Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
There are literally only a handful of magicians I could write this about:
I have never seen John Carney perform anything that I didn't consider worth watching. I have never read anything he's written that I didn't consider worth re-reading.
Well said, Bill.
I feel the same way about his handling of Ramsay's Cylinder and Coins effect. Where most magicians these days look for ways to modernize the vanishes, using holdouts, shells, magnets, et al, I learned to study misdirection, the gaze, timing, body language, etc.
I put the many lessons I learned from that one effect into everything I do.
And that has made all the difference.