Robert Baxt was another entertainer who was featured at the 2015 Texas Association of Magicians (T.A.O.M.) convention. After the Sunday night :"President's Purple Palooza Party" that followed the final night's evening stage show, I pulled Robert aside for a short chat. Oh my! You cannot have a brief conversation with Robert. He has so much to say and is so intense that you cannot easily pull away.
In this podcast, he (Robert Baxt) covered a lot of important territory in less than an hour. We talk about changing magic competitions to be more like the Olympics complete with "madatories" and "free style" and judging contests as one would an art competition. We talk about the difference in vision of the artist and the beholder (the audience) and what each experiences. We also discuss "bonding with the audience" and making magic meaningful.
As mentioned, this chat was intended to be a short conversation and included in the podcast for Day Three of the convention. But I quickly saw that what Robert had to say was so much deeper and would require more exploration into his mind and his thinking. It was a fast and fascinating conversation that I know you'll want to come back to hear more than once.
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