Thursday, September 29, 2011

Steve TV Channel

Each Thursday a new magic video is uploaded to the Steve TV Channel. It's a great way to see my performance style before booking me for a show.

Not only that, but it's a fun place to watch magic as the video is part of a full 22 minute magic show that gets updated each week!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Facebook Fan Poll - , The Amazing Deck of Cards

I've been talking to my graphic designer lately about making my own deck of cards. I'm trying to narrow down a few ideas for the look of it and thought I'd ask my fans (who voted themselves to be called "Stevie Wonders") on the Facebook Fan Page for your opinion.

What do you think should be included on the back design, what should the deck be called, and would you buy a "Steve, The Amazing" deck of cards?!

Join the Facebook Fan Page and let your opinion be known in the Tuesday Fan Poll!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Do YOU want to learn magic for free?

Free Beginner's Magic DVD at

Penguin Magic is the website I've been going to since 2003 to buy just about anything magic related. If I remember correctly they even began (or the founders are from) Michigan.

This is a Beginner's Magic DVD that they produced themselves that teaches you how to begin in magic.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Secret Shows

Be on the look out for Saturday Secret Shows. Each Secret Show will be announced on the Facebook Fan Page and on The Used Magician Twitter feed.

What is a Secret Show? It's a full (free) magic act in a random, secret, location. Secret Shows will occur one Saturday a month and be announced only a week in advance. They can occur anywhere, so make sure to "Like" or "Follow" The Used Magician this Fall.

Got a suggestion for a Secret Show location? Please feel free to leave a comment below or at the Fan Page.

Friday, September 23, 2011

New "Steve TV" section

The Steve TV section has been updated with a brand new set of videos:

"The Playlist"

On Fridays "The Playlist" will be updated with magic videos from YouTube forming a full magic show.

Along with The Playlist is the regular Steve TV section which is updated each week with The Used Magician videos forming it's own full 22 minute magic show.

Now the Steve TV page is not only a great way to see me perform before booking me, but also a spot to see some of the web's greatest magic moments.

Also, subscribe to the YouTube Channel and comment links to your videos if you want to include them in The Playlist!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fan Page Poll Results - Beard, No Beard

"Should I shave or should I grow now? Beard, No Beard, what say you?"

The results are in and with 50% of the votes the winner is
"No Beard"

I'll be shaving in the morning.

New Facebook Fan Polls every Tuesday

Monday, September 19, 2011

1994 - The Used Magician Relaunch

My Roots:

That's what 1994 is about to me.

1994 was a big year in my life, though it is because of things that I wasn't even aware of at the time. My first idol, Jim Carrey, was beginning his takeover of comedy with Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. I began mimicking him and learning what I could about his interests. I still have quirks from those days, making funny faces in every mirror I see, being a bit spastic, and mimicking any sound that I find entertaining.

My future idol was doing a similar display of insane; performing on stage with leaf blowers, shouting into a megaphone pointed at a microphone, setting things on fire, and also being a bit spastic. Beck, having a similar breakout year as Jim Carrey, releasing Mellow Gold, Stereopathetic Soul Manure, One Foot in the Grave, and A Western Harvest Field by Moonlight in and around 1994.

I always considered myself a bit wild and carefree of a character, myself performing stunts such as standing on a freeway off ramp dressed as a construction cone, living a day as a Drifter, or going to my first game as a volunteer soccer coach riding a bike and dressed up as "Death."

As I've gotten older, my wild side feels like it has subsided. I've become comfortable with the friends I have, complacent, and subdued - with only occasional spastic moments. I felt like I may even retreat into a shell once I moved to Texas and left my comfort zone of Michigan.

Some could argue it's just a thing about getting older, but I realized the other day that I'm in the same age range now of my idols of 1994. So, in the spirit of '94, I'm going to encourage courage as well as expressing myself (somewhat publicly.)

It's not just about being silly, but being adventurous. I've heard stories of Beck doing whatever it took to be able to perform for people. He would talk to musicians at bars and tell them that the owner lets him do a small opening act before the shows, then he would go up to the bar owner and say that he's friends with the band and that they let him open all their shows!

The truth is, I'm still quite a silly guy, I've just not been giving myself the platform or the opportunity to really explore that in a while. School and summer camp were always a great place since you were in a large group of people that weren't total strangers. For the next few months, this place, will be my platform. I hope you all enjoy the show, as that's the only reason I've done anything since 1994.


"Steve, The Amazing"

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Facebook Fan Page

Look for a new Promotion each month exclusively on the Facebook Fan Page!

Click "Like" to learn about September's current Promotional Discount. A new money saving promo will be available the first Sunday of every month.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Facebook Fan Poll

Join the Facebook Fan Page and let your opinion be known in the Tuesday Fan Poll!

This week's question

"Should I shave or grow out a beard?"

In other words:

Monday, September 12, 2011

My bid to stay at the "Conan" studio

I'm a huge fan ever since my friend showed me your original show back in the old days (the 90's.) I just wanted to say that I'm very clean, I keep to myself when necessary, and I wouldn't be much of a bother. I also wanted to say that I'm a close-up card magician, "Steve, The Amazing" and would be willing and able to perform for your audience at any point, since I would be staying there anyway. I'd also be willing to pitch in a little towards groceries, but if I buy ice cream or oreo cookies I would appreciate you asking before taking any.

In closing I really think you should pick me. I moved from Michigan to Texas to be with my girlfriend and don’t get to see my friends too often. This way, they’ll be able to turn on your show and perhaps get a glimpse of me!

P.S. Even if you don’t consider picking me for this, you can still hire me as a magician. I charge $65 an hour plus travel.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1994 - Website Relaunch

On the 19th Day of the 9th month at 4:00 p.m. I will relaunch

Starting that Thursday there will be a new video uploaded on the Steve TV page continuing until the "finale" in mid December.

Got any stories or memories from 1994? Share them below or at the Facebook Fan Page!