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by Dave Le Fevre
March 20th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 27
Views: 2653

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

By contrast: comedians and jokes. Usually folks don't interrupt to tell a story/joke punchline. So what's missing in our craft? That always intrigues me. Nobody grabs a ball from a juggler. Nobody knocks over a musician's music stand. Why are we treated differently (by some spectators)? Because we'...
by Dave Le Fevre
March 16th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 27
Views: 2653

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

After the first move this kid pointed at cards and described with precision what I was going to do as the trick progressed I'm sure that were I in that situation many years ago, I'd have continued performing. (And in fact, come to think of it, I was once in a vaguely similar situation. And yes, I c...
by Dave Le Fevre
March 9th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dusheck Passes
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

Re: Steve Dusheck Passes

I e-mailed Steve in 2007 with a question. We'd never met, but he sent me a detailed and courteous reply.

I was struck by what a nice guy he was.
by Dave Le Fevre
January 9th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

I think that the point is that we're always one or more moves ahead of the spectators. In Crazy Man's Handcuffs, we move our hands apart, then together, and now the bands will melt though each other. But in fact it's already happened. In another elastic band effect, Remote Link, one gets two gasps o...
by Dave Le Fevre
January 7th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Glasgow Connection
Replies: 28
Views: 1550

Re: The Glasgow Connection

Why would one country's citizens be so demonstrably generous and the other - well - so cheap? Sometimes it's simply "the rules". Decades ago, one tipped in Belgium. I distinctly remember offering to pay for something and my aunt (who is Belgian) being horrified that I only tipped about 15...
by Dave Le Fevre
December 23rd, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?
Replies: 28
Views: 2110

Re: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?

It sounds like you're performing repetitively for the same folks and that they are viewing your magic as a puzzle and your performances as a battle of wits Exactly my reaction too. Colleagues, friends, and family don't view me as "the magician who's here to entertain us" but as "Dave...
by Dave Le Fevre
December 22nd, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 4516

Re: Deaths in Magic

My very best wishes to you, Mark

Dave
by Dave Le Fevre
December 20th, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?
Replies: 28
Views: 2110

Re: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?

I happened to wander into Davenports shortly after Invisible Zone was released. They performed it for me, and said that usually they received a demo video of the performance from Tenyo so they could see the effect before knowing the modus operandi. But this time there'd been no video, so they weren'...
by Dave Le Fevre
December 13th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

performer wrote:Generally speaking they are not the nicest of people

I have to say that, on average, the conjurors who I know are nicer than most people.

And I often observe that public e-communication, whether conjuring-related or otherwise, often brings out the very worst in people.

Dave
by Dave Le Fevre
November 25th, 2018, 5:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: L'Homme Masque Load References please?
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: L'Homme Masque Load References please?

I think it's his version of a Vernon handling I'd read (years ago) that it was called the Vernon Load. I use it sometimes, but I've never seen anybody else use it. (I'd like to see it, so that I could get an objective view of how it looks.) Decades ago, before I'd ever heard of the L'Homme Masqué L...
by Dave Le Fevre
September 7th, 2018, 4:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Resuscitating Old Cards?
Replies: 17
Views: 2021

Re: Resuscitating Old Cards?

Re Bob Farmer's suggestion, I bought a marketed item called a Soo-Zee about forty years ago for applying fanning powder to cards. It worked well, though since I switched to using Bikes a few decades ago I've never needed fanning powder. I assume that it'd work with Teflon powder too. Re the tip abou...
by Dave Le Fevre
July 30th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme

Thanks Richard, much appreciated
by Dave Le Fevre
July 30th, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme

Very interested in this. Before I buy it, could I ask whether the impromptu method is Harry Lorayne's The Best Darn Impromptu etc. (Also in a book by Simon Lovell.)
by Dave Le Fevre
May 28th, 2018, 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 2646

