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Tom, great blog...thanks for the cups (bought in the lobby on the last night) Enjoying them more than my adams set Smile
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Magicmind, you are most welcome. Use them in good health.

I appreciate your business!
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Great for you Tom. I heard you work the L.A. ( Hollywood) area. Is that right ? Is that your closer (cups) or what you use to draw the crowd ? I was asking about you and hear you've been doing it for a long time...street work that is. Sounds like you have payed "Your dues" in the trenches. Again Congrats on your win. What else works well for you on the streets ? Do you know "Vinny" ? Trois

Posted: Jan 19, 2007 4:51pm
Duh !!! I guess if I go to your blog I can find out more about you and your act...

Posted: Jan 20, 2007 6:42am
What kind of act did Arther Trace do ? Was he on the show or competing ? And where is he from ? Anyone.
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He's from Chicago. He is only the second American to win at FISM for a manipulation act. Lance Burton is the other. He was in the Cabaret Show and the Gala Show. He also lectured. Very good performance! In the Cabaret Show he did a tin can miser's dream and the best egg bag routine I've ever seen. In the Gala Show he did his manipulation act with a postmodern art theme.

The thing that makes all of his routines amazing is that they each have a creative theme where the magic is about the premise he establishes and not about traditional cards, coins, or billiard balls. Like, his egg bag routine was about stopping time and not about the egg and the bag.

You really should try to see him some time.

http://www.arthurtrace.com I think is his website.
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Hey Guys!

I hate that I missed SCAM 2006, but my schedule would not allow me to make it. I sen Arthur Trace when he won Magi-Fest back in 2002. His act is so cool. Just love an act that is different and thinks outside of the box.

John...man that must of been a bummer to have to leave and go to NY and miss SCAM. Keep me posted if are interested in using my talents next year. Hope to catch you soon.


Keep the Magic Going!

Joseph Young

Posted: Jan 20, 2007 2:04pm
I am a year behind...I mean SCAM 2007. LOL
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Hello all you Scammers. I heard it was a great covention. I wish I could have been there. I look forward to seeing you all next year in 2008. Look for the new lecture. It has material for everyone even for the contest guys. See you all soon.

Bairefoot
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http://www.joejesse.com/videos/misc/scam2007.mp4 18 meg file



As far as blowing character. I thought the coin being kicked was done in good taste and humor. Tom and Tim are great performers. They deserve tons of respect. Maybe one day I will be up to that caliber.

Hannible I was expecting more from your act though as well. I would like to discuss some performing aspects with you if you wouldnt mind.

My dress doesn't fit everyones taste. I enjoy it though.

Its cool...JOE OUT.

Ps...I will be on the bill at the M.A.G.A. Convention in Fayetteville performing with Daryl, Nathan Kranzo, Mike Powers, Keone Valdez, Richard Sanders. YOu all should go check it out.

I cant wait to see bairefoots new lecture..I am sure it will be wonderful
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Thanks Joe.
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On 2007-01-22 14:31, Dredz wrote:

As far as blowing character. I thought the coin being kicked was done in good taste and humor. Tom and Tim are great performers. They deserve tons of respect. Maybe one day I will be up to that caliber.

Hannible I was expecting more from your act though as well. I would like to discuss some performing aspects with you if you wouldnt mind.

My dress doesn't fit everyones taste. I enjoy it though.


I'm sure you didn't do it to be offensive or in bad taste. It made an uncomfortable moment in the act and threw your audience off a bit. Hence the breakng character.

It's Hannibal. What were you expecting? I'd be happy to discuss pefroming aspects.

