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Topic: SEARCH and DESTROY featuring the NOWHERE PASS from Aaron Fisher
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Nov 30, 2009 01:04AM)

[b]What The Audience Sees:[/b]

[i]ĒWell, itís good to see Jamie back on track, man. He had a bad stretch there for a while but last week he took us to the bridge with that Coin and Chapstick magic, and this week, %#^#, this week he had us all haviní the time of our lives with this card trick he pulled off. He took the two Kings out of the deck right, and he had me select a card. I put it back, but with a snap of his hands- BOOM, it was between the two Kings!

Then he took it to the next level! He gave the deck to Angry Bob and said that A.B was going to do the magic! He had Big Ted select a card and put it back, and then he gave the deck to A.B. The two Kings were put back in near the ends of the deck but after A.B. said his magic word of ďGo ^#&& yourself,Ē the Kings got closer together! He did it again, and this time the Kings were side by side in the deck with only one card in between them- Big Tedís!!! It was awesome! Angry Bob dropped the cards in astonished disgust and Big Ted started to rub his knees with his elbow! Me? I just freaked the %$^$ out!!!Ē[/i]

[b]How It Went:[/b]

Iím starting over. Iím talking about my Card Magic here. I think Iím done with special decks, custom cards, etc. I just canít deal with it all anymore. I keep losing track of what does what, lol! So Iím starting over. Every card trick I want to do now needs to be done with a regular deck that I can leave with the specs. Thatís my plan. And I want to do strong magic. Really strong magic. Paul Vigilís Diplopia is on my list definitely (look for that in the next couple of weeks) as is Kostya Kimlatís Roadrunner Cull. This week though? Aaron Fisherís SEARCH and DESTROY (featuring the NOWHERE PASS). And it fit the bill to a ďTĒ. A regular deck, with awesome sleight of hand, that can be done for the spectators and left with the spectators- both the memory and the deck itself- thatís what Iím talking about.

It was a great Friday. SEARCH and DESTROY is simply a great routine (not a card trick, but a routine). If you perform professionally, youíll know what I mean here when I say that finding a solid four minutes is a hard thing to do. But this effect held it! Itís entertaining and held the attention all day. What was funny was that people were pretty amazed at the first phase, where their card is found between the Kings, alone. When I told them that they were going to do it, they were simply rapt. When the cards keep moving closer together, people really couldnít believe it and by the time we hit the last reveal, they were on the edge of their toes (I always perform standing).

People truly love card magic. I firmly believe that. It just needs to be engaging. I think that the attention span of the audience nowadays is fairly short unless you can convince them, right off the bat, that youíre worth their time. And the way SEARCH and DESTROY is laid out, youíre able to do that. Sheer awesomenss.

[b]Best Lines:[/b]

[b][i]ĒLol, Donít give those cards to me Magic Man, I canít do %$$Ö Ö I DID IT! I DID IT!Ē[/b][/i]
~Sometimes a happy spectator makes a brilliant magician. Not the other way around.

[b][i]ĒOOH OOH OOH ooh ya ya ya!Ē[/i][/b]
~I donít know what joyous song this person started singing, but it was catchy. Ooh ooh oohÖ

[b]Angry Bob Rating:[/b]

For those of you reading this article for the first time, Angry Bob is a co-worker who has an understanding of some magic because his uncle was a magician. Angry Bob knows that TTís exist, for example, but he has no desire to become a magician himself. He also has an anger management problem that can be experienced first hand if he canít figure out how a trick is done. A high rating means he has no idea.

[b]5/5[/b]. He dropped the cards, lol. It was so funny. Well, he more like threw them, lol. Either way, he was ^^#^&&#. And fooled.

[b]My Rating:[/b]

[i]Magic Friday Approved[/i]!

You know, I knew Aaron Fisher by name but hadnít seen any of his work. I had heard of his book ďThe Paper EngineĒ but for whatever reason, I thought he was a knucklebusting, card ninja, serious kind of guy. I was wrong! He came across as a funny, cool, super fantastic performer. An awesome surprise. Needless to say, Iíll be picking up whatever heís offering next. I think thatís important- find a performer you like, and support them. After all, heís already helped me (without knowing it probably) all day Friday, lol. You know a nice thing someone said to me on Friday? [i]ďJamie, thank you for that.Ē[/i] That says it all. So Aaron, thanks for this.

[b]The JDG Tip:[/b]

[url=http://magicfriday.blogspot.com/2009/11/search-and-destroy-featuring-nowhere.html]Read it here![/url]

[b]The iTricks Idea:[/b]

[url=http://itricks.com/reviews/2009/11/search-and-destroy-featuring-the-nowhere-pass-from-aaron-fisher/]Read it here![/url]

[b]Closing Thoughts:[/b]

Things are going really well these days! Keep an eye out here in the next while because Iíve got some great stuff coming up- I canít wait!

[b]Have a Great Week Everyone![/b]

Jamie D. Grant