Street Magic Magazine August/September 2007
by Black's Magic
This Issue's Highlights:
Feature: Morgan Strebler
think that since you know how to bend a fork that
you’re ready to take on the world? Get in line, I’m
afraid. There’s someone in front who’s already on the
verge. After some rough times and some incredible
times, Morgan is now ready to take what’s his and has
the chops, talent, look, and dedication to make it all
happen. Our Publisher and Chief Of Staff, James L.
Clark, takes another cover story and brings it to life
with this fascinating talk with Mr. Strebler. What you
read inside will give you new found appreciation of
‘what it takes’ to make in the world of magic.
Stepping Up to the Plate!
Jamie D. Grant is the man. No seriously, he is the
man for this issue of Street Magic Magazine. Jamie
became the de facto editor as he is next in line to
So, when James left for a
business trip out to meet with Cyril, Jamie stepped up
to the plate and gave the rest of the crew the
necessary leadership required to make this current
issue a reality.
From managing the writers
and contributors to assuring all of the necessary
content made it in time for layout—Jamie really took
the bull by the horns and made it happen. Without his
direction, it wouldn't have happened.
We're tremendously happy with the way this issue
has turned out, so make sure you say hi to Jamie and
give him a well-deserved ataboy when you get a chance.
He deserves the credit, but if you have any
complaints... you can still fire those off to James to
handle... that's always entertaining for the rest
of us here at SM!
Well, we might as well just roll right into
Magic Friday then since we were just stroking
Jamie's genius (I’m trying to get promoted here
myself), and this rendition of his unique way of
For those of you who are
fans of Jamie D. Grant's fantastic Magic Fridays,
then you are not going to be disappointed by the
content this time around.
fashion, our Content Editor Editor kicks it into high
gear with some real world reviews on three great
Cap by Creative Magic
- Shoe Pouch by Eric Evans
- Sudden Deck II by David
And as we said in the last
issue, watch out... Jamie's reviews have been
known to sell at least three items for every 25,000+
people who read them!
The LA 411
We’re totally excited to have some new
contributors this issue and are very happy to welcome
them all to the Street Magic Team!
Ramblings Gerry Katzman gives you a look from the
inside-out with his views from the goings on the City
of Angels. From the latest at the Castle to hanging
out with the stars (check out the pic of Jennifer Love
Hewitt) Gerry is sure to catch your eyes and ears with
his unique take on life in the big city.
Eric Evans gives us the word...
This has to be one of the highest anticipated
columns we’ve come across.
realized that “Street Magic” didn’t mean kidz with
kardz, they began asking when we were going to get an
article written by a professional busker.
And when word began to spread that Eric Evans was on
board to write, the calls started coming in. When this
man speaks, the true workers listen.
has performed all over the world and we can’t wait for
you to listen to the wisdom that he’s going to share
More Reviews and Tricks
After a costly study, we found that the first
thing magicians turned to was the review section and
then the trick section of Street Magic Magazine. Bound
and determined to make this magazine a publication for
the real magicians out there (i.e. people who actually
perform magic for people as opposed to guys who just
quote’n’post~ if you don’t know what quote’n’posting
is then you better pick this issue up) we’ve put in
more reviews for tricks that you’ll actually use and
some reviews to prevent you from buying absolute crap.
Combine that with some effects from the likes of Bill
Abbott and Todd Robbins and you’ve got a couple
amazing days of reading and learning ahead of you.
The Blow Off
an e-mail about us not giving enough attention to the
history of magic, we promptly got in touch with Jeremy
Weiss to teach us how it all began.
takes us on a trip down memory lane with an educating
tale of how it all really went down. And it’s not how
you think. Jeremy brings us back to a time where magic
meant something more than just trying to make a buck.
Namely making two bucks.
Read more to find
out how they did it...
Do you know who
James Harrison is yet?
Well you should.
After all he knows all about you- including your
Drivers Licence number, your Amex number, and the
telephone number for that waitress you just met.
And for his third edition of his popular
series, he’s going to let you in on more of his
thoughts about how to get into people’s hearts and
minds, along with their pockets.
an easy thing what he does but James gives you some
professional insight on what it takes to reach down
Plus so much more!
Street Magic is a cross between magazines like
Maxim, FHM, GQ, and Thrasher with a magic flavor that
makes us stand WAY out from the crowd. We are fresh,
up-to-date, and from the streets.
BS, we don’t play politics, and we are in your face
with hard-hitting articles, features, reviews, and
in-depth interviews with the hottest magicians around.
If some piece in our magazine doesn’t get you pissed
off or thinking, then we’ve not done our job.
We are here to provoke intelligent thought, logical
discourse, and to positively influence magicians of
all levels into thinking outside the proverbial
“magic” box, and start pushing our art to the next
SM is a magazine for the thinking
magician—for artists who don’t want to fall in line
and be like everyone else, but want to stand out from
the crowd and be proud of who they are, where they are
going, what they accomplish, and the legacy they leave
behind. SM is about you and we prove that by featuring
magicians of all levels. You don’t have to have been
dead for 70 years to get the cover.
about the rising leaders in magic—the ones who
entertain on the street, stage, and screen today, in
the near future, and in the days to come. And we are
for all the magic shops—the places that got us into
magic in the first place. We are not about ad space;
we are about content and producing a magazine that
increases the public’s interest in our art.
But most of all, we are totally unpredictable.
Period. You’ll never know what’s going to happen next
in SM—and that’s what makes us really stand out.