Just a note to say that the Ken Brooke DVDs Visions of Ken Brooke arrived yesterday. Those who pre-ordered; they’re on their way. Ready for your order now! Been putting together a quick trailer, which should be up here shortly.

Adam’s Weekly Wheeze?

Had my car stolen the other day. Didn’t see who did it, but I’ve got the license number.

Packed with Loungers as usual this Saturday. Mindreader/Hypnotist Peter Zenner was in and the discussions turned to psychokinesis as a vehicle for mentalism. Roger Curzon felt that to display too wide a range of pseudo-psychic abilities could be counter-productive. Interesting point.

I’ve played around with invisible threads and ITRs, and have had some success with a floating banknote routine. But that’s clearly a magic trick (though not to everyone, I recall!). For me, something subtler works better; a slight twitch or a slow movement rather than a full-bodied float? Have been using Andrew Gerard‘s Energy Bill for a little while now. (Available on DVD.) Not sure it would work with non-US currency, but it does! Excellent, impromptu, no gimmicks. Effective? Ask Peter.

A range of Kenton Knepper DVDs arrived recently. Includes one on the magnetic attraction business with canes. Not seen this for years, but it’s something I remember Peter used to use very successfully.

Mustn’t forget Adam’s Weekly Wheeze this time:

All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

Well, it has the merit of relevance.

A little follow-up to my last post. Quoting Tom:

“The close up magic is going great and everyday I can feel my performance building and building. I am also in the middle of putting a stage piece together with a presentation about my first kiss and it has the most beautiful finish ever!”

Look forward to hearing about that. I believe Adam has been inspired to work on something similar. Gather he’s having a problem remembering his first, er, kiss. He’s such a romantic, though; I understand he’s still got the receipt…