Great post Steerpike.
Anyways, this will be my last post on this forum in a long time so i dont care if someone takes what im saying the wrong way or if i get banned for using foul language or whatever.
The reason? I have found the answer to one of the questions i have been given a lot of thought for quit some time. The question has been "Why is not magic moving forward" and why is not magic getting the respect and recognition we think it deserves by the public?"
I got the answer to my question after observing several threads like this on several forums. Most magicians have their head so far upp their own asses that they wont allow them self to see clearly anymore.
Completely agree. Blowhards, windbags, and people who like to talk in circles like Brad are why most people think magicians have low social IQ and are out of touch with trends and what is cool and current.
This is why Criss "got lucky" and guys like Brad didn't.
Here is the fundamental difference all this arguing comes down too: I don't think the magicians during the Letterman show represented us positively, I think it only furthers the stereotypes (an unfortunately true one) that the general public has of us.
Brad believes the magicians did fine and that people saw it and didn't dislike it.
And that's where it is. That's the baseline fundamental difference and no amount of talking in circles is going to change that. Brad sees that everything is fine and rattles off names no one cares about, I live in the real world where the Masked Magician is infinitely more of a household name than most magicians.
My "fight" here was simply to get magicians who still are young enough to not fall for the same path that guys like Brad did because it only leads to bitterness at the end.
That's it for me on this.