I am so glad you had a chance to visit him one last time. He was great. Thank you for posting this. I will miss him.
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I liked the interview. She said loud and clear she liked one magician. That's enough for me to believe she doesn't hate magicians or magic. I interpreted the rest of what she said as half serious and half humor. This was also the first time I heard Jay Leno say he likes magicians. Overall I found th...
I realize you are just looking for a presentational idea but I got carried away so don't take these seriously. 1. Assuming you are performing on stage, Offer a gift basket of fruit as compensation for the lost money. Tell the audience it's a real bargain and ask a volunteer to pick on piece of fruit...
Which video of Slydini doing the coins through table did you watch? I had read his routine in Best of Slydini and More before I saw him perform it. You're right about the action itself. It doesn't look natural. But when I watched him perform the routine in person it was great. It was like seeing his...
- September 27th, 2010, 1:28 am
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?
- Replies: 37
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Carney's Book of Secrets
- May 31st, 2010, 1:34 am
- Forum: Feature Articles
- Topic: Magic and Science article needs to reevaluate an argument
- Replies: 6
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I have no opinion on whether investigating the science of magic is misguided, but Peter Lamont's assertion: "psychologists researching change blindeness have focused on how a significant change in the scene is not noticed from one moment to the next, whereas magicians are primarily concerned wi...
I just watched the Jason Randall clip on the CBS web site. Given the above comments, CBS must have cut out something because it looked to me like David Letterman was being a good audience. His comment about a mistake not being really made and his question about the card holder having optical propert...
I hope I remember this correctly, but I believe Ackerman 2004 has a trick called Finesse the Finessed that results in a stand up deck switch. I haven't been able to find my copy yet but you may be able to contact Allan through <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://allanackerman.com">http://alla...
- November 28th, 2009, 10:45 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: What is your worst performance mishap?
- Replies: 18
- Views: 5983
I was performing Las Vegas Leaper in a restaurant for a couple of ladies. At the end the count was one card short. I thought I just loaded one card too few. Later that evening the ladies confronted me and asked if I did it on purpose. The card stuck to my volunteer's butt. They were okay once I assu...
- November 25th, 2009, 4:29 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Reflections by Bill Goodwin
- Replies: 34
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Great job on the DVD Dave. I watched Reflections yesterday. I posted this on the Magic Cafe forum earlier but I thought it belonged here too. I've known Bill for a long time so everything I'm about write is biased, but it's also true. The Paint Brush Change looked like the face of the card suddenly ...
- November 11th, 2009, 9:01 pm
- Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
- Topic: David Berglas, eat your heart out.
- Replies: 43
- Views: 7015
Nice Trick That Cannot be Explained story JMT, I wonder though if the alcohol enhanced spectator was expressing what other audience members were thinking when they watched that version of Any Card at Any Number. Even if it never happened before it may be worth considering. I think marked decks are f...
- September 7th, 2009, 2:21 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: raise rise performance?
- Replies: 22
- Views: 3378
Nice job 3ialwi. Michael Weber once told me he thinks it's better with just two hops as well. You have a good idea Matt when you make the first rise go near the top. If you do the trick with two hops, I think that clarifies the effect. I'm glad you guys like the trick. Ray "three hop" Kosby
Hi Koudai, You're routine has several strong points. Thanks for posting it. I thought the final gesture though does not look casual and draws my attention to the guilty hand. The gesture may even be unnecessary. A bow might be better. Even though your vanishes have excellent retention of vision, I t...
I watched a FOX special on the Moon Landing being a myth in 2001. I didn't even know people believed this until that special. One of their "proofs" was a moon photo where the plus signs on the lens were supposedly behind the image instead of in front of it. I downloaded the photo from seve...