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post #196 of 279
^awesome dude, just awesome. That's really cool.


How long have you been doing magic? How long were you doing it before you actually considered yourself a "magician" if you get what I mean?
post #197 of 279
Grats, excellent that your performance was well received! Hope it leads to moar. And also.. pixs or GT..
post #198 of 279
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There are many methods for this old saw (har har har) some of which are very clever. The purpose of this thread isn't really to reveal secrets but if you are interested in those sorts of things I'd recommend the books of master illusion builder Jim Steinmeyer who has published some very readable books about the construction and (highly intriguing) history of tricks like these.

(sorry guys no secret methods will be revealed in this thread)

But can you say what you do with all the corpses afterwards?

Just asking because... umm.... I need some spare... umm... parts... for a umm... project.
post #199 of 279
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^awesome dude, just awesome. That's really cool. How long have you been doing magic? How long were you doing it before you actually considered yourself a "magician" if you get what I mean?
Thanks. I'm approaching my tenth year in magic (aside from the inevitable lapse in the teenage years after discovering sex, drugs and rock'n'roll) and that's a great question about considering myself a "magician," one I was recently discussing with some fellow performers. I'd say I've been a "magician" since I was 16, when I finally started performing for money (silly kid's birthdays and all that) but I was certainly not an artist, or even really a performer. It's only recently that I've really felt like more of an artist, which I think is the important distinction. Anyone who slops some watercolors on a page is a painter, but not everyone is an artist. Honestly last night, was sort of a revelation for me, in the sense that I finally feel I've broken away from the birthday clowns and local shlubs, mostly because of the caliber of the bill I was part of. I'm either going to be successful as a unique and artistic magician or I'll find another career, but I am not going to be doing bar mitzvahs and birthdays the rest of my life. It honestly feels really good saying that, and I absolutely mean it.
post #200 of 279
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Here is an online photo album from the event - I am waiting on my own images. http://essentialeye.com/galleries/A-Barack-cadabra I should be easy to spot - only guy with a pocket square. (I also am wearing a black suit and a black tie and have a bit of unfortunate facial hair) I have already received one big booking as a result of being seen there, and we raised over 21,000 dollars that night!
post #201 of 279
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Here is an online photo album from the event - I am waiting on my own images.

http://essentialeye.com/galleries/A-Barack-cadabra

I should be easy to spot - only guy with a pocket square. (I also am wearing a black suit and a black tie and have a bit of unfortunate facial hair)

I have already received one big booking as a result of being seen there, and we raised over 21,000 dollars that night!

Damn magic man, you really are a Jew.
Very cool though. Glad you're gettin some other exposure too.
post #202 of 279
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Here is an online photo album from the event - I am waiting on my own images.

http://essentialeye.com/galleries/A-Barack-cadabra

I should be easy to spot - only guy with a pocket square. (I also am wearing a black suit and a black tie and have a bit of unfortunate facial hair)

I have already received one big booking as a result of being seen there, and we raised over 21,000 dollars that night!

Looked like fun!! Wish i could have been there...!

I'm looking at picture 10 of your slide show, and it looks as if you have some chalk or powder on your suit! Magic really does get dirty, doesn't it?? Unless I'm dumb and it's actually not there..
post #203 of 279
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Easy to see pictures:









I will be doing a public show in DC late December at the Historic Sixth and I, check back for more information.
post #204 of 279
go matthew lesko
post #205 of 279
Who's the guy dressed like he's from those free money commercials?
post #206 of 279
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Who's the guy dressed like he's from those free money commercials?
He is the genuine article. Mr. Lesko was a delightful person, as was his wife and son. I have to say, despite the rather loud pattern, his suit was very well-tailored. He lives in Rockville, MD incidentally.
post #207 of 279
Hope you lit a candle and drank a tall, slow bourbon Friday night.
post #208 of 279
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I have to say, despite the rather loud pattern, his suit was very well-tailored.

I guess the Riddler-pattern isn't very popular in ready-to-wear.
post #209 of 279
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I feel very validated.

The high-end restaurant that I was in negotiations with for a regular performance gig, that had said they would have "loved to have me in better economic times," turned out to be telling the truth as they just shuttered their doors.
post #210 of 279
Bump. We want the video in here.
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