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Re: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life

Very sad news. I was fortunate to have attended the World Magic Summit many years ago when Tim won the close-up competition. The large attendance at the convention had to be divided into sections making it necessary for the competitors to perform twice. A very impressive group of magicians, includin...
by D. Andrus
02/03/11 11:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life
Replies: 46
Views: 15543

Re: Expert Card Technique

Now while I agree that a man who walks out on his family has no character, there is still no relevance to making a statement about anyones character in this thread. You must have some axe to grind with Hugard? Did he question your character in the past?
by D. Andrus
01/05/11 12:13 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expert Card Technique
Replies: 52
Views: 8125

Re: Expert Card Technique

"He also abandoned his wife and kids when he left Australia!"

What is the relevance of this statement to the subject of this thread?
by D. Andrus
01/03/11 10:05 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expert Card Technique
Replies: 52
Views: 8125

Re: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine

Richards comments really hit the nail on the head for me....especially when he mentioned the downfall of becoming infatuated with a sleight. I witnessed this first hand. There is always such a build up when you finally get to meet a magician with such a reputation preceding him....you want to be foo...
by D. Andrus
01/18/10 11:52 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 3307

Re: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine

Actually the best youtube comment was "I love how relaxed his right hand is" because it is real, valid sarcasm. Let's face it guys.....This was "Wide Open Larry" at his best. The comments in here can be amusing as well.... "I think that this clip illustrates why most cup and...
by D. Andrus
01/18/10 02:29 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 3307

New Larry Jennings Book?

Just wondering what the estimated release date is for the new LJ book?
by D. Andrus
01/12/10 02:41 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Larry Jennings Book?
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Giacomo Bertini Lectures in New York City on April 28th

Does anybody know if Giacomo has any plans of visiting Michigan during his lecture tour? I didn't realize he was in the states....makes me want to sponsor his visit to Michigan myself.
by D. Andrus
04/29/09 12:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Giacomo Bertini Lectures in New York City on April 28th
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Dick Cavett Writes About Slydini in the New York Times

I thoroughly enjoyed the video footage of Slydini. It brought me back to my childhood when I really took interest in magic. I seem to remember a Cavett show where Slydini performed sponge ball magic with Cher sitting to his left. I have been unable to locate that particular footage. Am I remembering...
by D. Andrus
04/01/09 10:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dick Cavett Writes About Slydini in the New York Times
Replies: 22
Views: 4038

Re: Gambit Magazine

Thanks Bob....I am in Michigan. Based on your timing, I should have it soon.
by D. Andrus
04/01/09 01:31 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Gambit Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 4306

Re: Gambit Magazine

I look forward to receiving this new magazine. Just curious as to how long it takes to receive it in the states once ordered? I payed by Paypal awhile back and haven't heard anything....No emails or replies through Paypal saying when it is going to ship, etc... I know it has to travel "across t...
by D. Andrus
04/01/09 09:39 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Gambit Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 4306

Re: Geoffrey Latta

Believe me this isn't worth starting a new thread. By the way, not everybody that is tough comes from Kentucky. I had my face to face years ago and it is Jamy who continually hides behind the pen with everyone he criticizes. This may surprise you, but I look forward to purchasing the Minch books on ...
by D. Andrus
03/06/09 12:34 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Geoffrey Latta
Replies: 47
Views: 11834

Re: Geoffrey Latta

I was just making light of comment directed at me....won't happen again. I actually found the move in Shattering Illusions. Some people in here took my two earlier comments way too seriously. I thought that I was pretty clear that I was not taking a shot a Geoff Latta, nor making light of the loss o...
by D. Andrus
03/05/09 12:18 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Geoffrey Latta
Replies: 47
Views: 11834

Re: Geoffrey Latta

Jeff,

Thank you for your mature response. My messages in here apparently went completely over your head.

Where would I find the "d**k-move"? Is it in some secret appendix of Erdnase?
by D. Andrus
03/04/09 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Geoffrey Latta
Replies: 47
Views: 11834

Re: Geoffrey Latta

I am not trying to compare Geoff Latta to Steve Forte. I agree that would be pointless (gambling moves vs. magic, etc..). The point I was making dealt with the hype that is so overdone in our industry. Just mentioning an "exclusive/underground" video tape brings out "magic dumb" ...
by D. Andrus
03/02/09 12:14 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Geoffrey Latta
Replies: 47
Views: 11834

Re: Geoffrey Latta

More BS hype in magic. This is nothing against Geoff Latta or Jamy Ian Swiss's heartfelt loss of a friend (I lost my best friend to cancer at age 38....it is terrible to say the least). It is just that nobody can measure up to those first three paragraphs of his tribute....."He was that good. N...
by D. Andrus
03/02/09 01:18 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Geoffrey Latta
Replies: 47
Views: 11834

Re: Bob Stencel Passes...

Bob Stencel was my first mentor in magic here in Michigan before moving to Oklahoma. I'll miss our phone conversations and his surprise mailings. I was amazed at the amount of work and detailed thinking contained in his letters. I will also miss his stories....he took private lessons from Slydini. H...
by D. Andrus
11/05/08 12:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Stencel Passes...
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: SPECIAL OFFER: Get one Year of Genii Free When You Subscribe by Dec.31

Quick question.... What is the cutoff date for a new subscription to begin? If I respond in the next week or so, would I receive the December or January issue as the start of the subscription? I usually buy each issue at the shop locally anyway and I do not want to possibly miss the December issue w...
by D. Andrus
10/29/08 04:34 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER: Get one Year of Genii Free When You Subscribe by Dec.31
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: Steve Freeman

Disparity1, You can find the New Yorker article at the Ricky Jay website (archives section). It was written by Mark Singer. Ricky Jay is certainly lucky to have befriended David Mamet, by the way. Given the timing of the article, the books I believe that the article was referencing were the Vernon C...
by D. Andrus
10/15/08 02:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 49
Views: 10478

Re: Steve Freeman

What fueled my initial forum message was my friendship with my mentor here in Michigan, who was particulary close to Charlie Miller, and the Ricky Jay article that appeared years ago in the New Yorker. Here's an exerpt: .....More than any other magician Jay has known, Charlie Miller had an orthodox ...
by D. Andrus
10/15/08 11:24 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 49
Views: 10478

Re: Steve Freeman

I think that Roger M. hit the nail on the head when he said Steve Freeman is in the Percy Diaconis and Ricky Jay camp. Here's the thing, these guys stay in their own circle because you would actually be disapointed by watching their work. Now, I am not naive enough to say that these guys are bad at ...
by D. Andrus
10/14/08 11:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 49
Views: 10478

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