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Get Better By Being Worse

I recently tried a new ending for a routine I’ve been performing for over a year. The routine has become solidly funny and very much in my performing character’s wheelhouse. The routine is similar to a multiple selection routine with … Continue reading

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When The Room Is Shaped Like A Barbell

I posted this on my personal Facebook page a few days ago: For Magicians:At a country club gig tonight.People seated to right and left, no one in front.What’s this mean?Gonna be a good post at Dixon Magic. And this is … Continue reading

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Nearly 40 Years Of Classic Passing

Recently a magician friend posted a performance video online that used the pass in a visual way. By visual way, I mean the selection was placed face up in the middle of the deck and visually arrived on top. I … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Comedy Anchor?

What’s a comedy anchor? I can definitively answer this. Why? Because I made up the term. HA! Yes, making up words and then using them like they are an established “thing.” This kind of evil genius is usually confined to … Continue reading

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The Value Of Schmaltz, Plus The Greatest Valentine’s Day Trick & 2nd Greatest Wedding Trick

Schmaltz is a delightful Yiddish word. Webster defines it as “excessive sentimentality.” I would reply to that definition by saying, “Excessive? Not if the audience loves it!” I spent a good portion of my holiday season performing Christmas themed shows … Continue reading

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The Crazy Holiday Rush Post

How crazy can the holiday rush of shows be?I meant to post this 2 weeks ago, but forgot. That’s how crazy. I read the posts of magic buddies running from one gig to the other during the holiday season, some … Continue reading

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The US Thanksgiving Edition 2023!

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY here in the U.S.!!! Yep. Thanksgiving! Sure, you could celebrate the day without performing magic for your kith and kin, but what kind of weirdo does that?? TWO OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD SUGGESTIONS … Continue reading

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We ALL Have Limits

I never thought that the desire to troupe a great show smartly and successfully would be controversial, but (sigh) …I read some stuff online …(I know. Stop. Stop. Stop.) …and here we are. I confess, it hurts the Old Man’s … Continue reading

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Work Hard In A Smarter Way

Below is a excerpt from my new book, The Kids Know Best – Packing Small & Playing Big for Kids/Family Shows I recently saw a pic of a school show magician’s stage set up. He had one of those big, … Continue reading

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The Power Of Multi-Tools

Magic isn’t the only thing I geek out on. Here are a few topics I geek out on to one degree or another:Universal monster movies, Robert Parker Spenser novels, chili, economics, Doctor Who, Norm MacDonald (is this starting to read … Continue reading

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