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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Another huge changing room


Today I did magic at a wedding at the JASMAC hotel here in Sapporo. Again, the bride and groom were very cute. I went around to all the tables, doing very short performances of magic at each of the 14 tables. Everyone seemed very happy with my magic, and some very young kids (3 years old?) sat with their mouths open in a very stereotypical look of surprise, which their parents thought was hilarious. Very cute.

I had a huge changing room all to myself, where I sat around waiting for over an hour before it was my turn to perform (they asked me to show up early but then the wedding schedule got a bit delayed). Lots of fun, and very nice people.

今日JASMACホテルでまた婚礼でマジックをやってきた。可愛い新郎新婦だった!テーブルを回って、マジックを見せた。14テーブルもあったから、各テーブルで結構短いパフォーマンスになった。それでも皆喜んでくれたみたい。若い子供(3才?)が驚きすぎて、口が開いたまんまで可愛かった。ご両親も笑っていた。

僕だけのためのめちゃくちゃ広い控え室もあった。そこで1時間以上待機していた。早めに来て欲しいと言われたから、かなり早く着いた。その後、スケジュールがちょっと遅くなったみたいで、結構待っていた。楽しいイベントだったし、いいお客さんだったし、良かった。

Monday, November 4, 2013

Movies shot with cell phones


My boss in our magic bars has recently begun putting up short clips of magic on his Facebook feed, calling them "Today's magic". This is a fun idea, and I have been asked to participate from time to time. I figure I might as well reuse the movies and put them on YouTube too. The first to clips starring me show me doing the baguette production and the Tenyo Ghost Cards. Two tricks that work extra well for the camera :-)

Since these are shot with someone's cell phone, the image quality is not that great, and it is very much not widescreen... But the magic is still pretty nice.


最近、マジックバーのボスがFacebookに「今日のマジック」という動画シリーズで短いマジックの動画を沢山載せている。僕も参加した。動画があれば、ユーチューブでも再利用しようと思ったから、僕の最初の2本をアップした。また手からフランスパンを出すマジックとテンヨーの新作の「ゴーストカード」になった。動画に良いマジックだよね。

誰かの携帯で撮ったので、画像質がそんなに良くないし、立てになっているし…でも、面白いマジックだと思うなぁ、笑。