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Smiles,.. crazy day yeasterday.
Landsberg am Lech.
Small towne. Slow internet,.. sorry, no photos.

The day started reading D. Yoder's request about Pittsburgh,.
brought up old memories,....
,I was telling stories the whole way pushing the Show into towne(!).
Monika was in good spirits,..
she pertended to listen,..
AND show interest(!).
,a seasoned Actoress.
I should have been getting my head into the Show,.
Landsberg,.. hard stones,.. few peoples,..
'well to do',.. meaning,.. they can 'do-well-,..without-us'.
oK.

First Show, 11 o'clock,.. small crowd, but humourful(!),.. Great!
10 minutes into the Show, the boys in blue show up,.. in a 'Busker Taxi',..
parked,.. just outside the Show energy,....
roll down the windows,.. watch.
,NOT so humourous.
Air became a commodity.
The audience came to us,.!,.. tightened up the circle!
We were there to stay.
Three songs,.. eight vanishing coins,.. our biggest trick was getting a smiles from our 'friends and helpers'.
ahh,..
they started the motor,.. went looking for another parking spot.

Second Show, 1:30.,..the heat started cooking.
33* Celsius. Full sun.
We set up behind the church,.. blessed with shadow.
After warming up,..( ha!,.. a little pun!,.. get it?,.."warming up".)
((cmm,.. sorry,. it was really hot out there))
After warming up, the Priest came out,.. with a big smile and said,
"Beautifull! Beautifull!!,.. but please, my friend; the Jeweler on the next corner, would REALLY love this!
Here are 10 Euros. Would you do me a favour,.. and go play in front of HIS Shop?"
hmm,.. 10 Euros,..
"Ok.",..
, we were off.
Five minutes later, unpacking in front of the Jeweler's;
this big, not-very-happy-sort-of-guy, came out of the Shop,.
"Not in front of MY Shop,...with your Organ Grinder and Monkey!
(I'm pretty sure he meant Monika there,...)
,..why don't you go and play in front of the Church!"
hmmm....
"the Church?..,?
gee, the Priest just gave us 20(!) Euros to come down and play in front of YOUR Shop,.. As loud and Looooong as possible!"

Have you ever seen a grown man swallow his false teeth?
First they turn red,..
then blue.... .
Red again,.. with anger,.. he said,.. or did he shout?
anyway,
"Here's 50(!) Euros,.. go back to the Church,.. and play THERE, the rest of the day. Loud. Long. ,.. and False!"
(I began to suspect a love affair here.....)
50 Euros?
"hmm,.. oK!"

We packed it up,..
the heat,.. the hot heads,.. 60 Euros in the pocket,...
too much for my old heart!
We sat the day out, eating ice cream.
Drinking Spritz.
,..and telling old 'Pittsburgh stories'.

smiles and trials,..
but keeping in styles,
gallagher,.
and his monkey....
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Wonderful story!
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The story continued,
to our surprise...
(,pulled out of Landsberg today,...found a 'Hotspot' for the computer,..)
((got some fotos up.))

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZSfonG

(p.s.: foto 1... the Jeweler's Shop,.. up the street from the church.
foto 2...Father Thomas.
#3..and 4,.. our Seven o'clock Mass audience
5.. the towne,.. in the heat,..
ect....)

We rolled the Show, Saturnday morning into towne. We knew the heat was on our heals,
but,
.. "squeeze two quick Shows in,.. before 1 o'clock"..... that was the plan.
9:30,.. we met the Jeweler.
Mr. Kahmke,... Herr Kahmke.
He was cool,.. "...one Show.,.. Keep it clean."
10 'til 10.45,... one in the bag.
Herr Kahmke got a kiss.

We rolled the Show down to the Church,... Father Thomas saw us coming,..
I believe,...
As we set up, two sweet Nuns came out to greet us,..
(god,..(!), one had a 'Dolly Parton smile',.. the other,.. Dolly's figure.)
"We're really sorry...."
,say no more.
"An Organ Konzert will beginning in ten minutes....
....we'll call the Police."
'Dolly Parton smile'......
,we packed,..
went exploring the towne.

