Monday, August 17, 2009
WMF Greg Solomon
There are two Greg Solomons that might be confused with one another. The first one is this. He is a hard working magician. He smiles a lot, and belongs in our circle of nerds. He is ok.
But the other... well he belongs to youtube. A man who is so full of himself when you listen to him speak. He speaks of himself in third person and most of his appearances are in artsy black and white. He talks slowly and with a redundant style using big words. And I would not be bothered by that if he had chosen not to invade the art that I love.
You might say: "So what the Chicago Opener aka Red Hot Momma aka Best Card Trick in the World by Al Leech has been spoiled over and over." Well yes, that is true but this man has a cult following. Over three million times has the video above been seen. That is spoiling on a big level.
Is that Greg a magician? ...He claims to have done magic when he was younger to score with chicks. Wow, even better. Crash any dignity that magic has!
So this weeks magic failure is Greg. Not the REAL Greg Solomon, not the one that actually does magic. But the black and white one.