Here's another chat recovered from the Magic Newswire podcast archive: Paul Vigil has often been referred to as "the best close-up magician in Las Vegas". He's a free thinker and an explorer of the mind of both the performer and the spectator. Above all else he's a man who loves the art of magic. With an intensity that engages the most cynical of audiences, Paul has become a "Must see!" in a city known for it's ruthlessness towards performers. "I'm here to be the best--not only at what I do, but at what can be done--period. I want my audience to experience something they've never experienced ever before. I want them to feel something they've never felt before. I want my audiences to believe something they've never believed before; until they walk away from my show." I our interview we explore why magic is so important to him and what secret project he's working on in Las Vegas.
LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW WITH PAUL VIGIL:ITUNES :: MP3
In the Fall of 2008, I was joined on the Magic Newswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast by Joshua Jay who appeared on the cover of the November issue of Magic Magazine. Josh talks about the differences between publishing his first book at the age of seventeen and the release of his new book "Magic : The Complete Course." In addition, Jay discusses his ideas with regard to the creation of original magic and the ways in which a magician can impact the way the spectator views the performance.
LISTEN TO MNW 65 WITH JOHSUA JAY:
In the article, Harry was quoted saying: "Everyone's life would be improved if they do could one great magic trick," said Anderson, winding up. "And tell one great joke, play one tune on the piano and do one great origami fold."
In case you missed them the first time around, you can listen to my interviews with Harry below:
LISTEN TO PART 1 OF MY FIRST CHAT WITH HARRY ANDERSON:
LISTEN TO PART 2 OF MY FIRST CHAT WITH HARRY ANDERSON:
Magic Newswire readers will already be familiar with the work of Richard "The Cheat" Turner and will likely have heard my interview with him. According to an article from TheRivardReport.com, a biographer is putting the finishing touches ona biougraphy about his life and there is a documentary in the works currently titled "Dealt."
According to the article, "What he’s most interested in getting out of the film project – besides being able to spread his inspirational message – is being a guinea pig of sorts for medical doctors. Turner has developed a rare condition that allows him to “see with my mind’s eye,” he said. “It’s like looking at a kaleidoscope … I see the most brilliant colors and shapes … and can arrange them into phone numbers (or words)… or complex building plans so I can remember them later.” All thanks to his eidetic (photographic) memory."
LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD TURNER:
The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic is one of the iconic instructional books on magic. Written in 1868 by the father of modern magic, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, it covers the gamut of the classic and popular illusions of the day. You will be amazed at the effects contained within and by the excellent instruction from one of magic's greatest and most influential practitioners. It is in this fascinating volume you will find the oft-quoted advice that "A conjuror is not a juggler; he is an actor playing the part of someone with real power." This is the first time it has been available in Text-over-Image PDF format.
I just received word that Magician Steve Wyrick will make an appearance on tomorrow's episode of the A&E show "Shipping Wars." Airing on Tuesday June 11 at 10 pm EST, Episode 39 is entitled "Monkey Business."
Description: After Jarrett books a load of monkeys, he learns why they say “never work with kids or animals” – while Marc delivers a load for a Vegas magician and we watch more than his patience disappear.
Pictured to the left is Steve with Shipping Wars star Marc Springer!