Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tarantula - get it while it's hot!

I've always loved Steve Fearson's floating cigarette. It's been my opening stage and parlor bit for over 20 years.
Now I can add to my walkaround some other cool stuff: Tarantula.
You need to head over to Penguin Magic and check out the video. If you like what you see, then I suggest you invest time and money for this one.

Also noteworthy is the Gecko. Both are great 1-2 punches for spring and summer walk around magic.

Check out the sites!


Great Magic Card Trick
Magic Trick

Friday, December 26, 2008

Mr Magic: He's Now Available 24/7

Mr. Magic.
He's there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can you imagine having friends choose a card, hand them a phone
and have Mr. Magic do all the work? (of course, YOU take the bow).

Check out the new website, join the emailing list, and try a


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New Magic Has Arrived: The Old Card Trick Updated

Hi All,

I haven't posted for awhile, because I have been busy with some other adventures. One was going toe to toe with a famous Australian Magician over who invented the Balloon in a Dog trick first.

But all that "legal stuff" aside, I'd like to announce a brand new, out of the box website, featuring a new kind of "magic" never before created.

It's called 1-800-MrMagic, and it can be found at

All you have to do is click on the link above, and you are there!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Magic Tricks and Spring Cleaning

Hope your summer is into full swing. Mine is just starting with the warm weather FINALLY hitting Seattle (90 today). OK, HOT weather.

I finally had the opportunity to pull out my old cardboard boxes and re-organize my magic into nice plastic boxes that seal on top.

That's definitely the way to go. No moisture damage, or accidental "crushes" from storage stacking mishaps.

I found a 'real old' illusion. Blackstone Jr performed it live on Merv Griffin. It involved a tray, some wooden colored balls, and a shotglass (I'll have to describe it in detail in another post).John Carswell, who worked for Blackstone Sr. made it for me. John was a awesome guy. He was in charge of care-taking and patching up Sr's show when they were on the road.

John continued to make magic gear and illusions until he passed away a few years ago. I didn't attend the broken wand ceremony because, well, I don't like funerals. My very first funeral I can remember was an open casket (note to parents: don't EVER take your 8 yr old to an open casket funeral).

So, John's illusion is magnificent - but made with the eyes and hands of an 84 year old. I have fond memories of him. I am going to have the props re-tooled and brought back into the magic fold this winter, so be on the lookout for the grandest of all parlour magic illusions.

Amazing what a Spring Cleaning can do...

More to come...