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Topic: Does Jeff McBride Tip Buskers?
Message: Posted by: Devious (Oct 10, 2011 09:51AM)
Jeff's creative approach to tipping.
Have a great productive week folks!
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Oct 12, 2011 11:21AM)
Not only that, I saw him last weekend watching and tipping his own Street Magic students.
Message: Posted by: Payne (Oct 13, 2011 09:43AM)
Busker tipping? Is it anything like cow tipping?
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Oct 13, 2011 10:55AM)
On 2011-10-13 10:43, Payne wrote:
Busker tipping? Is it anything like cow tipping?

If you catch them asleep on the pitch...YES!
Message: Posted by: Ekuth (Oct 15, 2011 08:45PM)
You guys stay away from my pitch!
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Oct 15, 2011 10:49PM)
After a busker is tipped, is it hard for them to get back up?
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 15, 2011 11:41PM)
Depends on how much change is in their pockets!
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Oct 16, 2011 04:39PM)
Also, do buskers make any noise while they are being tipped?
Message: Posted by: Jeff Christensen (Oct 16, 2011 06:44PM)
Seed money...not a bad idea.
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Oct 17, 2011 07:13AM)
On 2011-10-16 17:39, Dr_J_Ayala wrote:
Also, do buskers make any noise while they are being tipped?
Only if you tip them in coins.
Message: Posted by: MagiCol (Oct 18, 2011 07:18PM)
Do magicians get tipped into their books, or only their photos?
Message: Posted by: Devious (Dec 16, 2011 05:05AM)
Have you got a question for Jeff McBride, here at The Magic Café?
[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/pm_new.php?to_id=26450#menu]Ask Away![/url]
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 17, 2011 05:01AM)
If you want, you can also ask Jeff questions during an interactive live free show which is aired every Monday. 7PM PST
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 26, 2011 03:20PM)
The next Live Interactive live free Show is tonight!

McBride’s Mystery School Monday
LIVE magic, reviews, celebrity interviews &
news reports from around the world with
Jeff McBride and the faculty and friends of the Mystery School:
Eugene Burger, Mario Morris, Tobias Beckwith, Bryce Kuhlman, Larry Hass
George Parker, Jordan Wright, Master Diaz, Tim Wise, and many more!
A new FREE magic class every week! Watch it only on…
Message: Posted by: Devious (Dec 26, 2011 03:24PM)
Mario, I'll see you there tonight. Many thanks for the reminder mate!
Please join us folks! :pop:
Message: Posted by: Devious (Dec 26, 2011 08:16PM)
Come on over and join us right now folks. We are in the chat room with Jeff, Tobias Beckwith, and Tim Wise live on the streets.

Please take the time to introduce yourself folks when you get into the chatroom folks.
Message: Posted by: bluemagic (Dec 27, 2011 04:58AM)
I just recieved jeff McBride dvds set ,magic on the edge. I do enjoy them and it have given me another way to look at my magic.what are your thoughts on the dvds.
Message: Posted by: solrak29 (Dec 30, 2011 08:58AM)
On 2011-12-27 05:58, bluemagic wrote:
I just recieved jeff McBride dvds set ,magic on the edge. I do enjoy them and it have given me another way to look at my magic.what are your thoughts on the dvds.

Santa brought me the same set and I only watched the first one...good stuff there and nice
view of Fireman...I really liked to check it out one day...

I can tell you first hand that McBride tips buskers; at least, at the Ren Fiar... :)
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jan 1, 2012 05:57PM)
Please tune in tomorrow, for a new live 1 hour show.
Jeff and Tim Wise are discussing more frequently,
topics related to busking and future trends on the pitch.

Here's my question for this week's program.
[url=http://youtu.be/rbvn90fqNRI]Jeff McBride-Dealing With Hecklers[/url] on the pitch.

