2013 saw me reviving my online original magicians’ illusions, props and supplies web-site: http://merryminstrelmajick.weeebly.com.
A Quick History Lesson
Merry Minstrel Majick was originally a mail-order (before e-mail!!) magicians' supplies business which grew by leaps and bounds to include an actual physical retail store out of my home. I manufactured, demonstrated, marketed and sold in my shop, illusions large and small to hobbyists, pros, young and old alike. I usually carried the latest smaller illusions that David Copperfield did on his special the night before, plus I had the luxury of demonstrating the effects on my television show! (It lasted 9 years! The shop in that incarnation, based in Winnipeg, Canada, lasted 5 years) I advertised in Magicians' trade magazines, and sold to magicians world wide, including Africa and Italy! I had the best magic suppliers, including Robbins, Hank Lee, Mak, Klamm, Camirand Academy, and many more. I also had some great magic-minds creating some amazing effects, which I still sell, including Ray Starr's "Calcutta".After relocating to Vancouver, Canada, in 1994, I re-established myself in several fields of endeavor, including magic. Eventually Merry Minstrel Majick, the retail-store, was reborn and established at Westminster Quay Public Market in New Westminster, B.C., Canada.
After taking more than ten years off from magic to earn three doctoral titles, and to write three books related to one of my careers, (I'm also a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Alternative Wellness Practitioner, Doctor of Metaphysics, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Theocentric Psychology!) I've released several new original music compilations! (“Deluxe” CD, “Magic Mike Likey-Live” and “Magic Mike Likey Live-Too” CD’s) 2013 was also the beginning of my brand-new BlogTalk Radio and Spreaker Radio podcasts, “Magic Mike Likey’s Castle Mysteries”: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/magicmikelikey and
http://www.spreaker.com/user/magicmikelikey and of course, the brand-new web-site http://magicmikelikeyscastlemysteries.weebly.com I HAD to start a Magic Mike Likey Facebook page: ttps://www.facebook.com/magic.mike.likey and Twitter account: https://twitter.com/magicmikelikey plus, of course, a Merry Minstrel Majick Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Merry-Minstrel-Majick/596823847045203You might want to check out my “Magic Mike Likey Universe” page which ties everything together in one place: http://magicmikelikeyuniverse.weebly.com/ and my original Magic Mike Likey main site: http://magicmikelikey.weebly.com/So you see how returning to the world of magic was, for me, not just a simple matter of re-learning my old illusions, and learning some new ones; it's become a labor of love; a passion which grows and grows again. It's coming full-circle to where I left off years ago, but better, because I've grown and developed in many ways. Performing and sharing magic is not just about me, but it's another way to give of myself , give back to others, the community, and increase the quality of your lives! I want to thank-you, as well, for keeping my music in the Top 10 on Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/michaellikeyYou’re the reason why I share my magic and music, and I’m thankful for all of you!
As we move into 2014 and beyond, again, I thank-you all for your support, with eager anticipation of my new webcast coming in January, “Magic Mike Likey’s Castle Mysteries” on You Tube! I promise to bring you only the best in fun and camp, retro musings, doings, and black and white serials from the ‘40’s and ‘50’s! Of courses, your favorite castle inhabitants will be there, “Winnie the Bat” with his “Joke of the Week”, “Harvey the Haunted Phone”, (among many others) as well as the infamous “Bat Release”! But of course, you’ll have to join me then to find out what I’m talking about!
I promise to evolve and to continue the same quality and originality of magic in my online "Merry Minstrel Majick" shop, as well.
Please tell your friends about me, share my web-links and my online show, and most of all, have a happy, prosperous, and healthy holiday season and new year. I’ll look forward to seeing you in the New Year!Here's to a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!
Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again,
Magic Mike Likey
In the '80's and '90's I hosted and produced in Winnipeg, Canada, the longest-running television show about magic, "Magic Mike's Castle". The show ended after nine years. Today, the "Magic Mike Likey Universe" continues on BlogTalk Radio, with "Magic Mike's Castle" and on Speaker Radio!