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Re: Dancing Cane - a new design

Simon Drake KILLED an audience of magicians with his Dancing Cane combined with an industrial-strength strobe at the International Magic Convention in London a year ago. Matt Field I performed at a small hippy rock festival on the south island of New Zealand ... 1978/79 Simon was on the bill too (j...
by Timothy Hyde
09/15/14 07:07 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Dancing Cane - a new design
Replies: 65
Views: 5757

Re: Magic in a good light

This program is now being run here in Australia
based on the UK model

Getting great press and TV

TH
by Timothy Hyde
08/27/14 10:11 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic in a good light
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: MC'ing a magic contest

Karrell Fox outlined 20 or so of his fun Intros in "Another Book"

I doubt that many of them would clash with current magic contest fare
by Timothy Hyde
08/27/14 10:02 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: MC'ing a magic contest
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Exposure in Boing Boing

This was the first Mental effect I ever performed
(hmmm ... 50 odd years ago)
learning it from the '63 Book of Magic

a fairly influential moment for me
by Timothy Hyde
05/19/14 07:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Exposure in Boing Boing
Replies: 20
Views: 2278

Re: Becker's

Steve Hook wrote:It's the ol' "ten year old thread" trick! Michael, be sure to note that lots have happened in the last ten years, though of course MOAB and FB are still golden.


Not only still golden but now available in a combined volume in the form of the MOAB Pocket Edition
by Timothy Hyde
08/22/13 10:10 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Becker's "Ultimate Flashback"
Replies: 21
Views: 3273

Re: How to butcher Interlude on national television

there's always The Twins

http://www.theillusionists.com/
by Timothy Hyde
07/25/13 04:17 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to butcher Interlude on national television
Replies: 31
Views: 4227

Re: How to butcher Interlude on national television

Jonathan Pendragon wrote: so that her shoulders were parallel to the ground when she pushed through.


Yes, that's the point so many forget
or sadly don't understand
and it's amplified in still shots
by Timothy Hyde
07/24/13 11:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to butcher Interlude on national television
Replies: 31
Views: 4227

Re: How to butcher Interlude on national television

I'm always surprised when people use it as a publicity shot
with various contortions & twists clearly visible

A google image search will show you some shockers

I like the illusion in the right hands
but it seems a very easy one to do very badly
by Timothy Hyde
07/24/13 02:09 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to butcher Interlude on national television
Replies: 31
Views: 4227

Re: Kostya Kimlat

I honestly can't remember ticking a box that said "send me stuff" but... I am a customer of his, have bought several items online so fully expect to get emails from him as I do from many of the dealers I buy from However I also expect that there will be an unsubscribe link on these mailing...
by Timothy Hyde
02/03/13 07:45 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Kostya Kimlat
Replies: 11
Views: 1804

Re: Kostya Kimlat

Any emails I've recieved from Kostya have always contained an Unsubscribe link powered by InfusionSoft.

I've never used the link as I think he is a brilliant performer and thinker, but I'm sure it would work.
by Timothy Hyde
02/02/13 08:21 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Kostya Kimlat
Replies: 11
Views: 1804

Re: Brian Sibley is The Lord of the Rings!

Alexander, thanks for the direct BBC links
Perfect for some long flights coming up

TH
by Timothy Hyde
01/10/13 07:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brian Sibley is The Lord of the Rings!
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Fascinating look at the Indian Rope Trick

Not sure about his use of the term "Multiple Outs"

I feel "Dual Reality" is more appropriate ?
by Timothy Hyde
01/01/13 06:16 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fascinating look at the Indian Rope Trick
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Fascinating look at the Indian Rope Trick

Australian historian Jim McKeague takes a new look at the complex history and early accounts of the Indian Rope Trick.

