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by Matthew Field
October 5th, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scottish Card Expert Eddie McColl's VLOG
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Scottish Card Expert Eddie McColl's VLOG

Eddie is a thoughtful, expert card handler. I love his work.
by Matthew Field
August 9th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 214
Views: 146692

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

I did some work on this book and, let me tell you, it is spectacular!!
by Matthew Field
August 5th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Summer 2020 Gibeciere - wow
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Summer 2020 Gibeciere - wow

Thanks for writing about this, Brad.
by Matthew Field
June 28th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 13453

Re: Charlie Miller Book

I'm really looking forward to this!
by Matthew Field
June 28th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Remembering Louis Falanga
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: Remembering Louis Falanga

I've got many L&L volumes gracing my bookshelves, lots of DVDs as well. Thank you all the magic, Louis. RIP.
by Matthew Field
June 16th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 5292

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

I love magic books. I've got 2,000 or so here in my office. They are technical books, and accuracy and clarity are important, so my small efforts in that regard are worth it to me. I do try to recoup some money from the work I do so I can continue to make purchases. It's worth it to some authors and...
by Matthew Field
June 14th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot Day By Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1449

Re: Tarot Day By Day

I might add Patrick Page's great "Old Moore's Diary" trick, still available from http://www.PatrickPageMagic.co.uk. It's also described in the big "Magic Page by Page" book I edited, along with two Ted Danson diary versions.
by Matthew Field
June 9th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz's Flamenco by Hermetic Press
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: Juan Tamariz's Flamenco by Hermetic Press

I'm happy to wait for Juan -- for as long as it takes.
by Matthew Field
May 25th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 5718

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Derren is actually also Erdnase.

I am Spartacus.
by Matthew Field
May 19th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revealed: Magic Tricks Displayed on USPC Playing Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: Revealed: Magic Tricks Displayed on USPC Playing Cards

You left out that knave, Zag Zigger. Thanks for making me smile, my friend.
by Matthew Field
May 17th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians united
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Magicians united

A lovely, positive message from some very talented people.
by Matthew Field
May 11th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 2851

Re: Magic is not theater

Joe -- May I suggest you read "Our Magic" if you haven't done so. Or read it again if you have, as I am currently doing. Your analysis is shallow. And pay attention to what Richard just posted.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 29th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: COVID-19 Death Harvey Rosenthal
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: COVID-19 Death Harvey Rosenthal

I was a good friend of Harvey's for several years (as was Richard K.). For a couple of years I was included in a back-and-forth video 'conversation' he had with the great Allan Ackerman. From the material in those videos, I decided to write a book of Harvey's stuff, but his inability to make decisIo...
by Matthew Field
April 10th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Present Company - new ebook by Tom Stone
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Present Company - new ebook by Tom Stone

Tom's "Present Company" is a great effect with a fabulous method. Great for stage or parlor, no big arts & crafts project required. Genius!
by Matthew Field
April 5th, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Special?
Replies: 22
Views: 2902

Re: New David Blaine Special?

Anyone know when/where this will air in the U.K.?
by Matthew Field
March 28th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Read My Mind Magic Boy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Read My Mind Magic Boy!

I love you, Max. Thank you. (I'm quite fond of Mr. Farmer, as well.)
by Matthew Field
March 26th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Allan Slaight Covid-19 Relief Fund
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: Allan Slaight Covid-19 Relief Fund

Thanks to this generous man.
by Matthew Field
March 18th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 2354

Re: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!

This is a fabulous book!
by Matthew Field
March 18th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2860

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

I very much enjoyed Lucy / Carisa's act. What she has is a developed character who is entertaining to watch. Other than Rob Zabrecky, that is something I don't see enough of these days. Thank you for posting this, Tom, and Brava, Carisa!
by Matthew Field
February 25th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Toronto Star on: Julie Eng
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Toronto Star on: Julie Eng

Julie is a wonderful magician, an innovator at Magicana, the talented Art Director of Magicol magazine, and I love her.
by Matthew Field
February 6th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob White
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: Bob White

