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by Nathan Muir
March 19th, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Silent Running
Replies: 56
Views: 9648

Re: Silent Running

Wait, $40 for an ebook? I skimmed and missed that.

Unbelievable. I fear we are in end times, as far as magic goes.
by Nathan Muir
March 18th, 2010, 9:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Silent Running
Replies: 56
Views: 9648

Re: Silent Running

Ben Harris wrote:Point taken, Richard.

Benny


You're welcome. Your new item appears to offer substantial material. All the best with it.
by Nathan Muir
March 6th, 2010, 2:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Lorayne - Magic Square
Replies: 41
Views: 6482

Re: Lorayne - Magic Square

Harry, will you be including the correction pointed out by Ian Kendall? Or is this an unedited reprint?
by Nathan Muir
February 24th, 2010, 2:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 18553

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Wise words from Walter. These people are [censored] in real life.
by Nathan Muir
February 17th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39127

Re: The Magic Menu

I don't see that as an impediment. He couldn't be any less stimulating that Chris Lyle's columns.
by Nathan Muir
February 17th, 2010, 2:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39127

Re: The Magic Menu

I don't get the relevance. Does Ernie Bryant write for the Magic Menu?
by Nathan Muir
February 16th, 2010, 5:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39127

Re: The Magic Menu

Did it have something to do with the Magic Menu? Stop being so coy and intriguing, Ian!
by Nathan Muir
February 16th, 2010, 3:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39127

Re: The Magic Menu

That's a little too cryptic for me.

?????
by Nathan Muir
February 15th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39127

Re: The Magic Menu

Silly Walter wrote:Someone should write a column on how to create fake publicity photos and pass them off to Magic forums as if they were the real deal.


I don't get the "passing them off to magic forums" comment. Has someone been doing this?
by Nathan Muir
February 14th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: stevens cull
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: stevens cull

I understand he was more into knitting.
by Nathan Muir
February 13th, 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39127

Re: The Magic Menu

You mean like backstage gig photos? Or studio photos? How are the latter not the real deal?
by Nathan Muir
February 13th, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

Royal, indeed. Have you got any experience insured air expediting anything to the UK, Europe or Asia? I do. You get raped both ways. Shipping between states is always cheaper, but you might no know that if you've never had to send a large valuable package to the UK. I note that the price for 100% S...
by Nathan Muir
February 13th, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

I charge exactly what it costs me to ship the book. Since surface mail was discontinued by the Post Office, there is no inexpensive way to ship things overseas. You have a choice of expensive and slightly-less-expensive. And I have no problem with that. I just don't think it's fair to pick at a guy...
by Nathan Muir
February 13th, 2010, 6:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

Royal, indeed. Have you got any experience insured air expediting anything to the UK, Europe or Asia? I do. You get raped both ways. Shipping between states is always cheaper, but you might no know that if you've never had to send a large valuable package to the UK. I note that the price for 100% S...
by Nathan Muir
February 13th, 2010, 5:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

Well I'm assuming that's expedited by courier, insured. Five heavy books via FedEx or similar is going to do that.
by Nathan Muir
February 13th, 2010, 2:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

Dustin, I can see how hunting for a certain number would be a pain if you had a bunch of boxes to go through!

I'm just curious about the numbers. I like to get a lower number when obtaining numbered copies (just a thing I have), but it won't stop me bidding if it's a lucky dip.
by Nathan Muir
February 13th, 2010, 1:03 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

What does it matter to anyone else that I'm interested in the numbering?

????
by Nathan Muir
February 12th, 2010, 10:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

3 days to go. He says he'll accept international bidders (auction appears to be in the UK). Should I pull the trigger? No news on the numbering.
by Nathan Muir
February 9th, 2010, 6:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

magicam wrote:^^^ Why is the numbering important? Do you think it has any relationship to the order in which the sheets for the books were printed, or bound? (It doesn't.)



Thanks for your "input". I have my reasons.
by Nathan Muir
February 8th, 2010, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 6745

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

Can you advise what number each volume is in the print run? Thanks.
by Nathan Muir
February 1st, 2010, 4:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon
Replies: 44
Views: 7219

Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Is this, like, a brain teaser? Or are you calling Angel a bastard?
by Nathan Muir
January 29th, 2010, 10:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!

These just hit a grand. Hmmm...
by Nathan Muir
January 28th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: street magic
Replies: 26
Views: 5158

Re: street magic

I don't think anyone has given the proper advice. Which is, IN MY OPINION, you don't go onto the streets (or anywhere else, really, publicly) to do magic when you've been into magic FOR A MONTH. Please! You'll not only hurt yourself, but magic in general. Just my opinion. HL. This is indeed 100% tr...
by Nathan Muir
January 28th, 2010, 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: street magic
Replies: 26
Views: 5158

Re: street magic

A mistake? Unique? Street magic isn't unique. It has parallels with bar magic, trade show magic, working close up in restaurants for buck's and hen's nights, and doing comedy magic in less forgiving night clubs. All of which I have done. While each of these genres has specific differences, they each...
by Nathan Muir
January 28th, 2010, 12:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!

