Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Right To Reply
Nice to hear a Russ Stevens on the issue. He had time to think about it and to make up his mind. Not in Shawn Farquhar's favor. Personally I changed my mind too. Part of it. I still believe that the strength of ANY shape of my heart routine is not the magic, but the music. It is a wonderfully cheesy piece of music that people react too well to. If you take away the music you got two boring routines. Showing me how important music is and how music is an open gateway to our emotions.
And about the aspect of theft: I see two people. One caught in a lie, the other one bashing him. You decide which is which.
Edit: It was brought to my attention that some readers may have no idea what this is all about. Briefly: Shawn Farquhar won FISM in 2009 with a card routine that uses the song "Shape of my Heart" by Sting. Aside from the fact that I personally think that the award should not have been given to Shawn Farquhar, because it was a god awful performance, it created an interesting debate. The main idea of the routine (producing cards as named in the song) seemed to have been stolen by Shawn Farquhar from a UK performer named Russ Stevens. In 2009 there was quite a bit a debate about it, that mainly started from this and cardmans blog. The magic news website iTricks wrote about it and things got started. Ok... that was just a brief update.