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by Doc Eason
May 7th, 2015, 8:47 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: SAMS Convention, May 1st - 3rd 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: SAMS Convention, May 1st - 3rd 2015

Wow.. not sure how to feel about this.. I was very happy to be there. This was one of the 'warmest' and most welcoming conventions I have ever been to.. What the weekend may have lacked in some areas was more than made up for by the personalities and feelings that pervaded the Salutation Hotel. My s...
by Doc Eason
July 1st, 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Oldest Trick in the Book by Bob Read
Replies: 36
Views: 5589

Re: The Oldest Trick in the Book by Bob Read

When I saw the blurb I jumped on this.. I had the good fortune to spend a bit of time in Bob's house and see a few of these in person. so I was looking forward to this.. Just got it and like a few folks here, I am disappointed as well. It is indeed a catalog with very small representations of the co...
by Doc Eason
December 3rd, 2012, 7:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stripper Jig
Replies: 22
Views: 3167

Re: Stripper Jig

Aha.. now I get it. thanks
by Doc Eason
December 3rd, 2012, 2:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic
Replies: 71
Views: 14037

Re: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic

The incident has finally made the Huffington Post.
by Doc Eason
December 2nd, 2012, 10:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stripper Jig
Replies: 22
Views: 3167

Re: Stripper Jig

I seem to have missed the 'whetstone' reference re the corner rounder.. the jug thingy is very clever.. ain't cheap but it IS very clever.

now about the corners?
by Doc Eason
April 12th, 2012, 1:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congratulations to Doc Eason (again)!
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Congratulations to Doc Eason (again)!

No offense taken, Richard. the voting was sooo skewed that my initial enthusiasm was quickly replaced by a backpedal away from this 'contest' .. cmon, Juan? Lennart.. ? Cyril?! me? cmon.. and yet somehow Mr Cohen and I were in the lead, commandingly so.. it was a t this point where I realized that t...
by Doc Eason
July 10th, 2011, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck - Seattle Lecture
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Norman Beck - Seattle Lecture

Wish I was closer.. i'd love to see Norman's lecture.. if you are closer than I am.. make the effort to go.. aside from enormous chops, he is also a very funny man.
by Doc Eason
June 19th, 2011, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 50258

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

I have visited and performed at the Castle pretty much twice a year for the past ten years. Everytime I was there, it was different than the time before. New rules, new nuances.. not always good and sometimes downright stupid.. but the new make up of the board instills optimism from me as well. I ag...
by Doc Eason
January 8th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Most famous magic late starter
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: The Most famous magic late starter

When I rolled into Snowmass in the summer of my 30th year, I knew nothing about magic. Watching Bob Sheets work that night was an epiphany. I think that bringing a lifetime of experiences into the performance of magic can be a good thing. There is a level of maturity that is present that simply isn'...
by Doc Eason
December 15th, 2010, 2:34 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Leven's ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE MISER'S DREAM
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: Leven's ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE MISER'S DREAM

I had the opportunity of seeing Levent perform and lecture at MITR last Sept. I consider it to be the high point of the convention. His misers dream bucket was a wonderful combination of James Bond's Q and Macgyver... absolutely brilliant. The dvd set was encyclopedic in it's depth. A true scholar w...
by Doc Eason
November 21st, 2010, 5:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area

I am looking for material about Frank Shields a magic bartender who worked in the SF Bay area for nearly 40 years. I have been in touch with Gene Matsuura, Pete Biro and a few other people, most notably a fellow named Marc McGuire who spent time with Frank at the Pony Club in Oakland. Unfortunately,...
by Doc Eason
November 17th, 2010, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online Piracy Solution?
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Online Piracy Solution?

