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by Matthew Field
January 23rd, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Clink Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Clink Caps

Amazing!
by Matthew Field
January 23rd, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Gagnon Unfiltered

"Gagnon Unfiltered" is now available online from Vanishing Inc. in the U.K.!
by Matthew Field
January 19th, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 104
Views: 20569

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

Bill -- the DeLand book will make your head spin!
by Matthew Field
January 15th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Carney Book of Secrets Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Carney Book of Secrets Auction

A fabulous and important book!
by Matthew Field
January 13th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Gagnon Unfiltered

Joe -- The pool table effects include a dice stacking routine in which pool chalk is used instead of dice, and as a finale an 8-ball appears atop the stack; a card revelation in which a cue ball is shot at the deck which cuts itself at the selection; a mystery in which a card is peeked and the deck ...
by Matthew Field
January 12th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Gagnon Unfiltered

Hi Bill. None of this material is in the other books. All new! All shiny!
by Matthew Field
January 11th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Gagnon Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Gagnon Unfiltered

The postman delivered a HUGE package to my doorstep which turned out to be a new magic book, “Gagnon Unfiltered”, by my friend Tom Gagnon and which I had the pleasure of editing (along with Newell Unfried). This 500 page book is Tom’s largest work to date and is a true labor of love. In addition to ...
by Matthew Field
January 1st, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Re: 2019 In Review

Thank you for this Dustin, and best wishes for 2020.
by Matthew Field
December 30th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Book(s) of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1428

Re: Book(s) of the Year

"The Magic Rainbow" by Juan Tamariz and, of course, Richard's DeLand masterpiece.
by Matthew Field
December 23rd, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Maxwell Has Died
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Mike Maxwell Has Died

Very sad news.
by Matthew Field
December 11th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Simon Aronson
Replies: 29
Views: 2929

Re: Simon Aronson

A brilliant and funny man with whom I corresponded for years and met at the first Genii Bash. My condolences to Ginny and his close circle of friends who met regularly at his home to "magish".
by Matthew Field
November 26th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?
Replies: 49
Views: 2288

Re: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?

Bob Hummer deserves a mention.
by Matthew Field
October 10th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

Re: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)

Thank you for the reports, Jack.
by Matthew Field
September 26th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Laura London brings her one woman show to South Shields festival
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Laura London brings her one woman show to South Shields festival

Laura London is a very talented magician, a wonderful sleight of hand artist, and a brilliant entertainer. I highly recommend her show!
by Matthew Field
September 20th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How is Simon Lovell doing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: How is Simon Lovell doing?

I mentioned Lee Asher in my post as a Simon Lovell visitor. I meant Lee Hathaway. Sorry, both Lees!
by Matthew Field
September 20th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How is Simon Lovell doing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: How is Simon Lovell doing?

I speak with Simon (via telephone) every week. He's an old friend. He's not too involved in magic nowadays; he concentrates on his art and spends time doing cryptic crossword puzzles (as do I) and watching TV. He uses a walking frame to help him get around -- he had a series of bad falls that left h...
by Matthew Field
August 20th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Zabrecky - Strange Cures
Replies: 1
Views: 1801

Zabrecky - Strange Cures

Rob Zabrecky’s autobiographical memoir Strange Cures is a great read (for mature readers). It’s a 345 page trip through the childhood and mid-20s of a musician who became a magician. Growing up in the southern California suburbs, Zabrecky found himself in a boring environment. Starting grade school ...
by Matthew Field
July 27th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 20739

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

Peter Ross wrote: "I'm sure no kid has the money to buy a Losander Floating Table, but with XX's video maybe she could build one, and maybe she adds something to make it better." If the kid gets permission from Losander to build the table, OK. Otherwise, it's stealing.
by Matthew Field
July 7th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

I've just begun reading it and it's fantastic. Shot in the arm by Uncle Ed, severre warts on the hands, sexy Scottish girl -- geez, what a life! And I haven't even gotten to Possum Dixon yet.
by Matthew Field
June 16th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 3231

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

Obviously, Juan Tamariz's 'Mnemonica.' Pit Hartling's 'In Order to Amaze.'
by Matthew Field
June 10th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London

The chief Genii was a huge hit with his presentation on the card magic of Theodore DeLand at the Magic History Gathering @ The Magic Circle in London this past Saturday. The program is organized by Eddie Dawes and Magic Circle Executive Librarian Peter Lane. I was thrilled to be there, accompanied b...
by Matthew Field
June 5th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 229
Views: 28533

Re: The Pass

The whole point lf the Pass is to avoid a shuffle or cut. If you're going to shuffle or cut, control the card via those moves; you don't need a Pass.
by Matthew Field
June 5th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi
Replies: 17
Views: 2344

Re: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi

Whoa! That's a surprise!
by Matthew Field
June 2nd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....

