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by Steve Mills
December 29th, 2013, 11:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So What Did You All Get From Santa?
Replies: 18
Views: 4857

Re: So What Did You All Get From Santa?

I got an IOU for the new David Williamson DVDs.
by Steve Mills
October 24th, 2013, 4:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kreskin and Al Capone
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

Re: Kreskin and Al Capone

You're right. I should go.

We bought the tickets today. Just to see someone touring at 78 is nearly worth it.
by Steve Mills
October 22nd, 2013, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kreskin and Al Capone
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

Kreskin and Al Capone

I saw that Kreskin will be appearing at a local theater (St Charles, IL) and thought I would go and see him since it's been 40 years since the last time I went to one of his shows. Then I saw the show was titled The Amazing Kreskin's Search for Al Capone . It is described as follows: The fact that t...
by Steve Mills
July 9th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Five-Foot Shelf
Replies: 32
Views: 5827

Re: Five-Foot Shelf

Always and interesting discussion, although I always felt that virtually every five foot list has certain obligatory titles which are included for show rather than usable content - just my perspective. I guess the next this is mandatory DVDs that would be included on a flash drive of a given size - ...
by Steve Mills
June 12th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: New magic app: Forced
Replies: 13
Views: 4846

Re: New magic app: Forced

Victor,

Good luck with your app, but very honestly, I have no clue what you are selling. I know it's only three bucks, but I think you might do better with a clearer description.
by Steve Mills
May 15th, 2013, 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for a certain mentalism routine
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Re: Searching for a certain mentalism routine

Thanks fellers!

That did it.

Steve
by Steve Mills
May 14th, 2013, 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for a certain mentalism routine
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Searching for a certain mentalism routine

I guess I've got to quit trying to organize my magic or take better notes! I recently ran across a Brinks lock which can be set to any four digit number. At one time I used this in a routine where the spectator's ring was "accidentally" locked on the lock and then there was a jumbo card ro...
by Steve Mills
March 11th, 2013, 12:30 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Treating blown eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Treating blown eggs

I found a small supply of pullet size eggs to use in my Malini Egg Bag routine.

I'm wondering how to strengthen/treat them.

A glue called Mad Podge (Diluted 50%) seems to be popular to coat the inside of the shell. It is also useable on the outside.

Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks.....
Steve
by Steve Mills
February 23rd, 2013, 3:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A new Magical way to hand out your business card
Replies: 23
Views: 4194

Re: A new Magical way to hand out your business card

We are putting the finishing touches to the new version and the Pro upgrade. It's looking great! Steve Mills, your points 2 and 3 have been resolved (number 3 requires an upgrade to the 'pro' version). You'll have to tell me if we've dealt with point 1 when you see it :-) Cheers all, Damian Damian,...
by Steve Mills
February 5th, 2013, 5:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: REVIEW of Wayne Dobsons: DVD Set "A life in Magic"
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: REVIEW of Wayne Dobsons: DVD Set "A life in Magic"

Good review - as are others on the site.

I sometimes wish all reviews were written after 2 or 3 years. I think they would be a LOT different in many cases.
by Steve Mills
December 18th, 2012, 2:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I've been hosed!
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

I've been hosed!

I've been messing with this stuff for well over 50 years (damn!) and was going through one of my periodic purgings the other day seeing if anything was worth doing, selling or just throwing away. Most fell into the latter category. Anyway, I got to thinking about the worst tricks I ever bought. We'v...
by Steve Mills
December 18th, 2012, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?
Replies: 21
Views: 3983

Re: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?

IN many respects, David Williamson meets the criteria.
by Steve Mills
December 11th, 2012, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson
Replies: 55
Views: 9664

Re: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson

The Unreal Work 2 has had a fantastic "opening weekend" with excellent reviews. Thank you to everyone for your support. We have decided to keep the special offer running for the whole week, so if you buy Unreal Work 2 , Unreal Work 1 comes free but will be posted as a separate item very s...
by Steve Mills
December 11th, 2012, 12:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A new Magical way to hand out your business card
Replies: 23
Views: 4194

Re: A new Magical way to hand out your business card

Damian, I bought the app yesterday. Some initial thoughts: 1. It IS very similar to Bizcard and I'm not sure worth the cost of a new app. Maybe the coming features will prove me wrong. 2. Having to position the icon in a certain spot to take a home screen picture is a little annoying. 3. Personally,...
by Steve Mills
December 9th, 2012, 4:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson
Replies: 55
Views: 9664