7pm Pacific Standard Time every monday with many surprise guests each week.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jan 2, 2012 05:59PM)
Animated question with Randi Rain for tonight's program,

Please join us for tonight's show at 7pm PST.
Surprise V.I.P. Guest
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jan 9, 2012 09:04PM)
Tune in for Luna Shimada on tonight's live chat, please join us now.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jan 16, 2012 02:00PM)
Posted as a reminder to please join us if you have some free time available at 7pm PST tonight. It's class night once again, http://www.mcbridemagic.tv
You will recognize many of the magicians logged into the chatroom.

Go see the new Mark Walhberg film set in New Orleans. You will love it!
Message: Posted by: Octarine Prince (Jan 19, 2012 06:22AM)
Jeff is 100% about it.

Thanks for the links.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jan 30, 2012 09:01AM)
Once again, it's a school night at 7pm PST.

Tonigh'ts theme topic is "EVALUATION".
[url=http://youtu.be/vBvCycTf3q8]DAVID REGAL[/url]
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Jan 30, 2012 05:41PM)
Looking forward to it Devious!
Message: Posted by: Jeff McBride (Jan 30, 2012 07:03PM)
I was very blessed that many of my early teachers in New York City were street performers. When I was a teen, I was sharing time and learning magic with Bill McQueen, Mal Cross and Jeff Sheridan. Bill had a delightful smile, rapid fire banter and was incredibly charming. He honed his chops in mid-town Manhattan, and was able to transfer his skill set and personality to work private events, and eventually, cruise ships.

Mal Cross was a magic enthusiast who witnessed Jeff Sheridan performing in Central Park one day. Mal had natural comic ability and a flair for the theatrical. Mal chose to work “theater intermissions.” The fifteen minute breaks that theaters give their patrons to go outside, have a drink and stretch gave Mal the perfect place for a captive audience to work his wonders. Mal made a living by doing street magic for many years. His persona is a cross between a Shakespearean montebank and a Catskill comic. He became one of the real Times Square characters. His many years on the streets gave him the chops and connections to cross over to working exclusive parties in the New York City area.

Jeff Sheridan was my idol and my hero. I would follow him all over town and watch him in the various pitches. He worked silently, with no music, and many people would say it felt like they were entering another dimension when they approached his show. Jeff did what we now call a sidewalk show, and it was highly theatrical. The many years of his consistent performances in Central Park put him in contact with many of the world’s most famous celebrities and influential theatrical producers. He was hired by Salvatore Dali, John Lennon and performed at many beautiful theaters in Manhattan.

What was impressive to see about all of these performers was that a common criticism of some street performers is that they are “too street,” and too edgy to perform at indoor venues. I think this is definitely not the case for the above-mentioned and many other performers like Cellini and Gazzo and too many more to mention here. I have witnessed good street performers that know how to “dial it up” and “dial it down,” depending on the energy of the audience they’re performing for, and the venue. It seems a well experienced street worker knows how sharpe and edge to carry on the street and indoors! Jeff Sheridan was elegant in the park, on the street and on the theater stage. Bill McQueen was a gentleman, regardless of if he was standing on a street corner or on a cruise ship stage. Mal, well, I think he even wears his giant hat and cape when he slept at night. He is “always on.”

These are the gentlemen who helped me get started by being models for me. I am forever grateful to them, and have, like them, never turned my back on the streets. I have really enjoyed my time teaching with Mario Morris at our events, and sharing time with special guests like Jimmy Talksalot, Mysto,Teey Cromwell and many more. What I learned on the streets of NYC I carry with me today. These men helped me develope my "Commando Show" philosophy back in the day and it is still working for me now! These guides taught me how to adapt to the situation, and I have performed at Caesars Palace, Radio City Music Hall, and the Mikado in Japan—the largest stages of the world, but my heart and soul are at home on the streets of New York, a Ren Faire or on the playa at Burning Man.

