Originally Posted by oDD_LotS
I used to know a good bit of sleight of hand, but I've really slacked off. I identified with what you said earlier about trying to leave behind the world of birthday parties.
The magician at the local shop (who's actually a published and well-known magic author) said the same about the book (he referred to it as hellishly boring, I believe), but I feel like I need to read it if only to understand the context and references of EVERY CARD WORKER EVER! Every book I have says "refer to Erdnase" or (in the case of coins) "as taught by Bobo".
I'll definitely take your suggestions!
Check out Giobbi's Card College Lite. Roberto Giobbi wrote a very comprehensive 5-volume work entitled Card College, and recently released the condensed Card College Lite, which is a great modern way to learn some sleight of hand.
Card magic is a huge area of the literature though, so coins are much easier. Bobo is an important historical (and affordable) reference point, but Kaufman's Coin Magic is more modern and clearly written. Between those and mabey some David Roth or Al Schneider you will be set on coins.
Originally Posted by whacked
^ Should you be Hypnotist now instead? Nice to hear about the cruise deal, good stuff.
I do have a question about magic: how do I do the trick in my avatar(<---)? Not the throwing up part, that I can handle just fine.
Ahh...this is an effect best accomplished by what we romantically refer to as "chemical magic." Local statutes forbid me from giving you the specifics so I would direct you to forum favorite, the Dutch T4phage.
Originally Posted by holymadness
Who is the longhair next to Lesko? It looks androgynous, but in spite of the earring and feminine features, the flat chest, adam's apple, and hint of 5 o'clock shadow indicate that it's actually male. The oh-so-ironic post-Obama campaign t-shirt aside, is that a blazer with a hoodie attached to it?
Ahh, that is Lesko's son. a really nice guy who was working for the Obama campaign. My only complaint with him is he was indeed wearing a blazer with an attached hood. Other than that, a complete gentleman.