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by Alexander Crawford
January 10th, 2013, 12:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brian Sibley is The Lord of the Rings!
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Brian Sibley is The Lord of the Rings!

You can buy it as a download directly from the BBC at a much cheaper price 6.99 or $10.99: http://www.audiogo.com/uk/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-trilogy-j-r-r-tolkien-gid-21757 Or http://www.audiogo.com/us/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-trilogy-j-r-r-tolkien-gid-81608 I would also highly recommend Brian's ...
by Alexander Crawford
March 29th, 2011, 7:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii iPad App Has Been APPROVED!
Replies: 70
Views: 10832

Re: Genii iPad App Has Been APPROVED!

Any news on the iPhone iPod iPad app? Is it Apple's new subscriptions rule that is causing the delay? On the web access page, I realise you have little control, but if you have an opportunity to feed in a point can you get them to remove the single click that moves you back from the zoomed page to t...
by Alexander Crawford
October 11th, 2009, 4:43 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Prey of the Prestidigitator by Tom Stone
Replies: 6
Views: 4638

Re: Prey of the Prestidigitator by Tom Stone

Another ebook from Tom Stone, produced as always in his beautiful and elegant style. This ebook is rather different from his recent works which have been becoming more of a brainstorming session of ideas rather than worked out pieces. Prey of the Prestidigitator in contrast has more worked out piece...
by Alexander Crawford
July 20th, 2009, 11:49 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: NY Times: Derren Brown 'Enigma' review
Replies: 5
Views: 2555

Re: NY Times: Derren Brown 'Enigma' review

It's a great show - and his stage shows (of which I've seen the last three) far outstrip his tv in my view. His last but one show won the Olivier award for Best Entertainment from The Society of London Theatres - which is a prominence for magic in the theatre that hasn't been seen since the days of ...
by Alexander Crawford
October 31st, 2008, 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 9
Views: 4480

Re: Penumbra

Can anyone remind me (by email or PM or otherwise) of the contact details for Bill Goodwin. I have moved and want to change the address on my sub IN CASE another issue comes out!
by Alexander Crawford
October 10th, 2008, 6:31 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 38923

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Hi Dave

I read Mike Close's reviews carefully, but I note that Bill Duncan has done a review of Paul Hallas' Magic from the Overground, so my suggestion for LFTLO would certainly help me if nobody else.

With very best regards
Alexander
by Alexander Crawford
October 9th, 2008, 4:38 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 38923

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

I think this is a great idea. However, would it be possible for reviewers to put BOOK, TRICK or DVD (or whatever else is appropriate such as EBOOK) at the beginning of the title of their review. I am definitely more interested in book reviews than anything else - others may have other interests. The...
by Alexander Crawford
October 3rd, 2008, 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 10593

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

I ordered both volumes on Sunday and they arrived in the UK today (Friday).
Luckily the weather forecast for the weekend is bad!
They are as well put together as volumes 1 & 2 - as to the content I'll start finding out over the weekend.

Regards
Alexander
by Alexander Crawford
September 28th, 2008, 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 10593

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Glad to see that Ascanio vols 3 and 4 have just come up for purchase on the Libros de Magia website.
My order will be going in today.
by Alexander Crawford
August 15th, 2008, 11:10 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Blatant Edinburgh review plug
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: Blatant Edinburgh review plug

Great show - my wife and I really enjoyed it - you've still got a chance to go tonight or tomorrow night!

Ian does a beautiful presentation of cups and balls which is worth the price of entry by itself.
by Alexander Crawford
August 15th, 2008, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen King Reviews the Kindle
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Stephen King Reviews the Kindle

The Kindle isn't much good for the magic world because it doesn't read PDF format. I recommend you look at The Iliad from <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.irextechnologies.com/">http://www.irextechnologies.com/</a><!-- m --> It's expensive because it doesn't have the volume sales of th...
by Alexander Crawford
April 29th, 2008, 12:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for a good swicth
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Looking for a good swicth

I am looking for a clean close-up switch of a small number (e.g.3-4) of small pellets of paper for an equivalent number of similar looking pellets.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

With best regards

Alexander
by Alexander Crawford
April 4th, 2008, 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 10593