Yours in magic,


Next Monday Feb 6th on Mystery School Monday the topic is "street magic."
Message: Posted by: Jeff McBride (Jan 30, 2012 07:21PM)
I should add on, that it was many, many years after my street magic initiation with the above mentioned men, is when I heard Cellini talk about" The Royal Touch". This concept made sense to me; the power and mythic persona that he and others like Gazzo portray on the streets. These men, though working the avenues, seem to be from another magical time and place..yes, perhaps they have royal blood and are actually princes posing as magicians! I remember the day I met Gazzo in Boston....he was so chariming, quick witted and skillful, he was like no other person I had ever met. I often get that feeling when I watch experts like them perform..... This unique quality is something special in a performer. It is good to see that the lessons these teaches have passed on are still carried by their students today..and the "Royal blood line" contiunes. We are honored to have inspirations like these men.

Yours in the art,

Message: Posted by: G.Gilbert (Jan 30, 2012 07:24PM)
Very well put.. Thanks McBride
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jan 30, 2012 10:53PM)
The program from tonight is [url=http://livestre.am/1gjqp]Here[/url]
In case ya' missed it folks!

p.s. As Jeff mentioned, next week's show is strictly focused on "Busking".

Mario Morris should play a large part of the show, along with a host of other
folks you may recognize, from your travels on the streets of the worlde!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Feb 6, 2012 05:47PM)
Tonight's show topic is,
"Busking and Busking Only!" Please joins us misfits and miscreants!
Message: Posted by: Jeff Christensen (Feb 6, 2012 09:10PM)
Message: Posted by: Devious (Feb 13, 2012 07:33PM)
Once again, it's classroom night. Be sure catch Mario Morris'
Street Report tonight at 7pm PST [url=http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/tv]Here[/url]
Message: Posted by: Ekuth (Feb 13, 2012 07:55PM)
Online and checking it out, brother!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Feb 20, 2012 02:58AM)
It's President's Day over in the U.S.A., but it's still a school night tonight.
10PM EST/7PM PST [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gGVYytoxM]Show Teaser[/url]

This is for Dr. Ayala
[url=http://youtu.be/-Ow8Gut-4XY]Street Performer with skills[/url]
In Espana pronounced (Es-Pan-E-ah)

Click[url=http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/tv]Here[/url] for busking class room.
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Feb 20, 2012 01:04PM)
That was a beautiful and hilarious video - thank you Dev!

For anyone that watches it, that was shot in my hometown of Barcelona, and was around the Barri Gòtic (the Gothic Quarter). Check out the other videos on YouTube featuring this performer!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 7, 2012 03:47PM)
Win courtesy of Jeff and Abigail McBride [url=http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=6&cts=1331153617090&sqi=2&ved=0CHUQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stevensmagic.com%2Fproduct%2Fpending-products--revolution--the-secret-of-the-double-dancing-cane--mcbride---dvd__112934.htm&ei=xMpXT9rYEOansAL7rPmtDQ&usg=AFQjCNH3DjJIvwS5npIxzMXYrYTOS39kdA&sig2=KNCNmfkIsQcQYV8j5VIYYw]The Revolution Dancing Canes Dvd[/url]

The light up canes are great for luring attention with true spectacle to your pitch.
It is often hard to get them to stop at night, these work marvelously.

Be the first to pm the correct answer and win the Revolution
along with an autographed card.

[b]How much did Jeff used to charge for his backyard shows when he was a youngster?[/b]
[b]How much did he charge per week, during his engagement at Club Ibis?[/b]

Second gift prize is the dvd "Abracadazzle" Jeff's Casino Show in Atlantic City
and autographed poster card.

Question, [b]Who did Jeff once think Looey Simonoff was?[/b]

To find the answers,
Click on the center of the page to go inside [url=http://www.mcbridemagic.net]The House of Mysteries.[/url]

Please be sure to drop Jeff an email of thanks once you recieve
the gifts in the mail. jeff@mcbridemagic.com

You can also send him questions for the Monday Classroom Event.
Please try to keep your video questions to around 30 seconds and
post them to YouTube for the show. The winning question wins a
prize during the classroom night as well.