Well worth a read http://theindianropetrick.com/

Timothy
by Timothy Hyde
01/01/13 06:13 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fascinating look at the Indian Rope Trick
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Gypsy Thread

Originally posted by Pete Biro: Basting thread is the hot tip... Yes, basting thread is ideal. And you're right about Marconik recommending it. Sometime in the 80's I remember buying a manuscript called "Markonik's Ultimate Gypsy Thread" (or something like that) from Paul Diamond, but thr...
by Timothy Hyde
11/23/12 06:56 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gypsy Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2082

Re: Library Organization and Software Recommendations Please

There exists a great website for boardgame enthusiasts called http://BoardGameGeek.com . The heart of the website is a database of boardgames, collaboratively populated by the site's userbase. Users with a free account can rate games, mark them as owned, wanted in trade, available for trade, etc. T...
by Timothy Hyde
11/05/12 11:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Library Organization and Software Recommendations Please
Replies: 45
Views: 5820

Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

Dinner with - Billy McComb, Jay Marshall, Topper Martyn,

Actualy, I had dinner with them at the Lisbon FISM, it's just that I'd really really like to do it again.

(I can assure you however I didn't do much of the talking, just a whole lot of listening.)
by Timothy Hyde
08/25/12 03:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 8205

Re: EMC Day 2

Really enjoying these.

Unfortunately Session 4 part 2 is proving to be a problem viewing experience for a lot of people.

Sessions up to that point went fine.
by Timothy Hyde
07/28/12 09:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: EMC Day 2
Replies: 26
Views: 2186

Re: Faux Switchblade?

Tom, I've seen these come up auctions a few times over the years. A bit like the design of the classic Opinel knife but a much looser fit of the blade. Handling a bit like a Magic Snapper ?
by Timothy Hyde
07/11/12 08:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Faux Switchblade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Wonder what Rudy Coby thinks of this...

The origins of the "extra leg" bit have been discussed a couple of times before here, including some interesting comments by Rudy <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=215973&Searchpage=1&Main=2145&Words=R...
by Timothy Hyde
06/28/12 03:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonder what Rudy Coby thinks of this...
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Magic Mike

So is there going to be "magic" in the new Soderbergh flick?
by Timothy Hyde
06/24/12 02:32 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic Mike
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Re: What's the best magic book you've found at a bargain books store?

Many years ago I found a 2nd Edition 1860 Memoirs of Robert Houdin. $6

A few years ago - The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin 1908. I think I paid $20

Also found one of the earliest Magic Catalogues ever published in Australia.
by Timothy Hyde
05/26/12 07:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What's the best magic book you've found at a bargain books store?
Replies: 29
Views: 2409

Piff - the Russian version

by Timothy Hyde
05/20/12 07:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piff - the Russian version
Replies: 27
Views: 2242

Re: Ultimate Book Test

I'm still a bit stuck at this line from the original post.. (this is the book test that Dick Christian used before he died late last year ... in teaching deception to gov agents in DC in his lectures -- the only electronic device Dick used in his mentalism): I didn't know Dick very well but we had m...
by Timothy Hyde
05/03/12 07:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ultimate Book Test
Replies: 74
Views: 6938

Re: Kuma Tube Vase

Jim, I have a very busy two weeks of travel ahead of me, including assignments in Hong Kong & Cairns, but the Kumas were an integral part of my stage show for many years and I'll try and share a few thoughts with you when I get a chance
by Timothy Hyde
04/30/12 01:35 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Kuma Tube Vase
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Congratulations Steve Spangler

Congratulations to Steve Spangler for the 5 page feature in this months Speaker magazine.
by Timothy Hyde
04/19/12 01:30 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Congratulations Steve Spangler
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Re: Memorize a deck in under 60 seconds

Mark, thanks for the link.
by Timothy Hyde
04/02/12 05:51 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Memorize a deck in under 60 seconds
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Free audiobooks - Palmistry / Graphology / Cartomancy

Excellent idea Bev.
by Timothy Hyde
03/02/12 10:32 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Free audiobooks - Palmistry / Graphology / Cartomancy
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Rubik Cubes

