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Devious
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He is much too modest, so I'll post some pics of my good buddy, Mr.Gallagher Hayes.
I salute you and the "Wholey Family". Hope that you aren't snowed in somewhere with a
flat tire and a busted transmission. Stay warm kid!

Do let me know when you make it back to France.
I should like to meet you in Marseille.
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His lovely and supportive wife Rebecca.
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The Wagon
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Fantastic!
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Brilliant.

Gallagher your livin the dream.
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Well actually,... thanks for the fotos Devious. I have to admitt, though, these ARE "sunny day pictures". Still, no complaining,.. no trading.
I believe everybody out there, is in their own way, `doing their thing´.,... "going their way". I guess, the `sticking to it´ is what brings us far. Sticking thru it in the breakdowns, bad weather,.. and drops.

I´d like to put up more fotos and tell some more tales,.. and I will, but the weather has turned `good´! We´re out humping.

The Diesel prices are hitting us really hard right now. They´ve gone up 20%(!) in the last two months. 20%!,..phew. Crazy, though, on the Streets, you never know what´s `round the next corner!,.. sö,..you just keep on playing.

We´re playing the German boarder towns right now, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, Rastet,... down to Freiburg. Our German is better then our French,... and the weather is still playible. We go down to 5° C.,.. we find, an audience has a hard time with anything lower.,.. funny, the fingers still function, though!

hey, I´ll keep in touch. I´d like to post some fotos of guys I´ve been meeting/have met along the way,.. tell their stories. It´ll come.
givin´it easy,
gallagher.
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You look happy. Congratulations for choosing your own way and making it a success.
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It's great to finally have a face to go with the name!

I'm curious as to your rig ... you push that cart everywhere you go? You pull it with the wagon? I'd like more details if you are willing to share.

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No worries mate. Thank you for letting me share them with the gang here.
I got your email. I'm heading to Ireland(County Cork) first, then onto London, & lastly France.

I'm travelin' lightly, so I won't take up much room. See you soon guy!

Dev/
p.s. I'll push the rig and give Rebecca a break.
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I'm posting more of these having recieved permission from Mr. Hayes.
The images may serve to answer some of the questions as to traveling.

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Give it easy mate and don'tcha' ever leave "Pokey" The Grand Ole Lady behind.
Cheers!
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LOVE YOUR PHOTOS
On 2011-11-22 18:12, Devious wrote:
I'm posting more of these having recieved permission from Mr. Hayes.
The images may serve to answer some of the questions as to traveling.

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Give it easy mate and don'tcha' ever leave "Pokey" The Grand Ole Lady behind.
Cheers!
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Geeze,...Devious is kinda showing a lot here. It wasn´t really so planned. Don´t worry, we´re NOT planning a `learn Video´.

In all honesty, it developed, thru the years; mainly by not having any other choice. And it wasn´t always so àsthetic,.... but, it was ALWAYS fun!,... and what I/we wanted do. I think that´s our key.
Our first waggon, was an old Post Office truck. We slept next to the piano,.. and watched the stars thru the rust holes in the roof. Sounds romantic,.. and it was,... but throw in a little rain, snow,... birds(!) picking on the roof at five in the morning.
,.. but you keep doing it, ´cause,.. well, it´s your thing.

The first piano rig,.. the front wheel broke off,.. not as we unloaded it; but AFTER we pushed it in town. Two miles. ,boy you sure look stupid dragging a piano home, with lots of props hanging off of it,.. thru the middle of a city. Seems like NOBODY wants to know you in such moments.
,... but, you keep doing it,...

I think THAT`S the "Big Secret". ALL the guys here: Frank with his Magic Shop. Joe Joe with his Floating Cigarettes. Mario, who takes a try at everything. Chance, who has played more corners then anyone I know. Jimmy, who keeps talking and telling it as he sees it. Kosmos,... doing it. Bobby Maverick,... doing it. Don Driver,... doing it. Danny Hustle,....
,..the secret is, all these guys keep going for it. Keep going for it, as they see it.
Today, we see them as `Stars´, but ALL of them,.. and the countless others,.. ALL ate their share of ****.,..... and kept going for it.
,..`cause, well,..it´s our thing.

