Archive for September, 2006

New DVD and “Magic at the Edge”

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Greetings Friends…

Abbi and I have just given birth… To our new project: Zoom, Bounce & Fly! Well, it really did feel like I imagine giving birth does, but it took longer than nine months…. It took nearly twenty years to birth thisDVD Front Cover by Duncan Eaglesonproject! This new DVD contains many of my closely guarded pet secrets from my full evening show. If you love card magic, I know you will enjoy seeing the magic and learning the techniques. On Zoom, Bounce and Fly, I have offered my very best to you, my friends.

Here is what one reviewer says:

Zoom, Bounce & Fly! by Jeff McBride

“I just finished watching this DVD and I can truly say that this is the end all work on this subject. This has always been one of the most exciting parts of Jeff’s card act and now you can learn all the secret techniques as well as receiving the secret little gimmick that makes it so much more accurate. I highly recommend this DVD as I do all of Jeff’s teaching DVDs. He is one of the most informative teachers of magic and we are fortunate that he gives so much to our magic world today.

Learn the inside secrets of extreme card spinning, floor bouncing, and spinning productions.

McBride’s famous floor bouncing, extreme card spin productions, flourishes, card juggling, and much, much more! Taught to you by one of the world’s greatest teachers of magic!”

Includes the Special McGrip-Tip Super Card Shooter

DVD Contents:
The Thurston Throwing Card
Special Preparation of Cards
Bobby Baxter at the Richiardi Show
The Walsh Tarbell Spin
Walk-On Jumbo Card Sequence
Thumb Flick Spin
Del Rosso Flick Flourish
Fan Catch and Spin
Backhand Catch
The “Dropping a Card” Out
Hacky Sack Kick + Devil Stick Flick
Perfect Spinner
Two Hand Spinner
Card Spinning
The McBride Grip
Safety
Loading Gimmicks
Arcing
McBride’s Famous Floor Bouncing
Bonus Footage: McBride On Stage Archive Footage

So, come fly with us, friends… And have your cards take to the sky with Zoom, Bounce and Fly!

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

- Leonardo da Vinci

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MCBRIDE MAGIC AT THE EDGE!
McBride - Magic at the Edge

We are also very excited to be presenting our full evening show at the EdgeWater Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, November 3rd through the 22nd. I will be home for most of October, doing private sessions with students from around the world. Abbi and I are also preparing for the Magic and Meaning Conference, October 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th. Abbi and I will also make a special guest appearance at this year’s VEGOOSE concert, a huge rock & roll event at the Orleans Arena here in Las Vegas, Sunday night, Oct. 29th. We will be presenting a number of illusions during the String Cheese Incident’s late night set.

We appreciate the emails and letters we get from all of our friends, letting us know how much you enjoy our Museletter and staying connected to our web of community and friends. We look forward to seeing you on the road, or when you visit Las Vegas.

We’ll see you soon!

Magically yours,

Jeff

NOTE FROM TOBIAS:

We currently have “Zoom, Bounce & Fly” in stock at Yourmagic.com, shipping withint 24 hours of your order on line. We also have a special, limited time deal combining “Zoom, Bounce & Fly” with a set of Jeff’s special manipulation cards, the entire package available for just $45.00. We have a large stock, but expect demand to be high for this product between now and the holidays, so we advise you to order early! Just come to shop.yourmagic.com!

Post-Burn Museletter

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

“[The artist] speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our lives; to our sense of pity, and beauty, and pain; to the latent feeling of fellowship with all creation–and to the subtle but invincible conviction of solidarity in dreams, in joy, in sorrow, in aspirations, in illusions, in hope, in fear…which binds together all humanity–the dead to the living and the living to the unborn.”–Joseph Conrad

Greetings Friends!

We’ve recently returned home from Burning Man, in Northwest Nevada. We had a wonderful time there, along with forty thousand others.

Some of the highlights include, watching the gradual construction of the mammoth artwork called “Uchronia,” also known as “A Message Out of the Future,” or “The Belgian Waffle,” created by a team of 60 artists from Belgium. This piece was Burning Man Fire 1made
out of 2X3 planks of wood, practically 5,000 feet of lumber, nailed together into an arching structure that was more than 50 feet tall, with a floor span of nearly 200 feet. Yes, on the last night, they burned it, and it was, by far, the biggest and brightest fire we’ve ever seen.

Another particularly interesting piece was the Serpent Mother. This astounding piece of art was created by the Flaming Lotus Girls, and according the Girls, “is a highly kinetic participant controlled installation.” The space that is created by the Serpent around her egg encourages participants to connect and interact with one another, turn inward for reflection or activate her fiery spirit. One can chose to make the serpent’s head and neck move or make the jaws open and close. An individual can initiate 10Burning Man - The Serpent Mother different sequenced patterns for the 31 poofers, activate each poofer via buttons or proximity sensors, or operate buttons, which activate the liquid fuel bursts of the egg. The LEDs illuminating the body are also be interactive changing based on a participant’s heartbeat. The freestanding ribs of the serpent can be moved by the participants’ interaction with them.”

Being able to control the fire shooting out of the serpent’s spine was absolutely incredible. The fireworks display on Friday night, which happened all around and above the sculpture was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.Serpent Mama - Burning Man

There was so much to see, and so much to do. It’s hard to put it all into words and images…. We spent several hours each day working with a film crew on Jeff’s newest project, “McBride’s Magic and Mystery Tour.” We got to film our special blend of magic all over the festival, from making cigarettes disappear at the Death Guild, to levitating in the middle of the playa, to my personal favorite, escaping from a straitjacket in the middle of Center Camp. Jeff will be going to finish up the new project with Louis at L&L Publishing. Look for it soon!

One of the highlights was performing as part of the FireJeff & Abbi at Burning Man Conclave. This involved 500+ of the most talented fire artists in the world all working together as part of the main event! If you want to see great footage of the Burning Man event, click on the following link. When you get to the web page, click on the 9.02 screen (this is the night of the burn). About two minutes into the footage, the scrolling
screen credits at the bottom will say “dance dance immolation.” At that frame, you will see Jeff shooting the biggest fire balls of the night up into the sky, flanked by our friends Johnny D and Lieve, inside the spinning fire cube costumes. Amazing!

http://currenttv.com/burningman/

In the meantime, the day after we got home, Jeff took off for Magic in the Rockies, where he did a fast and furious round of teaching, lecturing, and performing. He got home on Monday, ready to work with several private students here at the House of Magic and Mystery, and then we’re gearing up for more magic in the fall!

Until we see you again, we send you magical inspiration and excitement!

Abbi & Jeff

A quick note from Tobias:

Registrations are going well for both “Magic for Medical Professionals” and the “Master Class for Mentalists – but we still have a few spots available.

Also: Jeff and Abbi will be performing their newest show, “Magic at the Edge” at the Edgewater Resort in Laughlin, NV from November 3-22nd. Let us know if you’ll be there, so we can make a point of seeing you after the show!

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