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

[font:Comic Sans MS]The world of the amateur magus Is marred by the thought of new pages That will, in a dream, Make his magic supreme; So he'll wait for the next book for ages ... and ages ... and ages ...[/font] Why don't I work on stuff from Ascanio volume 2 ... or Tamariz ... or my thousands of...
by Alexander Crawford
March 25th, 2008, 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob
Replies: 101
Views: 38423

Re: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob

Dear Richard The e-book situation is a legal hot-potato at the moment. First sale doctrine Under the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. 109, "the owner of a particular copy or phonorecord lawfully made under this title, or any person authorized by such owner, is entitled, without the authority of...
by Alexander Crawford
March 18th, 2008, 8:05 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob
Replies: 101
Views: 38423

Re: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob

Dear Spellbinder I am sorry to have caused offence which was not intended. I was not panning the book and have neither reason nor capability to do so. I am sorry that misinterpretation of my message caused such a sarcastic response. I was however expressing a strong view about the pricing policy whi...
by Alexander Crawford
February 14th, 2008, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 10593

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Great News. Thanks Rafael.
by Alexander Crawford
February 1st, 2008, 7:25 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob
Replies: 101
Views: 38423

Re: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob

Whilst the tricks look mildly interesting, I regret to say that $40 for a 10-trick e-book from a relatively unknown author where there is acknowledged similarity between the tricks is just excessive. I might consider it at $20 or $25, but at $40 it's too much for an unknown punt. Best of luck to the...
by Alexander Crawford
March 9th, 2006, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jon Armstrong and FISM
Replies: 16
Views: 1365

Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Originally posted by TheMagicApple: I heard some British guy that is a lawyer, and now a magician member of the Castle is going to compete... That would be great news if it's the card mutilator I think you're referring to, but I would be a little surprised (pleasantly though). Magic Circle members ...
by Alexander Crawford
December 15th, 2005, 2:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: T&R chink-a-chink
Replies: 2
Views: 402

T&R chink-a-chink

Can anyone help me with a source for a cross between T&R card and a matrix/chink-a-chink type effect where the three corners join the fourth one by one, restoring the card piece by piece.

I'm sure I've read this effect somewhere but cannot remember where!
by Alexander Crawford
November 22nd, 2005, 10:24 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Early Info on ANTINOMY #4 and CD-ROM Annual
Replies: 12
Views: 4235

Re: Early Info on ANTINOMY #4 and CD-ROM Annual

Unbelievable. Issue 4, which looks great, arrived in London today, just 4 days (including a weekend) after you said that it was going out.
Gene, can you pass on details of your international shipping arrangements to Richard.
by Alexander Crawford
November 14th, 2005, 7:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sankey Vs Penguin
Replies: 35
Views: 9204

Re: Sankey Vs Penguin

from "freeadvice.com" regarding vertical price-fixing in the US Resale price maintenance agreements. Vertical price-fixing -- an agreement between a supplier and a dealer that fixes the minimum resale price of a product -- is a clear-cut antitrust violation. It also is illegal for a manuf...
by Alexander Crawford
November 14th, 2005, 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Card Concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Card Concepts

Its published by and available from Davenports Magic (http://www.davenportsmagic.co.uk/page_exclusives.htm).
by Alexander Crawford
November 8th, 2005, 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 10186

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Arrived in London on Saturday 5 November.
by Alexander Crawford
October 18th, 2005, 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 10186

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Originally posted by Matthew Field:
Who is this Hofzinser guy? Which video is he on?

Matt Field
Matt
I believe that someone is compiling "Hofzinser in the UK" so you'll be able to see a quality selection of his work soon.
Alexander
by Alexander Crawford
October 18th, 2005, 4:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lewis Ganson
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Lewis Ganson

I am putting together an evening at The Magic Circle in December to commemorate Lewis Ganson's death 25 years ago. It is looking like being a wonderful evening with performances of magic that he has created or written up, a couple of short anecdotes from members who knew him and hopefully some film ...
by Alexander Crawford
October 14th, 2005, 2:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lectures in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Michael Close Lectures in the UK

Great lecture at The Magic Circle on Monday (although sadly abbreviated by our timing rules). I highly recommend that any Scots who can get to the lectures in Glasgow and Edinburgh on Sunday/Monday.
by Alexander Crawford
October 11th, 2005, 6:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.
Replies: 14
Views: 4607

Re: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.

