The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Penny for your thoughts » » I just got Prism, and Peek Performances. What "Feats" do you reccomend? (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
Eddini_81976
View Profile
Inner circle
2183 Posts

Profile of Eddini_81976
I've scanned Peek Performances, and I read the Book Test and they didn't really appeal to me. There was a method for a coin bend or vanish that look okay. I saw the Watch Peek, but I just don't think it would be convincing. In Prism, I've found more stuff. That book I'm actually reading page by page. So far I've seen three effects that I like. I like the routine "Desire", "Window Shopper", and "Shuffled Impulse". Like I said, I'm still reading it. Anyone else have this book and have any particular routines you like? Thanks, Ed, (Eddini).
"Treat Others As You'd Want To Be Treated" - Jesus Christ
D.Paul
View Profile
Loyal user
228 Posts

Profile of D.Paul
Hi, for Peek performance I suggest you listen to what Richard Busch ask's you to do at the start, Not to skim. Other wise you miss a lot of important info, you really cant skim that book and in my honost opinion its one of the best books ive ever read, full of great ideas including the book test you talk about which I feel is the best impromtu books (join with the hoy) that you can do. As for prism if you like it keep rereading it, again full of lots of usefull ideas and effects:)


Darren
ElliottB
View Profile
Inner circle
3200 Posts

Profile of ElliottB
I’ll admit that I haven’t performed much from Prism yet. Still, there’s a bunch of stuff on my “to learn” list.

Desire is an excellent psychometry routine with a nice twist at the end. This effect has me constantly looking for different ways to mark a bunch of business cards. So far, the best way I’ve come across is in Larry Becker’s “Stunners”. The down side of that method is that you have to print a special set of cards. How do you mark your business cards?

I made a Mind’s Eye Deck at one point, but stopped using it after I learned a few nice full deck false shuffles. On a similar note, Vision Version is also pretty clever.

If you can do the billet switches (I’m still working on a good one), “Geometric Coin” and “Your Choice” look pretty good.

“Resolution” is very simple and I think it would play nicely under the right circumstances. On the down side it uses a method that people try to stay away from.

“Middle Telepathy” reads well, but I haven’t tried it.

Rainbow Matrix has potential if you can come up with a context or presentation for it. I haven’t given it the thought yet.


Also, there is a coin prediction in the beginning of Peek Performances that people seem to like (I don’t own the book yet). You may want to give that one a try.

Thanks,

Elliott
ninjaduffy
View Profile
Veteran user
UK
332 Posts

Profile of ninjaduffy
Reading
Eddini_81976
View Profile
Inner circle
2183 Posts

Profile of Eddini_81976
I haven't tried desire yet. To me the best way to mark cards (real cards for a one-way deck) is to use the razor method. I have like 6 words on my business cards I could use. I won't go further on that. The mind's eye deck is KILLER. I've wrote up a foolproof way of doing it. I use the method read cutting the cards, also you can just use a VERY CONVINCING Card Force. The cards are white they aren't marked. Anyway just check my posts you'll see I reviewed the Deck. Ed, (Eddini).


Quote:
On 2005-09-11 13:02, ElliottB wrote:
I’ll admit that I haven’t performed much from Prism yet. Still, there’s a bunch of stuff on my “to learn” list.

Desire is an excellent psychometry routine with a nice twist at the end. This effect has me constantly looking for different ways to mark a bunch of business cards. So far, the best way I’ve come across is in Larry Becker’s “Stunners”. The down side of that method is that you have to print a special set of cards. How do you mark your business cards?

I made a Mind’s Eye Deck at one point, but stopped using it after I learned a few nice full deck false shuffles. On a similar note, Vision Version is also pretty clever.

If you can do the billet switches (I’m still working on a good one), “Geometric Coin” and “Your Choice” look pretty good.

“Resolution” is very simple and I think it would play nicely under the right circumstances. On the down side it uses a method that people try to stay away from.

“Middle Telepathy” reads well, but I haven’t tried it.

Rainbow Matrix has potential if you can come up with a context or presentation for it. I haven’t given it the thought yet.


Also, there is a coin prediction in the beginning of Peek Performances that people seem to like (I don’t own the book yet). You may want to give that one a try.

Thanks,

Elliott


"Treat Others As You'd Want To Be Treated" - Jesus Christ
equivoque
View Profile
Special user
754 Posts

Profile of equivoque
Desire rocks I have used it 3 times in a parlor setting for audiences ranging in size from 15 to 45. I used disposable color, when it hits their jaws drop, when it doesn't it appears to be an interesting way to select and audience member. Squarot is just great and Kirigami is wonderful. Learn Kirigami and all you will need is a pebt and one sheet of paper to take command of any size audience. Elemental is just other-worldly...