Very sorry to learn of this. Very glad I got to meet him at the first Genii Bash.
by Matthew Field
February 4th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Walton has passed away
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Re: Roy Walton has passed away

Roy was an amazing magician, a brilliant creator, and a friend. I was unsuccessful in my quest to get him to record a video of his work, but fortunate to spend many hours in his company. My deepest condolences go out to his wife Jean and his lovely daughters.
by Matthew Field
January 23rd, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Clink Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: Clink Caps

Amazing!
by Matthew Field
January 23rd, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Re: Gagnon Unfiltered

"Gagnon Unfiltered" is now available online from Vanishing Inc. in the U.K.!
by Matthew Field
January 19th, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 104
Views: 23274

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

Bill -- the DeLand book will make your head spin!
by Matthew Field
January 15th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Carney Book of Secrets Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Carney Book of Secrets Auction

A fabulous and important book!
by Matthew Field
January 13th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Re: Gagnon Unfiltered

Joe -- The pool table effects include a dice stacking routine in which pool chalk is used instead of dice, and as a finale an 8-ball appears atop the stack; a card revelation in which a cue ball is shot at the deck which cuts itself at the selection; a mystery in which a card is peeked and the deck ...
by Matthew Field
January 12th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Re: Gagnon Unfiltered

Hi Bill. None of this material is in the other books. All new! All shiny!
by Matthew Field
January 11th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Gagnon Unfiltered

The postman delivered a HUGE package to my doorstep which turned out to be a new magic book, “Gagnon Unfiltered”, by my friend Tom Gagnon and which I had the pleasure of editing (along with Newell Unfried). This 500 page book is Tom’s largest work to date and is a true labor of love. In addition to ...
by Matthew Field
January 1st, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

Re: 2019 In Review

Thank you for this Dustin, and best wishes for 2020.
by Matthew Field
December 30th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Book(s) of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 4213

Re: Book(s) of the Year

"The Magic Rainbow" by Juan Tamariz and, of course, Richard's DeLand masterpiece.
by Matthew Field
December 23rd, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Maxwell Has Died
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: Mike Maxwell Has Died

Very sad news.
by Matthew Field
December 11th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Simon Aronson
Replies: 29
Views: 7790

Re: Simon Aronson

A brilliant and funny man with whom I corresponded for years and met at the first Genii Bash. My condolences to Ginny and his close circle of friends who met regularly at his home to "magish".
by Matthew Field
November 26th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?
Replies: 49
Views: 3540

Re: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?

Bob Hummer deserves a mention.
by Matthew Field
October 10th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 3600

Re: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)

Thank you for the reports, Jack.
by Matthew Field
September 26th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Laura London brings her one woman show to South Shields festival
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Re: Laura London brings her one woman show to South Shields festival

Laura London is a very talented magician, a wonderful sleight of hand artist, and a brilliant entertainer. I highly recommend her show!
by Matthew Field
September 20th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How is Simon Lovell doing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: How is Simon Lovell doing?

I mentioned Lee Asher in my post as a Simon Lovell visitor. I meant Lee Hathaway. Sorry, both Lees!
by Matthew Field
September 20th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How is Simon Lovell doing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: How is Simon Lovell doing?

I speak with Simon (via telephone) every week. He's an old friend. He's not too involved in magic nowadays; he concentrates on his art and spends time doing cryptic crossword puzzles (as do I) and watching TV. He uses a walking frame to help him get around -- he had a series of bad falls that left h...
by Matthew Field
August 20th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Zabrecky - Strange Cures
Replies: 1
Views: 3040

Zabrecky - Strange Cures

Rob Zabrecky’s autobiographical memoir Strange Cures is a great read (for mature readers). It’s a 345 page trip through the childhood and mid-20s of a musician who became a magician. Growing up in the southern California suburbs, Zabrecky found himself in a boring environment. Starting grade school ...
by Matthew Field
July 27th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 36994

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Peter Ross wrote: "I'm sure no kid has the money to buy a Losander Floating Table, but with XX's video maybe she could build one, and maybe she adds something to make it better." If the kid gets permission from Losander to build the table, OK. Otherwise, it's stealing.

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