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by magicfish
April 22nd, 2017, 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2452844

Re: ERDNASE

I got very lucky. Mine is in very good contition.
by magicfish
April 21st, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 212
Views: 68315

Re: Royal road to card magic

Today Im giving a pristine hardcover copy to
A young man I know who wants to learn cardmagic.
It is from my personal library so I will have to seek out a new/old copy.
It was tough to part with, but Im glad to be able to help a newcomer.
by magicfish
April 21st, 2017, 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2452844

Re: ERDNASE

I still cherish my Coles edition. I found it in a bargain bin for $2.00 in a used book store.
by magicfish
April 20th, 2017, 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 212
Views: 68315

Re: Royal road to card magic

Not quite sure what you mean by "motives" Or "stirring up". It is quite a good book and I hope Mr. Lorayne takes it on. Always have, always will. Regardless of who else attempts it. Good luck to them. Im sure they/he/she/you will do fine. My hope was/is always that Harry would do...
by magicfish
April 20th, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 212
Views: 68315

Re: Royal road to card magic

Many of us are still hoping Mr. Lorayne takes this on. Perhaps after his next book.
by magicfish
April 9th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What separates the pro from the amateur?
Replies: 60
Views: 27885

Re: What separates the pro from the amateur?

In fact, now that Im an amateur again (and have been for many years now), I think about how much my magic has changed.
There is good and bad on both sides and only the individual can know which is better for him/her.
by magicfish
April 8th, 2017, 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: What separates the pro from the amateur?
Replies: 60
Views: 27885

Re: What separates the pro from the amateur?

Deluded amateurs also borrow money too, you know. And they continue to delude themselves that technical skill equals being a good magician. It most certainly doesn't and in fact tends (although not always) to indicate the opposite. I am delighted that at least I have never had to borrow money. I ei...
by magicfish
April 7th, 2017, 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: What separates the pro from the amateur?
Replies: 60
Views: 27885

Re: What separates the pro from the amateur?

The main difference is mental attitude. A different approach to things entirely. There is a very interesting sociology book dealing exclusively with magicians which does compare the amateur outlook to to the professional's. Here it is: https://www.amazon.com/magician-culture-psychology-Canadian-exp...
by magicfish
April 6th, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What separates the pro from the amateur?
Replies: 60
Views: 27885

Re: What separates the pro from the amateur?

The main difference is mental attitude. A different approach to things entirely. There is a very interesting sociology book dealing exclusively with magicians which does compare the amateur outlook to to the professional's. Here it is: https://www.amazon.com/magician-culture-psychology-Canadian-exp...
by magicfish
March 20th, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mind, Myth & Magick by T.A. Waters
Replies: 7
Views: 3814

Re: Mind, Myth & Magick by T.A. Waters

Yes I have, cover to cover. And yes, it is excellent.
by magicfish
March 6th, 2017, 6:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 4942

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

Slow and steady wins the race.
I love Americans.
The Scots enjoy Blackpool, always have- as long as they didn't wander too far along the beach and end up in Clevely's...
by magicfish
March 5th, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 4942

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

I can relate. I always felt the same about the Glaswegians- hardworking, delightfully simple.
by magicfish
March 4th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Used Book Sale...
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: H&R Used Book Sale...

Thanks Dustin! Just bought a couple of oldies!
by magicfish
March 4th, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 4942

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

Good old Blackpool, my family's roots.
Been awhile since I've been there. Can't wait to go back.
by magicfish
March 4th, 2017, 7:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 51157

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

Here in England - this is a very famous poem. I felt like sharing it here since this thread deals with the subject of death and grief. Apologies if it seems mawkish... Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep By Mary Elizabeth Frye Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a t...
by magicfish
March 1st, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 51157

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

Thankyou.
I first met Daryl in Toronto and he was very kind and nice. He performed superb magic and he was very helpful.
I perform a little bit of his original magic and Im a proud owner of his excellent Omnibus book.
Goodbye Daryl. You are a legend and I will always miss your smile.
by magicfish
March 1st, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 51157

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

Daryl was a master of his craft. A true Close-Up Magic artist. One of the best ever.
by magicfish
February 6th, 2017, 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Miller
Replies: 57
Views: 9027

Re: Charlie Miller

John is a very fine and clever magician. I noticed he does two (2) different color changes from Erdnase. The first is immaculate. The technique on the second one (the one at issue on this thread) is good, but the patter line may invite suspicion. As he places his hand on the top card in preparation...
by magicfish
February 5th, 2017, 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Miller
Replies: 57
Views: 9027

Re: Charlie Miller

Carney on the Erdnase Color Change: https://www.artofmagic.com/products/color-change-erdnase Not too bad. I've seen him do it even better. The camera is stationary. In performance he uses a body turn and his arms and hands move in tune with the narrative of the effect. Thanks for sharing that link ...
by magicfish
February 5th, 2017, 11:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Okito boxes
Replies: 34
Views: 10807

