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by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Interview

I liked it as well--even though it was clearly "bad for magic!" :-)

(The mob at Genii Forum is mentioned on part 2 about 23:40 in)
by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB "Giant B'wave"
Replies: 0
Views: 65

WTB "Giant B'wave"

Hello:
A few years back, I believe Meier Yedid was selling "Giant B'wave" sets that were a larger size than the Jumbo Card size he is selling now.

If you have a set of "Giant B'wave" that is in great condition that would like to sell, would you kindly please PM me?

Thank you!
by erdnasephile
July 7th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs

This is a touchy subject for many, so I'll try tread lightly. For many, magic starts out as a psychological crutch, as Mr. Brown describes. However, as Mr. Maven has written, there are not a few who apparently never grow out of this stage. You've seen them: people that gleefully foist magic on the b...
by erdnasephile
July 1st, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marvyn Roy has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Marvyn Roy has Died

What a legend!
A whole lot of people wouldn't have had careers in magic without Marvyn Roy.
His autobiography ("Mr. Electric Unplugged") is not to be missed.
RIP, Mr. Roy.
by erdnasephile
June 29th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic Conventions
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: The Future of Magic Conventions

Since the topic is on the future of magic conventions... Does anyone think the old EMC model would work better now that many more people 1) have very high speed internet and 2) are more used to the notion of remote meetings? Those EMC conventions had lots of technical glitches (the most egregious wa...
by erdnasephile
June 28th, 2020, 2:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Remembering Louis Falanga
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: Remembering Louis Falanga

Very sad, indeed. RIP, Mr. Falanga.
by erdnasephile
June 26th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Speaking Freely by Eric jones
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Speaking Freely by Eric jones

Thank you, Mr. Jones, for your thoughtful and timely comments. Also, thanks to RK for having the courage and integrity to address this issue in Genii. We do have a long way to go.
by erdnasephile
June 23rd, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harapan Ong's "To Your Credit"
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Harapan Ong's "To Your Credit"

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/ebooks/to-your-credit/ This free manuscript was recommended in "The Lyons Den" section of the Magicana website. https://www.magicana.com/news/blog/rave-reviews-part-2 I thought "To Your Credit" was a well-reasoned, well-written approach to many o...
by erdnasephile
June 16th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter Samelson LIVE! June 19, 2020 @ 1900 EST
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Peter Samelson LIVE! June 19, 2020 @ 1900 EST

Courtesy of Mr. Samelson and the SAM: https://www.magicsam.com/page/boxoffice FREE to "all magicians" per the SAM flyer. Not to be missed! PS: I'll mention this since we were discussing this trick in another thread: There is a lecture on that page by Jim Steinmeyer who opens with a version...
by erdnasephile
June 11th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Sites Showing as Not Secure
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Magic Sites Showing as Not Secure

Another site that comes up as "Not Secure" is "The Magic Apple" site. http://www.themagicapple.com (However, Brent runs an absolutely first rate magic shop and is really great at accommodating other ways to pay if you are having trouble). I'm not sure what is going on with Pengui...
by erdnasephile
June 10th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz's Flamenco by Hermetic Press
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: Juan Tamariz's Flamenco by Hermetic Press

For those who want a taste of what's in store, a brief excerpt from Flamenco was published in the "Tamariz at 60" issue of Genii in October of 2002.
by erdnasephile
June 4th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?

Wow--sorry to see this....
by erdnasephile
June 2nd, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Steve Dusheck's Ringer
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: WTB: Steve Dusheck's Ringer

Bump^^

Still looking.

(Someone bought Dan's before I could pull the trigger)
by erdnasephile
June 2nd, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?

I couldn't help but notice on the news that Santa Monica's 3rd St Promenade and Hollywood were prominent sites of looting and civil unrest these last few days.

Has anyone heard how the Illusion Magic Lounge (the former, Magicopolis) and the Castle are faring?
by erdnasephile
June 1st, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3167

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Jack Shalom Wrote : "I looked up the Regal trick in Approaching Magic--it's called 'Raising Kane.' " I assume the "Raising Cane" title is a play on words since Peter Kane was the creator of at least the core plot behind what Frank Garcia later called ""Wild Card."...
by erdnasephile
May 31st, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3167

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

I just read the original report of Kane's trick in HMM. It's the type of thing that people typically skip right over in magazines (card trick, no illustrations, needs gaffs, etc.). IMHO, a person who should also get a lot of credit is Bill Simon for recognizing the gem hiding there in plain view. Al...
by erdnasephile
May 30th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3167

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Alfred:

Here is a first hand eye witness report from Harry Riser on how Garcia came to be associated with the routine now known as "Wild Card"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzH9cRs ... e=emb_logo
by erdnasephile
May 30th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3167

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Here is an approach to Wild Card (Danny Korem) I wasn't aware of: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zero-Squared-D ... SwvIJezCp1
by erdnasephile
May 27th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3167

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

I found that a french magician named DURATY described a solution without Hamman Count or glide in his book Frissons Magiques (Magic Thrills) published in 1980. It's very easy and ingenious. I wanted to thank M. Billot for this reference and for the translation. Your contributions to all of us are g...
by erdnasephile
May 24th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4407

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Ian Kendall wrote:In order for it to be true, you would have to ascribe the original Magic Circle Jerk to Derren as well, and that doesn't fit in quite as well.

