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Re: Our Culture's Venue?

...sorry for the delayed response. Thanks for all the comments. I think this is an important topic for stand up magicians. We need to have a testing ground. I guess out of all the comments the comedy club venue (thanks Ian)hit the strongest. I worked as an emcee one night at a comedy club, doing mag...
by Steve Vaught
01/17/13 09:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Our Culture's Venue?
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Our Culture's Venue?

It's easy to see, that if you like close-up magic, restaurant venue's are for you. And I believe in our culture or 'time', performing in restuarants are still a viable place to get paid as an entertainer and be taken seriously. I would say 85% of the material in magicdom right now for us is specific...
by Steve Vaught
01/14/13 03:37 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Our Culture's Venue?
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Victory...feels really good!

Thank you!
by Steve Vaught
05/22/11 12:21 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Victory...feels really good!
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Victory...feels really good!

Last week I posted a story (agony of defeat) regarding my horrible mistake with CTW. Well for those who were engaged in that conversation you may like hearing the little addition to the story. I'm at my regular gig tonight, I'm walking along and all of the sudden 'the guy' comes up to me. Surprising...
by Steve Vaught
05/21/11 11:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Victory...feels really good!
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Any 'Texas Roadhouse' Magicians?

I am looking for any magicians that are performing at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant. Could you let me know please. I am needing to ask you a business question.

Thank YOu

STeve V (the other one)
by Steve Vaught
05/19/11 12:24 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Any 'Texas Roadhouse' Magicians?
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Re: Agony Of Defeat- A little story...

I'm laughing Quentin as I read your post! You hit the nail right on the head. BTW Quentin- I have your video on 'the hank'. Such a strong routine for kids. I remember seeing old pics of Blackstone and Baker doing magic with a handkerchief, so that motivated me to find some info on the subject. I was...
by Steve Vaught
05/10/11 01:00 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Agony Of Defeat- A little story...
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Agony Of Defeat- A little story...

Thanks for reading my post. I just wanted to share my experience to others and let the chips fall where they may. To Harry: I've been in magic for 20 plus years, but really started seriously studying card magic ten years ago. And might I say, it started with...none other...than your book (Close Up C...
by Steve Vaught
05/09/11 07:20 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Agony Of Defeat- A little story...
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Agony Of Defeat- A little story...

Remember seeing the clips of a skier going lighting fast down the hill, then all of the sudden it's chaos. Something-whatever that something was- causes the skier to lose control and he goes crashing terribly. Even from the comfort of your own couch you can feel the pain. The next day when that skie...
by Steve Vaught
05/08/11 12:30 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Agony Of Defeat- A little story...
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Showmanship-Blackstone Jr

Mr. Burger, I was going to email you, but my thoughts may be better served on the open forum. You may not remember me-it's been several years now-but, we had a nice dinner in Chicago on a cold Tuesday night discussing magic. Your book is a strong part of my working repertoire. I want to thank you so...
by Steve Vaught
11/06/10 03:31 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Showmanship-Blackstone Jr
Replies: 0
Views: 559

By Mr. Giobbi's request...

I was enthusiatically reading Mr. Giobbi's article-which I love to do- and noticed something interesting. I've never run across info on preparing a new deck of cards and then resealing them. I've heard of it, but have never got the actual details on the matter. I have a decent magic library and I've...
by Steve Vaught
09/02/10 02:45 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: By Mr. Giobbi's request...
Replies: 16
Views: 2453

Re: Mid-Air Card Stab

Recently I saw a nicely dressed magician reach into his bag and get out a large knife. He was using it for a cut and restored rope routine. I liked the image of the large knife and 3-piece suit. I believe maybe everyone becomes just a LITTLE more alert about what is getting ready to happen next. May...
by Steve Vaught
07/05/10 05:50 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Mid-Air Card Stab
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Mid-Air Card Stab

I was reading this topic from back in 2004. But I didn't find what I was looking for, so hopefully someone can help. Thanks in advance. I'm looking for a routine or 'knife' to do a stage version of mid air card stab. Here's the details. I don't want the Kennedy version because of the pocketknife, I ...
by Steve Vaught
07/04/10 12:38 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Mid-Air Card Stab
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)

I'm on board as well,

Deadline: March 19, 2011
Title of Show "The Empty Box"

Tom, I've really enjoyed your writing. Very thoughtful!
by Steve Vaught
04/21/10 02:00 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)
Replies: 33
Views: 4587

Re: Cylinder & Coins

I "2nd the motion" --like Quentin--your articles Tom are well worth the subscription. You can tell the articles are written under much thought and consideration. And as a subscriber, I appreciate that. And Tom I side with you (in part)on the topic of theory ("Theory isn't worth squat ...
by Steve Vaught
08/01/09 03:09 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13767

Re: In the Gaps - Stone Column

Tom, I would like to say that I DID NOT like the column. I LOVED IT!! I thoroughly enjoyed the article. And to let Richard K. know that these articles FOR ME personally, make me glad that I have signed up for another year. So thanks Richard and thanks Tom. I believe that the area of pyschology in ma...
by Steve Vaught
05/22/09 10:46 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: In the Gaps - Stone Column
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Too Much Power!!

