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Re: If you could study under any 5 living Close-Up card magicians in the world, they'd be...?

1. Armando Lucero.
by raj k
10/23/09 01:37 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you could study under any 5 living Close-Up card magicians in the world, they'd be...?
Replies: 88
Views: 9692

Re: Dani DaOrtiz - Amazing video

The Thompson segment was an excerpt from a dvd set, Fat Brothers. They're a group of three very talented magicians from Spain, but haven't become mainstream in the US.....yet. These guys have entertained and fried some of the best in the field.
by raj k
10/23/09 01:17 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz - Amazing video
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Jonathan Townsend wrote:**Shirley nobody here needs to be told that there are other ways to fend off such requests.


"...and don't call me Shirley"
by raj k
09/10/09 02:23 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13031

The Demystifying Adventures of the Amazing Randi

Didn't see this posted elsewhere, but here's a great write up in the recent SF Weekly on James Randi cover story.

Link to James Randi
by raj k
08/27/09 01:56 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Demystifying Adventures of the Amazing Randi
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Always Infinity- TV Commercial- Disappearing Act

TV ad for Always Infinity...nothing to do with cars. Add your favorite punchline.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXUlOgMFD4U
by raj k
07/22/09 02:28 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Always Infinity- TV Commercial- Disappearing Act
Replies: 0
Views: 1404

Iogear - Digital Scribe: Pen w/ OCR software

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but here's a very interesting device to capture written images from any surface. Any ideas for applications....? :

http://www.iogear.com/product/GPEN200N/

-rk
by raj k
07/21/09 03:03 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Iogear - Digital Scribe: Pen w/ OCR software
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Skull Bottle

California and Arizona residents can purchase online at BevMo....

Crystal Head Vodka

Separately, some interesting Japanese whiskey bottles:
Whiskey

Image
by raj k
05/27/09 01:26 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Skull Bottle
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: FSH: Ray Kosby Notes

SOLD.
by raj k
05/27/09 12:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Ray Kosby Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 328

FSH: Ray Kosby Notes

For Sale Here:

Ray Kosby notes:

Scratching The Surface , & Tricks . Both items for $60 + $4 Shipping. Paypal only please. Item ships immediately following payment.

Thanks!

Raj Kumar
1384 Joan Court
Concord, Ca 94521
sfmiraj @ yahoo . com
by raj k
05/20/09 06:26 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Ray Kosby Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Carol Roy

Debbie Leifer wrote:Their amusing interaction during his interview at Magic Live a few years ago was priceless.


I vividly recall this interaction as well and enjoyed every second of it. She exhibited more spice and spunk than women one third her age and was highly entertaining without even trying.

Much respect.
by raj k
05/04/09 03:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carol Roy
Replies: 19
Views: 2546

Re: FSH - Life, Death, & Other Card Tricks by Robert Neale - 1st ed

on Hold....

-rk
by raj k
04/29/09 03:39 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH - Life, Death, & Other Card Tricks by Robert Neale - 1st ed
Replies: 1
Views: 390

FSH - Life, Death, & Other Card Tricks by Robert Neale - 1st ed

For sale here: [size:14pt] Life, Death, & Other Card Tricks by Robert Neale [/size] Copyright 2000, First Edition. Very good condition with mylar dust jacket cover. Minor pen marking and 'Ex Libris' embossing on title page. $50 including priority mail shipping. Thanks. Raj Kumar 1384 joan court ...
by raj k
04/29/09 03:20 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH - Life, Death, & Other Card Tricks by Robert Neale - 1st ed
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Trash Magic Movie Coming Out

The funny thing is that it may turn a profit in the end! Armand Asante? Gotta see it now!
by raj k
04/03/09 04:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trash Magic Movie Coming Out
Replies: 17
Views: 1315

Re: San Francisco Magic Parlor

[font:Book Antiqua] [color:#6633FF] Grand Opening Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm! [/color] [color:#330099] Celebrating the 150-Year Anniversary of the 1849 Gold Rush... Come see what all the wild and wierd fun is about... Eccentrics of San Franciscos Barbary Coast a magical escapade! The Chancellor H...
by raj k
04/02/09 06:42 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: San Francisco Magic Parlor
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Copperfield Review Waco TX 2/24/09

