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Aldo Colombini

I just heard that Aldo Colombini has suffered a severe stroke and is not doing well. More details here: http://www.vanishlive.com/2014/02/11/al ... rs-stroke/

Please keep Aldo and and Rachel in your thoughts and prayers.
by Rick Schulz
02/11/14 10:42 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Aldo Colombini
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

Back Issues of magic magazines

I have a number of back issues of Genii, Magic and Magic Manuscript for sale. I am selling the Genii and Magic magazines in a one year sets (with the noted exceptions) at the price listed, plus postage. I will advise the buyer of the cost of postage prior to the completion of the sale.. Here is the ...
by Rick Schulz
11/06/12 10:45 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Back Issues of magic magazines
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Re: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life

Tim attended several of the TAOM conventions here in Texas and was always very friendly and outgoing toward the attendees - a really nice guy. This is so tragic...
by Rick Schulz
02/03/11 09:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life
Replies: 46
Views: 15518

Re: Comedy Legs Table

Joe Stevens used to sell a Comedy Legs table - you might check with him.
by Rick Schulz
01/14/11 12:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Comedy Legs Table
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: Gypsy Thread

I have a question regarding the preparation of the "restored" part of the thread. Many of the the sources I've found recommend winding the "restored" portion of the thread around small wooden dowels or even one's fingers, forming a kind of figure "8', which is then removed f...
by Rick Schulz
10/17/09 11:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gypsy Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 3720

Re: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals

Only if you can pass that cost (taxes) on to someone else. Business do this in the cost of their goods and services. This is a matter or practice among the manufacturing firms I've worked for over the past 30 years or so; smaller businesses may find it difficult or impossible to do so because their ...
by Rick Schulz
05/10/09 01:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals

Of course, this only accounts for federal taxes. Add in state, county and city taxes (income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc.) and the percentage jumps up quite a bit. And, by and large, business does not pay taxes - that is added into the cost of their product, generally calculated as overhead co...
by Rick Schulz
05/07/09 01:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss booklets

"Hi Rick. Can you maybe elaborate? I'd be interested to know as well. Thanks. " Jamy Swiss informed me that the numbers appended to the Theories titles reflect changes and additions over the years. The current version is Theories III , available on his website (despite the fact that it say...
by Rick Schulz
11/24/08 04:38 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Re: What do people really think of FISM?

The Olympics are occasionally held in the USA but FISM is almost always (with 2 exceptions) held in Europe. It certainly qualifies as the European Olympics of Magic.
by Rick Schulz
10/22/08 11:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What do people really think of FISM?
Replies: 38
Views: 2996

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss booklets

I got my answer. My thanks to the person or persons who forwarded my posting to Mr. Swiss.
by Rick Schulz
10/17/08 10:34 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Jamy Ian Swiss booklets

In Pete McCabe's Scripting Magic , there is a reference on page 396 to two manuscripts by Jam Ian Swiss: Theories II and Theories III . In checking Mr. Swiss' website, he lists Theories II but not not Theories III on his Products web page. I checked my copy of the manuscript Theories and its table o...
by Rick Schulz
10/15/08 10:02 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Re: Best card to wallet routine?

An important question and not easily answered. Another magician once commented, after seeing me perform, that I reminded him of a Will Rogers, after a fashion. I think that comparison is a good starting point (although I don't twirl a lariat or wear a western style hat or boots). But my style is cha...
by Rick Schulz
10/10/08 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best card to wallet routine?
Replies: 26
Views: 2796

Re: Best card to wallet routine?

I appreciate everyone's advice and ideas. The list of resources is quite helpful. However, I had hoped some would share what their favorite routine is, and more importantly, why . Jonathon Townsend alluded to this idea (but did not answer directly)of the relationship between one's performing persona...
by Rick Schulz
10/05/08 02:41 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best card to wallet routine?
Replies: 26
Views: 2796

Re: Best card to wallet routine?

Jonathan, thank you for your advice. I agree that character development is perhaps the most important work a magician should undertake. However that is too big a topic to address at this time (perhaps another thread?). That aside, Jim is correct: I am not looking for a prop, although if anyone has o...
by Rick Schulz
10/04/08 03:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best card to wallet routine?
Replies: 26
Views: 2796

Best card to wallet routine?

I am curious what other magicians consider to be the best card to wallet routine. I have used the BKM wallet and have switched to the Jerry O"Connel wallet. But I believe the routine and presentation are much more important that the type of wallet used. Opinions, anyone? Thanks in advance for y...
by Rick Schulz
10/04/08 02:54 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best card to wallet routine?
Replies: 26
Views: 2796

Re: GRAND OPENING!!!

The magicians in the L.A. area are very lucky to so many great events in their own "backyard", so to speak. I wish we had the kind of activity here in Dallas/Fort Worth area.
by Rick Schulz
09/19/08 12:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GRAND OPENING!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: BAMBOOZLERS book by Diamond Jim Tyler en route

Jim,

Will you have copies of the new book at the TAOM? If so, I'll get my copy then.

Thanks!

