they wont tar & feather you!!!

Gene Anderson (T&R Newspaper) when he was starting out, would audio tape EVERY SHOW. On his way home, he would listen to audience reactions (while the whole show was fresh in his mind). Later, he would make notes of every response and every laugh. Tapes don't lie! He was "ruthless" in critiquing his own show. Every show got better. (It wasn't that bad in the first place!

Even better, if you have a friend with a video camera, there's nothing like seeing yourself!

Think positive thoughts!
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OOOPS~ I meant Patrick (as in Flanagan)!
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OOOPS~ I meant Patrick (as in Flanagan)!
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Hmmm, video. When I try hitting the street this summer, I may have to find a friend to come along with a camcorder my first time or two around. Thanks, Dick!
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