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1. What musical endeavors are you currently pursuing?
2. Out of all of your original material, what is the ratio of stuff you use and stuff you don't?
3. Have you ever had an all-night comedy session with Mac King, Chris Mayhew and Bill Malone?
I met you at LIMAC (Long Island Magic Convention) a few months ago.
Thanks for signing my Jerry's. Still got them/still using them.
Anyways, here's my question.
1) Is it important to relate to your spectators when your performing or is it better to practice patter like you would practice a trick? (Talking to them vs. talking at them: for them to listen and not have any input other than the reactions). I don't have set patter on any trick. I usually just go with it and say whatever seems right. I feel it's more personal that way so they can feel like their part of the effect, and not just watching me like a TV screen.
On a side note, I think that setting strong patter would eliminate hecklers because sometimes when you get people involved with a trick and you get on same the level as them, they think that they can mess around and show the people whose really "running the show". Which is better?
2) Have you ever performed at a gig you just weren't ready for? What happened?
3) Has there been a time when you were trying to be funny and it just wasn't working for you?
1. What is your favorite all-time effect that you have created?
2. As someone who wants to push myself further into my magic, what are some of the best things you have done to better your magic?
3. I see you using the Bicycle Rider Red Back cards most of the time, do you prefer those over the custom decks?
1) During the time from the release of the first three projects and the making of the new ones, was there ever a moment where you actually didn't feel like going through with 4,5, and 6 for any reasons?
2) In comparison to the first three DG projects, how was the process of the new three different in terms of all around experience and effort?
3) When everything with the new three projects of yours were done, what were the first things that came to mind?
What do you think about the direction the magic market is headed?
Who are the magicians who inspire you as a performer and a magical thinker?
What mistakes have you made as a magician and what piece of advice would you give to a magician starting out to help steer them away from those pitfalls?
Someone mentioned discussing your creative process, so I thought I'd ask around those lines.
- Do you reserve time for just thinking about new ideas, or do you just take them as they come?
- Do you practice improvisational effects such as your impromptu Sam the Bellhop?
- When trying to create a new routine or even just a trick, do you follow a set method? Such as starting with the result you would like to achieve and working backwards or starting with some sleights you might want to use and going forward.
So I'm not going to lie, I'm 42 and have been into magic since I was a child, mostly cards but coins and other stuff I could find out about as well.
We live on a limited income so we just got the internet about two years ago, and when we did I started looking for magic. And boy did I ever find it. I found T11 n some other really cool sites. And In the last 2 yrs, You and about 5 or 6 others have really influenced me to perform magic for people other than my family and friends. I've actually been walking up to people in the mall or on the street while I'm out and let me tell you, while it totally embarrasses my girls and my wife, it totally freaks peope out as well, and for that, I thank all of you! I'm actually working up the nerve to approach a couple of local resturant owners.
Right now I work construction, and the past few years, we've missed a lot of work days due to "schedule conflicts". With the training from U n the others, (believe me I practice every chance I get), the extra income would totally help!
Anyway My question to you is, " What was the single defining moment in your life when you decided this is what you were going to do? Was it a performance you saw, was it a performance you gave, was it something you read, , was it something someone said to you? What? "
I know that sounds cliche', but isnt that the 64,000 dollar question? Dosen't everyone want to know why their idols do what they do? I do!