I've seen DC perform one time a few years back in SF, merely to mark off a childhood task that went unfulfilled (due to monetary reasons). I don't care much for stage magic, but I was surprised to see a very casual persona from DC. This style seemed in line with the above comments, but I was actuall...
by raj k
02/25/09 05:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Review Waco TX 2/24/09
Replies: 8
Views: 683

San Francisco Magic Parlor

"Eccentrics of San Franciscos Barbary Coast" a magical escapade! San Francisco Magic Parlor in The Chancellor Hotel Union Square Friday & Saturday Evenings at 8:00pm sharp Seating is Limited in Our Intimate Theatre RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com Brown Pa...
by raj k
02/19/09 05:23 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: San Francisco Magic Parlor
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Unreal Work DVD

Has anyone who has this dvd currently have any issues with playback? My copy and several friends who've purchased this have playback problems. It played fine when I first obtained it.

-rk
by raj k
02/05/09 02:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Unreal Work DVD
Replies: 14
Views: 3132

Dove Holdout Device

Ok, I get the eggs and seeds.....but the eggplant's got me stumped..... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28994681 Game on: Enter picture caption..... http://msnbcmedia4.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/__NEW/n_hall_pigeons_090203.300w.jpg "Tyler Wilson gets pants in gym class"
by raj k
02/03/09 08:31 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dove Holdout Device
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: The Rauschenberg Effect by John Hostler

Its a pragmatic and fun approach to distribution with no concern for class distinction. Elitism is when you charge outrageous sums of money for access with disregard to talent/skill/knowledge I think Country Clubs. It is almost an honor system, as my pea brain wasnt sophisticated enough so solve the...
by raj k
01/23/09 05:10 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Rauschenberg Effect by John Hostler
Replies: 28
Views: 5904

Re: looking for the entire volume of MCJ

Same here. "Andy" was one of the most intelligent, witty, honest guys I've read on magic.
by raj k
01/19/09 02:05 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: looking for the entire volume of MCJ
Replies: 14
Views: 842

Re: "The Long Beach Mystics" DVD

Excellent DVD that is highly underrated! It is a must have production.
by raj k
01/15/09 03:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "The Long Beach Mystics" DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Chazz Palminteri - Yonkers Joe

Apparently the film has some great scenes with card and dice moves in play. Does anyone have any info on the production consultants? Listed is John 'Fastjack' Farrell as technical advisor/actor but I'm not familiar with his background. Interestingly, Phil Ivey is an Executive Producer. "Family ...
by raj k
01/13/09 01:56 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Chazz Palminteri - Yonkers Joe
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Paul Nathan's Devil in the Deck - San Francisco

Devil in the Deck Climate Theater 285 9th St. @ Folsom in San Francisco Thursday January, 15th through Saturday, January 31st. Devil In The Deck - Website HERE Devil is the story of Jack Swindle. Jack is a gambler who is cursed at a young age by a bad tarot reading. He spends his life trying to bre...
by raj k
01/08/09 04:13 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Paul Nathan's Devil in the Deck - San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: 2 card/ 3 card monte

Mmmm... it might make more sense to go the other way around. "Maybe using three cards is too confusing. Here, I'll make it more fair, I'll get rid of one..." I'm feeling that line of thinking. What about: Start with three cards. Then two. Finally a single card to 'avoid confusion/simplify...
by raj k
01/05/09 06:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 2 card/ 3 card monte
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes

UPDATE:

SOLD
Digital Books
The Phoenix
The Jinx

ON HOLD
Ammar DVD

-rk
by raj k
12/31/08 04:02 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: "Theory 11" mentioned by columnist in "S.F. Chronicle"

Pepka wrote:I'm so sick and tired of all these stupid butt ugly decks of cards. I really think these are the worst ones yet.


I'm sure they'll keep making them as long as people keep buying them.

