More than a performer and consultant, Garrett Thomas is an artist. Brought up in an artist family, he talks this week about how he views magic, how it should be presented (i.e. without comedy), and the fallacy in some commonly held axioms (i.e. "a magician is only an actor playing the part of a magician," and "for those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will suffice.")
Garrett also tells us about his earliest memories of going to the Forks Hotel and Eddie Fechter plus his current work at a variety of restaurants in and around Buffalo. He also tells some interesting stories about David Blaine and how he became associated with him.
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:01:56 - Garrett Thomas picks up where we left off from Part One where he continues talking about "Astonishment" then going further into how he looks at magic as an art and that he doesn't feel that comedy should be used in his presentations. He also talks about performing at the famed Forks Hotel outside Buffalo, New York (former home of the annual F.F.F.F. convention) and his consulting work with David Blaine.
01:04:05 - "Chardistry" DVD by Daniel Chard - ten tricks are performed and explained on this DVD that include tricks for the beginner to the advanced (easy to do to knuckle-busting). Recommended.
01:08:19 - "Jump" by Jordan Victoria is a utility gimmick that can be inserted into your Ambitious Card routine or utilized for other startling effects. Poor production value in the online video, but otherwise recommended.
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