Alex Pandrea doesn't just do wonderful sleight-of-hand...he changes lives with it. On a recent lecture tour of the U.S., he stopped by The Magic Word's microphone to spend some quality time talking about his magic creations, his playing "NOC" card company, and his performing philosophy. I found it fascinating that he no longer performs magic for paid engagements but prefers to perform when he believes people need the magic in their lives.
This all came about due to a discussion related to the recent rant by Dan Sperry that was seen, heard and discussed by the magic community. Basically, Dan believes that people should be performing rather than just posting their magic on videos filmed in their room. We need to be "out there" performing for real people. You can watch and listen to his Facebook video by Clicking Here or watching the video below. Warning: explicit language.
This video by Dan Sperry contains explicit language.
this is not a memo...more like a mission statement...Posted by Dan Sperry on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time stamps for magic product product reviews (check our Download Store to order):
01:00:42 - "I.D.D." by Christopher Rawlins - Chris Rawlins is back with an offbeat and amazing solution to the classic drawing duplication. As in the classic effect, someone is invited to walk away from the group and draw any shape or thing she likes. You are able to duplicate what she drew with uncanny accuracy.
01:04:00 - "Your Card Is" by Grant Maidment - You have a card selected, signed, this then gets lost in the pack. You produce a set of four of the same cards i.e. - four Jokers. You show the backs to be all blue. One by one each joker turns face up from face down. You then place the four cards in the spectator's hand and ask them to wave their other hand over the cards. One card turns face down. You take the remaining three face up Jokers and show that they have now each turned into a different colour back with the words "YOUR CARD IS" and an arrow written on the back of the cards. When the spectator turns the card in their hand, it is their signed card.
01:05:57 - "Rubber Band Through/In Card box" by Gogo Requiem - A perfect opener for your close up-restaurant, bar or walkaround routine. Great illusion where the rubber band penetrates the card box or goes into the card box.
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