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Psychedelic Epcot

 

What an unbelievable weekend.

I was in Central FL to be a part of the last weekend of Epcot’s Food and Wine festival.  Though I have been in Orlando many times, I really haven’t been to anything at Epcot for more than 20 years. I never had the time or inclination to ‘hit the parks’. Mostly I have been ‘flying solo’ and any visit to Disney really isn’t that special if you can’t share the memory with someone.… Continue reading

And look what showed up in the mail!

I have such great friends, one of whom I met recently at a magic convention.  Glen Yost is a watercolor artist who surprised me with the following portrait. I was blown away.

I think you will agree, it is a pretty startling resemblance. I was very flattered.

Amtrak tour Spring 2011

When I described my recent train adventure to folks, the most often asked question is .. why?

To which the obvious answer is .. why not?

I had a two day engagement in Denver on one weekend and then on the next weekend I had to be in Springfield, IL. I didn’t want to go and come back then go and  come back again. So I thought I would look into what might be in between those two cities.… Continue reading

The sun is setting on the winter 2011 and new horizons ahead

Winter season #34 is now ‘in the can’.

While it was a strange year for snowfall~hardly any here in Basalt, but LOTS up in the resort, it turned out to be a great winter for me. For the past several years, I have done an afternoon show at the Silvertree Hotel in the Conservatory, a difficult venue in that it was a long narrow room – a bit like working in a trailer. This year the ‘powers that be’ moved… Continue reading

A phone call from the blue

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

-Martin Buber

A little background.

I often speak to other magicians about the craft of magic. These lectures are a bit like a TupperWare party. I speak to them in the front of the room and the back of the room has a sales table. It’s another way to try and squeak a living out of this thing called magic. Last year, I wrote about a tour that included… Continue reading

And how about *this* ?

So here i am, checking out of the supermarket and my cell goes off.. 503 area code.. Oregon… unfamiliar number… so I quickly answer it…”Hello Mr Eason?” Well, this has all the earmarks of a sales call so, without giving the guy on the other end any time to say much.. I explain what I am doing, can’t talk, can you call me back in about 10 minutes?

I heard ‘Of course, sir” and punched the button.

I get home… Continue reading

Notes from the Florida Highway Fall 2009

As the weather turns cooler here in the mountains, kids are back to school, vacations are over and business really quiets down.

Aside from the occasional special event, there is very little going on so it is time to pop the periscope up and see what else might be going on around the country. As it turned out, one of my long time clients in the telecom industry was planning a trade show in Orlando. Once the details of that… Continue reading

One of the Grandest nights of my life Part two

Sunday morning I stumbled down to Hollywood Blvd for some coffee and a light bite. I felt I should fortify myself for a Sunday afternoon rehearsal at the Avalon Theater Hollywood and Vine in the heart of Hollywood.

I ride to the Avalon with a fellow nominee/member of the board of trustees. I pump him for information but no one is tipping any information. However, I am getting a strong indication that I should think about what I might say… Continue reading

Dust off the bridesmaid’s dress

It’s springtime in Hollywood California and it’s award season again. The Grammies are this weekend, the Golden Globes were last week and the Motion Picture Academy Awards are right around the corner. The Oscars recognize the best and brightest stars in their industry. Their show is a well hyped. It is hard to escape the buzz in the media. 

 

A slightly lesser known academy flies just in the shadow of its bigger glitzier cousin. The Academy of Magic… Continue reading

We never know who we’ll meet or how we will impact the people we meet.

“The joy of being a magician is that you never quite know what is

going to happen next or whom you will meet. I suspect that this

surprise factor is one of the things we most enjoy.”

 

This is a quote from a magician pal of mine. It is very eloquent and sums up one of the more fun aspects of this profession. 

 

Sometimes our ‘little tricks’ mean much more. A year ago this month I was… Continue reading

New Year’s eve in Aspen 08

New Year’s Eve in Aspen

The holidays here in Aspen are always a crazy time. Every day that passes after Christmas day brings more and more people into town. This influx of tourists from all corners of the world usually culminates with a huge NY Eve celebration. Most of the restaurants toss out their regular menus and devise a special ‘over the top’ menu with a ‘prix fixe’ that is often very hefty. Fireworks, launched off the face of Ajax… Continue reading

A dangler in Vail

 

 

Contrary to reports, this is NOT me.

I haven’t been on the slopes in years… besides I would never wear a green jacket like this…

The official news story goes like this. Mercifully they have omitted his name! A skier was left dangling from a chairlift at Vail resort after he became stuck upside-down with his ski trousers round his ankles. Photos show the man naked from his waist to his knees, swinging from one leg, and still… Continue reading