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This is a fun routine to watch by a fun entertainer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvc68cKILxg
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Frye is a genius!
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Charlie is one of my all time favourite all round performers.
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Wow, I liked that a lot. Great performer. Liked the whole stage set-up as well.
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There were some really creative lines in that...
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I really like Charlie Frye's magic. He is sooo entertaining and, from my limited perspective at least, quite innovative and original. His cups and balls routine is probably my favorite cups and balls routine. None of the uninspired running narrative "I pick up this ball, spin the wand and the ball disappears" type of comments. And, his comedic timing and his visual slapstick (slapstichk?) is tight, logically placed and flawlessly executed. He makes the difficult look easy.

Man, I wish he'd schedule a magic lecture for the Portland, Oregon area.

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Although I like Charlie's routine a lot, I would not want it to be my favorite routine. Would not want anyone's routine to be my favorite.

I would like to be amazed all the time by as many routines as possible by as many people as possible.

Obsessing over one person's routine dulls the creative mind!

I still like Charlie's routine very much, including many of his other magical routines. Smile
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On 2009-03-18 13:29, madkiki wrote:
Although I like Charlie's routine a lot, I would not want it to be my favorite routine. Would not want anyone's routine to be my favorite.

I would like to be amazed all the time by as many routines as possible by as many people as possible.

Obsessing over one person's routine dulls the creative mind!

I still like Charlie's routine very much, including many of his other magical routines. Smile


Man!! With all due respect, how you can reach such generalized conclusions is beyond me.

Having a favorite routine does not stifle creativity. The two are not mutually exclusive. If anything, seeing such a creative C&Bs routine as Charlie's (or Kent Gunn's, or Jason Latimer's, or Tommy Wonder’s, et. al.) should inspire and kindle the creative spark within each of us. Why you would automatically assume that a person will imitate his favorite act and/or will not engage in creativity (and try to create his own highly original act) is not a logical conclusion to reach.

Additionally, having a favorite (present) routine should not prevent a person from appreciating other routines nor prevent him from later discarding that "present favorite" routine for one he later sees and which he then decides he likes better.

And, having a favorite routine does not equate with "obsessing" over that routine. (At least it doesn't for me.) If it does for you, such fact then speaks volumes as to your struggles and battles with creativity. Please don't generalize and assume that your struggles in these areas are universally felt and exhibited by other magicians.

FWIW, I first saw Charlie's routine when his DVDs first came out (3-4 years ago?) and I have not viewed the video again until MagicByUriel posted this Café YouTube reference today. Hardly any "obsessing" here on my part.

Also, FWIW, I have been "obsessing" over my own version of C&B's for at least the last 10-12 months and it is finally is starting to “come together". I still "see" about 4-6 months work to go in this regard. If truth be told, the first visages of my C&Bs idea germinated approximately 5 years ago but, until recently, I was stymied in how to accomplish what I wanted to do in these regards. (Sorry for obsessing on my own creativity efforts.) And, I can assure you that such creativity obsession is not, in any way, trying to imitate or to parrot Charlie's act. In fact, my C&B's routine bears no resemblance whatsoever to Charlie’s routine. That said, Charlie's routine is still my favorite--at least for the present time.

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Mike
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