Richard's post reminded me of

do you know the difference between nude and naked

Nude... you have no clothes on

Naked.. you have no clothes on ... but you have a plan....
by Doc Eason
July 19th, 2010, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy
Replies: 296
Views: 34808

Re: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy

...and control.
by Doc Eason
May 24th, 2010, 2:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 19138

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Thanks Kent, for posting that link. The fact that Carney knew about that is amazing in itself. That is one of the most obscure references ever! but you can bet that sent DL and Paulback in time for just a moment. Brilliant John brilliant.
by Doc Eason
May 20th, 2010, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 19138

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Whadja say? Speak up dammit. I think JAP kicked ass last night. Engaged DL, (more importantly, he gave Dave a JOB! DL has been asking all week, can I help ?) He presented well. The tux was a nice touch. . I know i know a lot of people dissed the tux ... fine..I know for a fact that the letterman peo...
by Doc Eason
May 20th, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 19138

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

I guess that is a benefit of being over 60 and the veteran of one too many rocknroll shows.. I have never heard the chicks making a sound... ! Huh? whadja say? Dave looked like he was having a good time last night with Johnny. Fully engaged and he got to handle the cups and did you notice that he ne...
by Doc Eason
May 19th, 2010, 6:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 19138

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

For the record, no, I have never been asked to Letterman. It's not a walk in the park, that's for sure. Knowing the work that Carney did to prepare for this, I have tremendous respect for my pal. Reworking that trick to be able to do it left handed and seated was a behemoth effort on his part. Big K...
by Doc Eason
May 19th, 2010, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 19138

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

A point worth mentioning here...performing magic in this context is tough. Randall and Carney both walked out, shook hands, sat down and "ok, magic boy, do a trick." Neither of them engaged Letterman on any level before awkwardly segueing into magic. Carney certainly scored higher than Ran...
by Doc Eason
April 6th, 2009, 3:25 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Jon Armstrong L&L DVD set
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: Jon Armstrong L&L DVD Set

After telling myself I wouldn't look at another card trick vid...I found my self totally engaged with this set.. an am even thinking of adding a few things.. (just what *I* need is another friggin card trick.. ) I like this set.

Doc
by Doc Eason
July 15th, 2008, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quote
Replies: 184
Views: 43379

Re: Best Quote

Magic does indeed have many rooms, some of which are padded.
by Doc Eason
June 17th, 2008, 2:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite close-up effect you read about FIRST in Genii?
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: What is your favorite close-up effect you read about FIRST in Genii?

Almost 30 years ago, Chris Frings from Birmingham AL published a routine with nuts and bolts that has lived in my front pocket ever since.
by Doc Eason
April 30th, 2008, 11:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The MAGIC Castle?
Replies: 13
Views: 2326

Re: The MAGIC Castle?

the first trip to the Castle can be a bit overwhelming. Especially with the drunken crew you had to mingle with.. look at the bright side.. you didn't have to perform for them.. I did! and it wasn't any prettier from my angle. It's the bar business... some days are diamonds... some days are stones.....
by Doc Eason
October 3rd, 2005, 5:24 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Great card idea
Replies: 18
Views: 2869

Re: Great card idea

I was first directed to the Chris Carter Linking Ring Parade by Phil Willmarth. It was the first i had seen and all i did was to simplify the handling so as to make it attainable for the mere mortals who can't do all the knucklebusting that Chris Carter's version required.. and never meant to slight...
by Doc Eason
October 3rd, 2005, 5:05 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Bars For Bar Magic
Replies: 14
Views: 1657

Re: Bars For Bar Magic

Let me blow a bit more smoke at Mark Collier.. all of that was right on... his first and last sentences were be a good bartender... that really is the beginning and the end of the whole thing... if you want to be respected by the rest of the staff.. let em know they are working with a real pro... in...
by Doc Eason
September 28th, 2005, 9:32 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Money Transfer by Daryl
Replies: 14
Views: 2258

Re: Money Transfer by Daryl

i used to do the old 3 and a half of clubs thing using a huge card... same thing...luke warm reaction... much better when using regular size cards...
by Doc Eason
August 28th, 2005, 11:16 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Money Transfer by Daryl
Replies: 14
Views: 2258

Re: Money Transfer by Daryl

i have noticed that when the large bills are used, the trick is not as effective... Example,, the Larry West bill counting trick i carry in my wallet...it is a killer effect, always eliciting eyepopping reactions... when i try it with large bills, ala Visit from Rocco, it doesnt play nearly as well....
by Doc Eason
August 21st, 2005, 9:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: All Backs Routine
Replies: 30
Views: 2755

