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In what well may (unfortunately) be Simon's last recorded interview, I chatted with Simon Lovell via phone while he was interred in the Elmhurst Hospital in New York. He seemed to have a broken spirit but his sense of humor was intact. He has since been transferred to England and put in another hospital just five miles from his father.

Back in Houston, I visited with Joanie Spina who will be a long time resident here while she awaits a liver and double lung transplant. And even after the surgery, she will have months of recovery here. Walter "Zaney" Blaney was with me and the three of us talk about her health, the ladder levitation and David Copperfield.

All this plus a video with Simon Lovell, a recent photo of Joanie, show notes, time stamps and more are on The Magic Word at: http://scott-wells-kdb1.squarespace.com/......4-update Of course you can listen through iTunes or download it through one of many podcatchers.

For regular written updates on Simon Lovell, and if you want to donate to his fund, then visit Randy Wakeman's site at: http://www.gofundme.com/b0tmc4 If you wish to donate to the Joanie Spina fund, they are receiving funds through July 31, 2014 by sending donations via PayPal to registrar@ibmsam.com.
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Apparently the link in my initial post to The Magic Word blog and podcast with Simon and Joanie is broken. Please use the following URL: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwell......4-update

Sorry for the problem.
"A magician who isn't working is only fooling himself." - Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

The Magic Word podcast: http://themagicwordpodcast.com Listen to convention coverage, interviews with magicians, pictures, videos and more.

Magic Inspirations website for all things Banachek: www.magicinspirations.net
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BTW, if you would like to send a birthday card to Joanie, Walter Blaney posted the following:

Note from Walter Blaney:

Hi friends in magic,

Joanie Spina is one of the top names in the magic world. Most know she was the original assistant and choreographer to David Copperfield when he was on his way to becoming the star that he is with his many national TV Specials , and worldwide road show tours. A performer herself, she starred with my daughter Becky Blaney some years ago in the Claridge Hotel Casino show in Atlantic City for several months with their "Women in Magic" stage show. Joanie also has been "a behind the scenes director" of many top acts, helping them up a notch higher on the ladder to success on the world magic stage. Last month in Los Angeles at the latest AMA Awards Show she was awarded a prestigious Magic Fellowship, and she managed to make a live acceptance appearance to a long standing ovation in spite her her serious illness.

Many know that Joanie is awaiting a liver and double lung transplant, which will will take place at Methodist Hospital at the famous Medical Center in Houston as soon as the organs become available. During the wait she is an hour away from the operating room 24/7 and staying in the home of Daniel Summers, who has opened his home to her, and is taking her to the hospital every other day so she may be monitored and prepared for her surgery when the time comes.

Joanie's birthday is this August 4th, and it would be great if you and her many, many friends around the world could take the time to send her a card and good wishes from you personally. Please snail mail (with a Forever stamp) to:

Joanie Spina (c/o Dan Summers)
20727 Great Laurel Ct.
Kingwood, TX 77346

I know Joanie and her friends appreciate so much the many checks that have been sent to her to go toward the considerable medical expenses involved.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Please do it today and she should get it in time for her birthday. It will make a real difference.
"A magician who isn't working is only fooling himself." - Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

The Magic Word podcast: http://themagicwordpodcast.com Listen to convention coverage, interviews with magicians, pictures, videos and more.

Magic Inspirations website for all things Banachek: www.magicinspirations.net
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Sorry, I missed a backward clash in that URL. It should be as follows: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwell......4-update
"A magician who isn't working is only fooling himself." - Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

The Magic Word podcast: http://themagicwordpodcast.com Listen to convention coverage, interviews with magicians, pictures, videos and more.

Magic Inspirations website for all things Banachek: www.magicinspirations.net
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