Re: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson

I don't know the players here, but it seems so often that those engaged in copy protection rely on vague and misleading statements. As I write this, this is still on the site: "Available for immediate viewing from our streaming platform. All orders will receive a special code via email to upgra...
by Steve Mills
November 13th, 2012, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 8008

Re: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU

I wish I could resist the urge to view it on the Ipad and wait for the "real" thing. There's something so much better about the actual magazine - at least to this irrelevant old guy.
by Steve Mills
November 13th, 2012, 1:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking Magic
Replies: 16
Views: 1926

Re: Breaking Magic

Done. The air smells sweeter. Why anyone would feel it necessary to give us all a lecture on copyright theft because someone mentioned a show on the Discovery Channel is sooo far beyond me. My sentiments exactly. My Dad was a farmer and had the expression "like getting crap on your finger"...
by Steve Mills
November 6th, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kreskin
Replies: 28
Views: 5577

Re: Kreskin

I did get to see Kreskin a couple of times in the 70's and then about 5 years ago. He did put on the same high energy show. Great entertainer. I do remember him doing a couple of Lorayne effects, but I don't remember the invisible pass. Could it have been the bluff pass? I only recall the Mike Doug...
by Steve Mills
November 5th, 2012, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kreskin
Replies: 28
Views: 5577

Re: Kreskin

I had the opportunity to see him a couple of times in the 70s. Always entertaining. It takes a real showman to hold a large auditorium while doing the Himber Rings. He made it a miracle. I also recall the MANY appearances on the Mike Douglas Show. He was made for that host and that audience. They lo...
by Steve Mills
October 29th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Free-Public Domain
Replies: 40
Views: 4781

Re: Free-Public Domain

I've changed some of the permissions, so hopefully it is easier to join. Let me know if you are still having issue with it. I also plan on adding at least one public domain magic book per week. I am also attempting to collect public domain videos for download as well. The idea is that this will be ...
by Steve Mills
October 21st, 2012, 5:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Triumph Shuffle DVD by Glenn Bishop
Replies: 22
Views: 3836

Re: Wanted: Triumph Shuffle DVD by Glenn Bishop

Where are all the Youell defenders!! This is shameless.

Back off fellers, he can't defend himself.
by Steve Mills
October 21st, 2012, 5:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 36
Views: 8291

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

It was nice to be fooled. There were a couple of routines that left me totally clueless - I loved that. Even when you know the method, it's great to watch a routine performed with no evidence of it. Only one minor flash in 75 minutes - quite an accomplishment. Another thing - he had no stale lines. ...
by Steve Mills
October 13th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 36
Views: 8291

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

Eric,

The pressure is in. I convinced my wife to come see you for our 40th anniversary. If she doesn't like the show, it will be a LONG dinner afterwards!

Steve
by Steve Mills
October 13th, 2012, 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is criss angel spamming me?
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Why is criss angel spamming me?

Amended statement: I've just been spammed. But legally, as long as they give you an unsubscribe link at the bottom that works, they're in the clear. Absolute tosh. Yes, one has to have a working unsub and a real physical address. But doing that doesn't let you spam someone. If you have not opted in...
by Steve Mills
September 21st, 2012, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: On the Matter of Magazines That Have Folded ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: On the Matter of Magazines That Have Folded ...

I always hate to see magazines fold. I'm probably the champion bag holder. Off hand I believe I subscribed to the following when their demise came: Talisman (I got 2 of the 52 I paid for) The Hierophant West Coast Quarterly Cogitations I know there are others, but I can't remember now. I'm curious a...
by Steve Mills
September 20th, 2012, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge
Replies: 39
Views: 6661

Re: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge

Fellers, Pardon my totally non PC take on this, but I just don't buy it. He may or may not have some pills, but at some point there has to be some level of responsibility. This was written by Fearless Leader 9/1/2005: "Mr. Youell's behavior has been unstable for a long time....." His litan...
by Steve Mills
September 15th, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge
Replies: 39
Views: 6661

Re: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge

I'll miss Andrew. There's so little magic discussion available on the web. e.g. we very seldom actually discuss magic here and, from prior posts, I appear to be one of the few missing it. So be it. His series on "Favourite Effects" was terrific. It brought Ripped and Fryed to my attention ...
by Steve Mills
August 29th, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge
Replies: 39
Views: 6661

RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge

Very suddenly, I see Ye Olde Magick Blogge has been discontinued.

