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Re: I told you so!

The post was on "Magic Castle Difficulties", and is on page 27.

Click here.

(hope that link works...)
by Terrence
10/01/11 07:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I told you so!
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: You'll never believe who is lecturing next...

Superb!
by Terrence
08/03/11 06:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: You'll never believe who is lecturing next...
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Et, tu, Legerdemain?

Quite right Daved! The music term is spelled leggiero, and I don't know the precise etymology. That expression has been around for centuries, as Italian dominated (and still continues to this day) music expressions, so it just might be an old spelling -- as major languages evolve over time, a letter...
by Terrence
07/28/11 09:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Et, tu, Legerdemain?
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: Et, tu, Legerdemain?

Thank you Bill for the dictionary definition.

In sheet music instructions the French "Leger" (It. Leggiero) means to play the passage with light, graceful swiftness. One teacher taught that the passage, however dexterously challenging, should sound and even look almost effortless.
by Terrence
07/27/11 10:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Et, tu, Legerdemain?
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: Et, tu, Legerdemain?

Interesting!

I wonder how the OED defines the word? (Especially the first known literary quotation of the word.)
by Terrence
07/26/11 04:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Et, tu, Legerdemain?
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Randy's AMA Treasurer Report meeting is just a few days away - Thursday 7/28.

Bring your financial questions.
by Terrence
07/24/11 11:27 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: The passing of a friend

I met Dick Oakley way back in 74, while training at Millington NAS. He was a terrific guy -- his Benson Bowl routine was the first I ever saw, and I hadn't heard of Roy Benson then. Dick took this teenage magic newbie under his wing -- I can still hear him singing his crazy version of "Smoke Ge...
by Terrence
07/19/11 12:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The passing of a friend
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

...and, this is being discussed on the "moribund" Magic Castle Forum as well...
by Terrence
07/05/11 08:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

That this is where people come for candid, comprehensive discussions -- not the AMA/Magic Castle forums or threads or whatever they're called -- is kind of the beginning and the end of the issue. Obviously that's partly attributable to permitting anonymity. And any institution with a "troublin...
by Terrence
06/22/11 10:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Dustin -- that was "Hot Chicks and Packet Tricks".

Actually that reference ties up Playboy Bunnies and Bad Magic pretty well!
by Terrence
06/14/11 12:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Poor performance of a magic effect has no place in the Castle. I agree with Jamy Swiss - it reminds me of part of the SAM pledge against interfering in other magicians performance. The Jeff McBride thing I think is an exceptional example -- that's more of an extension of the magical experience for e...
by Terrence
06/11/11 11:40 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

erdnasephile wrote:Terrence:

Was there any reason given for the resignation that should concern the membership?


No. Matt posted a very positive goodbye note on Facebook.
by Terrence
06/09/11 10:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Matt Patton has resigned.
by Terrence
06/08/11 08:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Wow RK!

Truly sorry that you were threatened.

Question: Did Mr. Juarez do so as a private citizen, or as counsel for the AMA?
by Terrence
05/28/11 05:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

..., and as fake as smart folks know it is. ... Your obsession with anonymity is also misplaced. ... There are some very intelligent people posting anonymously here on the Genii forum, ... , and enjoy the open and frank exchange taking place at the Genii forum. ... Well Roger, while you're classify...
by Terrence
05/28/11 11:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

There are small things we can do as members. Larry Horowitz and I have started declining our 20% Volunteer Discount at MC Meals until we're out of this mess. That doesn't help much, but we want to spread that attitude -- more positive than, say, nano-managing an individual board member's weekend lif...
by Terrence
05/17/11 11:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47706

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Wow Magicman909! You really are a friend to Matt Patton -- revealing his name openly here -- he is an employee of the AMA -- aren't you concerned that his management might object to his revealing details to you who are posting them here, or does he have their permission? And what stimulating bar con...
by Terrence
05/09/11 09:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Magicman909 is an insider. And the pseudonymous name I mentioned, "Mark Felt", was actually "Bill Felt".
by Terrence
05/07/11 11:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

... Since Richard has not deleted these posts, Im assuming that MagicMan123 has sent appropriate evidence to him. I would like for Richard to contact Matt Patton (mpatton@magiccastle.com) to see if his evidence matches MagicMan123s. Very clever inference here. (RK -- that looks like a threat to me,...
by Terrence
05/07/11 08:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: Astonishingly bad taste at the Skirball

No spoonerism of "Huck Finn" would ever hurt me -- the harm generated from naughty words seems mainly to be self inflicted.
by Terrence
05/05/11 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Astonishingly bad taste at the Skirball
Replies: 94
Views: 6491

