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"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Hi christopher,if you want to know what they think about this beatiful routine go to here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=115
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Gracias!
I couldn't find a thread on it.
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That's one routine that deserves either a re post or a bump of the old!
Doesn't matter how many times I watch it I find something new and interesting every time!
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Hehe this post looks familiar somehow
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Ricky has taken two or three steps further the historical approach initiated by Jhonny Thompson.
His ability at writing interesting scripts is proven once again and his showmanship is outstanding. His routine is the live demonstration that, when magic is properly shared with the audience, people don't even think of trying to understand the methods. They are just sharing the experience of something deeply magical. The cause of the effects, the sleights and secret moves, do not count any more.
Thus his cups and balls are done... by magic.
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Perhaps the cause is not of interest when the effect is framed in a way which furthers the larger narrative - and that narrative is of interest to the audience.
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Pith-master,

That is the best post I've read on the Café.
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I just saw this performance in LA. I love the gasps from the audience, especially from the final loads. But what really makes it magical is the perfect melding of patter and actions.
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Sublime.
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Great performance! I'd love to see him live...
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Only one word to describe that routine by Ricky Jay and that word is "Wow." That was the best C&B routine that I have ever seen, even if I did not hear a word that was being said since I am Hearing Impaired, it was really fun watching.

I am now more inspired to work on my own C&B, thanks to Ricky Jay.

Sincerely
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On 2008-08-07 02:12, madkiki wrote:
Only one word to describe that routine by Ricky Jay and that word is "Wow." That was the best C&B routine that I have ever seen, even if I did not hear a word that was being said since I am Hearing Impaired, it was really fun watching.

I am now more inspired to work on my own C&B, thanks to Ricky Jay.

Sincerely
Madkiki


There is another very visual routine which you may want to watch which is Tommy Wonder's routine. The patter is not as meaningful as Ricky's one but visual it is.
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Ricky, Tommy, and now Kent Gunn, David Regal, Jason Latimer and now Antonio Romero. Another break through was one of the Flicking Finger's group and Johnny (I don't call him Ace) Palmer. All at the tope of the heap.
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I have seen Tommy Wonder's and Jason Latimer, but I still like Ricky Jay's the best. Just saw Antonio Romero and enjoyed that as well, his routine like Jason Latimer appear to be very unique from the classic C&B routines. I only say this from the little experience that I have viewing other people's work.

Keep in mind that patter never reaches my damaged ears, so everything is going through my eyes only. Oooppps, almost everything is going through my eyes, I sometimes forget that Magic is deceptive to the eyes.

Gazzo is another great performer, but to be able to enjoy his routine you would have to have normal hearing since 90% of his routine is "Patter." Obviously this does not bode well with my deafness. I do admire his awsome ability to entertain a crowd for 45 minutes with a short simple C&B routine, but if I was one with the crowd I would be falling asleep waiting for him to get to the C&Bs itself.

Cannot speak for Kent Gunn or David Regal because I have not seen their routine yet, but I would love to see them and many others.

Keep the Magic rolling.
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Kent's will fool you. It is on you tube. Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fNO3obSA7M

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 1:28pm
Here's a BAD version of Regal's idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGAqj2UzfZg

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 1:40pm
Here is a very dear friend with an unusual routine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh6_jZ9L9n0
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On 2008-08-08 13:28, Pete Biro wrote:
Here's a BAD version of Regal's idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGAqj2UzfZg


Oh yeah, LOVED his "tip over" moves. Smile
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Short and sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKxkma0-gxc&NR=1
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[quote]On 2008-08-08 13:41, Dave V wrote:
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Oh yeah, LOVED his "tip over" moves. Smile


Studying the C&Bs during a summer in Bordeaux with Christian Fechner, I discovered that the Tip Over move was described in a little booklet published in 1902 by Jean Caroly which also included what has now been named by Ed Marlo the Spider Grip Vanish (in 1902 Ed Marlo was extremely small). Not bad for a small book...
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Tell me, how is my friend Fechner doing these days? Every time we got to Paris he was away on a movie location.
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