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Saw this over at Magic Box. Any of you folks have any experience with it. I must say, the combination of a book test with poetry does seem intriuging. I seems a bit like Kioku made into poetic booktest:

http://www.magicbox.uk.com/latest-products/haiku.html

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This looks really sweet. Something lovely to carry in the pocket. A clever idea. Have ordered one.

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Ooh, now I must say it is very rare that I like everything about a book test!

But I really do like the look of this one.

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The premise, effect and presentation all look delightful and delightfully simple. This is definitely on my shopping list.

The only thing I don't like is that the cover of the book says 'Haikus'. This is a common English mistake - the plural of Haiku is Haiku. Maybe this could be corrected for future printings?

That won't stop me using it though!

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Quite a nice thing to be able to point out to people though Mark, without another word it would make you look like a language/poetry aficionado.

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IS there a problem with the video? It is showing blank on my screen.
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No I just watched it...all worked well

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Thanks Kambiz, Im at the office computer. Cant wait to get home and see it.

A BT for strolling, intriguing. Hope some reviews will start trickling in before I make an overseas order.
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OK, I searched and found it here:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4795967/ha......t_hedan/


You got to be kidding! If this plays like the video this is amazing!

I am wondering if it is similiar to Kioku also?
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Jon,

Good call!

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This looks lovely to carry as a one off performance piece, but I'd be interested to know how risky it is for a strolling gig where someone may see it more than once ("can you do the one with the Haiku book for my friend?") ... or where you leave neighbouring tables with the drawings on business cards at the end. I suspect it might not be repeatable enough to perform safely at an average strolling gig.
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I have been told you probably wouldn't repeat this for the same group.

Also no fishing or Svengali at work
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On 2010-07-27 08:40, bond19 wrote:
I have been told you probably wouldn't repeat this for the same group.


For me, that also means that I wouldn't perform it for different groups at the same gig. The situations I mentioned in my previous post would make it too risky.

It does look great as a one-off though.
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No problem, bigger gigs just move on or show them something else when they ask for it again.


This reminds me a little of the BIP test. At least the size of the book does.
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On 2010-07-27 08:40, bond19 wrote:
I have been told you probably wouldn't repeat this for the same group.

Also no fishing or Svengali at work


So does this mean you will always get the same drawing? And does this mean that people who all of the sudden start reading the Haiku in the small book will see a lot of similarities among the "different" Haiku?

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The ad says its examinable. I wouldn't mind only one drawing personally (which most likely it is) but I would prefer it be examinable, at least at the beginning.

Hopefully Vincent will step in and answer a few questions here and there. I searched the site and there is no overseas shipping costs listed. Strolling is mostly my majority of work these days with the crushed economy. I like the idea of having a quick little book handy and then hand out my business card with the little flower and bee. Smile
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Giani,

Thank you very much for your helpful comments. But to what extent is it "examinable"? While the words of the Haiku may in fact be different but if a person actually starts to read two or three different Haiku (and it would not be difficult since by their very nature are short), would an image of a bee and flower always be apparant?

One has to take into consideration that this effect is a one time deal even if you do a different show for the same audience or person the following six months or even a year later.

Thank you again for your thoughts.

Michael
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On 2010-07-27 14:34, magicinsight wrote:
Giani,

Thank you very much for your helpful comments. But to what extent is it "examinable"? While the words of the Haiku may in fact be different but if a person actually starts to read two or three different Haiku (and it would not be difficult since by their very nature are short), would an image of a bee and flower always be apparant?

One has to take into consideration that this effect is a one time deal even if you do a different show for the same audience or person the following six months or even a year later.

Thank you again for your thoughts.

Michael


Michael,

Hmmm, now I hear ya. Yeah, if you had the same drawing, it would not take long for someone to look over your shoulder or comment about it. Basically, you could ONLY do it ONCE. Now, I am hoping this is not the case for sure. Stage would be okay but the size is perfect for what most are looking for.

Thanks for the take.

G Man
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G Man,

I truly hope this gets good, unbiased reviews as I really like the premise of using Haiku especially with the more literary crowds.

Thank you again for your helpful comments and thoughts.

Michael
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Yes sir, be watching this thread with interest. Poetry melts and swoons my clients into a repeat booking. At least I hope. Smile

The lousy exchange rate makes me sit back and wait.

Bring on the reviews!
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