Re: Okito boxes

I bought mine from Herb Morrissey in the late 80's. Beauty little box.
by magicfish
February 5th, 2017, 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Miller
Replies: 57
Views: 9027

Re: Charlie Miller

I wouldn't say it was a mess but there is a better way of doing it which I figured out many decades ago. Virtually everybody I see do the move makes me cringe. It is so obvious to a perceptive layman that the card is being pushed forward and back no matter who does it. I recognised this problem man...
by magicfish
February 5th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Miller
Replies: 57
Views: 9027

Re: Charlie Miller

Woops, sorry for the repeat fellas.
by magicfish
February 5th, 2017, 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Miller
Replies: 57
Views: 9027

Re: Charlie Miller

There are many good touches on the Houdini/Erdnase change to decrease the amount of in and out movement. First is Vernon's idea of cupping the hand and then straightening the fingers as the hand is turned palm down over the card. This eliminates the outward movement completely. Only the flesh of th...
by magicfish
February 5th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Miller
Replies: 57
Views: 9027

Re: Charlie Miller

I wouldn't say it was a mess but there is a better way of doing it which I figured out many decades ago. Virtually everybody I see do the move makes me cringe. It is so obvious to a perceptive layman that the card is being pushed forward and back no matter who does it. I recognised this problem man...
by magicfish
January 14th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finally, the kids are in bed.
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: Finally, the kids are in bed.

Sorry guys, this was supposed to include a photo but for the life of me I cant figure out how to attach a file from my mobile.
by magicfish
January 14th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finally, the kids are in bed.
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Finally, the kids are in bed.

R&R time. You dads know what I mean.
by magicfish
January 8th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ibidem No. 28 (April 1963)
Replies: 12
Views: 5721

Re: Ibidem No. 28 (April 1963)

Also, in perusing that bound volume of Ibidem I read that Harry Lorayne had written to Lyons about a Ransom item called Brown Study being similar to part 2 of his Location Supreme from CUCM. This sent me back to my library to rediscover Location Supreme (very devious). Funnily enough Location Suprem...
by magicfish
January 8th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ibidem No. 28 (April 1963)
Replies: 12
Views: 5721

Re: Ibidem No. 28 (April 1963)

I just went down to my library and re-read this article. Very interesting stuff. Thanks Sebastian. Joe, I really like that Gardner Idea. Very versatile. I think I first started using a delayed setup after learning Randy Wakeman's A Dime A Dozen. It's a tabled four ace cutting sequence. And the end o...
by magicfish
January 7th, 2017, 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice
Replies: 27
Views: 5603

Re: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice

Richard Kaufman wrote:He is, or has just finished, a run of a one-man show in Toronto.

I wish I had known, I would have attended.
Hopefully he'll do another run soon.
by magicfish
January 7th, 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice
Replies: 27
Views: 5603

Re: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice

I have fond memories of chatting with David from time to time as I perused the book section of Morrissey Magic at the old Glencairn shop. He was always very nice. We talked about our accumulation of magic books more than anything else. Much later, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend his show...
by magicfish
January 1st, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 in Review
Replies: 12
Views: 5009

Re: 2016 in Review

Thanks for that Dustin, great reading.
by magicfish
December 31st, 2016, 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 0
Views: 1808

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all at the Genii Forum!
Looking forward to sharing magic with you all in 2017.
by magicfish
December 28th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 10991

Re: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!

Loving the Max Maven tidbits!
by magicfish
December 24th, 2016, 2:04 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 10991

Re: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!

Im loving the Fortune Telling Fish stuff.
Ive always loved the FTF and buy them whenever I see them. Niw Ive got some new ideas!
...so far so great.
by magicfish
December 23rd, 2016, 3:19 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 10991

Re: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!

Hi Leonard, cards have been my passion my entire life, but I study all forms of magic. Long before performing closeup magic in restaurants and pubs, I performed for children at birthday parties. I was young and I wasnt very good at it mainly because I didn't know how to interact with children. Many ...
by magicfish
December 23rd, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 10991

Re: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!

Just picked up my shrink wrapped copy!
Looking forward to this very much.
by magicfish
December 22nd, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 19230

Re: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)

I've only ever used Lorayne's, but man what an impact!
by magicfish
December 21st, 2016, 1:27 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mystic Descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 7248

Re: Mystic Descendant

Thanks Jack. Looks intetesting. LOVE the title.
by magicfish
December 19th, 2016, 12:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 15773

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

But it is my opinion that most readings are fraudulent. That is my belief. You imply that because I dont charge for my readings, that they are or i am worthless. My wife and children disagree with you. I dont charge for my readings because I chose not to. That is all. As I stated earlier, I do not b...
by magicfish
December 18th, 2016, 11:14 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: A new method for crystal ball reading
Replies: 10
Views: 11619

Re: A new method for crystal ball reading

Here is a very odd thing that I have often thought about. I have exhibited at many, many psychic fairs over a period of 20 years or so. And I know many, many psychics personally. For some odd reason or other I have never ever seen a psychic use a crystal ball for readings! I have seen them on sale ...

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