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by John Bowden
July 10th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 31
Views: 3343

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I went to Japan and shot all the footage myself. It's all new, and a proper DVD with menus, music, etc. WOW!!!! You've certainly put a huge amount of work into this project, not to mention expense. That is just the video.......then the book, the writing , editing, proofreading, printing, publishing...
by John Bowden
June 13th, 2016, 4:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

Sure Mark aren't we known for our sincerity..................
How often did we tell you how wonderful a performer you were?
You can rest assured we meant every word of it. [Censored]....................we must have the same software.
by John Bowden
June 13th, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

My intention is not to defend Derek Lever but to stop all the stone throwing that was taking place regarding Blackpool. I did mention that I didn't agree with everything that Derek did............... I was as appalled as everyone else regarding his mistreatment of you, regarding both your suspension...
by John Bowden
June 13th, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

The comment wasn't offering an opinion just an inference.
by John Bowden
June 13th, 2016, 6:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

"As for someone else's quote " I don't think there is anyone with Lever's record - thankfully. " it tells more about the person who wrote it than it does about Derek Lever" That 'somebody else' was me - what does my comment tell you about me John? I would be very interested to h...
by John Bowden
June 12th, 2016, 8:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

"he would deduct 15% agency commission from any acts that were booked at Blackpool!" He was a booking agent for Blackpool Convention and as such he may well have been entitled to charge whatever percentage he did. "he would verbally offer fees in pounds to US entertainers then after t...
by John Bowden
June 12th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

If there is anyone here who organised an annual convention for over 3500 magicians then please stand up so we can all throw stones at you. Believe me if you organised something on that scale then you will have lost friends and made enemies along the way and you most certainly will have plenty of peo...
by John Bowden
March 28th, 2016, 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting David Britland
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: Contacting David Britland

The only contact method on his web page (Cardopolis) is davidbritland@hotmail.com

He doesn't appear to be a Magic Circle member so I don't have any phone numbers or address for him.

Hope this information is current and is of assistance.

Cheers
John Bowden
by John Bowden
March 10th, 2016, 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hard questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2087

Re: Hard questions

Just an observation................... I entered the above question and didn't get the right answer. However............ I googled "nicknames like teacher" and found that same nickname and on entering it instead of "teacher" found the correct answer very easily. So if bots are re...
by John Bowden
December 5th, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 14961

Re: DelGaudio Sez

Maybe I can help a little with some years............1979 you were on Irish Television (Late Late Show) .............36 years ago. I have no mark (excuse the pun) on when you left Ireland but I know you were still here in 1986. You may well have been here both before 1979 and later than 1986. God......
by John Bowden
December 3rd, 2015, 8:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychic apologises to cancer victim's family for 'getting di
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Psychic apologises to cancer victim's family for 'gettin

I remember him well........a guy called "Sheamus O'Connor".
Could that be the name that escapes you? :)
by John Bowden
December 1st, 2015, 11:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 14961

Re: DelGaudio Sez

No matter how many times he may have changed his name I'll give him credit for being a very knowledgeable magician regarding books. When I started seriously into magic around 1980 Mark advised me on books and while he was selling them to me I can honestly say that he never sold me a book that I woul...
by John Bowden
December 1st, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 14961

Re: DelGaudio Sez

In order to put this whole "story" together one would have to be careful in believing everything that is written by "Performer". I refer to the Ira Einhorn case which has more on it regarding extradition and such. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Einhorn Ira was just another cri...
by John Bowden
October 1st, 2015, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 12985

Re: hank lee out of jail

Gosh................when I knew you many decades ago you weren't in the habit of taking wisdom from anyone. You, however, did impart some good advice..........generally about what books I should buy...........from you.