Re: All Backs Routine

I still do the all backs routine out of "Thanks to Pepys" by Bob Read. Never saw a need to learn another...

doc
by Doc Eason
August 21st, 2005, 9:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What's the point of the jokers?
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: What's the point of the jokers?

talk to Neil Lester at Cards by Martin...he might be interested...

doc
by Doc Eason
June 25th, 2005, 1:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn Jillette's joke.
Replies: 53
Views: 2103

Re: Penn Jillette's joke.

it also won first prize for documentary at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Pete... it is absolutely filthy dealing with themes that most people wouldn't touch ... and it is *outrageously* funny. i too laughed more than i have in a long time... it is a much better movie than i thought it was going to be.....
by Doc Eason
June 3rd, 2005, 7:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Doc Eason Lecture and Workshop in Atlanta!
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Doc Eason Lecture and Workshop in Atlanta!

i have just returned from ATL and the lecture and intensive workshop. Many thanks to Jason and Keith for their efforts in making this happen. This was a great learning experience for all the enthusiastic attendees and for me as well. i am almost glad that the anatomy convention tanked, all things co...
by Doc Eason
May 7th, 2005, 7:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

very nice letter from Chris.. :rolleyes: but he still has Jonathon making the calls and fading the heat. He has given jonathon all his money...why doesn't he step up and take care of this himself... HE made the decisions and now he has someone else cleaning up the mess... pretty chickens**t i think....
by Doc Eason
May 3rd, 2005, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

Chris Finley is his name.. his name might as well be dog s**t ... no recovery yet ... and it is doubtful... as mentioned in this forum above... young Jonathon is trying to sort out who is owed what and see what money is in the coffers... (it doesnt look like much) ...Finley has disappeared and it lo...
by Doc Eason
May 1st, 2005, 7:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

I feel I should clarify .... Max has NOTHING to do with this either (other than the fact that he sent money [for Diane and him] to attend himself) He waded in to the mess to see about getting his money back and saw a young man who was overwhelmed with irate people demanding money and explanations. H...
by Doc Eason
May 1st, 2005, 6:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

With a cooler head... yes of course, the Greater Atlanta magic community has NOTHING to do with this fiasco... Jonathon has pledged that he will do all he can to sort this out. With the help, encouragement and advise from Max Howard, he is setting up a systematic way of dealing with the mess. He has...
by Doc Eason
April 29th, 2005, 7:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

well, it isnot a job i would sign up for... apparently that is the deal... Jonathon is in the toughest spot. he is the hatchet man, and punching bag... and trying hard to do the right thing but not sure how that is supposed to look..

still unhappy...but not taking it out on Jonathon...

doc
by Doc Eason
April 29th, 2005, 4:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

as details emerge... my pal Max Howard stopped by the shop... he sends along the following insights...Chris is Kennesaw Magic and the main man ...Jonathon is his lieutenant... max writes... Yes, I spent a few minutes scoping out the situation. Jonathan is a kid in his twenties and just overwhelmed! ...
by Doc Eason
April 28th, 2005, 8:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

whether or not *you* saw it.. the point is you may be the lucky one... I was told there were over 200 paid registrants from mostly the southeast... the boys claimed they were thrilled with the advance sales...more coming in 3-4 per day... they couldnt really handle more than 300 which was their targ...
by Doc Eason
April 28th, 2005, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Anatomy of Magic -Cancelled

i am aghast ... i got a phone call from the folks at Kennesaw Magic who were organizing teh Anatomy of Magic convention that was to start next week and was told that it was cancelled! A week out!? I cannot begin to imagine how the people who have already sent money to these guys feel... i cannot beg...
by Doc Eason
March 15th, 2005, 8:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Here: Goldman Bar & Grill Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: For Sale Here: Goldman Bar & Grill Issues

there are a total of ten and (if I ever get home...been out on the road for three weeks) I would be glad to supply whoever with however many they need...

doc

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