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by Mac Stone
December 8th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

Issue 8 of The Works has finally landed in our inboxes. It's quite good, IMHO. Agreed. I'm a huge Weber fan, really love his work and his thinking. What I love the most is seeing the evolution of his ideas. Issue 8 is an advancement of something he published in his Complete Mental Act, theres a pre...
by Mac Stone
December 8th, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

Issue 8 of The Works has finally landed in our inboxes.
by Mac Stone
December 6th, 2017, 12:21 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

I see.

I suppose I got confused when we started talking about Psience in a thread about The Works. Now I must write an apology to The Director...
by Mac Stone
December 5th, 2017, 10:17 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

Curiously I'm still waiting on mine. Maybe it will magically appear some other time.
by Mac Stone
December 4th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

When I spoke with Weber at Genii he said the next issue would be in our mailboxes by the time we got back from the convention. He may still be at Genii.
by Mac Stone
October 13th, 2017, 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4999

Re: Genii Convention

For anyone interested, I experimented with a little art project during the convention. You can find the results at the link below, I hope you enjoy.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/158945096@N05/zfxT31
by Mac Stone
October 12th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4999

Re: Genii Convention

Chance was the star of the convention.
by Mac Stone
October 11th, 2017, 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Forces

So when Andy mentions in the article the performers who repeatedly classic force, for apparent comedic effect, a chosen card we should infer that those audiences don't assume that they are being force to choose a particular card over and over again, and that they instead assume that any card they ch...
by Mac Stone
October 11th, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4999

Re: Genii Convention

Richard,

Are the photos from the convention going to be published online somewhere? Would love to see them, relive the memories.
by Mac Stone
August 19th, 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Speaking of the Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Speaking of the Genii Convention

I just registered.
by Mac Stone
August 18th, 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Sharing room at Red Roof for Genii Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: Sharing room at Red Roof for Genii Convention

Are you sure your room is only booked until the 7th? I assume you mean you will be checking out the 8th?
by Mac Stone
August 11th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

Is that private forum still in The Works?
by Mac Stone
July 17th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

TomJHodgson wrote:Have we had any more issues since #6?


no
by Mac Stone
November 29th, 2016, 9:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Works, Trick No.4, is in Your Inbox
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: The Works, Trick No.4, is in Your Inbox

Does anyone have any news on that special forum for The Works?
by Mac Stone
November 1st, 2016, 6:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever
Replies: 39
Views: 4869

Re: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever

Seems Jerry Sadowitz wasn't too happy to see these videos on youtube.

They have been removed at his request.
by Mac Stone
September 28th, 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

One thing I've noticed about some of Weber's material, there tends to be a bit of overlap. Not sure about an overlap, but he does keep returning to classic problems and solving them differently and probably better each time. Don't know who else went to Magic Live, but the idea of performing Jackpot...
by Mac Stone
September 27th, 2016, 9:52 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

One thing I've noticed about some of Weber's material, there tends to be a bit of overlap.
by Mac Stone
September 21st, 2016, 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

The Jerx wrote:If you want to make your magic performances more powerful and have them resonate in a way that feels greater than just "a trick" then this is a concept that I think is very valuable.


http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2016/9/18/the-buy-in
by Mac Stone
September 11th, 2016, 9:00 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Cuban magicians
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Re: Cuban magicians

Is there any new information regarding magic in Cuba, I'm very curious.

Richard, is there someone specific you may have heard that from? I'm very interested in researching this topic, especially now with commercial american flights heading in to Cuba.
by Mac Stone
September 6th, 2016, 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

performer wrote:OK. Here is his advice on handling hecklers. I am not sure if he is serious or not. If he is then he requires psychiatric treatment. And if people here endorse this approach then THEY require psychiatric treatment.


