It's time.

A number of months ago I was looking through a bookstore, in the magazine section. Not finding what I wanted, I searched online.
Nothing, except a horribly outdated production that certainly didn’t fill my wants or needs.

I wanted something – some words, pictures, inspiration. Sure, I found it, on a hundred different sites with tons of searching – but not all in one place. I feel that it is time for that to change.

This has been brewing in my mind for months – and I feel that now is the time to act. I’ve decided to create a Carnival/circus/subculture based magazine, focusing on:

Cirkus
Dance (related)
Burlesque
Sideshow Freaks
Street Performance
Cabaret
Related Bands/Music
Fire Performance
with a chewy Green center, hopefully inspiring others to do what LiB has accomplished, and taking it further. Far further. Teaching by example, and making it incredibly available – and enticing.

The general outline is…
Interviews, with people all around the world – what drives them, what do they want to achieve? What are they doing to accopmplish this? If they ended up in jail with Paris Hilton, what would they do? Shit like that. Fun stuff on an exposing note. I – perhaps we all – know so many extroardinary people that we regularly perform with or see – but do we really know them? Do they know us? Not really. We’re part of the same thing,  – but hardly know each other. TIme to give the artists – the people we see, smile at and hug so frequently as we rush by them into the green room,  a human aspect – know their dreams, what drives them, why they are who they are. Peel them raw, with their consent. Mike & Shannon Gaines of Vau de Vire Society, Shrine, Dream, Boe, Vegas, Pyromancer (David), Pixie, etc.etc. – every person I can find… the list is endless. Each issue (I’m thinking bi-monthly or monthly) will have one, maybe two or three in-depth interviews.

It will have a section that has the scheduled performances of all of our worldwide friends, happenings and events, an editorial page, a section where people can tell their personal stories of how they got involved – how they manifested their dreams and made them come true. \nAn opinion page, just because we all have one – and some are interesting. \n\u003cbr\>\nPersonal stories – things that have happened to you while\nperforming, preferably somewhat humorous, preferably something that you\nhave learned from.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nThe Honored – A section that gets to the nitty-gritty of the ideas\nbehind the creators of such events as Lightning in a Bottle, which\nstrives to be as green as possible – and does a wonderful job. A\nlearning experience. We need to learn.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nInspiration – stories of/from people who have chased their dreams, why, and what they have gone through to achive them. \n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nA green, spirituality based focus, along the lines of energy,\nquantum physics, manifesting – without being too nauseatingly hippy.\nIt's all\nenergy, yo. I want this as an underlying theme – not "in your face",\nbut more of a suggestive thing. Letting people know what can be done,\nleting them know it's possible.\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nFocusing on the sub-culture – of us, of working to recreate this\nplanet with love, beauty, and exquisite art and performance. Making\navailable to the masses something that could have a serious impact if I\nam able to pull it off the way I envision it.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nThe main goal of this is not only bringing us all together in a\ncomprehensible forum, but more importantly (for me, at least) offering\na very substantial cloud for people to hop on and ride to their dreams\n- realize that they ARE possible, and because of that – we can change\nthe world. We Will, and I, for one, will die trying in the only ways I\nknow how. Beauty. Love. Making dreams real – and, quite literally,\nfucking with peoples' reality – letting them know that there is so much\nmore out there, and reminding them to see through the eyes of a child. \u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nIt is a wonderous world that we live in – but so few people see it.\nWe're the fortunate ones, and we need to let everyone know who we are,\nwhat we are doing – and what they can do do join us. Really, it's\nsimple – just be concious. We can make this work. “,1]
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An opinion page, just because we all have one – and some are interesting.
Personal stories – things that have happened to you while performing, preferably somewhat humorous, preferably something that you have learned from.

The Honored – A section that gets to the nitty-gritty of the ideas behind the creators of such events as Lightning in a Bottle, which strives to be as green as possible – and does a wonderful job. A learning experience. We need to learn.

Inspiration – stories of/from people who have chased their dreams, why, and what they have gone through to achive them.

