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the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Okay, yeah I know alot men Cantus but I am talking about one very special one.
Indulge me and let me tell you about him.

He is loyal. No matter how much time or distance seperates him from his loved ones, he is there. He is madly in love with one of the most beautiful women around and together they have a playful little "girl". They are a loving family, strong and very much deserving of all the happiness the world has to offer.

He is creative. He is a storyteller, a poet, "magic" worker, artistic with his hands and his computer. His imagination knows no bounds.

He is intelligent. He can run a business in his sleep, and I think he has. He has taken virtually nothing and had it grow into gigantic proportions, all because of his intelligence and business savvy.

He is witty and funny. Always there when a person is down to make a funny face or silly comment to bring out a smile in even the most stubborn of people.

His heart is so large I just fail to see how it fits in his chest. He loves and cares so much about so many things, at times I think it is all consuming for him in a very emotional way.

He is dedicated. A few years ago he had a vision, and he has stuck to it, believing in it with all of his heart and soul, all to bring joy and art to others. This is to the extent that he sarifices his physical and mental well-being for the sake of everyone else.

He is truly an amazing man, the Wizard of Oz himself hiding behind the curtain so that everyone else can enjoy his magic.

Who is he?

Malcolm Crawshay.

I think sometimes people forget he is there, or how much work he puts into this home, or sometimes that the newbies don't fully realize who he is. I just wanted to let him know how wonderful and appreciated he is in a public forum. I wanted him to know that I treasure every moment of his friendship and caring.

That I truly think he should be cannonized for his patience with me!

So here I say Hail to Malcolm! Patron Saint of Poi! (since spinning can be such a religious experience, it fits! )

My love and support and friendship and dedication to you Malcolm!

Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


old hand
Location: Nottingham UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2001
Total posts: 950
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Pele:

So here I say Hail to Malcolm! Patron Saint of Poi! (since spinning can be such a religious experience, it fits! )

My love and support and friendship and dedication to you Malcolm!Here here Pele!

Are we nearly there yet?

Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:Wow, that was the most beautiful post I have read in awhile.

All my props to you Malcolm, you are truly amazing! And i owe a lot to you

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438



one of the closest role models animating me today. In this community you created, gathered, and nourish, my millenial post is for you.

with all my love and sincere respect,

~ Mike

[ 27 October 2002, 11:44: Message edited by: FreMke ]

molten cheers,

~ FireMike

FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:Hey Malcolm. Thanks

(& thanks, Pele )

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Yes. Great stuff Malcolm I really appreciate all the work that goes on behind the scenes. I'd be lost without this wonderful place. To me, hop is like an oasis in a nasty, greedy world that seems hell bent on self-destruction.

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Yay for Malcolm! can't wait to meet in 2004 HoP Gathering!!
Then we'll be able to thank the Dude in person!
A great thread on a great person!

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always


*shiny shiny*
Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:YAY for Malcolm!!!

not that i have talked to him- but for setting up HoP and runnin it he has to be a great person!

And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go. It don't seem fair. Today just disappeared.


Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 433
cheers mate! very good job!!

(i guessed it was malcom when i got to "intelligent" ... do i get a prize?)

-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Malcolm? Malcolm is the kind of guy who gives me faith that maybe we humans aren't such terrible people after all.

He's a merchant who pulled a popular line of fire poi because he realized it might not quite be safe. He's generous, responsible, loyal, a boon to the art, AND...he allows this site to exist.

I'll raise a glass or to Malcolm any day!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

Location: Berlin, Germany
Member Since: 29th Apr 2002
Total posts: 577
Posted:Yay Malcolm! You rock!

Beauty is the conscious sum of all our perversions.-Salvador DaliHope without action is hopeless.


Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:Three cheers for Malcolm!!!
*hippity hippity Hoorah!!!!!*

I hope one day i get the chance to thankyou in person Malcolm, until then, a thousand thanks, a thousand hugz, and a thousand happy thoughts coming your way. You are wonderful! xoxoxox

Currently on the right side up of the world.


Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Thank you Malcolm.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:Malcolm, defender of poi persons everywhere. Feared by post offices both near and afar. Able to send packages with single... something or other. Yeppers he is a heck of a guy.

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"


the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:because i think it is important *bump*

Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 984
On october 26th 1999, 3 years ago, HOP was born.
A quote I believe in lots is quote: "We become like the crowd that we hang out with".
So thanks for all being such wonderful people

"May your balls always burn"


the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Are you serious Malcolm?
I thought it was around a bit longer than that.
This would mean I stumbled on the site literally days after it's inception! Damn...I feel old!
Thank you Malcolm.
I do love you.

Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


Member Since: 18th Oct 2001
Total posts: 195
Posted:Thank you, Malcolm!!! Without you, I would probably still be spinning the 2bt weave!! (with string and glosticks)

Hopefully I've repaid you for the bandwidth I have used!!!

So When will the "Poi rosaries" be offered in the shop?? Can they make beads in your image that small, or should they be ballchain/beemer configs? Afterall, what good is a rosary that you can't impress people with?

Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:hip hip hooray

You. Its whats for dinner!

As time passes, you realise all the mistakes you amde and the ones you wish you never did make.

The wave crashing on the beach

Location: NY, USA
Member Since: 10th Apr 2001
Total posts: 336
Posted:(Re-reads Pele's Original post)

She always has been able to turn a phrase. Well put my dear. Well put indeed.

Malcolm, (as if it needed to be said)
My deepest regards always.

Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...


Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Looks like Malcolm's going to have his work cut out at the gathering just trying to accept the thanks and hugs everyone's going to thrusting upon him, myself included

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 28th Mar 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:then why dont we all give a standing ovation!


Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:..just shows what hard work and dedication does.. well done Malcolm.. you should be very proud of yourself.. you have managed to bring an assortment of people from very different backgrounds and beliefs, together from across the world to form a tight knit commutnity..

My hat is off to you Sir,

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..


Location: London
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2211
Posted:Three Cheers for Malcom

I started tuning into HOP in Apr 2000. If it was not for this site I may never have bought my first pair of poi and started playing with poi. My fire chains were bought on HOP and Malcolm gave me some great advice.

Thank you very much Malcolm - you're a star!


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

DJ Dantana
Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:if it wasn't for this site and the col video I would still be doing three beat weaves....and thinkin I was good!

we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!


Location: Florida
Member Since: 20th May 2002
Total posts: 1463
You know what I think of you and of this site.
I hope your days and nights are filled with joy and goodthings

Keep smiling from that big heart of yours!

Much love hugs respect and admiration to the Man,