Monday, 21 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee Preparations

Three weeks ago, while I was out walking in Charnwood Forest, I had an absolutely BRILLIANT idea for a trick that would go down well for the Diamond Jubilee. As soon as I arrived home, I quickly wrote and then mailed off a letter to Buckingham Palace to ask for their help. I've wrote to them before, so at least they already know that my name is synonymous with quality magic.

This morning, I had a return letter from them denying my request, which, I admit, is a little disheartening, but I do understand the reasons given. However, every cloud has a silver lining, as they let slip a rather intriguing fact that confirmed a secret that I had been told by a friend, many years ago - they didn't really mention anything specifically, but I know that their silence speaks volumes.

So, I have decided to run with the idea, even though Her Majesty has not approved of my request (well, I say Her Majesty, but the letter was signed by an unknown member of the Royal household; I'm not even completely sure that she even read the letter, otherwise it probably would've been a different story). This untold secret will form the basis for my brilliant idea and I will reveal all at some point over the Diamond Jubilee weekend. Hopefully this week, I'll be able to get into my workshop, or garden shed as my wife calls it, and make a very special prop. That's if the weather holds off - the roof leaks!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Read all about it! Read all about it!

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me. I have been contacted by some magic publications - well, I contacted them really - and have been very busy writing an article about my successful life. This article will encourage bottom-of-the-ladder magicians to make it to the very top-rung, like me. So far, none of the publications have accepted my submission. It's early days, though, and I am optimistic that at least one of the 17 magic magazines and 32 magic clubs that I sent the article to will accept it, although there was a bit of interest from the Leicester Magic Circle. They returned a pleasant thank you letter, together with an application form and a 'with compliments' slip.

I have also been interviewed, I believe for an interweb site - can't remember who it was though so that's a downside. They asked a few awkward questions, but I am confident that my answers have quelled any potential issues; if they didn't then I'm sure they'll be edited out anyway, so no need for me to worry.

Hopefully, these will help promote the David Lemezmer name.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Video footage of a show unofficially leaked

It has come to my attention that a video recording that I commissioned (on a mobile phone) for private viewing by myself (for general performance notes), has been leaked and banded about the internet via YouTube without my consent. I am a little disappointed by this action because some of the material contained on the video could be stolen by other aspiring magicians to make a name for themselves, when clearly the material is mine. I have contacted YouTube in an attempt to have the video removed, but they have so far refused, mentioning that the person who recorded the footage was the person that actually owned the video and I did not have any rights of ownership.

That said, I think it is worth posting a link to the video, now that it has already been made public (without my consent, I add once again). As this was recorded on a mobile device, the picture and sound quality is not as good as it should have been. When I commissioned this video, I explicitly asked that the recording be of broadcast quality (in case of a television deal), but obviously promises that were made to me in good faith weren't kept.

I hope you enjoy my performance and, after viewing the quality of the magic you can expect from a David Lemezmer performance, you will consider making me your magician of choice for your next event.