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Archive for May, 2009

Sunday, May 10th, 2009


We have now settled in Liverpool; a very leafy part, equidistant from Sefton Park and Calderstones Park; almost like being in the country yet only 10 minutes from town.

As I mentioned in my news, Scousers are very much like Geordies, they don’t put up with nonsense; when I ask in Tescos, if they have tofu, I want that look of disdain, as if I have watched too many Fraisers on Comedy Central.  I also love their Geordie type humour and friendly rivalry; for example, a new shop for Everton Football Club merchandise is opening in the trendy new Liverpool One shopping centre, it is called Everton Two  just so the address will read Everton 2 Liverpool 1.  Great stuff; ranks up there with the Sunderland shirt on the Jackie Milburn statue in Newcastle.

As my friends know, we have moved for my wife’s job, and geographically, I am finding it pretty good for my travel in the UK; my diary is now filling up with bookings in the North West (so I am a North West Magician working mainly Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham).  Having said that my diary was already full of gigs back in the North East of England so I am still travelling back to be a North East Magician, as well as to London to be a London magician / comedian (I do know I am over-explaining, but it helps with the Google searches apparently).

April and May have not been my best months – now, I do know there is a magazine industry out there which is based on bad things happening to people, however, I am not famous, so I won’t bore you with the details.  And as I get older I prefer to ignore bad news and try to be upbeat, as I do know that other people have problems too, and these people are probably not even interested in my testing times.  W.H. Auden explained this best in his poem “Musee des Beaux Arts” when he pointed out: that’s how personal tragedy often goes: unnoticed and uncommented upon. YOUR life-defining moment is someone else’s incidental backdrop.

I really do have to stop watching Fraiser.

Anyway, you probably want to know the answer to every thing in life.  Well, the answer is perspective: don’t forget to donate to global angels.

Don performs as a wedding magician, corporate entertainer, and after dinner speaker at events throughout the country. London Magician, Manchester Magician, Liverpool Magician, Birmingham Magician, Newcastle Upon Tyne Magician, Magician Surrey, Edinburgh Magician, Oxford Magician, Bristol Magician, Magician Milton Keynes, Leicester Magician, Leeds Magician, Magician Kent.