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by Jeremy Greystoke
April 13th, 2008, 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii In the Mail!
Replies: 34
Views: 6649

Re: May Issue of Genii In the Mail!

Received in SW Virginia on Saturday, May 12th! Just had a chance to browse through it and it looks like another excellent issue. Nice to see coverage of a new magic venue in my old hometown...I'll have to stop by next time I'm in Baltimore.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
April 3rd, 2008, 5:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NBC announces "Merlin" - in new lineup
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

Re: NBC announces "Merlin" - in new lineup

It's been decades, but there were some quite successful British television imports on the commercial channels (ABC, CBS, and NBC...this was well before FOX, UPN, CW, etc.). Three which come immediately to mind are The Avengers , Secret Agent , and The Prisoner . I know there were others that got dec...
by Jeremy Greystoke
March 20th, 2008, 4:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The value of Garcia's sponge ball encyclopedia
Replies: 17
Views: 4030

Re: The value of Garcia's sponge ball encyclopedia

I'll put a quick vote in for the Spongeball Toolbox DVD and Kit produced by Magic By Gosh and hosted by Steve Dacri. You get spongeballs, a purse frame, other gimmicks, and a DVD with a running time of over two hours showing a host of moves and routines. It's a really reasonable $ 25.00 from your fa...
by Jeremy Greystoke
March 14th, 2008, 12:12 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Michael Close's New Book
Replies: 66
Views: 18774

Re: Michael Close's New Book

I'm a happy purchaser of the print version of That Reminds Me . I also bought the audiobook version last week right before driving over to Pigeon Forge, TN for the Winter Carnival of Magic . The audio file was successfully downloaded and installed on my .mp3 player. Michael kindly mentions at the to...
by Jeremy Greystoke
March 1st, 2008, 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Andy Nyman in "Death at a Funeral"
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Andy Nyman in "Death at a Funeral"

Thought I'd bump this since the DVD for "Death At A Funeral" has just been released and, of interest to denizens of this Forum is the fact that Andy Nyman contributes to one of the two audio commentary tracks. One track is by director Frank Oz, and the other is a group effort by the writer...
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 17th, 2008, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 55558

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

Well, if they approach it even half as seriously as Jason Alexander does, then it might not be too bad. From what I've gathered, this might not be as horrendous as people fear. If this is the one with Max Maven and Jeff McBride involved with the judging, then it may not yet prove to be one of the si...
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 17th, 2008, 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 19572

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

And just when I had commented that everything was smooth with the transition, Brad had to go and push the Magic Button Of Doom. Oh well....

Jeremy
(back again...and hoping we don't have to go through "third time's the charm")
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 17th, 2008, 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 19572

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

That was an easy process. Good to be back. And glad to see everything made it through the transition relatively unscathed.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 17th, 2008, 8:55 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: New Luke Jermay Book
Replies: 8
Views: 4889

Re: New Luke Jermay Book

I should mention that I received yesterday evening an email from Hocus Pocus Customer Service containing the first of several promised supplements to 3510 . I've only skimmed it so far, but I plan on spending some time reading it later today (snow day for me...first real snow/ice storm for my area t...
by Jeremy Greystoke
December 22nd, 2005, 8:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...

There's a final display/count sequence in Phil Goldstein's routine "Cry Wolf" (in print in his book Focus as well as in Pabular ) that's very deceptive. It's a count of two Jokers as four that can be very convincing. I remember running through it with cards in hand and "fooling myself...
by Jeremy Greystoke
August 18th, 2005, 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: September Genii arrived
Replies: 48
Views: 4754

Re: September Genii arrived

August 15 here in the wilds of Southwest Virginia. Skimmed through the whole thing, and starting to go back for a detailed read. The Daryl effects all look like they'll get a workout...

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
August 1st, 2005, 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Last 48 hours what have you all been doing in Magic
Replies: 31
Views: 2870

Re: Last 48 hours what have you all been doing in Magic

I've been spending time working on Daniel Garcia's "Torn", plus watching the new Aldo Colombini DVD set. Several things in there are definite additions to the "must work on" list.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
July 3rd, 2005, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Reno
Replies: 53
Views: 4796

Re: IBM Reno

Many thanks for the reports and the photos, Dustin. They're much appreciated! I'm always amazed at the people who can file such wonderfully detailed reports from the front lines. I'm barely able to scribble a few lines on postcards during conventions or vacations, so to be able to read such involved...
by Jeremy Greystoke
June 19th, 2005, 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: July Issue of Genii Mailed--Have you Received It?
Replies: 94
Views: 11113

Re: July Issue of Genii Mailed--Have you Received It?

