This month has been full of fun things. I’ve performed many private shows this month, some for the Greenhill School, PRA Destination Management, and others. I also kicked off the month by lecturing in Tyler, TX to a fun and enthusiastic crowd. My magic was featured in several magazines this month:
LINKING RING April 2010 (p.36 & 113) Lecturing for Ring 15
MAGIC April 2010 (p.85) Review of Bamboozlers Two
MAGICANA April/May 2010 (p.22) Review & Interview
One of the big things that happened here in Dallas was the implosion of Texas Stadium. I performed there as a kid back when I was in choir in my Elementary School days. I met the famous Crazy Ray there (in a private suite) and he showed me some magic. I attended a game there as a kid back when Staubach was the quarterback and Landry was the coach. And I performed there a few times in the End Zone restaurant for some private events. I didn’t realize until they were demolishing it just how many memories I had from there.
The big news is that I turned 40 this month. Yes, you read that right… 40!!! Time flies when you are having fun. I had a big party here with friends and food. One of my good friends, Tony Trippi, DJ’d the party and kept things lively with his song selections and video mash-ups. My friend Richard Dominguez drew caricatures for all of the willing patrons. Everyone had a blast including myself. I celebrated for many days with special dinners with other friends and family as well. One dinner took me to Pappadeuax- which is always good, another was steaks the size of Texas at my dad’s place, and on my actual birthday I ate at the famous Nana Grill. Now I just need to lose all the weight I’ve gained.
When I returned home from my tour of Oz I realized that I was nearly sold-out of my DVD titled Pockets Full of Miracles. This means to date over 2000 copies have sold. Wow! I think the video has done well because it is real world working effects and there are 23 of them on the disc. Most discs these days offer anywhere from 1 to 10 tricks. So I just released what I dubbed the “Anniversary Edition”. It is the same material, but with a slightly altered cover in a slim shell case. You can see the teaser video below.