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Magic Magazine Cover

Some bands want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Some people want to be on the cover of GQ. Growing up I always thought the Linking Ring would be the cool cover to be on. The International Brot...

Cautionary Tale

“ You can tell a lot about a magician by the way they hold a pack of cards” Herb Morrissey“Some people are just beautifully wrapped boxes of shit”I...

Virtual Magic Shows

The name of this blog is Setec Astronomy; an anagram for Too Many Secrets. Magic has sec...

Isolation

Its week four of isolation.  The business of being a comedian and a magician has still haulted.  Stagnation isn’t good for the performing arts, but then again, neither is a pandemic. I miss the stage so much.  I’ve never had this much time off since I was 16 years old starting out in showbusiness.  There isn’t even a conference or convention that nee...

Covid Comedy?

I came back from performing in California at Marvyns Magic theatre March 2nd.  LAX airport was a mess then, I can only imagine what travel is like now. My suspicion is travel these days would be akin to a cross between the Hunger Games and Fight Club, but who knows.I’m not sure where all this is going, or when anyone will be performing again.  The c...

Innovation Time

The covid-19 virus is here in Toronto.  Its destroying the travel and leisure industries worldwide. Cruise ships, Disney, concerts, conventions, schools, you name it, they’re all closed.  It seems pretty bleak for us who make our living entertaining large groups of people. For once I’m more hopeful than others, and think things will improve sooner, rather than ...

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

You become a creature of it.  The hotels, airports, Ubers, the public restrooms and the enigma of how people toilet themselves in a way that makes the mess you see before you. I find a certain zen calm to it all. I’ve been a professional traveller for the better part of 30 years. I’m the Willy Lowman of the airport set. Not sure if its familiarity, genuine comf...

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Do Comedians Hate Magicians & Variety Acts?

There’s lots of hacky middle of the road comedians.  This is not a comparison to them, but to the original artists, the true comics. Making the comparison comedian to variety act is nearly impossible. Yet every comedy variety act desperately wants that title “Comedian”.  They name themselves comedian and along with it come a host of issues. There are...

Regrets in Show Business

“You follow them out of the clubs, or they follow you out of the clubs. “I’ve heard that since I was 16 or 17 years old when I was starting out in comedy clubs.  I totally ignored it. To this day my greatest regret in my show business career is that I never built a fan base. Chasing them out of the clubs was a mistake. I should have been figuring out a way to ge...