Keep in mind that I used all the above effects in three shows (yes paid performances)and they all hit.
Michael Bilkis
View Profile
Special user
728 Posts

Profile of Michael Bilkis
I've used the Busch billet with great success, as well as the Zen fold.
Gordon
View Profile
Special user
Chicago
692 Posts

Profile of Gordon
"Coin in Mind" (Peek Performances) is a great "impromptu" piece. Very well thought out, and I've gotten great reactions from it. But you need to read the whole book, not skip around, to get the most from Busch's work.
leondo
View Profile
Special user
Las Vegas
759 Posts

Profile of leondo
Eddini,
You "scanned" Peek Performances.....?
There in lies the problem!
Ted (Leondo)
Eddini_81976
View Profile
Inner circle
2183 Posts

Profile of Eddini_81976
No, I didn't scan it. Scanning implies reading a paragragh here and there. I read WHOLE routines. I read the watch one. I read all three of the book test...ect. That's why I like videos better. With books as it's not a story it's hard to read. So with books, I've heard so you don't overwhelm yourself that read read the effects as you go along, and if you like the effect you read the method. With prism though I'm finding more stuff I find. I'm going through it (Effectwise) beginning to end and if I like the effect I'll read the method THOUGH I may read the method anyway. Thanks, Ed, (Eddini).

Quote:
On 2005-09-11 23:28, leondo wrote:
Eddini,
You "scanned" Peek Performances.....?
There in lies the problem!
Ted (Leondo)
"Treat Others As You'd Want To Be Treated" - Jesus Christ
Smoking Camel
View Profile
Inner circle
UK
1039 Posts

Profile of Smoking Camel
No eddini, Peek performance is set out in such away that you mus start reading from page one. Is very much tring to read a novel by reading chapters that appeal to you. You must start from the beginning and read through since the later chapters build upon the first ones.
I no longer smoke camel cigarettes.
Jon Stetson
View Profile
Veteran user
328 Posts

Profile of Jon Stetson
Ed,
READ your books, digest the material, and draw your own conclusions. You have to put some work into it. Asking for the opinions of others is fine. I suggest you do so after reading the books your self. Video is great, as long as it goes hand in hand with the reading of books.
Asking others on the Internet to " read the book for you" is a great short cut, but you will never be able to develop and grow as the person and performer that you want to become.

I have read some of your previous posts. I admire your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn all you can.

Many years ago a young magician approached David Devant at the "Magic Circle", he said, "Mr. Davant, I am a magician, and I know a thousand tricks. How many do you know?" Davant replied, "I would say I know about ten".

I took the time to post only to offer help. Not to show you any disrespect, or tell you what to do. Please except it as such.

I will be presenting to a corporate group in Portsmouth in November. Let me know if you would like to get together for a coffee.

Regards,
Jon Stetson

PS. you did say you scanned the book. Listen to Ted Leon he is extremely knowledgeable and just about the nicest guy on the planet
Gordon Fisher
View Profile
Regular user
Derby, England
193 Posts

Profile of Gordon Fisher
The book test doesn't appeal to you??!

an impromptu easy to do word revelation isn't appealing?
my god
Eddini_81976
View Profile
Inner circle
2183 Posts

Profile of Eddini_81976
I don't like being "That off". To me a "Miss" is drawing two flowers instead of just one as your spectator did in a drawing duplication. To me that's a miss. I do get misses which is okay but ONLY because I REALLY missed, and not purposely, unless it's extremely little. Ed.

Quote:
On 2005-09-12 10:44, bumbacla wrote:
The book test doesn't appeal to you??!

an impromptu easy to do word revelation isn't appealing?
my god
"Treat Others As You'd Want To Be Treated" - Jesus Christ
Eddini_81976
View Profile
Inner circle
2183 Posts

Profile of Eddini_81976
Thanks Jon, I've heard of you. I go to Hank Lee's a lot. I wasn't trying to be lazy or ask people to read the book for me. I'm doing that now as far as Prism. I just asked what effects are people's favorites. I have more DVD'S. I learn better that way as stated. I have like 75 Videos/DVDS, while I have like 25-30 books for instance. I was curious as to which effects people like. I LOVE mentalism, and Card Magic the most. It's true though if you read effects/methods, right after one another you CAN'T learn much much less practice is what I was saying. I was saying someone here I forget who, and others say the best way to read a Magic Book, is to read the effects and LEARN the ones that appeal to you. In the Busch Book, I got it NOT ONLY for peeks, BUT for the book tests I've heard such great things about. That's WHY I went straight to them. I have trouble comprehending what I read at times. I learn better by SEEING it done. That's just how I learn. I AM going through the PRISM book from cover to cover. I'm sorry "Scan" is a poor choice of words in my top post here. Yes I'd like to meet you. PM me Jon with your email, or other info so we can meet for coffee. That sounds awesome. Thanks for your post Jon. You all are kind, Ed, (Eddini).


Quote:
On 2005-09-12 10:06, Jon Stetson wrote:
Ed,
READ your books, digest the material, and draw your own conclusions. You have to put some work into it. Asking for the opinions of others is fine. I suggest you do so after reading the books your self. Video is great, as long as it goes hand in hand with the reading of books.
Asking others on the Internet to " read the book for you" is a great short cut, but you will never be able to develop and grow as the person and performer that you want to become.

