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Re: Jack Parker's Traveling without Moving

Jonathan, here is is: http://www.jacksdeck.com/28.html
by mark
10/24/10 12:58 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Jack Parker's Traveling without Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Martin A. Nash Has Passed Away

I had been a great fan (and student) of Martin's for some time before I met him at the LVMI where he was the guest of honor. I met him that day in the registration line, and I cannot begin to tell you how gracious he was to me. He immediately counted me a friend, and as all of the movers and shakers...
by mark
07/21/09 08:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin A. Nash Has Passed Away
Replies: 35
Views: 12846

Re: Roger Klause

Roger's generosity is well known by all who so much as asked him a question. He was just wonderful to me, and so much of my magic is better for having known him. He will be remembered as one of those who moved magic ahead by light years. Never satisfied, always working to improve, and a wonderful me...
by mark
08/30/08 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roger Klause Has Died
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51

I met Geoff at LVMI, where the video that Steve Draun posted was shot. He was quiet and intense, amazingly talented, but so humble. His hands were shaking during that performance, he was so nervous. It had been quite some time since he'd been that much in the public eye. While we worked one on one I...
by mark
08/28/08 06:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51
Replies: 44
Views: 11925

Re: Dr. Bob's Peggy has passed

Please let Bob know that he'll be in our prayers. There are no words that suffice at a time like this. I can only imagine such pain...
by mark
12/01/05 09:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dr. Bob's Peggy has passed
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Gazzo Southern California Master Class

The Seattle class just drew to a close, and what a class! There are some real points of value in this class that make it worth spending the money for, and rescheduling or handing off other gigs. I know that between the price of the class and handing off a gig, one could conceivably spend five hundre...
by mark
10/09/05 10:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gazzo Southern California Master Class
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Studying an effect

Gerald, not to hijack the thread, but I am an Ostrich Factor convert as well. Of all the things I picked up at this year's LVMI (aside from the friendships), I value your book the most highly. Wonderful job!
by mark
07/15/05 09:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Studying an effect
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Soapy Smith Night

Jeff,
What cruise line are you traveling on? We are doing the Inside Passage at the same time. How great would it be to do an informal 'magic cruise?"
by mark
07/08/05 12:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Soapy Smith Night
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Magician on Kimmel Live tonight

Right - for this goober, Kimmel is on his best behavior. When he has real talent on board, he is a pain in the ***. All I can suggest is that Ali and Michael J. have never seen a *real* magician.
by mark
07/02/05 09:28 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician on Kimmel Live tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Steve Cohen Chamber Magic national tour

<sniff> once again, no respect in the great northwest :(
by mark
06/16/05 02:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen Chamber Magic national tour
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Sylvester The Jester has a fallout with the Magic Castle

Perhaps in light of our recent illumination, all of the sound and fury might have been alleviated if there had been some magic on the bill. Perhaps if the act (or performer) is starting to become stale it might be time to communicate directly with the performer. I think this goes beyond the issue of...
by mark
06/09/05 01:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sylvester The Jester has a fallout with the Magic Castle
Replies: 44
Views: 2325

Re: Magic Shops in San Diego

Randy, Having just moved, I don't have the information at hand, but the last word I had was that Brad was still selling out of his garage. I believe that meant he was doing mail order business with the rest of his inventory. I think his previous illness and the inability to manage his business for a...
by mark
06/06/05 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic Shops in San Diego
Replies: 15
Views: 2014

Re: Sylvester The Jester has a fallout with the Magic Castle

Dave, I think an even better idea would be to leave them with the magicians they seem to want. You know, those guys who are willing to work for little or nothing (because we're supposed to be willing to sacrifice for the art, ya know), and provide nice, quiet, safe little acts. Perhaps that way they...
by mark
06/06/05 04:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sylvester The Jester has a fallout with the Magic Castle
Replies: 44
Views: 2325

Re: 2005 LVMI Schedule of Events

So Danny, you're expecting the A/V folks to show up this year, right? I must say, you folk do make it possible to catch all the action. I look forward to enjoying the new venue, and having a bit of elbow room '8) See you there!
by mark
06/03/05 06:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2005 LVMI Schedule of Events
Replies: 64
Views: 932

