Good Enough

I’m a big fan of the reviews posted on My Lovely Assistant. They are sincere, well considered and well written. From my perspective, they suffer from a little bit of grade inflation, but that’s because I’m a cranky old fart and would rarely give anything more than three stars. On January 9, 2016, a review …

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Can you go home again?

Back in 2003 magic blogging took a turn. The direction was and is subject to debate. If you are Richard Kaufman you think it turned to childish immaturity. Some people felt that the language used in the blog was unnecessary and inappropriate for public consumption. Many, however, in the magic community found it creative and …

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A Real Secret Worth Knowing

If you didn’t know Andrew Musgrave, formerly the proprietor of Ye Olde Magick Blogge, has returned with a new blog. The new one is called The Burnaby Kid. I can’t tell you how happy I/M is to see him back. Andrew is passionate, intelligent, a good writer and he has balls! This makes for a …

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Magic Trick Marketing 102

The Weekly Magic Failure wrote an interesting article recently entitled 10 Rules To Market Magic. Roland was right on point in virtually every instance. It somewhat reminded me of an article I wrote several years ago entitled Fuck Me, I’m A Magician. That article was written towards the end of the Cogitations disaster when I …

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A Favorite Favourite

I’ve often said that Andrew Musgrave over at Ye Olde Magick Blogge writes the most ambitious and intelligent articles on the web (magicwise). He has committed himself, as have several other bloggers, to producing an article per day during 2011. We’ll talk about that later. Right now I want to concentrate on several of his …

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The kid finally gets it right

    Mr. Erland referred to yours truly as venerable in his latest post.  I wasn’t sure if I had been insulted, so I checked the dictionary: Pronunciation: \?ve-n?r(-?)-b?l, ?ven-r?-b?l\ Function: adjective Date: 15th century 1: deserving to be venerated —used as a title for an Anglican archdeacon or for a Roman Catholic who has been …

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