What do you mean by *out of play* ???
Originally posted by Philippe Billot:
Matrix ? by Al Schneider ?
Originally posted by Pete Biro:
[b] Matrix. That should be enough.
First printed 1974. Out of play !!!! [/b]
Al Schneiders original Matrix is still the most commercial one!
Just watch Bill Malone doing it !
Armando Lucero's is great..but the impact on *laymen* might not be bigger then Al Schneiders original handling?
And..one can also, of course, figure out Armando's handling..(on a capture, NOT when seing it 'first' time live)and when one has done so, one even -as a 'magician'-does appreciate his handling even more!!!!!
This still doesn't lessen the impact Al Schneiders original handling has on 'normal' ppl...and that is what counts..
Armandos (f.ex) work in general is oustanding, but only fellow magicians can appreciate the finer points, and as a such (fellow magician) I'm full of admiration re his work, but that is not what counts in the world out there! (though it counts re ones own 'look' and aim at perfection and satisfaction re what one does spend ones time on!!)
It's the impact on innocent onlookers, probably never before having seen any magician doing miracles, that counts....
Watch Paul Potassy doing the razor blades...anything else he does..and the impact that has on his audience..
Oldfashion 'tricks', presented by a master..
I heared, at the Magic Circles 100 year anniversary (London), he did a bit of his stuff..even being retired, he charmed even the magicians watching...
Just to point out, that it's not the fingerflinging stuff that always gets remembered, not even by fellow magicians..
I love that stuff too, but I also 'judge' by looking at any performance from the other side of the stage...
My advice is to always have that in mind... :p
Sorry for my ramblings, just my thoughts on 'magic' in general and how to judge its value....