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Topic: After 7 years at this pitch
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Sep 25, 2017 04:43PM)
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RmTJJsiqPw

we may if lucky get in the next 2 more weekends, but then rainy season. And the curtain is coming
down on our time doing this together! So much fun for us to get to do this.
The mind is willing but the back is weak! or vice versa!
Nala
Message: Posted by: Max T. Oz (Sep 25, 2017 07:12PM)
Hoping Thankgiving weekend is warm & sunny for you. :-)
Message: Posted by: D. Yoder (Sep 25, 2017 07:19PM)
You are an inspiration, my friend!
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Sep 26, 2017 02:24PM)
Now I know where the word "comeback" has its roots.

Nala, after working the past week,
polishing my truck,
changing oils,
tearing apart brakes,...'brokens';
I finally washed up my hands,
turned the old box on,...
and read this. 😕

Ling Ling fired ya, eh?

cmm,..
Someone once told me,
"The only thing that can keep a Street Performer,
from the next corner,...
is a broken truck."

Enjoy your next two weeks.

Do we still have a date for next year?
,....i hope to have the beast, up and rolling,..
shortly. 😊

your friend on the next corner,
Gallagher
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Sep 27, 2017 03:00AM)
That was really good Nala. I've seen you perform it once before in video and you still blew me away. I was wondering will Ling Ling still continue on after you quit. I thought I heard you say she's very passionate about magic but I didn't know if maybe you were more of a duet act
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Sep 27, 2017 10:04AM)
K_S_E
thanks!
when I told her I was going to have to call it quits, she said "you mean we have to call it quits!"
the fun and pleasure for us is that we are doing this together, which is something I never imagined we would ever do.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo4-RSZybKIe
We just have a chemistry performing together, love! for magic and each other.

She's into Taekwondo, an acting group (Semi Famous Players) and horseback riding so
has plenty to keep both of us busy.
Nala
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Sep 27, 2017 04:20PM)
I'm sorry to hear that you will both be retiring. I love seeing all the videos you guys put up. Even seeing you guys on the screen, you can feel the love and energy in your shows
Message: Posted by: Chatterbox41 (Sep 27, 2017 05:06PM)
[quote]On Sep 25, 2017, Nala Nosmoht wrote:
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RmTJJsiqPw

we may if lucky get in the next 2 more weekends, but then rainy season. And the curtain is coming
down on our time doing this together! So much fun for us to get to do this.
The mind is willing but the back is weak! or vice versa!
Nala [/quote]

How sad! Love all your posts and videos... you are a real inspiration!

Gary
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Sep 28, 2017 07:47AM)
Thank you! ...
to Peter Allen of Jamesport MO. who started this trip with a sponge ball routine at work about 35 years ago, saving me
from the career of "couch potato" which was the direction I was headed.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Sep 28, 2017 10:57AM)
Sad that this phase comes to an end. There is a time when the feet, legs, and back just say "enough!" and we are forced to listen. Now for the next phase of your magical life. Who knows what it may be? I am sure that whatever direction you take it will be fun and full of optimism! You are an inspiration my friend!
Message: Posted by: Chatterbox41 (Sep 28, 2017 12:06PM)
[quote]On Sep 28, 2017, Harry Murphy wrote:
Sad that this phase comes to an end. There is a time when the feet, legs, and back just say "enough!" and we are forced to listen. Now for the next phase of your magical life. Who knows what it may be? I am sure that whatever direction you take it will be fun and full of optimism! You are an inspiration my friend! [/quote]

Yes! Maybe you can take a young magician under your wing and take him to the pitch and let him or her be the continuation of your legacy!

Gary
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Sep 28, 2017 05:08PM)
Hey I'm not sad! Of course I'd love to continue, but I've had a pretty good run. I retired from my
day job 14 years ago, performed regular shows while I could, and just kept adapting to what I could
handle. Busking was the final one, and I've had 7 years on one pitch.
Beautiful spot by the beach, wish it could continue but that's life.
thank you for your generous and kind comments. I won't be on the street much, but I'll do it for
whomever until I no longer can.
Nala
Message: Posted by: jerry100won (Oct 4, 2017 10:45PM)
Nala congratulations on this part of the journey through life. Just like those before you and those after you we all reach the same point and be thankful for the opportunity.
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Oct 5, 2017 12:47PM)
Thanksgiving weekend here, weather has been good, we have "street" times booked for Sat. Sun. and Mon. then usually rainy season sets in. So
hoping for a good time good hats!
may not be back. exercising, riding my bike (stationary) to see if I can come up with more stamina.
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Oct 5, 2017 01:03PM)
Hey Nala,..rainy day.
I should be making beds and washing dishes...
But first,

We've dropped our Hat,
...passed our Hat,
Only twice (I swear!),
I sat my Hat flat.