I received one issue of Lowdown plus several other manuscripts in 2016, but have heard nothing since, I hope he is OK.
by Matthew Field
May 2nd, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)

Very sorry to hear this.
by Matthew Field
April 14th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Owen Has Died
Replies: 8
Views: 9366

Re: Anthony Owen Has Died

LONG POST In 2004 I moved to the U.K. with my lovely, British-born wife, who had lived in the U.S. for about 30 years. A year later, having settled down, I joined The Magic Circle. Some time after that I received a phone call from a gentleman I had seen about 10 years earlier when I visited London. ...
by Matthew Field
April 14th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4

I've got all 6 for sale as a set for £1000 plus p+p, but I want them to be in the U.K. because they are so rare there. I bought them from Muriel after talking with Randy. MField2000@gmail.com
by Matthew Field
April 14th, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Owen Has Died
Replies: 8
Views: 9366

Re: Anthony Owen Has Died

I was proud to call Anthony my friend. I first saw him more than 25 years ago in London's Monday Night Magic with John Lenahan. I interviewed him on stage at an International Magic convention and had great respect for him. He was a producer at Objective Productions and worked on the Derren Brown TV ...
by Matthew Field
April 10th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Carbone on Tenyo
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: Carbone on Tenyo

Great article, Angelo!
by Matthew Field
April 10th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BBC News Website Looks at Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 370

BBC News Website Looks at Magic

The BBC, as part of its reporting on a magic exhibit at the Wellcome Collection, has a story about magic and the changing way psychologists are looking at it. Despite the "Dinamo" (sic) misspelling, it's a good promotion for magic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-47827346
by Matthew Field
April 6th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 55511

Re: DeLand

Charge admission!
by Matthew Field
April 3rd, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

Spectacular! I guess I'd better take up dove magic.
by Matthew Field
March 22nd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Re: What is going on here?

Don't let an idiot get to you. Your creations are spectacular.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 21st, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2914

Re: Memorized Deck Question

Maybe, Quentin, you're thinking of Pat Page's trick, where three people cut off portions of a deck, look at the face card, and hold the packets against their chests. Pat names the cards. It's in "Magic Page by Page," The Four Packets, Part 2, pg. 102, and Pat did it frequently . He sure st...
by Matthew Field
March 16th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 11250

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Well said, Bob.
by Matthew Field
March 10th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Thompson Passes
Replies: 20
Views: 4127

Re: Johnny Thomson Passes

The two people in magic whom I considered to have the broadest knowledge of all things magical were Patrick Page and John Thompson. They're both gone now, but never will be forgotten. My condolences to Pam and their family and friends.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 9th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Brahams R.I.P.
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Anthony Brahams R.I.P.

Anthony was one of my oldest friends in magic. He was my host for my first visit to The Magic Circle, and I often saw him when he visited New York City.

He was an enthusiastic and generous lover of magic, and his Cairn Press published some wonderful books.

He will be missed.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 5th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 11250

Re: The Magic Rainbow

I have now read half the book. It is so full of ideas and prescient observations that I find I must often pause to assimilate and review the ideas presented by El Maestro. His references to classic effects, great magicians of the past and present and books in dozens of categories are almost overwhel...
by Matthew Field
February 24th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 11250

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Jim Krenz posted a wonderful write-up about Tamariz and "The Magic Rainbow" on the Vanishing Inc. Blog page, which prompted the following. The Magic Rainbow, of which I’ve only read about the first 100 pages, is one of the most amazing, thought-provoking books on magic I’ve ever read. It i...
by Matthew Field
February 22nd, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Zabrecky on YouTube
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Zabrecky on YouTube

Here's my strong suggestion: Go to YouTube and search for Zabrecky and watch what's on there. Rob has redefined what a mentalist can be with some 'standard' routines presented in a unique and wonderful way, with a strong and memorable persona. I'm reading Tamariz's 'Magic Rainbow' and I'm head over ...

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