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...Aldo Colombini died!
This evening I will make, to his honour and rememberance, some Spaghetti Bolognese for my son, some burro con salvia with kibbled pepper for me and my wife, a glass of Chianti and Valpolicella, some italian music and afterwards I will revisit Color Contact, Holmes vs. Moriarty, his lecture notes and then I´ll grab Apocalypse to dig for further gems and gold. Isn´t that beautiful?! Have a nice day, Axel PS. Do you have favorites from Aldo?
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Wow has it really been five years already?
I've always loved Paramount. On his Card Festival DVD, he taught a version of Remember/Forget by Mike Rogers and that has been my go-to opener ever since.
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I love Aldo's stuff. Easy to do and good impact. Speaking of which, Impact was the name of his first book. A spiral bound book full of great effects.
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Within the last two weeks, I have come into possession of several Aldo DVDs. I should have known there was a reason. Now it's on my calendar.
Rev 21:4 2 Cor 4:16-18 Jeremiah 11:29 Isaiah 55:8,9 Isaiah 41:10
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Five years already?! Wow... time flies... Miss him just like the first day!
One of my fondest memories of magic is of about 25+ years ago. I went to a magic convention and there I met Aldo. He gave a great lecture as always and showed his FISM award winning Cups and Balls effect. I was in awe when I saw it. He also taught us an effect with a deck of cards and a rubberband among other things. I will be revisiting this today... Anyway... we were on a break and I was with a friend and we met Aldo by chance. I overcame my nervousness and asked him about a false cut he used during the lecture. He spent about 15 minutes with me showing me the details of this false cut. My friend left and I was with Aldo for those fifteen minutes which I treasure now as I haven't had something similar with another magician. He did not leave until I could do the false cut with no problem. Aldo was a great guy and he would do anything to help you if you asked. I asked him for the name of the false cut and he said it didn't have a name, that I could call it anyway I wanted. Later, I came up with a name, the "EZ AC" false cut. Years later (around 2001) I contacted him through email and let him know of this and he said "OK," that's all. It is still the first false cut I do when I perform. I think I saw him do it on one of the Lasting Impressions Tapes (not DVDs). I need to check it. He does it but does not explain it. Some of my favorites are his "It's a Small World" routine and "Contact Colors." I taught this effect to Rudy and the Gang in one of the first Saturday Sessions we had here on TMF. Thanks for the reminder Axel and I will be doing some Colombini's magic today... __________________ Luigimar
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Years ago Aldo was giving a lecture at 4F. The performing room has a couple of very large skylights which had opaque covers put on so that the lighting could be controlled internally. One was directly over the performer's table. I forget exactly what Aldo was doing, but he had just delivered a line about what a miracle what had happened was when the cover blew off the skylight. The sun was in the perfect position to cause a column of light to emanate from the skylight directly onto Aldo. He looked up and immediately dropped to his knee and said something like "Yes ! A miracle!" He didn't skip a beat. It was as though it had been planned.
He is missed. Mike