Three times it's been run-over.
...too often kicked.
Four times forgotten.
....one time nicked.

It's kept my head warm,
...dry in the rain.
A couple of times,
..hid the throbbing,
of a cheap wine's pain.

It's held our fortunes,
....more important,
our thoughts.
It was home to our fleas,
our feathers and protz.

So much 'un-controlled',
'un-planned',
....'un-endowed'.
But for Ling Ling and Nala,
this once;
we take our Hat in our hands
........and bow.

. . , . . . . . , l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *. . . . . . .


Have a nice weekend, you two.
And remember:
"Old Buskers don't die(!).
They just drop their Hat for 'other' reasons."
😊 😯 🙃

a friend and fan,
gallagher
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Oct 5, 2017 03:31PM)
Your posts are keepers Gallagher! I mean that.
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Oct 20, 2017 02:37PM)
Just picked up a new pair of "street" performing pants (special pockets) from my Tailor. I don't know if I'll
ever get to use them. But I will at least keep a hope, and a toe in the door. It's up to the ol'back
which just isn't cooperating.

Season ended, raindrops falling on our heads.
Message: Posted by: Chatterbox41 (Oct 22, 2017 11:22AM)
[quote]On Oct 20, 2017, Nala Nosmoht wrote:
Just picked up a new pair of "street" performing pants (special pockets) from my Tailor. I don't know if I'll
ever get to use them. But I will at least keep a hope, and a toe in the door. It's up to the ol'back
which just isn't cooperating.

Season ended, raindrops falling on our heads. [/quote]

Hey Nala, you ever think of using a stool to sit down and busk? Maybe not the entire show, but enough to give your back a rest?

Gary
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Oct 22, 2017 02:16PM)
Actually Gary, It works better standing but with my one foot raised resting on a foot stool.

The Sun is out here (a bit) today, If it lasts, we booked 90 minutes from 2:00 - 3:30.
Weather here can change moment to moment

I've been following your thread, good to see you out there! 90 mins. is about my max though.
Nala
Message: Posted by: mike bonfield (Oct 27, 2017 07:39AM)
[quote]On Sep 25, 2017, Nala Nosmoht wrote:
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RmTJJsiqPw

we may if lucky get in the next 2 more weekends, but then rainy season. And the curtain is coming
down on our time doing this together! So much fun for us to get to do this.
The mind is willing but the back is weak! or vice versa!
Nala [/quote]
fantastic sir a true pro
Message: Posted by: mike bonfield (Oct 27, 2017 07:44AM)
Have a wonderful time loved your posts true pros in magic my kindest regards mike in the u.k
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Oct 27, 2017 09:41AM)
Hey Mike
Thank you for that! thoughtful comments certainly appreciated!

May get one last "kick at the can" , sunshine predicted this weekend in our area, we booked
an hour Saturday and Sunday.
Last Sunday we had time booked. When we reached our pitch it was sunny with lots of foot traffic!
Dark clouds loomed in the distance though, as we moved our props over started setting up they moved closer,
and the wind picked up! We hurried, "maybe we can get in one set Ling'". hah! by the time we were set up
the clouds had covered the wind was now blowing harder and getting colder! ...... "hey! were'd everybody go?"

we packed up and went home.
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Oct 30, 2017 04:10PM)
Great and unexpected weekend! Not supposed to be this nice at the end of Oct. here.

