This has been a productive month. I had 20 gigs in May. Which sounds like I had 11 days off but it didn’t feel that way. I attended many fun private events like my friend Jared’s house party, dinner with my parents, dinner with friends, my sister Chelsye’s birthday and my sister Jodi’s wedding in their new beautiful home. My wife and I are very happy for Jodi and Bryce. It was a nice ceremony and it was a privilege to meet many of their friends and Bryce’s family.
The countless award-winning Michael Dardant stayed the night one evening and we stayed up until 2am playing video games. The up and coming magician Ben Jackson stopped by for a visit and we hashed out some ideas for a television show that he is working on. My wife and I had our 22nd anniversary but we’ve actually spent 26 years together. We will celebrate in style later this year.
I just released my new Winning Spinning Nickels; click here to learn more about them. Many of the photos from my photo shoot with Joel Chan are done and I’ve been adding them to my website. See my resume page, my services page and my references page to see many of the new photos. I have more photos that I will find a way to incorporate at a later date. Some of the Scam School episodes that were shot in late April are beginning to air. See one that is dedicated to entertaining folks with matches below:
My new Magic Math Sticks, Consecutive Conundrum puzzle and 7 Lucky Dice are selling well. Typically in one year I will release a couple of new items. This year I am focusing on expanding my product line. I have a production team now who is working on some upcoming DVD releases for me as well. It’s a lot to juggle all of this while performing and traveling but I love it. My regular gig at Bostons in McKinney is going strong and I’m there two nights a week. Come see me Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm and Fridays 7-9pm. I have many regulars that come to see me weekly now so I’m constantly working on new things.
One exciting gig for me this month was flying to Columbus, OH on Sunday May 25th. I lectured for Penguin Magic that night which was broadcast all over the world via the internet. The feedback has been tremendous. Many have said it was the best lecture they’ve witnessed. Hearing that means a lot to me seeing how over 100 guys that I respect have done the same there. Apparently I set a record for the most magic per minute with the variety of effects I performed. You can download the lecture and read the reviews by clicking on the picture above.
I also drove to West Virginia the next day and did a little magic for some folks. Since I was paid I can now say I’ve performed professionally in 41 of the states. That was a very long day for me. That morning I ate breakfast in Columbus, OH, had lunch in Wheeling, WV, had dinner in Atlanta, GA and then flew to DFW and was home in bed just north of Dallas before midnight. Life is never boring!