Happy Birthday: David Blaine

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

David Blaine.jpgDavid Blaine

Born: April 4, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

I’d go to Coney Island to hang out, and I saw a magician doing a rope trick on the boardwalk. I was fascinated. I guess that’s how it started.

I thought instead of burying myself under dirt, I’d bury myself under water so everybody could see that you’re there.

I think that when Evel Knievel crashed over the fountain at Caesar’s, it kind of gave you a credibility and then anticipation for everything he did.
I remember finding a Houdini book at the library and seeing an image of him chained on the side of a building. He looked so intense and scary, and I couldn’t get that image out of my head. That started building up my love of magic.

Well, I also love magic, which is, you know, different than showmanship. Magic’s an art where you use…

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Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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