Looch: The Black Project
©2015 Looch
Hardcover, two volumes, nearly 600 pages
The Black Project
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Looch: The Black Project

Comments: Limited to 400 copies worldwide. From the product description, "“Within The Black Project, you’ll find an array of painful and funny performance memoirs and the lessons they taught me. My approach to opening a walk around set, my tips on negotiating your fees and the business of mentalism, along with the methods to many of the things I am best known for – including Influence, Enigma, A prediction which fooled the police that had been secured in their evidence room for 24hrs, The Score (heralded as the best method for the Bank Nite plot ever), Peek-A-Choo, The Subliminal Force, Cue & Hay, and much, much more. Already being hailed as the release of the year The Black Project will, in addition to the books, also include performance footage, audio interviews, mind reading memoirs, and other downloadable content.” Available from Looch: http://theblackproject.co.uk/

Contents (Courtesy Ethan Hunt; updated 10/2015):

Book 1

1 Intro (Looch)
5 Foreword (Marc Spelmann)
9 Intro to the Black Project (Looch)

13 Opening a walk around set
36 The Poverty Spec Thumb Writer
41 Performance Memoir: Looch the Stripper???
45 Negotiating the Gig:
57 F**k Off Effect:
- Memoir One: The man they call Looch (Todd Landman)
- Memoir Two: Too Strong (Roni Shachnaey)
- Sweet Shop / Candy Store (Roger Curzon)
- Incorporating Readings with Neil Scryer & Richard Webster 
- Spectator as Mind Reader with Peter Turner

101 Performance Memoir: The Police & The Producer

105 Marked Cards in Mentalism
149 Reconnaissance and the Art of Harvesting Online Information
167 Performance Memoir: the King & Queen
171 The Subliminal Force
181 Performance Memoir: Alpha Male / Drunken A**ehole
187 Influence
213 Performance Memoir: Being aware of your surroundings
219 The Article
249 Performance Memoir: Thinking on your feet
253 Peek-Achoo:

Book 2

5 Foreword (Marc Salem)

9 The Score
29 Performance Memoir: Five hours Late!
37 Enigma
- Enigma Variations (Atlas Brookings)
- Natalia (Marc Spelmann)
71 The Scene
87 Performance Memoir: Mustang Mary|
91 The Spin Force: with coins
- Fish & Chips (Laurence Hookway)
- The Lucky Talisman (Atlas Brookings)
- Orchestration (Michael Murray)
141 Confession
159 Tracker
175 Performance Memoir: Junglist Massive
181 Colormatch Routine
219 Cue & Hay
- The Desirable Q&A with Dave Moses
- Further thoughts by Iain Dunford
259 Performance Memoir: Man vs Machine
267 Thanks