Can anyone help I am looking to do an effect to a very large audience with a rubik cube. I dont want to do the standard toss into the air and its solved effect. I would like to do a prediction type effect. If need be every one in my audience could have a cube in their hands. I have searched my sour...
by Timothy Hyde
03/01/12 04:59 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Rubik Cubes
Replies: 37
Views: 3664

Re: Blackpool updates

I miss the guy who would post a photo of his breakfast each morning.
by Timothy Hyde
02/19/12 08:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool updates
Replies: 39
Views: 3732

Re: A statement from Wayne Dobson concerning David Penn's actions.

All gone now
by Timothy Hyde
02/06/12 10:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A statement from Wayne Dobson concerning David Penn's actions.
Replies: 24
Views: 5927

Re: Feathered Illusionists

Thanks for the link Jonathan. I've seen most of the species of Australian Bower birds and their bowers never fail to amaze, with yes, their theatricality.

Timothy

I wonder how many magicians are keen birdwatchers?
by Timothy Hyde
01/23/12 05:23 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Feathered Illusionists
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

Eugene Burger has also mentioned that he has had architects let him know they twigged the method in Card Warp. Perhaps not the best trick for spatial thinkers. The astronaut was Paul Scully-Power who was the first Aussie in space. I can test out the theory that all astronauts will work it out, in a...
by Timothy Hyde
01/20/12 01:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 111
Views: 9655

Re: The professional magicians business bookshelf

Tom, I don't know anything about the tape you are refering to ?
by Timothy Hyde
01/19/12 03:54 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

I did it for an engineer once and it was immediately apparent to him how the card was folded in order to achieve the effect. I did card warp for an astronaut once. He kind've smiled and said "you forget I've been trained to think in 3 dimensions." I didn't press him for further info but I...
by Timothy Hyde
01/19/12 01:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 111
Views: 9655

Re: The professional magicians business bookshelf

Tom, I have no idea what the girl thinks.
I'm not even sure what I think about Bauer most of the time.
But this book on the Business of Magic is good.

You have read it?
by Timothy Hyde
01/18/12 05:17 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: The professional magicians business bookshelf

Hustle, Hustle - The Magic of Business - Joel Bauer Love him or hate him, Joel Bauer is a marketing phenomenon Wasn't he the main role model for Bret Easton Ellis' book? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34O7hdSk0K4 lol , as I said, half the population think he's psycho the other half think he's a gen...
by Timothy Hyde
01/18/12 03:22 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: The professional magicians business bookshelf

Hustle, Hustle - The Magic of Business - Joel Bauer Love him or hate him, Joel Bauer is a marketing phenomenon and his approach absolutely polarises people. Cruise ship magician, turned Trade Show legend, turned Personal Development guru, Hustle Hustle published in 1983 gives some hard hitting advi...
by Timothy Hyde
01/18/12 01:05 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: The professional magicians business bookshelf

Entertaining on a Cruise Ship - Paul Romhany I've worked on plenty of cruise ships over the years, from some of the worst to some of the very best, but I hadn't done any for about 10 years and wanted to get back into the market again. Paul's book brought me up to speed very quickly. I believe it's ...
by Timothy Hyde
01/15/12 01:30 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: The professional magicians business bookshelf

Leave your ego at the door - Bill Herz . An insiders view of corporate entertainment from one of the top performers in the field. Includes - Career advice, how to deal with event managers & meeting planners, what should be on your Rider, dealing with agents and bookers, case studies and Bill's ...
by Timothy Hyde
01/15/12 01:02 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

The professional magicians business bookshelf

The assertion was made in a recent thread that "All the books/courses I've seen on marketing magic contain nothing one cannot get from a book on basic sales." Perhaps the poster has not read many magic marketing texts or had the misfortune of just picking some of the shockers. Yes, there a...
by Timothy Hyde
01/15/12 12:59 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 1551
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