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Re: University for swedish magicians

Congrats Tom and Johan - very exciting. via Google Translate: In this course , you get the opportunity, individually or in groups , develop and challenge your skills in magic. We will work magic and even experimenting with the use of other arts. In this course we focus on three parts with which its ...
by Jim Martin
04/17/14 08:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: University for swedish magicians
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Lumainto 2014: Card Table Artifice and Bullet Catch

This looks like a great collaboration. Here is a 4:53 link of Gavin Bryars discussing (and with some performance excerpts of his 2008 performance of "A Man in a Room, Gambling") his musical collaboration with the artist Juan Muñoz. http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/gavin-bryars-...
by Jim Martin
04/08/14 07:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lumainto 2014: Card Table Artifice and Bullet Catch
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Wonderball

These look very nice - bravo Jim.
What is the approximate weight?
by Jim Martin
03/07/14 11:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 123
Views: 8836

Re: FSH: Phil Goldstein's Para-Sight

Yet another reason to support Genii and this site.
Thanks Max!
Max Maven wrote:One.
by Jim Martin
03/07/14 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Phil Goldstein's Para-Sight
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: 2013 in Review

Thank you, as always, for a spectacular write up, Dustin.
It allows me to catch up on several items I missed.

Bravo and Happy 2014!
by Jim Martin
01/01/14 11:03 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2013 in Review
Replies: 12
Views: 3450

Re: HUGO and Georges Méliès

John S - thanks for the notice about the 12 Days app and the HUGO download.
Happy holidays!
by Jim Martin
12/30/13 03:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: HUGO and Georges Méliès
Replies: 69
Views: 5142

Re: Mike Caveney on the Tonight Show

Bravo Mike - you made it look effortless.
"The Pro's Pro" (... aka "The Barista's Barista")
Congrats!
by Jim Martin
11/13/13 01:13 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney on the Tonight Show
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Ricky Jay for $2

Thanks Dustin!
(How did you find this?)
by Jim Martin
10/26/13 02:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay for $2
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: Handcrafted Close-Up Magic Stages for Sale

These look great, Joe - congratulations.

What are the dimensions?
by Jim Martin
10/13/13 12:16 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handcrafted Close-Up Magic Stages for Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Inside the Brain of Lubor Fiedler--Amazing Video!

Thanks for posting this.
I love his smile/chuckle/smirk.

Will this be a part of a longer release?
by Jim Martin
10/05/13 09:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Inside the Brain of Lubor Fiedler--Amazing Video!
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: Help Us!

Bob Farmer wrote:Wouldn't it be the Area 52 Wallet?....

I was being a purist.
by Jim Martin
09/14/13 03:26 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Help Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 6280

Re: Help Us!

A "card to wallet" wallet with a built in index and more?
Here are three:

Monty's Python Wallet
Roswell's Area 51 Wallet
Transmigration Wallet
by Jim Martin
09/14/13 09:12 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Help Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 6280

Re: Press Release from Genii and The Academy of Magical Arts

This is fantastic news, Richard.

Reconnecting Genii with the Academy of Magical Arts is brilliant - great for the A.M.A., great for Genii and its subscribers.

Congratulations to all!
by Jim Martin
08/19/13 07:44 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Press Release from Genii and The Academy of Magical Arts
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: MAGIC Live 2013

Thanks Doug - sounds great!
by Jim Martin
08/12/13 05:32 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5546

Re: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live

My copy arrived today in St. Louis - loaded with great items.
by Jim Martin
07/18/13 06:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: In Search of Fulves...

I don't know if this will ever happen, but I would love to see the day when Karl Fulves releases all as a PDF (perhaps via Conjuring Arts? or on an encrypted subscription-based web site?).

As I said, hope springs eternal.
by Jim Martin
07/08/13 10:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Fulves...
Replies: 2
Views: 236

documentary on Tannen's Magic Camp

Judd Ehrlich’s documentary “Magic Camp” receives a favorable review in the NY Times:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/mo ... l?ref=arts

Here is a link to the trailer:
http://www.magiccampmovie.com/
by Jim Martin
06/28/13 08:15 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: documentary on Tannen's Magic Camp
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: DVDs and VHS clearance

The Roadrunner DVD arrived perfectly - that was fast!
Thanks John.
by Jim Martin
06/08/13 07:24 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DVDs and VHS clearance
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: DVDs and VHS clearance

Sent you an email for the Roadrunner Cull.
Thanks,
Jim
by Jim Martin
06/03/13 09:41 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DVDs and VHS clearance
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Ricky Jay and David Mamet at the Hammer

Thanks for posting the link Edward. I had seen scenes but not the entire documentary.