...and IN THAT...is the delicate balance. I'm always looking for ways that I can connect with my audience. Yes, it is lighthearted, but I want them to take what I do seriouly as well. I want them to laugh, but also, to get something out of what I'm doing that stays in their melon for days to come. I...
by Steve Vaught
02/26/09 04:17 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Too Much Power!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Too Much Power!!

With Uri being the Cover of Genii, I thought this topic would be interesting to introduce. I work close-up magic at a local restaurant. I've been there for years. I've known about the nail writer and have practiced with it for several years but never introduced it into the repertoire until last week...
by Steve Vaught
02/25/09 05:07 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Too Much Power!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Re: Ring N String

Martin,

Thanks so much for your info!!

Thats a relief to know that I can get it online without a lot of hassle.

I appreciate your time.

STeve V (the other one)
by Steve Vaught
02/12/09 01:09 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring N String
Replies: 10
Views: 1424

Ring N String

Greg Wilson put out a video years ago called "Ringleader". With the video came a ring and string. I have tried to find this particular flat velvet string in the hobby/craft stores around my area without success. Does someone have a lead on where I can find this SPECIFIC KIND of string? Tha...
by Steve Vaught
02/11/09 02:45 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring N String
Replies: 10
Views: 1424

Re: Aficionado of a Private Collection

Great, Great, Great!

Thanks for a look into the cut of your jib.

See Ya!

Steve V (the other one)
by Steve Vaught
01/15/09 04:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Aficionado of a Private Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2185

Re: Aficionado of a Private Collection

GREAT! Thanks for your reply. I feel courageous now!! Looks like your offline. I'll ask something else and then maybe hear from you tomorrow. How do you organize your library? I have eclectic interests. About 7 different categories. Do you alphabetize? number? Again, I go back to the way it looks on...
by Steve Vaught
01/15/09 03:37 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Aficionado of a Private Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2185

Aficionado of a Private Collection

About 7 years ago I started to get this affinity for purchasing hardbound books. As my collection increased I noticed I was preferring books with no jacket. I am contemplating taking the cover off all the books to display the character of these hardbounds. My question to others is... How do you disp...
by Steve Vaught
01/15/09 03:03 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Aficionado of a Private Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2185

Re: Coin Magic

Richard,

Could you give at least the year that came out in Genii?

Paul Wilson's Scottish Fly
by Steve Vaught
09/04/08 01:14 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Coin Magic
Replies: 22
Views: 4047

Re: Courses on Card Magic

Opie...a quick question. I liked the way you had things laid out for studying Royal Road. In fact it inspired me to go back and look through the book. I have spent several years now with the Giobbi Course. In looking back over Royal Road, I found a trick at the very beginning named "Instinct Fo...
by Steve Vaught
09/02/08 11:07 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Courses on Card Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Re: Erasers!!!!

WOW!! talk about fast service!! I love the internet!

Yeah, that's got to be it! ...sugar cubes

Thanks for writing back
by Steve Vaught
08/29/08 06:23 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Erasers!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Erasers!!!!

I perform magic at a local restaurant. A kid came in recently and asked if he could show me a trick. I obliged. He then performed a very smooth trick with 4 ERASERS. It looked like a David Roth coin assembly, but with erasers ! I congratulated him on a job well done, thinking the whole time, I'm goi...
by Steve Vaught
08/29/08 03:30 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Erasers!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: Egg Trick comments

Yes!!! I agree...and I have let Tony know just how generous he has been. I really appreciate his openess. We have spoken several times now.