Cheers
John Bowden
by John Bowden
September 30th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 12985

Re: hank lee out of jail

Firstly I never had any dealings with Hank Lee so my ability to furnish forgiveness is of little relevance here. However I understand he committed a crime of fraud and has served the term of imprisonment imposed by a judge and as such has served his time and should be free from any discrimination as...
by John Bowden
August 21st, 2015, 5:38 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Card Party (Lewis Jones)
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Re: Card Party (Lewis Jones)

As one would expect from Lewis Jones this book is crammed with wonderful card magic and full of clever ideas...............but there is more. He introduces us to his devilishly ingenious book test ...........best get the book, Card Party, and let Lewis himself teach you. Cheers from The Emerald Isle...
by John Bowden
August 9th, 2015, 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roy Walton
Replies: 29
Views: 5744

Re: Roy Walton

John Bowden: I told Roy he did not have to perform. I just wanted a video record of this great man. I had suggested him conversing with Duffie and Bruce. How much would you give for a video look at Hofzinser, Elliott, or even (gasp) Erdnase? However, it natters not. I do understand that Roy is maki...
by John Bowden
August 8th, 2015, 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roy Walton
Replies: 29
Views: 5744

Re: Roy Walton

Roy Walton has generously provided the Magic Community with books and pamphlets detailing most all of his magic creations including his philosophy and insights into card magic at a level beyond most of our understanding. I applaud his decision not to produce a video or DVD which would reduce his wor...
by John Bowden
July 8th, 2015, 11:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 77
Views: 14192

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Money sent and looking forward to Labyrinth............at last.
Have a couple of issues and they only gave me an appetite for the rest. Thanks you, Richard, for reproducing this series of magic.

Cheers from the Emerald Isle.
John Bowden
by John Bowden
May 31st, 2015, 3:17 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 157
Views: 62916

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

It's really not clear what's happening yet, so I'll just leave it all for the moment. Richard.......that is the most mature decision you could make under the circumstances. Deleting or hiding the posts suggest that either you or others have something to hide. Sometimes ignoring, or appearing to ign...
by John Bowden
May 29th, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: contact information for Anthony Brahams
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: contact information for Anthony Brahams

PM sent with the most up to date info that I have............hope it helps.

John Bowden
by John Bowden
May 5th, 2015, 5:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 17
Views: 3826

Re: Lennart Green

My Dear Friend Lennart,
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to full health from all of us here in Ireland. Looking forward to many more sessions of mischief, fun and frolics, puzzles and amazements and of course friendship.

Cheers from Ireland
John Bowden.
by John Bowden
April 22nd, 2015, 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 450
Views: 92256

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Arrived safely in Ireland......................Now if I could only learn to read.

John Bowden
by John Bowden
March 10th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Entire book collection for sale. Selling Individually now.
Replies: 13
Views: 3141

Re: Entire book collection for sale. Selling Individually no

Smurf ยป 09 Mar 2015 13:59

You can get the Walton books for about $50 each from Penguin. Half of what he was charging.



Many Thanks for the heads up ....................much obliged and appreciated.

Cheers from the Emerald Isle of Ireland.

John Bowden
by John Bowden
March 9th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Entire book collection for sale. Selling Individually now.
Replies: 13
Views: 3141

Re: Entire book collection for sale. Selling Individually no

This is the order I was about to place but first I wished to see if I could do a deal so I waited until morning......................and boy! oh! boy! am I glad I waited. I want to thank the magic fraternity here who have posted their warnings and experiences. I expect that he would have done a good...
by John Bowden
November 14th, 2014, 5:50 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Now, this is odd
Replies: 13
Views: 3392

Re: Now, this is odd

Chas Nigh wrote:What happened to Jerry? He looks like another person. He looked a lot better 10 years ago.


I'm sure we all looked better ten years ago.
by John Bowden
November 11th, 2014, 6:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.
Replies: 16
Views: 2650

Re: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.

