I doubt he’s talking about Lionel Richie.
David Blaine told The National Ledger that his inspiration for his upcoming special, “David Blaine: Dive of Death,” was inspired by turn-of-the-century ceiling dancers, who would dance on a ceiling ages ago.
His intense training for living upside-down has consisted of building up his endurance by developing a resistance to it. By Sept. 16, he had done about 60 cumulative hours of upside-down training.
“What was even more interesting to me is how your whole perspective on the world changes when you’re upside down. You kind of feel giddy in a weird way.”
In the article, Blaine confirms something that we’ve known for a while: He’ll be doing more street magic in an attempt to get back to his “roots.”
“It’s a show filled with magic — more magic than I’ve put on any show in 10 years. I’m really proud of it.”
Back to the training: The first few days were chronicled in this London Telegraph story, which has been mentioned on quite a few magic sites and forums. My only frustration with this story is that the Telegraph didn’t give the reporter a byline.
That is a tragedy, because it’s one of the most descriptive, brilliant, compelling pieces of journalism on Blaine, or anyone, I’ve seen in a while. Take the time to read it, and post what you think the hidden anagrams are.