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I was going thru old video clips and found this one. It was the first time I tried this effect. I literally woke up in the middle of the night and did the clip.
It wound up as part of Dances with Ropes.
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XIb......rectlink
Professor Ian's Dream Rope Routine

Sorry about the video quality, it was an experiment at the time.
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Wow, I guess this is not a shared experience. Lots of viewers and no comments. Was it that boring?
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I remember when you PMed me the link to that video to ask me what I thought of it.
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Ian,

That was a nice twist to the PNM. I liked it. I won't even ask. LOL

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I like it, but your stuff often makes me feel stupid -- as in, "Why didn't I think of that."

Maybe others are similarly affected. They don't respond because they have pieces of rope in their hands -- a compliment. In many ways you are the "Johnny Appleseed" of modern rope magic. Looking forward to your Lecture in November.
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In my case, stupidity is the mother of invention. When you approach a magical premise without preconceived notions, the result is a fresh approach and oft times the simplest.
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Not boring at ALL, Ian. Nice variation! I've done Daryl's version of Professor's Nightmare since I got his Magic Castle lecture on VHS. I would be FORTUNATE to attend your (or any, these days) lecture in November!

Doug
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It would be very wise of you to attend one of Ian's lectures, because Ian is a magic invemtor, that has taught me much.
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Thanks, Al and Doug. And Al, I had to abbreviate the lecture you saw in Colon, we had a non-magic family of rug-rats in the room.
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I have seen all of your videos, I have most of your DVD's, I've eaten pizza with you in Colon, Mi, I have talked to you right here at the magic Café for a few years, and I think that I am qualified to call you a great magic inventor.
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Al who?
Just kidding. My goal in life is to throw out some puzzles now and then. Plus fishing for compliments with foolproof bait. I have some plans this fall to shake up a few trees and the Magic Café is the prime place to test out the waters.
I just post a few clips now and then to remind people I am still here.
You and a few others have made it a pleasure. The challenges of creating new rope moves come from all of you out there. I have a lot of methods looking for applications.
Years ago, I had my shop where I would taunt the local club and customers. Lately, I have been at home (except for venturing out for lectures). The medium of youtube and video have been my portal for getting feedback and experimenting with perspectives of rope magic.
Also, if I don't get my original moves made public, I can't document them later when others re-invent the wheel.
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On 2010-09-05 15:19, Al Angello wrote:
Doug
It would be very wise of you to attend one of Ian's lectures, because Ian is a magic invemtor, that has taught me much.


Unfortunately, my situation, as it stands, prevents me from going anywhere. Currently, homeless, and dropping fast. No hope for employment at this stage. About to move to plan "C", which may have me saying goodbye again from the Magic Café for a while. Discouraging as it sounds, I am OK. There is a shelter in downtown Bangor. I may be moving there, I don't know yet.

Ian's lecture would be a wonderful thing to attend, as I said. Brilliant mind. Anyone who can, may I highly suggest attending!

Doug
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Doug, Can you do, or ever try street magic?
Find a spot, drop a hat on the ground. Al does busking, he does it. So do a lot of magicians.
If you know any magic at all, go to a library and tell them a price to do some magic and/or start a class.
Approach the club in Bangor
http://www.ibmring362.org/
Join them in a fundraiser on your behalf, so you can get on your feet.
No shame, no problem, pay em back when you can.
Free Internet at any public library.
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On 2010-09-05 15:19, Al Angello wrote:
Doug
It would be very wise of you to attend one of Ian's lectures, because Ian is a magic invemtor, that has taught me much.


Unfortunately, my situation, as it stands, prevents me from going anywhere. Currently, homeless, and dropping fast. No hope for employment at this stage. About to move to plan "C", which may have me saying goodbye again from the Magic Café for a while. Discouraging as it sounds, I am OK. There is a shelter in downtown Bangor. I may be moving there, I don't know yet.

Ian's lecture would be a wonderful thing to attend, as I said. Brilliant mind. Anyone who can, may I highly suggest attending!

Doug


Doug, I didn't know it was so bad for you. I would suggest going to the sidewalk shuffle forum on the Café, http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewforum.php?forum=6&34128, explaining your situation, and post asking how to busk.

People will help you out.
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Doug, if you can get to Knoxville, TN you can have a place to stay for a month or so. Busking is legal downtown and I have lots of equipment you can borrow. You can help me around the place with some remodeling construction, painting and so on while looking for work. Maybe one of the nearby magic shops/shows is hiring.
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On 2010-09-06 18:50, funsway wrote:
Doug, if you can get to Knoxville, TN you can have a place to stay for a month or so. Busking is legal downtown and I have lots of equipment you can borrow. You can help me around the place with some remodeling construction, painting and so on while looking for work. Maybe one of the nearby magic shops/shows is hiring.

Hey Doug, you can Winter in Knoxville. Cool deal. I will be at his house in November and have first dibbs on the big bed.
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On 2010-09-06 13:01, tomterm8 wrote:
Doug, I didn't know it was so bad for you...People will help you out.


Thanks Tom! It's still up in the air. I'm spending a lot of time during the day, downtown. In the library, walking around. I've shown a coin trick or two, and some impromptu stuff, but that's about it.

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On 2010-09-05 22:15, magicians wrote:
Doug, Can you do, or ever try street magic?...Free Internet at any public library.


Thank you Ian! I just discovered that! Nice and quiet, too! Street magic, no, I never have. Long story, but it really doesn't fit me. I did a professional gig for a couple years, but had some real bad luck with that, long story there too.

And thank you funsway! Really generous offer! I'm feelin' the friendships here!

:)

Doug
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You know, if your really hungry, but you don't like turnips...you eat turnips.
You have a skill set of magic, and the worst tricks get a tip or two. Chris Capehart makes $1500 a week doing very little, with little variety.
His philosophy is small tips ad up.
You can't do tech work on the street, and there is no biz like magic to get a quick buck.
On the other hand, you could work from the library and do your tech work. I do web sites all over the world from my laptop while watching TV.
I host 60 sites from one account.

That's another type of magic you can do.
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Wow, Ian! Nice ideas! I like turnips, by the way, LOL! I've done a bit of impromptu magic the last couple of days. Mainly coins. I'm going to try and find some rope. It's amazing what curiosity does. I had about three or four come over to see what was going on. Good reactions.

I'm going to work on that a bit. I currently have the fear-factor to overcome. That will lessen with time. Thanks, my friend!

Doug
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Here's another first time effect, that is in my current lecture. I never posted the whole thing online because it was a little odd.
Anyway, this is an un-gaffed traveling knot effect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hALqI-209GI

It was the first time I had done this as a complete effect.
The music just makes me feel good.
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