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Back In The Saddle, Again!

Posted on Jul 09, 2021 | Tags:

Back In The Saddle Again In-person magic shows are back, and I’m looooooving it! To be very very honest, I am going to miss the era of Zoom magic shows. They were efficient, and simple. That said, I disliked them for that same reason. As much fun as it was performing Zoom magic shows for birthdays it took a lot — and I mean a LOT — of energy to get into each performance. Sometimes I was lucky enough to do 5, or even 6, Zoom magic shows in a day. With each show being in the exact sa...

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A WonderPhil Audience

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 | Tags:

"You've been a wonderful audience!" That's the final line spoken on stage by countless comics, magicians, singers, and... the list goes on. Or, it would if my thoughts could keep up with my typing. For those who've never performed regularly for audiences, this line may seem like an empty courtesy, rather than a genuine thanks. Granted, a lot of the time it may be, but that just comes out of habit, I'm sure. The fact is, the audience plays a huge role in the success of a s...

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Why Are There So Many Card Tricks?

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Tags: 8 and under magic hat

Magicians and playing cards go hand in hand. (Play on words not intended, but noticed and enjoyed!) It’s gotten to the point that it’s an almost sad cliche. In fact, I don’t know a magician who leaves the house without a deck of cards. Personally, I’ve usually got one in my coat, a few in my glove box and one or two in my sling pack, which is with me more often than not. As a magician, I think this is fine. I’ve met people who can perform absolute miracles with playing car...

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You Can Learn to Be a Magician

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 | Tags: 5 and under arts and crafts games rabbit

I’m always being asked how I learned magic. Usually this is asked out of pure curiosity. On occasion it’s asked because someone wants to learn as well, and they want to know the path I’ve taken. For the former I tend to make up elaborate stories, for fun. For instance, an owl once dropped a letter through my mail slot… Then I tell them the cold dull truth: I read a lot. I practiced a lot. Then I read more and practiced more. For the latter, people who have the desire to learn m...

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