Rick
by Rick Schulz
08/26/08 05:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BAMBOOZLERS book by Diamond Jim Tyler en route
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: New evil on the block

When Richard says "and all the cheap little thieves who are downloading property for free are going to suddenly scratch their heads one day when there is no more property to download...." He's angry over the situation, but the scenario isn't realistic. When videos showed up and people wer...
by Rick Schulz
08/25/08 11:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 3336

Re: New evil on the block

Richard, My apologies; my comments were not directed to you and your fine organization. They were in response to the earlier comment (I fumbled when pressing the keys and clicking the icons): Silly Walter is forward thinking and sees the future, so he's attacked. Sad. Lawyers do Pro Bono work, so Ma...
by Rick Schulz
08/22/08 04:37 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 3336

Re: Penumbra

Any update on this since last October?
by Rick Schulz
08/22/08 12:51 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: New evil on the block

"There ain't so such thing as a free lunch!" When businesses "give away freebies", the cost of those goods and services are added into their overhead costs, which become part of the cost of the items that they sell. This also true for taxes. Don't kid yourself, the consumer ultim...
by Rick Schulz
08/21/08 05:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 3336

Re: MIRRORS movie released today.. and Diamond Jim's part

Great - I'm looking forward to both your lecture and performance! Let's have a beer one evening. See ya in Ft. Worth!
by Rick Schulz
08/21/08 02:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MIRRORS movie released today.. and Diamond Jim's part
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Re: MIRRORS movie released today.. and Diamond Jim's part

The previews look great, and I too love these types of movies. I can hardly wait to see it. Congratulations, Jim!

BTW _ will you be at the TAOM this year?
by Rick Schulz
08/20/08 03:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MIRRORS movie released today.. and Diamond Jim's part
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Magician/mentalist on TED.com

Check this out:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/keit ... magic.html

Anyone know anything about this fellow? I was impressed by the bursting coke bottle effect.
by Rick Schulz
08/14/08 04:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician/mentalist on TED.com
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Where do you buy your books ?

I always check with H&R Magic first, but when they are out I try http://www.bookfinder.com.
by Rick Schulz
06/05/08 02:31 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Where do you buy your books ?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Books for sale - UPDATED

Could you post the Ebay link, please?

Thanks!
by Rick Schulz
04/17/08 12:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale - UPDATED
Replies: 12
Views: 2498

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

My copy arrived on Tuesday (02/26) but I haven't finished reading this month's issue yet. In fact, I need to go back and finish Guy Hollingworth's article in the January issue!
by Rick Schulz
02/29/08 07:29 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 8373

Re: Bob Read DVD Collection

Is there a website for "International Magic"?

Thanks!

Rick
by Rick Schulz
02/27/08 12:31 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Bob Read DVD Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 2728

Hotels near the Magic Castle

I hope this is the correct place to post this question. I plan to visit Los Angeles and the Magic Castle in mid-March, and I would welcome recommendations on where to stay (or places to avoid). I would like to find someplace fairly close (a rather relative term) to the Magic Castle. So where would y...
by Rick Schulz
02/19/08 08:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hotels near the Magic Castle
Replies: 31
Views: 2861

Re: Cups and Balls

One could hardly do better than Bob White's DVD on the subject. It has a tremendous amount of good, practical advice from someone who has made his living from performing. He also addresses the subject of the kinds of cups available, the types of balls and final loads to use, etc.
by Rick Schulz
02/19/08 11:19 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 23
Views: 6164

Re: Get your name out there!

If you decide to set up a web site, hire a professional to design it and set it up. Do not assume that you should design your web site simply because you can . There are some really horrible web sites out there, and nothing "CHEESEY" like a amateurish web design. Don't copy but get ideas f...
by Rick Schulz
02/08/08 12:43 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Get your name out there!
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Antinomy # 12

My copy arrived in Fort Worth yesterday - Thursday.
by Rick Schulz
02/08/08 12:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Antinomy # 12
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Slydini's Elusive Four

I've just watched "As I Recall", the tribute to Slydini. One effect, called the Elusive Four, begins as a standard 4 coin matrix and ends in a rather spectacular fashion. However, this effect, unlike others on the DVD, is not explained. Is it published somewhere?

Thanks!
by Rick Schulz
02/01/08 07:40 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini's Elusive Four
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Penumbra

Any word on when the next issue (#11?) will be available? I have enjoyed the publication but haven't seen it in quite a while. :confused:
by Rick Schulz
10/17/07 01:07 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: Magic Apple HUGE NEWS

I am puzzled by the replies to the original post. What is wrong with a brick and mortar magic store announcing a special event for magicians in the area? How is this different from announcing a workshop or lecture by a magician? All such events benefit the sponsor - the store owner or the magician/l...
by Rick Schulz
09/26/07 06:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Apple HUGE NEWS
Replies: 62
Views: 1628

Re: New Magic Source

You have a mix of styles and fonts, which gives it a jumbled look (in my humble opinion). And the font for the magic tricks are almost unreadable. I would suggest that you select one style and one font, and eliminate the "Jackson Pollock" font.

Good luck!
by Rick Schulz
07/24/07 09:48 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Magic Source
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: August Issue of Genii on its Way to You!

My copy arrived yesterday. Gee, I kinda miss the second cover. :(
by Rick Schulz
07/19/07 12:14 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: August Issue of Genii on its Way to You!
Replies: 79
Views: 1643

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

n9soto - It might be very helpful to find a more experienced magician who would be willing to critique your technique and presentation. Others here have advised "practice" but I've always been told " perfect practice makes perfect" - you may be practicing poor or incorrect techni...
by Rick Schulz
07/17/07 09:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 8513

Re: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon

My June copy arrived today, Tuesday, 5/29 in North Richland Hills, TX.
by Rick Schulz
05/29/07 08:06 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon
Replies: 89
Views: 1889

Re: Magic Mentors

I've been lucky to have a couple of mentors. Attending a local magic club or a near by magic convention is one way to find someone more experienced, and willing to take on a student. You might also check out a local magic shop. If there are no magic clubs, conventions or magic shops nearby, you may ...
by Rick Schulz
04/30/07 02:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Mentors
Replies: 28
Views: 766
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