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by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Magic in Texas

Magic Castle performance fellowship award winner Ray Anderson performs each weekend as part of the long running Esther’s Follies on 6th street in downtown Austin. i perform sleight of hand magic at brunch each sunday (when i’m in town) sr Chez zee - a famous, uniquely Austin eatery. There is also Jo...
by Brad Henderson
October 18th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038294

Re: ERDNASE

i recall a magic auction a few years ago when posters were selling for three and four times their established value. They sold for exorbitant prices that day. but what of the next day, or the day after? just as a low sale of a single item doesn’t suggest the item is worth less, a single sale at a hi...
by Brad Henderson
October 17th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

you claim you couldn’t flip a coin 20 times in a row and it land heads each time. it could. you say you ‘don’t know what’s happening’ which is likely what the audience thinks, not because they are deceived, but because you neither do nor say anything to indicate how this ‘effect’ is occurring. As th...
by Brad Henderson
October 16th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038294

Re: ERDNASE

rrath1 wrote:FYI Jason England
https://www.ebay.com/itm/312223045807
$465.00 dollars for EATCT Fireside edition SOLD
I believe your valuations of the early books is off abit. LOL
Magicians have no idea of value.


no - the person who paid that much doesn’t.
by Brad Henderson
October 5th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Robert McDaniel has passed on
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Robert McDaniel has passed on

Lived in austin for decades and never heard of or ran into him. oddly, also grew up in the louisville ring and never heard of him there either. shame. sounds like the kind of guy you’d want to know
by Brad Henderson
September 10th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Hen had a marketed routine using this style of wallet. Pretty elaborate. Was a surprise find at an auction years ago.
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

i’m the one calling names? those are your words pointed back at you. I have seen the effect (and programmed the effect) enough times to know how the responses are the same. I have seen enough performers present both to know how the responses are the same. Sure there are minor differences in the resp...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

ian just because you’ve done things many times, doesn’t mean you are correct. I know people who have done their act many times and still have no idea what they are doing. Some never realize how condescending they sound. The idea that the blockhead effect is a penetration is nonsense. Something that ...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

ian, i have worked with several side show performers and have included them in performances i have produced. The response is the same, or at least similar enough to be considered the same effect. and whether or something is hard or soft doesn’t change the EFFECT. vanishing a ball of string and vanis...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

ian, i am always willing to change my mind, all i require is a compelling argument. Your argument relies on acknowledgement of method, not an analysis of the phenomenon. you also seem to suggest, and i may be misunderstanding you, that the blockhead is a mystery to people. I don’t know anyone who pr...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

why are they different? blockhead: object goes into face string/balloon: object goes into face and removed out mouth. changing the object doesn’t change the effect ball goes into hand and shown to be gone coin goes into hand and shown to be gone. same effect. producing the ball at the end doesn’t ch...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

the audience sees the spike go in their nose, which is exactly what they see when someone shoves a balloon or string or condom in their nose. it’s the same effect. Having actually trained people to perform and written for this act, having sold this act to the public, i can assure you the audience se...
by Brad Henderson
August 24th, 2018, 12:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

magician shoves something he shouldn’t in his nose

only differences are the object and whether it came out the way it went in or not.

same effect

I think most people (non magicians) seeing two acts each doing one of those stunts would walk away thinking they did the same thing.
by Brad Henderson
August 23rd, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

how is the chain through nose (and out the mouth) substantially different from block head? they both are cases of objects traveling through the sinus cavities. many blockhead performers also do the balloon/condom through mouth and nose. I would put them both in the same category. That Deland explain...
by Brad Henderson
August 23rd, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

oddly, one summer we were exploring the block head act and enlisted the help of someone who worked in the infirmary. While he had never performed it, he said that many of the sailors he sailed with in the Navy used to run the chain from their dog tags through their nose and out their mouth. So appar...
by Brad Henderson
August 18th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2882

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

i paid for this yesterday and it’s not here yet!!!!

grrr

;)
by Brad Henderson
August 14th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1756

Re: Slydini's material

Sol Stone performed his handling of the Slydini pins when we first met. It looked amazing.
by Brad Henderson
August 14th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1756

