Today’s topics are: Happy New Year & thanks; Erdnase Comment; Talk on Daley’s Notebooks & PDF; The Session London 2023.
These are The Magic Memories 105, gone online Sunday, January 1st, 2023, at 0:07h sharp.
All The Magic Memories from 2021, 2022, including the Magic Advent Calendar from 2020 can be found HERE.
Thanks & Happy New Year
The kind and appreciative mails and cards many of you have sent have enormously pleased and touched me – Thank you!
It is certainly nice to know that my Magic Memories for many have become a Sunday Classic 🙂
For the New Year I wish you all the very best, much pleasure studying and practicing magic, and I thank you for your loyalty in following my ramblings and supporting my magic life through your occasional patronage. As you know, I try to give back as much as I can. I want all you spend to be an investment, and I promise never to be trivial (I try).
Following my text on “Looking for Erdnase”, the documentary-movie on Erdnase in The Magic Memories 101, I received several comments. You might be interested in the following by Leo Hevia:
The Erdnase film left out W.E. Sanders as a viable candidate. This remarkable man was discovered by the late David Alexander, another remarkable man and magician. David was also a private detective and utilized what he had learned in that field to find Erdnase. He first created a profile and eventually found what he believed is the likeliest candidate. There is too much circumstantial evidence involving Sanders to dismiss him as Erdnase. As David wrote: “At some point the idea of endless coincidences becomes unreasonable and the evidence, even though circumstantial, becomes overwhelming.”
I leave this to those interested in the matter to follow up. Let me know of any new results, and I shall be pleased publish them here.
Talk on Daley Notebooks
My note in a recent The Magic Memories in reference to the talk I gave together with Vanni Bossi and Aurelio Paviato in 1994 at the Escorial Card Conference had three (t-h-r-e-e) people write in and asking me to publish it – this tells me how interesting it must be 🙁
Anyway, disregarding the statistics, here it is, for whoever wants to plough through it. Although I quickly ran through the text and made some corrections and a few annotations, you will still have to pardon any typos and stylistic clumsiness, which I hope are compensated by an idea or two you might use, or look up.
To read and/or download the PDF CLICK HERE.
I did’n find another photo with Aurelio, Vanni and me, so put the one below, which also should fit with the New Year’s Eve celebrations I hope you had yesterday evening!
The Session London 2023
I will be at The Session in London JAN 13-15. If you are there, too, please come up and say “Hello”.
Let me know what you like of what I do, so I can do more of that, and also what subjects you would be interested to learn more about, as I might make it a future subject (maybe!). Of course I do not like to hear criticisms, like most 🙂 BUT I appreciate your friendly feedback of what you did not like and what I could do differently – be candid please, as I have a vulnerable soul, like most artists who didn’t become politicians 🙂
Wish everyone a Happy New Year, an excellent week!
All the best,