Today marks a week on the road. I had grand intentions of blogging frequently, but ran into the realities of limited internet and time.
Time is an issue I hadn’t thought about enough. Unlike a touring solo musician or standup comic, I have an elaborate setup. It takes a minimum of three hours to load in, set up my tables, prepare all the minutiae of an hour-long magic show, run sound tech, spackle my face with makeup, and get dressed. Then showtime, then selling merch and grabbing time to talk to all the fascinating strangers I’ve just met, and then breakdown and load out. Oh, and then the solo driving. And the promotion for upcoming shows. And furtively preparing and repairing props with my van parked behind strip malls…and scaring the bejesus out of the restaurant worker who discovered me with x-acto blades in hand when he took out the trash
But this is not to complain. This is to say, I’m catching up, and the good blog stuff is on the way. Details on the shows and towns and venues, as well as the adventures along the way. More about living in the van, more about life with Stormy the magic dog. More photos. I just need more…time.