IMDb states it was released in 1996 by the BBC, directed by Rex Bloomstein.
by Jim Martin
05/30/13 12:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay and David Mamet at the Hammer
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Copperfield on CBS Sunday Morning

I agree; well done.

There was a quick shot of Cardini and Swan's stage costumes - were those a recent acquisition from the Cardini/Potter auction?
by Jim Martin
05/27/13 12:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on CBS Sunday Morning
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Harry Lorayne e-books

How do you convert them to make the PDFs fit your Kindle?
by Jim Martin
05/24/13 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Harry Lorayne e-books
Replies: 54
Views: 3130

Re: Woody Harrelson - does a book test

Nicely done.
He gives a little wink (as a tell?) at 1:08.
by Jim Martin
05/24/13 01:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woody Harrelson - does a book test
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Copperfield on CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning announced a feature on David Copperfield to air on Sunday May 26, 2013.
by Jim Martin
05/19/13 10:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on CBS Sunday Morning
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: The Art of Switching Decks by Roberto Giobbi

Thanks for the review Steven - I just started working through Giobbi's text/DVD, and it it outstanding.

(The password protected Extra you provided is also very nice.)
by Jim Martin
05/09/13 11:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Art of Switching Decks by Roberto Giobbi
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky J

Exactly. Ricky handing the cards to Dave immediately after Dave peeked at the card was a great touch.

For those who haven't seen the 'Deceptive' trailer and read the press kit, here is the link:

http://www.rickyjaymovie.com/
by Jim Martin
04/27/13 08:56 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
Replies: 42
Views: 6603

Re: Expanded Shell Question

Hi Donal -

Since the coins have significant personal value to you, I would also suggest contacting Todd.
He is without equal, in my opinion.

Have fun with as the process continues.
by Jim Martin
04/15/13 11:49 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expanded Shell Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1027

Re: WTB Stewart James In Print The first 50 years.....

Hi Angelo - I've sent you an email.
by Jim Martin
04/08/13 09:43 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Stewart James In Print The first 50 years.....
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: The Turk

Thanks for the link, Ian - a really wonderful look at that marvelous piece.

The article also has an imbedded link to the following article (with video of the animated Peac**k) and other restorations that include discussion of the Hooker Card Rise:

http://boingboing.net/2012/02/20/gaughan.html
by Jim Martin
03/24/13 09:44 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Turk
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday

The Zabrecky issue slid into St. Louis on Monday March 18.

I did access the digital edition over the weekend - first thing I read was the great article on Rob Z.
by Jim Martin
03/19/13 03:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday
Replies: 72
Views: 5659

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Five letter last name, ending with an 'I'?
by Jim Martin
01/12/13 02:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 198
Views: 12830

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

I purchased my copy from Byron Walker:

http://www.byronwalkermagicbooks.com/gambling.html

(toward the bottom of the page)
by Jim Martin
01/08/13 08:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 198
Views: 12830

Re: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?

Thanks for the 'thick cup set' post, Jim, as well as all of the insights.

What an amazing, artistic piece of craftsmanship!
by Jim Martin
01/05/13 02:22 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?
Replies: 30
Views: 1804

Re: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?

You're correct about brass instruments, Dave.

There is an amazing brass repairman here in St. Louis who does historical restorations on brass musical instruments - flawless.
by Jim Martin
01/04/13 01:43 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?
Replies: 30
Views: 1804

Re: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?

"Paging Dr. James Riser.

Dr. Riser, please report to the Active Topics Forum."
by Jim Martin
01/04/13 01:12 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?
Replies: 30
Views: 1804

Re: Snatched

Thanks for the post Steve - outstanding.

Here is a great link for his Magic of Consciousness Symposium presentation (June 2007):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUihsucC-0s
by Jim Martin
01/02/13 02:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Snatched
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Is it the working videos ( la your videos with Brother John) for a book that you already published?
by Jim Martin
12/29/12 01:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 198
Views: 12830

Re: Looking for Tyler Wilson's Dominatricks

Thanks Chris - If so I had not heard, nor can I find any information about it.
by Jim Martin
12/26/12 01:50 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Tyler Wilson's Dominatricks
Replies: 12
Views: 1070

Re: Looking for Tyler Wilson's Dominatricks

Thanks Daniel - the search continues.........
by Jim Martin
12/26/12 01:23 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Tyler Wilson's Dominatricks
Replies: 12
Views: 1070

Re: looking for shell and gravity flipper

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by Jim Martin
12/25/12 11:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: looking for shell and gravity flipper
Replies: 1
Views: 162
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