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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby jjsanvert » August 4th, 2008, 11:28 am

This new Dai Vernon issue is - outstanding. This issue plus the "Revelation" book are the best things I read in a very long time.
What is great in the "Reminiscences in Sleight of Hand with Dai Vernon" section in Genii is that Richard just wrote the exact words Vernon used in the tapes. And Vernon had a very specific way of talking: it is just like I heard the Professor. Absolutly great job Richard!!

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby dellai » August 4th, 2008, 1:23 pm

I'm still waiting in switzerland for the august issue. But I can't wait anylonger (I'm so excited for this issue)

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Postby Michel Andenmatten » August 4th, 2008, 1:25 pm

same here :-)

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Postby Q. Kumber » August 4th, 2008, 4:10 pm

Arrived today in Manchester, England. Shouldn't take much longer to get to Switzerland.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 4th, 2008, 7:47 pm

Hey Matt, good to meet you in Louisville. And all you guys who are beating your brains out trying to learn Charlie Miller's Cascade Control, Matt does it perfectly. And he's 13.
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Postby JR Russell » August 5th, 2008, 10:56 pm

Arrived today in Brussels... :grin:
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Postby Green Skittle » August 6th, 2008, 10:08 am

Arrived today in the UK. Thanks for the great issue and also for the Erdnase .pdf file.

I now have access to Erdnase anywhere in the world thanks to the wonders of modern technology!

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Postby Zig Zagger » August 6th, 2008, 5:29 pm

Arrived today in Germany. Great Vernon picture!
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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Matt Richman » August 6th, 2008, 6:31 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Hey Matt, good to meet you in Louisville. And all you guys who are beating your brains out trying to learn Charlie Miller's Cascade Control, Matt does it perfectly. And he's 13.


Thanks, that really means a lot to me.

To you guys that are trying to learn it,

I will be in the October issue of Reel Magic Quarterly describing the move in detail.

EDIT: My mom just pointed out to me that this could be considered advertising. Richard, if you see it as that, please feel free to remove this post.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 7th, 2008, 2:56 am

Matt, as you can see, people tout all kinds of stuff on here.
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Postby Matthew Field » August 7th, 2008, 5:49 am

Arrived in England on Wednesday the 6th. Postman did not steal the DVD!

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Postby Matt Richman » August 7th, 2008, 8:19 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Matt, as you can see, people tout all kinds of stuff on here.


What do you mean?

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Postby Joe Pecore » August 7th, 2008, 8:28 pm

He said what you did was fine Matt!
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Postby Matt Richman » August 7th, 2008, 10:20 pm

Joe Pecore wrote:He said what you did was fine Matt!


Is that what "tout" means?

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Postby Joe Pecore » August 7th, 2008, 10:37 pm

tout = someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
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Postby Matt Richman » August 7th, 2008, 11:47 pm

Joe Pecore wrote:tout = someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way


I understand now. Richard basically said it was okay for me to say that.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 8th, 2008, 1:55 am

Matt, you can say anything you want. Performing Charlie Miller's control perfectly when you are 13 gives you a free pass.
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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Matt Richman » August 8th, 2008, 7:36 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Matt, you can say anything you want. Performing Charlie Miller's control perfectly when you are 13 gives you a free pass.


Haha, and thanks again.

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Steve Bryant » August 8th, 2008, 10:28 am

Matt's execution of this control is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen (or more correctly not seen - it doesn't seem possible that the card is controlled) and was a real highlight of the IBM/SAM convention. You guys are in for a treat if you get to see this on Reel Magic.

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Postby Matt Richman » August 8th, 2008, 2:57 pm

Steve Bryant wrote:Matt's execution of this control is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen (or more correctly not seen - it doesn't seem possible that the card is controlled) and was a real highlight of the IBM/SAM convention. You guys are in for a treat if you get to see this on Reel Magic.


When did you see me do it?

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Steve Bryant » August 8th, 2008, 3:53 pm

More than once, mostly when hanging with Racherbaumer.

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Matt Richman » August 8th, 2008, 5:07 pm

Steve Bryant wrote:More than once, mostly when hanging with Racherbaumer.