Re: Slydini's material

It’s not exactly the same pin as the andrus. Harkey made it very clear in conversation he considered them different, though i think the differences are hard to tell. basically the gaffs in the andrus set are a touch ‘looser’ and make it easier to do the moves in that routine.
by Brad Henderson
August 13th, 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: Finding a mentor

the audience of the OP is magicians. and among magicians what i say remains true, especially in this case
by Brad Henderson
August 13th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: Finding a mentor

the danger of finding a mentor is you become such a clone of theirs that it becomes the only thing people know you for.
by Brad Henderson
July 29th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Declassified Government Psi Research
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Declassified Government Psi Research

annie jacobson did a great book on the government psi programs last year or the year before. PSI was the name i believe.
by Brad Henderson
July 29th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Declassified Government Psi Research
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Declassified Government Psi Research

Edward Pungot wrote:Science eventually catches up with science fiction. Doesn't the CIA already use remote viewing technology?



yes

they have used satellites and cameras
for some time now
by Brad Henderson
July 26th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

based on oz’s work i am unconvinced he understands what an ‘effect’ is. I do not feel he had the experience and understanding to produce the original product in a manner that would be helpful to serious students and i’ve seen no evidence he’s learned the lessons required to change that. On that i co...
by Brad Henderson
June 21st, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Magazines

i may have several linking rings - as any several years worth. i’m on tour now until mid august. ping me in september and i will see what i have. will send you all of them at cost (packaging and media mail).
by Brad Henderson
June 17th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: „Troll“-behavior of the audience - my fault?
Replies: 17
Views: 1386

Re: „Troll“-behavior of the audience - my fault?

if you provide for your audience an experience they consider more valuable than knowing how the trick was done, they will fight to preserve that experience. When you described the kind of marci you do you mentioned two media and one method. This suggests to me that your focus is on ‘what and how’ an...
by Brad Henderson
June 16th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Animals
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: Magical Animals

i think chuck smith shared a great idea in one of his lecture notes.
by Brad Henderson
June 13th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: I have a room to share at FISM
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: I have a room to share at FISM

i have roomed with David several times. He is an excellent roomie.
by Brad Henderson
June 13th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

the most amazing thing about this show is how they invariably take amazing acts and with poor editing make them look at best mediocre.
by Brad Henderson
June 9th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038294

Re: ERDNASE

my observation is with how the sale of something changes people. there seems to be a marked difference in attitude between those who are looking for the sake of knowledge and those looking for the sake of profit, regardless of when and why they joined the discussion And while i have explored some id...
by Brad Henderson
June 9th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038294

Re: ERDNASE

why does it seem that the arrival of those who have something to sell invariably turns the thread to crap? it seem that those interested in FINDING the truth are far more open minded and intellectually honest than those interested in SELLING it. i will take this as one of the inevitable downsides of...
by Brad Henderson
June 7th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

the premise is best appreciated by those who know it to be inherently false.
by Brad Henderson
June 7th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

medical school events
by Brad Henderson
June 6th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 10328

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

thanks for finding this.

i am however thinking of a different appearance where he did only one card trick if i recall. But this was super great to see.
by Brad Henderson
June 5th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 10328

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

i loved the mike douglas episode where he and phyllis diller went to wdw’s haunted mansion. and in the celebrities who were better at magic than you might expect department: there is an episode of ive got a secret or what’s my line (i think it was a gary moore show) where milton berle does a card tr...
by Brad Henderson
June 5th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Art Emerson R.I.P.
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Art Emerson R.I.P.

He will be buried in a large plastic wallet.
by Brad Henderson
May 29th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1583

Re: A Plunger Question

i don’t know that the reference would be there. But it’s a good place to start.

and of course, he could have given me incorrect information. It would be a good thing to track down for sure.
by Brad Henderson
May 29th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1583

Re: A Plunger Question

Robert-Houdin had a rising card but not with the plunger principle not according to ron wohl. He showed me a handling that was attributed to Robert Houdin, and it was very nicely put together. Perhaps this was one of those things that has just circulated off the printed page. I'll be curious to rea...
by Brad Henderson
May 28th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1583

Re: A Plunger Question

Philippe Billot wrote:Robert-Houdin had a rising card but not with the plunger principle


not according to ron wohl. He showed me a handling that was attributed to Robert Houdin, and it was very nicely put together. Perhaps this was one of those things that has just circulated off the printed page.
by Brad Henderson
May 28th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1583

Re: A Plunger Question

Ron Wohl showed to me a great handling of the rising cards using the plunger principle which he credited to Robert Houdin. I have not been able to find it in print though.

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