-rk
by raj k
12/24/08 02:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Theory 11" mentioned by columnist in "S.F. Chronicle"
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes

UPDATE:

SOLD

Greg Wilson In Action 1-3 DVDs
Fred Kaps It's So Simple Lecture CD
Greg Wilson - Stock Holder Wallet

-rk
by raj k
12/22/08 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes

UPDATE

SOLD
Michael Ammar - Making Magic Memorable
Jay Sankey - Zen and the Art of slight of hand
Seth Kramer - A Modern Trade Show Handbook
by raj k
12/17/08 02:55 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes

UPDATE:

ON HOLD:
Seth Kramer - A Modern Trade Show Handbook
Jay Sankey - Zen and the Art of slight of hand

-RK
by raj k
12/12/08 02:34 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 708

FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes

A few items for sale here in previously viewed/used but good condition. Pictures available upon request. All items are original, no copies. More items to be added soon. Props Jason Palter - 3rd Degree Burn (gimmick only) - $50 Greg Wilson - Stock Holder Wallet (no instructions) - $15 David Harkey - ...
by raj k
12/11/08 08:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: DVD's, Props, Books, Notes, Tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

Okay - anyone have suggestions for some tricks one might do with the quarters of a torn card? Dingle's effect on a close up mat comes to mind....but.... I have a few ideas along this theme that provide a great start, but they don't involve playing cards. My problems usually stem from thinking too m...
by raj k
12/11/08 05:53 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 12340

Re: travel scams

Mr. Steves appears to be quite the mark....
by raj k
12/09/08 02:44 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: travel scams
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Lefthanded

Raj, I envy your problem! I wish I could handle a deck left-handed (that is, hold a deck in my right, spread to the left, hold breaks, pass, side-steel, palm, etc. etc.). I can't even overhand shuffle a deck from my left hand!..... Dustin Thanks for the references to the 'leftie' cards but I'm very...
by raj k
12/04/08 04:27 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lefthanded
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Re: Lefthanded

I am right handed, but when I started card magic in March, I was not sure how things worked. I assumed that if you are right handed, you hold a deck of cards with your right hand. I had no idea about this until later and now it's just too late to turn things around. I believe john Carney had a simi...
by raj k
12/03/08 07:23 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lefthanded
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Three Rings Syrah/Shiraz - Austrailian Wine

Interesting label. 90+ rating.

Three Rings Shiraz 2005

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by raj k
10/24/08 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Three Rings Syrah/Shiraz - Austrailian Wine
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Re: Tomo Maeda Interview

Thanks for the wiki link. Looking forward to this issue, as I've not received mine yet.

A friend managed to purchase a dvd through Amazon Japan of Tomo Maeda's close up act. It's all in Japanese but the effects convey, and are very strong. Looking now, I'm unable to locate this dvd.

-rk
by raj k
09/26/08 06:43 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Tomo Maeda Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 4744

Re: GRAND OPENING!!!

Very cool concept. Please keep us informed of his events if possible as well.
by raj k
09/19/08 12:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GRAND OPENING!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Relocated Seattle Magic Member... SMC

Turlock! Yeah! Ahh the memories..... Mo-town is GREAT! Scott Peterson. Yosemite Killers. Meth Heads. Gary Condit. George Lucas. Born and raised in the Mo', I escaped to the Bay Area when I could. Aint crap happening in the central valley, although one of the forum product reviewers lives in Ceres. M...
by raj k
09/17/08 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Relocated Seattle Magic Member... SMC
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Women In Magic

Some female magicians just take revenge.....

Short Film: "Help Wanted..."



"Roles are reversed as a female magician takes the ultimate revenge..."
by raj k
09/15/08 05:46 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Women In Magic
Replies: 30
Views: 5019

Re: BAMBOOZLERS book by Diamond Jim Tyler en route

He must not understand 'teh internets'.....or has a briliant sense of humor.

btw: I'm interested in the book, but I've already got your previous book. How much, if any, overlap is there between the two?

tanks!
-rk
by raj k
08/26/08 04:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BAMBOOZLERS book by Diamond Jim Tyler en route
Replies: 9
Views: 1029
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