Re: A Plunger Question

That's in the One-Handed Plunger Method, I think. I've only ever used the Two-Handed Plunger Method.
by Dave Le Fevre
May 27th, 2018, 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 2646

Re: A Plunger Question

I bought ECT more than fifty years ago, and that Rising Cards method (but with a lazier set-up) has often come in handy
by Dave Le Fevre
March 24th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 51
Views: 19351

Re: reading vs video

For a variety of reasons, I prefer books in general. However, DVDs have several advantages. One such advantage is that you can see the effect performed before you know the method. There’s an effect in Five Times Five (Japan) which I read. I thought that that the method seemed obvious. Yet each time ...
by Dave Le Fevre
March 24th, 2018, 5:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real
Replies: 133
Views: 9357

Re: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real

Alas, like the majority of the clever ideas that I employ, I didn't originate it. I read it on a conjuring forum yonks ago.
by Dave Le Fevre
March 23rd, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real
Replies: 133
Views: 9357

Re: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real

I think if I were to start doing the effect with the Ultimate Monte gaffed set, I would get one of those small Himber card wallets. I gaffed a plastic packet-trick wallet by inserting an extra pocket within the clear pocket. The vanilla cards are visible. The U3CM set are concealed. I necktie the w...
by Dave Le Fevre
December 3rd, 2017, 5:06 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: "Water Into REAL WINE" by John Keyes
Replies: 17
Views: 3343

Re: "Water Into REAL WINE" by John Keyes

the sort of people who can’t tell the difference between red wine and white wine with dye in it Surprisingly, many people when tasting a wine while blindfolded are unable to state correctly whether the wine is white or red. S<>Dave ??? Mr Keyes didn't say anything about a blindfold. When people tas...
by Dave Le Fevre
December 2nd, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: "Water Into REAL WINE" by John Keyes
Replies: 17
Views: 3343

Re: "Water Into REAL WINE" by John Keyes

the sort of people who can’t tell the difference between red wine and white wine with dye in it Surprisingly, many people when tasting a wine while blindfolded are unable to state correctly whether the wine is white or red. So while we'd all like to think that we can "of course" distingui...
by Dave Le Fevre
November 8th, 2017, 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 2480

Re: Devilish

performer wrote:informed me that he did not believe in spirit communication which I found rather odd considering the circumstances of the conversation

Thanks for making me laugh out loud, Mark
by Dave Le Fevre
October 30th, 2017, 4:09 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2495

Re: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?

I suppose that if ever there were an Elmsley Street, it would have four houses, numbered 1, 2, 4, 1
by Dave Le Fevre
October 28th, 2017, 4:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 22
Views: 3306

Re: Magic on Demand

I have a couple of one-coin routines of my own devising. And the presentational premise of one of them is that I have no props with me.
by Dave Le Fevre
October 27th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2495

Re: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?

We went to Vienna Magic, which Chris has mentioned. Also not to far to walk to the amazing Hundertwasserhaus.

Dave
by Dave Le Fevre
August 8th, 2017, 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 64
Views: 6554

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

An effect that would amaze the current President of the US?

Hmm, let's see .....
by Dave Le Fevre
June 9th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 100
Views: 12518

Re: America's Got Talent performance

I've had big name magicians in tears as we broke the news to them that things they were adamant were "fooling" an audience actually weren't Some years ago, a well-known mentalist lectured at my magic club. He performed a numerical effect, and said that the method fooled everybody. The met...
by Dave Le Fevre
June 7th, 2017, 5:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 100
Views: 12518

Re: America's Got Talent performance

When I got round to watching Will Tsai’s performance, my reaction was wow, that’s absolutely magical, and utterly beautiful. However, somewhere in my reaction there was also a “but …” . And I’ll try to crystallise it. Consider Al Schneider performing Matrix . Our reaction (well, my reaction, anyway)...
by Dave Le Fevre
June 6th, 2017, 4:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 100
Views: 12518

