ADDED THIS MONTH OF AUGUST 2017:
Hi all, well it’s that time, the time for the big upload. Some really cool things this month, but let me say that the hardest -and most fun- work was the CONUS ACES (over an hour of explanation alone, and the TUNED DECK, just because of the extreme detail. These are two real world routines that I have performed many many times over the years. At the same time the simple stuf,f like the string trick, is a killer :)
I’ve been prepping and launching my new one man show this month and will soon be posting stuff about it, from it, and taking you behind the scenes to discuss what has been a rather difficult and crazy process. As a bonus I have a surprise, one that’s been requested a great deal, at the end of this update.
I will be at MAGIC LIVE this year, please come say hi, I’ll let you all know via this site if I’m able to organize a little get together, it would be fun.
WITHIN THE STAND UP MAGIC CATEGORY
I’ve reorganized the silk magic into its own playlist, within the STAND UP MAGIC category.
It’s called Silk Magic on Stage, and added to that section are four items
Jack Chanin’s handling for the Color Changing Silk Routine - a great addition to my other handling.
Hanky Rise the easiest rising card you’ll ever do, perfect for kids or adults
Gibson’s Rising Card THRU Hanky, perfect for the cabaret or stage, a love visual but of iCandy
Drinks From Hanky - The perfect way to produce a shot of Vodka
As well as The Best Damn CCSilk Routine, Silklub which are already there.
ALSO IN THE STAND UP MAGIC CATEGORY, UNDER STAND UP CARDS, I’ve added two awesome routines.
CONUS ACES: A thorough, in depth teach in on the great Conus Aces. Over 100 years old and easily one of the first real JAZZ MAGIC card routines. Perfect for stage audiences from 1 to 1000. Broken down into three lessons A) THE INTRO: which comes with my live performance at the world famous Magic Castle. B) MAIN METHODS: Every move, sequence and bit of business you need to know to pull this off without a hitch. Next month I’ll add C) THE CONUS BIG FINISH - The Brilliant ending, often ignored by present day magicians. I’ll also add a video from C2P about the Palm and Recovery routine, next month too which is very appropriate to this lesson. Don't miss the Histed stuff… it’s gold.
LEIPZIG’S FAMOUS CARD STAB: Nate Leipzig would bring the house down with this effect, in a spotlight, on a stage surrounded by spectators. A brilliant anytime, anywhere, any deck method, I get into the nitty gritty details of method and presentation to make this work CLOSE UP OR ON STAGE.
A NEW CATEGORY CALLED CARD STABS has been added, this will contain a ton of brilliant methods for, yes, The Card Stab, and variations on that theme. I’ve done my trademark research and curated the best methods. Starting with three different routines: A) The Leipzig Famous Card Stab, B) Garcia’s Double Stab and my own C) Ultimate Stab, a routine that I often use as a hands off impossible encore for his Castle Act. MUCH MORE TO COME ON THIS TOPIC.
IN THE DICK TURPIN SECTION: I’ve added awesome vintage footage off Dick demonstrating his Bill in Orange routine and handling. The ultimate impromptu miracle, borrow a bill, an orange and an envelope and you’re on your way. Following the classic footage are my own thoughts and memories of that trick, and Dick Turpin, PLUS an extra tidbit that’s a real gem.
In the SIMPLE TRICKS - NO CARDS ALLOWED category, I’ve added THE BEST DAMN CUT AND RESTORED STRING TRICK. Want the perfect cut and restored string trick? Want something where the magic happens in the spectators own hands? Want something where nothing is added or stolen, so there is literally nothing to catch and everything can be examined? This classic effect is considered by many to be the quintessential method. Plus I’ve added a little convincer…
In the new ADVANCED CARD MAGIC category is a full detailed expose of the Ralph W. Hull masterpiece THE TUNED DECK: The most brilliant collection of impossible card locations. If you're ever challenged to find cards under stringent conditions, this series of mind blowing locations will gain you a reputation as a master.
Also in the ADVANCED CARD MAGIC section is a routine called CHALLENGE ACES: Often used by me as an intro to the Conus Aces, this sequence will have them convinced you are a master mechanic.
NOTE: The Advanced Card Magic category is not only real sleight of hand stuff but also top shelf professional self working tricks that require a bit more focus to learn. Focus that will pay off big time.
Within the ESSENTIAL CARD MOVES category I’ve added a new PLAYLIST - Multiple Card Locations - here I’m collecting various methods for controlling more than one chosen card at a time. I’ve added a new location, the DOUBLE PEEK CONTROL, and also put the Valtrol in that category too.
As promised the fifth method for The Signed Card Prediction plot inside the MENTALISM category (under THE SIGNED CARD PREDICTION). It’s called ALBAKA and it is my favorite method, PLUS I’ve added extra tips and presentation handling.
In the C2P category, I’ve added more to C2P UNDERGROUND - THE NEWELL UNFRIED INTERVIEW - PART TWO: In this part, Newell talks about Larry Jennings and his classic Travellers methods - fascinating stuff as well as his chat about Barry Price and his amazing holdout.
Also in C2P I’ve added PALMING PT. THREE: Four fantastic techniques for invisibly BOTTOM PALMING cards, come on you know you want to learn it. There’s 1) ZINGONE BOTTOM PALM (a thing of beauty), 2) EXTRA BOTTOM PALMS - SOME UNKNOWN, 3) DOC DALEY’S BOTTOM PALM, and 4) THE DELAYED BOTTOM PALM.
In the EASY CARD TRICKS section I’ve added two lovely quickies called 1) ACES THROUGH BODY and 2) HUGARD DECK VANISH. Both impromptu miracles.
AND FINALLY! This is really interesting, just from a development point of view. In the C2P Category, I’ve uploaded CARDS TO POCKET PERFORMANCES PART THREE.
First is my own C2P performance from a few years back at the MAGIC CASTLE. I love this trick as you know, but following that performance is NEW footage of my Cards To :Pocket performance from LAST SUNDAY! I just opened my new ONE MAN SHOW called DECEPTIONS at a venue called BLACK RABBIT ROSE, in Hollywood. It’s a beautiful, intimate nightclub with a tiny stage. I close the show with TEN CARDS TO POCKET, no really I do! Here then, is my most recent live show ever and the C2P routine, which has developed, a LOT. It is built up during the entire show, the crowd is given CONTEXT, something I think is missing in a lot of magic, and therefore it has a greater impact when I finally perform it. I will also upload the performance to the CARDS ON STAGE playlist as it’s a perfect example of that genre. Those studying my C2P material will recognize a lot of the stuff from there. This footage will only be up for this month.
So there you go, a ton of new stuff, over 20 new items. Not bad right? Please spread the word and help this project to grow, in order to keep this going at this rate of growth we will need support from the magic community.