A green, spirituality based focus, along the lines of energy, quantum physics, manifesting – without being too nauseatingly hippy. It’s all energy, yo. I want this as an underlying theme – not “in your face”, but more of a suggestive thing. Letting people know what can be done, leting them know it’s possible.

Focusing on the sub-culture – of us, of working to recreate this planet with love, beauty, and exquisite art and performance. Making available to the masses something that could have a serious impact if I am able to pull it off the way I envision it.

The main goal of this is not only bringing us all together in a comprehensible forum, but more importantly (for me, at least) offering a very substantial cloud for people to hop on and ride to their dreams – realize that they ARE possible, and because of that – we can change the world. We Will, and I, for one, will die trying in the only ways I know how. Beauty. Love. Making dreams real – and, quite literally, fucking with peoples’ reality – letting them know that there is so much more out there, and reminding them to see through the eyes of a child.

It is a wonderous world that we live in – but so few people see it. We’re the fortunate ones, and we need to let everyone know who we are, what we are doing – and what they can do do join us. Really, it’s simple – just be concious. We can make this work. \n\n\u003cbr\>\nI want to have the premier issue in print and ready by late\nSeptember, hopefully coinciding with the one year anniversary of\nBohemian Carnival on September 22nd.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nI'm not fucking around. This is what I want to have happen – but I will need help.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nIf you like this idea, let me know, and help if you can. This will be full color glossy, high quality.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nThis is what I need to make this happen, and keep it rolling:\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\n~ Website and web designer, able to frequently update.\n\u003cbr\>\n~ Software – Adobe's Indesign or Pagemaker, or CorelDraw – absolutely necessary.\n\u003cbr\>\n~ CONTRIBUTIONS! Photos, words, interviews, performance centered\nstories, tips on being greener, ways to change the world, reasons to\nfollow your dreams – be a part of the premier issue! \u003cbr\>\n~ Advertising revenue to produce this. SInce the magazine is not\nestablished yet, it will be very cut-rate – probably no more than $50\nfor 1/8 page, perhaps less. Anyone who wants to advertise their troupe\nor wares, let me know. This WILL happen.\n\u003cbr\>\n~ Marketing gurus\n\u003cbr\>\n~ Emotional support. I have no idea what I'm getting into, but it\nneeds to happen and I will make sure it does. There's something to be\nsaid for passion. I've got a feeling that I'm going to be somewhat\nconsumed by this, but I'll love every second of it.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nI'm also searching for a name for the rag.\n\u003cbr\>\nI started with "Cirkus" – but wanted something a bit more elegant\nand more encompassing of all performances, and thought of "Carnivalia"\n- which I love, but unfortunately already is someone elses brain-child.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nWhat I'm looking for in a name:\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nElegant\n\u003cbr\>\nDESCRIPTIVE\n\u003cbr\>\nall-encompasing (Example – Cirkus is a bit too limited – Carnival is the whole show)\n\u003cbr\>\nMemorable\n\u003cbr\>\nenticing\n\u003cbr\>\netc.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nShould it just be called 'Carnival'? Max two words, preferably one.\n\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nThank you all, so much – I really want to make this happen. Boe\n(GOOFERMAN) is rocking it with me, offering support, encouragement -\nand everything else I can suck out of him. In a purely platonic way, of\ncourse.\n”,1]
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I want to have the premier issue in print and ready by late September, hopefully coinciding with the one year anniversary of Bohemian Carnival on September 22nd.

I’m not fucking around. This is what I want to have happen – but I will need help.

If you like this idea, let me know, and help if you can. This will be full color glossy, high quality.

This is what I need to make this happen, and keep it rolling:

~ Website and web designer, able to frequently update.
~ Software – Adobe’s Indesign or Pagemaker, or CorelDraw – absolutely necessary.
~ CONTRIBUTIONS! Photos, words, interviews, performance centered stories, tips on being greener, ways to change the world, reasons to follow your dreams – be a part of the premier issue!
~ Advertising revenue to produce this. SInce the magazine is not established yet, it will be very cut-rate – probably no more than $50 for 1/8 page, perhaps less. Anyone who wants to advertise their troupe or wares, let me know. This WILL happen.
~ Marketing gurus
~ Emotional support. I have no idea what I’m getting into, but it needs to happen and I will make sure it does. There’s something to be said for passion. I’ve got a feeling that I’m going to be somewhat consumed by this, but I’ll love every second of it.

