Bearded Lady #2 and Moustache!

Hey Fun-seekers!

As the Twin Peaks giant said: "It's happening again."

The giant was a supernatural messenger letting Agent Cooper know another murder was a-foot, (I loved that show!), my message marks the second arrival of Hong Kong's new bohemian mascot, The Bearded Lady!

*Danny DePoe cruning and dancing with a guest. 

Next Thursday, the 24th of May at 9:30 PM, Salon #10 will again shake and shimmy with excitement, amazement and wonder as "The Bearded Lady" makes her second appearance. This event has a limited guest list and is by invitation only, sorry folks. I'll try and get an invitation to whom I can, but if you don't get an invite this time, know that it is a monthly event and it's only going to grow. I'm very excited to be a part of it again. This time we are doing a 1940's Carribean theme. Think Carmen Maranda in a Busby Berkley film.

*Paola at The Bearded Lady #1,  she doesn't need a new outfit!

The evening will be full of the fantastic. From magic and burlesque to knock your socks off live music all arranged in 1940's island style, this night will be an experience people will not stop talking about (at least untill the next one.)

In other news...

I'm meeting today with Robert Rogers to work on writing a new illusion show we have in the works. It will be nice to be able to give people a time and place to see it the next time they ask if I can saw a lady in half for them (I get asked that question every two days or so).

 

Also, I have a new suit being created by Moustache! If you are in Hong Kong and want the best possible suit made, this is where you do it. I have had other tailors make me clothing, but never have I found comparable service and style as I have found with Moustache. You may think I am a bit biased as I am working with them on the Bearded Lady, and you may be right, but it doesn't matter. Their clothing is to die for. And if you have a special look or the need for things like extra pockets (as every magician does) then you can't do better than Moustache. They not only have achieved the look I am going for, but they have done better. It's one thing to have a tailor who will make the thing you think you want. It's another to find one who will make something better than what you could conceive of. And if your not up for a bespoke suit, just stop by their shop, it's a great place and they do have a collection of ready made and ready to wear products.

*Ellis Hard at Work.


 

*Ellis and Alex of Moustache


That's all for now, I'll be posting again soon to talk about the HK art fair, great pie and new watering holes.

 

*Quinary, a new bar on Hollywood Road. (more on this later.)

All the best,

SP

 

Avengers in Hong Kong

Hey funseekers! 
Summer is here by evidence of blockbuster superhero movies, April showers, and the sticky hotness of Hong Kong humidity.

Last Friday night I want with a group of friends to see The Avengers. And...I'll probably see it a second time. It had great punch in terms of effects and experiential quality but it also had impressive character development. I was a little worried that having that many superheroes together in one flick would ruin the storytelling, but happily found no problems. It was a great mix of action and adventure, epic heroes, drama and an impressive amount of comedy; both cheesy and witty but completely self aware. I can get both very excited and very disappointed in movies. Little things, such as the effects in X-men first class, can ruin it for me. Happily with this film, I was the most excited of my group of friends. I was surprised to find out today that we had an early showing here in HK. Usually we get most movies after everyone else. I hope they do the same thing for the next Batman! 



The buzz I keep hearing about The Avengers is that they are hoping it can surpass the sales of the best Harry Potter films. While I loved The Avengers movie, I just don't believe The Avengers as a franchise has the built in audience for that kind of draw. I'm curious to see what happens. Let me know your thoughts below...

 

It's a comic inspired week for me. I also watched the new Comi-con movie: Comic con, episode IV, a fans hope last week on iTunes. I loved it! I have never been to comic con, but some day now I want to go. The film is a great exploration of an impressive phenomenon, and gives respect to the world it exists in. I also loved the old documentary "Trekkies" which explored the world of star trek conventions, however, that film focused a lot more on how odd the people involved truly are.

 If nothing else the still above from the collection of women dressed as Star Wars slave girls should be inspiration to check this documentary out.

If you have the time I recommend checking out both The Avengers and Comic Con the movie.
Enjoy...Stuart

Cinemagraphy!

Cinemagraphy is a new technique for subltle animation of gif. images.  Here is my first one:

Its a lot of fun to think of the possibilities with this photo/animation technique.  The photo here is at the begenning of the Chinese New Year fireworks diplay from a bus in Hong Kong.  Check out some very impressive ones here:

http://www.icanbecreative.com/30-moving-cinemagraphs-a-mesmerizing-technique.html