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by performer
November 17th, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 153
Views: 14223

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

The last time I met Madhi's dog it was urinating all over the Toronto public transportation system. I am not which is the lesser of the two evils. Internet exposure or urinating canines. It’s not that nice dog’s fault if it wasn’t trained properly. What’s unfortunate is that the dog was not nurture...
by performer
November 16th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 153
Views: 14223

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

The last time I met Madhi's dog it was urinating all over the Toronto public transportation system. I am not which is the lesser of the two evils. Internet exposure or urinating canines.
by performer
November 15th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Telling lies as a magician.
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Telling lies as a magician.

As a result of the thread in question I did go over my own material and to my great delight I found there wasn't that much in the way of telling lies at all. Implied untruths rather than direct falsehoods on occasion and on many occasions tongue in cheek lies (such as woofle dust etc;) which nobody ...
by performer
November 14th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: How To Increase Your Prospecting...

I see examples of this all the time. I can't figure out why it happens. I suspect it is something to do with computer algorithms or something. I really detest all this computer marketing nonsense mainly of course because it is beyond my comprehension. Oddly enough however, I have recently started to...
by performer
November 14th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: How To Increase Your Prospecting...

The price printed on the front cover on my own book is nine shillings and sixpence! I purchased it in the days before decimalisation was introduced in the UK. However, the American price is on there too. 95 cents!
by performer
November 14th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: How To Increase Your Prospecting...

I am amazed it is even obtainable any more. It must have been out of print for years and years! The price is right when you consider it can earn you thousands of dollars. I learned a lot from it.

Mind you, I will never understand the internet. The price of the book ranges from $2.35 to over $104!
by performer
November 13th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Telling lies as a magician.
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Telling lies as a magician.

Yes. That is the point that was made in the Odin Rings book. And it explains the disadvantages of downright lying from a practical standpoint. It doesn't say that you should avoid lies from a moral standpoint. I think that was not really brought out in the thread I referenced. It says rather that yo...
by performer
November 13th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Vernon Dossier - James and Nina Morey
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: The Vernon Dossier - James and Nina Morey

I agree. I think it is important to get accurate historical facts when possible. As for Vernon's private life I was once startled by Hubert Lambert of Dublin, Ireland who knew Vernon well snorting with ill concealed disdain, "Vernon?----He was a bum!" And Lambert was supposed to be his fri...
by performer
November 13th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Vernon Dossier - James and Nina Morey
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: The Vernon Dossier - James and Nina Morey

History is always interesting. That is why I read the biography of Vernon by David Ben. I am curious however as to how our poster knows all this stuff. It is so incredibly thorough I feel that there is something going on that we don't know. Perhaps he could tell us who Erdnase really was. I bet if a...
by performer
November 13th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Telling lies as a magician.
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Telling lies as a magician.

I am not sure who you are referring to, old chap. If you are referring to the two people on that thread who are arguing interminably in a most amusing way a cynic would say that one of them is insane and the other is a jerk. However, if you are brave enough to be referring to me, may God have mercy ...
by performer
November 12th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Telling lies as a magician.
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Telling lies as a magician.

There was a most wonderful thread in the past here concerning the impropriety of a magician telling lies when performing. Here it is: https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50254&hilit=lies The thread consisted mainly of J.Keyes arguing with Brad Henderson. I was on the fence o...
by performer
November 12th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: How To Increase Your Prospecting...

I am bringing this old thread back to inform the multitude that I am rereading an old book on selling. I purchased it in Belfast around 50 or so years ago and it is one of the greatest books on selling I have ever read. Interestingly enough it was written by an amateur magician and in fact he makes ...
by performer
November 7th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 1374

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

I stay in hotels all the time and have done so all my life. I can tell you the prices quoted for Quebec City for this convention are utterly horrendous.
by performer
November 5th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 44
Views: 5031

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

This is going to turn out to be a female version of the Erdnase thread. In any event the video has been taken down.
by performer
November 5th, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 1374

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Don't forget you will be paying in Canadian dollars so the price will be somewhat less in US money.
by performer
November 2nd, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 153
Views: 25667

Re: Royal road to card magic

I shall make an announcement at the appropriate time in my usual low profile manner.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Two schools of magic
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Two schools of magic

The point of view of an amateur interests me in some ways more than that of a professional. I am an amateur at heart.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Developing a Stand-Up Act
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Developing a Stand-Up Act

Indeed. But on reflection I think my suffering with regard to this qualifies me. I learned the very, very hard way.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6343

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

I am actually very shy.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Two schools of magic
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Two schools of magic