Re: America's Got Talent performance

any card trick which requires a card to be signed is a badly structured trick I can think of several examples that would appear to disprove that. But maybe I'm coming at the problem in the wrong direction, maybe it simply proves that they're bad tricks. Shawn Farquhar performed something for Penn &...
by Dave Le Fevre
June 5th, 2017, 4:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

Thanks Max. I'd assumed that it had to be something like that. Though I must say that I'd never ever heard it. And sitting in a café with some friends yesterday, we were discussing language, so I mentioned pince-nez . And none of them had ever heard it pronounced other than the French way. Such mang...
by Dave Le Fevre
June 4th, 2017, 3:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

the huge differences between the French and English pronunciations of pince nez I'm intrigued. Contrary to the world-wide view that the UK lives in a Charles Dickens novel (smile), pince nez is a term that I encounter rarely. But when I do, it's pronounced pans-nay. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/...
by Dave Le Fevre
June 3rd, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

the fake French pronunciation of equivoke I’d say that there’s nothing fake about pronouncing it as if it were a French word. In French, equivoqué would be pronounced eh-kwi-vok-ay, and equivoque would be pronounced eh-kwi-vok. There is no acute accent on the final e , and therefore it’s pronounced...
by Dave Le Fevre
June 3rd, 2017, 4:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 100
Views: 12518

Re: America's Got Talent performance

I think that one can dislike a performance without being jealous. There's a conjuror friend of mine whose performances I often dislike. It's just a personal opinion, and it doesn't affect our friendship. And conjurors can so often be the worst judges of what a lay audience will or won't like. We ten...
by Dave Le Fevre
May 30th, 2017, 5:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

I just learned yesterday that Anais Nin's first name is pronounced Ahna-eeess. Anais is usually written with a diaeresis over the i . Unfortunately, it's a nuisance to type such accents etc, so in these electronic days such aids to pronunciation are often lost. (And it isn't helped by the fact that...
by Dave Le Fevre
May 29th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

I know that Leipzig was Swedish, but his surname looks German. And in German, IE or EI are always pronounced as the second letter of the pair. So I'd always assumed that it was Lipe-Sig.

(That pronunciation rule doesn't appear to be well known, since many people mispronounce riesling.)
by Dave Le Fevre
May 26th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The most entertaining card magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

Re: The most entertaining card magician I have ever seen!

One of the first bits of magic that I bought, about 55 years ago, was Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck. The Bi-Co Trilby Deck, actually. Bought it in Gamages. I really liked it, and I still have it somewhere. I never realised how crudely it was manufactured until decades later when I saw a Svengali Deck w...
by Dave Le Fevre
May 10th, 2017, 6:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 5455

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

You don't need a bottle, cork, or anything else to set the coin up. Balance the coin on your second or third fingertip and stretch the damn out with the thumbs and fingers of both hands. Your finger pushes the coin upward. That's how I've done it for 50 years. I found that to be the easiest way (fo...
by Dave Le Fevre
May 2nd, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Winding up the deck
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Re: Winding up the deck

I learned this is the early 1960s. Cannot remember where, though. Unless it's in ECT?

Dave
by Dave Le Fevre
April 30th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Probability Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Probability Question

What Jack said. 1 in 15! , or 5! cubed in 15!, depending on your criteria.

Dave
by Dave Le Fevre
April 9th, 2017, 3:07 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Reverse Faro To Order Packet
Replies: 13
Views: 3082

Re: Reverse Faro To Order Packet

What is this process called? It's a sorting algorithm. My approach was a simple one, since there were only four cards. (Yes, I'd noticed the four-five discrepancy, but had decided not to mention it.) For more cards, other algorithms are no doubt far more efficient, so I suggest that you go with Bil...
by Dave Le Fevre
April 8th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Reverse Faro To Order Packet
Replies: 13
Views: 3082

Re: Reverse Faro To Order Packet

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