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by Glenn Bish Bishop
September 2nd, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Video
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: New Video

Although the card work is quite good. Why do you have decks of cards stacked on your left side? And the other stuff in the front? I suggest clear off the table before shooting video because it is distracting. Also the cutting from one camera to another or the way it was edited makes it look choppy. ...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 31st, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 4896

Re: About doing magic

Holey moley Al, there is another routine I would like to learn and one I would use. How do you keep coming up with routines and ideas that look so much like magic. I have no idea.
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 31st, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 4896

Re: About doing magic

To start off I would like to say that I have know Al Schneider for quite a few years. I met him in Chicago at the Top Hat Convention. My dad had a dealers table right next to his. Al Schneider would ask me to watch his stuff when he went to eat lunch or dinner. My dad was not getting a full work day...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 30th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 4896

Re: About doing magic

I had the same experience doing close up magic back when I lived in Chicago. I did a spectator cuts to the aces routine and she said that the aces got there by accident. So I decided to play another trick on her, I put the aces back in the deck brought them to the top, palmed them using a action pal...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 30th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5248

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I am so sorry to read that Glenn. It is terribly mean spirited. Awful stuff. It seems you are able to rise above it and I admire you for it. However, I see that garbage was written in 2015. I get the impression that this Andy guy is less prone to personal attacks nowadays and is more constructive. ...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 30th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Glenn Bishop Performing At The Magic Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Glenn Bishop Performing At The Magic Castle

MagicbyAlfred wrote:Nice job, Glenn! Thank you for sharing that. And the cups and balls is always a good choice for a finale.

Thanks so much for the kind words Magic Alfred.
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 28th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 4896

Re: About doing magic

Hi Back Al. And thank you. I am in total agreement about magic and the magic is what is sold as entertainment to the audience. I have found that if the magic is strong, the audience reactions will fill in the blanks of the act. As the effect of magic happens in the mind of the people watching it, th...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 28th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5248

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

This just in... http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2015/6/28/lets-dish-did-bish-the-magish-vanish All I can say is that even in spite of this, his theory on the double lift is questionable. And, if audience management is the problem. My advice is to not treat your audience or readers of your blog like they...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 28th, 2018, 1:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Glenn Bishop Performing At The Magic Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Glenn Bishop Performing At The Magic Castle

This is the full performance of my Magic Castle show. It was more than ten years ago. My weight was over 300 pounds back then. I was diabetic and suffering from nerve damage at the time. I did not know it then but I was in a lot of pain. However the audience did not know it. Al Schneider showed me h...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 24th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5248

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Andy 'unperforms' on a one-to-one basis with friends entirely informally; the focus of the magic he does is not him, the power does not reside in him - it's always somewhere else. Within that context he is not an expert card handler at all, and so it makes sense for him to understand how the person...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 21st, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5248

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I think that the article is nothing more than theory. In my opinion the word natural doesn't apply when doing a card move. The word natural could be replaced by the word practical. What is the most practical double lift? The one that works, of course. What is the use of a double lift? It depends on ...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
August 14th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 5248

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

It's nonsense. We are not laymen, nor are we pretending to be. Sometimes not understanding what Vernon meant by "be natural" leads to essays like that. No, some laymen don't use their left thumb. We are not laymen. At a bare minimum, we are expert card handlers. So, like a professional de...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 18th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stacking Culling Triumph Shuffle
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Stacking Culling Triumph Shuffle

Here is the my challenge cutting the aces using the triumph cull...

I do this routine when I don't have a punch deck. The cards are not marked, stripped or shaved. Just a regular deck of cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBoRF3BG9aU
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 18th, 2018, 11:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

Al Schneider wrote:I have been going through this thread. Really nice.

Al

Thanks Al, here is another video on my you tube channel. My best poker deal. Inspired by Jack Pyles Bridge deal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptDW-9A5jzk
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 18th, 2018, 12:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2492

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

In my short experience with magic I have observed that the method can be more fascinating than the effect. Glenn, I feel I am offering something you will be enthralled with. I say this because you claim it will be for serious close-up shows. This trick is designed for those situations. One-of-a-kin...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 17th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2492

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

I have always been irritated with magicians always trying to find "justification" for their actions. The justification most of the time is that YOU ARE DOING A BLOODY TRICK! No other justification is necessary. I watched the trick and didn't even think for a second "why did he show t...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 17th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Super Nova
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Super Nova

