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evanmartin
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WOW. my copy just came in the mail today - I raced home for lunch to play it
while stuffing my face - only to just about choke from gasping, laughing, and practically ending up in tears (all within the first 2 minutes). I couldn't eat. I truly felt like a kid again and all I could manage was a wide-grinned goggle at the screen.

I think I saw him do the flyaway coin within the first few minutes (i only watched it once so far) - and I was wondering if others have noticed him doing any or all of the 4 sleights that he's been provoking so much conversation over.

Also - and for me, this is an unfortunate aside that I really wish I didn't have to include - but I was wondering if anyone has encountered any problems when trying to view his dvd. My player is a 5 disk changer Panasonic (can't remember the model #) - but it froze up exactly 4 minutes and 11 seconds into the DVD. I tried powering off the machine and restarting - then skipping ahead to the next chapter from the menu screen, but that didn't work either. (I can see all 3 pages of the menu, but only the first 4.11 plays)

Mickey has been so generous and kind to send me his DVD and even with only watching the 4 min. 11 sec. I'm already a changed man. Smile -- but I would dearly love to see the rest. I'm going to try to play it on my neighbor's DVD player tonight. (If it's my player, I'll go buy another one) .

If you're listening/reading Mickey - you rock!!! That was the most Truly Magical - most unbelievable 4 min. 11 sec. of my adult life!

Thank you!!!
Evan
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What effects are on the dvd? and when will it be released?
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On 2005-10-03 13:47, evanmartin wrote: most unbelievable 4 min. 11 sec. of my adult life!

Surely not. That would be very sad.
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Actually I think it's bragging--isn't that 2 minutes more than the norm? Smile
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Mattisdx,
Sorry if I wasn't clear, but I was talking about Mickey's demo dvd (performance only) that he's been offering to anyone interested. I guess you could consider that since Mickey has been so generous in giving it away, it has already been released - though not comercially. In it, he demos his version of the illusive retention vanish, among other things.

I just tried my disk on my neighbors player and it froze at the same place Smile so I can't really say what else is on the demo. It does look like he's doing his human slot machine (though I can only see that from one of the animated chapter menu icons). He begins doing a retention vanish to mouth with silver dollars just before my disk freezes. I think he "eats" about 6 coins, then goes back for a few more - and it looks like he's about to re-produce them just as the disk stops.

I wasn't kidding about the 4.11 being awesome. Naturally I've had some great times in my life - but as far as purely magical experiences... watching Mickey reminded me of the sort of stary eyed awe I had for the world as a child. After reading so many posts from people who've seen Mickey perform live, my expectations were very high. After the first 2 minutes I knew that I was watching something huge. To say the least, my expectations had no idea how good it was going to be.

I was really hoping to hear from others who have seen this demo dvd - both in regards to general impressions and to how what he's doing might or might not relate to “The Silver Subtlety”. I happen to think there's probably a load of "clues" in his performance and would really be interestd to know what others have found.

Evan
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I try not to look for clues in his work. He'll explain what he wants, when he wants to.
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Some of the players choke on computer burned DVD's. Mickey and I have exactly the same model of computer and some people have had trouble with mine. If you have a computer that will burn DVD's, you might try copying the files to your hard drive and then bruning them back to a new DVD. I think Mickey is using DVD+R's. You might try a DVD-R if you have the right burner. No guarantees but it's worth a shot.

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I just got the demo today. Blown away. That's all that needs to be said. I want to be half as smooth as him and then I'll still fool them all.

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Jim,
I tried my demo disk on my Playstation2 and it froze at the same place.
I then tried it at work on our Mac G5 with a DVD-ROM drive (using the default DVDPlayer) and it wouldn't work. We even tried it on a windows2000 box and it wouldn't play at all. It actually crashed his computer for some reason - though I think it was the player that did that.

My boss said he would try it on his home computer last night - so I'll know if he had any luck when he gets here soon.

What computer are you guys using?
Evan
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I just used my home dvd player. I think it is a middle of the road dvd player. You are missing out if you can't watch it. The whole slot machine thing is crazy
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Evan,
We're both using an HP Media Center computer. I had to have my DVD burner replaced and the replacement will burn both formats but I'm pretty sure Mick's will only do the +R's.
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Hi Jim, Mickey. when you get a chance, I'd like to see the latest too. Smile Jon
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I don't have a dvd drive on my mac at home. Mickey said he'd send me another disk - which is so freaking nice! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this one will work on my panasonic player so that I can watch it over and over on my tv at home. Smile

So Jim, Jon's last post seems to suggest you have a demo too -- is that right?
Are you and Mickey secretly planning a dvd ?

Evan
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How do you get this promo DVD? Details would be great...
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canaday
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No, the Mick is just a friend who I've helped with some of his computer tech stuff. I am a lowly amateur card guy that just has fun with my friends so don't look for a DVD from me anytime soon. I am looking forward to the finished project from Mickey as much as you guys all are.
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Micky-

Speechless! I received the DVD yesterday after a brutal 16 hour workday - an incredible ending to say the least! Your brilliance is matched only by your kind generosity. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The elusive retention pass was jaw dropping and fooled me EVERYTIME. For the layman, it had to be devasting. Smile The "put" instead of "take" was pure genius as is your philosophy surrounding the routine. That insight alone has helped me tremenduosly to rethink my handling of my own coin work. As for the mechanics of the effect - I'm convinced you're Spider Man!

I was thrilled to see the human slot machine included on the disc. Once again, jaw dropping, entertaining and original. So, you are not only spiderman, but hollow man too!

I wish you a continued, long and healthy career and I really look foward to the day when I get to see you perform live (as well as meet you) on the West Coast.

All the best,

Dan
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Hart Keene
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How does one get a hold of this demo dvd? Please help...
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Jonathan Townsend
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Mickey Silver is a member of the Café. Send him a PM and say hello.
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I was wondering about how long it took you guys to recieve your copy of the dvd after talking to mickey...im not being impatient, just curious...im very excited to check it out


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Mickey is a PERSON, not a mailing service. I have a couple of tapes he sent from a while ago where he took the time to record a few minutes of personal greetings. He does things like that. Say hi to him as a person, okay?
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