Steve Vaught
by Steve Vaught
02/25/06 11:46 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Egg Trick comments
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Giobbi's thoughts on books

I enjoy reading Mr. Giobbi's articles in the Genii magazine. That is usually the first article I turn to. He recently commented on "Stars of Magic" being one of the top ten for books on effect and method. I would be interested to see what the other nine books are. I have Mr. Giobbi's 4 vol...
by Steve Vaught
02/25/06 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Giobbi's thoughts on books
Replies: 23
Views: 5466

Egg Trick comments

I have throughly enjoyed "The Book Of Secrets". I went to the trouble of making the egg described in the book and am so glad I did. I really am proud that it WORKS!! I am having a little trouble with the routine. I want to tear tissue paper and place the fake in a clear glass. I feel I am ...
by Steve Vaught
02/07/06 08:45 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Egg Trick comments
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Al Schneider-Coins Across

Thank you Joe, that was exactly what I needed. Al, thank you as well for writing. I have had "A.S. On Coins" for sometime now, but when I saw you perform on a DVD I just recently received through the Genii subscription, I was so impressed with the clearness and openess of the routine. I wa...
by Steve Vaught
12/07/05 08:34 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Al Schneider-Coins Across
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Al Schneider-Coins Across

I have been currently working on Al's coins across. I like the pop-up move taught in his book. When you get toward the end there is a "hpc" move. Here is my question: It seems like I have read just recently somewhere that Mr. Schneider has a new way of getting around this point of the rout...
by Steve Vaught
12/06/05 01:50 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Al Schneider-Coins Across
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

THIS!!!! is why I really enjoy my Genii subscription. I am glad that more than once you have shown the importance of the men and women that helped establish this great art into what it is now.
by Steve Vaught
10/18/05 10:29 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 4426

Re: suggestions...side-slip color change

Thanks for the response. I hope Jamy Swiss doesn't mind me mentioning this; if you want to SEE s side steal color change, check out the Card-Clinic demo. Wow! I really enjoyed that little glimpse into a card expert. When I first saw it, I was blown away. So I watched it again..."no way"......
by Steve Vaught
03/28/05 10:04 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: suggestions...side-slip color change
Replies: 6
Views: 301

suggestions...side-slip color change

I really enjoy practicing the side-slip color change from the Giobbi course. He gives one routine with a bottom palm and color change that I don't really care for. Would anyone know of a routine using this kind of color change. Also, I am interested to hear people that have used this "in the tr...
by Steve Vaught
03/23/05 07:25 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: suggestions...side-slip color change
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: BoM: Absolute Magic by Darren Brown

Wow! Why is it, if you talk about the history of a certain slieght or who stole what, from you know who, you get page after page of participation. But when you go to discuss a book about how to present your magic in a more "real" way, you get very few participants. Not to dilute what has b...
by Steve Vaught
02/16/05 12:32 PM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Absolute Magic by Darren Brown
Replies: 30
Views: 11017

Re: BoM: Absolute Magic by Darren Brown

Stuart, I agree, everyone should make magic our own instrument of expression. But, if an instrument, it must have scales, it must have notes, or patterns to go by. I don't see that in Derren's work. Again, let me say, I really enjoyed reading the book. But when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of...
by Steve Vaught
01/27/05 09:03 AM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Absolute Magic by Darren Brown
Replies: 30
Views: 11017

Re: BoM: Absolute Magic by Darren Brown

I have been reading an article by Jamy Swiss. He is interviewing Derren Brown. I have one of Derrens books. I really enjoy how deeply they think about magic. For me, magic is so intriguing. All of the elements of magic are so fascinating. Derren, in his book, Absolute Magic, tries to get the reader ...
by Steve Vaught
01/26/05 09:53 PM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Absolute Magic by Darren Brown
Replies: 30
Views: 11017

David Regal- teaches spread pass

I have been wanting to learn the pass. I recently watched a David Reagal video where he briefly teaches a spread pass. He said that this was taught to him by Ed Mishell ( I believe that was the name). I love this sleight of hand move!! Does anyone know the history behind this? I pulled out my wonder...
by Steve Vaught
01/05/05 04:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: David Regal- teaches spread pass
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Hit Double Lift source

Chaucer, I am glad you brought this up. I was a little disappointed getting Giobbi course #3 and discovering no "hit double lift". That is what I wanted to learn at the time. I learned somewhere that I had the explanation of it the whole time ... Stars of Magic. Richard K. did a wonderful ...
by Steve Vaught
01/05/05 03:57 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hit Double Lift source
Replies: 35
Views: 10081

Re: December Issue of Genii in the Mail!

Yes!! I 've watched it two times through already. I noticed the second time I watched it, the CD went to something I did not see on the first viewing. I don't know if this is part of the code "MagicMakers" was talking about or not? By the way, that is VERY cool. I usually devour those maga...
by Steve Vaught
11/17/04 01:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: December Issue of Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 72
Views: 2117
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