Friday, February 18, 2005
Apologies for being a little tardy in posting on the blog; there are so many irons in the fire that it's getting hard to keep up with everything! Yesterday, we received the DVDs from Kozak regarding the Salt Pour, and of course, we watched it. It. Is. Teriffic! Paul tips so much information from his 20 years of performing the salt pour effect and really does leave no stone unturned! He's really done his homework on the effect, its history, and its previous performers, and it really shows! I'm so glad that Kozak and I have forged this working relationship. Kozak has several other signature pieces of his to release, and I'm so happy to be a part of it! We'll keep you posted, of course.
Our own Mike Giusti is a fanatical student of the Salt Pour, having performed it in his stand-up shows and cruise ships. He is planning on releasing a web page devoted to the history of the effect along with pictures of the various gimmicks used over the years.
I had the pleasure of speaking to Ted Lesley earlier in the week. You may have seen the teaser on the front page of our web site about a new effect he's releasing in partnership with Borodin, the man who brought you the best-selling Cezanne Code. We are especially excited as this is something that has never before been released to the magic fraternity and we'll keep you updated on this as well.
Special thanks to all of you who continue to send emails regarding the blog and its updates, especially about Max, my son. Many of the letters were very funny, and I made sure to print them all off and give them to Max. He really got a kick out of them! His latest interest is tropical fish. He and I set up his fish tank last weekend and last night we added the first two fish to the tank. He watches them religiously to make sure they are doing fine, and I find myself captivated and calmed by them as well. If all goes as planned, we'll be adding six neon Tetras this weekend. Max, naturally, can't wait.
Hope your weekend is a relaxing one. Betty and I plan on going to the movies, seeing Million Dollar Baby, and taking some time for ourselves. Oh yeah, and buying tropical fish.
Until next time,