The towne lays on the river Lech,..
in 1152, the folks build a dam,.."wehr",.. to power their mills.
Today, it's a small waterfalls,.. trees,.. shade,...
no peoples,..
On the city wall, though, I saw this ceramic sheild....
"die Glut lebt in der Asche",..... the Glow lives in the Ashes.
ahhh,.. nice.

We went back to the Church.
The konzert was over,.. but so was 'the day'...
the heat, took the street.

We parked our Show, in the shade of the Church, took a peek inside.....
cool,.. temperature wise,..
Inside,.. more gold then in Mike Tyson's mouth.
wow,.. these guys had some 'fat hats', in their times!
From 2 o'clock 'til 4, "Confession" was going on,...
haaa,..
my friend, Father Thomas,.. went and took his place, in one Confessional Cabnet,....
,...but no 'audience'.
I hopped in the other side, to give him some company,..
"Wie kann ich dir helfen?",.. how can I help you?
I didn't respond.
"Wie kann ich dir helfen?"
"ah, good that you ask. It's kind of dark on my side. I can't seem to find the,..
you got an extra roll Toilet Paper on your side?"
Father Tom hopped out of his side,.. opened my door,...

,nice guy actually.
We told him our dilema,.. the heat,.. asked if we could play after his Sunday Mass.
He suggested playing the Saturday evening service(!).
"Younger audience,.. better ears(!),.... young folks and families...."
He suggested we bring our Show IN(!) the Church, before Mass.
,set our Show up during Communion, in the back of the Church.
After Communion, he would gather the the folks, turn them around,.
we could have ten minutes....
We mentioned,.. that 'normaly',.. we have a basket out.
He suggested,.. he'd collect for us(!).
A Priest,... as 'bottler'(!)...!
,not missing a beat,.. Monika turned to me and asked,
"Do you think we can trust the guy?"

We did it!.
Seven o'clock,.. the Show was inside.
Right before 'our' Show, I took some fotos,..
,wasn't really sure WHAT'S aloud to fotogragh,.. during,...
anyways,..
enjoy the pic's.
The Show was 'oK...k'.
,..strange accoustics,.. and,.. a bit nervous.
,but.
Two Shows,.. in the bag!
We beat the heat!!
,today rain.

smiles,
gallagher
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I hope I get to meet you in person some day, Gallagher. If we put you and Dick Oslund in a room together to tell stories and we called it a convention, we would sell out the tickets.
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I haven't done ANYTHING this year. Haven't rehearsed, haven't gone out, just nothing. I'm not happy about that.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On Sep 1, 2014, ed rhodes wrote:
I haven't done ANYTHING this year. Haven't rehearsed, haven't gone out, just nothing. I'm not happy about that.


Are you trying to 'sneak in' to retirement???

I'm retired, but I worked a four day "convention" in COLON (FAB Magic) last month. Did 20 minutes one night, lectured, and judged a contest. The money was good.

Oh! I have a freebie for some "Special Needs Kids" next month.
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
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On Aug 2, 2014, D. Yoder wrote:
I hope I get to meet you in person some day, Gallagher. If we put you and Dick Oslund in a room together to tell stories and we called it a convention, we would sell out the tickets.



At two bits per ticket! --We could "clean up"!
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On Sep 1, 2014, ed rhodes wrote:
I haven't done ANYTHING this year. Haven't rehearsed, haven't gone out, just nothing. I'm not happy about that.


Are you trying to 'sneak in' to retirement???

I'm retired, but I worked a four day "convention" in COLON (FAB Magic) last month. Did 20 minutes one night, lectured, and judged a contest. The money was good.

Oh! I have a freebie for some "Special Needs Kids" next month.


If I were to retire it would be from Wally World and it would free up my time. (When I retire, I'd like to go full time into the "birthday party" setting) Nope, just been lazy this year. (My daughter says I might have clinical depression. I've looked up someone, but haven't called yet.)
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Ed, if you have clinical depression seek help NOW!! That's what Robin Williams had.
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Robin had demons. (Not in the literal sense) I just can't get motivated.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Ed,
You may not know or acknowledge your demons. Won't hurt to talk with a professional. Best
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Oh yeah, I'm thinking it over. Just haven't had the opportunity yet.

Thank you for your concern.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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