As Doug has said, he and I do not differ in any particularly significant way in all this; he has also pointed out that it is all probably more than most people want to read about a rather academic topic. Accordingly if you don't want to read a VERY academic about VERY insignificant differences in de...
by Alexander Crawford
October 11th, 2005, 2:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.
Replies: 14
Views: 4607

Re: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.

I agree completely that different people will have different experiences on memory techniques. I just urge people starting to consider what's best for them before they start and not to discount the brute force method. I tried the mnemonic method advocated by Aronson several times and always failed, ...
by Alexander Crawford
October 9th, 2005, 6:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mike Close' Workers
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Re: Mike Close' Workers

I really wouldn't touch these books. Anything there is totally unworkable.


Shhh. Do you think he fell for it? We don't want anyone else doing this great stuff do we?
by Alexander Crawford
October 9th, 2005, 6:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.
Replies: 14
Views: 4607

Re: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.

... and Nathan I am puzzled, since you quote me stating a fact that is getting to whether I want to perform poker deals of any sort in the UK, not comparing Tamariz and Aronson. My only statement in comparison was that certain poker deals from the Aronson deck are cleaner because they've been built ...
by Alexander Crawford
October 9th, 2005, 11:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.
Replies: 14
Views: 4607

Re: Aronson Stack V Mnemonica.

Doug and Graham both make good points and Doug's essay is well worth reading. There are a couple of points that I disagree with Doug regarding the brute force method of learning, but they are mere technicalities: - he suggests that rote memory learning is more difficult than mnemonics. Certainly I f...
by Alexander Crawford
October 9th, 2005, 2:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help to I.D. someone
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Help to I.D. someone

...the date on the medal doesn't match up
...unless for some reason a European date format was used?
by Alexander Crawford
September 20th, 2005, 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: October Issue of Genii is in the Mail: Steve Forte is on the Cover
Replies: 63
Views: 3622

Re: October Issue of Genii is in the Mail: Steve Forte is on the Cover

I am a great fan of Genii and think Richard Kaufman does a great job of editing it. For that I am very grateful. However... Yesterday the August issue of Genii arrived. On the same day it was announced at the Circle that October issues were available for purchase. The price reduction for back issues...
by Alexander Crawford
September 12th, 2005, 10:04 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Easiest Magic Tricks For The Classroom
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Easiest Magic Tricks For The Classroom

Richard Pinner uses "Mathematical Finder" for teaching. It is trick #30 from Scarne on Card Tricks (also described in Martin Gardner's Mathematics, Magic and Mystery pp7-8). He gets the pupils to pull out nine cards from their own decks, shuffle and look at the top one before dropping the ...
by Alexander Crawford
September 9th, 2005, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Coin Man Walking DVD
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Coin Man Walking DVD

Just ordered from Bob K. Looking forward very much to seeing it.
by Alexander Crawford
August 31st, 2005, 12:47 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra #9?
Replies: 13
Views: 2710

Re: Penumbra #9?

I had coincidentally just asked Bill Goodwin the same question. I don't imagine he will object to my posting his reply: Email from Bill Goodwin on 30 August 2005 Hello. I'm currently working on issue #9. It's about halfway done. I hope to have it to the printer by mid-September. Sorry for the long d...
by Alexander Crawford
August 30th, 2005, 5:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Greater Magic reprint by Kaufman wanted to buy
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Greater Magic reprint by Kaufman wanted to buy

Magic books by Post (http://www.magicbooksbypost.co.uk/) had copies until very recently and still have them listed on their website. Why don't you give them a try?
by Alexander Crawford
August 30th, 2005, 9:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cogitations finished?
Replies: 80
Views: 10600

Re: Cogitations finished?

I did download a full copy of the Cogitations I website and would be happy to forward it to a small number of past subscribers PROVIDED copyright permission can be given and some way of proof of Cogitations I subscription can be found. I accept that the copyright issue is no easy hurdle given that t...
by Alexander Crawford
August 26th, 2005, 4:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cogitations finished?
Replies: 80
Views: 10600

Re: Cogitations finished?

Although I haven't received any emails, I have received a $20 paypal credit from Steven Youell this morning.

The Cogitations link also seems to dead.
by Alexander Crawford
August 26th, 2005, 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ATTENTION FOREIGN SUBSCRIBERS: HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR AUGUST ISSUE YET?
Replies: 39
Views: 3407

Re: ATTENTION FOREIGN SUBSCRIBERS: HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR AUGUST ISSUE YET?

No August issue in London as yet.
Looking forward to it.

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