The guys couldn’t wait to get on the road again. In this episode Eric and Seuss are joined by good friend of the show, Colin “Harvard” Robinson, on their way to Marc DeSouza’s for a lecture from 2/3 of the Fat Brothers—Dani DaOrtiz and Christian Engblom.
On their drive to Marc’s the guys discuss their jealousy for great performers and their loathing of performers who don’t give a damn. This leads them to talk about pet peeves in magic. Colin talks about recently offering constructive criticism to a fellow magician and them being defensive about it. Eric and Seuss spoke about this in depth in the first episode of the show, here.
Next, Seuss talks more about downsizing his magic collection, leading to a discussion about the ethics and practices of re-selling items that were very recently purchased.
On their drive back home, the guys talk about the lecture. Almost immediately there is the infamous Dani DaOrtiz quote, “It’s your life.” What struck both Eric and Seuss the most about this lecture duo was in how much thinking they’ve done on everything from method technique, scripting, psychology, and even body language.
A key quote that the guys took away from Christian was “Illogical actions can be concealed by logical scripting.”
But most of all, the guys loved how much both lecturers spoke about using body language to enhance the magic you perform. Specifically how posture can actually give you justification for otherwise odd moves, as well as help with psychologically selling an effect.
Overall, both fellas learned far more than they thought they could have from this lecture. They liked the material, but more importantly, they loved the concepts they learned that could be applied to any routines or performance situation.
Finally, Eric announces his plan to twoot from the Magic On The Side twitter handle, every day for 365 days. Each day he’ll post a magic link, inspiring quote, or fanatical fact.