Sunday, June 19, 2011
WMF Blake Alexander
I'm going out on a big guess here by claiming the following. Blake Alexander is an uncreative wannabe of a magician. Watch a clip of David Copperfield's version on Martin Lewis' Cardiograph:
And now Blake Alexanders version of the same effect:
In all my years as a magician, I never even though of copying an act that I like. To me that always felt like a concession to my own inability to create unique magic and thereby failing as an artist. Obviously some do not feel that way at all. Blake Alexander doesn't feel that way at all.
And he is not alone. I remember the one time I was at a magic convention. The stage illusion contest featured two such "copy cats".
I know why Blake Alexander did this. Because he sees the act, sees that it gets the reactions he dreams of, and the only way he can even think up creating such reactions himself is to copy the act, joke for joke. This is a failure in the making...
No wait, he is not. He already is a failure.