He is not serious. This is a joke. He is obviously being facetious.
by Mac Stone
September 6th, 2016, 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

what part of andy's 'style' did not exist before. exactly? Let's bear in mind I am not claiming to be an expert or an authority on magic history, I'm here for a stimulating conversation on magic. My point earlier in referencing the French New Wave was to try to clarify the issue of defining genres ...
by Mac Stone
September 6th, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Again, that self centered, entitled, privileged view that haunts the magic shop. I like to think of it as being cultured and having interests outside of magic, but to each his own. We are discussing something we would like to consider an art, I think it only makes sense to compare it to other arts ...
by Mac Stone
September 6th, 2016, 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Despite the now somewhat tired conversation regarding the vulgarity in "Andy's" blog, what can't be denied is that the blog has inspired what is, to my eyes, some of the most intelligent discussion to take place on the Genii Forum in quite a while . ... which seems, after all - to be the ...
by Mac Stone
September 6th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Brad, You make a valid argument. If I may make a comparison to the history of film the French New Wave was not necessarily a new genre of movies, rather it was a new approach. Each film existed in its own genre but dressed in a style none had seen before. The Jerx would then be the New Wave of Bizar...
by Mac Stone
September 6th, 2016, 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Having a friend think you know some cool stuff about magic is a better frame for a relationship than suddenly trying to switch to "magician" mode and treating him like a spectator. The only way to impress people is to be seen not trying to show off. Trying too hard to amaze a friend quick...
by Mac Stone
September 6th, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Brad, I think your caparison with Bizzarists is very interesting. My only experience with Bizarre Magic has been watching a few Eugene Burger performances, but I whole heartedly agree that Andy is trying to explore new emotional responses to magic. I hope that Andy will inspire a new generation of y...
by Mac Stone
September 5th, 2016, 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Richard, It was a polite suggestion, but this is your rodeo. Brad, It certainly is a refreshing take on performing magic, his enthusiasm and passion are also fun to read. I may not be as well read as some, but his ideas are new to me. Andy's language is vulgar and not to everyone's taste and while i...
by Mac Stone
September 5th, 2016, 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

I just read the disgracefully vulgar first paragraph and couldn't take any more. This most definitely HAS to be a hormone driven university student. Well if you refuse to actually read the source material perhaps then you'll kindly remove yourself from this conversation as you have nothing to contr...
by Mac Stone
September 4th, 2016, 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

I don’t claim to understand or appreciate the purpose of Andy’s blog, but unlike you I have read the blog entries on which I’ve commented. That generations of successful pros have long understood the importance of being audience-centric simply illustrates the fact that such focus is not an original...
by Mac Stone
September 4th, 2016, 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Most of you don't understand nor appreciate the purpose of the blog, probably why you didn't buy the book. Andy is not a professional magician, he is not writing a blog for professional magicians, the ideas he writes about are not for the presentation of magic in a theatrical setting. Andy is an am...
by Mac Stone
September 4th, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2016/1/23/d ... dhekzmuzq4

Here's a post I think sums up the crux of Andy's magic, the vulgarity is also rather tame compared to his other posts so it should be fairly easy for most to get through.
by Mac Stone
September 4th, 2016, 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Most of you don't understand nor appreciate the purpose of the blog, probably why you didn't buy the book. Andy is not a professional magician, he is not writing a blog for professional magicians, the ideas he writes about are not for the presentation of magic in a theatrical setting. Andy is an ama...
by Mac Stone
September 1st, 2016, 7:05 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

I received my box, as well. It is nicely packaged and enticing. I was wondering if anyone could give me a reference on the best method to use the wallet for the end of the first effect that we received. I've not used this particular type of wallet before. I'm sure details on handling the wallet wil...
by Mac Stone
September 1st, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 48861

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

I'll let you know how I like the book when my copy arrives in the mail.
by Mac Stone
September 1st, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 26947

Re: The Works

My Collection just arrived in the mail. The Complete Works arrived in a single package. It will be frustrating staring at this box of props not knowing what to do with them or how to use them, but it should be fun when I find out. I feel like a kid with a box full of new toys. Expertly and beautiful...

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