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Osaka

Does anyone have recommendations about magic in Osaka? Although I have been to Japan many times, I have not yet been to Osaka and hope to spend a few days there in December or January.

Language is not an issue as I will be traveling with Japanese speaking family members.
by Mike Remington
11/28/14 09:57 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Osaka
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Re: Kaufman and Company Cyber Monday Sale: The Details!

If I order on Monday, how long would it take for things to arrive in Maryland where I will be visiting the week after next? The savings on international postage is almost worth more than the discount.
by Mike Remington
11/28/14 09:48 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Kaufman and Company Cyber Monday Sale: EXTENDED
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: Amazing Jonathan announces he has a year to live

There is an interview with him on the Podcast: WTF with Marc Maron. Only the most recent 50 episodes are available for free so people may want to download it soon.

Also, the Robin Williams episode is worth hearing with his comments on suicide.
by Mike Remington
10/26/14 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Amazing Jonathan announces he has a year to live
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died

Very sorry to hear this. I just finished reading Before I Forget where the importance of their relationship shines through many of the stories.
by Mike Remington
09/19/14 03:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died
Replies: 16
Views: 2149

Re: #189 - Noel Britten, Magician & Humanitarian

I look forward to listening to this one. I took the Bizarre Bath tour about four years ago. It was very good. For the rest of the trip to Bristol and Oxford, my daughter and I kept pointing out to each other examples of the work of an architect that he kept commenting on in Bath. I heard a good podc...
by Mike Remington
09/19/14 03:41 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: #189 - Noel Britten, Magician & Humanitarian
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Book writing methodology

As a book collector, with so many of my favorite authors on this forum, I was hoping this thread would go on longer. In addition to the ones who have already chimed in, it would be interesting to hear from Messrs. Biro, Lorayne, Maven, McCabe, Regal etc. I have a question about style. Richard's book...
by Mike Remington
04/02/14 10:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Book writing methodology
Replies: 19
Views: 3697

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Now the Malaysian government not only has to deal with the missing plane, but the media trying to uncover the "substantial figure" who got Uri Geller involved. He's really thrown a spanner in the works and he could end up costing somebody their job. "Already under fire from all sides...
by Mike Remington
03/20/14 07:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13212

Re: Vernon's Circumcision/Conversion

That kangaroo picture is going to be tricky to find. Apparently there's a lot of them about. http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/kangaroo.asp According to the attached website there are versions of this story dating back to 1902. Has anyone checked whether any of the Erdnase candidates visited Au...
by Mike Remington
01/27/14 05:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vernon's Circumcision/Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2043

Re: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas

If you plan on visiting Magic Land, be warned that they moved about 1.5 years ago and all of the English websites with directions are out of date. I found out the hard way after walking directly to their old location and finding things weren't right. Found the map on their website http://magicland....
by Mike Remington
01/22/14 06:08 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas
Replies: 18
Views: 4913

Re: Where the streets have magicians' names

I really liked the Roth interview--just fun to hear about some of the great years at the Castle. Dodd good to be hearing your voice again. I agree about the David Roth interview. I liked his shout out to Malaysian hospitality. One thing that any visiting magician can expect here is being taken out ...
by Mike Remington
01/22/14 05:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where the streets have magicians' names
Replies: 23
Views: 2027

Re: Holy Heirophant! Jon Racherbaumer is 74 Tomorrow!

I realize that this is not the appropriate thread to be pedantic or pedagogical, but isn't a Hierophant holy by definition?

Happy birthday Jon. I'm looking forward to another pilgrimage to the West Bank next Autumn.
by Mike Remington
01/22/14 05:33 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Holy Heirophant! Jon Racherbaumer is 74 Tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Anyone having serious problems with the weather?

It did drop into the seventies during the day the other day. That is something that usually only happens at night.

From a former Michigander now living near the equator.
by Mike Remington
01/22/14 05:28 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone having serious problems with the weather?
Replies: 10
Views: 1893

Re: Locked Room Murder Collection

Aunt Agatha's in Ann Arbor, Michigan used to be good.

http://www.auntagathas.com/
by Mike Remington
01/08/14 11:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Locked Room Murder Collection
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Totally and utterly OT.

