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David,
Big fan of yours (6'2 280 lb), awesome to have on here. I've notice the mention of your kid(s) in a few of your posts, that's the kinda stuff I wanna hear about. How many kids, and what are their ages, and what do you like to do outside of magic? On that note what kinds of non-magic things might you do in you act for laymen? Oh yeah that's what I wanted to ask you, I've read a lot of the posts that mention your performances for laymen vs magicians, How would you ,kinda, sum up your performance for laymen,such as, style , use of comedy, frame of mind,and just basically having the highest entertainament value? Two more whats is the name of or where can I find the card effect you did on one of the slieght of dave videos where you have ith audience turning over cards per your instructions but theirs aways end up "WRONG"? And last but certianly not least, how did you suck up the dental floss (in the clip with the race with the kids)on the same video? I tried it but it didn't turn out that well, being a grown man the doctor treating me just didn't believe me when I said "I don't know" when asked how it happened, anyway enough about me, I would just really like to know so I can put the whole thing to rest. Again I'm a huge fan.

Thanks,

ADAM
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David I remember meeting your son at Magic Fest about two years ago. He's a very nice young man. I told him we all though his Dad was pretty cool. I'm not sure if he believed me.
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Ron

He knows better.

Adam

Ben is 13 and Anna is 6. I don't have much of a life outside of my family so mostly we just stay home (Yellow Springs, OH) and fart around (litterally) with our 3 dogs and 1cat.

For laymen I'm just some big idiot who does magic tricks. I don't put too much thought into my character or persona-I just try to be myself and let the audience get to know me, and I them. I don't take too much of this stuff seriously and I certainly don't take myself seriously.

I think you are talking about Vernon's Varient. I did a gimmicked version for the TV show in England. Uses 1 double backer. The string trick was shown to me by a French circus performer who Gaeton Bloom was dating years ago. You have to create a lot of suction...as you found out.
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Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Where is that?

I also lived in Ohio. Besides Athens, and Sylvania
Get this...


I lived in Centerville... (the west part of the state)
and
I lived in Westerville... (the center part of the state)

go figure.
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Yellow Springs is between Xenia and Springfield. Not too far from Centerville.
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That's awesome, its still hard to imagine David williamson having kids, I don't have Magic Farm but in Slight of Dave you look way to young to have kids
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There is an actual place called springfield????????????????????? Smile
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David, what was the show called you did over here?

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It was called OperaCadabra. I thought I coined the name, but found out that a local theatre company was using the same name!
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First time I saw the string sucked up trick was by Gus Davenport in England. Jay Marshall, Al Flosso and I went out to his home to visit. He did 17 straight tricks that none of us had ever seen. An amazing guy.
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On 2005-01-04 00:28, David Williamson wrote:
I don't put too much thought into my character or persona-I just try to be myself and let the audience get to know me, and I them. I don't take too much of this stuff seriously and I certainly don't take myself seriously.


David -- this is one of the most amazing things I've read about you! The creation of a performing persona is usually the most difficult part of developing a character, and here you "just did it."

Absolutely astonishing.

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How far is yellow springs from cincinnati, that's where I live but Ive never heard of yellow springs before, I also have grandparents in Mansfield any where close to there?
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Check out a map. I'm 1 hour NE of you. Not far from Dayton.
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Ok, not to far then thanks
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David can I come run sound for you or something at one of your performances for laymen

Please,

Adam
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I get to Yellow Springs every year while working the Ohio Renaissance Festival right outside Cincinnati. It's a lovely town with wonderful little resturants and shops. A great little artsy town. I love it. I have a bunch of friends that live there. Any of you that get a chance check the town out.

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Xenia. That's where some huge tornado was when I was a kid.
I like Ohio.

Is there a magic mecca in Ohio, kind of like the magic castle?
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In a word, no. Although Milt Larson was looking at Cleveland a few years ago for a Magic Castle east.
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On 2005-01-04 00:28, David Williamson wrote:
The string trick was shown to me by a French circus performer who Gaeton Bloom was dating years ago. You have to create a lot of suction...as you found out.


David -

I don't buy a lot of video tapes. I find most of the magic is better if I fast forward through it and I go to sleep during the explanations. However, I somehow got your Dave 2 tape. After that wonderful clip of you and Rocky on Japanese TV, I got through whatever magic trick you explained and imagine my surprise at seeing the clip of your performance at the Baltimore IBM convention. You were doing the dental floss trick and one of the kids assisting you was our then nine year old son George. George (now almost 23)just graduated from college and while he was home for the holidays we played that portion of the tape for him. He stills remembers your crazy show and the transposition of the kids underwear trick as well as trying to suck up the string faster than the little girl you kept assisting.

Thanks for the wonderful memories !!!

Yours is one magic video we will always keep.

Bill
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