Re: Paul Harris....(info on him)

Lisa, sorry I haven't posted to this lately, I'll catch up with you there. My birthday is on the 11th, so maybe we can give each other a happy birthday hello. Haven't seen you since the stage show at Magic Live. (Your People Magazine ilustration gave me a new understanding for that soiree) Be well, ...
by mark
04/28/05 11:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Harris....(info on him)
Replies: 34
Views: 491

Re: Jason Randal on Letterman

Just thought I might add my two cents. I thought Jason came across as friendly and comfortable (though a bit hurried). I felt that the way Letterman treated him bodes well for his future on the Letterman show. It is rare that he treats guests with that much respect unless he plans on seeing them aga...
by mark
04/14/05 02:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jason Randal on Letterman
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: Magic Books by Post

It doesn't have the cool 'fade in' effect, but at least it works.
by mark
04/07/05 02:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Books by Post
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Trying to find another magician

Wow, sorry guys. I didn't even see this one. I have been on the Forum, but somehow absolutely missed this post. I suspect the reason for the contact has already been established, if I am not mistaken. I appreciate your help, Dave. What a great bunch - one couldn't be missing in action for long with ...
by mark
03/08/05 01:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trying to find another magician
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Seattle WA Sessions

Tobias:
Tried to reply using your e-mail on record here, but it was returned. If you don't mind, give me a shout at markjens<at><gmail><dot><com>
(Changed to avoid the spam spreaders.) Thanks for the reply, Tobias, look forward to meeting the gang.

Mark
by mark
02/26/05 12:16 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Seattle WA Sessions
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Seattle WA Sessions

Tobias, I think I met some of your group at LVMI year before last. I appreciate the information regarding your session location and times, since I just moved to the area. I had been wondering if there were any shops that encouraged such get togethers, but I am not really familiar with their location...
by mark
02/25/05 07:54 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Seattle WA Sessions
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Paul Harris....(info on him)

I am no authority on the man, aside from owning much of the available literature written by him. At LVMI year before last, I arose very early one morning, and took my morning coffee out to the pool for some quiet rumination. Pretty soon, some scuffing bare feet became apparent on the outside of my a...
by mark
02/21/05 08:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Harris....(info on him)
Replies: 34
Views: 491

Re: Magicana

I am so happy to hear that Magicana is even in the queue! I am not one of the fortunate few who have a complete run (or even a certain helpful guy who has more than one), but the ones I have are some of my favorite reading. Paul, thanks for turning me on to the hidden gold.

Mark
by mark
02/19/05 11:50 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Magicana
Replies: 13
Views: 4107

Magicana

I sure hope the time comes when Magicana becomes a book like the upcoming The Vernon Touch. Between that and Intermission, there is a lot of gold in them thar hills.
by mark
02/18/05 09:59 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Magicana
Replies: 13
Views: 4107

Re: Maybe someone's been watching Ricky Jay videos too much...

I almost wish I had a copy of Cards as Weapons to send the good senator from our Alaska.
by mark
02/18/05 09:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Maybe someone's been watching Ricky Jay videos too much...
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: HERE ARE THE MAGIC CASTLE AWARD NOMINEES

What a list! I'd be hard pressed to vote for only one in each category. Best of luck to all the nominees, no doubt each is deserving.
by mark
02/10/05 12:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: HERE ARE THE MAGIC CASTLE AWARD NOMINEES
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Cogitations - A review

Aaron, I got to see The Image Fades performed by Steven for laymen in a restaurant atmosphere. It simply killed. In reading Weapons of Mass Destruction, it might be easy to pass this one up as being 'simple,' but attending a workshop in a restaurant I got to see the difference between what reads wel...
by mark
02/09/05 03:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cogitations - A review
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Greatest lineup ever appears on TV

Man, count me in as well! I hope the special ends up over here in some form or fashion. I would love to see it. What a cast!
by mark
02/09/05 02:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greatest lineup ever appears on TV
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: What got you into magic?

