Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
The new issue of Channel One is in my hot little hands. Great stuff, but it would be good if Gary Norsigian learned the difference between Cliff Green's "Phoenix Aces" and "Ace of Spades as a Sorcerer's Apprentice," which he repeatedly confuses throughout the description of his trick.
Tim Noonan's "Triple Spellbound" is also excellent--wish I had it for Genii! (But it's the TENKAI Back Pinch, nothing to do with Albert Goshman, aside from the fact that he used it after learning the technique from Sol Stone.)
Add an interesting version of Vernon's "Out of Sight Out of Mind" by Allan Ackerman and the Card on Nipple Ring by Jason Dean and you've got your $12.50 worth.
The Triple Change Spellbound credited to Tim Noonan, with an acknowledgement to me, is in fact, completely my routine. A proper description and the correct credits will appear in the next issue. Tim, with good intentions, allowed the write-up. He apparently meant it as a tribute to me. Though I'm touched that Tim thinks so highly of the material, and of me, I wish it had not appeared at all. This is signature trick that I have been doing since 1975, when I first read Scotty York's notes and was inspired to develop this handling. The things from the York notes that I retained, which were of major importance, are the Triple concept, and the idea of a larger coin hiding the C/S gaff. Tim is one of a handful of people I taught this over the last twenty years, though many more have seen it. I'm addressing this here because I've recieved several calls already regarding the paternity of the routine, and since I have been asked to publish it many times. The write-up is sound, but there are many details and some background and presentation missing. Though I appreciate the tribute, I would have preferred to write the trick up myself, or at least been asked. Now that it has appeared, I will contribute my current handling along with history and presentation, for the next Channel One issue. Tim has already contacted Tony Miller via e-mail, so a correction should appear with my explanation, in his next issue.