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by AJM
July 10th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 125
Views: 40335

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

I heard the BOS had recently folded.
by AJM
July 8th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs

I’d love to be prevailed upon by friends - I just don’t have any.

Andrew
by AJM
June 16th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 3235

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

If a writer wishes others to read and appreciate their written work then they owe it to themselves, and their readership, to ensure, at the very least , that it is free of typographical errors. This applies to all published works of course, more so when it comes to those magic books which cost sever...
by AJM
May 30th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4407

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Or Bill.
by AJM
May 29th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4407

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Or Bob.
by AJM
May 29th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4407

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

I can exclusively reveal that Richard is the mysterious Andy.
by AJM
May 15th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Best of the Books of Wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: The Best of the Books of Wonder

...which will now be debated to within an inch of its life.

:roll:
by AJM
May 1st, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude

Brilliant performance Quentin.

Andrew
by AJM
April 30th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 51
Views: 9981

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

Suzy Wandas eh? With the SW prominently displayed on the cover. And what other mysterious author also has the letters SW in their name? I think it is now time to explore the possibility that our old friend SW Erdnase was actually female. It is quite conceivable that child prodigy Ms Wandas could hav...
by AJM
April 23rd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

What Q said.

Might need to change the title of the thread slightly in order to manage our expectations.

:D

Andrew
by AJM
April 12th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Spanish Flu pandemic
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Spanish Flu pandemic

Yes.
by AJM
April 11th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Davenport Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: The Davenport Collection

I believe these once belonged to Mrs Slocombe.
by AJM
April 3rd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Take a Deep Breath
Replies: 16
Views: 1178

Re: Take a Deep Breath

I’ve seen a picture of Bob’s guitar pedal set up - I believe the lights dim across Canada every time he powers it up.

Andrew
by AJM
March 18th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2398

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

For goodness sake, talk about 'getting on with it' - can 'performer' not just watch the whole thing then perhaps give us his brief views afterwards?

I did see the Lucy Darling performances at Genii IV and have to admit I wasn't entirely bowled over.

Andrew
by AJM
March 17th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thomas Baxter
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: Thomas Baxter

Hadn’t heard tell of him for a while.

I have his Card Rise and his Open Prediction book.

Sad news.

Andrew.
by AJM
March 16th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND
Replies: 40
Views: 5319

Re: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND

Enforced quarantine for 14 days I’m afraid.

The island would have been perfectly fine if it hadn’t been for random folks turning up with their cards and books.

I suppose they’ll have plenty to read for the next couple of weeks.

Andrew
by AJM
March 15th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND
Replies: 40
Views: 5319

Re: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND

The desert island is not currently allowing new visitors.
by AJM
March 4th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardistry: Please Go Away
Replies: 93
Views: 8132

Re: Cardistry: Please Go Away

From the exhaustive research I’ve carried out, the majority of which I’ve just made up, I can exclusively reveal that Hofsinzer was born Fin Shozer. In his early magic days the young Shozer described himself as ein ‘schwenken wichser’ or ‘flourish wanker’ in English, which can be constricted to, as ...
by AJM
March 3rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE
Replies: 50
Views: 6633

Re: ERDNASE

Mr Forte kindly signed both volumes as requested and also enclosed a signed playing card.

Andrew
by AJM
March 1st, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2321026

Re: ERDNASE

Seeing no activity in both the Erdnase and Steve Forte book threads since they were separated, I have reconsidered and merged them. Let's see some thoughts on Steve's books! I suspect some will be taking a little time to digest Mr Forte’s views, which I have read with interest. While I’m not fully ...
by AJM
February 27th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Does anyone here speak French?
Replies: 43
Views: 4690

Re: Does anyone here speak French?

‘The French don’t have a word for ‘entrepreneur’
George W Bush.
by AJM
February 27th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Does anyone here speak French?
Replies: 43
Views: 4690

Re: Does anyone here speak French?

I knew a guy called Jim Appel who’s name was always a source of some amusement to any Frenchman he met.
by AJM
February 25th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3537

Re: Charlie Miller Book

Hmm - my subscription expires in May. Should I renew for 3 years I wonder?

So many books, so little space...

Andrew
by AJM
February 17th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2321026

Re: ERDNASE

A bit quiet on this thread today.

Then again, maybe I should just keep my erde-nase out of other folk’s business...

Andrew
by AJM
February 13th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 2606

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

:lol:
by AJM
February 12th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 2606

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

Nope - still don’t see how Orson Bean is a funnier name than Dallas Burrows.

Now Dick Van Dyke - that’s a funny name.
Funnier than his cockney accent if truth be told.

Rip Torn, that’s a good one too.

Now if I fitted carpets I’d change my name to Walter Wall.
by AJM
February 9th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 2606

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

His birth name was Dallas Burrows and he changed his name to Orson Bean? Why bother?
by AJM
February 7th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: NOW AT AUCTION - Large Collection of Card Magic Books !
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: NOW AT AUCTION - Large Collection of Card Magic Books !

The second link worked for me.

However I see there is no UK shipping option so it looks like I'm out.
by AJM
February 7th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: NOW AT AUCTION - Large Collection of Card Magic Books !
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: NOW AT AUCTION - Large Collection of Card Magic Books !

JustinM - not when viewing on an iPhone unfortunately.

Chris - thank you. Lots of great books.

Andrew
by AJM
February 7th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: NOW AT AUCTION - Large Collection of Card Magic Books !
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: NOW AT AUCTION - Large Collection of Card Magic Books !

Everything except magic books as far as I can see from following the link.

Andrew
by AJM
February 4th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Walton has passed away
Replies: 12
Views: 2297

Re: Roy Walton has passed away

Very sad news indeed.

The last time I spoke to Mr Walton was I think around two years ago - we bumped into each other in the foyer at the Penn & Teller show in Glasgow.

A great loss.

Andrew
by AJM
January 24th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Prompted to Do an Impromptu (Card Trick)
Replies: 52
Views: 4798

Re: Prompted to Do an Impromptu (Card Trick)

Whenever I'm asked to do an impromptu trick my 'go to' effect has always been the Hooker Card Rise.

I'm surprised no-one else has mentioned it...

Andrew
by AJM
January 24th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22056

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Do I need this book? - no.

Will I be ‘ordering’ a copy? - very likely.

So much for 2020 being my ‘getting rid of stuff’ year...
by AJM
January 21st, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London
Replies: 27
Views: 2521

Re: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London

Sad news, however Davenports didn’t have the most salubrious of locations in Old London Town. One had to wend one’s way through the subterranean nooks and crannies of the Charing Cross underground station complex before alighting upon its portals. I recall an eventful occasion when, upon my arrival ...
by AJM
January 15th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Wenii Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 4858

Re: Wenii Magazine

I have a copy of it somewhere in the AJM archives - must dig it out.

Andrew
by AJM
January 12th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Peart
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: Neil Peart

My rather tenuous Rush 'claim to fame' is that my voice features as part of the 'Glasgow Chorus' credited on the Exit...Stage Left live album, on the song Closer to the Heart. The track was recorded at a show at the world famous and sadly long gone Glasgow Apollo in the early 80's. I recall my frien...
by AJM
December 25th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Debbie’s a Winner
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Debbie’s a Winner

Could I interrupt normal programming briefly to mention that Debbie McGee has won today’s festive edition of Strictly Come Dancing?

I’ll now pass back control to old Ronnie.

Thank you.

Andrew
by AJM
December 10th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry's Foreword
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Harry's Foreword

Couldn’t this have gone in the other thread?

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