September 25, 2008

Photos from "Sens de Vie" Show

Here are a few photos from the show I did in Georgia with BJ Harris.

In the audience Pre-Show.

A light moment with BJ

My Plate Spinning, without any injuries.

The Amazing Sawing A Woman in Half Illusion

On My 7-foot Unicycle

September 23, 2008

Feeling that God can't use you?

This excerpt is taken from the newsletter. It is an interesting perspective on who God chose to be teachers of his word.

The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zacchaeus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer...
Lazarus was dead!

Now, no more excuses! God can use you to your full potential...Besides you aren't the message,you are just the messenger. And one more thing...Share this with a friend or two...In the Circle of God's love, God's waiting to use your full potential.

DonB! and "Sens de Vie" Show

An amazing new touring show, "Sens de Vie", featuring illusionist B.J. Harris is hitting the road. And DonB! is a big part of it.

I spent a week in Franklin, Tennessee, working with BJ Harris and his managers (former Audio Adrenaline members) on this new touring show. I could try and describe it, but I will instead provide you with some links to information about it.

To see the promotional video click HERE

To see BJ describe the purpose behind the show click HERE

We did the show for the first time in Jekyl Island, Georgia, and it was a huge success. Amazing lighting, curtains, sound, and the show itself is probably the highest quality 3-performer show I've ever been a part of.

If you can get out and see the show, wherever it tours to over the next 2 years, do it. You will be glad you did.

Wow! Look who DonB! is with

WOW! I opened the page of artist listings for the upcoming K-Love Friends and Family Cruise I am performing on in January, and saw this listing: ARTISTS

It is a real honor to be listed among so many talented people.

What a blessed time in my life. Every day I am reminded of how much God has put into my life that adds value and meaning to it. I have a great wife, 2 beautiful kids, a family that all are unique and extremely smart and talented in their own individual ways, friends that span the globe (literally) in all walks of life, performing opportunities that go far beyond anything I could have ever imagined or hoped for and so many other things that I cannot begin to try and list them all.

I constantly ask myself how people, that don't have a personal relationship with God through his son, Jesus, ever find deep joy in their lives. Happiness: Yes, but not true joy that goes beyond our circumstances.

What an amazing God we serve.

September 12, 2008

A great quote about kids.

While waiting for my plane at the Minneapolis-St.Paul airport, I walked into a small store and saw this saying:

There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise.

Isn't that true? For some folks, having kids is not an option, or they've chosen not to. I simply hope that each of them allows the laughter of a kid to permeate their life. What a joy. I've always said that there is no better sound than a baby, or a young kid, laughing.

The above quote is from a website, Story People. It contains many unique and fun sayings regarding life. Feel free to check out their site HERE.


September 7, 2008

Some will laugh. Others won't get it.

I found this stupid saying in one of my emails today. Being an entertainer, I look for things that mention "unicycles" and "stilts". Laugh if you want. -DonB!

"I think that instead of burning people at the stake, we should have burned them at the STILTS. That way, it would last longer and it would be fun to watch them run around." Jack Handey

Touring Adventures

I'm writing this from a big RV that I am travelling in with 5 other people. We are returning back to Franklin, Tennessee, after presenting the first show of the "BJ Harris Variety Road Show" in Jekyl Island, Georgia. This was the first show of a tour that is being named "Sens de Vie" which means "Meaning of Life".

It was a 2-hour show, obviously featuring magician/illusionist BJ Harris. I was involved with the show as the preshow act, the juggler, the unicyclist and the plate spinner. Right before going onstage for my first act, the lapel microphone I was scheduled to use wasn't working properly. On a whim, I said "I'll do it all silently, without talking." I wasn't sure how I was going to accomplish it, but IT WORKED!

I performed my Ring Juggling routine, followed by the Unicycle Medley. Performed solely to music, it was a challenge for me, but it was a challenge I enjoyed. In the 2nd half of the show, I then performed the Spinning Plates routine that many of you have seen over the years. I was told afterward, by the producer of the show, thhat it was this routine that "makes it for the audience". In other words, he felt that this routine was the capstone of what my character can be/do. It was a good compliment.

I had a little time to see the ocean, take a 2 hour morning walk and listen to a couple of sermon podcasts while I walked.

I will post some pictures, as well as links, when I get home to Minnesota tomorrow.