Ring NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –
Seymour Davis Ring
Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of
the month at the New Beginning Fellowship Church, 15601 S.
Pennsylvania in OKC
LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email:
February meeting was a “hybrid” meeting. Five magicians met at
our normal meeting place and another 17 signed on via Zoom. Our theme
for the month was “Classics of Magic.” Darryl Brooks kicked off
the magic by pushing a pencil through a five-dollar bill and ripping
the bill. He then magically restored the bill.
Cassidy Smith demonstrated a few coin magic moves. His retention
vanish of a coin is a thing of beauty. He then performed a routine
where four half dollars visibly changed to English pennies and were
dropped into a coffee mug. When he dumped the coins out of the mug,
they had changed back to half dollars. He also showed us several
versions of an appearing knot on rope. He finished by performing a
rope through neck.
Teeman tied a knot in a silk scarf and then magically caused the knot
to disappear. He said that he learned the trick by carefully watching
Bill Bixby perform it on an episode of “The Magician.” He said
that he later saw it in Mark Wilson’s book and in Tarbell Volume 2.
Later he placed two cords behind his neck, tied one of them around
the front, and then magically caused both cords to penetrate his
Green blew up a 12-inch balloon, but did not tie it off. Amazingly,
the balloon remained inflated until he gave it a magical thump with
Bruno performed an ambitious card routine. For the finale, the chosen
card shot out of the deck and then came back down and stuck in the
Stelzer discussed the book THE BOY WHO CRIED MAGIC, by Andi Gladwin.
He also showed us the book DELAND: MYSTERY AND MADNESS, which he
said came with a deck of gaffed cards.
Stack, who sometimes performs as “The Stoned Sorcerer”, showed
cards with the names of various strains of marijuana written on them.
Two different colors were used. He asked William Rader to mentally
determine which stack to put each of the cards into. Sure enough, the
colors were separated. It was “out of this world.” John also
talked about some of the things needed for a Zoom magic show,
including microphones, cameras, cables, lighting, and audio
interfaces. He also discussed marketing techniques for Zoom shows.
Relkin allowed his iguana, Aries to perform a card trick. Three
different participants arrived at the name of a playing card. A large
mustard green leaf was given to Aries and he chewed out a “4” and
a club to demonstrate his psychic ablities.
King, wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” Covid mask, opened a new deck
of playing cards and began shuffling them. He asked Justin Teeman to
name a card and then began cutting the cards, asking Justin to say
“stop” whenever he wanted. Sure enough, the top card was Justin’s
selected card. Michael finished by cutting to the four Aces.
Woodside said that a normal book test would be difficult under the
conditions of a Zoom meeting. Instead, he brought out a book and
began going through it looking for interesting words. He asked Justin
Teeman to pick one of the words as he read them. Lee then began
divining the letters in Justin’s word one letter at a time and
finally announced the word. He said that he learned this “Anytime,
anywhere book test” from Lee Earle’s SYZYGY.
King pulled a card from his deck and held it with the back toward the
camera. He challenged Lee Woodside to name the color of the card. Lee
said, “Red.” Michael asked for the suit. Lee said, “Hearts.”
Michael asked for the value of the card. Lee said, “Four.”
Michael turned the card around and it was, indeed, the Four of
Bowzer performed an over-the-phone lie detector trick. He asked
Michael King to remove seven cards from his deck and mentally select
one of the cards. After following Jerry’s instructions and either
lying or telling the truth at each step, Michael ended up with the
Rader showed us a smaller size Tarot deck that he is now marketing.
He has also been marketing full-size Tarot cards with a very artistic
Woodside showed the book CONJURER’S WISDOM, by Joe Hernandez which he
recently purchased via an eBay auction. The book contains such pearls
of wisdom as “If you have a deck of nines of spades, don’t try to
force the three of hearts” and “Stop accumulating stuff and start
accumulating skills.” The book contains 3,333 quotes.
Bowzer gave a good review of the “In and of Itself” program by
Derek DelGuadio that is now streaming on Hulu.