If the book is crap I will say so. If it is good I will say so too. Actually that is better for you. False praise from a mutual admiration society doesn't do anyone any good. However, I shall merely say that on a cursory first look I am intrigued by your introduction. I am getting a vibe that it is ...
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Developing a Stand-Up Act
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Developing a Stand-Up Act

I am not really qualified to talk about this but I am going to anyway. It took me ages and ages to figure it out. Decades in fact. I learned all my other performing skills fairly quickly but the stand up act always eluded me. I could do some damn good close up magic within the first 6 months of my s...
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 153
Views: 25667

Re: Royal road to card magic

He was not sold at a psychic fair. I know him personally and am therefore in a position to confirm this. I can also confirm that the annotated Royal Road to Card Magic has now been completed. Just a bit of proofreading and some illustrations to sort out.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 1786

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

A pleasure talking to you also. I look forward to reading your book.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6343

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Your Highness would be a suitable mode of address I think.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Two schools of magic
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Two schools of magic

I shall try to find time to read the book. At first glance it seems very interesting.
by performer
November 1st, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 1786

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

It seems that Ed Victor created the impromptu method for "The Magnetic Cards." The effect appeared in "New Era Card Trick" as "Gravity Defied," but not impromptu. It's about keeping ALL the cards spread stuck on the magician's palm. It is quite interesting being able t...
by performer
July 4th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

This is from the same advert. (Why do Americans say "ad'? It is about time they learned to speak English properly). CUT-OUT We're not going to tell you the effect of this one! Why not ? Simple ! You'd only go and make it up for yourselves ! You see, it's such an easy item to make that you'd all...
by performer
July 4th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

What a good advert! I think I might buy one myself!
by performer
July 4th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

1974?

I was young then...............................
by performer
July 4th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

I can't seem to find it online. I may have an old Abra lying about with it. I will seek it out. I know the copy sold well from Abra. Ken Brooke used to say that advertising in Abra wasn't worth doing because the response was so weak. I found the opposite. I tried other magic magazines at times but e...
by performer
July 4th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

You started it by asking about the worm!

Anyway I came up with some great advertising copy for the De Land Deck. If I can ever find it again I will reproduce it here. It sold me rather a lot of the decks. Grafting in print.

Oh sorry. I forgot we weren't supposed to mention grafting!
by performer
July 3rd, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

Back in 2014 I got an email from Professor Clark. Here is a tiny excerpt which may be of interest: "The e-Book versions are already out now. We’ve added some chapters about things like what made these traders so good at what they do, etc. For what it is worth (and it is not a coincidence I thin...
by performer
July 3rd, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 153
Views: 25667

Re: Royal road to card magic

I am now up to Three Cards Across in the annotations and after that there is only one more trick. I should be able to get through this annotation very quickly since this is one of my signature tricks that I have been doing for over 55 years in different countries at all sorts of venues from close up...
by performer
July 3rd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

I found better prices than those on Amazon for Mark's recommended book at https://www.alibris.com/The-Hard-Sell-The-Art-of-Street-wise-Selling-Colin-Clark/book/14074054?matches=10 . If you save the $30+ by purchasing at the above link, feel free to send me a few BitCoins as compensation for the 30 ...
by performer
July 3rd, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

Reading what Mark says about grafters/pitchmen as being instructive lessons, reminds me of listening to an esteemed elder minister of his denomination, who was asked what advice would he give to young ministers who want to effectively reach their listeners. He replied they all should go to the stor...
by performer
July 3rd, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

There is nothing particularly entertaining about towels, or crockery, or nylon stockings yet a skilled grafter can make them come alive and entertain hundreds of people just talking about them. Yet a magician cannot make a brilliant trick which is inherently interesting and wonderful into a piece of...
by performer
July 2nd, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theodore DeLand question for RK
Replies: 31
Views: 2860

Re: Theodore DeLand question for RK

I call it "The Grafter's Edge". Hard to explain what it is but it is a major advantage. If you become a grafter you also learn cynicism, timing, showmanship, salesmanship and most important of all you get to understand PEOPLE. It is quite true what you say about magicians being dull person...
by performer
July 2nd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: You bastards!
Replies: 33
Views: 9464

Re: You bastards!

Oh, it's none of my business. I have my own troubles. And maybe they had permission whoever they may be.
by performer
July 2nd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: You bastards!
Replies: 33
Views: 9464

Re: You bastards!

Then I am using a knock off. Not as good as the original Tenyo product but good enough. I have no idea who produced it.
by performer
July 2nd, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 153
Views: 25667

Re: Royal road to card magic

That is also true. And it further confirms what I have always said. The psychology of magic is very important indeed. You have to understand the PEOPLE even more than understanding the techniques. It isn't easy to figure out how people's minds work but it is essential to be able to do so if you want...

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