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We stayed in town, and weathered the storm. We are without electricity and fuel. Trying to ride it out. Our infrastructure is shot, but what can you do, right? Huge tree fell on the house.

Thanks for you order and your patience with the communication.

Jimmy, typing on an erratic net connection on iPhone
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Wow Jimmy, I am sorry for what you and your fam (house) had to go through. I really don't know what to say right now... I will be praying for you and your family.

Take care Jimmy


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Best wishes, Jimmy. I hope you and your family are well, and I hope your home gets repaired speedily.

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Good luck, Jimmy. We will pray for you for report.
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the nice thoughts. We are surviving, doing all business on an iPhone. Scavenging ice here and there, but having fun cleaning up and playing tennis. Cold front is making it bearable, if not, in many ways, preferable.

Reading Tolle, "A New Earth," perfect timing!

Thanks for the thoughts, once again, but there are so many so worse off. Thankfully, I'm in the Magellan levitation business now!

Jimmy
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Good to hear your doing OK Jimmy, I was worried about ya until I heard you where playing tennis in the Hurrican (Mr. Elitist!) lol!! ..JK

I hope your house didn't suffer much damage, as your money situation as-well.

I should be reporting on Magellan Master within the next day or 2. The Hurrican must have slowed-up the shipping, as I ordered a week ago today. I am dependant on my USPS man today, hoefully my Magellan will be here within the hours. Smile
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Hi Piz,

You're right, it looks like they're backed up a bit, it should have already been there. I will keep my eyes open on this end for any information. I shipped it out on the 12th, USPS Parcel Post.

Thanks for your patience!

JF
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I was sitting next to Bill Palmer(front row) at the TAOM midnight show.
When Jimmy was floating about 18 inches off of the ground, some lady in the back gasped and shouted, "No Way."
Now, I may not be the best critic. After all, I was blown away the first time I saw a Balducci levitation. But, I grinned big time when I saw this.
Jimmy was kind enough to let me use the levitation. I personally feel that one of the best things about this particular levitation is that it FEELS like you are really floating.
This is a well built apparatus. It is well designed and well thought out
I have discussed with Jimmy the possibility of having one custom made for me.
Father Photius is a magic historian and one of the best magicians that I have ever known. He and I were both very, very impressed.
If you work parlor or stage, this may just be the most bang for the buck that you will ever buy.
The working of this is 100% totally silent.
Jimmy, I think you have a winner on your hands.
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Now there is a new website

http://www.magellanlevitation.com

Thanks,

Jimmy
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Is not my favourite...

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It isn't my favorite either but it is GOOD for platform work. I can leave my BIG heavy levitation at home and still do a levitation at smaller gigs. That reason alone makes it a good prop.

It would be cool to have this in a cape.


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Well, I guess that I can say that it IS my favorite.
1. It is a chore to carry around big levitations. This can be carried in a small duffle bag or case.
2. It is a levitation and not a suspension.
3. It is a silent operation. No music needed.
4. It is not vaporware or hype.
5. It REALLY looks magical when properly performed.
6.I have seen the looks on people's faces. Most levitations/suspensions that I have seen seem to most people like puzzles. This looks MAGICAL.
7.It is affordable.

Just my humble 2 cents.
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I'm glad Jimmy weathered the storm. It was a real booger!

One of my friends said, "Ike was a really bad hurricane, wasn't it?"

I told him, "I went through Carla, Alicia and Ike. I never heard anyone say 'WOW! That was a GREAT Hurricane, wasn't it?'"

Sitting through a hurricane is like riding a roller coaster for 12 hours. Without the fun part, of course!
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Hi all,

I don't think that we're through with the storm, by any means. The after effects of this are huge, especially when the bailout has taken away the focus from our situation, and has almost sent people into a spending freeze, due to the fear of scarcity, due to the economy AND the hurricane recovery. Demand for performers is not great at this time, from what I'm hearing. And, yet, I still picked up a couple of big gigs in the last couple of days. It's weird. I'm feeling vulnerable, even though I picked up two of the biggest bookings that I've had all year! Part of the securing of these bookings has to do with the fact that the agencies promoting these have now both seen the Magellan live, and they're actually selling the act with an emotion that they may not have seen before.

I was scheduled to do 7 shows at the main Houston comedy club, but that was all canceled, due to the hurricane causing a lack of power. I was set to do two-camera shoots during every show to get legitimate video of the harsh angles of the comedy club and the audience response that this receives.

I am up against a lot of unseen forces with this effect, but I'm sure that time and history will vindicate the value of this piece, and the ideas behind it.

Thanks,

Jimmy
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Very good to small places.

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Hey Jimmy,
Comedy Club?
I thought you had to be funny to perform at one of those places.
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I must be a master of comedy, 'cause so few people take this illusion seriouslyl!!!!
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"so few people take this illusion seriously"

It is the way that your eyes cross when people see you rising about a foot and a half off the ground.
I promise you, I will never forget the way that lady cried out,"NO WAY!"
Oh yea, I don't know if you were aware, but the projection screen was on behind you at Midnight Madness.
The light was shining through the cloth. It looked GREAT.
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On Jimmy's latest (I think) video, he is doing this really close up in a living room without the cloth.
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Sorry for the confusion, that video is of me doing a souped up version of Skywalker. I call it Magellan Warlock for promotional purposes only.

JF
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