Weather fantastic, Best "hat" weekend of the year, Sunday best "hat" of the year.
Not easy to walk away from this!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leJz8UT5M5o&feature=youtu.be

Nala
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Oct 30, 2017 10:08PM)
Oops wrong video posted, s/b "summer day in October, Surprise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyDnJnOJDvM
Nala
Message: Posted by: mike bonfield (Nov 2, 2017 04:50PM)
[quote]On Oct 30, 2017, Nala Nosmoht wrote:
Oops wrong video posted, s/b "summer day in October, Surprise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyDnJnOJDvM
Nala [/quote]
fantastic SIR you will be back next season I can tell bless you both my kindest mike in the u.k
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Nov 2, 2017 07:29PM)
Thank you Mike!!
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Nov 3, 2017 09:11AM)
Busking in beautiful sunshine on the Promenade 28th and 29th of October. .... 3 inches of snow here this morning!
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Nov 5, 2017 03:21AM)
"...beautifull sunshine,...3 inches of snow..!"

If things don't change,
they tend to remain the same(!).

hey Nala,
I loved clicking 'the maschine' on,
and reading: "Great unexpected weekend!..."

I had to think back to the beginning of the year.
You were nursing your back,..
Carpial Surgery had you in its grips,..
you were looking back on 'your years'...

Ten months later,,..
you are out turning your 'biggest Hats'!

If things don't change,
they tend to remain the same.
Change comes to those who,..
keep getting up,
going out,..
...and following their
silly, crazy, hungery, curious hearts.

We enjoyed your film clip.
Your Linking Rings seem to really stop 'em.
,..nice work!
Smiles and 'thumbs up' to your Camera-woman! 👍
gallagher
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Nov 6, 2017 04:21PM)
Springtime seems far away, season is over here! chance to do some reading. my videographer is fine
tuning her rope routine. Rainy season gives the back a bit of a break. Chance to play with other ideas'
read a book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OIT3V0GK9s

window here for street shows pretty narrow.
what do you do folks do when season ends? Gallagher? does your Pi-anni have snow tires on it?
Nala
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Mar 16, 2018 09:54AM)
.... owchie!!! another carpal tunnel surgery yesterday. should be ready for May 5th
Message: Posted by: mike bonfield (Mar 17, 2018 12:40PM)
[quote]On Mar 16, 2018, Nala Nosmoht wrote:
.... owchie!!! another carpal tunnel surgery yesterday. should be ready for May 5th [/quote]

get well soon my friend you busking this season bless you both my kindest regards mike
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Mar 17, 2018 04:14PM)
Thank you Mike
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Mar 17, 2018 05:10PM)
Get better soon. I love sing you videos you post. It seems like you keep putting off retirement
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Mar 17, 2018 08:23PM)
K_S_E

Yes I am ... hoping to get one more summer out of the old body!
Busker festival here May 5th we're booked for that and a couple of days at The Children's Festival
Hope we can do it.
It is hard to give it up, as one day you will find out!

nala
Message: Posted by: D. Yoder (Mar 19, 2018 02:40PM)
You are an inspiration, my friend. I hope your recovery goes well!
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Mar 19, 2018 03:39PM)
Doc'
maybe you'll be in the area?
Message: Posted by: D. Yoder (Mar 20, 2018 04:39PM)
[quote]On Mar 19, 2018, Nala Nosmoht wrote:
Doc'
maybe you'll be in the area? [/quote]
It would be a lot of fun, but on the east coast is where I will be in the beginning of May.
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Apr 19, 2018 01:43PM)
...before Nala went into surgery,
he asked the Doctor:
"Will I be able to play the violin after this surgery?"

The doctors said, "Of course."

Nala replied,
"Good. I couldn't play it before."

,....so,
is Ling-Ling going to be singing(?),
this year?
A 'singing Ling-Ling'(!),...🙃

....it was a pretty loooong winter. 😊
g.
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Apr 19, 2018 02:28PM)
Hey gallager .... How was your winter hibernation?

first , thank you for that joke! finally some new material!!
5 weeks and left hand still healing but tender. Busker Fest May the 5th 3 weeks to
get better.
We have not performed since these videos from Oct.
Spent the winter working on a new "street" effect. An adapted version of Giovanni Livera's Rope, Nut, & knot.
Stand up, minus cards/card box. bigger nut, thicker rope. Trying out on friends (and my Dr.)seems good. we'll see.
Just wanted something different took some time to lean that "appearing knot"

Ling' says Hi! (and will be singing, but not with me, with her Musical Theatre group.
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (Apr 20, 2018 03:42PM)
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXcEF0Ms9ZY

routine can be shortened or stretched depending