.didn´t mean to get philosophical. I want to get some more photos up,... mainly of towns; not Pitches, but Cafés,.. the folks, and other Performers. (these Internet Cafés don´t make it so easy. Sometimes you can upload,.. most of the times, not. but,...i´ll get it coming.)

still rolling; but caught up a bit, in the sentimental foggy weather,
gallagher.
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That snow shot reminds me of my cab-over camper parked outside of Aspen, Colorado on an extremely cold night. The temperature got bone-chilling (-20F) deep in the high-country valley. I remember the propane heater ran all night.

Very peaceful...
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On 2011-11-23 05:43, gallagher wrote:
I think THAT`S the "Big Secret". ALL the guys here: Frank with his Magic Shop. Joe Joe with his Floating Cigarettes. Mario, who takes a try at everything. Chance, who has played more corners then anyone I know. Jimmy, who keeps talking and telling it as he sees it. Kosmos,... doing it. Bobby Maverick,... doing it. Don Driver,... doing it. Danny Hustle,....
,..the secret is, all these guys keep going for it. Keep going for it, as they see it.


Gallagher ... like myself ... and many others ... you have said some dumb things ... you have said a lot of good things ... you have said a few brilliant things ... but that right there is the MOST BRILLIANT thing I have ever heard you say! Post of the year award has been earned!

Everyone that wants to learn how to "street perform" ... or "anything else" for that matter ... that's how you do it. YOU JUST DO IT!!! And then you keep doing it. You don't stop doing ... no matter how many times you fail, no matter how many times you fall, no matter how many times you get kicked in the head for it, no matter how much sand is thrown in your face ... no matter how many wheels fall off your piano ... you JUST DO IT!

That's it. That's all there is to it. You either do it or you don't. There is no middle ground. I sometimes can't believe we have pages and pages of people talking about "how to do it" ... it's easy ... you just go for it! You can sit here and talk about how to draw a crowd, or you can hit the sidewalk and do it.

Great pictures Gallagher! Keep going for it till you've got it ... and then never let it go!

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Wow that is great... tank you for sharing... that's what I call "l'amour et un chalet"
Its good to see there are people like then in this dark...
All the best and keep spreading your magic...

edu
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An old Cowboy & his piano

Were almost there Rebecca, keep pushin'!
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The "Wholey" Family
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Cobblin's a part of the show too!
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Watin' for Mr. Hayes
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Anybody know where my screwdriver is? Not the tool, my drink?
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I'm certain that Gallagher, will agree that he couldn't do it, without both of them!
I'm very honoured to call you my Brother! Cheers to you and your familia,
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Bringing this up for all of those who may have missed it.
There are some things to learn by really studying the pics.

I spoke with Gallagher a few days ago. I Love You Brother!
Looking forward to the wine hermano! "Shakey Knees Tour"...
Please give Monika a huge hug from me!
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That's the way to do it, walking the talk, 24 hour SEVEN days a week life styile.
Every thing you do points to one thing show time, no time for TV, very rewarding

Gee I love that truck reminds me of our old Layland Road Runner!
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Dear Devious, dear magicians,

I stumbled across this topic when I was actually googling for one of Gallagher's YouTube videos.
I must say: What a great post & some pretty inspiring responses!

There is just one tiny bit of misinformation that sticks out to me like a sore thumb, so I'd just like to correct it real quick. Hope no one's offended.
It's just that the wonderful woman by his side and reliable partner in crime for over 30 years now is called Monika. (Rebecca is an amazing lady, too, but she is Gallagher's oldest child, so certainly not his wife.)

Wishing you all friendly side walks & stay warm!
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Thanks for clearing this up. Nosy folks like me want to know. I don't know if I will ever meet Gallgher and Monika in person, but I have enjoyed getting to know them through the Café.
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Hmm,..
Raining outside.
I'm sleeping with an (even!) older Lady(!).
{...monika had birthday, yesterday.}
Come to think about it:
It rained YESTERDAY, as well(!..!).

To release my 'agony',
(Does a guy who slept until 11 o'clock in the morning,
have a right to pass THAT word, thru his lips?)
..I tip on The Magic Café...

bwwwaaa?
'Guest User',...there is some explaining to be done.