Andy clearly wrote both, but Derren makes no mention of it at all. That should be a red flag.


That's a good point--I hadn't considered that.
by erdnasephile
May 24th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4407

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

After reading his previous publications, the reveal actually makes a ton of sense. (if true).

I personally think it is, however. Knowing how distrusting the world is now about information--"fake news" and all that--I think the biggest gag would be to tell the truth and no one believes it.
by erdnasephile
May 23rd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3167

Opinions on initial Wild Card display

So, after all of the recent talk, I decided to work up a wild card routine and I have a question. Many wild card routines start out with a Hamman-type count. I dislike the technique as for some reason, it has never looked very natural to me even as a kid. (If you want to display that many cards, why...
by erdnasephile
May 23rd, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Running Low on Tenyoism, Order Now
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Running Low on Tenyoism, Order Now

That's great news, RK---I'm glad people are wising up to what a wonderful read this is.
by erdnasephile
May 19th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 1939

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

Just to facilitate the discussion, let me reframe the question: how does magic change (if at all) prior to the development and widespread adoption of an effective, non-harmful vaccine? I had a thought off the top of my head. Prior to COVID, I had noticed it was becoming harder to find bills to borro...
by erdnasephile
May 19th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 1939

How will magic change after COVID?

Lots of articles starting to appear in the mainstream press regarding how various social institutions (sporting events, doctors visits, eating out, etc.) are likely going to change (perhaps forever) post COVID. With that in mind: How will magic change in the post-COVID era, both short term and long ...
by erdnasephile
May 18th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: RCT back in stock?
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: RCT back in stock?

RCT available for pre-order for the third printing: https://www.magicinc.net/collections/ma ... ue-edmarlo

$50!
by erdnasephile
May 17th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Steve Dusheck's Ringer
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: WTB: Steve Dusheck's Ringer

It's his Ring Flite gimmick
by erdnasephile
May 16th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Steve Dusheck's Ringer
Replies: 3
Views: 392

WTB: Steve Dusheck's Ringer

If you have a set of Steve Dusheck's Ringer in great condition that you'd be willing to sell, please kindly PM me. Original only--no knock offs please. Thanks!
by erdnasephile
May 16th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Original Lee Noble Wallet
Replies: 38
Views: 7102

Re: Original Lee Noble Wallet

Tony: Are you at liberty to share what makes the original Himber wallet so special please? You are familiar with the z- fold or strap himber wallet? Even the so called locking ones are effectively trash. Imagine being able to put one in the hands of an an audience member safely after the switch has...
by erdnasephile
May 15th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Best of the Books of Wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: The Best of the Books of Wonder

Thanks, Mr. Stone! I'll check them out.
by erdnasephile
May 14th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Best of the Books of Wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

The Best of the Books of Wonder

I missed any publicity regarding this project, so I was surprised to come across it: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/13406 Mr. Wonder's books are two of my favorites. The material is that of a master, the writing is lucid, and everything is well-explained in enormous detail. In addition, Tommy Wonder...
by erdnasephile
May 9th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2403

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Thank you for your insights, Mr. Maven and Mr. Reynolds.
by erdnasephile
May 8th, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2403

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Frank stole all kinds of things and put them in print, the most egregious being Fred Kaps' press quotes, which Garcia used in his own books and substituted his own name. RK: Do you think Mr. Garcia knew he was stealing, but eventually talked himself into thinking that the ideas were his? If not, ho...
by erdnasephile
May 8th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s
Replies: 51
Views: 3009

Re: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s

I love that Earl Nelson clip: so smooth and elegant. So magical.

PS: Re: Sadowitz clips: poof! Gone!
by erdnasephile
May 8th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2403

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Jon Racherbaumer has already done that and it appears at the end of Million Dollar Secrets. Thank you, RK--I had forgotten about that list. I had no idea that Mr. Racherbaumer wrote that credits list. In Super Subtle Card Miracles, Mr. Garcia published the list using the first person voice and stat...
by erdnasephile
May 8th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2403

Re: Frank Garcia Books

As Providence would have it, I was rereading "Million Dollar Card Secrets" the last couple of days. There are a lot of practical, quick hitting effects there (although most do reflect a certain style of the era--small set ups, no elaborate story lines, few technical fine points described, ...
by erdnasephile
May 8th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The BM Project
Replies: 11
Views: 809

Re: The BM Project

Hello, Francesco:
BM in English is slang for "bowel movement" (i.e., Feces).
In French it translates to excréments
by erdnasephile
May 6th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 160
Views: 7755

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Earl Nelson included "Pseudo MacDonald Aces" on The Lost Tapes, Volume 2. (It's also written up in his lecture notes: "The Workbook"). To me, the handling appears a bit involved in some places, but it is an interesting ungaffed version of the McD Aces.

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