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Single malt and honey is the cure so I’m told. All the best Michael. Get well soon.
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Any new updates?
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I had filming booked in for last Tuesday but rather clumsily managed to stab a craft knife into my thumb on that very morning whilst searching through a box. Whilst the wound was small it was quite deep and wouldn’t stop bleeding which wouldn’t have made for good viewing ha ha

All is healing nicely and I have a full days filming booked in for this Tuesday and so I am hoping to edit and release next week Smile

Best Wishes Michael
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Thanks for the update.
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Hope you’re healing up ok
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The wait will be worth it. I do own and have purchased lots of Michaels stuff but every so often he surprises me with something. I suppose since it was Christmas he felt a need to send me Fragment and I'm glad he did.

I first watched the performance video and around each corner I thought, Oh when am I going to see the move? Never saw the move. I then thought, how the heck is he going to pull this off. Well, he did.

I then of course watched the explanation vid. Wow. Well within even my limited card handling ability. Every aspect is covered. No matter what they say.

You all will really like this one, I believe. It will work 100% of the time. Any deck, even a less than complete deck. Doesn't matter. It will work. They shuffle....haha

I don't think it will matter how many times you watch the performance I don't believe you will catch anything. (unless you're "one of those")

Can't wait for release date. Hang in there. Michael has never disappointed.

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On Jan 12, 2020, celebrity wrote:
I had filming booked in for last Tuesday but rather clumsily managed to stab a craft knife into my thumb on that very morning whilst searching through a box.


Yikes! The first thing I ever published featured pictures of me wearing a thumb tip that wasn't used in the effect, because I had done that very same thing. Get well soon!
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Now’s the time for Ran Pinks Cut Smile
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Michael was kind enough to let me have a go at this. First and foremost this is Michael Murray, so you know he's put thought into it and that it's good. He was also very insistent on making sure I road-tested it before commenting on it. You gotta appreciate that.

It's great. And one of the highest compliments I can say about this is that it's got a vibe of "Dai Vernon" to it (to me that's a compliment anyway). Organic, well-thought out and (in the right hands) a stunner. But first let me get the negatives out of the way as there were a few.

For one, while the start isn't exactly procedural, you'll want to entertain your audience while you begin/go through the first part of the trick. I was glad to see Michael talking during this part and it flew by just fine. It's minor, and most wouldn't care. Second, he makes a presentation choice I didn't like, and frankly, doesn't make sense to me. I think I told him my thoughts on it (I can't remember, and if not, sorry Michael). But in essence, there's a point where the effect requires a statement to the spectator about knowing their card, and to elevate this beyond a "mere card trick" and move more into really doing what you're saying (using intuition, hunches, reading queues, plus that little bit of "magic") there's something I choose to present differently, and maybe I'm biased, but I like my approach better. That said, my change is subtle (I act unsure, hesitant, then say I want to do even more and double down and that they should hang tight. Kind of a "try big, then win big or lose big". In other words, I don't know their card 100%, but want to give it a shot anyway, justifying my double down into the next phase).

The good. It's easy, fun and impressive. The first time I watched it (and I noticed, and laughed, when I saw John say the same thing), it flew by me, yet going back thinking I "knew" where/when to look if my hunch was right, he still got me. In the end, it turns out I was right but missed the critical part because it's so simple and innocent. It fooled me. Well played sir.

This trick is not knuckle-busting at all, and in fact if some things trouble you, there are alternatives (absolutely as good, too). The main strengths of this are the fact that it's organic, impromptu (you can borrow a deck, including if it isn't full), and YOU make it worth it. That, to me, is his biggest strength. You're getting two pieces of information right and proving it. It's a stunner.

Any performer who gets this trick should really think about what they're presenting. I can't stress that enough with most tricks like this. Case in point, when I used my Razor wallet today, I knew the people I was with would be smarter than most audiences since they've seen my magic before, so I led them down the wrong path intentionally by giving a plausible, pseudo explanation (the whole, "I'll say the numbers 1-10, but don't react. Even though you try--here, you guys lean in and watch this, there are always subtle clues--I'll still pick up on things you don't know you're doing") and repeating the process a few times to sell fake tells. In the end, they think I'm an expert lie detector. Ha. Nope. Just a peek. With this trick, you're divining their thoughts and proving it. So you want to act like it and build your presentation around it.

If you're a fan of Michael, you'll love this. If not, you'll love this. I stretched it out a little longer and milked what was taking place, and stunned folks at the coffee shop. And this was after they've already seen my do my t-watch routine. Smile Recommended.

Watch this space when he releases it.
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Very much looking forward to this. His work consistently impresses me and I love his previous thinking with the plot with Recreation, as despite its limitations was so clever yet so simple. Sounds like this may be along those lines but much more practical.
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Many thanks for the kind words gents, I am pleased to hear that you are having fun with it! Filming is all booked in for tomorrow and I have three sets of hands helping me so all should be good.

I promise to stay away from sharp implements too. I will be sure to update everyone how it goes tomorrow and although this isn’t set in stone my aim is to have it edited and released before the week is over.

P.S If anyone wants to reserve judgment and have this performed on them first hand at Blackpool just head over and see me on the MindFX stand Smile

Best Wishes Michael
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I'll be grabbing this, for sure. Michael Murray + something along the lines of Atlas's brilliant 'Crusade'? Yes please!
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On Jan 13, 2020, celebrity wrote:
Many thanks for the kind words gents, I am pleased to hear that you are having fun with it! Filming is all booked in for tomorrow and I have three sets of hands helping me so all should be good.

I promise to stay away from sharp implements too. I will be sure to update everyone how it goes tomorrow and although this isn’t set in stone my aim is to have it edited and released before the week is over.

P.S If anyone wants to reserve judgment and have this performed on them first hand at Blackpool just head over and see me on the MindFX stand Smile

Best Wishes Michael


Given how many "false starts" has happened on the filming of this effect, I fear this may be cursed. But, of course, that only makes me want it *even more*. Smile
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It's worth waiting for.
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Sooooo, the venue called to say the original room was off limits, but provided another. Got there set up and discovered that I had left the camera batteries back at the office. Got caught in a traffic jam, got back to the venue, hit my car door off a wall due to wind, smashed my glasses when I assessed the damage but still managed to get all of the filming done.

Editing starts tomorrow morning, right now I need a rest ha ha

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Good God man!!! Who did you anger??! Smile

(Thanks for the updates, very appreciated)
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Just angry at myself for my own clumsiness ha ha Smile

Will begin editing tomorrow and the footage looks great, just hope the sound is too when I get it in the editing suite but I do have a plan b for that as my ugly mush isn't in shot so I can easy do a voice over if required.

Best Wishes Michael
As a mentalist you must always ask yourself what if! And throughout your life you should seek to ask and answer this question over and over again, only then will your wildest dreams become a reality!

Visit - www.mindfx.co.uk to learn more!
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Michael, thanks for taking the time to keep us informed 👍🏽
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On Jan 14, 2020, celebrity wrote:
Sooooo, the venue called to say the original room was off limits, but provided another. Got there set up and discovered that I had left the camera batteries back at the office. Got caught in a traffic jam, got back to the venue, hit my car door off a wall due to wind, smashed my glasses when I assessed the damage but still managed to get all of the filming done.

Editing starts tomorrow morning, right now I need a rest ha ha

;)


I TOLD you that this was cursed. I can't wait for the next update on what went wrong in the editing. Each update only makes me want this more. Smile
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He caught Turners filming curse, we may have to perform an exorcism:)
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