November 14, 2021 in Blogs
I do my take on an old-fashioned blindfold routine. This is one where I wanted to go more for laughs than wows, and I think it definitely worked. Though it’s clear that some of the best comedy came from the unplanned moments, which definitely helped with the performance.
November 6, 2021 in Blogs
I perform the “Limitless One-Ahead” routine from The Jerx. I did fumble one part, but thankfully the rest of it went very smoothly.
J.R. was a great participant. He’s often talked to me about how much he enjoys magic after the shows, so I’m glad he chose to volunteer for an effect where he has the power. I didn’t think he’d be that amazed, but it feels good to know this routine really brought the wow factor.
October 23, 2021 in Blogs
The bar I perform at had their Halloween party this weekend, which included a costume contest and karaoke in addition to the traditional open mic. So to fit the mood of the season, I dolled myself up in drag and performed a nice little haunted routine based on Ted Lesley’s “Origami Telekinesis.” It didn’t go fully as planned – one of the gimmicks I’d prepared broke before I could use it, but it still left a strong impression on the audience. I like to reserve more bizarre effects for special occasions, and I’m glad this one was successful.
Also, anime fans may pick up on a little shout out in my ghost story.
October 8, 2021 in Blogs
To mark one year of doing my mentalism act at open mics I decided to do another performance of my very first routine – ESP Triple Play (inspired by Max Maven’s “Psiangle”). When I started out last October, I was very stilted and awkward. I wanted to be the scholarly, serious psychic, and it really hurt my performance. Doing these sessions over the last year have shown me that more warmth and humor play a great role in building a stronger rapport with the audience. I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m happy with my progress.
September 4, 2021 in Blogs
My take on Paul Hallas’ effect “Number Force Plus”, as taught to me Paul Mellan, proprietor of the magic shop I frequent. As you can see, it gets a strong reaction even if your name isn’t Paul.
Big thanks to Gibby for being such a great participant.
August 19, 2021 in Blogs
July 12, 2021 in Blogs
My first performance in an official show. I was honored to be a part of this, and hope to do more in the future.
Apologies for any sound issues – I didn’t know we’d be performing outside until shortly before the show.
Effects performed are, in order:
1.) Drawing Duplication
3.) ESP Card Matching
June 5, 2021 in Blogs
Performed a pseudo-psychometry routine. I’d been trying to figure out a good way to present this for a while, and I found the answer in Ted Lesley’s book Paramiracles. Based on how much everyone enjoyed it, I’d say Ted knew what he was talking about.