From my earliest memories, I loved the magic on Bozo's Circus and the Magic Land of Alakazam. I was seven or eight, and had to go to some sort of ballroom to play accordian for a bunch of 'old' people (old, meaning my parents' age). Most of that night was nervous energy, performing, eating a bland '...
by mark
02/06/05 02:29 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What got you into magic?
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: Seamless T&R card

Spirit, whether marketing an effect or not, can we not help one another with our collective experience? A critique of any effect is quite helpful, most especially critiques provided by knowledgable and objective minds. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to ask people like Bill Duncan or Pete Biro if t...
by mark
02/05/05 02:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Seamless T&R card
Replies: 36
Views: 3404

Re: The Dark Museum - A Bizarre Magick Effect

Apparently there has been some change in websites, the URL given is no longer valid (or not working).
by mark
02/04/05 03:19 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Dark Museum - A Bizarre Magick Effect
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Set To Stun

And an even greater book! I hate to brag on this one, but Jack deserves all the sales he can get on this one. He has the right mixture of effects, and they are well thought out. The Second Deal has kept him a secret for a while, but it looks like Jack will be breaking out with Set To Stun. What a fu...
by mark
02/04/05 02:26 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Set To Stun
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: bottom palm

Having attended a workshop with John Carney in 2004, I learned some great techniques for palming and the DPS. When his "On Palming" DVD was released, I was very interested in the content. I can easily recommend it as a fine source for many of the sleights mentioned here. Great work on top ...
by mark
02/01/05 11:24 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: bottom palm
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

More thoughts from the peanut gallery: I agree that what set Johnny Carson apart was that he basically *liked* people. He had his own dislikes, of course - people like Rip Taylor, who wasn't allowed on when Johnny was hosting, but for the most part, gave everyone a chance. No offense, but notice how...
by mark
01/24/05 01:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 59
Views: 5079

Cards As Weapons

Did anyone catch the Mythbusters on Discovery Channel dispelling the myth of cards as lethal weapon? I would not have given their findings any creedence normally, since they did not hire Mr. Jay himself to throw the cards. However, they were scientific enough to have built a card launching machine t...
by mark
11/29/04 12:05 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cards As Weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)

Certainly no one can speak with any certainty on the subject of learning the SUV but Mickey. However, let me ask you this; after watching Mickey do his stuff, did you not pick up your Morgan, or Kennedy, or Walking Liberty and try it yourself? Didn't you really LOOK at your own retention for the fir...
by mark
11/12/04 02:08 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 111
Views: 25160

Re: Alan Wakeling has died

What a loss to the community. Our condolences to those he leaves behind. Imagine what the set lists of leading magicians would look like without Mr. Wakeling's contributions. He will be greatly missed, and sadly remembered. What a wonderful, magical mind.
by mark
11/12/04 01:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alan Wakeling has died
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Hacking The Pass!

Okay, this is one situation where I believe we are perpetuating an argument where none exists. I cannot claim to speak for Mr. Youell, though I have been to a couple of workshops with him, and I have learned more than I can say. I have to believe that if he posted his work on the pass within the cou...
by mark
11/05/04 09:56 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hacking The Pass!
Replies: 30
Views: 5771

Re: More Theorizing on the Horizon?

Carl, I have always just supposed that the second grader goes for the palmed coin, because they haven't the pool of experience to have 'seen' the coin go where it didn't go. As adults, we have built up an experience base that tells us when a coin is thrown to another hand, it usually lands there. Me...
by mark
11/02/04 09:23 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: More Theorizing on the Horizon?
Replies: 33
Views: 2261

Re: Hacking The Pass!

Andrew, when I spoke with Steven during a recent workshop, he said that he was working with Aviators in an attempt to reduce the healing time between gigs. He has some tendonitis in his hands, and for the most part has been able to balance his time between work and healing. His condition is much imp...
by mark
11/02/04 09:05 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hacking The Pass!
Replies: 30
Views: 5771

Re: AP has reported that Teller's father has died

I know the pain of losing a father that you greatly admire. Mine was my hero, and five years later, it has gotten a little easier, but not a lot. It is hard to settle. Fondest regards, and heartfelt regrets.


Mark
by mark
07/31/04 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AP has reported that Teller's father has died
Replies: 3
Views: 102
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