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Dustin -- re Anonymous Posting: At this point nothing the dwindling opposition might do would surprise me, so I really can't blame people for wanting to post anonymously. Besides, each post is an reminder of the ham-handed censorship attempt on the Magic Castle Forum, which continues to explode in t...
by Terrence
05/04/11 07:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: Naughty Swedish Boy

That's a great observation Jonathan; I'll add that, had he read "Our Magic", the axiom on Unity of Effect might have dissuaded him from tacking on the mentalism bit, which weakened the overall effect. (If the reason for that part was an attempt to add his signature to the effect, the fact ...
by Terrence
05/03/11 12:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Naughty Swedish Boy
Replies: 40
Views: 4794

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

The BOD chose wisely and swiftly from quite an excellent group of individuals IMO. Well done!
by Terrence
04/28/11 09:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Well that would be a damned shame, because if that happens, then our boat could become a one-way submersible before too long.
by Terrence
04/28/11 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

I'm not that keen on the idea Dustin, not as a fairness issue, but the fact that if the Membership knew then what the state of our finances were going to be now, there'd be a different makeup of the BOD already. (i.e. we might not have elected people who made poor / non-existent oversight judgments.)
by Terrence
04/28/11 05:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Just to let you all know -- the Magic Castle Website is experiencing intermittent timeouts, and that there are technical people looking into this problem.
by Terrence
04/28/11 01:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Richard's right about payment processing expenses.

Of course this financial statement really needs a chart-of-accounts to make real sense of.

And along with that, more detailed information -- available to AMA Members, online.
by Terrence
04/27/11 08:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

The President of the AMA is also member of the BOD - he/she is chosen by the directors to preside over the BOD Meetings and perform the functions of the President - the choice is normally made after a new BOD is elected, so in this case we lost a Director who happened to be President. So NPH is acti...
by Terrence
04/22/11 09:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Dustin - I think Brian is responding to the anonymous 'undercut' and Hal -- mostly? Anyway, magicians should understand the notion of 'easily fleeced', as we do it 24 x 7. The AMA Membership is easily fleeced sometimes -- look at the heaps of praise in the Newsletters, and the General Meeting Webcas...
by Terrence
04/22/11 07:37 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

I was wondering about that! George -- who told you about the financial report? There's still no announcement!
by Terrence
04/21/11 09:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

This does appear to be the case. No accompanying announce -- that should get there soon.

Hmmm March 9, 2011 ?? Who was reviewing this?
by Terrence
04/20/11 11:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

The minutes are here, for those of you who are AMA Members.

The minutes state the regular meeting was adjourned, and that the Board decided to hold a special meeting on Wednesday April 27 -- this decision was reached in executive session.
by Terrence
04/20/11 03:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

A rather interesting set of observations, Undercut. Perhaps he has some reason for wanting to delay this process. It's only pure speculation on my part, however: 1. It was originally announced that the new Director would be appointed during this meeting. 2. Your points on the rules look straight-for...
by Terrence
04/20/11 02:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: Who Will Serve Us Now?

by Terrence
04/17/11 06:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who Will Serve Us Now?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Well, I believe they met about it. There's a stay-tooned post on the MC Forum from Rich Cowley.
by Terrence
04/14/11 06:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

dear "undercut". nice anonymous post
by Terrence
04/12/11 06:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Amen Alan!
by Terrence
04/07/11 09:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23401

Re: Roberto Giobbi’s Column “On Practicing Magic”

One of the best articles I've read in Genii. Hats off to Roberto and Richard. Having studied classical piano for a long time, I think that this is a very useful analogy on the practice of Magic. I never thought that de Pachman would ever be mentioned on the Genii forum -- I'm pleasingly impressed!
by Terrence
01/19/11 01:47 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi’s Column “On Practicing Magic”
Replies: 11
Views: 3149

Re: Magician pleads guilty to dressing room spy cam

The Castle's E&G committee met on this and sent a unanimous recommendation to the BOD; subsequently the BOD expelled him from the AMA, and declared that he's to be refused entrance to the Castle in perpetuity.
by Terrence
01/13/11 09:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician pleads guilty to dressing room spy cam
Replies: 10
Views: 2657

Re: Broken Wand :: Terry Seabrooke

I remember Terry's emotional reading of the Broken Wand for Billy McComb's memorial at the Magic Castle. And now this sad news.

Nancy Gray just IM'd me that Terry and Billy must be keeping them in stitches up there.

My sentiments as well. Goodbye Terry.
by Terrence
01/11/11 12:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand :: Terry Seabrooke
Replies: 26
Views: 3828
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