Arrived here in Southwest Virginia a few days ago. Once again, a great issue...lots of stuff to read, play with, and think about.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
April 20th, 2005, 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2005/2006 upcoming books being reprinted and newly printed books
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: 2005/2006 upcoming books being reprinted and newly printed books

That sounds great, Gabe! There's some wonderful stuff buried in those volumes. Is this going to contain any new material, or is it just the material from the original three volumes? Either way, it sounds like a must-have. And on the subject of encyclopedias, I forgot to mention above the forthcoming...
by Jeremy Greystoke
April 19th, 2005, 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2005/2006 upcoming books being reprinted and newly printed books
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: 2005/2006 upcoming books being reprinted and newly printed books

Here are a few more that I'm eagerly awaiting: Act Two - Barrie Richardson (the sequel to his excellent Theatre Of The Mind ) The long awaited Tom Stone opus (somewhere in the Hermetic Press pipeline) House of Mystery and Roy Benson By Starlight - both forthcoming from Todd Karr's Miracle Factory Th...
by Jeremy Greystoke
March 29th, 2005, 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Teller on magic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: Teller on magic?

And not to forget the lovely essay he contributed to the Secret Ways Of Al Baker regarding the Baking A Cake In The Hat effect. I'm also looking forward to his work on the upcoming David P. Abbott book.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
February 2nd, 2005, 3:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Al Koran's Mission Impossible
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: Al Koran's Mission Impossible

I know that Mission Impossible was released. I saw Arthur Emerson use it in a show to great effect. As for how many were sold, I have no idea. I seem to vaguely recall an outfit showing up on a used list years ago, and I think there might have been one listed on eBay sometime in the past. That's the...
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 25th, 2005, 4:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 13572

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

If memory serves, Steve Allen had a syndicated late night talk show sponsored by Westinghouse in the early 1960s. I have vague memories of watching it while I was growing up. It's interesting to note that Jack Paar was coaxed back into the late night wars by ABC in the early 70s. His show was quite ...
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 23rd, 2005, 8:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 13572

Johnny Carson Passes Away

Just saw the news on AP that Johnny Carson passed away this morning at the age of 79. He was always a great fan of magic (indeed, started out in show business doing magic) and many performers appeared on the Tonight Show.

He will be missed...late night TV has just never been the same.....


Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
December 10th, 2004, 1:30 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute video re: Blaine
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Cute video re: Blaine

Thanks for the link....I laughed out loud. And it actually looked better than some of the television magic I've seen over the years....

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
November 2nd, 2004, 9:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Survey of Roughing Materials
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Survey of Roughing Materials

Originally posted by Nathan Coe Marsh: ....Denny Haney recently heard tell of a small, eraser-like block that could be used to rough cards. Is anyone familiar with this material/know where it is availible? This particular item is available from Joe Stevens, and it's the invention/discovery of Finn ...
by Jeremy Greystoke
October 19th, 2004, 10:23 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Screwing with their heads too much?
Replies: 56
Views: 6649

Re: Screwing with their heads too much?

I'm not going to venture my opinion pro or con just yet. I've not seen Mr. Benetar's performance, so I can't comment on it. It does seem, though, that it's easier to get strong emotional reactions from non-magicians with mentalism than with straight magic effects. A case in point: I recently had the...
by Jeremy Greystoke
September 6th, 2004, 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Book of secrets by John Carney?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Book of secrets by John Carney?

Just looked at John's website Carney Magic and the second printing is due to be shipped on September 20. The price tag is still the same...$ 58.00 postpaid, and I recommend the book highly. Also of note is the release of a brand new DVD called On Palming that looks quite good. He's also got a nice s...
by Jeremy Greystoke
May 4th, 2004, 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Grippo, Rogers, Counts, Racherbaumer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1140

Re: Grippo, Rogers, Counts, Racherbaumer?

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: I just added three new false counts to COUNTHESARUS. Just when I thought I had every count extant, somebody devises a new one. I may have to put this one to bed without any hope of inclusivity? " Of making lists, there is no end... " Probably not an ...
by Jeremy Greystoke
April 6th, 2004, 1:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Leo Boudreau
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Leo Boudreau

Woo hoo! This is great news for those of us with an interest in Leo's work. I have the originals in hard copy (and they're all rather substantial books) and I'm definitely planning on getting the ebook format. If I remember correctly, the originals ran at least $ 35.00 each when they were first rele...
by Jeremy Greystoke
February 8th, 2004, 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Regal East Coast Lecture Tour?
Replies: 6
Views: 409

David Regal East Coast Lecture Tour?

Some time back, David Regal tantalized those of us on the eastern side of the U.S. with the possibility of a lecture tour sometime in the spring. Has there been any further news about this? Our club (and I'm sure many others) would be quite interested in hosting him for a lecture. So, David, if you ...
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 5th, 2004, 11:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicTimes Calls it Quits
Replies: 43
Views: 4182

Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Add my voice to the chorus...I checked it almost every day. It was a wonderful resource to have and it will be sorely missed. I can only imagine how much time this project must have taken, and I'm glad he's keeping the archives online. But now I'll have to find another daily fix for magic news.... :...
by Jeremy Greystoke
January 1st, 2004, 9:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantastic New Cards available.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: Fantastic New Cards available.....