How much do these usually go for?

There's a lot of material in those pages.
by Nathan Muir
January 24th, 2010, 5:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 16556

Re: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?

I have not had the dubious pleasure of seeeing Sisti work so it is only fair that I refrain from commenting. He did buy my book after all. And I thought the little book he himself wrote on restaurant magic was reasonably good. If I were interested in being a restaurant magician I would certainly re...
by Nathan Muir
January 22nd, 2010, 6:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 16556

Re: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?

Many of Mark's observations on performance skills are right on the money - more so than 95% of members here. On the other hand he flounders when attempting to contribute to more nuanced discussions, but he's not alone there. I vote he stays. His baiting is so obvious it's like punctuation. I don't e...
by Nathan Muir
January 13th, 2010, 2:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Cabral sketches
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Tony Cabral sketches

Yes, he's quite a talent.
by Nathan Muir
January 8th, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The story of Triumph
Replies: 24
Views: 5186

Re: The story of Triumph

David Ben knows more about Vernon and Stevens than anyone living, so I would hold your comments about "wild speculation" until you've seen the books. Making comments like that based upon a helpful and brief reply on a internet Forum is NOT helpful at all. Don't make the assumption I was r...
by Nathan Muir
January 8th, 2010, 8:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The story of Triumph
Replies: 24
Views: 5186

Re: The story of Triumph

Justin While Vernon may have said Jack McMillen's card rise was his inspiration for Triumph in the Revelations tapes, he is both right and wrong. What he's really saying is that as a short answer, yes. The short answer, however, is a gross simplification because the real answer would take far too m...
by Nathan Muir
January 7th, 2010, 4:59 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 16145

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Unfortunately - no.
by Nathan Muir
January 7th, 2010, 4:46 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 16145

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Of course, in my post above, I meant to write "transparent". I must have been tired - so thanks to the person who PM'd me. I think it's an excellent trick, but I stand by what I wrote. It's not hugely difficult and the entire method is clear if you have any kind of knowledge - but there's ...
by Nathan Muir
January 7th, 2010, 5:39 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 16145

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Armando Lucero's "Empanada" is unbelievable--and unbelievably difficult to do well. You need at least three years of advanced card handling experience to sign up for his lecture. I disagree. It's not nearly as difficult as you imagine and frankly, does not live up to the hype attributed t...
by Nathan Muir
January 4th, 2010, 2:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: To wand or not to wand?
Replies: 52
Views: 7309

Re: To wand or not to wand?

Young Nathan is being rather silly again. I must say that it is very tiresome to be continually educating him. He is talking tosh again. I haven't the slightest idea what a pocket protector or a Casio calculator watch is and I have nothing to comb over in the first place. Neither do I think carryin...
by Nathan Muir
January 4th, 2010, 2:33 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Little Man Demo
Replies: 52
Views: 8737

Re: Little Man Demo

I think the method here would be within the reasoning powers of most adult spectators.
by Nathan Muir
January 3rd, 2010, 4:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: To wand or not to wand?
Replies: 52
Views: 7309

Re: To wand or not to wand?

Nathan, my boy. Methinks you do not know what a lecturer's pointer actually is. It is the size of a pen. And in fact the one I have IS a pen. However, it is telescopic and folds up so it can be carried in a pocket. It has a pocket clip just like a pen does. The advantage of such is that you can car...
by Nathan Muir
January 3rd, 2010, 1:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: To wand or not to wand?
Replies: 52
Views: 7309

Re: To wand or not to wand?

When I do the cups and balls I do not use a wand. Who the hell wants to carry a wand about with them? And when I do ring on stick I use Harry Lorayne's excellent idea of using a lecturer's pointer. That way the trick becomes an impromptu one. But who the hell wants to carry a lecturer's pointer aro...
by Nathan Muir
January 3rd, 2010, 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Who’s Left?
Replies: 63
Views: 9706

Re: Who’s Left?

I'd like to see Bob White release a DVD of card effects. And the icing on the cake, a hardcover book.

I agree it'd be nice to see Chuck Smith on DVD. I'd also like to see a HC book by Steve Freeman. And also a book on the terrific Bernard Bilis.
by Nathan Muir
January 1st, 2010, 6:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Knack Magic Tricks has Arrived!
Replies: 65
Views: 12060

Re: Knack Magic Tricks has Arrived!

You put Matrix in a book for the public? What's the problem here? The only person who will read it will be in to magic. A rank beginner, perhaps, but no different from you and any other person in magic in that they have an interest. I think it looks great. I'll be getting a copy and once again supp...
by Nathan Muir
January 1st, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card
Replies: 27
Views: 7578

Re: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card

Jonathan Townsend wrote:How many of you have taken a "fake call" app like the one i mentioned earlier this year and used it as the prompt to get this routine rolling?


The answer, of course, is all of us. We've all done that, Jon. All of us.

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