Magician & Drummer David Lovering

 

David Lovering Performing

Have you ever been in a talent show?  If yes, were you ever beaten by a musician or singer?  We were.  Constantly.  In fact, we have five second-place finishes to musicians or singers; and two of them sang the same song, ?Memories? from Cats!

 

Well David Lovering doesn?t admit it but we?re willing to bet the reason he performs as his band?s own opening act is because he has experience the same magic/music competition. 

 

Mr. Lovering is a drummer and magician.  He is one of the members of Pixies, a Boston band about to perform a sold-out show in Beantown. 

 

Mr. Lovering performed first as a drummer and then was sucked into the world of magic after attending an IBM convention.  (One has to wonder why he would have attended an IBM convention if he wasn?t already on the slippery slope towards the life of a magician.  It sounds like he was in denial.  It?s like saying one reads Playboy for the articles or the Abbotts? catalog for the pictures.)

 

Says the drummer/magician: ?I went to the International Brotherhood of Magicians with my friend Grant-Lee Phillips, and it blew both of us away. I’ve been working on it from that point on, and I’m in Hollywood where there are tons of magicians. As a musician the Pixies are a hard thing to follow up, so magic has been it for me. I even sleep with a deck of cards in my hand.”

 

Mr. Lovering calls his style, ?phenomenalism.?  He takes on the roll of a mad scientist and performance artist. `It’s a combination of eveything I love. I run out there in a lab coat. At first it’s just me running around and being a nut, then I bring out a meteorite that gives me special powers and the magic starts.


 

David Lovering Performing

Have you ever been in a talent show?  If yes, were you ever beaten by a musician or singer?  We were.  Constantly.  In fact, we have five second-place finishes to musicians or singers; and two of them sang the same song, ?Memories? from Cats!

 

Well David Lovering doesn?t admit it but we?re willing to bet the reason he performs as his band?s own opening act is because he has experience the same magic/music competition. 

 

Mr. Lovering is a drummer and magician.  He is one of the members of Pixies, a Boston band about to perform a sold-out show in Beantown. 

 

Mr. Lovering performed first as a drummer and then was sucked into the world of magic after attending an IBM convention.  (One has to wonder why he would have attended an IBM convention if he wasn?t already on the slippery slope towards the life of a magician.  It sounds like he was in denial.  It?s like saying one reads Playboy for the articles or the Abbotts? catalog for the pictures.)

 

Says the drummer/magician: ?I went to the International Brotherhood of Magicians with my friend Grant-Lee Phillips, and it blew both of us away. I’ve been working on it from that point on, and I’m in Hollywood where there are tons of magicians. As a musician the Pixies are a hard thing to follow up, so magic has been it for me. I even sleep with a deck of cards in my hand.”

 

Mr. Lovering calls his style, ?phenomenalism.?  He takes on the roll of a mad scientist and performance artist. `It’s a combination of eveything I love. I run out there in a lab coat. At first it’s just me running around and being a nut, then I bring out a meteorite that gives me special powers and the magic starts.

 

?One of the tricks I do is to take a plastic water cooler, put a little rubbing alcohol in it, and swing it around until it works up a vapor. Then I place it on a pedestal, put in some fireplace matches, and it shoots off a fireball. Meanwhile I’m playing Led Zeppelin’s `Rock and Roll,’ and this happens just as Jimmy Page goes into his solo.”

 

Check out the Boston Herald?s article on both the band and the man here.

Do you want to see a very funny and professional website featuring a magician and a drummer.  Click here.

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