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Topic: Steve Spill's new book: I Lie For Money
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 7, 2015 05:56AM)
Magician Steve Spill, he of Magicopolis fame, has a new book out in May about his life and times as a journeyman magician. It's got the poetic symbolic title of [i]I Lie For Money[/i]. If you want to read great stories about being mentored by Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, and Francis Carlyle, and would like to know how he managed to open his own magic theater where he stars nightly, then look out for this entertaining book.

You can read my review of it here, on my daily blog:

Message: Posted by: Kuzushi (Mar 7, 2015 03:38PM)
Nice review on your part. You've piqued my interest for this and it will go on my Amazon wish list. :-)
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 21, 2015 07:13AM)
This past week, I interviewed Steve for WBAI radio and the Pacifica radio network. In the interview, among other things, he talked about his time as a a young teen performing and raising hell with the greats at the Magic Castle. However, in the editing of the piece for general audiences, some of the most interesting parts for magicians necessarily got cut out. You can listen to some of those missing outtakes by going to my blog here:


WBAI should be running the rest of the interview in a couple of weeks from now, and Iíll post it up on the blog after itís broadcast.
Message: Posted by: markmiller (Mar 21, 2015 11:39AM)
That was fun to listen to, thank you.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 29, 2015 11:25AM)
Just a heads-up to let you know that the full interview will be running on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC this Thursday, April 2nd, on the Arts Express show. It will run sometime between 2-3pm EST. (I don't know yet what place in the show the segment will be put. I can give you more info on that later in the week.) The show will be simulcast on the Internet at WBAI.org, same time 2-3pm EST.

I'll also post a link to an archive of the recording on Friday.
Message: Posted by: mumford (Mar 30, 2015 05:17PM)
Looking forward to this, thanks for the heads up.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 3, 2015 02:17AM)
Magician (and now author!) Steve Spill spoke with me about his new book [i]I Lie for Money: Candid Outrageous Stories from a Magicianís Misadventures[/i] on radio station WBAI 99.5 FM NY yesterday. The book is a fun read. In the interview Spill talks about, among other things, his days as Highdini, the Cheech-and-Chong inspired magician who opened up for rock bands in the 70s. You can listen to the interview at this link:

Message: Posted by: noble1 (Apr 11, 2015 12:11PM)
I just heard a great hour-plus Scott Wells Magic Word podcast about the book, Steve, Magicopolis, and everything in between: themagicwordpodcast.com
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 11, 2015 06:08PM)
Scott's interview is excellent. The direct link is:
Message: Posted by: mumford (Apr 18, 2015 01:39PM)
Great cover story about the man and the book in the current, May, Genii Magazine by Dustin Stinett.
Message: Posted by: msmaster (Apr 23, 2015 12:16AM)
New review of the Steve Spill book I LIE FOR MONEY
Message: Posted by: msmaster (Apr 27, 2015 01:09PM)
Agree that Scott Wells Magic Word was excellent, but this podcast is quadruple excellent! Dave Attwood Show @DaveAttwoodShow ∑ Apr 26
This week's show w/ Steve Spill @magicopolis . A must for fans of magic http://attwoodmagic.com/wp/this-week-at-ams/ Ö #ILieForMoneyComingMay12
Message: Posted by: steve spill (May 3, 2015 01:18PM)
I LIE FOR MONEY excerpt Baltimore Post Examiner http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/i-lie-for-money-candid-outrageous-stories-from-a-magicians-misadventures/2015/05/03
Message: Posted by: noble1 (May 5, 2015 10:27AM)
About.com new review I LIE FOR MONEY here: http://magic.about.com/od/biosonfamousmagicians/fl/Review-of-I-Lie-For-Money-by-Steve-Spill.htm
Message: Posted by: noble1 (May 8, 2015 02:19PM)
More about I LIE FOR MONEY in today's LA DAily News
Message: Posted by: steve spill (May 11, 2015 07:16PM)
I will be at Magic Castle Wed 5-13-15 / 8PM conversation/Q&A/signing I LIE FOR MONEY the most badass book about being a magician ever written.
Message: Posted by: markmiller (May 13, 2015 11:46AM)
See you tonight at the Castle.
Message: Posted by: markmiller (May 18, 2015 05:28AM)
I was alerted to this six question Q&A with Steve about his book and I can't imagine any better possible answers. Even if you don't get the book - which IMO is an absolute must read for any magician - click and read this: http://booksoupbookstore.blogspot.com/2015/05/6-questions-with-magician-steve-spill.html
Message: Posted by: markmiller (May 30, 2015 01:14PM)
Love this: http://www.magicians-scrapbook.co.uk/steve-spill-when-magic-tricks-just-dont-work/
Message: Posted by: mumford (Jun 2, 2015 10:02AM)
Great review of the Spill book in the current June Magic Magazine.
Message: Posted by: mumford (Jun 13, 2015 07:16PM)
GREAT NEW MAGICOPOLIS / I LIE FOR MONEY FEATURE IN LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150605/magicopolis-owner-writes-of-a-life-filled-with-magic-moments
Message: Posted by: steve spill (Jun 17, 2015 11:20AM)
My book is now available at a discount, you can buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Lie-Money-Outrageous-Magician%C2%92s-Misadventures/dp/1632204924
Message: Posted by: msmaster (Jun 19, 2015 06:08PM)
Okay, I loved the Wells and Atwood podcasts, but on this one Spill goes all out on the book Magicopolis, everything.. http://successfulperformercast.com/stevespill/