Tuesday, September 14, 2010
WMF Sven Combs
Sven Combs, a German magician, fire dance, balloon twister, and entertainer. Sven Combs is a typical Jack of all Trades, Master of None. Panturio or Waayatan is his stage name. And he was one of the mentalists in the German version of the Next Uri Geller. During that time all he did on national television was instantly picked apart by YouTube.
He of all should know how much it hurts the art if you expose magic on that platform. At least one would think so.
Aside from the exposure of "his own" effects (Recapped by Gregory Wilson) this was a piss poor presentation. He hardly knows what he is saying and obviously no rehearsal took place. If you speak an German you will get a chuckle of his weird choice of words and his overall inability to speak a whole sentence without any mistakes. This man, who presents himself on a local network should not perform.
He is the reason why people, if they think of magician, think of this kind of helpless, pitiful creature.
And this is just the first episode of many more to follow. Sad world.
According to an amateurish interview the aim of that show is to inform people about illusions, magic, witchcraft, deception and other phenomenon. So far it was just spoiling of magic. Bad magic, but magic nonetheless.
I know that I should not judge a book by it's cover, but this is a book that stinks. Hope it gets cancelled and never sees the light of day.
Waayatan, Panturio or Sven, whatever name you listen to: that seriously sucks. Stop it! I heard from others that there used to be a time, when you were cool. Go back in time. In the present future you are Weekly Magic Failure.