This is revised (we made it English) and republished from the January 25, 2006 edition of Inside Magic.
There are two arguments one must avoid when one attends a magic convention
Both will destroy relationships, hurt feelings, cause resentment, ulcers, and emotional distress
They are the elephant-sized subjects we all pretend are not there
One of those two arguments is “should a great coin magician ever use gimmicked coins?”
Please understand our position from the outset. We have no pride — at all. But that is a family trait
Uncle, Billy “Bats-n-Balls” Hardy worked as a juggler during vaudeville’s heaving death-throws
In an unfortunate and inexplicable juggling accident, Billy sliced off his right ear
Continue reading Gimmicked Coins Can Enhance Even the Best Sleights
We received email word that German Magician Thorsten Strotmann will be live on SWR television this Tuesday from 7:25 to 7:45 pm (European Time).
Curiously, Mr. Strotmann writes that viewers of the show should “pay attention to the onion!”
We think we translated that correctly.
Mr. Strotmann is well-known for his close-up work as well as his Strotmann Magic Lounge in Baden-Württemberg (Southern Germany, near Stuttgart).
Check out Mr. Strotmann’s web site to learn more about this close-up magic showcase and his upcoming run of shows scheduled for October, 2009.
You can get a taste of his excellent work by checking out a couple of the videos posted on his site here.
You may recall Mr. Strotmann received great coverage for his blindfold drive along a precarious mountain road in Austria.
We reported in advance of the stunt. The fact that he is going to be on television this week tells us that he was successful.
You can check out Thorsten’s very cool website. It has also been put into the Inside Magic Links of Fame.