Congratulations. And it is true that they grow up fast. Now paying for college.

Scanning through this quickly, I read the tag line of Doomo's note as: "ReProduction yeah... It is cool stuff" which is an appropriate message.
by Mike Remington
01/08/14 11:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Totally and utterly OT.
Replies: 26
Views: 2944

Re: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas

Thanks for the update on the move of Magic Land. Right when I finally thought I could find the old place after going there (and getting lost every time) every 2 or 3 years for the last 25 plus years, they move it. I will have my wife or daughter translate the map for me.
by Mike Remington
01/02/14 04:30 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas
Replies: 18
Views: 4913

Re: So What Did You All Get From Santa?

In magic, the Patrick Page book and Japan Ingenious. Also, interesting box sets of Burt Bacharach and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
by Mike Remington
01/02/14 12:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So What Did You All Get From Santa?
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas

I am heading to Tokyo for a week of vacation next week. Does anyone have any update on magic bars, shops or other places to see magic in Tokyo?
by Mike Remington
01/02/14 12:12 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas
Replies: 18
Views: 4913

Re: Seeking names of famous people who were once magicians

In a recent Nerdist podcast, comedian and actor Aziz Ansari mentioned his interest in magic. He also said that the stage design for his latest Netflix show was based on an old magic poster.
He is using a clip about magic to advertise the show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oLuxhYO5cw
by Mike Remington
11/26/13 06:08 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Seeking names of famous people who were once magicians
Replies: 20
Views: 3208

Re: Sylvia Browne has left the building

Was this predicted?
Has anyone talked to her since she left?
by Mike Remington
11/21/13 10:29 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Sylvia Browne has left the building
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: Kaufman and Company Book Sale on Monday

How do you charge for international postage? Is it a charge per book or a flat charge for as many books as can fit into a standard shipping package?
by Mike Remington
11/18/13 12:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Book Sale CONTINUES ON TUESDAY
Replies: 26
Views: 3823

Re: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome

Just in case anyone took my last comment as a reasonable way to start a conversation, I would not recommend asking Jerry Sadowitz to opine on Mr. Kaufman (or vice versa). Jerry was surprisingly mellow and helpful when I was in there. Also, if there was time for just one shop, I would recommend Inter...
by Mike Remington
11/01/13 12:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

Re: Astrometaphysics

First king (Elvis?) Then spell to the REAL KINGS (Freddy, Albert and BB). Off topic, but this reminded me of one of my favorite songs - Bill Kirchen's version of Hot Rod Lincoln. As he is driving down the road, he passes various vehicles with different rock, blues and country musicians in them. Eac...
by Mike Remington
10/31/13 11:51 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Astrometaphysics
Replies: 14
Views: 2697

Re: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome

I went to both International and Davenports on a Tuesday afternoon a couple of weeks ago. Both had that great brick and mortar experience with a good group of people both behind and in front of the counter with good conversations and recommendations of books. They are within reasonable walking dista...
by Mike Remington
10/30/13 12:02 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

Re: Colorado and New Mexico

Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely go to Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak and avoid staying at the airport. I have added Taos and Santa Fe to the itinerary. I have some good music booked at Santa Fe and Red Rocks, but still don't have any magic in the trip. Are there any magic shops or p...
by Mike Remington
07/22/13 12:20 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Colorado

I will be spending about three weeks in Colorado in August. Any suggestions for places to see magic or any magic shops? I fly into Denver early in the month and end up in Boulder where I will be sending my daughter and lots of money over the next four years. Also, as I have not been to Colorado sinc...
by Mike Remington
06/24/13 09:39 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Jake the Peg (Rudy Coby?)

Listening to some Rolf Harris recently reminded me of this thread. According to Wikipedia, Rolf Harris appeared on TV in the fifties with a puppet made and operated by Robert Harbin and illustrated Harbin's book Paper Magic.
by Mike Remington
01/25/13 06:34 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Jake the Peg (Rudy Coby?)
Replies: 24
Views: 3312

Re: What has your experience been?

