Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I'm pleased to offer a new booklet featuring some of my thoughts and work on the Bill In Lemon. It's a great overall view of the trick and it's strengths and high points. It's a great companion piece to my Bill In Lemon release, The Final Answer, a few years back but certainly stands on it's own if you don't own TFA.
I just heard from Chris Randall in Las Vegas and he said "Wow! This is great! I'll never do the torn corner again." Amen, brother!
Check out my website to see more details on this fine magical publication.
That's all for now. Happy tricking!
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Friday, July 9, 2010
Have you ever been out in a public situation and an opportunity presents itself and you're not prepared? It's happened to me before... I wind up somewhere, meet someone with connections or possible business opportunity who says, "Do something for me!" And I'm empty handed, or empty pocketed as the case may be.
In that case, your mantra should be "Be the guy."
I'm not saying you should go to the grocery loaded to the gills with close up paraphenalia but I always carry something with me. An invisible deck, a ring flight, just something that I can do to blow them away on the spot.
These should be tricks that are quick to perform, with little "prop-age" but tons of impact. It should engage the viewer and leave them with an unforgettable moment.
Along those same lines, I try not to leave the house looking like a bum. now, I'm not wearing a tux out to the bank, but I try not to wear my crappy, ripped up work jeans!
When someone says "What to do you do?" and you say "I'm a magician," and they say "Can you show me something?"....who wants to see you scramble for props, bumbling around in your stretched out 1980's Color Me Bad tee shirt anyway?
"Be the guy" means being prepared and looking respectable and successful on a daily basis. It makes me feel better and more motivated.
"Be the guy" means being able to confidently take advantage of unexpected connections that present themselves and look good while doing it.
"Be the guy" means, well.... Be the guy!
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