Magic Live Update

 

Well, here we are in beautiful Las Vegas for the Magic Live event.  It began this morning at 9:30 am with a fantastic session featuring something related to magic that was live.  If it sounds like I am a bit hazy on the details of this morning?s event it is because I wasn?t there.  I was having a dream that I will tell you about after I get it vetted by my psychoanalysis team in Sidney.  They?re still asleep now too.

 

Read On . . .

 

Because the Magic Live tradition is to not tell you who will appear prior to your arrival, I have no idea who was on and what they did.  I will come back later and edit this to make it look like I was there and saw everything and pass along the praise and kudos that will make the performers or instructors like me.  But that will have to wait until after the afternoon session.

 

I saw Le Femme last night at the MGM Grand.  I know what you?re thinking, ?Tim, why on earth would you pay good money just to see 12 beautiful women dance in virtually no clothes??  Actually, I was there to see Murray, the guy with the CDs.  His website said he?d be performing last night and I figured I had no chance of seeing him at any other part of his world tour.  

 

There were two surprises last night.  The Le Femme portion of the show was pretty boring.  I have seen the actual Crazy Horse in Paris back around 1982.  This show is based on that and that show was great and this show isn?t.  The premise is the same, pretty women with no clothes dance on interesting sets that change about every five minutes.  The one in Paris had some spunk and play to it, this had 12 incredibly bored women walking around and staring off into space.  

 


 

Well, here we are in beautiful Las Vegas for the Magic Live event.  It began this morning at 9:30 am with a fantastic session featuring something related to magic that was live.  If it sounds like I am a bit hazy on the details of this morning?s event it is because I wasn?t there.  I was having a dream that I will tell you about after I get it vetted by my psychoanalysis team in Sidney.  They?re still asleep now too.

 

Read On . . .

 

Because the Magic Live tradition is to not tell you who will appear prior to your arrival, I have no idea who was on and what they did.  I will come back later and edit this to make it look like I was there and saw everything and pass along the praise and kudos that will make the performers or instructors like me.  But that will have to wait until after the afternoon session.

 

I saw Le Femme last night at the MGM Grand.  I know what you?re thinking, ?Tim, why on earth would you pay good money just to see 12 beautiful women dance in virtually no clothes??  Actually, I was there to see Murray, the guy with the CDs.  His website said he?d be performing last night and I figured I had no chance of seeing him at any other part of his world tour.  

 

There were two surprises last night.  The Le Femme portion of the show was pretty boring.  I have seen the actual Crazy Horse in Paris back around 1982.  This show is based on that and that show was great and this show isn?t.  The premise is the same, pretty women with no clothes dance on interesting sets that change about every five minutes.  The one in Paris had some spunk and play to it, this had 12 incredibly bored women walking around and staring off into space.  

 

But I wasn?t there for the women; I wanted to see Murray, the guy with the CDs.  His piece of the show was short but powerful.  He does a costume change at the outset that blew away some of the couples sitting around me.  By the standards of costume change acts I?ve seen, it wasn?t that fast and I got a flash right before he brought the screen down but it did its job.  The costume change told everyone in the audience that Murray, the guy with the CDs was a true magician.

 

It is hard to judge this type of act fairly.  There is nothing new in the routine, but the use of CDs of all sizes (including four Lazer Disks at the end) is innovative.  The music synchronization is perfect ? he?s clearly done this before.  For magicians, you will not likely be surprised by the results of his sleight of hand but the audience clearly enjoyed it.

 

Murray, the guy with the CDs, has a lot of style and charisma.  I predict great things for him ? as if he hasn?t already achieved great things.  

 

But the star of the night, in my opinion, were two men performing under the name of The Quiddlers.  Essentially, they use their hands and arms and faces to animate two high-energy puppets.  The first on stage is Micro Jackson.  He sings and dances flawlessly and because he is only two feet tall and can be moved effortlessly by the puppeteer behind the dark cloak, he is capable of comic machinations that had me almost puking my Diet Coke (the official cola drink of Inside Magic).  Micro is joined on stage by Bubbles the Chimp.  Bubbles is an outstanding puppet.  His puppeteer is hidden in the sack that Bubbles is carrying onto stage.  Within seconds of seeing each puppet, I completely forgot that they were not real.  The act finishes with Bubbles throwing bananas at Micro as they are singing and dancing.  

 

I have just re-read the Quiddlers description here and it does not do it justice.  You have to see this act.  It is short, sweet, well-rehearsed and hysterical.  

 

I am off (duh!) to the afternoon events of Magic Live and will have an update this evening, so check back!

Well, here we are in beautiful Las Vegas for the Magic Live event.  It began this morning at 9:30 am with a fantastic session featuring something related to magic that was live.  If it sounds like I am a bit hazy on the details of this morning?s event it is because I wasn?t there.  I was having a dream that I will tell you about after I get it vetted by my psychoanalysis team in Sidney.  They?re still asleep now too.

 

Because the Magic Live tradition is to not tell you who will appear prior to your arrival, I have no idea who was on and what they did.  I will come back later and edit this to make it look like I was there and saw everything and pass along the praise and kudos that will make the performers or instructors like me.  But that will have to wait until after the afternoon session.

 

I saw Le Femme last night at the MGM Grand.  I know what you?re thinking, ?Tim, why on earth would you pay good money just to see 12 beautiful women dance in virtually no clothes??  Actually, I was there to see Murray, the guy with the CDs.  His website said he?d be performing last night and I figured I had no chance of seeing him at any other part of his world tour.  

 

There were two surprises last night.  The Le Femme portion of the show was pretty boring.  I have seen the actual Crazy Horse in Paris back around 1982.  This show is based on that and that show was great and this show isn?t.  The premise is the same, pretty women with no clothes dance on interesting sets that change about every five minutes.  The one in Paris had some spunk and play to it, this had 12 incredibly bored women walking around and staring off into space.  

 

But I wasn?t there for the women; I wanted to see Murray, the guy with the CDs.  His piece of the show was short but powerful.  He does a costume change at the outset that blew away some of the couples sitting around me.  By the standards of costume change acts I?ve seen, it wasn?t that fast and I got a flash right before he brought the screen down but it did its job.  The costume change told everyone in the audience that Murray, the guy with the CDs was a true magician.

 

It is hard to judge this type of act fairly.  There is nothing new in the routine, but the use of CDs of all sizes (including four Lazer Disks at the end) is innovative.  The music synchronization is perfect ? he?s clearly done this before.  For magicians, you will not likely be surprised by the results of his sleight of hand but the audience clearly enjoyed it.

 

Murray, the guy with the CDs, has a lot of style and charisma.  I predict great things for him ? as if he hasn?t already achieved great things.  

 

But the star of the night, in my opinion, were two men performing under the name of The Quiddlers.  Essentially, they use their hands and arms and faces to animate two high-energy puppets.  The first on stage is Micro Jackson.  He sings and dances flawlessly and because he is only two feet tall and can be moved effortlessly by the puppeteer behind the dark cloak, he is capable of comic machinations that had me almost puking my Diet Coke (the official cola drink of Inside Magic).  Micro is joined on stage by Bubbles the Chimp.  Bubbles is an outstanding puppet.  His puppeteer is hidden in the sack that Bubbles is carrying onto stage.  Within seconds of seeing each puppet, I completely forgot that they were not real.  The act finishes with Bubbles throwing bananas at Micro as they are singing and dancing.  

 

I have just re-read the Quiddlers description here and it does not do it justice.  You have to see this act.  It is short, sweet, well-rehearsed and hysterical.  

 

I am off (duh!) to the afternoon events of Magic Live and will have an update this evening, so check back!

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