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by PapaG
July 23rd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Kaps passed away 40 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Fred Kaps passed away 40 years ago today

And apparently a Fred Kaps book is finally making its way into English (according to the Cafe).`
by PapaG
July 7th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Re: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs

That’s exactly the point - what people perceive him to be is /not/ a magician but actually some sort of psychology expert. Thus it’s folly to judge him within the criteria of how a magician should behave. Uri Geller doesn’t do magic tricks for his friends either. Forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't D...
by PapaG
June 11th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Flim-Flam CONglomeration
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: The Bammo Flim-Flam CONglomeration

What, no hardcover option to protect this massive tome from repeated use?
by PapaG
May 27th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's Tricks?
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: How's Tricks?

Richard Kaufman wrote:I'm writing the third Larry Jennings book. Tough stuff!


So there is a silver lining to everything, even a deadly global pandemic.
by PapaG
May 26th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4520

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Isn't it pretty obvious. Derren is a fan of The Jerx site — and they're both fond of a good old-fashioned wind-up.
by PapaG
May 25th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4520

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Tom Stone wrote:It would have been amusing if Derren was the actual author of stuff like this:
https://www.thejerx.com/blog/2017/6/11/ ... rren-brown


It would make Andy Kaufman look positively pedestrian.
by PapaG
May 19th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 2001

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

'Point at a card' will have far more justification.
by PapaG
May 11th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 1807

Re: Magic is not theater

Mark Lewis was right when he said that the sound of your voice is crucial to how you connect with an audience. Every great magician has a great voice. And every poor magician has an annoying bland voice. There is a 100% correlation. Having a great voice does not make you a great magician alone. But...
by PapaG
May 11th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2449

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Regardless of the scandal, what an absolutely fascinating historical document. Now if only someone would publish the books with those handwritten amendments...
by PapaG
May 10th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 40907

Re: The Jerx Year Three

What was the title of Andy’s last book?
by PapaG
May 10th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 40907

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Derren is definitely referring to Andy Jerx (as well as Andy Nyman).
by PapaG
May 3rd, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s
Replies: 51
Views: 3072

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

Many thanks for sharing this.
by PapaG
April 22nd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ne Plus Ultra Vol. 3
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Ne Plus Ultra Vol. 3

Glad it helped.
by PapaG
April 21st, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ne Plus Ultra Vol. 3
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Ne Plus Ultra Vol. 3

Fantastic news that the last pair of books is being worked on. I missed out on the first two volumes when they were initially released. After much hunting online - and I mean, much hunting - I eventually found them, and at a really good price. Amazingly, from what I can tell, they still have some fo...
by PapaG
March 18th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 1953

Re: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!

Much appreciated.
by PapaG
February 27th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7614
Views: 2331942

Re: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE

I see from my new arrivals that Steve must have finally baulked at the idea of signing two thousand books.
by PapaG
February 1st, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22261

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Changing the subject back to the real topic at hand: Hopefully we'll see more of the marvellous video clips of Steve demonstrating some of the moves in the book appearing on the website in the future. Perhaps, if it feels too much like a giveaway, they can be behind a password for those who own the ...
by PapaG
November 28th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 115
Views: 10726

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

I for one can’t wait for Performer’s new book ‘Charisma For Magicians’
by PapaG
October 19th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Re: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

It’s actually easier to get the knack of making half dollars split than full dollars.
by PapaG
October 19th, 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Re: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

Yes. And I let go before finishing the forward motion of the throw.
by PapaG
October 18th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Re: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

(the Three Routines video is excellent...)
by PapaG
October 18th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Re: Help with Piedrahita's CSB please

I find it's more likely to split in the right way if I follow forward - parallel to the surface of the table - with the knuckle of the right hand, after the 'coin' has been thrown; sort of dropping the coin off as the hand moves forward.
by PapaG
September 8th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 203
Views: 131511

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

;)
by PapaG
September 8th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 203
Views: 131511

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

But there was no winking smiley.
by PapaG
September 4th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 203
Views: 131511

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

It's a perfectly fair question for any Jennings fan.
by PapaG
August 12th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Re: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps

Probably most likely that they thought that it would be a good joke for Ron Burgundy to be a fan of the support act for the Beatles debut on the Sullivan show rather than the Beatles themselves, and engineered the gag from there.
by PapaG
August 10th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 76977

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

What kind of things have you dug up?
by PapaG
August 10th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 76977

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

The question I'm asking is that very one: are people deciphering great material?

I'm not asking for the secrets to be revealed.
by PapaG
August 10th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 76977

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

The Castle Notebooks were an information dump. They were literally dumped on the market, without the care and work necessary for readers to appreciate what's in them. They were grotesquely overpriced to begin with, so that colors people's perception of their value. Are they worth it? Absolutely. Bu...
by PapaG
August 10th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 76977

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Over a decade on, did these books prove to be the priceless gems they were marketed as? eBay and the lack of any mention of them would suggest not. eBay?...... I don't think that means a thing!. I have the set and if you take the time to decipher the notes, which can be hard, there is some truly wo...
by PapaG
August 10th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 76977

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Over a decade on, did these books prove to be the priceless gems they were marketed as?

eBay and the lack of any mention of them would suggest not.
by PapaG
June 13th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interview With Teller
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Interview With Teller

Wonderful interview with Teller about many things; including the utility of card tricks, the philosophy of love, and a moving tribute to Johnny Thompson.

Well worth your time:

https://magicianspodcast.podbean.com/e/ep-97-teller/
by PapaG
May 18th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 3652

Re: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

Great news.
by PapaG
March 17th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12085

Re: The Magic Rainbow

If I was younger I would be looking for a facepalm emoji.
by PapaG
March 17th, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12085

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Your cleaning lady needs a raise.
by PapaG
March 16th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12085

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Makes me wonder at what price some people would balk.
by PapaG
February 17th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 48
Views: 9547

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

As much as I'm looking forward to this I'm saddened that the Larry Jennings books may again be kicked into the long grass.
by PapaG
February 13th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12085

Re: The Magic Rainbow

My comment was light-hearted.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
by PapaG
February 13th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12085

Re: The Magic Rainbow

My fear is this is all backfiring and these comments might be giving Richard ideas.
by PapaG
February 12th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12085

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Returning to the Magic Rainbow pricing, I can only compare it with the pricing of Mnemonica, a similarly important Tamariz work, when it was released by Stephen Minch. I refer you back to my post above. Let me add: Mnemonica is a book of tricks. The Magic Rainbow is a book on creating magic. Yes, I...

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