I enjoyed Andrew's passion and writing. One of the very few blogs worth reading consistently.

Does anyone have any insight here?

Thanks.....
by Steve Mills
August 3rd, 2012, 11:43 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Seeking Best Egg Bag
Replies: 28
Views: 6690

Re: Seeking Best Egg Bag

For the Malini egg bag, I would recommend "Ken Brooke and Friends Work On The Malini Egg Bag" by Magic Inc. I believe they still sell it. The bag sold by Danny Tong is a bargain, I think. I think the best work on the Sterling Bag is the booklet by Jeff Buzzbee - I hate to say it. As Richar...
by Steve Mills
July 8th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Compleat Magick, Volume IV
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: The Compleat Magick, Volume IV

Sold!
by Steve Mills
July 6th, 2012, 6:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Choosing a memorized deck
Replies: 18
Views: 4593

Choosing a memorized deck

With my few remaining brain cells, I'm going to try and learn a memorized deck. I don't mind putting in the work, but get confused with the various alternatives. I've considered Aronson, Tamariz and DaOrtiz etc.

Anyone willing to share their thoughts?

Thanks.....
Steve
by Steve Mills
July 6th, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Compleat Magick, Volume IV
Replies: 1
Views: 407

The Compleat Magick, Volume IV

Collectors' Workshop 1994 First Edition (not the current reprint). Limited to 500 copies.

Pristine condition! 95, includes priority shipping, with tracking.

Steve Mills
1830 Wallace Ave #215
St Charles, IL 60174

630.492.0418
by Steve Mills
June 5th, 2012, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BLATANT RIP-OFF
Replies: 121
Views: 16734

Re: BLATANT RIP-OFF

JAMES CLARK If this is true and Clark is now selling rip-offs then this is very sad. He was, years ago, a vocal opponent of piracy in all forms. He was, as was stated above, one of those branded a "crazy" and a "troublemaker" as he tried all sorts of methods to combat piracy. He...
by Steve Mills
May 15th, 2012, 1:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walk around thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Walk around thoughts

At the risk of sounding like an MC starter, I would really like some input on quality walk-around material. I'm not a fan of the "spectator hands as table" approach and am looking for items that can be done surrounded and work from the pockets. Tricks like Twisting the Aces are perfect. I ...
by Steve Mills
April 24th, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards Cracking During CardWarp?
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Cards Cracking During CardWarp?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Are you using new Bicycles?


Actually, using older bicycles - I guess they're getting brittle (like their owner).
by Steve Mills
April 24th, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards Cracking During CardWarp?
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Cards Cracking During CardWarp?

The current discussion on this trick has morphed into something well beyond my understanding. It did, however, cause me to pull it out again and try to learn , what I think is, a very good trick. When trying to learn it, most of the cards want to crack and crumble and I am unable to continue. Does a...
by Steve Mills
January 7th, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Tim Ellis Book
Replies: 13
Views: 2626

Re: New Tim Ellis Book

I've always enjoyed Tim's stuff and ordered the hard cover copy of the book from Lulu. I just got it today. Well produced and beautifully packaged for shipment. It took about 2 weeks. In all honesty, at $50.00 I would have been a little disappointed, but at $35.00 I'm very pleased. Now, I'll get to ...
by Steve Mills
December 8th, 2011, 10:30 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eric Jones impromptu moment August 2011 You Tube
Replies: 25
Views: 9433

Re: Eric Jones impromptu moment August 2011 You Tube

I loved the trick, but Woody's patter just won't work for me, I can't pull it off.

Eric's approach is a great stepping off point for me.

Thanks.....
by Steve Mills
October 22nd, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Magician JB Brash Has Died
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Chicago Magician JB Brash Has Died

J.B was a good guy and a good magician. We'll miss him.

May he rest in peace......

Steve
by Steve Mills
June 30th, 2011, 5:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob White's Flash Double
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Bob White's Flash Double

JIS's recommendation of this sleight intrigued me and I printed the "brief" description from Genii.

To those familiar with the sleight - do you share his enthusiasm for the sleight and is this description adequate or should I run down a different source?

Thanks!

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