It's good that you like your costuming. Have you thought about how your audience perceives you and what your costuming and character says to them? You have obviously worked very hard on your technique and routining. I would encourage you not to stop there.
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Point well made and taken. Thanks Hannible. All the best. Joe Jesse....
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Hey Joe. This is Bairefoot. Keep doing things the way you want to. Never sell out. You can not make everyone happy. I have been in a lot of contest and I see that you are tying to compete more. Just remember in Magic contest the best doesn't always when. Example one or more of the judges might be one of the other guys friends. Someone might not like you. There are just too many things to list. My favorie with me is this judge came up to me and told me that my watch did not match my $1,000 suit. Then I told him man its a Rolex it goes with anything. He thought that it was just another cheap watch. My point is don't worry about it because most of these so called judges have real jobs. On Monday when you go do a show they are either at home watching the kids or working 9 to 5 for someone else. I will be glad to talk to you sometime about competing at Magic Conventions because if you look at my track record it shows that I have done it a lot. Good Joe.

Bairefoot

Posted: Jan 22, 2007 8:40pm
Sorry good luck Joe.

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In regard to the SCAM contest.. I have a lot to say...suffice only that one should perform in this contest to be seen and not necessarily to win. I think exposure to your abilities is much more important than the little plague they give you. One needs presence in our state and not so much resume makers (of this it carries only a light bit of weight). Take it from one who knows.. .You should look to the attention you get as there is no other venue to perform unless you are booked. Be a household word at the next convention and not an also ran.

Marty Shapiro
(SCAM close up winner for 2004 AND 2006..or didn't you know that either!!...it's no big deal... the pride I have in this is just the chance for me to be part and to give back)
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>>your abilities is much more important than the little plague they give you

Good thing it's just a LITTLE plague, not a full out epidemic!
"Ars longa, vita brevis." (Life is short, the art so long to learn) -Hippocrates
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LOL!!!!!
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Hey Joe - It's spelled "Hannibal" 8 )

Marty nailed it - performing in front of a tough crowd, learning a little something - the shear JOY in performing is the reason to compete. Winning so you can pat yourself on the back is the wrong reason. Go out there to entertain them. GIVE to the audience.

Winning contests is so easy - even a caveman could do it.

H
(2nd place IBM, First Winner of the "OBIE" award for people's choice, 4 close up wins in Winter Carnival - and who knew that ... or cared? lol My trophies are all in my kid's rooms - cause they are my biggest fans.)
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"one should perform in this contest to be seen and not necessarily to win. I think exposure to your abilities is much more important than the little plague they give you."
Marty,
Are you sure you don't compete in the contest so that when you win you can publicize the win as a grandiose adventure with many perils, scathing competition, and ruthless wannabes, all of which you overcame to capture the most prestigious award in the Western Hemisphere? Surely this must be the reason to compete in a magic contest.

And the plaque...the plaque might be meager in some people’s hands but if you were a pigmy it'd like twice the size of your body!!! So the size of the plaque is relative.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I have a lot of respect for people who compete at magic conventions, take criticism, work on the act, and try it again the next year. It takes a confident performer to get in front of his peers and perform. It takes a truly humble and self aware man to accept criticism constructively. I dare say that humbleness and being self aware are more noble traits than mere confidence.
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That is why I don't compete. Plus the fact that I ain't no good. I don't really know most of these folks, but tried to find out about them. Joe is the only one I know personally and I see the respect he gets from others. I can say for sure the folks in Myrtle Beach area are proud to have him represent this area. Three years in a row Magician of the Year is pretty good. And he has probsbly only been in magic for 4 years. I've heard of Hannibal thru my resturant work and meeting some folks from the Charlotte area that knew of him. Yes folks do see more than one magician !!! And all comments of him were positive. Which is what I like to hear when someone says they saw some one else do magic. Don't ya hate it went some tell you they saw a magician and that he was lame. Not good for us all. Well at least I know what Tom Frank performs as, but still don't know too much about Arthur Trace. I'm sure you guys probably all sessioned together. Sorry I missed that. Trois
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Enjoyed the video Joe, thanks for posting that. I performed there a couple years ago, thanks to John Tudor, it was a great convention. My mentor in magic JC Doty and his wife mary love attending SCAM. Wished I could have been there.

thanks again Joe for the video!
Ken
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Of all things , I picked up the April 2006 Genii at Conley's House of Magic today and it is all about Arthur Trace. Now I know more about him. Quite clever fellow. cheers, Trois
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