Decided to start a new thread for this. Super Nova is complicated. It was meant to be a show piece. If you see what it took to do it I think you would believe it is not for troupers. However, I would like to share I have thought of making it even better. My thought is to write it up as an article f...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 17th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

The punch was and still is a hush-hush secret. I learned the punch from my mentor Jack Pyle. He is on this DVD doing his famous bridge deal. He suggested I get the book Marlo in spades because the punch routines are in there. The only other DVD I know of that has some punch work is Rd Marlo's Cardic...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 17th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2492

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Super Nova https://youtu.be/3324jsPcY5A And I would like to ask a question. I am of the opinion that when Matrix and Al Schneider on Coins (amazon dot com) was presented to the world, the practice of coin magic was drastically changed. There were books on coin magic like Bobos but after those two b...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 16th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

Just FYI... Here is the link to where you can order both my DVDs. Tested Card Works For Card Shark Magicians is $15.00 Punch Deck Pro is $25.00 They accept credit card or Pay-Pal. http://kunaki.com/MSales.asp?PublisherId=150824 I am producing a new DVD on the shellgame, Three Card Monte and the chai...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 16th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2492

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Glenn, your words hurt me. But let me explain with an analogy. Al That is something I don't want to do Al is hurt you. I am a computer guy. When the computer graphics began, I was entranced. I went to a movie theater that displayed one graphic demonstration after another. One was a lion prowling. A...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 16th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2492

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Glenn Bishop I came back to this thread to thank you for your comment. I took a bit of time to look up your performances on You Tube. I want to complement you on your style. Most magicians criticize me as boring. When I watch their acts all I see is some guy flapping their lips awhile before they d...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 13th, 2018, 12:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stacking Culling Triumph Shuffle
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Stacking Culling Triumph Shuffle

Here is video of me doing my first idea using the triumph shuffle to stack a hand. I used to use the method of riffle shuffle stacking that was in the book Jack Merlin and a pack of cards. However getting that last ace could sometimes be a problem. As each ace is stacked, the aces go deeper and deep...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 10th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 2492

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Wonderful Al, and it is nice to hear from you again. This routine is so strong... I know that if I showed it to a lay audience at the tables in a restaurant, they would want to see it again. And I would get more people at the same table that would say, "do that to me". That is what I meant...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 9th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stacking the Deck
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Stacking the Deck

Very nice Jayson...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 8th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

You said, "Harry Lorayne has often talked and written about conveying the impression of being a great card handler. To that end, he has a number of routines dedicated to achieving the goal of creating the impression of being, as Harry puts it, "the greatest card manipulator they've ever s...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 7th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

So Bill gave you your first restaurant job too.... Bill in my opinion was one of the best and most entertaining card magicians that I ever met, in this lifetime. I have not seen him since before and after I lectured in Chicago for the Magic Masters club at Magic Inc. We went across the street to a r...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 7th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

Yes Billy Bishop was my dad. He passed on several years ago six years after he suffered a stroke that knocked him out of show business and into retirement. Bill Malone gave me my first restaurant job. He saw me perform the shellgame at The Jim Ryan Ring. Then he called me at the magic shop, My dads ...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 7th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

Here is a video of my Favorite Way Of Cutting The Aces...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Lk7tz2US0
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 7th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Punched out gambling demo

The reason I worked this out was that I wanted to have control of the four aces and that I could find them at any time. I was performing in a restaurant back in about 1998. I was using the cull that Jimmy Did with the deck face up. I had an audience member ask me why did I shuffle the deck with it f...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 6th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Punched out gambling demo
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Punched out gambling demo

Here is part of the story of my evolution of the punch deck. Jack Pyle was my mentor of the punch deal. He did an act of card tricks and poker and bridge deals. After the card tricks he did poker deals using a bottom deal and did several deals where he kept coming up with the same hand. Then he did ...
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 5th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Ten Years ... !
Replies: 14
Views: 8971

Re: Ten Years ... !

Congrats.... Dustin
by Glenn Bish Bishop
July 5th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Gambling Routines
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Gambling Routines

  Punch Deck Demo... Here is some video of my Gambling routine I do with the punch deck. My performance on the video is not stellar, because I am still shaking off the effects of a stroke, (Dec. 10, 2014) plus my Diabetic/neophyte (nerve damage). I feel it is a wonder I can do any of this at all. Be...

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