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Topic: Why Me?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 30, 2002 05:33AM)
I started magic years ago. It took me years to do it full time. Other magicians become professional so fast. Why did it take me so long?
Message: Posted by: cfrye (Dec 30, 2002 02:07PM)
Because you went the smart route and refused to give up reliable income to live a dream?

Because you didn't have just the right person standing in just the right place to further your career?

Because your look may not have been exactly right to get bookings?

Because you weren't willing to sell an inferior, under-practiced show to your clients?
Message: Posted by: Kathryn Novak (Dec 30, 2002 06:31PM)
Cfrye's right. You were smart and actually spent time DEVELOPING your show into something amazing, meanwhile there are those out there that call themselves "proffessionals" who go out, buy a few effects, and then start marketing themselves as pros without any practice, rehearsal, or experience time whatsoever.
It's not you, it's them. :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Dark illusionist (Jan 1, 2003 10:47PM)
Yeah, for example: I have been performing magic since the age of 7. My strongest magic is the magic that I do over and over again. For me this is kundalini rising. I perform it whenever I'm thrown in front of an audience, without music outside. It is a STRONG piece of magic for me. The magic which I just started to perform is not neccessarily weak, but it's not nearly as comfortable as my stronger routines. One day I hope that all the magic I do is equilly as stong.

Message: Posted by: debaser (Jan 13, 2003 01:07AM)
I have been doing magic for 9 months after a 9 year hiatus. And even though I used to perform all the time and worked in a magic shop back in the day, I have to have perfect circumstances before I will perform a trick these days and I hope to keep it that way for a year or so untill I feel more comfortable.

Being in magic then taking a (long) break gives you a nice perspective on what magic is all about . So I salute you mike in taking your time. Unless your just a slow learner (just kidding) :goof:

Best of luck

Message: Posted by: Hermes (Jan 13, 2003 06:50AM)
Don't feel too bad.

Learning magic is like any craft - it should not be rushed. There will always be others who progress quicker (and slower) than you.

Some people can learn a trick in a day which would take others years to learn. But can they perform it better than the person who's been practising for a year? Maybe. Maybe not. It's all mostly relative, my friend.

The important thing is: move at your own pace.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 1, 2005 11:18AM)
You are to be commended sir.
Message: Posted by: Partizan (Jan 2, 2005 01:45AM)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You have discovered the first rule of society. If you can get away with it then get away with it.
This is like a criminal (killer) who wins the lottery (yes this has happened a few times in the UK) the people who deserve the fruits never get them.
We have people here who claim benefits while driveing a merc and selling drugs. These people earn more (tax free) money then me without giving back to the society that they destroy.
For every 100 BRILLIANT singers, one rubbish singer becomes famous. These are the politics you are against.
It might be that a magi gets a slot over you as he went to the same school as the person booking acts. Do not underestimate this system, This is why so many incompidents are leading public life. Bush and Blair 4 example.
Anyone who learns a trick in a day then performs it for money has a different agenda too you. They want $$ you want :)
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 2, 2005 08:25AM)
But when they actually get it, well, that's the rub. Is it not?
Message: Posted by: Partizan (Jan 5, 2005 01:55PM)
No way DD. That is how it works, now reframe your priorities and it wont bother you.