You have questions, and you are looking for proper answers, but who to ask? You can throw your request at the big green monster that is the Magic Cafe and inevitably you will be overwhelmed with conflicting but plentiful answers. Some may be right and some may be wrong or misguided. In any case it would be nice to have someone who can answer those questions for you. So, what are you to do? 

I'm going to share a little secret with you. 

Here is a phone number. 410-686-3914.

On the other end of this line will be Denny Haney. A retired pro who traveled the world and performed a BIG stage show. He was also a student of the Chavez school of magic and can hold his own with a deck of cards. 

He is an honest shop owner, no marketing bullshit you find in dealer descriptions or overboasted online claims. A straight shooter, and a man who truly wants YOU to be better. So much so, he will point you to a competitor if that's what you need at the time. 

If you've never had the pleasure of speaking with Denny, then I highly suggest you call him and have a question. He carries the best quality props and he has exclusives you wouldn't believe! Books being a specialty. If every city major city in the world had a shop like Denny's the magic world would be a much better place!

Call him now, and chat with him. You don't even need a question. Tell him what you do, or your interests and you will get out of this world advice. 

It's free, it's available to you right now, and you have nothing to lose. 

Call Denny... I'll be doing the same thing myself. I need some very specific props and I know Denny will know where to get them!

I'm Tired And My Back Hurts...

15 September 2014, Shane Cobalt

Not such a fun name for a post is it? 

Well, it's true. I'm not sure how but in the last few days I hurt my upper back some how. I assume I slept funny and it is just sore from that. However, it's possible that I lifted something, or did something without feeling the pain until the next day. 

The One Dirty Rule I Have...

12 September 2014, Shane Cobalt

I like guidelines, general ideas that will steer in the right direction. Sometimes they are limitation on a trick. For example, Open Travelers, or Invisible Palm Aces, one guideline I have is the cards must never vanish using the deck. It forces me to come up with a solution that usually ends up being better overall...


11 September 2014, Shane Cobalt

I occasionally suffer from bouts of insomnia. I avoid alcohol and drugs (legal or illegal) to help me get to sleep. 

However, I've always found reading a book will often help me doze off. Unless...

What's Shane Reading Now?

10 September 2014, Shane Cobalt

I get asked this all the time. Which is why I kept an ongoing themed post called, "What's Shane Reading Now?"

I've received The Magic Way, the new expanded edition of Juan's remarkable book. However, I haven't cracked the plastic on it yet. Simply because, I have a stack of stuff I need to work through first!