I think time is speeding up. I can’t believe it’s already 2019. I kicked off the year again by doing a show for Phoenix House on January 1st. These mostly withdrawn teens go bananas when I’m performing my magic there. My show is only half an hour but I usually end up being there 2 hours to visit and sign autographs. I think they are just happy to have company and to know that anything is possible when you set your mind to it.
These first two months of 2019 have been filled with private and corporate events. Once again I’ve been in the homes of millionaires and billionaires. I did a string of shows for Omni Hotels. Plus some casinos in Oklahoma utilized my services. I took my father to my gig at one casino on Fat Tuesday. Some of those backwoods gamblers thought I was from another planet.
I took a vacation to Vegas and stayed on one of the Hilton Grand Vacations properties. While in Vegas I saw some amazing shows and ate well at various fine dining establishments. I only gambled a little but came out ahead which is good. As an excursion I toured the Neon Graveyard and it was actually pretty cool. I was surprised how much of Vegas’ history I knew.
After Vegas I went on to Los Angeles to see my friends Lorna, Chloe, Mitch, Jeff and Riccardo. It was fun spending a little time with each of them. While in LA I took in the Magic Castle and saw many great shows during the Valentine’s week. I also had the chance to meet and visit with Crispin Glover (of Back to Future fame) and Bob Odenkirk (who plays Saul in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul).
Back at home I did a TV spot on WFAA to promote a run of shows I’m doing for Reunion Tower.
My home is turning into an arcade. I had a pool table, shuffleboard, two slot machines, three pinballs, one multicade, one pachinko machine, one vintage arcade, plus my big screen with various gaming systems. I just added another pinball machine called Safecracker and another arcade game called Ice Cold Beer; both of these machines are rare and collectible. I’ve recently created a custom DJT coin for my machines and to use as business cards.
When not performing my shows or traveling I am working on projects. I’ve got a secret project due out in June. I recently signed another book deal with Dover books. If it goes we will do a third project together too. I am slowly compiling Bamboozlers Volume Four. I hope to release a Bamboozlers Deck before the end of the year. Plus I always have ten other projects I’m tinkering with.