In the October 2007 issue of Magic Magazine there was an article on Erik Buss and something about his spring snake routine. Honestly I skipped past it at first because I had NO idea what they were talking about. The pictures showed some guy (Eric) smiling far too much in a T shirt in front of some weird contraption. I eventually went back and read the article, and still none of it made too much sense.
While reading the Magic Cafe forums I found the video of what the heck the whole article was about, and I’d like to share that with you now.
You may remember a few days ago I made a post talking about magic on the TV show House. I quickly looked online but I couldn’t find out much more information about it. Today my new issue of MAGIC magazine came in. In the “Magic Update” column by Shawn McMaster they had a story about the magic in that episode. It turns out that the sick patient is actually close-up magician of the year Steve Valentine. I couldn’t find any videos of him performing, but there is some clips on his site of his acting.
It also turns out that Tony Clark was the magic consultant for the episode. Tony Clark is amazing and I hope I have the opportunity to meet him one day. Here’s a video I found of him on youtube.
Hey guys, you can find full episodes of Phenomenon online to download at http://www.nbc.com/Phenomenon/video/episodes.shtml
On the final episode all the contestants got a bit of time to show the audience something new. I just found a clip of it that you can download here and see some of the other comments.
I hope you all caught tonight’s final episode of Phenomenon. Tonight they eliminated the rest of the contestants and gave first place to Mike Super along with $250,000. I thought his performance tonight wasn’t as good as the other routines he presented, but it was still very well done. He’s got a great personality and it shines through so well on TV.
Here’s a clip of Mike Super from last week’s episode:
For those of you who know me personally you’ll know that I’m a HUGE fan of the t.v. show House. If you got a chance to see it last night then you’ll know that the patient in last nights episode (S04E08) was a magician who becomes sick while doing the Chinese Water Cell Tortue Escape. I’m sure this episode will re-air again once the season is over, so keep an eye out. I’ve posted some pictures from the episode below.
I’m sure most of you are familiar have heard of Cirque de Soleil before, but never Cirque Sublime. Well, they’ve both have circus type stunts and tricks, along with rhythmic music and dramatic theatrical elements. I don’t think they’re related at all, but they are kind of similar. Maybe in a big city you could find a run of Cirque de Soleil, but not here in the Okanagan Vally. But you WILL find Cirque Sublime! I got myself two tickets for the show in Vernon last Friday and it was great!
All of the tricks were mesmerizing and the whole show was just so well done. I was shocked and surprised by so many of the stunts. I have seen many of them online on youtube and things like that, but its another whole thing to watch it live. If you ever get the chance, go and see it you wont be disappointed.
The pictures weren’t taken by me, but were found online by a fellow who was at the show in Toronto.
The official website for Cirque Sublime has more pictures and more information as well.
Hey guys, I was watching TV the other night and the famous Penn and Teller were on tv with David Letterman. I was able to find a youtube video of the performance. The video isn’t the best quality, but at least you can see what they did! It was awesome.
Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to think about Christmas. Time to go shopping for presents and stuff. I’ve never ever ever started getting gifts before December before, but this year I might just do that.
Well my Birthday has come and gone with 22 candles on the cake. It seems as I get older I learn how much I still need to learn. When I was younger I thought 20 year olds were so grown up, and by the time I know it I’ll be 25. I bet when I’m 25 I’ll still feel young! I didn’t receive many gifts for my birthday. As you get older it seems you get less and less. But life creates an interesting journey for us all, and so far I wouldn’t change anything thats happened. I’m very fortunate and thats the best birthday gift of all.
My birthday is on October 29th, but I always have a “Halloween” Birthday. This year was no different. On that note, I hope you had a Happy Halloween!