I have read some of your previous posts. I admire your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn all you can.

Many years ago a young magician approached David Devant at the "Magic Circle", he said, "Mr. Davant, I am a magician, and I know a thousand tricks. How many do you know?" Davant replied, "I would say I know about ten".

I took the time to post only to offer help. Not to show you any disrespect, or tell you what to do. Please except it as such.

I will be presenting to a corporate group in Portsmouth in November. Let me know if you would like to get together for a coffee.

Regards,
Jon Stetson

PS. you did say you scanned the book. Listen to Ted Leon he is extremely knowledgeable and just about the nicest guy on the planet

"Treat Others As You'd Want To Be Treated" - Jesus Christ
Iain Moran
View Profile
Special user
Manchester, England
685 Posts

Profile of Iain Moran
In Prism, Middle Telepathy Desire and Four Sided Triangle are surperb effects that play very well for me.

Iain.
Eddini_81976
View Profile
Inner circle
2183 Posts

Profile of Eddini_81976
Just for those RARE of you who don't think I like reading books or think I'm lazy and want people to read books for me, I'm writing this. You know that really hurt when allI asked was which effects out of these two books they like the most or do. THAT'S ALL I wanted to know and maybe reccomendations. Just so you know I just got done reading the Blue Book and am into a quarter of the Read Book, I'll list and rate without going into detail the "Feats" as I hate using the word "Tricks" with Mentalism of the Blue book. NO, this is not a review. I'll probably review it at a latter date. You HAVE to keep in mind I rate and judge these as far as my performing arena goes, CLOSE-UP "Street Work".

1.Desire, as I said I think it's a killer. I give it a (8).
2.Burnt Offerings asTis The Season To Be Lying****, ONLY if it is life and death like doing a underwater escape and you have a s******, OR if it is a normal assistant (if you use assitants) who do "The Help", but most s****** don't work that way, OR lastly if it's your husband (Or wife) in other words SOMEONE YOU TRUST who "Helps You". I'm VERY AGAINST disclosing (exposing) a secret to a laymen for you to fool lots of other people. I'm not into Pre-Show work either. There are exceptions. I like a Routine Osterlind does using it, BUT he has the person verify things. With that said this is okay as LONG as it's someone your trust and (or) spouse. (7)
3.Tis The Season To Be Lying, this is a nice one. It has a great theme. It's ingenious too. (7.5)
4.Pre-Duction. I didn't car for this for reasons stated above. (5).
5.Dangerous Game. I really liked this. It is a GREAT piece on Mentalism with GREAT THEATER. I rate this a (8.5)
6. The Tempermental Guest. This isn't for me. I rate it a (5).
7. I had trouble understanding this. That's why I'm more into DVD'S. I can't rate this then.
8. The Sprit is Willing. This is pretty good. It does take lots of work though. If;ve your into that, then it's a good (8).
9. Elemental. This is another one I had trouble "Following" so therefore I CAN'T rate it.
10. Double Under-Current. Not really for me. Too much work involved. (6).
11. Middle Telepathy. This is good, but again (For me too much work is involved). The Volume Three of Osterlind's ETMMM is just as good and easier and gets GREAT, GREAT, GREAT reactions. I like his psychological ploys though. I give this a (8) if you're willing to put the work into it.
12.Chaos. Not really my cup of tea. (5).

Again this is the last time I will post and "Rate like that", as this is NOT the place for reviews. I ONLY did that NOT to prove anything BUT to just show that I CAN and DO read books thoroughly, and I'm NOT lazy. I'm sorry if this comes off diffensive as I'm NOT trying to be. I WILL make notes in this thread as they come up that I PARTICULAR LIKE. Also please continue to tell me what favorites of yours that you like out of these two books. The Busch Book, will be the next I read from FRONT to BACK. Thanks, for your input, Ed, (Eddini).
"Treat Others As You'd Want To Be Treated" - Jesus Christ
davybabybrazil
View Profile
Regular user
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
169 Posts

Profile of davybabybrazil
I think 21st Century Imagery is a killer little routine from Peek performances
It is hard to believe a man is telling you the truth if you know that if you were in his situation you would be lying.
fib
View Profile
Inner circle
1535 Posts

Profile of fib
Eddini,
...go straight to the book test in Peek Peformances, the one that shows you how to use any paperback book, the one where you riffle the pages [while maintaining a finger break]. It's impromptu mentalism at its finest! Good luck!
fib
Scott Xavier
View Profile
Inner circle
3672 Posts

Profile of Scott Xavier
Busch is the most prolific and my personal favorite mentalism scholar of our time. His words are golden, pay attention to them all!
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Penny for your thoughts » » I just got Prism, and Peek Performances. What "Feats" do you reccomend? (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.26 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL