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by Timothy Drake
February 23rd, 2015, 8:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Story of the Blaney Ladder Levitation
Replies: 0
Views: 417

The Story of the Blaney Ladder Levitation

Its 30 minutes but 30 minutes you will enjoy. The latest in the documentary series.... this chapter tells the story of the Blaney Ladder Levitation from creation to its final home at the David Copperfield Museum. Appearances by David Copperfield, Steve Dacri, Lance Burton, Banachek, Rick Thomas, Mik...
by Timothy Drake
March 5th, 2014, 8:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube

David Hoy aka " Dr. Faust" pulled off one of the classic jokes in magic history on Walter during what Walter thought was a live " on air" interview. Here Walter tells that story along with Stan Allen, Peter Reveen, Rick Thomas, Steve Dacri, Lance Burton and Jeff McBride. ( you'll...
by Timothy Drake
March 4th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube

Boy! I really loved watching this--thanks, Tim, for putting this up. I'm continually impressed about how real pros do things the classy, right way. Great magic role models! Thanks Erdnasephile, As a young magician I had not really heard of Walter Blaney other than the Ladder Levitation. Years later...
by Timothy Drake
March 3rd, 2014, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube

Never give up! Walter Zaney Blaney tells the story of the 7 year effort to get himself booked on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. http://youtu.be/fnWAKmYaPXU
by Timothy Drake
February 24th, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Walter Blaney Documentary Series on YouTube

For some time now I have been editing a documentary on magic legend Walter Zaney Blaney. After deciding 60 years of a professional magic career was too much to put into a 60 minute video we opted create a documentary series instead on youtube. This way the footage will be archived and available onli...
by Timothy Drake
March 12th, 2011, 1:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merlin Awards Banquet
Replies: 80
Views: 14801

Re: Merlin Awards Banquet

The suck ups on the Cafe are haling Brooks as if he was the Cecil B. DeMille of the magic world. He runs an online forum, where he and his goon squad staff get kickbacks in order to promote their newest products. Brooks is more like P. T. Barnum. I'm wondering if all those people who got ripped fro...
by Timothy Drake
January 8th, 2010, 11:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Will he survive - Kaufman?
Replies: 46
Views: 4583

Re: Will he survive - Kaufman?

Mark.Lewis wrote:I actually don't understand it. Did Jonathon Townsend do it?


Best Line in the whole thread right there folks.
by Timothy Drake
December 17th, 2009, 8:03 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Even Pros make Mistakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: Even Pros make Mistakes

That reminds me of an eminent lady magician in Canada who is a hardened old pro. The same thing happened to her in a mall and so Paul Pacific who actually was wearing shoes that day advised her of the situation. Her reply amused me greatly. She said "I don't give a darn". Only she didn't ...
by Timothy Drake
October 17th, 2009, 8:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Arrested in Mexico?
Replies: 15
Views: 5035

Re: Criss Angel Arrested in Mexico?

Maybe for once the king of useless hype is slipping. No other media other than fans and magicians are falling into the " lets talk about Criss" trap. Not even TMZ... now there is a first. LOL
by Timothy Drake
September 16th, 2009, 7:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Waiting for Number Three ...
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Waiting for Number Three ...

Richard Kaufman wrote:Oops, forgot Swayze. Never saw any of his movies.


Don't worry Richard. Andrew Lloyd Webber will do a musical about his life and then you can catch up on it. ;)
by Timothy Drake
September 8th, 2009, 1:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award
Replies: 39
Views: 4084

Re: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award

Hi Brendan, You make a very good point. Its sort of like exposure isn't it. This is a public forum so maybe I should keep such discussion among friends and not make it public. It would suck to have Pats talents ( or any others) that have earned him success be questioned because of an internet search...
by Timothy Drake
September 8th, 2009, 12:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award
Replies: 39
Views: 4084

Re: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award

Hi Brendan, It is not my intent to call you a liar. I believe you when you say you know of no one paying for Pats award. Please believe me however when I say I DO know friends who have paid for them. It could have be simply an anonymous friend. The Walk of Fame works the same way. Anyone ( agent, fa...
by Timothy Drake
September 8th, 2009, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award
Replies: 39
Views: 4084

Re: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award

I can tell you that the award IS bought. Pat might not have bought it but someone did for him. An agent maybe? I know people who have bought these. I know them well and trust them when they tell me they have bought them. I won't reveal the names of those people because they don't want to go on publi...
by Timothy Drake
September 6th, 2009, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award
Replies: 39
Views: 4084

Re: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award

Does anybody, anywhere , actually take this boob seriously? If so, why? Wouldn't magi be somewhat embarrassed to actually get involved with accepting any of these "awards"? Serious question. I would agree but I think those who accept the awards don't care about what other magi think. Much...
by Timothy Drake
September 6th, 2009, 8:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award
Replies: 39
Views: 4084

Re: Pat Fallon wins Merlin Award

It always amazes me how many magicians send out Congrats to winners of these awards actually thinking they are legit.
by Timothy Drake
June 16th, 2009, 10:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July

Hi Dodd,

I've appreciated his skills on many levels. I've seen some of his " behind the scenes" work but to hear him in that interview makes me think he should lecture from time to time. More people need to speak like he does. He nailed it!

Best,

Tim
by Timothy Drake
June 16th, 2009, 12:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July

Great Interview!
by Timothy Drake
June 12th, 2009, 7:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July

Magic Newswire wrote:Ummm.. all that I can say is that there may be more info on Tuesday.


Ok.. Big Tease... I'll wait until then. ;)
by Timothy Drake
June 12th, 2009, 1:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July

Hi Dodd,

Well.. Rick says it is official and says July 16th is the start date. I'd take that to the bank.