Good luck to everyone!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 12, 2012 02:26PM)
It's a school night once again.
Tonight's theme is "Gifting With Your Magic".
[url=http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/tv]Monday Classroom[/url]
7pm PST. Please log into the chat and join in the discussion.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 19, 2012 08:31PM)
Here we are in the classroom tonight once again.
As buskers we really need to network out there to learn about
the subtleties and rules of the various towns and pitch locations.

Tonight's theme is [url=http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/tv]Networking[/url].
Mario Morris' "Street Report" is obviously my favourite segment.
Please join us in the classroom. The show is live at 7pm PST.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 26, 2012 04:49PM)
You know the deal folks...join us if ya' can spare an hour or so.
Have a wonderfully productive week!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 27, 2012 06:25PM)
In case ya missed it like myself,
Last night's classroom session on [url=http://livestre.am/1m4xz]scripting your street act[/url]
Message: Posted by: gman (Mar 27, 2012 06:34PM)
It was fun and I hope tonights locked room seeion is a good one
Message: Posted by: Devious (Apr 2, 2012 04:38PM)
It's a school night once again folks...here is a sneak preview of tonight's show.
[url=http://buskingcalifornia.blogspot.com/2012/04/magic-academy-awards-2012-beverly-hills.html]Sneak Preview[/url]
Message: Posted by: Devious (Apr 2, 2012 11:13PM)
Tonight's [url=http://www.livestream.com/mcbridemagic/video?clipId=pla_0337af2d-39d7-4507-b5a7-fec1573018d2]Show[/url],
For those who missed it live or want to review it again.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Apr 9, 2012 07:36PM)
Another school night gang. 7pm PST. It's completely free!
Who else is doing that, I ask you?
[url=http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/tv]Virtual Wisdom[/url]
Message: Posted by: Devious (Apr 9, 2012 09:02PM)
Kevin James will be the guest tonight.
Message: Posted by: Ekuth (Apr 10, 2012 09:51AM)
Gah. Wish I had been able to tune in, but wasn't able to. Is there a vidcast link saved?
Message: Posted by: solrak29 (Apr 10, 2012 10:21AM)
Yep, it will be up in their "On Demand" section.

Perhaps I'm biased, but this is Jeff's element and you
can tell by his enthusiasm towards this genre of magic.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Apr 12, 2012 05:48AM)
[url=http://livestre.am/1npjg]Kevin James[/url] talks about his busking days as well.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Apr 16, 2012 09:25PM)
Join us right now. It's FREE!
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Apr 16, 2012 10:38PM)
Devious, thanks for the wonderful update!
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Apr 30, 2012 08:35PM)
See you tonight in fact less than 30 min
Message: Posted by: Ekuth (May 21, 2012 09:09PM)
Class tonight, folks!

Message: Posted by: Devious (Jun 1, 2012 04:35PM)
Move Monkey at the Cemetary,
[url=http://buskingcalifornia.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-post.html]Click Here[/url]
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Jun 1, 2012 05:18PM)
On 2012-06-01 17:35, Devious wrote:
Move Monkey at the Cemetary,
[url=http://buskingcalifornia.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-post.html]Click Here[/url]

Where have you been? And why do you continue to torture me with pictures of those beauties on your website? That is called senior abuse. :kermit:
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jun 18, 2012 08:27PM)
Come join us for a FREE online magic session with Jeff and the gang in just about 1/2 an hr.

Invite someone!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jun 25, 2012 05:06PM)
[url=http://youtu.be/0nvR_gD_xEE]Marketing Yourself[/url]
A sneak peek of tonight's FREE classroom session.
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Jun 25, 2012 06:36PM)
This will be a good session!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jul 9, 2012 04:32PM)
Class is tonight....the theme for the session is;
"Magic and Mime" 7pm EST. http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/tv
Message: Posted by: Devious (Sep 10, 2012 09:29PM)
I wrote an article on using comedy in your acts tonight.
It is also a topic on the Monday Mystery School which is live right now for the
next hour. Please come and join us, Sean Bogunia, Bizzarro and a few other notables
are in the room with us. http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/tv