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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Well, after a stressful/fun/eventful/tiring/confusing/wonderful weekend at the Beautiful Days festival, I came away with one question.
In particular, this is aimed at Glass, but others I'm sure will be able to contribute.

One of the stalls was the Mushy Pea Juggling stall, manned by a very nice guy called Steve.
The second sentance he said to me was (and I quote) "I invented contact staff..." which is quite a claim. He said Glass (amidst others) had attended his workshops and that all things contact staffy basically came from him. Two questions:
1) Is this true?
2) Where does he hang out/spin?

Although not a great staff spinner myself, I have to admit that he was freakin' awesome! I was very sceptical after such a bold claim but - damn it - he was VERY good.
Also his CJ was very good, well, awesome (I asked if he was the SilverMan but he isn't...) and his club spinning was like nothing I'd ever seen before - wicked! I really must get myself a 4" ball soon.

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
generally the way around saying someone "invented" something is to call them
Quote:

the father of modern <insert invention here>


instead biggrin

pretty much all the Londony contact stuff i know comes via Knoxious and Ogre Tim - who in turn got most of their stuff (i think) from a baton twirler who used to go to the Viaduct.

But that's all based on vague memorys of hearing stuff what other people had heard maybe rolleyes

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."


mushypeastevemember
11 posts

Posted:
woops, well that didn't go as badly as it might have done!
thanks to all those who said nice things about me! smile
i've written a little history in the introductions page.
i hope that'll clear this up and not cause any more controversy wink
oh by the way, that link to poipoi won't help anyone find me.

SpannerBRONZE Member
remembers when it was all fields round here
2,790 posts
Location: in the works... somewhere..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Hooray - you've been found! welcome

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"


steve dbBRONZE Member
enthusiast
272 posts
Location: bristol, uk


Posted:
Quote:

Ah. I thought you could mean the juggler Steve Brown. Mind you, I haven't seen him recently so I'm not sure of his follicular status ubblol You could have a look at the University of Southampton's Juggling Club gallery and see




not that it's necessary any more since the quote was from a fair
while ago and since you've found mushy steve, but i'm the steve
brown of whom you referred to, and i'm almost certain that i haven't
invented contact staff. however, i'm not ruling out doing so in the
future. i am follically well, but have no idea who you are spanner.
have we met?

SpannerBRONZE Member
remembers when it was all fields round here
2,790 posts
Location: in the works... somewhere..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Yes, we have! ubbrollsmile

I came down to the common last year when Shereezals invited me to your barbeque. I was the quiet one with dreads, though my own follicular status has changed somewhat ubblol

A PM is winging it's way to you biggrin

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"


andrewjameswood4321Member
2 posts

Posted:
I gave Mushy Pea Steve his first jobs a juggler and circus skills talent! He was an awesome luminary of the skills of contact crystals and Juggling Balls. He was an amazing talent himself however it was him and his Mushy Pea owner group who formed an incredible community of other luminaries and enthusiasts ath the Mushy Pea shop and the many circus workshops that existed in Manchester in the 1990's , Mushy Pea were and sounds like still are pushing the boundaries of circus skills as they were as young people back then in 1995 . I moved from circus and juggling to Acting. In actng we believe in Complicity. the energy between people in performance. Mushy Pea Steve.Hairy Graham and Rob the juggler had compicity in abundance thats were they were and are in the mall group of circus skills artists and companies who are the best like Sean Gandini and the Gandini Juggling Project, Archaos Circus and Cirque Du Soleil. In fact Mushy Pea Company led by Steve and Cirque Du Soleil really should get together and the Mushy Pea company led by Steve could teach the circus artists and maybe if we all get really lucky perform! They are masters of the body and staying in shape in a sustainable and fun way as ell as being circus luminaries like STeve Mills of Mills Mes fame , he invented a juggling trick and is an american legend like Anthony Gatto but still be superfit. so g It comes as no surprise to me that he has originated Contact Staff. I had never heard the term before I read it in your article as I have not seen Mushy Pea Steve for maybe 10 years as our live shave taken different paths however I always send him love vibes and awe at his talent as I send love to you young lady who wriote the first post of this string, who learnt some from Mushy Pae Steve and has a fun circus skills learning scene with the lovely, super talented, down to earth!
and incredible man that is Mushy Pea Steve

andrewjameswood4321Member
2 posts

Posted:
Shit this debate was 14 years ago!! lun ya's Andy Wood
aka Scattacash the Retired Jester xox

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