Best,

Tim
by Timothy Drake
June 9th, 2009, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July

I can second the " nice guy" rep Rick has. I spent some time with him during a video shoot that he participated in. We visited him at his house in Vegas which is part magic museum, part mansion and part animal sanctuary. It was great to hear stories of how he developed certain presentation...
by Timothy Drake
June 8th, 2009, 1:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July

Finally ... Rick returns to the strip. Can't wait to catch his show again.

Best,

Tim
by Timothy Drake
May 9th, 2009, 12:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel
Replies: 13
Views: 3480

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

The whole thing is PR crap. Both Copperfields and Angels people have confirmed this. Neither has or is talking to Jackson about participating. Its all Jacksons spin.

Best,

Tim
by Timothy Drake
April 19th, 2009, 6:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 8200

Re: Criss is back at it ...

Hi Dodd, Well it is a Sunday and things get kinda slow here Sundays. LOL Anyway back on topic.. here you can see a running poll on who's side people are taking. I still smell a PR stunt. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/polls/whose-team-are-you-on-team-criss-or-t...
by Timothy Drake
April 19th, 2009, 5:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 8200

Re: Criss is back at it ...

Timothy Drake wrote:. The last time I heard that exit strategy used it was from a kid in the 7th grade.

Tim


Ah...yes... The 7th grade. The best 3 years of my life.
by Timothy Drake
April 19th, 2009, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 8200

Re: Criss is back at it ...

John, I bow to your expertise with her genitals. At least Timmy is totaly confused now, but that doesn't take much. My job is done here. Kevin Kevin, You gotta be able to take it if you can dish it out. The last time I heard that exit strategy used it was from a kid in the 7th grade. Tim
by Timothy Drake
April 19th, 2009, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 8200

Re: Criss is back at it ...

John M. Dale wrote:
Kevin Connolly wrote:
Timothy,

She refers to herself as the Queen of Media. Glad to bring you up to speed.

Kevin


Since you're so up to speed, you probably meant "He refers to himself as the Queen of Media." since he is, indeed, male.

JMD


LOL! Made my day.
by Timothy Drake
April 19th, 2009, 3:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 8200

Re: Criss is back at it ...

Kevin Connolly wrote:Perez is pretty lame too. Her 15 minutes were up a long time ago.


Hi Kevin,

Are you messing with us or are you serious? It is of course Perez and not Paris Hilton.

Best,

Tim
by Timothy Drake
April 19th, 2009, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 8200

Re: Criss is back at it ...

Me smells a desperate attempt to get some cheap publicity to help keep Believes head above the water. Tick..Tick...Tick.
by Timothy Drake
April 17th, 2009, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Have any of you noticed . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Have any of you noticed . . .

Bill McFadden wrote:. . . the uncanny resemblance between youtube singing sensation, Susan Boyle and John Ramsay? I wonder how far her village is from Ayr.


Ummmmm.... and that belongs in the Magic Buzz session ...why? However to answer your question.... I don't see a resemblance.

Best,

Tim
by Timothy Drake
April 13th, 2009, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Comedy Writer wrote:Is it be-lie-vie or be-lee-vie?


Maybe its Be-leav-ing ?
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Richard Kaufman wrote:If my source is right, you won't have to wait much longer.


Will I be able to see the show in late May? What's your best guess?

Best,

Tim
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Sundays are usually slow on the Forum. Though how you can say I have terrible taste for the theater when I hold Stephen Sondheim in highest esteem seems a bit over the top. And the only thing you know about my taste in movies is that I like horror films (good and bad). You know nothing about what o...
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Its a slow day in the forums today my friends. LOL What was this thread about again? Oh Yeah... BeLIEve. I'm thinking Richard is pretty close to being right ( even though he has terrible taste in movies and broadway..lol ) when he talks of the future of BeLIEve. I can't see many alternatives for Cir...
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 11:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Commercial success rarely equates to good. Look at the Dark Knight. A stupendously good movie that made a huge amount of money: it's the exception to the rule. I thought it sucked other than Heaths performance. I loved Batman Begins but felt that Dark Knight fell into exactly the type of overrated ...
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 1:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

that said, I think it is out of respect for the hard work of creation that words like "masterpiece" mean something...that if we dilute them by throwing them around we take away from the creators who deserve that...that doesn't mean I'm right not to think ALW's work deserves the adjective,...
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 12:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

The difference between what Walt Disney did with his animated films (he did create the medium of the feature-length animated film) and his better live-action films (So Dear to My Heart, Song of the South, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Mary Poppins, to name but a few) is that they were not the w...
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 12:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Walt Disney created something the likes of which had never been conceived before. There was nothing, nothing remotely comparable to Disney World when he bought a huge patch of swamp in the middle of nowhere. It may not be art, but it was genius and it was vision -- creating an immersive world where...
by Timothy Drake
April 5th, 2009, 12:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

[quote=Richard Kaufman

Weber is a hack who cranks out trash to please the public--akin to novelist Sydney Sheldon. [/quote]

Webber learned that trick from The Disney Company.
by Timothy Drake
April 4th, 2009, 11:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

I'm with Larry. Phantom is a masterpiece. If you haven't seen it you don't know what you are missing. 21 years on Broadway ain't nothing to sneeze at. Best, Tim Because commercial success is the measure of artistic achievement? Bull... Phantom is aural bubblegum. Give me Sondheim over Weber any day...
by Timothy Drake
April 4th, 2009, 11:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 20707

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Good.... If you can get any Phantom tickets you won't need them so I'll trade you some Believe tickets for them. LOL

Best,

Tim

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