First, let's get 'beccs out of the picture.

http://rebeccas-schuhmacherei.de/

...she became a Shoe-maker, in southern Germany.
At 30 years of age,
she's on her way collecting more,..AND BETTER Storys,
than her father(!).

Rebecca is one of my daughters,
MONIKA the mother.
12 years older......
[in some places, you get in trouble for that joke...🤔]
{after our FIRST Show, together,
she told me she was pregnant...true. ☺️}

,...who's going to kill me,
when she reads this.

'Guest User',...ha ha ha..
Here's the story folks.
In July, performing, in the woods, between beer-gardens, in Berlin;
Monika tore her 'outside cartilage/right knee'.
Exactly(!), in THIS Show!
https://youtu.be/wW-rR3OcWic

The 'tippity-taps', dancing cane and appearing silks
came to a....pause.
The doctors asked her:
"At YOUR age,...what are you hoping for?"
[They were in a Hospital,..
they felt safe...]

She had her knee operated..
We paused...
I have a hard time sitting still....

. . . . . . . . . . . ö. . . . . . ! . . . .

I always thought a cool Show would be,
someone sitting under a 'wooden steeple'
playing melodies,
by pulling strings,..
ringing bells,..hanging in the steeple.

I've played with the idea, for years;
...along with hundreds of other ideas...

Visiting my son, in Berlin, however;
he explained to me,
how he had to calculate the sizes of bells,
..along with the type of metal, ect.;
in order to get specific 'tones'.
...hmm,..my 'problem had always been:
"Where would I get 'the bells'?"

I didn't want to cast bells,
but now I knew how to calculate the sizes needed,
type of metal,
to make,..'bells'.

"Give me two weeks time..."
I started making...'the steeple'.

The idea is,..
in towns where there aren't enough folks,
for 'the big Show',..
I usually push out my 'Pian-ini' (sawed-in-half,..virgin piano),.
......while Monika sits around,..counting our money..
With 'the Steeple',..she could hit the cobble-stones, as well.

Five weeks later....
we've been 'out' again,..DANCING(!),..
for the last few weeks..
[.....come on(!..!),what do you EXPECT,
...in our age! 😄]
Monika's leg is as good as ever,.
ök,
a bit shorter....
she leans a bit to one side,..
(JUST A JOKE!)

But,..
'the Steeple' CAME together!
..as did 16 jars of Plum Rum(!..!). YEAH!
,..AND my video cutting,..

A couple of clips are floating around,
amongst fellow 'corner compadrés',
...here's what 'Guess User' was probably looking for.
(there's NO 'busker wisdom' to be found,
...i was just piddling,..
with time, camera, and table saw.)

'A Trilogie in Five Parts'
Part I: https://youtu.be/fDCOIrPR0bg
Part II: https://youtu.be/dvuWjTwuZBg

,..i crammed it in 5(!) 'three minuter-s'
....pretty boring stuff..

if you want to skip the naked scenes, blood,
and other explicit pornographic footage....
And, dispite my labber,
are STILL curious(!),
..just watch this...
{ Raining yesterday, on her birthday,
'die Alte' set 'the Steeple' up,
in our Waggon,
and,...practised...}
Here're the 'outcome':
https://youtu.be/2myg1ssmn6w

Phuuu, I'm winding...
I'll release..
Part III: https://youtu.be/Bs2yI5Kn30o
Part IV: https://youtu.be/uBhN5gixXZc
Part V: https://youtu.be/B82auwpOcFc

pfuiuu, I know this is windie,..sorry.
It's wierd waking up,..seeing yer being talked about.

Monika's leg is fine.
,..it's probably the World's-way of keeping her from 'playing music'!

Thanks for making it 'so far'..
gallagher

p.s.: Rebecca makes a GREAT pair of shoes(!). 👠
And 'an open door' for Artiste de la Rue.....

p.s.s.: Melissa, daughter #2, is a Psychologist, in Hamburg,...
,..if you're ever in need of.... 🙃

p.s.s.s.: We're in North-west Germany right now,
heading over to 'the father Rhein'.

* 'Busker Wisdom',..hidden in the dusty, un-read back pages,..
With the right mixture of sun, rain, acid in the soil, bees in the air....
Old Ladys, like wine,..become,...
fine.
finer,..
the finest.
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