Oh, okay. Please don't take it personally that I couldn't remember when I showed it to you. I must have done at at least 25 times a day...

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Andy Galloway » August 9th, 2008, 7:18 pm

Jonathan,

I have just received the August Genii and read with some interest the interview with Dai Vernon. I naturally agree with his opinion of The Ramsay Legend, but there are a couple of his comments which puzzle me. He stated that "John Ramsay was not technically clever except with thimbles", then goes on to say how he fooled all the experts with The Cylinder & Coins. Anyone who has tried to master this effect as written will know that it is anything but easy and John could execute it perfectly. This seems to contradict Dai`s statement, especially if you also take into account the other Ramsay coin routines and The Cups & Balls, Cards To Pocket,Triple Restoration etc. John always tried to conceal his skill by making his sleights appear as natural as possible in keeping with his personality and the shape of his hands, which were not what the layman and even some magicians looked like they were adaptable to manipulation. "Be natural" was the advice that Vernon repeated often in his lectures and writings and maybe he inadvertantly paid Ramsay the highest compliment. Finally, Houdini could not have seen Ramsay perform The Cylinder & Coins as he died eight years before John made his first trip to the USA. Even when he was pushing ninety, Dai had a remarkable memory, but obviously on this occasion he got Houdini confused with someone else.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 9th, 2008, 11:39 pm

Andy, I was also puzzled by Vernon's remark, but it does coincide in one sense with Ramsay's own opinion that he was "best" with thimbles. Obviously Ramsay's technical prowess with other items must have been great if he fooled them all with the Cylinder and Coins as you point out. And it's also true that Ramsay could not have performed for Houdini unless Houdini saw him in London or Scotland.

However, I decided to print Vernon's remarks as he made them because they represented, mistakes and all, the type of thing he said as he said it.
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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Andy Galloway » August 12th, 2008, 7:50 am

Richard,
John Ramsay saw Houdini perform several times and while he was impressed with his showmanship, did not rate him highly as a magician. The nearest they came to meeting was when John paid a visit to Will Goldston in his London premises and bought a bound volume of Houdini`s Conjuror`s Monthly Magazine. Goldston said that he expected the great man anytime and he would get him to sign the item. Unfortunately John had to leave to catch a train backhome and the opportunity was gone.
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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Rick Ruhl » October 5th, 2008, 2:14 pm

Richard,

(Bringing this thread back to life, sorry! LOL).

Would you consider releasing the Vernon interview that you did in MP3 or some other audio format. I'd love to hear Vernon say the words that you wrote down. For some of us, this is the closest we're ever going to get to the Profesior.

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Magic Randy » October 5th, 2008, 3:39 pm

Rick Ruhl wrote:Richard,

(Bringing this thread back to life, sorry! LOL).

Would you consider releasing the Vernon interview that you did in MP3 or some other audio format. I'd love to hear Vernon say the words that you wrote down. For some of us, this is the closest we're ever going to get to the Profesior.



Great idea...

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Postby David Thomas » November 2nd, 2008, 10:29 pm

Me three.

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Rick Ruhl » November 3rd, 2008, 12:31 pm

I talked to Richard about this, and there just isnt enough hours in a day to allow him time to do this.

However if he had 20,000 Genii subscribers, then he would be able to have time, since he can hire more people to do thing.

Let's all help him get to 20,000!!!!

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 3rd, 2008, 12:38 pm

It takes how long to transfer a tape to MP3?

Perhaps the guy who does the Magic Newswire would be up for that?
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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Rick Ruhl » November 3rd, 2008, 1:45 pm

Jon, it's the editing part. I was in radio for years and years and editing an interview as long as the one Richard did with Vernon would take quite a while, even with today's technology.

Dub multiple tapes to mutiple mp3s, edit the mp3s, combine the mp3s, then release the combined MP3.

Better than the old days of cutting tape, but still a very time consuming project.

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Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 3rd, 2008, 3:53 pm

Okay - so release it as an "unplugged" or similar.

What's the issue with releasing the audio as recorded?


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