Friday, March 25, 2011
WMF Brendan Mon Tanner (revoked)
*sigh* How come that a lot of Australian magicians seem to follow the Matt Hollywood formula to get better hits with google? Case in point: Brendan Mon Tanner
One of those magicians who works everywhere. I certainly understand the desire to get filthy rich. I also understand that to reach that goal on has to got basically say fuck you and good bye ethics... but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
Brendan has tailored sub websites to pretend he is from a specific area in Australia.
Australia is big. Really fucking big. To claim to be from everywhere is a bit overdrawn.
And of course Brenden also does everything: Family, corporate, comedy, Las Vegas and circus style. Do I need to mention that he "specialises" in every segment.
So the question is: Is he any good?
Well I see nothing original, nothing that sticks out of the bland mishmash we call illusion shows. And while I certainly see nothing that hurts magic it sure doesn't bring it forward. Brendan seems to be one of those guys who is into magic not because of the magic, but because of the money. If he could sing, he would be a singer, if he could do any other art he would do that. This is what biologists call a parasite.
And naturally his business side of things reflect that assumption. I might be wrong and he is a totally cool dude, but I doubt that.
So he is this weeks magic failure. Why? Well, because claiming to do all and everywhere is a false promise. And that I don't like.
(May the fifth 2011) Edit: Brendan may no longer carry his awesome title. Simple reason he fixed all the websites. They now clearly say he is a magician based in Sydney. I hate it when magicians fix themselves and force me to write this little editorial here. Anyway aside from that Brendan seems to be a cool guy with a sense of humor. Former failures were often pissed off threating me with legal charges (The Twins, Rob Matthies, Jack Moyer to name a few). But Brendan simply said... yeah sort of true, let me fix it. I like that. So Brendan... What I wrote above is no longer true. I still leave so I don't censor myself, opening the doors to many many more "requests". I wish you well with your magic journey.
PS. Lightning in promo pictures are so 1997.