And they've been a staple for awhile at our local Books-A-Million bookstore, though I think their price might be a bit more than what's been mentioned on the board. Have to pop back over and check the price...and pick up a few decks as well. :)
by Jeremy Greystoke
November 6th, 2003, 2:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pit Hartling's CARD FICTIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 1605

Re: Pit Hartling's CARD FICTIONS

I've not yet gotten Pit's new book (it's near the top of my "wanna get" list), so I can provide no help with info on Color Sense . However, the effect you wish to perform can also be accomplished with Ian Rowland's diabolical Sense of Touch principle, explained in his book of the same name...
by Jeremy Greystoke
October 13th, 2003, 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ricky Jay & 'his' secrets...
Replies: 82
Views: 5157

Re: Ricky Jay & 'his' secrets...

Thanks Pete for the "Blizzard" story. I remember when I first witnessed the work of David Roth and I was deeply impressed. Some time later, I saw him at another convention and he was performing (though not explaining) the Tuning Fork routine. It looked like pure magic and I had not a clue ...
by Jeremy Greystoke
October 13th, 2003, 12:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Phil Goldsteins color series
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Phil Goldsteins color series

Originally posted by Billy James: Hi folks, Do any of you know how many books are supposed to be in Phil Goldsteinns color series? The reason I ask is that I ordered mine from a Sydney magic shop and after waiting a short eternity and having my first order sold to one of the proprierters 'mates', I...
by Jeremy Greystoke
September 8th, 2003, 3:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Wilson Lecture Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Paul Wilson Lecture Tour

Hi! I would love to have particulars on the October 4th lecture in Richmond, VA...email to both Danny Archer and the contact name on the Richmond IBM Ring website have bounced.

So, if anyone up in that area could clue me in on location, time, and cost, it would be deeply appreciated!

Jeremy
by Jeremy Greystoke
August 21st, 2003, 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lecture Notes
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Re: Lecture Notes

Some personal favorites that haven't gotten a mention yet: two of the early notes from Phil Goldstein..."Notions", and the SAM 1978 Convention Lecture notes; Pit Hartling's delightful "Little Green Lecture Notes"; and Ortiz's wonderful "Darwin's Theories" notes. All fil...
by Jeremy Greystoke
July 28th, 2003, 6:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's another effect from my lecture notes...
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Here's another effect from my lecture notes...

Originally posted by Randy Campbell: Steve: I can't believe you're just giving these gems away to these ungrateful wretches!! --Randy Campbell Actually, I beg to differ, Randy. Please list me as a very grateful wretch! :) The two items from your lecture notes are really splendid, Steven. Thanks for...
by Jeremy Greystoke
July 28th, 2003, 6:38 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: centre tear
Replies: 42
Views: 4981

Re: centre tear

The Baker technique is well worth studying, since a number of more contemporary approaches use it as a basis. The Osterlind tear is excellent, and Bruce Bernstein has some work that's definitely worthy. My favorite "steal-away" centre tear is the Al Koran handling that's taught in Miller's...
by Jeremy Greystoke
July 1st, 2003, 7:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!
Replies: 62
Views: 5013

Re: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!

Originally posted by Brian Wendell Morton: Okay, NOW I've seen Chris Capehart. ... He did his thing right in front of me, with eight of the full size rings. With no insult to Shoot or his teacher, but if you saw what I saw it's pretty damn obvious who came up with that link and how long it's been a...
by Jeremy Greystoke
June 23rd, 2003, 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Credit Check
Replies: 21
Views: 1666

Re: Credit Check

Originally posted by David Acer: Regarding the Coin In Balloon, I'd be willing to bet cold, hard (Canadian) cash that the plot pre-dates Kenton Knepper's work by at least twenty years. For some reason, the name Richard Osterlind keeps bubbling up in my brain like so much flotsam, but it's entirely ...
by Jeremy Greystoke
June 21st, 2003, 9:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale
Replies: 175
Views: 16052

Re: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale

And please add Strange Ceremonies to the list. To recap, I'd like: Arcade Dreams CardMagic Strange Ceremonies And if by perchance more show up in the excavation: From Witchcraft to Card Tricks and 100% Sankey. Much thanks! Jeremy (<!-- e --><a href="mailto:ekowalsk@radford.edu">ekowalsk@radford.edu<...
by Jeremy Greystoke
June 21st, 2003, 9:01 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale
Replies: 175
Views: 16052

Re: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale

Hi! I previously requested one of the copies of Arcade Dreams. Please add to that a copy of CardMagic and if another copy of 100% Sankey shows up, I'd love to have that, too.

Jeremy

(email: ekowalsk@radford.edu)

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