The Magic Caf
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The August 2009 entrée: Michael Vincent » » Magic Magazine Review August 2009 » » TOPIC IS LOCKED (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Eric Jones
View Profile
V.I.P.
Director of Product Development
2101 Posts

Profile of Eric Jones
I just wanted to say that while I respect Mr. England's work, I felt he spent entirely too much time devoted to what hee felt were negative aspects of your most recent offering to the magic fraternity. I felt as though the review focused on one particular routine, and a qoute from another and basically dismissed the remaining 90%.

I know I don't know the entire story and was wondering, Mr. Vincent, if you were contacted about your multiple selection routine or the Bosco qoute prior to the writing of the review? I just fear this review may unfairly deter those who may have interest in your new DVD set and it doesn't seem you've had an opportunity to defend your position after having your morals challenged publicly in the magazine. If I am wrong, about anything, I offer an apology in advance. Again, I am a fan of both MR. Vincent and Mr. England, and just wonder what's up with that?
“We're two tigers away from an act in Vegas.” Greg House M.D.
<BR>
<BR>http://www.ericjonesmagic.com
michaelvincent
View Profile
V.I.P.
567 Posts

Profile of michaelvincent
Hello Eric

So good to hear from you and I hope you are well.

Are you attending the MAGIC LIVE Convention?

If you are, then I look forward buying you a beer and we can discuss this very interesting topic face to face.

God bless my friend and thanks

Mike

Ps

No apology required
Magic for the 21st Century
"Why be mediocre, when you have excellence as an option"

Mastering Magic

Elegant Decpetions

Learning Tools

The All Cards Blog

The Vincent Academy of Magic
newguy
View Profile
Elite user
401 Posts

Profile of newguy
I watched the DVD's and was struck by the same imitation without credit.

One would think that performers who aspire to be something special would want to stay as far away as they could from the material of other professionals in the field.

The danger is that there are those who witness an inspirational performance like Mr. Jay's and and walk away inspired to imitate the performance they have just seen instead of elevate the standard of quality to which they hold themselves.

Those in the know are disappointed in Mr. Vincent's imitation.

I wonder if he cares enough to remedy the situation or if he will choose the path of the lower orders?

Here's to hoping his level of ethics and personal pride rise to the level of his technical skill and performing ability.
michaelvincent
View Profile
V.I.P.
567 Posts

Profile of michaelvincent
Gentleman,

I want to acknowledge you all for your considerations concerning this specific matter. Like you all, I have been giving this a lot of thought because it is very important to me.

I have a number of things I feel I must share with the community, not just the Café members but to our global community.

Firstly, I hold my hands up and acknowledge the fact that I acted with poor judgement regarding this matter.

I am big fan of Ricky Jay and have been since childhood. I hadn’t consciously realized how much of an influence has had on me but I accept the fact that he has. If I could go back to the beginning of the year and start this whole process again, I would not included the routine in question on my DVD.

This lack of authenticity on my part has cast a shadow over my DVD, (a DVD which I am very proud of), that I accept responsibility for. My desire to share and share openly blinded me to acting with correct judgment. Being only human, I made a mistake which I am disappointed in myself for.

This experience has forced me to evaluate my stand and what sort of person in magic I want to be from this moment on. My goal is to present beautiful magic in nice way for people to enjoy. Who I am as a possibility is someone who loves magic with a passion, celebrates the great work of others while striving to fulfill my own quest for mastery and artistic excellence on my own terms, this is the new possibility I have set for myself.

Thank you all again, for your considerations and I hope my response to this matter gives everyone who reads this an insight into how I feel about it and the new intentions that I now intend to live by.

Michael Vincent
Magic for the 21st Century
"Why be mediocre, when you have excellence as an option"

Mastering Magic

Elegant Decpetions

Learning Tools

The All Cards Blog

The Vincent Academy of Magic
Andi Peters
View Profile
Inner circle
1330 Posts

Profile of Andi Peters
WOW, Michael is THE most stand up guy in magic.

You really are a great example for the rest of us to follow.

I, for one, will be a close follower of all your future work. I hope one day to be able to meet you and shake your hand. I am proud to be able to call you my 'virtual' mentor.

Andi
truthteller
View Profile
Inner circle
2586 Posts

Profile of truthteller
I think Michael Vincent's reply should put the matter to rest. It takes courage to acknowledge mistakes and I - the guy labeled the 'magic police' by many - wish more people would handle these situations in the professional manner as demonstrated here.
russ stevens
View Profile
Special user
Russ Stevens
571 Posts

Profile of russ stevens
Well done Michael! I think your actions speak volumes about you as a person and show the man that people close to you know. I just wish others had the same honesty and integrity.

See you at Magic Live.

Best,
Russ
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The August 2009 entrée: Michael Vincent » » Magic Magazine Review August 2009 » » TOPIC IS LOCKED (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2022 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.02 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL