Tech Guy Jay Is Hanging Up His Sites (Mostly)

I’m shifting gears and trying to get out of the “host it myself” mindset. Since I’m a tech guy, I’ve had literally dozens of web sites over the years, dedicated servers, shared hosting, etc., but with my recent health issues I’ve wondered, what would happen to everything if I dropped dead? Leaving Wanda to try and figure it all out … Read More

New Course: Numerology Readings for Mystery Performers

I’m finally ready to launch my new course, Numerology Readings Made Easy. This is an online video course that shows how to give Lo Shu numerology readings, and while the first sales page is obviously aimed at mystery performers (magicians, mentalists, etc.), the course itself is “agnostic.” At some point I’ll create a more generic version of the sales page … Read More

New Course Launch in < 60 Days

I have the core videos done for the video version of the book, Speed Learning Numerology by Julian Moore. recorded, edited, and uploaded to the new site. All that are left are some of the bonus videos and the copywriting for emails and the launch site. I’ve been poking at this project for about a year but it wasn’t until … Read More

Mentalism Mastermind Re-Start

In September 2018 I posted a message on The Magic Cafe asking if anybody wanted to get together on a regular basis as part of a “mastermind group” to discuss mentalism and bounce ideas off each other. A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group … Read More

Show vs Business

Probably the worst piece of advice I received when I started performing professionally was, “Do a good show and word of mouth will keep the bookings coming.” I had a good show (and still have a stack of testimonials as proof) but within a few years I burned out and gave up — I was barely making an existence, much … Read More

Jay Pivots

Warning: This is really just a bunch of blather without much point. I’m just documenting stuff so… well, not sure why, exactly. I guess this is more of a “Dear Diary…” kind of thing. 🙂 Just as a favor to me, please don’t do a search on here for posts in the last 20 years where I’ve talked about getting … Read More

When Audio Was Boss

I just stumbled across a dozen promos I created back in 2007 for a (now defunct) company called Deal Dot Com. They wanted to do short daily promo podcasts (about 2-mins each) and asked me to create a couple weeks worth. They really liked them, but we couldn’t come to an agreement on price so the project was bagged. But … Read More

Still Not Performing *sigh*

For some reason, time has NOT stood still the way it ought, and here we are five years after that “This time I mean it!” post. And no, I still haven’t done any performing. I *have* made notes on possible stuff to do, but if that’s all I have to show for five years, something’s wrong. I hate to say … Read More

How Many Times Can You Start Again?

Short version: I dropped out of school after the 8th grade to perform full time. Until sometime in my early 20s that’s how I made my living. Then I got into computer programming and dropped performing. Except I’ve always missed it, so 20-some years later I’m thinking I need to jump back into performing and see what happens. However, I’ve … Read More

Back In The Saddle Again

(Written in late 2001…) The last professional show (where I was paid to be there) I did was probably about 1987. That was the year I decided I’d rather be a programmer than a performer. So I packed all my props away and found a job as a computer programmer. I loved programming — in fact, I still do. It’s … Read More