I’m also searching for a name for the rag.
I started with “Cirkus” – but wanted something a bit more elegant and more encompassing of all performances, and thought of “Carnivalia” – which I love, but unfortunately already is someone elses brain-child.

What I’m looking for in a name:

Elegant
DESCRIPTIVE
all-encompasing (Example – Cirkus is a bit too limited – Carnival is the whole show)
Memorable
enticing
etc.

Should it just be called ‘Carnival’? Max two words, preferably one.

Thank you all, so much – I really want to make this happen. Boe (GOOFERMAN) is rocking it with me, offering support, encouragement – and everything else I can suck out of him. In a purely platonic way, of course. \n\n\u003cbr\>\n***At this time, all submissions of photos and words are,\nunfortunately, unpaid. I would be a fool to promise anything right now\n- but hell, who knows? The revenue from the advertisers will come in,\nthe magazine will be produced – and after costs to produce it, whatever\nis left over will be spread around – and keep spreading as the rag gets\nbigger.\nThere's no reason why this won't be worldwide.\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\nWish me luck, and – Thank YOU!\u003cbr\>\n\n\u003cbr\>\n~ kSea flux\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>\u003cdiv\>\u003cspan class\u003d\”gmail_quote\”\>On 6/25/07, \u003cb class\u003d\”gmail_sendername\”\>Mike 'Vau de Vire'\u003c/b\> <\u003ca href\u003d\”mailto:mike@vaudeviresociety.com\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>mike@vaudeviresociety.com\u003c/a\>> wrote:\u003c/span\>\u003cblockquote class\u003d\”gmail_quote\” style\u003d\”border-left:1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);margin:0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex;padding-left:1ex\”\>\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u003cdiv bgcolor\u003d\”#ffffff\”\>\n\u003cdiv\>\u003cfont face\u003d\”Arial\” size\u003d\”2\”\>…oh and my Zune (brown IPod-like MP3 player) was, \ni'm sure, mistakenly lifted from the Pharmacy room, directly following the \nshow.  Please let me know if it made it's way into your stuff…or if you \nsaw someone disconnect it from the receiver in that room.  It was being \nused as the Pharmacy's music source during the Corridor Tours.\u003c/font\>\u003c/div\>\n\u003cdiv\>\u003cfont face\u003d\”Arial\” size\u003d\”2\”\>\u003c/font\> \u003c/div\>\n\u003cdiv\>\u003cfont face\u003d\”Arial\” size\u003d\”2\”\>thanks,\u003c/font\>\u003c/div\>\n\u003cdiv\>\u003cfont face\u003d\”Arial\” size\u003d\”2\”\>mg\u003c/font\>\u003c/div\>\n\u003cblockquote style\u003d\”border-left:2px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);padding-right:0px;padding-left:5px;margin-left:5px;margin-right:0px\” dir\u003d\”ltr\”\>\u003cspan\>\n \u003cdiv style\u003d\”font-family:arial;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:10pt;line-height:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal\”\>—– Original Message —– \u003c/div\>\n \u003cdiv style\u003d\”background:rgb(228, 228, 228) none repeat scroll 0% 50%;font-family:arial;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:10pt;line-height:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal\”\>\n\u003cb\>From:\u003c/b\> \n \u003ca title\u003d\”mike@VaudeVireSociety.com\” href\u003d\”mailto:mike@VaudeVireSociety.com\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>”,1]
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***At this time, all submissions of photos and words are, unfortunately, unpaid. I would be a fool to promise anything right now – but hell, who knows? The revenue from the advertisers will come in, the magazine will be produced – and after costs to produce it, whatever is left over will be spread around – and keep spreading as the rag gets bigger. There’s no reason why this won’t be worldwide.

Wish me luck, and – Thank YOU!

~ kSea flux

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