Join international magic star Flip Hallema on this special double-length video as he performs and teaches his original rope creations-and it’s rope magic unlike any you’ve ever seen before. In most of the effects, the rope isn’t even cut, yet the sequences are funny, whimsical-and very magical. And, best of all, it’s easy to do! What’s more, all of the effects are modular. Perform the routines as taught or add your favorite sequences to rope routines you already perform. So, get a piece of rope and follow along with Flip-and learn some truly magical rope magic!
Australia is not the first place you think of as a crate-digger's paradise. But these 20 slices from the country's early-Seventies season in commercial R&B and pop-jazz fusion are a lively lesson in the ingenious adaption of imported trends over an extreme distance. This is overwhelmingly white funk: "Back on the Street Again," an Etta James cover by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, and the ID's "Feel Awlright" are examples of hot shots from Australia's Sixties-beat and heavy-rock scenes finding their dance-floor feet; a track by the progressive-rock band Tamam Shud comes from the soundtrack to a 1971 surfing documentary. But it is all robust fun with intriguing sampling prospects.