...and people who are not fans of fifties jazz or seventies Big Ten football are probably still scratching their heads.
by Mike Remington
01/25/13 06:19 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: What has your experience been?
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: Native and Foreigner Magicians in Japan?

My in-laws bought an apartment for their retirement in Atami. I spent a month there one week.
by Mike Remington
01/25/13 12:37 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Native and Foreigner Magicians in Japan?
Replies: 11
Views: 63421

Re: What has your experience been?

Jon Hendricks is known for taking instrumental solos and putting words to them. A Jimi Hendrix solo with lots of feedback and smashing of the guitar would go along well with Woody's rants.
by Mike Remington
01/25/13 12:30 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: What has your experience been?
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: Book for a Year – Secret Agenda by Roberto Giobbi

Glad to hear the thread is not dead. I started reading this last year, but then abruptly ended reading it when the book ended up in a part of my house that was not accessible to me for several months.
by Mike Remington
01/11/13 06:54 AM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book for a Year – Secret Agenda by Roberto Giobbi
Replies: 133
Views: 32812

A couple of magic related episodes of non-magic podcasts

People might find the following Podcast episodes of interest. The Amazing Randi Being Amazing on Penn's Sunday School. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://pennsundayschool.com/page/episodes">http://pennsundayschool.com/page/episodes</a><!-- m --> This Podcast usually has only a few minutes re...
by Mike Remington
01/11/13 06:51 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: A couple of magic related episodes of non-magic podcasts
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Re: Tom Stone ebooks

Any particular recommendations?

Were any of these included in the big books?
by Mike Remington
01/11/13 06:24 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Tom Stone ebooks
Replies: 15
Views: 3385

Re: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum

It is already Thursday here so I must have missed this.
by Mike Remington
12/19/12 01:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum
Replies: 115
Views: 6500

Re: Double Anniversary Issue

Arrived in Malaysia today. Looks like some good reading for the holiday break. August and September must be swimming here. Haven't seen them yet.
by Mike Remington
12/19/12 01:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Double Anniversary Issue
Replies: 71
Views: 5753

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Richard - How do I officially report that the August and September issues have still not arrived?
by Mike Remington
11/19/12 10:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 5547

Re: Potential Supreme Courty Copyright Ruling Could Cause a Big Mess

Craig - Thanks for the cites to articles. It was not something I expected to see in a magic thread. The EU's standpoint on parallel importation is bizarre In the 1980's, when practicing law in Brussels, I had expertise in this bizarre area. I even wrote an article published in a couple of legal jour...
by Mike Remington
10/29/12 12:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Potential Supreme Courty Copyright Ruling Could Cause a Big Mess
Replies: 33
Views: 1940

Re: Effect with socks by Alì Bongo?

David Regal's routine (with socks) is in Approaching Magic.

About three months ago, someone recommended I consider a routine like the one described at the top of this thread. He described it as a Kreskin routine. I will see if I can get any more information when I see him again next week.
by Mike Remington
10/29/12 12:07 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Effect with socks by Alì Bongo?
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Arrived Saturday 6 October in Malaysia. August and September issues have not arrived, however.
by Mike Remington
10/07/12 10:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 5547

Re: Genii Convention Schedule Online

Will anyone be reporting on the events on the forum or on a podcast? I'm beginning to think that avoiding long travel and missing this is a worse impact of breaking my leg than the three months I spent confined to a couple of rooms of my house earlier this year.
by Mike Remington
10/02/12 06:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Convention Schedule Online
Replies: 40
Views: 3820

Re: Magic with neckties

I remember seeing an effect in the white or blue N.Y. Symposium book where a necktie penetrates through the handle of a coffee mug. Neither object is gimmicked. It is in the White Symposium book (Collection 3). Although the pictures are all of a tie and a mug, the title is Handkerchief Through Glas...
by Mike Remington
09/10/12 03:00 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Magic with neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 2343
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