Saturday, 27 February 2010
Saturday, 30 January 2010
For example, the main one has to be finance. I haven't had a source of income since I started Uni and now my funds are running dangerously low. I need to aquire some sort of "job" and soon. I did think I had it sorted for a little while. Being a free-lance editor for The World Magic Shop. But I may have blown that chance now. By being predictable unreliable me. I may not have completely ruined my chances but things don't look too good.
I also need to start getting some magic gigs, because they are a wonderful source of income when you get them. But before I can even start thinking about more gigs, I need a routine in order to perform at said gigs. So I can't see many of those in the near future, but I will try and work hard to get a routine in order to start looking for more gigs. So that is a plan for future finance.
But that leaves no substancial job in the near future, which is what I primarily need to focus on. Ergo I need to find some sort of normal everyday part time job. Which is what I was trying to avoid. I will try and focus on obtaining one in a bar as I can then continue my less than ethical magic to obtain even more money. But whether I will be able to aquire a job in a local bar is another story, we will have to wait and see.
Oh and there is the far more shady source of income me and my best friend should hopefully be entering into as soon as he gets himself sorted. Which should help somewhat.
Another worry playing on my mind is that of my currently relationship. I wont go into detail as I do not wish too, not that anybody is really even reading things. But even so. All I shall divulge into that area of my life is I'm not sure it's going to stay the same for very long.
There are a lot of worries playing on my mind I dare not speak aloud, possibly because that will make them "real" and I would be more obligated to deal with them. So I will lay still my tongue and leave you on this note of distain. I hope it has not left a too bitter taste in your mouth for any of those still reading...
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Before it even escapes your lips
No one learns from someone they hate.
Your mouth is like a grenade, blowing everyone away.
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Mundus Vult Decipi...
"The World Wants To Be Deceived..." - A phrase I've coined from Daniel Madison's arm tattoo. But rather relevant I feel, to the theme of this blog.
Basically, I have become lazy in these past few weeks. I haven't been performing that often. I've not been networking or looking for any gigs. And I don't feel I've been working on any new concepts as of late. Just flourishing. And whilst coming to this realisation I've decided something must be done.
I'm going to take advice from a popular phrase amongst Ignotus Defend and the whole T11 Community. "Go.Out.Perform." - That is exactly what I am going to do.
I'm going to start going out around Hanley or even just on campus and perform for people. Whenever I go back to Birmingham I'm going to make sure I get a good few performances in (just like the good old days when I first started not so long ago). I'm going to perform a lot more at the LRV and when we go to pubs etc. And I am defiantly going to start networking and looking for gigs.
I also need to work on the theory side of my magic. I haven't really created much recently. I've taken a few more vocal notes. But that's about it. I'm going to try and create some more concepts so I have more vocal notes to record. I'm going to finish off editing my first ebook and get it finished. I'm going to start my second ebook and get that finished soon. And I'm going to carry on reading more magic ebooks and work on finishing off Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz.
I'm also going to get some of the ideas in my Personal Visual Notebook filmed and edited so I have some stuff to upload on the internet and show potential employers. Also for my own benefit so I can develop my creative skills in filming and editing and have more to show potential employers at the end of my degree. I also need to get some photo shoots done because I haven't had any pictures taken in ages and I really need to get my business cards done if I want to stand any chance of networking.
So as you can see I've got my work cut out for me. Being a Magician is much harder than you would expect. There is a lot of work you must do, and a shit load of practice. I haven't even mentioned staying on top of the magic community on the various websites//blogs.
But most of all what I need to do right now is improve my self, develop my skills and gain as much experience as possible, both good and bad. Because they are the most important things if I want to make it as a performer.
I need to go entertain the masses, I need to get out there and deceive the world once more. I need to Go.Out.Perform...