Saddened to hear of Bobby's passing as he was one of my sponsors when I joined The Magic Circle. Bobby was well known for his ability to snooze during a magic lecture or competition and once slept during a competition which he was judging. Afterwards when I mentioned that he had slept during my cont...
by John Bowden
October 7th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Excellent Reverse Svengali Deck from Gary Plants
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Excellent Reverse Svengali Deck from Gary Plants

I've fooled many magi doing acaan with a reverse Sven via David britland's blog :) An excellent routine and the link here is worth while checking out (Dec 17th 2007) http://cardopolis.blogspot.ie/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00:00:00Z&updated-max=2008-01-01T00:00:00Z&max-results=3 David Br...
by John Bowden
October 1st, 2014, 6:22 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my
Replies: 14
Views: 3040

Re: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my

Oh Dear!!............the pain of all this trickery is unbearable. I'm devastated. Is nobody doing real magic anymore? Hope nobody is going to tell me that the magician I saw vanishing a small red silk into his hand is using some device as that would be the last straw. As for using technology to enha...
by John Bowden
September 30th, 2014, 7:24 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my
Replies: 14
Views: 3040

Re: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my

Amazing that someone would jump right in and assume that I was referring to them in my statement regarding jealousy. I do not know you personally so I couldn't possibly know how you feel other than from your writings here on this forum and it would be only an assumption were I to state that you were...
by John Bowden
September 30th, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my
Replies: 14
Views: 3040

Re: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my

Richard Kaufman wrote:It's good to be popular and have a hit TV show.


But sometimes other lesser known or unknown magicians get jealous.
by John Bowden
September 2nd, 2014, 5:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 2870

Re: Help with The Fine Art of Magic

Richard Kaufman wrote:Every time someone has handed me a pair of panties it's always been a memorable occasion.


Especially if they've just done a trick. :)

John Bowden
by John Bowden
September 1st, 2014, 4:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 2870

Re: Help with The Fine Art of Magic

I too started rooting around in my copy of "The Fine Art of Magic" searching for the above quoted reference..........................must have spent hours stuck in it last night. Didn't find the required reference but instead I found a TREASURE trove of useful information and loads and loa...
by John Bowden
August 6th, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone: Runes of Tomorrow
Replies: 17
Views: 3013

Re: Tom Stone: Runes of Tomorrow

There are always those among us who know the price of everythin g and t he value of nothing. The Runes of Tomorrow is great value irrespective of price. I have all of Tom Stone's eBooks and other books and I can say with all honesty that I have received excellent value with every purchase. I don't r...
by John Bowden
June 17th, 2014, 5:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 12951

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

Ah! The difference a "dot" can make.
Thanks.
JB
by John Bowden
June 16th, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 12951

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

I'm certainly interested and would like in also.

However when I make an effort to contact the Genii office at the email address provided I got back a "failed delivery" notice. Might be an idea to check that the email address provided is valid and current.

John Bowden Ireland
by John Bowden
April 28th, 2014, 5:44 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Email address for Lewis Jones
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Re: Email address for Lewis Jones

lewis@susheela.eclipse.co.uk

This the last email address I have for Lewis Jones

It was still active on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 when he last communicated with me.

Hoe this helps.
John Bowden
by John Bowden
April 17th, 2014, 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 9249

Re: Magicians stealing

So without any proof whatsoever you come here and call someone a thief? Genii Forum needs people like you. I never stated that Mark Shortland was not guilty of using the Simpson material illegally but he is entitled to be considered innocent until someone can prove he is guilty. It is not up to Mark...
by John Bowden
April 16th, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 9249

Re: Magicians stealing

Speaking of stealing........................ I'd be very careful of stealing someone's character by accusing them of a crime unless I had already verified that they were guilty. The undertaking that if they can prove that they are innocent I'll apologize is a very hollow promise. Have you evidence t...
by John Bowden
April 7th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 8590

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

Now remember we are magicians...................so sometimes we arrange decks with a card or cards face down in a face up deck. This would play havoc with the possibilities as we could have any one of 52 cards face down in any one of 52 positions. This would be multiplied should there be two cards f...

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