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I had to.

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OMG!  I wish I hadn't watched that.
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Too bad you cannot "unwatch" certain things.  This would be a candidate.
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I have, unfortunately, seen this before.

The version I saw had a disclaimer at the beginning stating that all the "magic" shown in the video was "100% real".

As if that makes it any better [rofl]

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As opposed to fake magic?
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As opposed to fake magic?


Seems reasonable, based on the source! Haha

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OK so the above video was from the 80s which could explain the high hair and clothes? But can somebody tell me why he's still at it with this
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I would think his magic career, would be enough?

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Seems reasonable, based on the source! Haha

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In the mid-1990's, magician Criss Angel asked industrial musician Klay Scott (of Circle of Dust fame) to incorporate a soundtrack for his 'World of Illusion' theatrical stage shows. At the time, Klay put Circle of Dust on hold and formed random music projects such as Brainchild and Argyle Park. With the disbandment of Argyle Park, Klay and Criss both agreed to form an industrial rock band of their own, featuring Dave Sussman (later of Bile) on guitar for the live band. The project was called Angeldust in the early years and for the release of the first soundtrack-album 'Musical Conjurings From World of Illusion', however the project was later rebranded to coincide with two further soundtrack volumes and simply released under the Criss Angel title instead of Angeldust and dubbed the 'System' trilogy.

As Klay and Criss began to write the songs, they began to develop a strong friendship. Both loved to make the same type of music and both had the same cyberpunk visual image that was incorporated heavily into the World of Illusion stage-shows. Angeldust did not last that long as Criss went onto to further his solo illusionist career and Klay formed his latest project, Celldweller. Up to this day, even though both men are busy with their own successful projects, Klay still helps Criss Angel make music for his popular Mindfreak television show, most notably the theme song to the show. Accordingly, Klayton can be seen in the Mindfreak music video, playing guitar and keyboards. Select songs from the System trilogy have since been compiled and re-released on the Criss Angel Mindfreak soundtrack.

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Here is another of Criss's more recent videos where he directs, for his son and other children with cancer.
Besides the subject matter moving me, my band in the 70s "Pisello" opened for Twisted Sister in Brooklyn.

My music career gave way to my magic and I honestly, am glad it did.

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He also had a video on his show where Sully from Godsmack and others played with him.  A little more mainstream music compared to the other music videos. 



Disclaimer: I did enjoy watching Criss Angel's Mindfreak while it was on.  He gets a lot of flack for some of his effects but I remember he had some good close up chops too.

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In the spirit of Senor Fubuloso's tag "If you can't say something nice..." I must say that the drummer had some decent rock and roll chops.
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Love him, or hate him at the very least we should respect that he had the guts to follow his dreams and not give a @#$% what his fellow entertainers thought of his approach to music/magic. 
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I honestly can't think, of any reason to hate Criss. He's a wonderful person. Could it be perhaps, that there are magicians JEALOUS of his success? If so, WORK HARDER! Your career, is in your hands.
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Not jealous at all, Señor.  Just embarrassed for his sake by the original video you posted.


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I honestly can't think, of any reason to hate Criss. He's a wonderful person. Could it be perhaps, that there are magicians JEALOUS of his success? If so, WORK HARDER! Your career, is in your hands.


you can't be serious though...


Wonderful person? you must not know him, or have never heard stories about him 

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Hearsay stories, is no substitute for personal experience.

In my dealing with Criss (and admittedly they are not many) he has been a WONDERFUL person to me. I helped him in his show on Broadway beneath the WWE store and not only was he gracious and professional but gave courtesy to any working magician, wanting to see his show. That was many years ago and perhaps things have changed but until I KNOW different because of my own personal dealings with him, I won't be so pompous as to disparage him in an online forum. I'd suggest, checking out my signature to see why.

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